Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom, and the fifth mainline installment in the Monster Hunter series, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018, with a Microsoft Windows version following in August 2018. In the game, the player takes the role of a Hunter, tasked to hunt down and either kill or trap monsters that roam in one of several environmental spaces. If successful, the player is rewarded through loot consisting of parts from the monster and other elements that are used to craft weapons and armor, amongst other equipment. The game’s core loop has the player crafting appropriate gear to be able to hunt down more difficult monsters, which in turn provide parts that lead to more powerful gear. Players may hunt alone or in a group of up to four players via the game’s online multiplayer.
Monster Hunter: World Rating
Metascore: 90 / 100
User Score: 7.7 / 10
Monster Hunter: World Reviews
I’ve been a fan of this franchise since playstation portable days me and my highschool friends would play on adhoc mode during recess and lunch break and even after school we would at least dedicate an hour or two into playing together before going home on our separate ways. fun times
Thank you Capcom. Never regret buying this game.
After having too much disappointment with 5v5 moba/multiplayer games, Monster Hunter World brought me back to what real fun means. There are too much toxic players/keyboard warriors who like to ruin the game by sending horrible messages. They instantly killed my interest to continue further in the game. They can even went more worst by asking you to quit the game or leave more toxic messages under my steam if I didn’t play well. Hence, I stopped playing for a while.
I noted MHW very first from my another housemate. I was totally attracted to the game. My favorites RPG. co-op, multiplayer, weapons, armors, items and dragons. So I decided to give it a try and MHW is the only reason my first attempt to spend good amount of money to purchase my own first home desktop with good specification.
I enjoyed with the character customization, weapon choices, various armors and skills, large maps and missions. It was tough at first since monsters have a lot of strong attack moves and they do not have any health bar. But I learned to counter/dodge their move and capture them near death when damage is enough. Each weapon has their own play styles to be mastered for better damage output. SOS is provided if you like to hunt in 4 or you can hunt them solo if you are able to. Personally I enjoyed hunting more in 4 even monsters are in state of 4 man hp. Hunting multiple target in a specific map with a condition set is another challenge/excitement too. Weapon, armor and skills are in wide range of choices and player is allowed to self-build based on personal preference. A lot of event and challenging siege, end game stuff etc…
Anyway, this game is very much less toxic players since there are limited words allowed. Player so far I have encountered are very much friendly and chill to approached. The only problem in the game are connection issues where your teammates withdrawn in the middle of the hunt, 3 hunters against 4 man hp hunt (not a big deal) and players who withdrawn himself if teammates carted in the hunt (maybe he lost multiple hunt so can’t really blame him).
The Real Gerry Adams
Good game but some parts are unnecessarily irritating. I sadly cannot recommend this game for co-op as there’s a mechanic that requires you to play half of a level before your friend can join just so you can watch some random cut-scene. As for the story, it’s ******* terrible. The characters make me want to kill myself they’re so ******* annoying the only character i like is my cat simply for the reason that he doesn’t talk.
Controls are clunky and are made as if the keyboard and mouse were a controller. The devs clearly put no care into adapting the control scheme for keyboard and mouse players. But it’s something you get used to.
This game only really shines in gameplay and item progression, not much else.
Save your time and money.
Too much crap to learn just to figure out controls of weapons, bounty board, w/e.
Couldnt figure out how to escape the base cuz the only bounty on the board was lvl6 and just starting out i couldnt venture out to gain any levels. Im sure it could be a fun experience if I took the time to study like exams for the FCAT.
I went over the 2hr max refund policy trying to figure this crap out and now im stuck with it.
Def not for a casual gamer.
Fantastic Monster Hunter game! I put in 230 hours on PS4, but it is totally worth restarting the grind to be able to play in 60fps. I would really recommend this game for anyone first getting into the Monster Hunter series, as it has lots of quality of life changes that make it easier to newcomers. 10/10 best Capcom franchise, and they update it a lot, with a lot of new free content.
If you just want to slay monsters then sure, but if you’re like me and bought this game to play through the story with a friend then don’t bother. This game isn’t coop friendly, basically if there is a cut scene, you cant play with friends until you have both watched that cut scene by yourself. Other than that this game had potential.
The best game I have played in all these years in terms of both the content and support. I would recommend anyone and everyone this game.
Sure its not the regular install and then “hack and slash” to victory type of game. It was challenging, which is exactly what makes this game so very good. I am not saying this after like 50 or 100 hours of playing it. As I was writing this, I had 1187 hours of gameplay into it. That is how good this game is.
