Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 90
    Toukiden is the most beautiful and playable "Monster Hunter clone" to date.
  2. Feb 14, 2014
    86
    Monster Hunter still wins out in terms of depth and variety, but Omega Force manages to nail so many of the other elements that make Capcom’s game so satisfying. And since Capcom is busy sleeping with the enemy, we have no hesitation whatsoever in heralding Toukiden as the best Monster Hunter game on Vita.
  3. 85
    Monster Hunter meets Dynasty Warriors in this interesting new IP from Tecmo Koei. If you like lots of farming this is the game for you when building your arsenal. The story is also gripping enough to have you wondering whats next, but if Dynasty Warriors combat is not for you, this won't change it for you.
  4. Feb 19, 2014
    83
    That said, I don't want to dissuade anyone from getting Toukiden. It's obviously not the most original game the Vita has to offer, but it's still done incredibly well — no small feat when you consider that even if the genre may be overdone, the two similar games that have come to the PS Vita in North America before it (Soul Sacrifice and Ragnarok Odyssey) both whiffed in their own unique ways.
  5. Feb 26, 2014
    80
    An exciting Monster Hunter-shaped loot-fest that the Vita's been sorely missing.
  6. Feb 20, 2014
    80
    While it doesn’t have the depth of a Monster Hunter game, it builds a great foundation for a potential sequel and due to its accessibility, it’s well worth checking out whether you’re a fan of the genre or not.
  7. Feb 12, 2014
    80
    Toukiden's pros overwhelm its cons. It's fun and somewhat addictive, whether you're playing with the AI or online.
  8. Feb 10, 2014
    80
    Toukiden is a very good Monster Hunter clone, with a better story and a streamlined combat system. If you don't have a Nintendo console but you want to go hunting monsters with some friends, Toukiden is the game for you.
  9. Feb 10, 2014
    80
    Even though the similitude with Monster Hunter is undeniable, this is not a bad thing at all. PS Vita owners can now enjoy a hunting game very solid and fun, quite outstanding taking into account it's Omega Force's first try with this genre.
  10. Feb 10, 2014
    80
    Deep, engaging and sophisticated hack´n slash action game, plenty of battles and intense action. A must have for PS Vita owners.
  11. Feb 10, 2014
    80
    Though it is certainly not reinventing the wheel, Omega Force succeeds in proposing us a far better action game than the recent installments of the Dynatsty Warriors series have been. Toukiden will please all of the Monster Hunter fans who only own a PS Vita.
  12. Feb 10, 2014
    80
    Toukiden: The Age of Demons is actually a pretty good "hunting game" but it lacks the exceptional design choices which made our preys in the Monster Hunter series truly great. It's an OK substitute however, once you get over a few nuisances and gameplay issues.
  13. Feb 11, 2014
    79
    Quotation forthcoming.
  14. 76
    While lacking an open world environment and a leveling system to go beyond the limits, Toukiden still proves to be a great game to keep players busy and entertained.
  15. Feb 12, 2014
    76
    A good take on the hunter genre, with great action, good graphics and excellent music. Sometimes it´s a bit repetitive and tedious with the grind, but overall it´s a worthy experience.
  16. Mar 11, 2014
    75
    Though it has lots of similarities with Capcom's big series, Toukiden: The Age of Demons can stand on its own.
  17. Feb 14, 2014
    75
    It owes much to Monster Hunter, but it still has its own way of delivering interesting content. Also, the lasting appeal is fair, if you can accept some repetitive mission.
  18. Mar 20, 2014
    74
    There's a few things here that make Toukiden: Age of Demons worth checking out. Whether or not you'll want to stick around depends on whether or not you need to scratch that Monster Hunter itch. If you do, bring some friends; it'll make the experience a lot better.
  19. Feb 18, 2014
    71
    There's the makings for a good sequel in here.
  20. A head-on collision of Dynasty Warriors’ combat and Monster Hunter taxidermy. Shines in co-op. [April 2014, p73]
  21. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    If you don't need a deep fighting engine to enjoy killing the same monster hundreds of times, Toukiden might be a valid alternative to Monster Hunter.
  22. Mar 7, 2014
    70
    Toukiden isn’t quite up there in terms of attractive aesthetics as Monster Hunter but, on a system that’s always in need of new games, it certainly does the job.
  23. Feb 25, 2014
    70
    Overall Toukiden is an interesting experience, a little repetitive but downright fun if played together.
  24. Feb 21, 2014
    70
    A solid hunting adventure, but hardly a departure from the monster hunting genre.
  25. Feb 19, 2014
    70
    Outside of its gripping boss battles, Toukiden: The Age of Demons doesn't do much to get you excited.
  26. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    Sure, its similarities to the competition are undeniable, but Omega Force has crafted a Monster Hunter clone that generally stands on its own. While it could have felt like a shameless rip-off with a few half-baked features grafted on for good measure, Toukiden manages to organically weave its defining elements--purification and mitama--into the genre's comfortably familiar fabric.
  27. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    By seamlessly blending the action style of Dynasty Warriors with a battle/collection system similar to Monster Hunter, Toukiden offers a uniquely engaging RPG experience that’s exciting enough for pick up and play sessions, yet expansive enough for countless hours of replay value.
