Godzilla: King of the Monsters! is a 2016 video game based on the Japanese monster/kaiju Godzilla franchise by Toho. It was released on November 3rd, 2016 in the United States and Japan, and on November 10th, 2016 in Europe.
In Story Mode, you play as Godzilla (you can choose which incarnation you play as) and destroy cities around the world, such as Tokyo, Osaka, San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London, and many more. The goal of each level is to destroy all buildings, absorb all radiation from each of the power plants in each city, and defeat the enemy in the area (if one does appear). As you destroy buildings, fight monsters, and absorb radiation, you earn experience points that you can use to unlock upgrades that make Godzilla's abilities stronger, and unlock new abilities in "Evolution Mode". You also unlock monsters by defeating them in Story Mode, and can unlock environments by completely destroying every building in the area. The military will also attack you depending on how much destruction you cause.
Military Disaster Levels
Level 1: When the game starts, the first attempt to stop you will be the standard tanks, jets, and helicopters. These weapons can be easily destroyed.
Level 2: When the disaster level is raised to two, maser cannons (along with more tanks, jets, and helicopters) will be sent to stop you.
Level 3: When the disaster level is raised to three, the Super X will be sent to stop you. If you reach level three again, the Super X II will be sent. If you reach level three another time, the Super X III will be sent.
Level 4: When the disaster level is raised to four, the Heisei MechaGodzilla or MOGUERA will be sent to stop you.
Level 5: When the disaster level is raised to five, Kiryu will be sent to stop you.
This mode is very similar to Story Mode, however, this mode allows you to play as any monster in the game, and there is no story; just destroys cities, fight the military, and battle monsters that spawn randomly. You can gain experience points from this mode as well, allowing you to evolve any monster in the game.
This mode allows you to play a single battle against the computer or another person, both online and locally as any monster in the game.
In the online mode, you can choose between three servers: "Beginner", which is for anyone who is new to playing the game, "Medium", which is for anyone who isn't new but isn't extremely experianced ether, and "Expert", which is for anyone who is extremely experienced at the game.
Evolution Mode allows you to unlock upgrades for any monster in the game. Available upgrades include making your normal attacks stronger, decreasing the time it takes for your energy bar to regenerate, and giving your monsters new abilities.
Irradiated by a nuclear bomb test in 1954, Godzilla is a giant monster that has been terrorizing cities since 1954. He has amazing abilities, such as the power to fire a radioactive energy beam out of his mouth, and a regeneration ability. He is also super strong, as neither the military or other kaiju can defeat him. Godzilla is highly regarded as King of the Monsters.
Anguirus, like Godzilla, is an irradiated dinosaur from the prehistoric era. Anguirus was Godzilla's first ever monster opponent, but over the years, Anguirus became one of Godzilla's greatest allies. He is mostly a tooth and claw fighter. He also has spikes on his back that he can use to attack his enemies.
2004 (Available at Start), 1955 (Unlockable), Trendmasters (DLC)
Rodan is an irrdiated prehistoric flying reptile. Rodan has been an enemy of Godzilla multiple times, but he has also been an ally. Rodan can create powerful winds by flapping his wings. He can also fire a uranium beam if given a huge intake of power.
1964 (Available at Start), 2004 (Available at Start), 1956 (Unlockable), 1968 (Unlockable), Fire Rodan (Unlockable), Trendmasters (DLC)
Mothra is a giant divine moth. Mothra has been an enemy of Godzilla multiple times, but she has also been an ally of him on a couple of occasions. Mothra can fire lightning from her wings, fire a beam from her antenna, release power that prevents a monster from attacking her with their beam attack, and create powerful winds with her wings.
2003 (Available at Start), 1964 (Unlockable), 2001 (Unlockable), 1961 (DLC), Mothra Leo (DLC), Rainbow Mothra (DLC), Aqua Mothra (DLC), Eternal Mothra (DLC), Trendmasters (DLC), NES (DLC)
King Ghidorah is an extraterrestrial three-headed dragon from outer space. King Ghidorah is often regarded as Godzilla's arch enemy, as he has faced him more then any other foe. King Ghidorah is capable of firing gravity beams from his three heads and creating powerful winds with his wings.
