Monster Rancher PlayStation

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  • Summary: Remember when you though monsters were lurking in every dark corner of your house? Well, you were right: Every CD YOU OWN CONTAINS A MONSTER. Every PC CD, ever music CD and every game CD each has a monster living inside. Use Monster Rancher to safely release these monsters into a virtualRemember when you though monsters were lurking in every dark corner of your house? Well, you were right: Every CD YOU OWN CONTAINS A MONSTER. Every PC CD, ever music CD and every game CD each has a monster living inside. Use Monster Rancher to safely release these monsters into a virtual environment where YOU'RE THE MASTER, TEACH YOUR MONSTER ATTACK MOVES. Capture your monster (on a memory card) and take him to a friend's house for some HEAD TO HEAD FIGHTING ACTION. We dare you to find and train your ultimate fighting machine! Expand
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  1. If you don't value your time to any great extent besides playing video games, give this gem a try. If it hooks you, it hooks you big time!
  2. A superb game. There is really nothing like it on any platform. With an infinite replay value and immersing gameplay, it keeps you coming back for more and more.
  3. 90
    An incredibly original title that also happens to be a barrel of fun.
  4. You'll actually feel a loss if (and when) your star monster passes on. You might start to relate better to your monster than to actual people.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    Make weird customizable beasts, then let them kill each other. [Jan 2004, p.188]
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  1. Jul 11, 2014
    10
    This is one of those games I always return to,
    Amazing replayablility, this Breeding Simulation, Monster RPG is one of the most satisfying
    This is one of those games I always return to,
    Amazing replayablility, this Breeding Simulation, Monster RPG is one of the most satisfying ways to pass hours of time.

    With memorable Monsters and fun collection quests, it's possible to play the entire game through and never see 50% of it's content.

    If you enjoy things a little off the beaten path, then do yourself a favor and try this out, as there truly is nothing quite like it.
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  2. JuniorD.
    Dec 25, 2007
    10
    I remember this game when I was younger, I don't understand why it got a bad review unless it is being rated against the games today. I remember this game when I was younger, I don't understand why it got a bad review unless it is being rated against the games today. This is an amazing game where you train and raise a monster of your own that ages and does pass on. Great for the date it was released and still is a great game today. Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2013
    9
    One of the most unique concepts to any game. U use your gaming library to make better monsters. It was very difficult however. I like it butOne of the most unique concepts to any game. U use your gaming library to make better monsters. It was very difficult however. I like it but the replay ability was not high. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2016
    9
    Timeless game restricted by advancing technology.

    To truly enjoy the full extent of this game you need a pretty good CD collection, not
    Timeless game restricted by advancing technology.

    To truly enjoy the full extent of this game you need a pretty good CD collection, not DVD's, they have to be Compact Disc format. If you know where to look this kind of thing isn't hard to find or expensive, but it's a minor inconvenience to enjoy a game with such a perfect foundation.

    If monster rancher was remade with the exact same game mechanics (but with the ability to scan dvds along with blue ray and the original compact cds), and graphics that rivaled modern AAA titles, I would buy that without hesitation. As it stands now nothing has ever really captured the original monster rancher's formula since this game's release. Pokemon never had the amount of content and interesting animations monster rancher had. and Digimon has never managed to make a game series that stuck.

    Even compared with games today, this game is still a blast to play.
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