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  • Summary: The most surprising game at 2002's E3 finds you as a giant beast on a rampage of destruction through various cities while beating the pulp out of other mythical creatures along the way.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. The battles themselves are chaotically free-for-all, allowing up to four monsters to grapple hand-to-hand and even rip up handy lampposts, buildings, and cars to bludgeon enemies.
  2. 90
    A deliciously cheesy romp into the giant monster genre.
  3. 89
    If Incog could double the monster count, toss in four-player and online play, and add a couple more stages we could see the beginnings of the greatest party game ever made.
  4. 80
    Only two humans can play War at once and fight up to two CPU opponents. This is a distressing flaw—especially considering how repetitive the single-player adventure mode gets after a while.
  5. 80
    Fans of classic horror and science fiction will enjoy it more than most, but the emphasis on action will win over gamers whose tastes are in tune with competitive games like "Twisted Metal" and lighter fighting game fare.
  6. In any full 3D combat game, targeting can sometimes be a difficulty, and in War of the Monsters, that manifests as an irritating inability to switch cleanly between targets.
  7. Fights soon degenerate into a short-range melee where you slug it out with blows and the occasional throw move. There is no balance, and button-bashers will feel right at home as you soon realise there is little room for tactics or skill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. GregC.
    Dec 16, 2002
    10
    I have played a demo of it, which came in the last issue of OPM along with a full feature story and the above review. This game is amazing!! I have played a demo of it, which came in the last issue of OPM along with a full feature story and the above review. This game is amazing!! Think Rampage on steroids. What is really fun so far is the 2 player part of the game...which I have spent numerous hours playing on the demo. Watch out for this one everybody this is going to be a MUST HAVE GAME!! Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2016
    10
    War of the monster is best ps2 game, It has 10 playable monsters and 3 unplayabe monsters like goliath-prime, a mega robot who fight forWar of the monster is best ps2 game, It has 10 playable monsters and 3 unplayabe monsters like goliath-prime, a mega robot who fight for humans, vegon a plant boss monster, and cerebulon, the game's villain, get war of the monsters for ps2. Expand
  3. SilentA.
    Jan 11, 2003
    10
    One of the most fun games I've ever played. I'm picking this one up for sure!
  4. TullK.
    May 8, 2003
    10
    This game friggin ROCKS!!
  5. MichaelT.
    Sep 13, 2004
    10
    One of the best games ever! I strongly recommend Raptros.
  6. Feb 15, 2016
    9
    I think this is a great ps2 game, now on ps4
    its a great fighting game with monsters which is cool because you are huge compared to
    I think this is a great ps2 game, now on ps4
    its a great fighting game with monsters which is cool because you are huge compared to everything else and i never experienced that until now. Because you are so large you can shoot your opponent but you can also shoot down helicopters that are flying around which is a great touch. another great thing about this game is that you can use cars for weapons to throw which is funny. the only issue i have is the split screen
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  7. FightMania
    Apr 30, 2005
    0
    The split screen, is very disorienting... wierd behaving shadows... seems fighting not very satisfing... more of a ranged combat game.

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Awards & Rankings

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#29 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#7 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003