Baragon is a giant subterranean reptile that burrowed underground to survive the extinction of the dinosaurs. Baragon is usually one of Godzilla's allies, as he helped him defeat other monsters on occasion. He is capable of breathing fire and burrowing underground.
1965 (Unlockable), Trendmasters (DLC)
Varan is an ancient reptilian creature known as a Varanopode. It lived from the Triassic to the Cretaceous peroid. He escaped the extinction and lived for millions of years at the bottom of a lake in the Japanese countryside. He has since reawakened to wreak havoc on Japan. Varan's only special ability is to glide. He does also have a row of spikes on his back, which he can use to penatrate the hides of enemy monsters.
Trendmasters (DLC), NES (DLC)
Gorosaurus is a large dinosaur that is a decedent from Allosaurus. It survived the extinction event and lived in peace for several million years. It was first discovered by mankind in 1967, and Gorosaurus has since been another threat to Japan. Gorosaurus' only special ability is to kick like a kangaroo. His jaws also have an extremely powerful bite force.
Hedorah is an extraterrestrial life form that feeds on pollution and trash. Anything that breathes Hedorah's toxic gas will be killed. Hedorah can also fire a beam from the corner of it's eye. Hedorah is extremely weak to beam attacks, and does not take much damage from melee attacks.
2004 (Unlockable), Neo (DLC), NES (DLC)
Gigan is an extraterrestrial cybernetic dinosaur. He has the ability to fire lasers from his eye. He also has two hook hands and a buzzsaw on his chest that can leave a nasty wound, as it can cut through almost any monsters thick hide.
2004/Modified (Unlockable), Trendmasters (DLC)
Megalon is an ancient beetle god, and the guardian of an underground civilazation called the Seatopia. Megalon can fire a beam of electricity from his horn, shot smoke bombs from his mouth, and he can use his drill hands to pierce the hides of enemy monsters. He can also use his drill hands to burrow underground.
Jet Jaguar is a giant robot created by scientist Goro Ibuki. Jet Jaguar is the only mecha to be an ally of Godzilla, rather then trying to destroy him. Jet Jaguar's only special ability is the ability to change back and forth from human size to kaiju size.
Regular Jet Jaguar
Medical (DLC), Firefighter (DLC)
MechaGodzilla is a mechanical version of Godzilla created by extraterrestrials to destroy Godzilla in 1974. It has the ability to fly, fire missiles from it's hands and feet, fire lasers from it's eyes, fire a beam from it's chest, and create a force field that can block a monsters beam attack by spinning it's head.
The second version of MechaGodzilla, created in 1993 by the UNGCC, was also created to destroy Godzilla. This MechaGodzilla has the ability to fly, fire a beam from it's mouth, fire lasers from it's eyes, fire a beam from it's chest, fire paralyzer missiles from it's shoulders, and fire shock anchors from it's arms and can shock a monster. It can also combine with a flying weapon called the Garuda and become Super MechaGodzilla.
Super MechaGodzilla (Unlockable), Trendmasters (DLC), Poster Version (DLC)
The third version of MechaGodzilla (called Kiryu) was created by the Anti-Megalosaurus Force in 2002 to defeat Godzilla. It was built from the skeleton of the original Godzilla from 1954 that was killed by the Oxygen Destroyer. Kiryu has the ability to fly, fire a maser cannon from it's mouth, two thrusters, which allow's Kiryu to quickly charge at an opponent, the ability to change his right arm into a drill, and the absolute zero cannon, which can freeze anything it hits. If you play as the 2003 Kiryu, however, the absolute zero cannon is replaced with another maser cannon.
2002 (Unlockable), EVA Unit-01 Skin (DLC)
King Caesar is an ancient god and the guardian of the Azumi family. King Caesar's only special ability is to reflect a monsters beam back at them by absorbing the beam in one eye, and firing it from the other.
