This game was awesome. Why was there never a War of the Monsters 2?

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  • PlatypusManifest

    2 years ago

    This game totally deserved a sequel. It was so much fun. I bought this game used on a class trip one year back when I had the PS3 that was enabled with backwards compatibility. Come home to only have my PS3 meltdown my first time trying to play it. Have a PS2 still, so...ya'know, woohoo.

  • ccolinn

    2 years ago

    Upvote a billion times! Loved this game! Unlocked all the characters.

    [edit] Just remembered the level (Tokyo I believe?) where you attack the UFO and it shoots its laser at the sea, causing a massive tsunami! So epic!

  • Mentally_Redditted

    2 years ago

    And now just imagine the sequel to this on the next gen consoles...

  • windsor42

    2 years ago

    Anybody else take hours trying to take down all of the buildings on the map?

  • raptroszx

    2 years ago

    My. Username. Is. Relevant!! Hooray!!!

    Edit: I absolutely loved this game. I remember playing the story mode over and over again to get enough credits to unlock everything, which I did. Everything except that Sweet Tooth skin, never was much of a twisted metal fan. Most of the time I didn't have people to play with, so my sister was the next best option, even though she wasn't all that good, we had fun regardless.

  • Greenlandys

    2 years ago

    Used to play this for hours with my sister, good times

  • Alorithin

    2 years ago

    Defunct(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incog_Inc.)

  • 20inchwhiskers

    2 years ago

    Ultra V was my MAN!

  • ChaChaBolek

    2 years ago

    That game was THE SHIT. I remember staying up all night with some friends playing it on numerous occasions. It had a fantastic multiplayer as well.

  • thegreatvortigaunt

    2 years ago

    Kinecticlops was THE shit, loved the lightning blast special. However, I remember this game had radio towers/spears that impaled the target and stunned them, until they pulled it out, which was bullshit.

  • Jamesfastboy

    2 years ago

    If you have a PS3, it is downloadable from the Playstation Network. I am about to do that now. Ahaha

  • Swerve21

    2 years ago

    I loved being the dragons they were the shit

  • lascar

    2 years ago

    used to remember playing the shit out of this game w/ my brother. we used to claim territories and play politics if we started attacking each other which eventually led to the the cities destruction very quickly.

    or we'd play catch with spears and boulders.

  • Scaredpork

    2 years ago

    War of the Monsters got the scale right for the "godzilla" thing that was going on in the early 2000's. You were not so tall that you could just step on and smash all the buildings, instead you actually had to climb around them like obstacles and use the rubble for weapons. Played this game to death with my brothers. Still have it sitting next to me in my classic games rack.

  • Jaycohen

    2 years ago

    I used to love King of the Monsters on Sega Genesis.

  • khanviction92

    2 years ago

    This game was awesome. I remember when I unlocked The Sweet Tooth skin for the rock guy. You had to have a Twisted Metal Black save on your memory card =D. Isomniac made this game too.

  • Black_Sex_Eagle

    2 years ago

    It's a shame Downhill Domination didn't get as much exposure. It was a really fun game. Unlocking Kinecticlops as a rider was a really neat treat as well.

  • HellsChosen

    2 years ago

    Two things I distinctly remember from this game. The first was throwing sharp towers and impaling my friends. The second was getting pissed off at the story line during the ant part where you had to block the little holes with rocks.

  • longjohnny

    2 years ago

    this game was phenomenal, I still remember all the short and long range specials

  • Ashphamy

    2 years ago

    I freaking loved this game. The Tsunami level was excellent. Or maybe i preferred the one where if you destroyed a certain building a giant crevass opened in the middle of the city. So much brutality

  • ragnarakk

    2 years ago

    because nobody recognised it x.x it was such a cool game

  • MrSuitMan

    2 years ago

    It's on PSN now. Totally get it.

  • DarkApostleMatt

    2 years ago

    played this with my little bro all the time when we were younger

  • HighBidder

    2 years ago

    Me and my friends would try and destroy everything possible.

  • Deadshot5

    2 years ago

    Damn, i had forgot about this game. Found this through a demo that came with a magazine, and instantly brought it after trying it out.

    I remember playing 1v1 with a friend on the earthquake map and we would just cooperate to destoy the city in order to trigger the earthquake. Good times!

  • AshTheGoblin

    2 years ago

    Because it was really underrated.

  • deathbycockolate

    2 years ago

    I just loved punching eachother off of buildings. And throwing eachother off of buildings. And into buildings. Ugh, so simple, so fun.

