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  • Summary: As a Slayer, you are all that stands between your world and the Behemoths that seek to devour it. Take on boss-sized monsters, forge powerful weapons, and craft armour from the very creatures you slay — all in a massive, free-to-play online world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 90
    Dauntless comes bursting out of early access with one of the best, most original, and most polished games in the free-to-play space. With tons of content, amazing battles, a great matchmaking system, and endless room to grow, Dauntless is going to be around for a long, long time. Beyond highly recommended, Dauntless is compulsory, obligatory, required gaming.
  2. May 30, 2019
    90
    It has a beautiful art style going for it and fun behemoth fights as well as weapon mechanics.
  3. May 31, 2019
    85
    Dauntless is a surprising achievement not only for its insanely fun and accessible monster hunting action, but also for its seamless cross-platform multiplayer and non-intrusive free-to-play mechanics. Removing much of the supporting systems' complexity from games like Monster Hunter leaves a core that’s immensely fun to dive into for quick sessions or hours on end, even if the depth outside of combat and crafting is occasionally lacking.
  4. May 28, 2019
    76
    There are definitely some things that the developers need to iron out, and should if they want to keep their impressive player base, but as it stands right now Dauntless has a very strong base that can be built upon moving forward. If you’re looking for a casual adventure to go on with or without your friends, building your character from the ground up, this is one to dip your toes in for sure.
  5. Jun 7, 2019
    75
    As things stand today, Dauntless is still a promising game, crippled by some technical issues (there’s still an OB in the software version, after all), but enhanced by a great cross-play feature.
  6. Jun 3, 2019
    75
    Dauntless is a great entry point to hunting games that is easily accessible to players who have yet to experience the thrill of the hunt.
  7. May 31, 2019
    60
    Dauntless is a jolly little co-op hunting RPG buried under a mess of F2P jargon. There's some good fun to be had here, and players who fall in love with the action will have no problem putting down some money to thank the developers, but most will dip their toes into Dauntless, enjoy themselves for a bit, and then sit back and wait for the next Monster Hunter World expansion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 41
  2. Negative: 29 out of 41
  1. May 23, 2019
    10
    I've put so many hours into this already. So much fun great game. Ignore the hate. Server issues are getting better.
  2. Jul 19, 2019
    8
    Dauntless manages to find the perfect sweet spot between Monster Hunter and a more casual approach. Dauntless eliminates much of theDauntless manages to find the perfect sweet spot between Monster Hunter and a more casual approach. Dauntless eliminates much of the ridiculously long grind times of Monster Hunter and instead replaces the dull filler with new content updates and hunts while offering players the chance to craft epic gear from parts that can be obtained through several behemoths. The best feature, however, is that PS4, PC, and XB1 can all play together. The only thing bogging the game down at all is server issues, however they only tend to flare up when new content is released, and Epic typically does great at fixing the issues in a timely manner. This is obviously annoying to players looking to sign on and play, and many give up on playing because of this. Players that stick it out and try until it works, though, are rewarded with great game play and in my honest opinion one of the, if not the, best free to play game available on PS4. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2019
    5
    A game that encourages you to purchase items in game to make your character stand out. There is fun to be had in Dauntless but unfortunatelyA game that encourages you to purchase items in game to make your character stand out. There is fun to be had in Dauntless but unfortunately it wears off rather quickly. Combined with multiple glitches such as all of the game's sound cutting out until restarted and one instance where the beast I was fighting wouldn't die despite me and three other players hammering into it for 25 minutes. Expand
  4. May 23, 2019
    2
    I was going to make an effort to write a constructive review for this game, but damn it's just straight up bad. I really wanted to enjoy theI was going to make an effort to write a constructive review for this game, but damn it's just straight up bad. I really wanted to enjoy the game because it has some good ideas and it can be fun at times. But there are just so many problems as of now that I cant name a single thing I enjoyed about it.

    - Killing Behemoths gets boring really fast. Not only that, but every time you get hit by one you get stunned for a couple of seconds, and with dodging in this game being so unreliable, you'll get hit a lot of times whether you like it or not;

    - I wont even talk about servers, everyone already knows how **** they are;

    - Gameplay is probably some of the worst I've seen in this type of game, there's no lock-on key, hitboxes are pretty hit or miss, and overall just really poor and unoriginal.

    I could list all the **** that is wrong with the game, but you get the idea
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  5. Jun 14, 2019
    1
    Unplayable piece...Terrible fps 10-15 on the hunt. PS4 sounds like a plane taking off. Dishonest monsters that are constantly spamming attacksUnplayable piece...Terrible fps 10-15 on the hunt. PS4 sounds like a plane taking off. Dishonest monsters that are constantly spamming attacks and not let go. Highly recommend not to play it. Expand
  6. May 24, 2019
    1
    I only managed to play a few hours the morning it came out. Very slow times to join public hunts, 5+ minute queues for solo hunts to launch,I only managed to play a few hours the morning it came out. Very slow times to join public hunts, 5+ minute queues for solo hunts to launch, extreme slow down on the vanilla ps4. Since then its been 3 days since launch and I've tried several times each day to play again, I'm already greeted with a login screen saying the game is full and there is a 20,000+ queue that never goes down, they don't seem to have trouble making server space for their other games strangely. Final score 1 out of 10 since the game is unplayable. Expand
  7. May 29, 2019
    0
    Terrible frame rate, terrible gameplay with no option to lock on the enemy so you have to restart camera every 5 seconds to see what movesTerrible frame rate, terrible gameplay with no option to lock on the enemy so you have to restart camera every 5 seconds to see what moves enemies are doing and the worst thing I've never I'll see is that you can fuze your perks into one better but it takes 24 hours and you can speed it up by a special currency...this belongs to a mobile game not game by epic games. Alsi the servers are almost every time full first I've played it i was waiting in queue where was 60k players in front of me... Microtrasactions are almost everywhere and the hunt missions are really boring that means you'll be on a big map with no enemies only one boss that you have to find and all the bosses I've played are the same only reskined with almost same move sets so they are very predictable and easy. If you want game where you killing a monsters buy dark souls or monster hunter because this piece of crap doesn't worth your time. Expand

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