Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Generación Xbox
    Sep 29, 2019
    93
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Oct 14, 2019
    90
    Despite it being an expansion pack, Iceborne is pretty much another game built upon the many layers of Monster Hunter: World. It adds new monsters, a new location, and new armour and weapons to customise, but Iceborne also delivers new details that are fleshed into the core title. The Clutch Claw mechanic transforms the way combat works for the base game, as well as the expansion, and the monster fights are as epic as ever. Each monster gets their own platform to shine, and Iceborne does not end with the completion of the campaign. As most Monster Hunter fans should know by now, concluding this expansions campaign is only the beginning.
  3. Sep 28, 2019
    90
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne takes what was great about the base game and provides more of it. There are so many weapons and gear choices that it feels like you are your character. Plus, the battles are epic and the new areas look amazing.
  4. Sep 25, 2019
    90
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on Xbox One is quite simply an exceptional expansion to an already exceptional game. Combined, they make one of the best games of the console generation.
  5. Sep 15, 2019
    90
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne makes important quality of life improvements and gives fans of the game a ton of new content to master. While it would have been nice to have less repeat monsters, the expansion is still massive in scope and has more content than some full-fledged video game sequels do. Iceborne offers Monster Hunter World players their toughest challenges yet, and it should keep fans plenty busy until Capcom does decide to finally give fans a proper sequel.
  6. Sep 11, 2019
    90
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is more of one of the best games of this console generation, and for many, that’ll be all the recommendation you’ll need. It’s a tough, punishing battle against incredible odds punctuated by elation and carving your vanquished nemesis into a sword with which to hunt its compatriots - and it’s bloody brilliant.
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    90
    Iceborn uses smartly everything Monster Hunter World has to offer, and fixes every issues the original game had. Focusing on high-level players, it offers much great content and adds some much needed balance.
  8. Sep 4, 2019
    90
    The only “sin” Monster Hunter World: Iceborne commits is lack of accessibility since you have to complete the story of the base game to get to the new material. However, that’s just the way expansions work, and in exchange for that mild inconvenience, you get another 20-30 hours of new content with the same high quality that generated critical acclaim for the game when it first released.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Oct 9, 2019
    10
    This is one of, if not the best expansions of this year. Monster Hunter: Iceborne has enough content to have it's own fully fledged sequel.This is one of, if not the best expansions of this year. Monster Hunter: Iceborne has enough content to have it's own fully fledged sequel. Plus, it's more Monster Hunter. What could be better? Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    9
    Iceborne expanded on MHW in a way that most games' DLC cannot come close to matching. You will tell when you play this game how much attentionIceborne expanded on MHW in a way that most games' DLC cannot come close to matching. You will tell when you play this game how much attention to detail was taken by the CapCom developers. The addition of the Seliana base along with Hoarfrost Reach adds an element to the base game that isn't necessarily missing however is appreciated to even out weapon elements, monsters, and the game world.

    The customization of weapons, armor, charms, tools, decorations, and newly added Pendants all bolster the initial games offering doubling the content as well as raising the max rarity to rarity 12. This is Iceborne's most compelling strength as it adds hundreds of hours of additional gameplay for $40.

    I definitely would recommend this game to anyone interested in this genre of gaming. It is the best game in its niche category. And whats better - there are no in-game micro-transactions!

    Steve
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  3. Sep 16, 2019
    4
    While the monsters don't pose much more of a threat than the tempered monsters one could find at the end of Monster Hunter: World, they haveWhile the monsters don't pose much more of a threat than the tempered monsters one could find at the end of Monster Hunter: World, they have nearly triple the health bar. This has the effect of lengthening but not deepening the experience. Increased randomness in decoration acquisition and some strange quality-of-life downgrades make Iceborne feel like a sidegrade to the original game, rather than an improvement.

    The endgame may well justify the $40 pricetag, but the boring first 6 hours seriously undermine that value proposition. If you mastered the base game and seek a greater challenge, it.may be some time before you find it in Iceborne.
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