• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. The graphics are utterly gorgeous, and the soundtrack is a wistful selection of haunting folk music. In a lot of ways, this game conjures up nostalgia for a time that never was; but this matters not. This is a game that single-handedly moves PSPs in Japan. Now we can see why. [Aug 2009, p.76]
  2. 100
    Overall, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is an entertaining game, and definitely well worth the price tag – around $30 for 500+ hours of gameplay.
  3. 100
    Freedom Unite is a huge game, and, naturally, a little intimidating. But not only are you getting the best installment of the Monster Hunter franchise so far (though Monster Hunter 3 will no doubt be just as grand), you're getting an enormous action RPG that gives you a lot in return for putting a lot in. And it can potentially keep you attached to your PSP longer than you ever thought.
  4. 95
    There are few flaws. It's incredibly addictive, sure, but that's not a bug; it's a feature. Likewise, you can't save, or even pause the action mid-mission. Thus the stakes are raised, and the experience heightened. Each new challenge is maddening at first, and a cakewalk in hindsight — and each hunt is a thrill.
  5. A great upgrade for Freedom 2, and having the ability to take Felyne's into combat is a nice addition for those stuck with solo play.
  6. Great atmosphere, stunning visuals and hundreds of hours of gameplay make PSP Monster Hunter a must have. If only the camera controls work as designed. [Aug 2009]
  7. We will just say that we can't stop playing it until dawn, even having to go to the office the next morning. That's how great this game is.
  8. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite offers everything to everyone. There is no PSP game today that sports the same depth and amount of game time and even though you might think the genre of action role-playing isn’t for you, think again because this is the best thing that has happened to the console in a long time.
  9. Small improvements, lot of content for newcomers and expert players who loved Freedom 2. An exceptional game that needs planning, training and patience. Are you ready for this challenge? Prepare yourself for one of the best gaming experiences in your gaming life.
  10. Freedom Unite is like the cube from Hellraiser that takes you to a world of ultimate pain and pleasure. The only major flaw: Capcom gives us ad hoc gameplay with local friends, but no real online multiplayer support. How many units does a franchise have to sell before you throw us a bone?
  11. These small issues aside, Freedom Unite is an excellent Monster Hunter title, and it's certainly the place to start if you're new to the series but have been meaning to give it a go.
  12. It's incredibly addictive. A great upgrade for Freedom 2 and one of the best PSP games today.
  13. A game that doesn’t only impress with the well-done graphic, but with its varied course and the exciting story of the game! Sometimes it takes a little time to load, but that can be easily excused.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Nov 30, 2010
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is part of the 'Monster Hunter' series where you take on the role of a hunter of one of two Archetypes, Hunter or Gunner. In your quest, you are tasked with both defeating hulking beasts and collecting resources to be used for doing so. Monster Hunter has deep game-play and the weapon you choose greatly effects how things will play out. Each weapon totally changes how the game plays and what you will need to take with you. This game may have a steep learning curve, but as soon as you overcome the difficulty, you will find this game to be both an excellent purchase and a heap of fun. This game is widely based around co-op (See 'Unite' in title) and becomes a lot more fun if you played with 1-3 friends, The solo play is very fun, but the game truly shines in co-op. Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2010
    sort of hard for a casual gamer to pick up and play. a hardcore gamer shouldn't have any trouble beating it.
    the monster quests are a little
    repetitive at times, and you will have to repeat certain quests to get farther in the game. the combat is really action packed and fun, and the monsters are ridiculously challenging sometimes.the feeling you get after killing a hard monster is like nothing in any other game i have played. Full Review »
  3. AbeH.
    May 14, 2010
    It's a must have game for psp (If you are into action-strategy rpg game that is) You will be the one to choose it is a fun game or a masochistic and monotonous game. This game is not just a hack and slash game like Dynasty Warrior, it requires thinking. Go hunt a quick wyvern with a slow powerful hammer and you will be in a lot of trouble than when you use a quick long range and less powerful lance. Hunt a boar with a quick not so powerful sword to make the fight last forever than using hammer. Hunt monsters that have paralysis effect with metal armor that is vulnerable with paralysis effect to make this game a masochistic one. The downside of this game is that it's too addictive. Seriously don't play too much of this game or you will be in trouble with your life. Full Review »