  28. Feb 13, 2014
    70
    Toukiden is fast and furious, but it also knows how to play up a complex leveling system to keep things fresh. It isn’t perfect, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better Monster Hunter replacement in the interim.
  29. Feb 12, 2014
    70
    There’s no attempt at pretence: this is a Monster Hunter clone through and through, but such a good one it actually does some things better than its inspiration.
  30. Feb 11, 2014
    70
    Toukiden is a clone of Monster Hunter... which is not so original on PS Vita, but this one is quite well executed and interesting to play. An acceptable alternative to Capcom's series, for PS Vita owners.
  31. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    In the end, Toukiden isn’t the Monster Hunter killer many were expecting, but it becomes an enticing package if you can get past its shortcomings.
  32. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    If you don’t go in expecting something groundbreaking, there’s a lot to like here, the simple elegance of the button-mashy combat and the broad range of skills and weapons offering enough variety to keep things fresh throughout an impressively-sized campaign.
  33. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    Despite being somewhat linear and having a shallow story, this is a really nice game for fans of Japanese action with a full fledged fighting system and amazing boss fights.
  34. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    Though somewhat repetitive, the game is teeming with content and plays well, especially when allied with three other online slayers.
  35. Mar 28, 2014
    65
    A touch of color, a few diversions, and some fresh ideas could really have gone a long way to making Toukiden something special. As is, it's merely pretty okay.
  36. Mar 6, 2014
    65
    It might sound strange to say after outlining my dissatisfaction with it, but Toukiden is still the strongest of the Monster Hunter clones available stateside, and would make a solid entry point for players interested in trying the genre. On the other hand, it's an obvious clone which can't match Capcom's quality.
  37. Feb 18, 2014
    62
    It’s a well put-together, decently entertaining, and entirely unambitious demon-slaying action game with neither the depth and character of Monster Hunter nor the arresting, gruesome strangeness of Soul Sacrifice. There’s better than this available on the Vita.
  38. Mar 13, 2014
    60
    What’s frustrating is there are some elements that the game does well – your player moves with a weight that not many games on the Vita can match, and the story – while a bit ridiculous and cliche-ridden – still manages to be fun without too many groan-induced moments. But that’s a hard price to pay in exchange for the game’s other, poorer elements; there is a gem of a game hidden in Toukiden, and the universe of the game is one I’d like to revisit one day.
  39. Mar 3, 2014
    60
    Once you’ve been playing for a while, everything starts to get a bit formulaic.
  40. Feb 26, 2014
    60
    For beast-slaying fans and non-fans alike, Toukiden should provide a decent amount of solid enjoyment, but likely won't stick in the memory for too long after.
  41. Feb 23, 2014
    60
    Not every game needs to be ambitious, but those that settle for the familiar must face the consequences. Toukiden succeeds with what it sets out to do, but fails to distinguish itself from the crowd of portable action games.
  42. Feb 17, 2014
    60
    The ease and addictive nature of cooperative play (although interim lobbies could use a bit of tinkering) very nearly rectifies the perennial air of déjà vu that the game exudes.
  43. Feb 12, 2014
    60
    Toukiden: Age of Demons is a solid little Monster Hunter tailgater, but it's highly unremarkable. It's simply okay, and it's not even intrigued by the idea of being more than that.
  44. Mar 14, 2014
    58
    I wish I could say that this is the better Monster Hunter. But it isn’t. Where Capcom gives you depth and a meaningful daily fantasy business this is merely a collection of fast paced battles against a limited number of enemy types.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Feb 11, 2014
    10
    Haters will always hate. Toukiden nailed the things that the popular Monster Hunter series didn't give to Vita. The story of the Slayers is definitely one of the things that surprised me, not expecting that a monster hunting game like this would have a decent one. If you're a gamer who's into graphics then Toukiden wouldn't also disappoint you. Far surpassing the graphics of any monster hunting game in any handheld device out there, this one is the best in my opinion so far. Don't mind the people who hates this game. A large sum of the Monster Hunter community would hate this game because it's annoyingly more appealing in some terms. Giving a very low score wouldn't change how good this game is. Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2014
    10
    I will review this game with a grand 10. It is wonderful to see that there are still companies that put laziness aside to take full graphical quality of a modern video game device. Sure Toukiden was inspired from games like Monster Hunter, but in my opinion Tecmo Koei managed to cover a field that Capcom franchise failed to do, after all, I was getting tired of fighting and fighting monsters without a story in the background. However, I'm still a big Monster Hunter fan. Toukiden is agile, has beautiful graphics, good insights from the point of view of battles and the concept of Mitamas brought something very interesting for this kind of game. It must be a game changer for PS Vita, or at least, it should be. Full Review »
  3. Feb 11, 2014
    10
    Toukiden is a great game.If you like this kind of games,you have to buy it.It's son fun and interesting.Psvita is a good place to hunting games as:Soul Sacrifice,Ragnarok Odyssey,God Eater 2,Freedom Wars and Toukiden.
    I recommend you this game.You will have hours and hours of fun,and Toukiden has online multiplayer too,.
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