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  1. Positive: 89 out of 93
  2. Negative: 0 out of 93
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 24, 2018
    Moving to real consoles has paid off for Monster Hunter. The fifth installment is bigger, nicer and funnier (a bit). In addition, a number of free addons will extend the entertainment for another dozens of hours. [Issue#283]
  2. Jan 30, 2018
    Like your knowledge of the game’s beautiful and rich ecosystem, this knowledge accumulates naturally over time, and a game that seems intimidating at first quickly becomes one of the more rewarding gaming experiences of recent years. There is no feeling quite like taking down a dragon with nothing but a sword, your wits and sheer nerve.
  3. Jan 25, 2018
    A triumph for the series and one of this generation's greatest games yet. Monster Hunter World takes the beating heart of a vital, niche franchise and elevates it toward universal appeal.
  4. Jan 25, 2018
    I again absolutely urge you to check out Monster Hunter: World if you have any passing interest in the series, or have been wondering what all the talk is about. It can be a difficult experience at first, but I definitely do not think it’s impenetrable to newcomers.
  5. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter has been in need of a big change for years, and this reboot-of-sorts could have easily gone wrong. Instead, Capcom took a careful look at Monster Hunter's design and cut all the fat while leaving the series trademark dense gameplay completely intact. All the changes, from the broad, sweeping ones to the granular alterations, only serve to improve an already winning formula. The next generation of Monster Hunter has finally begun, and, with Monster Hunter World, it's off to an incredibly good start.
  6. Jan 25, 2018
    The achievement of Monster Hunter: World, however, is that by the time these more archaic foibles become an issue you will already be in too deep. Any issues melt away as you leap whooping from your seat, punching the air after you slay a giant beast while on your last sliver of health. In Monster Hunter: World, those heart-pounding epiphanies happen with thrilling regularity.
  7. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is the evolution the series has been waiting for. The giant creatures have never looked better, while the beautiful open world areas and the way Scoutflies assist your exploration have brought a newfound dynamism to every hunt. It remains brutally difficult and the unprepared may still be chewed up and spat back out, but this time it’ll categorically be your own fault rather than the game’s. Whether on your own, or in a group, now is the time to join the hunt.
  8. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is one of the finest JRPGs you'll ever play, and the most inviting the series has ever been. It's clear to see why the franchise has such a dedicated following, and now that fan base is set to grow ever larger thanks to the incredible steps the developer has taken to make this game more welcoming to new players...Foe those with a penchant for punishment, a soft spot for stats and a crush on brilliant combat - you simply have to buy this game.
  9. Feb 20, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is a remarkable game. It's a rich, worthwhile experience that you'll sink hundreds and hundreds of hours into thanks to incredibly fun multiplayer and engaging gameplay. The new additions and simplified mechanics couple well with the buttery smooth combat, making the game accessible and enjoyable to both new and returning players. By breaking the traditional Monster Hunter mold, World successfully thrusts the global status of the series from beyond the niche and into the mainstream.
  10. Feb 5, 2018
    While its core stays true to the Monster Hunter series, the newest installment gets rid of all the unnecessarily troublesome and complicated mechanics. The result is a game that marks a new start for the series.
  11. Jan 30, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is the most transformative game in the entire series. The open world is fantastic, and the ecosystem is vivid. What's more, the exploring and hunt experience will give you a serious sense of achievement, and a good amount of new humanization design makes this game friendly to newcomers. Capcom absolutely made Monster Hunter great again.
  12. Mar 1, 2018
    I can't recommend Monster Hunter: World enough to anyone who's after possible GOTY games. It's not just the best Monster Hunter game to date, I'm pretty sure it's one of the best titles of the year, and that's a big achievement for CAPCOM and this particular franchise mostly known in Japan.
  13. Feb 6, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is an addictive, thrilling but ultimately satisfying experience. It’s the perfect starting point for newcomers, but it also has all the depth that long-time fans enjoy, making this easily the best game in the series.
  14. Feb 5, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World sets itself apart from the competition in so many ways. It's a deep and rewarding RPG title that lives up to the franchise name and pushes some boundaries. It will be a contestant for Game of the Year, so get in and enjoy some monster hunting.
  15. Jan 30, 2018
    I feel like I’m just scratching the surface of what Monster Hunter World has to offer. The sublime combat against a variety of awe inspiring monsters- the meaningful sense of progression where every little thing that I did felt like it mattered- it all culminated to the thrill of the hunt in those moments where with only a single life left, I fought against the odds, shoulder to shoulder with a group of strangers who became my brothers in-arms and when it was all said and done, I waved goodbye knowing that we had shared an unforgettable moment of triumph… until the next hunt.
