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War of the Monsters

by Sony Entertainment
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) 80 / 100

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  • After humanity turned back an alien invasion, a strange green ooze leaked from crashed spaceships into the environment. From that ooze grew a set of gigantic monsters and now the biggest and strongest monsters are fighting each other. Humanity can only stand and watch in fear!
  • Choose to play as any of 10 different monsters, from the robotic Ultra V to Preytor, the tremendous praying mantis
  • Learn your combos and special moves and use them against the other monsters, as you demolish human cities
  • The victorious monsters will get to test themselves against massive, deadly bosses for even more chaos and destruction
  • Use the environment as a weapon -- hurl radio towers like javelins, or knock over buildings to bury your opponents

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00007KE6C
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: January 14, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,115 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Product Description

War of the Monsters puts you in control of a 100-feet-tall monstrosity capable of smashing buildings and pulverizing enemies in some of the most intense brawling action around. Clobber your opponent with steel girders and smash cars over their head. You'll brawl through massive urban environments vying for ultimate supremacy with 10 other monsters and armored robots.

Get ready to embody the soul of a 100-foot-tall monstrosity as you clash with opponents in thriving cities, run rampant through bustling streets, pulverize opponents with body slams, and fight off military defenses. War of the Monsters lets you relive your favorite monster movies with 10 different creatures engaging in all-out carnage. Ten fully interactive environments offer numerous weapons, including steel girders, radio antennas, moving vehicles, building rubble, army tanks, and more. Clobber opponents with thunderous uppercuts, hand-to-hand weapons, and destructive special attacks. Use huge hunks of debris as a shield, topple buildings onto your foes, or pick up and throw tanker trucks like toys. Take advantage of environmental attacks such as tidal waves and earthquakes to defeat your opponent and claim total domination. Skillfully scale towering buildings, wage war on rooftops, and bring them crashing down.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing fun!! January 20, 2003
By A Customer
It's like they took everything that I loved about the monster game genre (King Of The Monsters, Rampage), used it and improved it! So, yes you can feel the king of the monsters feel in it. But, it does it's own thing which is a lot bigger. The single player is very enjoyable and with solid A.I. and absolutely packed with features. You also have options of easy or normal, easy being challenging and normal being hard!. So far I've used Magmo and Ultra. You can really feel the differences. Magmo is super slow, but strong. He's just amazing to watch in action.
Ultra V will probably be everyones favorite. He's like using a transformer or samurai mech toy you had as a kid. Lazer eyes (Complete with the 'bzap bzap' sound effects), a plasma samurai sword and turbo boosters. Every monster I have seen so far is impressive. And, the intro is one of the best I have seen in a game in a long, long time.
The control system becomes 2nd nature within a few minutes of play and the camera is almost flawless. Playing the game with the mechs is an absolute blast. And it feels different then playing with the other monsters. It's hard to explian. Definitely, my favorite character is Ultra V. A Samurai Mech who knows Kung Fu, shoots lazers froms his eyes, has a grappling hookfor the classic 'Get Over Here' move', and a plasma sword. The sound effects of his jet boost are classic, and the metal impact his strikes and landings make are nothing short of spectacular. His Gundam voice has to be mentioned also. My friend has fallen in love with using Robo 47, the American Mech. A very cool robot if I do say so myself. Other cool ones are of course the lava monster, Magmo. Ultra powerful. The rock monster, Agamo who has the best voice in the game.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The game Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters wanted to be! December 9, 2002
War of the Monsters is fast, frenetic, and incredibly fun! Players take control of a 50's-style monster movie monster. There's a glowing plasma creature with one great eye, a Kong-style gorilla, a lava monster, a distinctly American-style gargantuan robot, a sleeker Japanese-style robot, a giant praying mantice, and more.
Unlike the slow, hulking, Toyo Studios-style monsters in Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters, the beasts in War of the Monsters are fast and manueverable. These guys can scale buildings and leap from tower-to-tower.