The best way to play this game is to go online because that way you can have both the multiplayer element and also it becomes less challenging if you find it too much to handle.
Great monsters, Great weapons, Great combat and Greater sense of satisfaction with each encounter.
Happy Hunting :)
Honestly this game is amazing i get the regular mhw version i didn’t even gotten into mhw:ib and honestly i can tell you this game is not for everyone the base game is yes but there will come a point where you will get slapped and you rank will be capped until you beat a certain monster. the system is good and it shows the boys from the men you will get slapped you will have to research and do builds and grind countless hours for the gear you want. i plan on getting mhw:ib once ive grinded and got what i need to actually stand a chance. 10/10 price for the dlc is a bit steep and the base game should come at a much lower cost but during sale. without the dlc it locks basically the real game regular game is like a demo that gets very very hard near the end. tips dont use default armor they give you if you dont have ib its used to power through to get to ib if you have ib this game is not for everyone try out mhw first.
Amazing game that still feels fresh after 1500 hours of playtime. Every time I play I’m finding new ways to tackle the great variety of monsters this game (and the Iceborne expansion) has to offer, by learning and mastering new weapons and playing around with decorations and skill combinations. Feel like banging monsters in the head? Pick up the hammer and/or hunting horn. Feel like being an immovable tank? Pick up Lance or Gunlance. Feel like dancing around the monster’s moves? Play the longsword, dual blades. Or be an allrounder with the Sword and Shield. So many possibilities, and so much fun sharing it with other hunters.
There still are some negatives though, but I feel the positives are more abundant. For example the stun mechanic really bugs me, and the animation takes way too long in my opinion.
Aside from the pesky animations, that can make you feel like you have no control over your hunter sometimes, MHWI has been a really fun and gratifying experience.
I have 92 hours played on steam and over 100 hours on xbox. This game is so beautiful the different locations always have you coming back for more not to mention the monsters. The fights in this game are scenic and very challenging at times which makes every battle rewarding in its own right. The weapons and armor look fantastic especially when they change appearance to look more deadly and unique as you upgrade them. This game is very replayable even when fighting monsters you have already faced. Using weapons you have never used before is great fun and mastering your favourite weapon to pull off powerful combos is insanely rewarding and awesome to watch. The only low point of this game is its fairly lack luster story line, but lets be honest we dont play this game for the story, we play to hunt some Monsters
The game is amazing but has a few flaws in my opinon;
First off, it doesn’t get challenging until iceborne or the endgame of the base game especially with the Guardian set they give at the beginning which is there to let playersrush to the DLC.
Secondly, you can’t play through the story in multiplayer unless everyone see the cutscenes which tbf I don’t mind, but it causes problems when you want to play with friends (once again in endgame this is not a problem anymore)
Lastly and mostly, the weapons are sadly unbalanced, certain weapons does way too much damage compared to others doing not enough, although you can very well solo any monsters in this game with any of the weapon types. the only thing is if you are a speed runner, you can’t play the weapon you want because some of they are a lot better at damage output than others.
Even with all of this, this game is in my opinon excellent and the DLC only adds positive to it, I definitely recommend this game if you are looking for challenge, the satisfaction of defeating a monster you’ve spent hours learning is well worth the effort
Monster Hunter is about hunting monsters. It’s fairly straightforward as a concept, but the depth comes form the different gear, weapons, qualities, items & the attributes & abilities of the monsters.
Each hunt takes place in one of several smaller “sandbox” maps that are fairly open & filled with resources & critters. Your objective is usually to find and kill (or capture) one of these creatures specifically. You have a variety of weapons & tools to accomplish this: 14 different weapon types each w/ their own features, move-sets, & strengths/weaknesses, the subtleties of which I can’t explain in depth here. You also have a grappling-hook/slingshot & several other tools you unlock as you progress (such as a ghillie suit). Consumables & items to restore health, buff, cure effects, etc. And a little cat humanoid assistant that acts as your partner & has a variety of gear & helpful gadgets.
You use these things in order to fight against creatures of varying size & morphologies. From dinosaurs, to dragons, giant electrical flying squirrels, unicorns. The amount of enemy variety is impressive, & each have their own moves, strengths & weaknesses, as well as behaviors.
After defeating these creatures, you harvest them for useful parts, use those parts to upgrade you gear & do it all over again.
