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  • Summary: Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise on PC, the latest installment in the award-winning and top-selling Monster Hunter series, you’ll become a hunter, explore brand new maps and use a variety of weapons to take down fearsome monsters as part of an all-new storyline.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Feb 10, 2022
    100
    The PC port for Monster Hunter Rise is the definitive way to experience this game. I am excited to see where the franchise goes from here, although I will find it hard to slide back into any Monster Hunter game without the new traversal and streamlined elements. Whether you want to hunt alone or play with your friends, play “Fashion Hunter” or experience the main quests, there is something for everyone in Monster Hunter Rise.
  2. Jan 10, 2022
    92
    This is a fantastic adaptation of a fantastic game, that plays and looks better than ever on PC.
  3. Jan 19, 2022
    90
    Monster Hunter Rise blends the best elements from earlier series entries, and delivers a streamlined, action-packed, monster-slaying experience.
  4. Jan 14, 2022
    89
    Monster Hunter Rise is probably the best game in the series. It isn’t quite as accessible as World, but long term it offers much more varied combat and a richer experience. Its world and gameplay are insanely engaging and fun. Technically, the port to PC results in solid, smooth gameplay and marginally better visuals. If you have a choice, it’s definitely the way to play, the best and most complete version of one of 2021’s standout games.
  5. Jan 10, 2022
    85
    This PC port fulfills its role very well because it cancels a lot of limitations of the Switch version. The framerate is no longer stuck at 30 frames per second, the resolution can go up to 4K, some textures are much more detailed, and loading times are noticeably reduced. However, we should not expect either that this former Nintendo exclusive will miraculously transform into graphic mastery worthy of the biggest productions of 2022.
  6. Feb 4, 2022
    80
    Monster Hunter is a series about systems—Capcom can’t escape that, no matter how much marketing and PR they throw at it. But it isn’t a series about getting it either, as much as its staunchest adherents would have you believe. It’s about feeling it. And Monster Hunter Rise feels good—simple as that.
  7. Jan 18, 2022
    65
    Despite releasing nearly a year after its Switch counterpart, the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise feels like a minimal improvement. Sure, you can get frame rates in the hundreds and high resolutions, but frequent crashes can reset your settings and cutscenes are still locked at 30. The keyboard and mouse control options are a big boon for accessibility, but the visual improvements here feel so minimal I’ll stick to the portable edition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 44
  2. Negative: 15 out of 44
  1. Jan 23, 2022
    10
    Spent more than 100 hours in the game and have a lot of fun! The game returned to the classics and it pleases especially
  2. Jan 15, 2022
    10
    Me gustó mucho, es un vicio jugarlo 10/10, llevo más de 20 horas y no paro de jugarlo
  3. Feb 2, 2022
    9
    Good PC version for a really good MH game.

    Ever since Capcom started using the new modern RE Engine, with RE VII, we knew it was a very
    Good PC version for a really good MH game.

    Ever since Capcom started using the new modern RE Engine, with RE VII, we knew it was a very versatile engine with lots of potential and scalability, and the games that came after quite proved that point, on all systems.

    The Nintendo Switch needed a good, new Monster Hunter game, and MH World wasn’t going happen over there because, frankly, World still looks amazing today, especially at max settings and high resolutions, on PC, and it’s quite demanding too.

    With MH Rise, that’s what Capcom did, a bespoke Nintendo Switch game, that plays very well, but looks substantially lower quality compared to World, yet plays amazingly well, the animations are quite good and monsters look greater than ever, especially in the way they move and animate.

    On PC, MH Rise gets some visual upgrades in the form of better quality textures, mainly, but overall the geometrical quality of most assets remains quite similar to the Switch version, but being able to increase the resolution and frame-rates is a big bonus too.

    On the Performance side of things, the game is quite easier on the hardware compared to MH World, and it is able to run at stable 60 FPS, 4K resolution, on my Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 3060 Ti, and pretty close to 120 FPS at 1620p DLDSR, everything maxed of course.
    Being a port from a Switch game, another advantage is that the game is able to perform quite well on 4 core CPUs, like my secondary system which has an i5 4690K and a GTX 1070, and on this PC the game is able to run at 60 FPS and more even at 1440p, so I believe a lot of players will be able to enjoy good and smooth performance in this game.