They also use weapons, and it is amazingly cool. You can pick up a girder and use it like a bat. You can pick up a radio tower and hurl--impaling your opponent. This is Super Smash Bros. with fangs!
The game has enough options to give it semi-respectable depth.
The biggest drawback to this game happens to be Godzilla's greatest strength--four-player competition. Godzilla has it, War of the Monsters does not. You either battle the computer or a friend--a single friend.
You can place bots on the battlefield, but four-player or online battles would have been a great plus.
That said, Incog (formerly Incognito--the Utah company that created Twisted Metal Black), the Sony studio that made War of the Monsters, has done a great job with War of the Monsters.
Incog is establishing itself as one of the few great studios. They proved they could do car wars way back in their Singletrac days--The folks at Incog met at Singletrac, where they did Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2.
Sony probably made a great choice, a quiet game like War of the Monsters might well get overlooked during the Christmas rush. They delayed the game for a early 2003 release, and hopefully people will try and appreciate this totally groovy game.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fun, Albeit Short, Ride January 28, 2003
A week ago, I bought War of the Monsters, and today I have just beat it. That is to say, I have unlocked every single character, skin, level, and minigame, as well as having beaten the game with every character in "Adventure" mode. I've had a great deal of fun playing it, but now it seems like there's very little else for me to do, except maybe play through all the difficulty levels or see how long I can last in endurance, although there's little to motivate me to do so.
Graphics 4/5: Very sharp, detailed character models and skins. The levels are equally detailed (and quite destructable). I really loved the fact that most of the skins weren't just "different colors" of the original monsters (each monster has 4 skins, 2 of which need to be unlocked via tokens earned in fights), but actually unique from one another for the most part.
Music/Sound 3/5: I really loved this soundtrack, reminded me a lot of the old 50s monster movies which I always a big fan of. The sound, on the other hand, gets fairly repititive, though that's a given in most fighting games. I played the games mostly on a mono TV, so I can't comment on the stereo sound, but I imagine it to be pretty sweet.
Gameplay 3/5: Gameplay is on the surface incredibly simple - 2 buttons to attack, 1 to throw, and 1 to jump - but is a bit more complex than that for those willing to experiment. When I first started to play, it was nothing but random button mashing, but then I realized that there were actually *combos* in the game. A lot of these combos are real simple, though there are a lot I havn't found yet. For example, the average simple combo is around 3 attacks, but I've gotten some as high as 9 hits, and there's the chance that there are even higher ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 20 days ago by thuong van huynh
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun between me and my brother
Hours of fun between me and my brother. The beast monster fighter/smash ever made. Desperately needs a crossover remake with pacific rim.
Published 1 month ago by J. Kiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by samuel lockaby
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed given the money I spent
Item was only a demo, not the real game. Very disappointed given the money I spent.
Published 3 months ago by alex
4.0 out of 5 stars Monsters of the Abyss, Reunite!
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Is awesome, You get your Robot, you grab the monkey by the horns & you toss it too, but the monkey has got byte. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Heriberto Colon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great old favorite still so fun.
Published 3 months ago by Zeathan Blakemore
5.0 out of 5 stars Need more of this type of, gem of a game.
One of my favorites of the "smashem-up" games. Bringing back the whole 1950's monster feel was a good change of pace, which there's not a lot of out there.
Published 5 months ago by Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
First off, this game is a classic.
Second, Props to the seller who delivered this game in near perfect condition. Even came with the original poster. Read more
Published 8 months ago by justin j pitts
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia value adds to overall quality
I wasted some weekends on this game in my youth so I purchased it for nostalgic value. It's fun to roam around as a classic movie monster and to destroy buildings and cities. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice :)
when i got it it was in perfect shape....the game works great! but when i opened the case the disk wasnt properly inside the case and was rattling around inside... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ryan Wagner
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