Godzilla is a video game published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by Natsume for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 featuring the Japanese monster Godzilla franchise by Toho. The Western PS4 version is an upgraded Japanese release known as Godzilla VS, which contains extra monsters and features.
Godzilla was initially released on 18 December, 2014 in Japan exclusively for PlayStation 3. It was released on 14 July, 2015 in North America and on 17 July, 2015 in Europe.
There are different playable modes in Godzilla. God of Destruction is the default campaign mode, which takes Godzilla over different stages against Tokyo and other different regions included in the movies. As you take control of Godzilla, you will step across over cityscapes, blowing up tanks, crushing buildings, and destroying helicopters out of the sky. Your main objective in all stages is to destroy all the power generators, and sometimes fight against kaiju, while destroying everything in the way to collect G-Energy, increasing your power and size.
The rest of the modes feature a similar gameplay. If you want to play as other monsters, select the Invade option in the God of Destruction mode, it will allow you to choose another unlocked monster. There’s also an option to defend, in which you fight against kaiju and try to keep the overall destruction at a minimum level.
Godzilla’s gameplay trailer displays Godzilla fighting against the three-headed monster called King Ghidora and Mothra. There’s also a monster which looks like a giant worm. The trailer shows various destructive powers of Godzilla and other monsters. Highlighting Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Ghidorah, and more, the trailer shows the monsters crushing building, destroying helicopters, and creating a lot of mayhem.
Godzilla is a shockingly enjoyable game, in the same way as the film. However, that fun lasts only for about forty to fifty minutes before the weird controls, unnecessary destruction, and repetitive options become very hard to handle.
It takes about four buttons to really move Godzilla, as you need to use the left analog stick to move, the right analog stick to adjust direction, and the bumper buttons to turn the monster. These controls make Godzilla very slow. Also in the gameplay, other monsters are moving so slow that it takes a lot time to even start the fight, and when it does, it only causes disappointment.
There are a few reasonable game modes, but every one of those modes include doing things which are similar to the main mode, and then to play as other monsters, you need to play the similar mode to unlock them, which according to players, is not really worth it.
There are a lot of monsters in Godzilla game. However, they appear in different stages of the game. Hedorah, Mothra Larva, Battra Larva, Jet Jaguar, and MechaGodzilla appear in the first two stages. MechaGodzilla 2, Mothra, Gigan, Adult Battra, Anguirus, and Adult Rodan appear in the third and fourth stages. Godzilla, Biollante, King Ghidorah, Destoroyah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, and SpaceGodzilla and appear in the fifth stage. And finally Godzilla 2014, Kiryu, Burning Godzilla, and Super MechaGodzilla appear in the final stage.