  • RulyMacaroni

    2 years ago

    absolutely loved this game

  • brucetwarzen

    2 years ago

    Oh i loved to catch spears and throw them back.... best beat em up ever

  • XJ_Tyler

    2 years ago

    This game WAS my childhood. Gah, good game. This, spyro, and crash bandicoot!

  • im-simba-bitch

    2 years ago

    throwing shit at the UFO to make the title wave come! i had that secret tactic against my friend!

  • flyingtomato45

    2 years ago

    I fucking loved this game

  • LucDawg

    2 years ago

    i was always that robot guy who shot nukes haha. And I remember me and my buddy played two player and we didnt even fight eachother, we always used to just go around and destroy the cities for fun, or pick up a bat and a girder to play baseball with it. good times

  • CallMeAnEngineer

    2 years ago

    I remember when I was young my parents wouldn't let me have certain games, this being one of them. I'd save up milk money and rush down to the video rental store to rent this game. I'd hide it in my backpack until my parents went to bed, sneak downstairs, and play it. Very good times.

  • NuclearThane

    2 years ago

    I'm pretty sure they made it a PSN downloadable game a little while ago.

  • CollinKlug

    2 years ago

    Bought a copy of this at a used game store a month back because it was one of my most played games as a kid. No regrets. Fantastic game.

  • mrDorgat

    2 years ago

    Dear god, that game was brutally hard sometimes. I remember once when I was rushing to get health, and the bastard swooped down and took it literally a second before I could get there.

  • DaAvalon

    2 years ago

    This kind of reminds me of Relic's Impossible Creatures. That game was so great I will never understand why they didn't make a sequel!

  • GoodGuyshiny

    2 years ago

    The hours spent playing this with friends....Loved me some mantis. Also games like these deserve a remake or just a facelift then re release.

  • Guy_Faux

    2 years ago

    My buddies had a projector hooked up in their house and I used to bring this game there. Epic on an 8' screen.

  • ruinedme

    2 years ago

    I posted something similar a few months ago OP, got downvoted to hell. It was such a good game. I remember all my friends would be like "this game looks shitty", or like "this games going to suck". They would play it and be completely won over within minutes.

  • lukaskywalker

    2 years ago

    fuck u just brought back so much of my childhood. lved this game. also way back in the day rampage. dam i wana get a gamecube just to play these classics

  • mattj7

    2 years ago

    OMFG I LOVED THIS GAME SO MUCH. I used to play as the old 60's mech robot(robo-47), because his special missile attack was SUPER effective! The epic feel of battling in city's godzilla style was awesome!

  • Firehead94

    2 years ago

    I regretted buying this for my friends birthday because I never wanted to leave his house

  • ryu489

    2 years ago

    Because a total of 8 people ever bought it.

  • somelousynick

    2 years ago

    I don´t know this game, but it seems like the sequel to the Movie Monster Game, that I always wished for.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbuxe4MRxEU

  • Blaxel

    2 years ago

    So far I've seen no love for the American robot with the nuclear missile in his head. ROBO47 was the best!

  • Hardball6

    2 years ago

    This game was so much fun, my brother and I used to battle each other for hours. Thank you for posting this, I could never remember the name of it.

  • jollylar

    2 years ago

    What a great party game... I played this all the time. The gorilla dude was my man.

  • dandelion0

    2 years ago

    This game was weird, it was a cool concept but it felt like Twisted Metal Black with monsters instead of cars, but the controlls felt like you were still driving a car, really odd.

  • TAC0001

    2 years ago

    Never played this game... how similar was this to King of the Monsters and Rampage?

  • poonjam

    2 years ago

    hell yea i still play this on ps2

  • badvoodoo92

    2 years ago

    Damn thanks for the reminder of this game. I always used to play as the Mantis. Now im gonna try and find this on Amazon.

  • drapsack

    2 years ago

    I never owned the game... However I did have it on a demo disk that broke from overuse.

  • Gebbeth

    2 years ago

    Because good games don't need a sequel.

  • thetrannymonster

    2 years ago

    my fucking childhood right there

  • Captain_Aizen

    2 years ago

    I agree they should have done more with that idea.

  • Slothemo

    2 years ago

    Kineticlops was a badass!

  • Maximum_Platypus

    2 years ago

    Awesome game! I used to love playing as the robot for the heat seeking missile attack. And that platform jumping mini game was awesome, too.

  • Keneticlopx

    2 years ago

    I know, right? Fuck, this was love.

