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  • Summary: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivalsMonster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivals the gameplay volume from the original release and features a new icy setting, storyline, monsters, gameplay options, and more.

    The game's all-new story picks up after Monster Hunter: World and whisks hunters away to the newly discovered chilly locale that, once fully explored, becomes the largest region in World so far. The new locale is home to several new and returning monsters ready to challenge hunters throughout their expeditions and raises the stakes with the added higher difficulty Master Rank. Iceborne continues the skill-based progression and robust crafting system found in World and expands that with several new gameplay features that broaden the player's combat repertoire. All this leads to the ultimate hunter test against the mysterious new flagship monster, Velkhana.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jan 14, 2020
    100
    You’ll not only be entertained by Monster Hunter World: Iceborne for hours, but you will be in awe of its complex systems, and how they align so well to create an unforgettable expansion to an already fantastic game.
  2. Mar 5, 2020
    95
    I had taken a long break from Monster Hunter altogether and when I booted up Iceborne for this review, I fell back in love with the game. This is how you do an expansion. For me, Iceborne will go down in gaming history as one of those great expansions like The Shivering Isles, Undead Nightmare, and Blood and Wine. If you are remotely a Monster Hunter fan, this is a must have. If you have been interested in Monster Hunter but have yet to try it, do yourself a favor and pick up Monster Hunter World and this expansion. It’s the most accessible Monster Hunter to date and a fantastic entry into the series.
  3. Jan 7, 2020
    90
    If you want to play Monster Hunter World: Iceborne at its prettiest, be warned that you need a beefy PC. With every graphical option set at max and at 4K resolution, my poor RTX 2070 struggles to provide a consistent 30fps experience. That is, unless I enable DLSS, which improves performance considerably. In the end, however, I’ve settled at 1440p, which still provides the eye candy but allows me to play at a pretty much constant 60fps.
  4. 90
    Everything it should be, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is an absolutely must-have addition to anyone who enjoyed the core game.
  5. Jan 7, 2020
    87
    The port was well done, and there's almost nothing to complain about. It's not a big surprise, but Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is a fantastic expansion finally available on PC, which should provide you with a much better gaming experience than the console versions, as long as you have an SSD-equipped machine that's up to the task. For a game that sometimes overly encourages you to go back and forth between zones, this is no small feat. If you liked the basic MHW, you'll love Iceborne. If you're new to the game, this is a good opportunity to test the license, as it now includes a massive amount of content.
  6. Jan 31, 2020
    80
    Forget about the little issues that Monster Hunter: World has here and there. There's only one big flaw, and it's the fact that it can be overwhelming towards newcomers, or those who just like their gaming to be a simple, pick-up-and-play deal. Those who'll persevere will discover something that, although simple in structure (fight monsters, craft weapons, and then fight some more monsters), is extremely enjoyable.
  7. Jan 12, 2020
    60
    Iceborne is absolutely a worthy addition to Monster Hunter World, but the PC version still needs some touching up. This is definitely a "your mileage will vary" situation, so proceed with caution if you just can't wait for patches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 11 out of 42
  1. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    This game is lots of fun graphics look good and the i think over 14 weapon styles it never feels old during hundreds of hours of game play andThis game is lots of fun graphics look good and the i think over 14 weapon styles it never feels old during hundreds of hours of game play and to put a cheery on top the Iceborn expansion further polished the fighting styles and brought tons of new content great Job again Capcom you guys are on fire show them other developers how its done. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2020
    10
    Great gameplay! Lots of cool monsters to hunt, different areas to explore and fun things to do in general.
  3. Jan 28, 2020
    10
    This game is my everything. I didn't think i would sink so many hours into it specifically due to having MHW on multiple platforms but oh godThis game is my everything. I didn't think i would sink so many hours into it specifically due to having MHW on multiple platforms but oh god it's so much fun I've dedicated myself to a daily romp through the Hoarfrost reach. If you've previously enjoyed the series before this is definitely a must have addition! Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    8
    The new weapons attacks and clutch move set is just amazing they really upgrade the battle mechanics, the new monsters that are returning areThe new weapons attacks and clutch move set is just amazing they really upgrade the battle mechanics, the new monsters that are returning are just a fantasy for old hunters, the sieges are really good, the history is very poor endeed. But this is a friends base game so you may have your community to really enjoy the game. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2020
    7
    Quiet interesting first 50 hours, quiet boring last 950, grind for the grind.
  6. Jan 30, 2020
    4
    I did not have the performance problems other people seem to be having. The game runs beautifully for me. The problem is the gameplay is superI did not have the performance problems other people seem to be having. The game runs beautifully for me. The problem is the gameplay is super grindy. The boss fights all take 15 forevers, and then they expect you to grind them for gear upgrades. Iceborne had more of that same problem. Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2020
    0
    This game is one of the most repetitive fetchquests that ever reached the console. The "Ice theme" means it lags alot because the graphicsThis game is one of the most repetitive fetchquests that ever reached the console. The "Ice theme" means it lags alot because the graphics are oversaturated and underperforming art that attempts to entrance, but instead just makes the game unnecessarily difficult because everything looks the same and is bland and you can't even follow the story because they're talking all slow and it came out in winter and it isn't even worth playing over something like pokemon snap or runescape where you can actually enjoy an interactive component with the items you're fetching as well as a diverse player experience, here it's just oh did you get to the top of the tower? me too. ok great. Expand

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