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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.
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. Every stage looks utterly fantastic, with detailed architecture filling every corner of the screen... [and] the controls are simple enough to keep the action intense. [Feb 2003, p.62]
  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
    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.
  5. The multiplayer is worryingly addictive too. Rounds last anything from minutes to hours depending on the quality of the players involved, and things can get very strategic.
  6. To make things worse, War of the Monsters has probably some of the cheapest enemy A.I. I've seen in some time.
  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: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. ChrisM.
    Dec 18, 2002
    10
    Awesome Game! Don't believe Anonymous!
  2. TomK.
    Aug 4, 2006
    10
    This game frekin rocks raptos is so cool really interactive speacial attacks are awsome u get two speacials how cool is that do an upercut with togera u know the dino monster will go flying really go for it. for me this game is never boring. 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. JimmyN.
    Jan 3, 2004
    10
    Great game, good stuff good stuff, Togera and Preytor are awesome, and it's good stuff good stuff.
  6. matrix1004
    Nov 29, 2007
    9
    I award this the most underrated (or under the radar) game on the PS2. I've owned it for a few years now and every time I put it in I am amazed at how good it is. One of the very few games that I've bothered beating multiple times with every character, 1. to get all the alternate costumes, and 2. because it is so much fun. Expand
  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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