  16. Jan 29, 2018
    It's difficult to imagine another game capable of drawing our attention like this one. Monster Hunter World is huge, captivating, challenging and addictive, especially if played with a group of friends. Capcom has improved so many things over the original formula, it's almost impossible to keep track. Seriously, there's no better moment like now to begin your hunting career.
  17. Jan 25, 2018
    As the first debut on new platforms, Monster Hunter World displays excellence in every hunt. The new changes are a great evolution of the series that can get new players their first taste of hunting while veteran players will look forward to seeing an old nemesis in High Rank hunts.
  18. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is much more accessible than the other Monster Hunter Games. Systems are significantly easier to understand and unnecessary parts have been removed, without making the game feel simple. What is left is a constant thrill.
  19. Jan 25, 2018
    World is the perfect evolution of the Monster Hunter saga. Creature and level design is great, co-op mode is incredibly fun and its weapon system is deep. We enjoyed every second of this gameplay that finds the perfect balance of following trails, collecting resources, studying beasts and killing them.
  20. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is the best game in the series, and a welcoming gateway for newcomers to get in on the tail-chopping, rodeo-riding, and titan-slaying. I never want to play the series on handheld again after this, as the grainy graphics and clawed clutch can’t compare to the redefined experience core platforms facilitate.
  21. Jan 25, 2018
    Capcom has created an immersive living and breathing world, allowing players to fully enjoy the charm of the titular monsters within a credible ecosystem. Combined with solid improvements in story and gameplay, Monster Hunter: World is a must-have game for veteran fans and novices alike.
  22. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is a fascinating and beautiful game. MMO fans, action fans, RPG fans, and open world fans will all find something to love. This is a game that invites players in and gradually reveals its glorious depths. The non-conventional multi-player aspect might take some time to get used to, but the core loop of hunting monsters and crafting gear is so strong and addictive that even the most skeptical players will be snared by Monster Hunter's hooks if they give it half a chance.
  23. Jan 25, 2018
    This is the most audacious Monster Hunter game yet. Monster Hunter: World manages the balance between staying true to the series’ ideals and the addictive loop of combat with intimidating monsters and meaningful upgrades that fans love, while also taking a dramatic leap into a look, feel, and size that feels truly new. Its sheer depth and the commitment required is still intense, but it clearly isn’t Capcom's aim to court a casual crowd. It’s as all-consuming and incredible a ride as ever.
  24. 95
    This is the modernization that Monster Hunter definitely needed. Not only is it the most dynamic title in the series to date, it's just a fantastic action role-playing game. Even if you've bounced off the series in the past, I highly recommend giving Monster Hunter: World a try. It's where the series finally truly clicked for me, and that is very much by design. Capcom has updated their formula for a new generation, and it's a real treat for all.
  25. Feb 11, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is an exceptional gaming experience that provides a ridiculous amount of content. Whether you're hunting on your own or with online pals, the exciting combat and subsequent rewards make for one satisfying monster hunting adventure.
  26. Jan 25, 2018
    After many attempts, Monster Hunter World is the first Monster Hunter game we would recommend to every gamer. It is amazing how much bigger and more intuitive this game is, without getting overly easy.
  27. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    A massive, sprawling beast with engaging depth to match. You'll be playing for months to come [March 2018, p.62]
  28. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is exactly what the franchise needed. It evolves the formula and makes it easier to understand and get into, while keeping all its essence and making it as good as it has always been.
  29. Jun 21, 2018
    Honestly, if the Low and High Rank portions wasn’t as polished and an incredible experience to go through. This score would be 7/8 margin just because compared to previous games, the rotating event quests, RNG investigations for RNG loot, reduced weapon and quest pool, and less challenging solo player end game. But, with the incredibly constructed world, incredible combat experience, and cohesive experience, the downpoints are more just demands for more content.
  30. Apr 24, 2018
    Excellent add-on to the series is friendly to newcomers. Its world is alive and self-sufficient; therefore hunting is natural and catchy. The gorgeous graphics, along with the sophisticated monsters’ behavior make the great experience even better and you can forgive the absence of a more interesting story.
