• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2004
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 65
    There's barely anything that's new and even the online addition barely makes this aging game look any better.
  2. Hardcore Godzilla fans will appreciate seeing the decent renderings of some of their favorite monsters here, but they're unlikely to be terribly impressed by the action itself.
  3. A monstrous letdown. [Dec 2004, p.165]
  4. 60
    Outside of diehard Godzilla fans, no one really needs to bother with Save the Earth in the first place.
  5. 70
    If it had been afforded a little more finesse (especially regarding the Challenges) and a little more authentic Godzilla flavor, it'd be even sweeter.
  6. 40
    A decent party game with a great cast of cheesy giant monsters, but it’s just not scaly or radioactive enough to command much respect.
  7. There's nothing truly groundbreaking (apart from Godzilla's feet) and there's plenty of room for improvement, but also very little to complain about and the astonishing level of destruction will most likely have you grinning like an imbecile throughout.
  8. The fighting manages to feel nimble while still providing a sense of awesome scale, which had to be an extremely hard balance to strike. [Nov 2004, p.60]
  9. Gamers weaned on faster smackdowns and who aren't turned on by the idea of a showdown between Megalon and Destoroyah should proceed with caution. [Holiday 2004, p.106]
  10. The animation should be motion-captured goodness in order to show the bloke-in-suit feel of the Toho flicks. It could be quite amusing. It's not amusing. It's tragic.
  11. A sloppy fighting game that may be good for a few laughs and nothing more.
  12. A ton of fun...There's a lot of appeal to the city-stomping combat here. [Jan 2005, p.73]
  13. Don't bother renting or buying this game if you're only mildly interested in the Godzilla concept, felt the previous game sucked, or consider yourself a fighting game snob. The best thing about Godzilla: Save The Earth is that Godzilla is in it.
  14. It is a marked improvement to the formula, but gamers turned off by the slow pace or average execution are encouraged to look elsewhere.
  15. If you take it at face value and realise that it is a simple game that provides an element of fun especially in 2-player mode you wont be disappointed.
  16. Houses shake and crumble but certainly not in a convincing manor. The area is scattered with objects that can be picked up but when you take a look around, the buildings and other objects you really want to throw, simply refuse to budge.
  17. 60
    This sequel boasts larger battle arenas, including a surprisingly convincing New York City.
  18. For those concerned with the legitimacy of the game, Godzilla: StE has the full backing of Toho behind it. This means that all of your beloved monster calls are authentic and have been simulated to the best of Pipeworks' ability.
  19. I don't think I've ever been more bored when playing a game. Punch, kick, throw into wall, throw into wall, punch, throw into wall, “Godzilla 2000 wins!”, next round...ad infinitum.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. MikeP.
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    This game kicks @$$ I love it. I played melee and was impressed but Save the Earth bring the game to a whole nother level excellent if the This game kicks @$$ I love it. I played melee and was impressed but Save the Earth bring the game to a whole nother level excellent if the rating we 20 I would give it a 20! Full Review »
  2. DavidB.
    Nov 5, 2004
    9
    Very good game overall. Great online play. Great party game. Great FX.
  3. StephenG.
    Jul 30, 2004
    10
    Looks good have the first one great and the one on gba this game is going to be one of the best alngo side mgs3.