• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 70 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. If you have enjoyed online games like Phantasy Star Online and are craving something a little more in-depth, Monster Hunter Tri should be right up your alley. Be careful, though. Get in too deep and you may never come out.
  2. It's the biggest adventure game on the Wii, has phenomenal graphics and offers gamers a robust online experience. Unfortunately it also has control issues, no story and a frustrating difficulty.
  3. Monster Hunter Tri is most definitely not a game that will appeal to everyone, but it is by far the most polished, user-friendly and approachable entry in the series
  4. 70
    Either way it is played, the victory over a huge monster after a forty-minute battle, and then discovering a new series of armour, etc. that can be made from its parts is the sugar that keeps the player coming back. [JPN Import]
  5. It manages to be that rarest of things: a Wii game that you've just got to try online. [May 2010, p.98]
  6. More accessible and finally sporting an online mode, but the clumsy combat still limits the hunt's appeal.
  7. If you can look past the archaic game mechanics and have the patience to trudge through the early missions, Monster Hunter Tri offers a lengthy and rewarding experience like nothing else on the Wii.
  8. 67
    So even though I had my share of frustrations playing through Monster Hunter, I can finally see what the big deal is...in Japan, at least.
  9. Monster Hunter Tri is certainly an archaic game full of small imperfections, but its unique ambiance and approach successfully make up for it.
  10. A solid framework for the future of online gameplay on the Wii and the strong multiplayer sessions are the only reason this game is getting an above-average score from us; if you’re not a fan of the series or can’t play online, deduct three or four points from our score and stay away.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 201 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    There are times when games surpasses art, and this game is not the exception, have you seen citizen kane? its a piece of garbage compared toThere are times when games surpasses art, and this game is not the exception, have you seen citizen kane? its a piece of garbage compared to Monster Hunter tri. Lets face it, why is citizen kane so good? because its on black and white? well monster hunter tri comes in color, but you also have the option to change your tv settings to make it black and white if you wanted, so even if you are a whore of movies, you will enjoy this game like the master piece it is. Have you read a book named Quixote, its a piece of garbage at one side of Monster Hunter Tri, now lets develop a deep analisys on it, why is the Quixote so good? because its a joke about book of that time made with a dense use of words. Well this game let other games on any console look like a joke, and it sure got tons of words, so many words that sometimes you will not even want to read, its so detailed, so exciting, so complex, that sometimes you believe you are out of this world. Some people says videogames are as much art as movies, those people are idiots, videogames are better than movies, Videogames can express art in another dimension, and monster hunter tri expands that dimension to the point of let you even wonder what a hunter is, what a monster is, it makes you forget you are playing, it instead makes you feel you are really chasing monsters and risking your life, you can cry with this game like with no other, heavy rain? its crap, you dont even move, in monster hunter tri you got a nice story and you also move. Uncharted 2? its so linear, its like a game on trails with shooting, it gots no strategy, no tactics, barely all the puzzles are gone, in Monster Hunter Tri all the game is a puzzle about how to hunt the monsters, and it lets you wonder things that nobody can answer yet, what is better a powerful armor? or a cool looking armor? if you want to find out the answer, you have to buy it, and play it. You will see then, you are before a real piece of art. Full Review »
  2. Sep 2, 2010
    10
    This is easily one of the top 5 games on the Wii ever. The Wii doesn't have many games that have a level of depth to them that will keep youThis is easily one of the top 5 games on the Wii ever. The Wii doesn't have many games that have a level of depth to them that will keep you playing over the long haul. Most Wii games you play and once you finish it, you'll put it on a shelf to collect dust. Not Monster Hunter Tri. This game is addicting in the way that MMO's are addicting. They keep you playing through a necessity to get better gear and fight bigger monsters. You'll play this game for hours on end.

    The community is awesome and online play is where it is at. Making friends online is super easy and playing with others in a group makes the game so much more dynamic which just further increases the games longevity. Playing online like Monster Hunter Tri is what Nintendo needs to take note of and implement it like this in future games.

    The graphics are top notch and are probably the best you'll see for the Wii.

    Gameplay is terrific and the controls are good if you use a Classic controller. Maneuevering the camera is made easy with the analog stick.

    This game has a ton of items to collect and one of the problems with these types of games is that inventory can become a nightmare. I've played a ton of MMOs and that is almost always a problem to the point where it stops me from picking up items because I just don't want to deal with it. But, I must say the inventory management in Monster Hunter Tri is one of the easiest systems to manage compared to just about any other game on any other system. It is that easy. Items are easily sorted, automatically selected, easy to bundle, etc. It is all there and can be done with just a few button pushes.

    Monster Hunter Tri will probably remain one of my favorite Wii games ever.
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  3. HugoR
    Apr 26, 2010
    10
    Lots of reviewers still go on about the control. They should just invest in a classic controller pro because I had no problem with the Lots of reviewers still go on about the control. They should just invest in a classic controller pro because I had no problem with the movements within the first 30 minutes, this despite having abandoned playing MHFU within the first 10 hours due to the painful placement of the thumbstick. This game is intense, takes strategy, lots of preparation and is immensely rewarding. I greatly recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind sitting in front of a TV for 3 hours in a row playing video games. And despite requiring an extra investment for the controller this game is cheap for the amount of time you can spend playing it. Batman on the PS3 costs 60$ for 10 hours, this game is 70$ for 300 hours and a controller, do the math this is cheaper than riding a bike. Full Review »