Titanosaurus is an aquatic dinosaur that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. He was first discovered by Dr. Shinzo Mafune, who worked with the aliens that built the first MechaGodzilla. The aliens were able to control Titanosaurus, but Titanosaurus (and MechaGodzilla) were both defeated by Godzilla. Titanosaurus' only special ability is to use his tail to create hurricane winds.
Biollante is a giant plant was created by Dr. Genshiro Shiragami by combinding the cells of Godzilla and a rose. She has the ability to spit radioactive corrosive sap at her opponents. She can also use her long vines to grapple and suffocate other monsters, and can also transform into a cloud of spores when she is severely wounded and move through the air. Because of this, Biollante cannot be completely destroyed.
Trendmasters (DLC), Poster Version (DLC)
Battra is another divine Moth, but, unlike Mothra, seeks to destroy mankind. Battra sees humanity as a blight on the Earth that must be destroyed if the planet is to survive. He has the ability to fire energy beams from his eyes.
SpaceGodzilla is an extraterrestrial Godzilla clone created when Godzilla cells got into space (it is unknown how they got their, however). He is one of the most powerful and malice monsters that Godzilla has fought. SpaceGodzilla has the ability to fire a corona beam from his mouth, create a shield that he can use to deflect enemy monster projectiles and beams, create crystals which make him stronger, and he has telekenesis, which he can use to move and levitate objects.
Trendmasters (DLC), Poster Version (DLC)
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is the second mecha created by the UNGCC to destroy Godzilla (the first being the second version of MechaGodzilla). M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was originally created to destroy Godzilla, however, when SpaceGodzilla, a more malice monster, threatened Earth, M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s mission became to destroy SpaceGodzilla. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was destroyed when teaming up with Godzilla to defeat SpaceGodzilla, but has since been rebuilt by the UNGCC. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. has the ability to fire lasers from it's eyes and chest, fire missiles from it's arms, drill through an opponents tough hide using a drill on it's nose, and split into two seperate vehicles: Star Falcon and Land M.O.G.U.E.R.A..
Destoroyah is a giant prehistoric crustacean that was mutated by micro-oxygen. He originated as a colony of microscopic crustaceans, but was disturbed by an underwater mining operation. The crustaceans then moved to the surface and began feeding on organic life, gradually combining with each other into larger and more deadly forms. He has the ability fly and fire a micro-oxygen beam from his mouth.
Godzilla Junior is the adoptive son of Godzilla. He hatched from a Godzillasaurus egg on Adonoa Island. He was kept by the UNGCC to learn more about it and Godzilla when he was a hatchling. After Godzilla's battle with the UNGCC's MechaGodzilla, Godzilla adopted him. Godzilla Junior possess most of Godzilla's powers, such as his radioactive energy beam, regeneration, and incredible physical strength.
Regular Godzilla Junior
Orga is the result of an extraterrestrial race called the Millennians forming together and the cells of Godzilla. Orga was going to try and become Godzilla by swallowing him, since Godzilla's healing factor would allow Orga to become unstopable, but Godzilla temporarly destroyed him by using his atomic breath to destroy Orga while he was trying to swallow Godzilla. Orga has since regenerated and still seeks to destroy Godzilla. Orga has the ability to fire an energy beam out of a shoulder cannon on his left side, can regenerate (due to possessing Godzilla's healing factor), and is able to detach his lower jaw to make his mouth about the height of his body in a way similar to a snake and put things in his mouth. When objects are in his mouth, he absorbs DNA from them.
