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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

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

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10 Minutes Of Dauntless Boss Fights On Xbox One
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 31, 2019
    85
    A marvellous co-op action RPG wrapped into a wonderful and fun monster hunting game.
  2. Jun 3, 2019
    85
    The variety of bosses is strong and the combat/reward loop is wonderfully addictive. If nothing else, the fact that every Behemoth, armour set and weapon can be unlocked without spending a penny makes it well worth checking out."
  3. Nov 15, 2019
    81
    Dauntless kind of took me by surprise. While I expected a game that was Monster Hunter-like, and it is, I actually prefer Dauntless’ progression path, as it’s not discouraging overall. Yes, there’s a big grind the higher tier you get, but the payoff for finally crafting that new armor or weapon is fantastic. If you’re paired with a poorly skilled team, you’ll most likely fail, but I love that it’s simply fighting the Behemoths without useless filler in between, so getting right back into the thick of things doesn’t take long with the cross play enabled. It’s free to play, so might as well check and see if it’s a hunt you’ll want to partake in.
  4. Jun 5, 2019
    80
    Dauntless can be extremely addicting. Needing a part to upgrade or craft a weapon will make you want to “do one more hunt” before turning it off. The sheer amount of gear options and mastery levels will give you a seemingly endless objective that’s based entirely on your OCD for completion. I’m excited to see what the future holds for such an amazing concept.
  5. Jun 13, 2019
    80
    If Fortnite and Monster Hunter had a baby, it would be a lot like Dauntless.
  6. Oct 16, 2019
    80
    Dauntless is essentially Monster Hunter but simpler. That’s certainly not a bad thing in my eyes. And to sweeten the deal even further, it’s free. You can spend money to speed up certain processes and make your character more unique if you like, but it’s not required to have a lot of fun. Unlike many other free-to-play games, Dauntless never makes you feel like you’re missing out if you don’t spend any money. Needless to say, if you’re after an action RPG along the lines of Monster Hunter to really sink your teeth into, you can’t go wrong with Dauntless.
  7. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    If you’re a fan of the action RPG genre and love to dish out major pain to monsters that would otherwise eviscerate you, you’ve found the game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Apr 23, 2020
    10
    I enjoy it and don’t agree with all the hate. It’s free so give it a try for yourself, no harm in that.
  2. May 26, 2019
    10
    Give this Game Time to fix some issues.
    Great Game, it make a lot of fun!:)
  3. May 29, 2019
    10
    Another game not deserving all the hatrage.
    I give a 10 again to make things more balanced for this game. It is a solid 7/8 but it's a game
    Another game not deserving all the hatrage.
    I give a 10 again to make things more balanced for this game. It is a solid 7/8 but it's a game which is improving by the day.

    It's a fun game with a very good gameplay (I actually find it way more refreshing than Monster Hunter).
    The online server issues have been apparently solved, resolving all the main issues one could have about his game.

    This game is about you liking or not liking the genre. I would describe this game as a boss battling based game. it satisfies me.
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  4. May 24, 2019
    8
    Outside the initial server issues at console launch I love this game. I'm not into co op like that but love to play this game. Controls andOutside the initial server issues at console launch I love this game. I'm not into co op like that but love to play this game. Controls and game play are simple enough anyone can pick it up and have fun. Outside of the servers I dont get the hate for this game. Matter of fact time to log in and kill some behemoths. Expand
  5. May 28, 2019
    7
    Playing on a X, I see framedrop issues. The game is very limited so far, fun, but kinda boring. Deserves more polish in gameplay.
  6. Jul 17, 2019
    5
    Haters and fanboys exist for every game, and Dauntless is no different. I do not believe the game is as bad as those who claim it basicallyHaters and fanboys exist for every game, and Dauntless is no different. I do not believe the game is as bad as those who claim it basically unplayable, but it’s also objectively not deserving of a 7-10 rating. Dauntless has a unique art style, a fun cross-play mechanic, a basic-but-intriguing upgrade system, and is easily accessible for gamers of all ages. Anyone with a busy schedule can quickly hop on, get a few runs in and log off without having to spend hours upon hours in an endless grind, unless they want to, in which they can. A revive system coupled with a mostly friendly community makes the game less challenging for beginners, and even for vets who may make an occasional mistake. Dauntless is broad enough to cover everyone from the most casual of gamers, to the most hardcore. On top of that, it costs exactly $0.00 to play. HOWEVER. It’s painfully obvious that this is a very poor and shallow attempt at emulating the Monster Hunter World-type games. It is in NO WAY like a Dark Souls style game as some have claimed, outside of the 3rd-person perspective. There’s half as many behemoths in dauntless as there are monsters in MHW. There are also half as many weapons, and none of them really feel too different than the others, save for the repeaters. While much quicker and more streamlined than MHW, there is no “hunting” mechanic for behemoths. You and your party are dropped in to a small, lifeless, completely bare map with no direction, running around aimlessly until you happen across the behemoth in a random spawn location. After it’s found, it’s typically a 5 to 20 minute mash fest of light and heavy attack buttons until you’ve fully built up your special ability meter, most of which you will find are not very special at all once you’ve activated them. On top of being constantly recycled, behemoths have a very limited move set, making most of the game extremely repetitive after the first few fights. This causes the game loop to suffer, as grinding out upgrade materials for weapons and armor becomes extremely boring at the mid-game point. Dauntless is by no means a bad game. It shines while playing co-operatively with friends, and the friendly community also helps if you’re just looking to play solo. It’s a good game to kill some time with, but the lack of any real depth left me with no desire to continue playing after about 2 weeks. I am glad to have experienced the game, but I can confidently say I have no plans of picking it back up in the future. While it may be a bargain dollar-wise, Dauntless may very well end up being a waste of you time. Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2019
    1
    Extremely shallow game. Overly-simplistic controls and fighting mechanics combined with a lack of differentiation in weapon feels. BasicallyExtremely shallow game. Overly-simplistic controls and fighting mechanics combined with a lack of differentiation in weapon feels. Basically what this game boils down to is spending 5 - 30 minutes button mashing the same two buttons.

    The depth just isn't there to keep interest. This could have been lined up with an early 2000's arcade game and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.

    Graphics: 1/10
    Story: 2/10
    Controls: 1/10
    Gameplay: 1/10
    Replay-ability: 1/10
    Pick-up and Play: 8/10
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