Monster Rancher 4 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2003
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
Buy On
  1. The series is definitely starting to show its age, at this point, and only a fan could overlook some of the game's shortcomings. In the end, however, the formula still works.
  2. Although it boasts a host of innovations that are supposed to set it a breed apart from its predecessor, Monster Rancher 4 never captured me in the way MR3 did.
  3. GMR Magazine
    70
    By upping the number of creatures in a stable, Tecmo has dramatically quickened the game's pace, with only a minimal trade-off in terms of the number of menus a trainer must plod through. [Jan 2004, p.60]
  4. A great game that is held back by a few problems, and a training system that will push your average gamer.
  5. It grew on me! MR4's an addictive battle monster game that's amazingly deep and a lot of fun.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    It's still Monster Rancher, though, and it's still great for fans like me, but it's not the step forward I was craving. [Jan 2004, p.142]

Awards & Rankings

#63 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. JoeK.
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    Great Game! I love how in boss battles there are team moves and i love riding the monsters I also really like how the the combinations Great Game! I love how in boss battles there are team moves and i love riding the monsters I also really like how the the combinations (Naga/Plant) have more varying features I suggest buying this game. Full Review »
  2. RayS.
    Mar 26, 2005
    10
    I like it very much..hope it will came out here in europe!!!
  3. YigYag
    Mar 6, 2004
    10
    Great game!!!