3) Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters (1992)
Speaking of foisting strategic gameplay off on Godzilla, War of the Monsters, the second Godzilla game on the NES, was a full-fledged strategy game. Instead of controlling Godzilla you’re in charge of the military as they try to stem the tide of Godzilla’s destruction. In theory a well-designed strategy game where you have to outwit rampaging kaiju actually sounds like a lot of fun, but this game was shallow, arbitrary and impossible to understand. I just want to smash buildings and punch King Ghidorah in the face! Is that too much to ask?!
2) Godzilla Unleashed (2008)
Hey, finally, a game where Godzilla gets to fight things! Godzilla Unleashed got the spirit right, but it was hopelessly dated and cheap looking when it was released on the Wii in the late 2000s. It was also a sequel to perhaps the only good Godzilla game ever made (we’ll get to that in a bit) and was a crushing letdown in comparison.