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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: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 7, 2019
    91
    As it stands, I’d absolutely suggest checking out Dauntless if you haven’t done so already. It’s an easy access free-to-play title with crossplay built-in for all platforms and doesn’t immediately try to nickel-and-dime you to death with add-ons and other items. The stuff you can buy is purely cosmetic, and there are plenty of earnable options available without needing to spend anything upfront. Also, it’s really fun to play, and as a big Monster Hunter fan, it’s nice to have a viable alternative to spend time with.
  2. May 30, 2019
    90
    It has a beautiful art style going for it and fun behemoth fights as well as weapon mechanics.
  3. 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.
  4. Jul 1, 2019
    78
    A good free-to-play, with simple Monster Hunter gameplay element at its base, but only them.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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: 9 out of 44
  2. Negative: 31 out of 44
  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 23, 2019
    8
    I don't write reviews until at least a month after the game has been released; you never know what changes will be made, or what will improve.I don't write reviews until at least a month after the game has been released; you never know what changes will be made, or what will improve. They started off a bit rough, as you can see from all the whiny reviews saying "I can't even play, this game sucks, waaaah!" Here's the thing though, after putting hundreds of hours into this game I can say, this game is incredible. Starts slower, to let you learn systems, but has a very deep end game and rewarding progression system. The fight are more like Dark Souls than Monster Hunter, and you can really feel yourself becoming a master of your weapon as you progress. It's Missing some basic QOL features, but surely they will add them soon enough. Very few bugs or connection problems anymore at this point. This game could easily be a 10 if they could stabilize the servers, and add the basics that are missing. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2019
    6
    Basicly its a good game but it didn't hooked me like Monster Hunter World did. After playing 15h Dauntless gets boring also it doesn't feelBasicly its a good game but it didn't hooked me like Monster Hunter World did. After playing 15h Dauntless gets boring also it doesn't feel really good to win or lose, I never had this ''one big moment'', along this 15h it was always the same feeling 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 2, 2019
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is very fun until you hit end game grinding. The servers are in poor condition to support the crossplay mechanic. Cartoon graphics! The game will never compare to #MonsterHunter! The devs promise fixes and updates on social media to gain public trust and glorification, but still have yet to deliver. Horeoic missions are soo aggressive, even the best players are scratching their heads in confusement wondering what happened after they fail.Most missions in heroic have very high latency, almost unplayable. Pc players reporting purchase errors, items not showing up in inventory after purchase. This is a development team that stole ideas from other games! Not a good way to start. 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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