Conclusion: Unless you're, like, the biggest Godzilla fan ever, don't buy this game. If you're dying for a Godzilla game on the PS2, look for Godzilla: Save the Earth. I'm sure a used copy will be pretty cheap at this point. This one might be better for the Wii, but I really doubt that. There is a PS2 exclusive monster, but you really shouldn't care, because the game sucks.
Summary: Godzilla Unleashed is a slow, boring and easy 2D action game that fails miserably on every level. With its terrible controls and short story mode, this Godzilla game is only good for testing your Nintendo DS to make sure it still works. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Conclusion: We aren't sure why you'd try to inflict this disaster on multiple players, though that's an option. Rather than provide you with the feeling that you're a giant monster wrecking civilization and destroying monster adversaries, you feel as if you're a guy in a rubber suit, fighting against other dudes in suits, on a set full of cardboard cutouts and toy tanks.
Pros: Godzilla is in this game!.
Cons: Godzilla has never looked worse, Short, pointless campaign, Easily exploitable AI, Generally awful production.
Excerpt: Godzilla: Unleashed on the PS2 isn’t nearly as bad as Double Smash – but that doesn’t mean it’s good. If you’re a fan of Godzilla and have already played Save the Earth, don’t bother reading after this next sentence. Godzilla: Unleashed is the same game as Save the Earth, but it’s gotten much worse. The most noticeable thing is that this game looks like it came out on the PS2′s launch day. Even then it would be getting criticism for looking worse than the other titles.
Excerpt: I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for good ol’ Godzilla. While others laughed at the corny dubbing, I would watch intently, and as I grew older and learned how it all worked, I would watch the original Japanese films. Godzilla also forever made me love (to a certain degree) kaiju. I own a few volumes of Kaiju Big Battle, and I loved the scene in Arrested Development. What I don’t love is this game. It’s just not fun. At all.
Excerpt: OVERVIEW I entered into this game with visions of the old SNK game King of Monsters as a ruler by which any successful monster-on-monster game should be measured. Sure graphics have come a long way since the days of the Neo Geo, but for a fine example of Godzilla and other monsters duking it out in a city landscape, King of Monsters was fun and well balanced.
Summary: "Hra s názvem Godzilla: Unleashed je klasickou bojovkou. Nenechte se zmást, Godzila bude nyní na Vaší stranì. Bude spoleènì s Vámi bojovat prosti nejrùznìjším monstrùm, která pøicházejí z jiných svìtù, aby získali naši planetu. Hráè bude mít možnost ovlivòovat bitvy díky zásadním rozhodnutím, jež udìlá v dìji hry...