  31. Edge Magazine
    Mar 1, 2018
    It's still Monster Hunter. This latest - and surely greatest - entry simply makes it easier than ever before to understand why its fans fell in love with it in the first place. [Apr 2018, p.104]
  32. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 24, 2018
    Making one of gmaing's most complex action RPGs accessible was a tough ask, but Capcom has pulled it off in style. Offline it's a challenge, online it's your new co-op obsession. MHW is already one of the year's must-have releases. [March 2018, p.76]
  33. Feb 20, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World absolutely stands out as an astonishing, deep, compelling hunting experience that can keep most gamers entertained for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours. The aforementioned loop of "hunt, upgrade, repeat," works here better than ever before. Capcom has fine-tuned this series for over a decade, and their hard work pays off with this release. Some may have worried that with the recent release of Monster Hunter clones that others may have discovered ways to improve on this formula and take over the genre. Yet, Monster Hunter: World proves that Capcom is still king of this jungle. Long live the king!
  34. Feb 16, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World takes the formula of what’s worked with the series and turns it up to 11. Every monster encounter and every armor set to be had feels so uniquely crafted that it’s hard not to marvel at the scale and complexity of the game. While new players such as myself may feel a little daunted at first glance, the game does an excellent job of easing you in before throwing everything at you. If there was ever a game in the series to feel like a jumping-in point, it would be Monster Hunter: World.
  35. Feb 5, 2018
    If someone asks me which games are similar to Monster Hunter World, I honestly don’t know how to answer. It is a mixture of the best Action RPG titles that bring all qualities of the genre together, creating a new formula along the way. Even if you are not a fan of the genre, you should definitely give Monster Hunter World a chance, because it’ll be one the most special experiences you’ll ever have.
  36. Feb 3, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is the type of game that will take over your life. The world is massively detailed with tons of things to do and it will undoubtedly end up yielding some of the very best gaming moments of the year -- guaranteed.
  37. Feb 2, 2018
    The gameplay loop is tight and rewarding. You are left feeling you have accomplished something each time you take down a monster. Some of the monsters are truly giant and monstrous and offer a variety of different challenges. Capcom has managed to make one of the first must-play titles of 2018.
  38. Feb 2, 2018
    While new players can jump into Monster Hunter World without fear of being overwhelmed by its complexity, the reality is that at some point, all players will need to take a deep dive into the game's weapon, upgrade and combat systems. Most important, players must be willing to accept and learn to enjoy the game's very specific style and rhythm, both markedly different from most action RPGs. Whether playing solo or with a group, Monster Hunter World is a rich and rewarding experience.
  39. Feb 2, 2018
    With a vast new world full of life, Monster Hunter: World evolves its formula to appeal new players, but for true veterans the effect is a dream come true. Critical adjustments to the formula make this entry easy to get into it which results in the perfect place to spend a long session of hunting with friends.
  40. Feb 2, 2018
    A great game for newcomers and veteran fans of the franchise alike, that comes with a good learning curve and huge amount of content that includes new areas and monsters which will consume hundreds of hours of your gaming time.
  41. Jan 31, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is a truly unique game where grinding is actually an interesting process.
  42. Jan 29, 2018
    Monster Hunter World doesn’t make everything right, but it’s easily the best entry in the series so far – and one of the best action adventures you can play. The visuals are stunning, the mechanics are better than ever and the gameplay will please both hardcore fans as well as newcomers.
  43. Jan 29, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is a fantastic action RPG that players can enjoy for hundreds, if not thousands of hours due to its sheer amount of quality content to experience.
  44. Jan 29, 2018
    here are so many moments of triumph, so many things to explore, and so many new creatures to see that it's fun letting it all surround you and simply settling in. The game lends enough of a guiding hand to get you in on that fun and excitement but never oversteps its bounds, creating something remarkable that really anyone can be a part of.
  45. 90
    Monster Hunter: World is a revelation, taking a series that was once reserved for all but the most hardcore of fans and tweaking it enough to make it appeal to a new generation of gamers while still keeping its core perfectly intact.
  46. Jan 28, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World throws you into a dangerous and beautiful world where lethal beasts lurk around every corner. Capcom has made many improvements that turn this into the best game in the series.
  47. Jan 26, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World scratches the itch for complexity, both in hunt for rare gear and skill with its weapons, but this time it’s a game that no one should be intimidated to get into.
  48. Jan 25, 2018
    This long standing series makes an outrageously good current gen debut. The size and scope of the environments, and the monsters in them, is awe inspiring, making Monster Hunter: World a true (lizard) king of games.