    One bug/issue in this game, still not fixed as of the posting of this review, is the Resolution Scale (known as Image Quality in the options): 100% Scale is actually doing 75% internal resolution, which I confirmed by manually counting the pixels on screen with basic geometry / math; and then 150% Scale is actually 112.5% over native resolution, so there’s no easy way to do native resolution, but I reckon for now that the closest way is just setting the scale to 150%, and the game will be slightly downsampled.

    Controls and Keybinds are excellent on Keyboard and Mouse, for the most part, I believe the mouse still has this really, really tiny deadzone, but it feels better than in the Demo, for sure, so I have no major issues with it.
    There’s one single key I’ve found I cannot map, which is ALT, but it’s no big deal for me, I have plenty more keys to map, and a simple macro or remap via software can fix that issue, too.
    I am also a left handed player, and I can map the whole right side of the keyboard with no issues, arrow keys included, which is excellent.

    Now that I have spent more than 70 hours on Rise, I can say I enjoy its more fast paced combat, movement mechanics and overall feel, compared to World; the latter is still an excellent game, with lots of content, but Rise feels so good with the new improvements to movement and fluid animations, and high frame-rates, that it’s truly a joy to play on PC.

    I have high hopes for the next big entry in the franchise, if they use the best parts of Rise, RE Engine, better movement mechanics, a bit more fast paced than World, but with the amazing graphics of World, only even better, can’t wait for what comes next, and for the Sunbreak expansion this summer, for sure.

    I am not a veteran on the series at all, but I feel that with both World and Rise on PC, we have a good base to please most types of MH fans, and a lot to expect for future titles and content, which is great.

    Monster Hunter Rise is a very enjoyable and fun game, one that proves you don’t need the absolute best Graphics in the industry to have a solid experience; the game is just really well done, and getting into a hunt is so straightforward and fast here on PC that it’s just a fantastic experience, as it should be.
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  4. Apr 4, 2022
    7
    A decent follow-up to Monster Hunter World. It has a cool ninja theme with new movement and new moves for all the weapons. Story isA decent follow-up to Monster Hunter World. It has a cool ninja theme with new movement and new moves for all the weapons. Story is unimportant and the new/old monsters are still great and the reason i keep coming back. But it lacks in overall endgame giving me less reason to keep playing. I recommend this game. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2022
    6
    Es hat Spaß gemacht wieder ein MH Game von vorne zu spielen, schön mit NR Quests anfangen und eine Quest nach der Anderen abschließen.
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    Es hat Spaß gemacht wieder ein MH Game von vorne zu spielen, schön mit NR Quests anfangen und eine Quest nach der Anderen abschließen.
    Die Arena Quests finden nicht alle in der Arena statt, sondern auch mal einfach auf der normalen Map, WHY?
    Der Multiplayer bietet keine Liste, aus der man sich eine Quest aussuchen und die man vorher filtern kann, an. Man muss auf eine Quest klicken und suchen, ob sie gerade jemand spielt und noch Platz hat, für jede Quest...

    Ob das Spiel Spaß macht? Keine Ahnung, gegen einen Barioth zu kämpfen macht definitiv keinen Spaß und sonst kommt es einem irgendwie wie emotionsloses Gekloppe vor, aber man freut sich, wenn man das letzte Monster dann erlegt hat.
    Aber auch irgendwie auch nur dann.

    Müsst ihr wissen.
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  6. May 30, 2022
    0
    Denuvo sucks, cant play it offline or if my internet provider fails.
    MHWorld was so better than is game, it would be better making the games
    Denuvo sucks, cant play it offline or if my internet provider fails.
    MHWorld was so better than is game, it would be better making the games to PC and downgrading them to Switch instead
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  7. Jan 19, 2022
    0
    I still can't play it due to the bug "Failed to save" I had a week off from work, this is my last day of my break and I wasn't able to play at all

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