Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
Buy On
  1. War of the Monsters will appeal to anyone with an appreciation for the source material, but aside from its graphics, the game doesn't quite live up to its potential.
  2. While its unlockable content may not always seem worth the effort, and its innovative multiplayer features are less than they could have been, it's just plain fun to control a six-story-tall gorilla as it ravages a modern metropolis.
  3. Suffers from a developmental imbalance between the excellent mechanics and the actual gameplay. The best example of this is illustrated by the difference between the superb two-player and the grating single player experiences.
  4. Play Magazine
    70
    Weighs in on the hard side mainly because of its balance and control issues, rather than its AI. [Mar 2003, p.65]
  5. Weekly Famitsu
    68
    7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - 27 [Vol 798; 2 Apr 2004]
  6. I am simply amazed at how cowardly these creatures become when close to death.
  7. The single player game doesn’t last all that long unfortunately, and some camera issues can definitely become an annoyance, but the game is still fun for a while.
  8. Game Informer
    60
    The root of the problem is gameplay balance and enemy AI. [Feb 2003, p.96]
  9. Any country that regularly throws machine-recovered meat down their throats while sucking on a drink that tastes like it should be pumped down the gullets of burns victims can’t have their tastes taken too seriously.

Awards & Rankings

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#28 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
7
#7 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 68
  2. Negative: 4 out of 68
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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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  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. Full Review »