  49. Jan 25, 2018
    Mission complete for Capcom. Monster Hunter World is a big evolution in the series. It keeps the traditional values of Monster Hunter, but they evolve in a more dynamic and accessible game, while giving us huge complexity and challenge.
  50. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is in all respects the highest point ever achieved by an exceptional series. A result obtained by effectively reworking its own formula, combining tradition and innovation in a game which opens to a wider audience without giving up its hardcore heritage.
  51. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is the real reboot of the series we've been waiting for for so long. Capcom has managed to maintain the essence of the game while getting rid of the gameplay rigidity of the past years, and the result is a beautiful and fantastic game.
  52. Jan 25, 2018
    The almost perfect evolution of this beloved franchise. Monster Hunter: World is everything we wanted in a Monster Hunter game.
  53. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is huge in each and every aspect of the game. This brand new entry in the series marks a step forward not only in technical terms but also in the mechanics. MH has evolved from a difficult game to get into in a more accessible videogame that prioritizes action and vitality overall.
  54. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World re-invents and re-imagines many of the series' core tenets while also maintaining the ideas that made earlier entries in the series great.
  55. 90
    Monster Hunter: World is a balancing act of accessibility and classic appeal. Novice fans will enjoy the reasonable streamlining and fluid combat, while veterans will relish in the seemingly endless challenges set aside for high ranked players. Whatever 2018 brings, I'll be playing this game for a long, long time.
  56. Jan 25, 2018
    If you've been skipping out on Monster Hunter games for a while because they seem to blend together, jumping into World is your chance to get in.
  57. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World has found a way to lower its barrier of entry for newcomers while still delivering an immersive experience that long-time fans of the series crave. The combat has a bit of a learning curve, and multiplayer could use a few tweaks, but no matter your experience level with the series, this will be time well spent for all hunters ready to pick up a sword, bowgun, or gunlance.
  58. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter finally arrives on the new generation consoles. Its soul is intact: it is always divided in two main sectors, the preparation and the hunt, and it’s fun as ever. The hunts are long and secondary quests or activities, like collecting the pieces to craft armors and weapons, could take months. The monsters are now moved by the most complex and smooth animations we've ever seen in a videogame, but maps are not so big and interactive. Monster Hunter: World is a big step up for the series, not for the current videogames scenario.
  59. Jan 25, 2018
    Quite simply, this game is gorgeous. With huge and beautifully atmospheric landscapes for you to hunt and gather across, the new graphical grunt afforded to the devs has resulted in a brilliantly immersive world. Little plants retreat when you walk near. Colourful insects flutter and glisten across the horizon. It’s a functioning ecosystem designed with love and care and the locales you find yourself exploring are every bit as memorable as the monsters themselves.
  60. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is one of the more rewarding action role-playing games I've played in recent years.
  61. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World marks the beginning of even greater things to come in the future. It re-imagined the series from a wider perspective, while keeping the core of what so many players new and old will continue to enjoy.
  62. Jan 25, 2018
    The best Monster Hunter so far, and already one of the most compelling multiplayer games of the year – with an elegant balance between depth, difficulty, and accessibility.
  63. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is not easier per se as we feared. Capcom just made it much more accessible, intuitive and friendly to newcomers but the game retains the same fundamental structure fans fell in love with years ago. New maps and monsters look and behave great, weapons feel better than ever, and there is ton of replay value with all that stuff to craft and quests to clear.
  64. 90
    With little in its way, Monster Hunter World smashes expectations with its organic, living, beautiful world. Matchmaking has its quirks and qualms, but little stands in the way of what’s been created here. Monster Hunter World raises the bar high without distilling what made the franchise special in the first place.
  65. Jan 25, 2018
    The series has never been so beautiful and accessible. Still, Monster Hunter World remains a challenging action game for grind-loving hunters.
  66. Feb 5, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is no longer a game only for the hardcore gamer who manages getting over the high entry threshold. Even though the online functionality isn't that great, the game itself is. Great news for anyone who couldn't stop drooling over all the spectacular trailers: This game more than delivers.
  67. Feb 2, 2018
    Finally Monster Hunter is back on the big screen, where it all started and where it can show its gorgeousness and splendor once more. With progress in almost every aspect this is a monster that will keep you busy on- or offline for weeks to come.
  68. Jan 31, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World takes everything the series does well and arguably does it better.
  69. Monster Hunter World is going to be one of the best RPGs of 2018. It has enormous amount of content and can keep players in the game for hundreds of hours.
