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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. 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: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. KyleA.
    Dec 22, 2002
    10
    EXCELLENT!!! EXCELLENT!!! BRILLIANT!!! Go monsters, Go monsters, Go monsters...
  2. JeromeS.
    Dec 14, 2002
    10
    This game rules!!!
  3. Apr 5, 2015
    10
    Simply the best monster fighting game with destructible environments. Many imitations were released, including several with Godzilla branding,Simply the best monster fighting game with destructible environments. Many imitations were released, including several with Godzilla branding, but nothing ever came close to the magic of War of the Monsters. You have had the rest now try the best. WOULD BUY HD REBOOT. Expand
  4. UltraVee
    Jan 15, 2003
    10
    So far i've been playing this game 6 hours straight...phenoeinal game! ... i do agree with what ign said above, but all in all this is soSo far i've been playing this game 6 hours straight...phenoeinal game! ... i do agree with what ign said above, but all in all this is so far my favorite game of this year! and also gamespot gives the most unfair ratings on all there games reviewed... what will it take for them to give a good & fair rating... a computer animated figure to jump out of the screen to give them a .... :o ---: Expand
  5. DogLover
    Jun 11, 2003
    10
    War of the Monsters is one of the best games ever! Its amazingly good fighting scenes and wonderful characters are so three d and just War of the Monsters is one of the best games ever! Its amazingly good fighting scenes and wonderful characters are so three d and just amazing. the adventure is so fun. I also like how you can squish people and climb and throw stuff andthere are so many different monsters and costumes.I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!! Expand
  6. MichaelT.
    Sep 13, 2004
    10
    One of the best games ever! I strongly recommend Raptros.
  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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