I played and finished the story on it on the PS4 with over 200+ Hours on it. Started re-playing it on PC and it’s been a fun time, definitely prefer playing it on here instead of the PS4 version. It does not have a 30 FPS cap like on the PS4, and supports ultrawide monitors, looks beautiful! I haven’t had any problems running the game with the GTX 1080 Ti. The only feature i wish this game had was the ability to transfer characters from the console games to the PC. Great game, one of my favorite games within the past few years.
Been playing this game since the release and even got Iceborne immediately when it came out. This game has been a big return for the money spent on it. Especially when playing with friends. I think anyone reading this will already have an idea of what kind of a game Monster Hunter is. Hunt monsters, get their loot, craft better gear from the loot, hunt stronger monsters, repeat.
This was my first Monster Hunter game I properly got into mainly because I didn’t have to break my fingers to play it on a handheld console. Supposedly it has a lot of quality of life changes to it that I hear many say make the game easier, but I think it just makes it less tedious. I can agree however that allowing people to eat and restock at camps makes the game a lot less punishing. Well you can always challenge yourself by not entering the tent in the camp while on a hunt. That is how I played through the main game.
Playing through the campaign in coop will be a bit of a pain as online play is not enabled for any of the main quests until you see all the cinematics in said quest. Meaning everyone has to first jump into their quests solo and play long enough to see the cinematics. Then quit the quest and start again in coop. For this reason I don’t recommend playing through the entire main quest line in coop. Instead play it solo and if a friend happens to get online: “hey need a hand with that quest? I already did it yesterday.” or you could do optional and event quests together. Speaking of optional and event quests, don’t ignore them! Very useful new equipment and materials can be gained from completing those.
Now the one really bad part of Monster Hunter World is its menu UI. It is just terrible. There are many menus with many hot keys and lists you have to learn to use to get anywhere in the game. They are necessary menus though as the games equipment and item systems get more complex as you get further in the game. But you will be feeling overwhelmed at the start.
Overall I greatly recommend this game. The final content update came in just recently and they just updated one big monsters health to scale for solo play as well. Soon there will be an update that makes all event quests stay active all the time. The game is entering a sort of autopilot mode where the devs are less involved in it. This game has a mountain of upgrades to farm so I think players will not run out of things to do too soon. If you plan to ever join in on the multiplayer fun of Monster Hunter World. I’d recommend to start now.
Monster Hunter has always been a series that offers much and more. Its games are, broadly speaking, action-RPGs built around a single gameplay loop. Like in many modern crafting games you begin with nothing but a flimsy weapon and the chainmail on your back, but as you take on monster-hunting quests you harvest materials from your prey and the environments they live in, use them to build stronger gear, and then use them to take on stronger monsters to get even more gear. The beauty is in how many ways it offers for you complete that loop. -Sato Kazuma
I’ve never played a MH game, since it’s on sale I gave it a try to see what the fuss is about.
It’s essentially a boss-fight only, more light-hearted, Dark Soul experience. The combat is fast and furious, the loot grinding is addictive, the art design is beautiful, and the cats are cute. Yes there are a LOT of cats.
There are a few strange design problems, like un-skippable cut-scenes, really weird story line, and a very convoluted menu system. The DLC’s are crazy and outrageous, like having to pay real money to change my character’s appearance.
But overall I still recommend it.
An ex-PS4 player here. Spent 1,600+ hours on this game on PS4 and “finished” the game there (done with Alatreon, Fatalis, and AT Velkhana). I simply enjoyed the game so much on PS4 that I decided to step up the experience on PC for better graphics. I didn’t mind spending some money again for the game since for me it’s worth it. Personally, almost every monster in this game is a challenge, in a good way. I get it that some are more annoying than the others (hello Lunastra). But if you take your time to learn the mechanics, the patterns, and let yourself to try weapons and/or builds, the moment you beat that monster you’re struggling against, will be glorious.
I would like to say that I did play this on PS4 and I liked it so much I bought it on PC again. I will say this is probably one of my favorite games and it’s honestly just a lot of fun. I play it with friends and by myself! It really helps too when you can have people who aren’t your friends help you with quests. I can’t say much about the DLC because I haven’t played it yet, but from what I’ve heard it basically a whole other game.
I only have one gripe about this game. Everything is great, the gameplay, the story, the monster designs. But the handler. Where do I even start with her. Every time she is on screen I want to gauge my eyes out and pour molten silver down my ears. She is in almost every single unskipable cutscene in this game. If you buy this game be warned, you will have an amazing time, but you will have never hated a side character so strongly.
To be honest just the best game i’ve ever played. I’m serious and taking full responsibility for those words. This is the best game in the whole game development ever! And i have nothing to add just the best you must play.