  70. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is a game that requires some initial effort and the ability to endure what may seem like excessive complexity for a time. There is a very real possibility, however, that these efforts will be repaid with enormous satisfaction, and that the game will capture you and won't let you go.
  71. Jan 25, 2018
    Capcom will hunt down new players with his biggest Monster Hunter game. At the same time it continues to feed the hardcore fans with a title that has all the keys to the series and important new developments. Now we will be facing bigger and more beautiful monsters and environments.
  72. Feb 20, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is the best entry in the long-running action RPG series to-date, accessible for both new players and returning fans expecting the in-depth gameplay systems and rewarding hunt/craft/explore loop we all know and love.
  73. Feb 12, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is a fantastic game that kept me enthralled for 60 wonderful hours. I loved exploring the world, discovering new areas, and engaging in epic fights with excellently designed monsters. There's so much gameplay to enjoy, that despite a few snags, I’d wholeheartedly recommend it to almost anyone.
  74. Feb 22, 2018
    Aside from that disappointment and a bit too much late-game grinding in order to unlock the final string of bosses, World simplifies the series without watering it down and expands its scope without spreading itself too thin. If early sales are any indication, this is the entry that will finally make Monster Hunter a serious presence amongst Western audiences, and that’s a long-overdue victory.
  75. Feb 6, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is a great and addictive action RPG game, but the best is yet to come for this series.
  76. Feb 2, 2018
    It may be a poor teacher with text-heavy interfaces, but Monster Hunter: World is a great entry into the franchise if you haven't played anything from the series thus far. It's polished and filled with content, and you'll regret not immersing yourself in the series sooner. It provides a challenging yet enjoyable combat system that will keep you on your toes, and the variety of menacing monsters adds new challenges and keeps things from getting dull. You’ll happily trade hours of your free time for more monsters to hunt, capture, and slay.
  77. Jan 25, 2018
    With Monster Hunter World, the franchise from Capcom reaches a new level. The fights are more dynamic than ever but the difficulty of hunting a monster is still present. The environments are amazing and contain plenty of little details that will maintain the interest of the players. A few improvements would turn Monster Hunter World into the perfect game, but Capcom gets its first major hit of 2018 with this one.
  78. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is an incredible game, the new consoles have simplified many old gameplay mechanics and the gameplay has an enviable variety and depth. Too bad about the lack of true innovative mechanics and the technical aspect.
  79. Jan 25, 2018
    From the gorgeous visuals to the design in its monsters and ecosystems, Capcom has made the best Monster Hunter game yet. It's just a shame it doesn't help with its complex systems an occasionally poor explanations of them.
  80. CD-Action
    Apr 3, 2018
    With its varied, satisfying fighting styles, tons of equipment, wealth of animals and monsters, online functionality, and attractive visuals Monster Hunter: World is a skillfully concocted drug that keeps you coming back for more despite its lackluster story and some excessively drawn-out encounters. [03/2018, p.44]
  81. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2018
    Large-scale Monster Hunter works so well, it’s anybody's guess why Capcom waited so long to make this step. [Issue#227, p.58]
  82. Feb 12, 2018
    Even though Monster Hunter: World does have events, it falls short of what it would take to keep me invested for the long haul, but that’s okay. As a first-time player of the series, Monster Hunter: World has given me unique experiences and memories that, for better or worse, other games will be measured against for years to come. That has to be a win.
  83. 80
    You might occasionally be distracted by the cluttered UI though, which to be honest could be toned down significantly and sometimes had me chasing through menus to remember where things were.
  84. Jan 25, 2018
    The Monster Hunter formula has definitely honed its claws, and all the above factors play their part in making Monster Hunter World a meaningful evolution for the series at large.
  85. Jan 25, 2018
    Especially enjoyable in co-op, Monster Hunter World offers a tremendous amount of challenge and exploration, enough to keep fans busy for months or years to come. If not for the limited crafting options and graphical glitches, this game might have warranted a perfect score.
  86. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter: World is easily the finest entry in the franchise to date. The move to PS4 has only done it favours, with stunning visuals and environments that you'll want to get lost in. Flashy, satisfying combat will lead to many water cooler chats, and vastly improved online features make it a breeze to find help. It's a real shame that Capcom still hasn't found an ideal way to welcome new players, but if you are able to sink your teeth into World, you'll discover an incredible action RPG experience.
  87. Jan 25, 2018
    If you find the idea of facing down monstrous beasts with a group of friends and hunting together for hours on end appealing, Monster Hunter: World has what you're looking for.
