Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee Xbox

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. One of the best party games released on the Xbox yet. If you’ve been looking for a fun fighting game to play with some friends, or even alone, this is one to get.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    It's not just the best Godzilla game ever, it's just a great game, period.
  3. Each environment is fully (and gloriously) destructible and more "alive" than ever. The graphics are fantastic! Equally so for the animations.
  4. One of the most enjoyable multiplayer games on Xbox, and is probably the best arena-party fighting game on the system.
  5. 85
    Not only does it absolutely trounce any of the previous Godzilla games, it's also one of the best multiplayer party games available on the Xbox.
  6. Watching the beautifully rendered Godzilla lurch around the screen at your every command is a wonderful experience and the game plays as if the staff were all huge fans of all-night Godzilla-thons.
  7. 80
    Some may be put off by the somewhat sluggish controls, which make you feel as if you’re actually manipulating a towering behemoth, but the rumble adds a nice effect whenever you’re struck or take a nasty spill.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    Combat in G:DAMM is both slow and simple when compared to smooth, combo-heavy fighters like "Tekken" or "Street Fighter." Giant monsters can't be bothered with fancy combos, juggles, reversals, or counters. [May 2003, p.80]
  9. Game Informer
    Like the movies, this game incarnation doesn't try to excel at anything except making its monsters attractively cheesy and the gameplay decently exciting. [June 2003, p.113]
  10. When buildings light up—Big Ben, say—you can let your opponents know what time it is by picking up the structure and hurling it at them.
  11. GMR Magazine
    Better graphics and more modes equals better value. [May 2003, p.71]
  12. This could be a good party game, but it shoots itself in the foot by only giving you a handful of arenas and four monsters to start with. Unfortunately, going through the monotonous Adventure Mode several times to unlock enough stages and monsters for a good variety is a daunting prospect.
  13. 69
    The visuals alone haven't received the facelift they should have. Skyscrapers and other assorted buildings are still boxy and flat, hi-res textures aren't applied to the proper effect, and the creatures themselves lack distinctive bump-mapping and polish.
  14. Quite shallow, and while it could easily tide over Godzilla fans for a while, it ultimately relies on the strength of its license to compensate for its weakness as a game.
  15. By far the best Godzilla game to date. It will, however, become quite a boring game after a short while, especially in the single-player modes.
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    If, like Milkman, you want the genuine Godzilla in a fighter, give DAMM a shot. If you'd rather have genuine fighting, stay far away. [May 2003, p.132]
  17. The graphics aren’t up to par for the Xbox, lets face it this is a port from the Gamecube . The monsters look just like their big screens brothers, but at times seem boxy where there should be curves.
  18. Despite the change in systems, the graphics still aren't great. The monsters look halfway decent (Godzilla 2000 looks the best), but are still weakly textured and suffer from mediocre animations.
  19. Xbox Nation Magazine
    This is so far from fun it might be made of an entirely new substance: antifun. [Apr/May 2003, p.92]
  20. The general feel of the game is a very slow and clunky fighter – a feature that ironically does suit the whole Godzilla setting quite well, but sadly does not work for the beat-'em-up genre. Perhaps the two were never meant to meet.

Awards & Rankings

#83 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. JohnS.
    May 22, 2006
    This game is Great!! I Love to play it with my brothers and neighbor.. Great for multiplayer games.
  2. StanK.
    Apr 11, 2005
    This game is awesome. Its not a twitch fighting game, you have to use your mind, and the things around you. Yea, its easy to learn, but its This game is awesome. Its not a twitch fighting game, you have to use your mind, and the things around you. Yea, its easy to learn, but its difficult to master. On top of that, you can play up to four players. Great party game! Full Review »
  3. ChrisS.
    Jul 16, 2004
    People who rate this lower than an 8 do not know how to rate by context.