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  • Summary: Discover a shattered world, forge powerful weapons, and hunt the ferocious behemoths threatening our survival.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Dec 18, 2019
    90
    With performance that feels like both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Dauntless is a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch. In addition, the free-to-play friendliness of the title means that the community can only grow thanks to crossplay. The only real criticism of the game lies in the lack of endgame progression, but for a free game that is a blast to play with friends, this can be overlooked until the developer considers how best to explore this point.
  2. 90
    Dauntless offers up a pleasant alternative experience in the monster hunting action genre that focuses on the battles without sacrificing the core appeal. If you've ever wanted to take down larger-than-life beasties to wear their hides and take down even nastier foes, but felt intimidated by Capcom's more deliberate design, then Dauntless will prove a great, enjoyable way to finally see what all the monster slaying fuss is about. The fact that it's a fair free-to-play game makes it all the easier to experience for yourself.
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    85
    If you're not worried about a major story or a lot of strategy but still want to see what the monster hunting genre is like without shelling out a lot of money, Dauntless is a nice free-to-play game to ease you into things.
  4. Dec 29, 2019
    80
    Dauntless comes to Nintendo Switch with its own addictive personality and F2P. Players will have to hunt Behemoths in a magnificent port whose graphics stand out on the console.
  5. Jan 21, 2020
    70
    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the loop of hunting monsters and collecting their parts to craft better weapons and armor. That being said, its performance issues in the open-world hub and the inability to earn any substantial amount of platinum through regularly playing the game inhibits me from giving further praise. However, with some improvements, this game could be a sleeper hit within the library of free-to-play Nintendo Switch games.
  6. Dec 22, 2019
    70
    Phoenix Labs has done a great job with Dauntless, designing a game that takes the better parts of Monster Hunter and pares them down into a rapid-fire and easily accessible action experience that’s sure to demand dozens of hours of your time once it gets its hooks into you. On top of this, you’re never hit over the head with microtransactions and it’s easier than ever to play with friends on other platforms. Though this Switch port mightily struggles from a performance perspective, it’s still enjoyable on a consistent enough basis that such issues can be mostly overlooked. It literally costs you nothing more than time to give Dauntless a try, and we’d highly recommend you give it a shot.
  7. Jan 3, 2020
    30
    Uninteresting and uninspired, Dauntless is certainly impressive in its own right, but as far as actual gameplay goes, what's present fails to engage beyond the surface level. Perhaps that'll be enough for most who download the free title, but between aesthetically resembling Fortnite and aping Monster Hunter's combat wholesale, Phoenix Games has failed to contribute anything truly novel to the experience. Dauntless is as derivative as they come, and while that lack of price tag may be appealing, there are much better games to spend one's time (and even money) on. Go play Monster Hunter instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    первым был Evolve - лучшая игра а играл я с ЗБТ до закрытия серверов. Знаю причину закрытия как люди сами испортили игру. Dautless ждал годпервым был Evolve - лучшая игра а играл я с ЗБТ до закрытия серверов. Знаю причину закрытия как люди сами испортили игру. Dautless ждал год минимум когда вышел то был на Английском языке . Сейчас наконец появилась локализация на Русский . 22+ лвл купил боевой пропуск. И да Dautless была второй игрой в мире после Evolve - 4 против 1 . DBD . пятница 13 и прочее хорошие игры но бой против монстра как в классическом Evolve остался тут . Единственное что бы не убить игру разрабы вместо монстра под управлением человека поставили бота . А то эти все криворукие дети начнут ныть о балансе и игру тоже прикроют с волной нытья . Поэтому для меня это хорошая альтернатива .MHW не то допустим , китайщиной за километры пахнет играть в той вселенной невозможно . Здесь же очень приятно проводить время . Надеюсь вы меня услышали. Ну и что бы понять игру тут над прокачаться больше 7 лвл . Так как очень растянуто начало для детей которые не могут сбить монстра с ног. ........ Expand
  2. Dec 14, 2019
    9
    Really good game, I'm actually quite surprised at how good it is. It's a free to play game so of course it has microtransactions but I'veReally good game, I'm actually quite surprised at how good it is. It's a free to play game so of course it has microtransactions but I've played for hours with other players and I've been having a great time without feeling the need to spend money on anything. The progression in this game is not locked behind spending money plus the majority of the MTX are purely cosmetics. Now regarding the performance, it doesn't run that great in Ramsgate (the town/hub), it's playable but the resolution and the fps are low, and there is a bit of lag, but from what I've read the performance in Ramsgate on other consoles is not that good either so I guess that is to be excepted on the Switch. The hunts are surprisingly very smooth though, no lag and no other issues which is great because it's the most important aspect of the game. Also, it's worth mentioning that this game has cross-play and cross-progression across PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch. I guess having Epic Games as their publisher made that happen. I also read that a mobile version is planned for 2020. It's really great being able to play with other players on different platforms. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2021
    9
    First off, you’re gonna need a relatively good internet connection to play this game, if you have that, then go get Dauntless, it’s a reallyFirst off, you’re gonna need a relatively good internet connection to play this game, if you have that, then go get Dauntless, it’s a really fun game and people are talking about micro transactions, but it’s a free to play game, what did you expect? Also, most of the micro transactions are purely cosmetic, the only ones that aren’t, are currency that’s used to speed up stuff and get other things, and that’s it, I think, overall, the micro transactions weren’t very in your face, and they were very tolerable, now, for the game, the gameplay is really fun, and it’s always a good time to be able to pick up a controller and play with 3-4 people relatively quickly, it’s nothing complex, just some good ol monster smacking fun, now go on, and get out there, have some fun. Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2019
    4
    The bad: no motion control. Perfect game for using motion control of pro controller to fine tune strikes. Laaaaaaaggggggg

    Game was simple now
    The bad: no motion control. Perfect game for using motion control of pro controller to fine tune strikes. Laaaaaaaggggggg

    Game was simple now they jammed 50lbs of poopies in a 5lb bag

    The ok:Played back in open beta and the ability to still have all of my items and experience shared via my epic account is.. well... epic! It is overwhelming how much they have added to the game and the hunt pass is a solid execution lore-wise in terms of incorporating a "battle pass". Love the art style. Tons to do. A bit choppy though at times. I highly recommend for a casual to HC experience you choose your level of participation.
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  5. Dec 18, 2019
    4
    Very slow in the town.
    There is also a bug that makes the screen fixed so that I cannot move and see anywhere else after talking to NPC.
    Very slow in the town.
    There is also a bug that makes the screen fixed so that I cannot move and see anywhere else after talking to NPC.
    Apart from these, it seems to be a fun game.
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  6. Dec 28, 2019
    3
    Dauntless itself is a great free monster hunter style game, but the switch port is the most unoptimised and low res version I've seen.Dauntless itself is a great free monster hunter style game, but the switch port is the most unoptimised and low res version I've seen. Constant lag spikes and the resolution is so low that anything somewhat in the distance is about 1 pixel big. Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. залупа ебанная там нахуй невозможно некого убить нахуй Expand

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