  88. Jan 25, 2018
    By mitigating some of the grind, introducing meaningful mechanical changes, and convincing new players to stick around by getting straight into some epic battles, Monster Hunter World emphasizes the series’ biggest strength — the colossal showdowns.
  89. Jan 25, 2018
    If you’re already a fan of the series, you’ll love this. If you’re new though, you’d better be dedicated as this takes a long time to learn, and longer to master.
  90. games(TM)
    Feb 22, 2018
    Controls are noticeably improved over past installments, but still imbued with a degree of inherent clunkiness. [Issue#197, p.66]
  91. Feb 13, 2018
    You should take my opinion on this with a grain of salt, if you weren’t doing that already. This has never exactly been my franchise, and I picked up Monster Hunter: World after hearing from a number of people that this was supposed to be a good jumping-on point. It is, but only by comparison to the games that came before it. If you’ve already put in the time with previous Monster Hunter titles, and especially if you have a crew to run with, Monster Hunter: World is going to be everything you’ve ever wanted. If you don’t have that experience, though, this game is a slog, and I’m having a hard time finding the fun here. Call it a 70% or so from me, but a fan of the franchise is gonna still be playing this a year from now.
  92. Feb 6, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is structured in such a way where there's so many mechanics to consider, so many quests to take on, and so much procedural housekeeping to do that most players will be left too dizzy to really stop and think about the game's somewhat disquieting pitch.
  93. May 21, 2018
    I won't rehash the problems I had with World simply because they make me profoundly sad. I wanted to like the game, I hoped the new direction would bring the series to a new level, but instead, the whole thing blew up in my face like a Marshmallow Peep left in the microwave too long.
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  1. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter opens up for the most accessible, most detailed and most magnificent entry yet. [Essential]
  2. Jan 30, 2018
    What once felt like a well-kept secret amongst players with enough time and energy to scale the barriers to entry is now easier for everyone else to enjoy, thanks to a top-to-bottom overhaul that has made Monster Hunter: World the most beautiful and exciting game in the series. The depth remains, but many of the fiddly irritations that have been holding this series back have been swept away. As a long-time Monster Hunter player, it’s a wonderful thing to witness.
  3. I can see myself continuing to play on and off for months to come, getting better and trying new tactics all the while. And that, if nothing else, earns Monster Hunter: World an enthusiastic recommendation for anyone interested in the idea of seeing if they have what it takes to combat roaring, furry, fire-spewing bird dinosaurs.
  4. Jan 26, 2018
    If the idea of an entire game of inventive, visually stunning boss fights appeals to you—or if you’re just the sort of person who can imagine themselves whiling away the hours, hunting for the last component needed to deck your kitty out in a kickass princess dress made entirely from harvested unicorn skin—the series has never been easier, or more welcoming, to players looking to make the plunge.
  5. Jan 25, 2018
    Monster Hunter World is a glorious, long overdue overhaul of one of my favorite video game series of all time. It preserves almost everything that makes its unique blend of skill-based combat and obsessive loot collection so satisfying and addictive, while streamlining many of its most inscrutable systems. It’s exactly what I wanted it to be.
  6. Jan 25, 2018
    This rebuilt vision of Monster Hunter feels like a truly smart, forward-thinking improvement to the series. It’s an impressive leap forward.
  7. Jan 26, 2018
    Watching the creatures of Monster Hunter: World leap, and climb, and lunge isn’t like watching an enemy in a video game. It’s like being a kid and seeing a plane lift off the runway for the first time, or an elephant picking up speed, ears flapping, or a cruise ship coming too-quickly into harbor. This is the sort of scale where disaster seems imminent, always...In its very best moments, Monster Hunter World captures that feeling, and shifts it only a little, by testing whether you or the monster will be the disaster.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1907 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jan 26, 2018
    This is amazing! No more no less.. A huge step in right direction, thank you Capcom!
  2. Jan 26, 2018
    Very much a westernised monster hunter game. Some things are simplified a bit and most things remain unchanged. Still an amazing game(veryVery much a westernised monster hunter game. Some things are simplified a bit and most things remain unchanged. Still an amazing game(very pretty too) and for someone like me who adores boss fights, a game where almost every enemy is a boss fight is always perfect.
    There are those who will complain about a japanese title being changed to appeal to a western audience, but the game is still objectively amazing.
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  3. Jan 26, 2018
    This game is trash, past games were amazing. This one sucks. Dumbed down version of Monster Hunter. Save the $60.