  • DarkDom

    2 years ago

    Oh my god, bought this game after playing the demo. I still have the disk too, and you can get it on the PSN store. My friends and I used to just play multiplayer and focus on destroying buildings and killing people. Heh, good times.

  • RandomEarthling

    2 years ago

    My friend and I played this game for hours. We unlocked the bonus games and spent even more time with just the bowling part. I don't really need a sequel but I would love an HD remake with online.

  • Darkness62

    2 years ago

    I have this on the PS2 and on the PS3 through PSN, loved this game. So much fun to fight it out in split screen multi-player.

  • OompaLoompa4Life

    2 years ago

    Spore

  • BoxerBeBop

    2 years ago

    Was there a similar battling monsters game that came out around the same time as this?

  • ZeroGSpaceCow

    2 years ago

    I thought we decided these nostalgia-milking posts were bad?

  • angelsdontburn

    2 years ago

    I frequently ask the same question. I LOVED it so much. I used to play King of the Monsters all the time in the arcades / on SNES. When this came out it really filled that void and more so. I was always hoping for a sequel with 4 players / online play.

  • Accipehoc

    2 years ago

    I'd love a sequel, but they'd probably dumb it down and add some sort of motion controls to make the casual gamers more interested in it.

  • Shayneros

    2 years ago

    So....much........nostalgia!

  • SoundCaster

    2 years ago

    Trying to remember this one game years ago, you play a kid out on the streets as you control these robots using a PlayStation-like controller in your hands, and you run around and such to get a perspective, or even jump onto the robot itself to fight.

    I can never remember that game.

  • Maitre_p

    2 years ago

    On of the best game i ever played

  • majormantastic

    2 years ago

    This game made my friend resent my visits so much because of how hard I beat him.

  • ViciousAlpaca

    2 years ago

    Great game,I remember it took me & my brother forever to learn there was a ground stomp attack because we bought it used.

  • Father33

    2 years ago

    I too... loved this game deeply.

  • mithi9

    2 years ago

    i emember playing thatwas sooo much funid always play as the pramantus guyi wonder where the disk is

  • Sergnb

    2 years ago

    I remember playing the demo of this game with a friend for. Hours and hours. Yeah that's right, not the full game, the demo.

    I remember the first time we got our hands on the full game. We were blown the fuck away by the various monsters and maps.

    My favourite one was the one with a volcano.

  • darthbone

    2 years ago

    I had no idea there was a War of the Monsters 1.

  • Dr_JosephB

    2 years ago

    I remember playing this with my Grandmother then I was little. It brings back so many memories.

  • One_Epic_Quail

    2 years ago

    Easily one of the best PS2 games for me.

  • tagsrdumb

    2 years ago

    I played it on the demo disk from the playstation magazine and couldnt get enough of it

  • anne_frank_porno

    2 years ago

    Every time this question is asked, I wonder how dumb people are. The answer is always money. Either it didn't make much money back then, or it's projected to not make enough now. Does it suck that sometimes good media doesn't do well commercially? Yes. But stop acting like it's some big unsolved mystery for karma.

  • jblo

    2 years ago

    Dude.

    Citizen Kabuto too.

  • JustSage

    2 years ago

    One of my favorites as well! So badass to impale a giant robot with a radio tower.

  • iruber1337

    2 years ago

    How have I never heard of this?! Is this like the spiritual successor to 'King of the Monsters'?

  • Xtianpro

    2 years ago

    This game broke my playstation. Once it was played, nothing else would play on it. I had the play station service where you send yours away and get a repaired one in exchange and i must have gone through 4 PS2's before I figured it out. So worth it though, this game was of the hook.

  • frediboy

    2 years ago

    I always played as preytor because you could pussy out of a fight and fly to the other end of the map.

  • D33GS

    2 years ago

    I still play this game from time to time. Great monster choices and the destructible environments were awesome. It had a great secret unlock for Twisted Metal Black players too. I miss Incognito they always made great stuff. :(

  • MisterCanoeHead

    2 years ago

    My son and I still play it on a regular basis after 10 years!

  • moonmoon0100

    2 years ago

    omg i remember wasting a year of my life on this!!!

  • MisterCanoeHead

    2 years ago

    Robo-47 for the win!

  • shoelie

    2 years ago

    The same reason there's no Chromehounds 2 :'(

  • hablomuchoingles

    2 years ago

    Because everyone in r/gonewild is touching themselves?

  • MOTM46

    2 years ago

    Holy crap!!!! I loved this game! my cousin and I played ALL the time!

