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  • Summary: In Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environmentIn Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. As a hunter, you must use your cunning and expertise to track and maneuver your targets throughout the intense, evolving battles. [Capcom] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    100
    Capcom perfected the combat formula over countless releases, but it wasn’t until Monster Hunter: World that they stripped away what ultimately was never much fun to begin with. You spend less time spent preparing, and more time actually fighting. And sales figures suggest, as we all expected, that Capcom really had something special sitting under all that bloat.
  2. Aug 14, 2018
    95
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
  3. Aug 20, 2018
    90
    An amazing confluence of level and monster design, combat and gameplay systems, Monster Hunter: World is undoubtedly best Monster Hunter game. After spending well over a hundred hours outside the campaign, I think my original review score was actually a little low. As a game, Monster Hunter: World is still incredible, but the PC release can only be considered definitive for a relatively small number of power users with top-shelf GPUs and zippy processors. While everyone with a recent PC and decent graphics card can make the game work, for many players the best experience may still be on console.
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    87
    Monster Hunter World captivates with thrilling boss fights and its variety of weapons, but the PC port could have been technically better.
  5. Sep 4, 2018
    85
    Arriving eight months late on PC, everything that can be said about Monster Hunter World already has done. Rest assured though, the wait was indeed worth it. Anyone looking for a deep action game they can potentially invest hundreds of hours into need look no further. This is Monster Hunter, back and better than it's ever been before.
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter: World still has all the complexity expected from this series, but it dishes it out in much more palatable chunks than usual. It's still got a frightening amount of depth, but it feels manageable in a way that few in the series have pulled off before. Players may still feel a little lost from time to time, but a little guidance from series vets or other friends can drastically reduce the growing pains new players will likely experience. On top of all that, this is one of the best-feeling titles the series has had to date; so saddle up with some friends, and explore all the New World has to offer.
  7. Aug 22, 2018
    75
    It's not the worst console port I have seen, but it surely isn't the best one. The only real flaw of the PC version of Monster Hunter World is the buggy multiplayer mode. Everything else works just fine and deserves some attention - after all, this is one of the most captivating adventures in the virtual world ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 115
  2. Negative: 45 out of 115
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!!
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!! Lets Hunt !!!
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  2. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    Very good game. I love it. It got a lot of updates after some time. I can recommend it. A lot of the neg. reviews are not more up to date.
  3. Aug 14, 2018
    9
    The game clearly isn't optimized for PC, but a solid rig can run it smoothly. I've logged 30 hours with no crashes or issues. The game itselfThe game clearly isn't optimized for PC, but a solid rig can run it smoothly. I've logged 30 hours with no crashes or issues. The game itself is fantastic! Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    7
    Gameplay is is very tight and fluid, but in its own way. I have 300+ hours on PS4, and mechanically it feels no different. Yes, it takesGameplay is is very tight and fluid, but in its own way. I have 300+ hours on PS4, and mechanically it feels no different. Yes, it takes some time to get used to with the heavy weapons that punish you horribly for button mashing by animation locking you to your death, but once you get it down, its very rewarding. I can see how it can be precieved as being clunky for new comers (especially with the "Great Sword is easy" ranking it gives you, when its one of the hardest weapons to use properly).

    After playing with KB/M for a bit, I ended up having to plug in my controller. The game just does not feel suited for KB/M and the inability to turn off mouse acceleration is extremely noticeable and got me killed several times.

    As for framerates, I can hit stable 60 FPS @ 1440P with Volume Rendering Quality set to off and all other settings at max with a 6600k and a 1070... if I have everything closed in the background. CPU usage frequently hits 70%. With that, Discord, and Chrome running in the background, it can chug every now and then.

    Overall, its the game I love on the PS4 and I personally havent been hit with all the bugs everyone else are reporting (like the Cutscene crash bug deleting your save). This would be a 9/10 if the port quality was better, so taking 2 points off for that, lack of 21:9 support (It says 3440x1440 in the menu but only displays 2560x1440) and the current issue that it seems to be a crapshoot to join in progress hunts with friends. We typically all have to back out load into the fight from the base camp rather than coming to help someone mid hunt.

    As it stands, I pretty much only bought it to play with friends who dont have a PS4. I'll still be doing all my high level hunts on it (currently farming Arch Tempered Teostra) until things smooth out a little bit with the PC port.
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  5. Aug 10, 2018
    4
    Honestly wait for MHW to go on sale of get some patches in. Like it's fun but I don't think it is a premium level.

    My poor friend was just
    Honestly wait for MHW to go on sale of get some patches in. Like it's fun but I don't think it is a premium level.

    My poor friend was just frustrated the entire time because grouping is such a hassle or just doesn't work most of the time.

    The graphics while pretty have a lot of low quality flaws that stand out.

    Waiting all this time, I really expected a far more polished product than was delivered
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  6. Aug 11, 2018
    1
    I bought this game hoping it would be good because it has great reviews, co-op, and I've heard a lot of great things about it from my friendsI bought this game hoping it would be good because it has great reviews, co-op, and I've heard a lot of great things about it from my friends who play it on console.

    Single player is great... with a controller. Don't plan on using the mouse and keyboard you are so accustomed to as a PC gamer. Whoever worked at CapCom on this console port never played the game with the mouse and keyboard. You can't turn off mouse acceleration, which makes the mouse pretty much act like a joystick, you can't change certain keybinds in the settings, and the menu interface is definitely designed for console. Also you can't turn motion blur or bloom off. The game is, also, wayyy too bright even with the gamma turned down and volumetric fog off.

    Co-op is unplayable at the moment. You WILL get disconnected when you play with friends IF you are able to join them in the first place (unless you are super lucky). You cannot progress through the story with your friends, either. One member of your party has to have previously done it solo. (Really Capcom?)

    The graphics are also very, very bad for a AAA title like this. It looks like a console game at max settings and is overwhelmingly underwhelming. Most AAA games made in the past 5 years look much better than this game, imo. I think, honestly, Hitman: Absolution or Far Cry 3 have the same if not better graphics. Don't get me started on the textures.

    If you like the Monster Hunter franchise, you own a controller or gamepad, you don't care about multiplayer or co-op, you are fine with sub-optimal graphics and performance, go ahead buy the game, it's great. For me, I just think it would be better if I waited for them to fix most of the things, that I think, are wrong with the game or waited until it was heavily discounted to buy it. I think CapCom could've done a better job and I'm extremely disappointed with what bag of feces they lit on fire and threw onto Steam's doorstep, sharpie'd on it "ported and polished".
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  7. Feb 10, 2019
    0
    Very buggy. Lots of disconnects. Key bindings change randomly. Laggy even if your PC is way better than the recommended specs.

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