Capcom Monster Hunter World

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

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8.8

Capcom Monster Hunter World

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the Capcom Monster Hunter World placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Monster Hunter: world sees players Gear up to Venture on quests to battle against fearsome monsters, progressively improving their hunting abilities as they play. Loot collected from Fallen foes can be used to create new equipment and armor upgrades as players seamlessly move across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role as players strategically use the surrounding environment to their advantage. Hunters must use their cunning and abilities to survive the intense and evolving fights as they battle to become the Ultimate Hunter. PEGI rated game is comparable to ESRB T rating. Game is region free with no restrictions

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.7
8 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.1
2,175 user reviews

What experts liked

Enumerating Monster Hunter: World’s features doesn’t tell you much about why it’s so easy to love. It is at once silly and stylish, comedic without being self-conscious about it.
- Kotaku
August 9, 2018 | Full review
Engaging narrative built around a good single-player campaign.
- GameSpot
August 7, 2018 | Full review
Fully configurable keyboard and mouse controls are as cozy as any controller, and extensive graphics options will get it running just fine on older rigs with enough tweaking.
- PC Gamer
August 7, 2018 | Full review
Monster Hunter: World shrewdly allows its fabulous beasts to take center stage, never letting story or cookie-cutter quest givers interfere with the promise of the game’s crux. Each monster, from the moment you first spot it across a clearing to the point you’ve turned its parts into spectacular armor, is distinct thanks to unique visual designs and many special ways each beast can kill you.
- Polygon
January 26, 2018 | Full review
It is truly epic battles.
- Digital Trends
More accessible and approachable than any Monster Hunter yet.
- Games Radar
January 25, 2018 | Full review
Each monster has vulnerable parts, which can break if you hit them hard enough, and so combat becomes a dance of dodging and hitting them where it hurts when the opportunity arises.
- Push Square
January 25, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The new verticality of levels occasionally leads to frustrating AI pathing glitches.
- GameSpot
August 7, 2018 | Full review
It can be frustrating and slow, especially after the breezy hunts of the story campaign.
- PC Gamer
August 7, 2018 | Full review
Visuals are underwhelming.
- Digital Trends
Hunting for rare parts can get repetitive/grindy.
- Games Radar
January 25, 2018 | Full review
It's a real shame that Capcom still hasn't found an ideal way to welcome new players.
- Push Square
January 25, 2018 | Full review

Overall Product Rankings

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5. Capcom Monster Hunter World

Overall Score: 8.8
Mojang Minecraft

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Overall Score: 8.4
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Overall Score: 7.7
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8. EA Star Wars Battlefront 2

Overall Score: 7.1
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9. EA The Sims 4

Overall Score: 6.8
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10. Gun Media Friday the 13th

Overall Score: 6.2

An Overview On Online Games

Gaming is far more fun when you can do it with friends. Even gameplay with one or more strangers can ignite the spirit of competition, taking your experience to the next level. At one time, if you want a group game night, you had to invite friends over to your place. Today, though, thanks to the internet, you can hang out at home alone and play against people located across the world.

When you think of your favorite games over the years, you probably specifically remember the setup of the game itself. There were likely characters and a story that engaged you, but simple games can be just as enthralling. As games have evolved, though, gamers have begun to demand an immersive experience, allowing them to feel as though they’re part of the game, rather than simply watching as a spectator.

But while today’s online gaming landscape may be crowded, there are some games that stand out from the crowd. They’ve managed to find a way to capitalize on the popularity of online multiplayer gaming and create games that draw players in and keep them there. With each new release, these games provide crisper graphics and more realistic settings, further drawing players into their imaginary worlds.

But violence is an always-present concern, particularly for parents of teens who play. The Entertainment Software Rating Board helps with that, creating ratings for each game similar to the way movies are rated. Games that are rated E are suitable for everyone, while E 10+ is for players 10 years of age and older. Teen-rated games are approved for those ages 13 and up and games rated Mature are suitable for 17 and up. Some games are for adults only, and those games are marked with an “A” and warn that there can be prolonged scenes of intense violence or graphic sexual content. Games that involve players gambling with real currency are also rated for adults only.

The Online Game Buying Guide

  • “Grand Theft Auto” fans have watched the game evolve over the years. Rockstar’s “Grand Theft Auto 5” brings interesting characters and interwoven storylines that enrich the experience. You aren’t stuck following just one story. Instead, you’ll weave in and out between three characters’ viewpoints, keeping things interesting throughout.
  • Players have become fascinated with the Wild West-era setting of “Red Dead Redemption.” Rockstar “Red Dead Redemption 2” introduces new protagonist Arthur Morgan, who goes on the run with the Van der Lidne gang as they try to evade federal agents and bounty hunters. The depth of the story does make it seem slow to some, as cowboy life sometimes can be, but the length of the game can deeply immerse the player in the story.
  • “Final Fantasy” has been a force in gaming since the 1980s, and Square Enix “Final Fantasy XIV” brings a new chapter. You’ll find the story in this one moves quickly as you battle other players.
  • Mojang’s “Minecraft” is popular for builders, giving you the opportunity to use supplies to create a 3-D generated world using building blocks and other materials. At the same time, you’re adventuring. With “Minecraft,” you get unlimited supplies and the option of playing either alone or with others online.
  • The gaming experience itself is what typically draws gamers to a specific online game. If you like an action-packed experience, you can’t go wrong with “Grand Theft Auto 5” and “Final Fantasy XIV,” which keep you on the edge of your seat throughout your gameplay. A richer, deeper experience comes with “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which lets you make decisions on missions. The gaming experience with Mojang’s “Minecraft” is more of a creative one, appealing to those who like building things.
  • At full 1080p resolution, “Grand Theft Auto 5” looks better than ever, giving you sharper detail on the characters and their surroundings. If you’ve played earlier versions of GTA, you’ll be surprised how far it’s come in recent years.
  • For those who prefer a more retro gaming experience, “Minecraft” has maintained its original block design, setting it apart from many other games on the market today. Square Enix “Final Fantasy XIV” has also remained true to its original design, allowing players to pick up and start playing even if years have passed since the last time they played.
  • Rockstar “Red Dead Redemption 2” is an open-world game, a genre that has become popular in recent years. You get to choose your own adventure as you make decisions throughout the game, enhancing the experience.
  • Violence is important to some buyers, especially those who have kids. “Grand Theft Auto” has always been on the violent side, but “Grand Theft Auto 5″” takes it to the next level once you progress farther into the game. It’s a level of violence not previously seen in the series. It does have an ESRB Mature rating, recommended for players 17 and older only. Rockstar’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is also rated Mature 17+ due to violence and sexual content, among other issues.
  • If you’re looking for a more family-friendly option, Mojang “Minecraft” is safe for all ages, and  “Final Fantasy XIV” is rated safe for ages 13 and up.
  • One problem with online gaming is that it can be prone to technical issues. You’re relying on an internet connection, as well as the dependability of the server storing the game you’re playing. You may notice some dropped flames and visual glitches occasionally with “Grand Theft Auto 5,” and the rare graphical glitch can also affect gameplay with “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Although “Minecraft” is largely bug-free, you may find it lacks the polish of some of your favorite games. It’s better suited to those who like a retro gaming experience.