  • basitbarack

    2 years ago

    Why? Because good games don't need sequels.

  • VALHALLA_MISSIONARY

    2 years ago

    My friends and I would play "custom" dodgeball.

    Get the new york level with the sky scrapers in the center. Then the 50's era robot would camp the middle and use his missile tracking nuclear bomb to try to hit the contestants.

    If anyone could knock him off with a gas truck then they got to go to the center and shoot bombs.

  • SergioSF

    2 years ago

    The cheesy monster selection song will always haunt my dreams from King of the Monsters.

  • Mystificator

    2 years ago

    Stun enemy with antennae. Have a second one close by, the moment your enemy pulls out the antennae, throw the second one at them. They get stunned again and will drop the first antennae. Impale consecutively up to three times, I believe.

    Also, game doesn't really need a sequel. A remake would be cool so long as it feels and plays like the original. Of course, it will be in HD, will have new content, and will have online play.

  • DaytonF7

    2 years ago

    Totally forgot about this game, I'm finding a ps2 stat!

  • Matimoo

    2 years ago

    Love this game. Still have my copy even though my ps3 can't play it. Wish they'd release it on PSN in Europe already :D

  • Oeab

    2 years ago

    Still have my original CD

  • Midnightzero

    2 years ago

    Much needed sequel

  • blahsalot

    2 years ago

    it was a 3D version of Rampage!

  • lakotian

    2 years ago

    Make another Incog! PLEASE!

  • MrShoe321

    2 years ago

    Dude that game was the fucking shit!!!!

  • Poontickle

    2 years ago

    Try King of the Monsters on SNES.

  • SuperSwammi

    2 years ago

    DAE NOSTALGIA?

  • Gynominer

    2 years ago

    There is one...and IT'S IN YOUR BASEMENT.

  • AToasterSeagul

    2 years ago

    Me and my sister used to play the jampack addition which was just a demo... But we we played it so much just killing the civilians and it brings back so many memories.

  • TazD

    2 years ago

    The memories of playing catch with pieces of buildings with my best friend are all coming back. The hardest object was the pole that would impale you... so awesome.

  • therevkevo

    2 years ago

    Some of the best destruction in any game. My buddies and I played this for hours.

  • Tuskanaar

    2 years ago

    Oh my fucking god I miss that game so much

  • Mrcheez211

    2 years ago

    Because this planet sucks

  • ChrisColumbus

    2 years ago

    Its not on the Aussie store :( endless sadness

  • stinky613

    2 years ago

    Always would've liked a sequel to Blast Corps

  • aFlyingPotato

    2 years ago

    Those radio tower antennas were the most dangerous mofos around.

  • Darkness62

    2 years ago

    I keep seeing the title of this post and think it's an announcement. Then I get sad. :(

  • RilesWatson

    2 years ago

    I had this gane when I was kid before my PS2 broke. Easily one the better ganes I've played in my life.

  • shriekingofnothing

    2 years ago

    I remember playing that game with my friend. It was fun for a day.

  • Vasilik

    2 years ago

    I played it with my friends. It was the single best time evar.

  • Jimi187

    2 years ago

    Holy shit I had completely forgotten about this game. Feels good.

  • ON3i11

    2 years ago

    My childhood before I met Master Chief:

    • Jak series
    • Rumble Racing
    • Star Was Battlefront I & II
    • War of the Monsters
    • Medal of Honor: Frontlines
    • LotR game trilogy

    and then my Brother got and XBOX and HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED and it was Halo from that moment on.

  • tamriilin

    2 years ago

    there was never a War of the Monsters 2 because it didn't sell that well, and is a really niche genre.

    It was a great game, though, don't get me wrong - there's just no way in hell there will EVER be a sequel.

  • ImaBlackBelt

    2 years ago

    Because it wasn't very good.

  • jpwoody188

    2 years ago

    No idea man. No idea.

  • clonetrooper250

    2 years ago

    I was kind of pissed off when I learned I couldn't unlock Agamo's 4th costume without beating twisted metal black. Then I got over it, because I never played as Agamo anyways.

    But yeah, if this game ever got a sequel, I'd buy that console soley so I could play this game.

  • Ekiph

    2 years ago

    I loved this game way back in the day, it's almost impossible to find it anymore.

  • mestivo

    2 years ago

    They found peace.

  • ekon123

    2 years ago

    I just nostalgia'd all over my keyboard.

  • Jamesfastboy

    2 years ago

    Agh... They always have to go and ruin it somehow. Thanks for the update, mucho obliged.