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  • Summary: Discover a shattered world, forge powerful weapons, and hunt the ferocious behemoths threatening our survival.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 24, 2019
    90
    Dauntless has plenty of room for growth, but it’s already one of my favorite free-to-play games. I initially overlooked Dauntless as another Monster Hunter clone and I was wildly wrong for thinking that. Whether you’re a newcomer to the genre or just looking for an alternative while you wait for Iceborne, you can’t go wrong with Dauntless. As the West’s first foray into the monster hunting genre, Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless is an absolute triumph.
  2. May 31, 2019
    85
    What Dauntless lacks in layered complexity it makes up for with tightly crafted combat and rewarding progression, proving you don’t need to cram every possible feature into a game for it to be great.
  3. Aug 7, 2018
    80
    Dauntless is a great foundation for a rollicking monster-mashing time, but without the critical component of a compelling endgame, your journey has no satisfying destination. Only time will tell if the swirling islands around Ramsgate can provide something more.
  4. Jun 20, 2019
    80
    Although it's not as great as Monster Hunter: World, but Dauntless is good enough as a free-to-play online game. It might be your best choice before Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne Expansion released.
  5. Jun 19, 2019
    79
    Dauntless offers a lot of content, especially for a game that is free. The combat starts off a bit slow, but give it some time and you will thoroughly enjoy yourself with Dauntless.
  6. Jun 6, 2019
    75
    Dauntless is a game with certain shortcomings, but the truth is that it is addictive... and FreeToPlay.
  7. May 28, 2019
    70
    Dauntless is clearly an experience that has been optimized to deliver the most stress-free multiplayer session possible. From the seamless crossplay to the way that anyone can hop into a game and confidently take up arms against formidable foes, it’s refreshingly accessible and looks great to boot. While it can feel a little empty, and there are bugs that mar the experience here and there, its fresh look and lively spark are more than enticing enough to warrant a spin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 72
  2. Negative: 30 out of 72
  1. May 8, 2019
    10
    Best MH Ever, I find that this game is much easier to take in hand than Monster Hunter, much more dynamism, the graphics are really juice
    Try
    Best MH Ever, I find that this game is much easier to take in hand than Monster Hunter, much more dynamism, the graphics are really juice
    Try before judging, you will not be disappointed
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  2. May 10, 2019
    10
    trés bon jeu de farme. Mais tres rapide a finir, je l ai fini moi en 2 jours en farmant intensivement.
  3. May 30, 2019
    9
    This is a review based on the Crossplay release version (PC).

    Graphics: Not super high end but the artstyle carries it easily. You can
    This is a review based on the Crossplay release version (PC).

    Graphics: Not super high end but the artstyle carries it easily. You can read/see everything clearly and everything has a distinct look. The style is kind of a mix of Darksiders and Fortnite...if you like that is up to you.

    There are quite a few Behemoths to hunt (Monsters like in Monster Hunter) and there is an actual reason why you fight them and not just "because Im a hunter".

    That said...the difficulty is a bit low-ish for MH veterans or people who play a lot of games like Dark Souls...so don't expect to be super challenged.

    You can make plenty of different builds and kill the Behemoths in many ways.

    The reason Im not giving 10/10 is because it needs a lot more content and game modes to be added to be a "perfect" game.
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  4. May 21, 2019
    5
    It had me for the Intro and first few hunts, then I realized that this game doesn't offer anything but microtransactions and bare gameplayIt had me for the Intro and first few hunts, then I realized that this game doesn't offer anything but microtransactions and bare gameplay (nothing new I haven't seen in previous MMOs). The style and armors etc are pretty cool, but that's about it.

    What really disappointed me most was the fluidity of battling. Jumping and attacking feels really rigid and the mapping is off and odd.
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  5. May 29, 2019
    4
    Open the game. Make your generic character. Walk to the monster. Kill him. Do this a million times. And that's it.
  6. May 27, 2019
    3
    I love Monster Hunter, so I had high hopes for this game since Iceborne for PC is some time away. Sadly many stupid things block the way toI love Monster Hunter, so I had high hopes for this game since Iceborne for PC is some time away. Sadly many stupid things block the way to enjoying this game.

    Dauntless has a strong start, the first fight is pretty easy and lets you play around, and weapons have been vastly improved upon since I last played, you feel epic but don't really feel like your hand is being held. Then RIGHT after the first mission it introduces you to the season pass, **** you don't propose to someone right after meeting them, let me get to know your first. Then comes some silly intro quests that kind of block off your road to enjoying the game, long load times (compared to how long a hunt takes), long down times going around grabbing side quests. It just gets really boring really fast, the saving grace of this game is its gameplay, everything else just falls so flat.

    If the devs see this TLDR: Cut down on downtime and load screens and focus on your gameplay, if anything that is what will make your game succeed as it truly is good. Hold off on introducing season pass too until players are commited to the game and are enjoying themselves.
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  7. Jun 20, 2019
    0
    The game is very good and well done, the development team is to be congratulated, but the servers do not work and can not play, it is anThe game is very good and well done, the development team is to be congratulated, but the servers do not work and can not play, it is an intermittent problem and I can not give a better score for an unplayable game! Expand

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