Megaguirus is a giant Meganula queen mutated by Godzilla's cells. She was created when a black hole weapon that would send Godzilla into another dimension allowed a Meganula from the Carboniferous era to arrive on present day Earth and lay an egg. The egg hatched into dozens of Meganulons. After the Meganulons molted into Meganulas, the swarm attacked Godzilla and absorbed some of his energy, then transferred it into their queen. Godzilla's energy mutated her and she became Megaguirus. Megaguirus is a very agile kaiju, as she can fly very fast, allowing her to attack her opponents by surprise. Her wings can also cut through steel and concrete, and can also short out nearby electrical equipment. Her most powerful attack is to use a stinger on the end of her abdomen to pierce through an enemies hide and absorb their energy. She can then fire a large fireball from her wings.
Monster X is an extraterrestrial kaiju controlled by the Xilien aliens. He came from an asteroid called Gorath, but beyond that, his origins are unknown. Monster X's abilities include firing gravity beams from his eyes, levitation, rapid melee attacks, impressive agility, and transforming into a more powerful monster: Keizer Ghidorah. In his Keizer Ghidorah form, he has the ability to fire gravity beams from his mouths, which he can also use to pick up and throw objects. He can also drian energy from monsters through his bite.
Keizer Ghidorah (Unlockable)
Zilla is an irradiated marine iguana that was mutated by a nuclear bomb test in 1968. It attacked New York City in 1998, and was mistaken by the Americans to be Godzilla. However, it was confirmed by the Japanese government that it was another creature. Zilla's abilities include extreme agility, burrowing underground, and firing a power breath, which is strong flammable winds of gas which he can ignite to form a wall or blast of flames.
1998 (DLC), Zilla Jr. (DLC)
King Kong is a giant ape from Farou Island who is worshiped by the local natives as a god. King Kong has immense physical strength. He is also resistant to electric currents, and instead, feeds on their power in order to revitalize or awaken him from a state of unconsciousness. He can also use those same electrical currents to allow him to release surges of electricity from his hands.
Gaira is one of the two guargantuas, the other being Sanda. Gaira is the result of Frakenstein's monsters' flesh being broken off and being left underwater. Over time, the flesh regenerated into Gaira, and became very bitter and violent due to existing in a dark and dangerous underwater environment. Gaira is a powerful physical fighter. He also has a healing factor which allows him to regenerate severed limbs or wounds, similar to Godzilla.
$2.99 (if you buy both Gaira and Sanda together, it costs $3.99)
Sanda is one of the two gargantuas, the other being Gaira. Sanda is the result of some of Frankenstein's monsters' flesh breaking off in the mountains of Japan. Over time, this severed flesh grew into Sanda, who was discovered by scientists. As a child, Sanda was raised in a research facility. Eventually, Sanda escaped and returned to the mountains. Due to his upbringing, Sanda became a gentle and kind creature who had a positive view of human beings. Like Gaira, Sanda is a powerful physical fighter, and also has a healing factor.
$2.99 (if you buy both Sanda and Gaira together, it costs $3.99)
All monsters (except for the default incarnation of Godzilla) are unlocked by purchasing them in Evolution Mode. Every monster and incarnation costs one of the cells of that monster, which you earn by defeating that monster in story mode. For example, if you have one Godzilla cell, you can chose between any of the other incarnations of Godzilla (1954, 2000, 2016, etc.).
Enviornments are unlocked when you completely destroy everything. For example, in order to unlock Tokyo, you have to destroy every building and structure in the city.
Story Mode, Evolution Mode, and Online Versus Mode are unlocked at the start of the game. Local Versus Mode is unlocked when you have unlocked at least two other monsters (Godzilla 1993 is available at the start of the game). Free-Roam is unlocked after you have completed Story Mode.
There are certain characters and stages that, due to not being able to get them done before the game's release, are DLC. Unlike the rest of the content, DLC content costs money. It costs $2.99 for each DLC monster (e.g. Zilla, King Kong, etc.), $3.99 for each DLC stage (e.g. Planet X, World Children's Land, etc.), and $1.99 for each DLC incarnation of a monster (e.g. Burning Godzilla, King Ghidorah 1998, etc.). Most of the time (but not all of the time), DLC consists of monsters that aren't in the Godzilla universe, but are owned by Toho.