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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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  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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  1. Negative: 64 out of 201
  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. Sep 25, 2022
    10
    What an gem of a game, does all the things right. Fantastic setting, story is top notch although pretty basic, it still makes you feel likeWhat an gem of a game, does all the things right. Fantastic setting, story is top notch although pretty basic, it still makes you feel like you're contributing to a huge portion of the game. The monsters are insanely beautiful, hit reg can seem weird but it's completely fair and understandable if you look at it from outside the scope of wanting to be OP. Game I will continue to come back to many many times over most likely decades, unless another MH game comes out that captures it as well as this one did. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2018
    9
    So firstly I'd like to say this is my first Monster Hunter Game I've played and I would just like to say that I love it already! One thing i'dSo firstly I'd like to say this is my first Monster Hunter Game I've played and I would just like to say that I love it already! One thing i'd like to address asap that I noticed about low score reviews on here, is that they really, REALLY dislike the animations of your characters during fighting, and think of it as clunky. well, fun fact, that's because its SUPPOSED to be. unlike your typical multi-weapon based game, weapons in MH:W aren't made of paper and plastic and you can't just fling a sword thrice as big as you like it doesn't weigh anything. battles are HECTIC, with environmental traps and places to use a grappling hook for quick mobility, and at all times during a battle you'll be thinking on your feet. However, this game isn't a hack-and-slash where you can just button mash and expect things to die, you have to plan your strikes(and positioning if you're using a ranged weapon) before you make them or you'll be punished for attacking in the wrong way at the wrong time. Bows for example let you run around pretty well and let you stay agile, while a lance-and-shield will make you extremely sluggish but will allow you to take extremely minimal damage while blocking, and I LOVE this system, to many games I have played where you can just button mash and things die without even being in the Hack-And-Slash genre, its refreshing to play this.

    The maps look beautiful and vibrant, and of course, so do the monsters! speaking of the monsters, I found the adaptive AI really awesome, especially during a few instances so far of 1 monster attacking another monster I'm currently fighting, which is something that is completely unscripted.

    Now, I do have some gripes with the game, Which is why im not giving it a 10, which, I agree with low score reviews, the game is pretty poorly optimized. I have a 1070Ti (overclocked as high as I could take it safely I might add) with a Ryzen 2700x OC'd CPU, and this game still can not reliably hit 60 fps without me turning some settings down a little unless I'm in a very open area without a lot of density, or i'm in non-busy floors of the main hub area. during gameplay I'm looking at around 50-65 fps with lows as bad as 40, but, highs reaching the high 70's. Hopefully some patches get released that will get this game "unchugged".

    I also don't enjoy the lack of depth to character creation, but I understand that certain aspects (such as size and body type) could cause some issues of game balance if they were to have immersive gameplay effects such as someone overweight moving slower than a fit body type, or a short character being much harder for the monsters to hit if their hitbox was also reduced to fit their height.

    all in all, the game so far is very enjoyable for me, and as someone that's always been on the low end hardware side of life for the last 20 or so years, and only just now finally getting a beefy PC, turning down a few settings to get the game at a stable 60 frames isn't the end of the world for me. on a completely unrelated note, I did notice some people saying the Co-op is unstable. I've done a LOT of hunts so far, and with those, I did the majority single-player, I will admit to that. However every single multiplayer session i've done has had no issues whatsoever, but, I'm, speaking for myself, I'd say try the game out, try to rush through the tutorial as fast as you can with the default character model(you can have up to 3 character profiles at once and can just delete the profile after) so you can do the multiplayer as soon as possible to see if it gives you issues. if you enjoy the game when doing your first quest tutorial, and there are no problems with multiplayer, delete that profile or just begin a new game and take your time with that profile, and have fun :)
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  4. Jun 28, 2020
    8
    amazing graphics, animations, sounds and music, story is generic, some boss battles are annoying, endgame is great if you like farming,amazing graphics, animations, sounds and music, story is generic, some boss battles are annoying, endgame is great if you like farming, gameplay and fights are top notch tho Expand
  5. Sep 3, 2020
    6
    I really don't get the hype of this game, it's kinda weird to me really with all the other stuff aside from the combat, very japanese. TheI really don't get the hype of this game, it's kinda weird to me really with all the other stuff aside from the combat, very japanese. The whole game is just grinding for better gear to go fight more monsters for better gear to...
    -- It looks ok and at this point seems to be patched out well. The maps don't seem that interesting and the cutesy type of story etc is cringe to me. I only played SP so maybe that's it, it might be that the social interaction in relation to fighting monsters is a major part of it. Not interested.
    --I've beaten a few monsters and am in the second map but I really don't have much interest in continuing, there are games I like way better out there that I am playing now. The incomprehensible menus and controls and counter intuitive nature of so much of the game is a major turnoff as well. I'd rather play a game that has "research" on at least somewhat real animals etc
    --It's the hello kitty aspects and the just grinding nature of this game that just lose my interest overall.
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  6. Aug 10, 2018
    3
    This is my first entry into Monster Hunter, and I can clearly say the combat is terrible. Its feels so clunky to me, worse than the dark soulsThis is my first entry into Monster Hunter, and I can clearly say the combat is terrible. Its feels so clunky to me, worse than the dark souls 2 pc port. I don't think I can adapt, nor am willing to adapt to the combat in this game, meaning its basically unplayable for me. I am sorry but if you are a fan of precise controls, like I am, stay the hell away from this game! I give it a 3 out of 10 because the world is beautifully crafted and I believe it deserves a mention. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2021
    0
    Зачем я это купил?
    Поиграл около часа и вообще не удивила и не впечатлила! Даже играть не хочется!
    Зачем я это купил?
    Поиграл около часа и вообще не удивила и не впечатлила! Даже играть не хочется!

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