Monster Hunter Freedom 2 PSP

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2007
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
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  1. It almost feels a little too familiar for its own good.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    Addictive. [Oct 2007, p.113]
  3. Sadly, just as your monster hunting hero is prone to do, it comes within striking distance of greatness, but then swings hopelessly wide and just misses the mark.
  4. Hardcore Gamer
    70
    As it is, though, it's merely a very fun game for those willing to overlook its problems. [Oct 2007, p.55]
  5. PSM Magazine
    70
    A beautiful experience that requires patience, but those looking for instant gratification should look elsewhere. [Nov 2007, p.89]
  6. AceGamez
    70
    Monster Hunter Freedom 2 might not set the gaming world ablaze with new ideas and boundary-pushing gameplay, but it further refines a genre of gaming that really seems to find a niche on the PSP - the action RPG.
  7. Edge Magazine
    70
    Persistent players will find it to be one of the best multiplayer experiences on PSP. [Dec 2007, p.95]
  8. 70
    It's not impossible to learn the button layout, and the camera gets a little less broken with practice. Exploring the vast world of Monster Hunter is a lot of fun, and there are so many well thought-out systems that it seems like there's always something new to discover or create.
  9. Missions are fairly repetitive and directionless, and the load times are a little too long. MHF is, at times, so slow it might put you to sleep if you’re not careful.
  10. For true Monster Hunters, this is everything you could have hoped for in a PSP version – minus the “portable” part.
  11. PSM3 Magazine UK
    65
    Fun online, but a weak single-player, duff quests and some seriously ropey combat make this a disappointment. [Oct 2007, p.82]
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    The lack of online in the first MHF was bad; in a sequel it's unforgiveable. [Oct 2007, p.103]
  13. 60
    If you loved the first Monster Hunter Freedom game or its PS2 counterpart, you're going to love this.
  14. 60
    It's just familiar content. The developers clearly played it safe with Freedom 2, all too eager to stay on target when they should have been aiming higher.
  15. Play UK
    59
    Being unable to turn during a combo is mentally upsetting. [Issue#157, p.92]
  16. The investment necessary to figure the game out and enjoy the rich rewards of hunting is huge.
  17. You'll want badly to love it, but only a select few will be able to forgive the flaws.
  18. A by-the-numbers expansion of an underwhelming role-playing mechanic, Monster Hunter Freedom 2 unfortunately has little new and worthwhile to check out beyond an impressive visual presentation.
  19. The latest entry in Capcom's ambitious role-playing series sets out to hunt monsters, but only manages to shoot itself in the foot.

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#40 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jan 30, 2013
    1
    Got Bored playing this Game within a few Hours..It has no Story...but just endless Slashing of Animals which at one point of time become aGot Bored playing this Game within a few Hours..It has no Story...but just endless Slashing of Animals which at one point of time become a pain in the Ass !! Full Review »
  2. Apr 23, 2013
    0
    The only thing I like about this game is its variety of different kinds of monsters and animals. However, with the lack of autolock and theThe only thing I like about this game is its variety of different kinds of monsters and animals. However, with the lack of autolock and the camera control I've ever seen, this game is just a pain in the ass to play. Full Review »
  3. MHLover
    Oct 15, 2009
    10
    This is one of the very few games i can keep coming back to without it getting boring, not only because it always presents a challenge butThis is one of the very few games i can keep coming back to without it getting boring, not only because it always presents a challenge but also the sheer size of it!

    I had the original MH on PS2 and thought it was pretty good, but was never able to play online, and its nowhere near as big so i stopped playing it, but when my bro got a PSP and MH2 for his birthday, from just 5 mins of playing i knew this was something special, and bought a PSP just for this game!
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