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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: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 2, 2019
    90
    Overall, Dauntless is a ton of fun and a great game to play alone or with friends. It occupies realm of easy to pick-up hard to master perfectly and offers a ridiculous amount of gameplay for free. There are seven different weapons which you can freely switch between, and all of them offer a unique playstyle and abilities to master. Dauntless is the perfect game to run around with your friends in or to play by yourself focusing on your goals.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. Oct 15, 2019
    75
    I wanted very badly to love Dauntless, and for a time I think I did thanks to the fantastic combat and weapon variety. But the lack of any real storytelling makes the repetitive questing structure a glaring issue in desperate need of some TLC. If you’re looking for a new go-to F2P experience, you could do much worse — just don’t expect a world drenched teeming with lore and compelling characters.
  7. Oct 4, 2019
    50
    A game with unapologetically singular focus, its distillation of deeper MMOs' elements nevertheless results in an experience that all too often feels barren.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 94
  2. Negative: 43 out of 94
  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. Dec 15, 2019
    10
    The game is free, fun, cross-play and has nice graphics, models and animations. Story is good, and the characters lovable. Although, It's aThe game is free, fun, cross-play and has nice graphics, models and animations. Story is good, and the characters lovable. Although, It's a little repetitive, but I found that OK because there is so many things to learn about each monster! Deserves an 8, but because of the 5.3 User Score I'm going to give it a 10. Expand
  3. May 29, 2019
    9
    This is one of the best free play games on the market. Do not listen to the people giving this game a 2, they are morons. Fun game that youThis is one of the best free play games on the market. Do not listen to the people giving this game a 2, they are morons. Fun game that you can play with your friends that have xbox and ps4's you cant beat that for free. Not sure why people hate their lives so much that they feel the need to **** on a great game just because it doesnt cater to every needs. Expand
  4. May 9, 2020
    5
    its not utter **** as people say but yeah its repetitive and grindy the late game bosses are pretty interesting with variety of moves but toits not utter **** as people say but yeah its repetitive and grindy the late game bosses are pretty interesting with variety of moves but to get there is not that fun. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2019
    4
    You have to do the same missions everytime, and its all the same; find the monster, he knocks you with a attack that almost dont have anYou have to do the same missions everytime, and its all the same; find the monster, he knocks you with a attack that almost dont have an animation, you get res, kill the monster, back to lobby, upgrade you weapon and do this all the time. The first quests are good, but after this, its just some overpowered creatures trying to kill you. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2018
    2
    Just awful. A severely dumbed down Monster Hunter game with Fortnite stylized graphics. Forced matchmaking if you don't have a full team ofJust awful. A severely dumbed down Monster Hunter game with Fortnite stylized graphics. Forced matchmaking if you don't have a full team of your own, meaning you have zero control over the Idiot Squad who might get placed in your group. Awful hit detection, awful AI pathing, inexplicable hitching network lag when others are around... Looks and feels more like a mobile game that was ported to PC than a game developed for PC.

    All you need to know is that "founders" have been able to play since late December 2016 and yet the devs still consider the game an open beta. Undoubtedly so they can pass the buck on simple issues by saying "it's still just a beta!". Stay away.
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  7. Feb 6, 2020
    0
    more bugs than features, unplayble game with one of the worst developers...

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