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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 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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 3, 2019
    80
    Dauntless is Monster Hunter for those that don't have the time or money to devote to Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. Dauntless falters in certain areas, but provides the feel of hunting and gear progression in a more streamlined manner. the world can feel a bit lifeless and gamey at time, but this is definitely good enough to carve out it's own space alongside Capcom's flagship series. And being free-to-play with full cross-platform play helps a great deal.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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: 26 out of 67
  2. Negative: 27 out of 67
  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 18, 2019
    10
    I just love this game. I've spent more time playing it than anything else in 2019. The combat is extremely smooth, fluid, and impactful. EachI just love this game. I've spent more time playing it than anything else in 2019. The combat is extremely smooth, fluid, and impactful. Each weapon plays very differently. I loved MH:W and played about 80hrs of it, but I've spent almost twice that in Dauntless. Expand
  3. May 8, 2019
    9
    A really cool game, with an interresting gameplay.
    Several weapons, and each type of weapon is enjoyable to play.
    As much monsters than
    A really cool game, with an interresting gameplay.
    Several weapons, and each type of weapon is enjoyable to play.
    As much monsters than Monster Hunter, and their style is much more inspirated than MH.
    A cool progression for new players, and ton of content for old ones.
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  4. Jun 5, 2019
    6
    This game feels and plays like it was a 10/10 game that was delivered half done. Plenty of bugs, if you consider them all this is not actuallyThis game feels and plays like it was a 10/10 game that was delivered half done. Plenty of bugs, if you consider them all this is not actually a stable game, played it on 2 PCs and a PS4, it runs badly on the PS4. Very repetitive content (I'm okay with this), quite fun to play. It's one of the most beautiful games I've played. I hope in the next few months they polish the game to an extent where the bugs don't ruin it and it actually becomes an 8 or 9 out of 10. Expand
  5. May 21, 2019
    4
    Currently fanboys are camping Metacritic and downvoting bad reviews. This is a concentrated effort from /r/dauntless/ members.

    Pros: -
    Currently fanboys are camping Metacritic and downvoting bad reviews. This is a concentrated effort from /r/dauntless/ members.

    Pros:
    - Free
    - New content is being added and is being kept somewhat relevant
    - Transmog are nice if you care about looks. Which some do in a 3rd person game.
    - Okay weapon variety combat styles
    - Incoming cross-platform play is pretty dope

    Cons:
    - Feels like the poor man's Monster Hunter: World: This resulted in the game being filled with kids that can't afford MH:W from Fortnite
    - UI is obviously made for consoles. The menus are humongous, your character is very close to the screen, etc.
    - Microtransactions in your face at every shop
    - Terrible graphics, terrible distance rendering on details. The game feels like a stretched out 480p YouTube video on max graphics. The depth of field is atrocious. Blurs objects 5m out. Objects are only clear 2m away in towns. My eyes hurt in town sometimes. This feels like a mobile game put on the PC.
    - Laggy servers (most likely will be fixed with time)
    - Bugs, clunky movement, attacks that don't connect well, clipped 3-4 times through the ground (it IS a Beta to be fair)
    - Easy game if you're not stun-locked to death by a behemoth ability (Island 4 - that's when I stopped playing)

    Buy MH:W. This is a rip off.
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  6. May 23, 2019
    3
    Pese a ser gratis, no lo recomiendo. Artísticamente es muy bonito, pero poco más bueno se puede decir. Las mecánicas son tremendamentePese a ser gratis, no lo recomiendo. Artísticamente es muy bonito, pero poco más bueno se puede decir. Las mecánicas son tremendamente simples, tanto, que jugar no genera ningún tipo de satisfacción. Resulta divertido las primeras horas, pero la falta de complejidad acaba aburriendo.

    Si tuviera que resumirlo en una palabra: Mediocre.
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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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