Capcom Monster Hunter: World

Last updated date: July 23, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Multiplayer Games and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including PC Gamer, Games Radar, Trusted Reviews, IGN Southeast Asia, GameSpot, Game Rant, The Verge, PG Magazine - SE Asia, PC Games N and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Multiplayer Game you should buy.

Overall Take

Capcom's "Monster Hunter: World" is a third-person action game that brings realistic landscapes to the gaming experience. You can choose between high-resolution display for 4K gaming or framerate gameplay, which gives a smoother combat experience. To use the multiplayer feature in this game, you'll need to create a squad and invite all your friends. From then on, you can search for an active squad when you log in and join games in progress. In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Monster Hunter: World placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 23, 2019:
Checkout The Best Multiplayer Game for a detailed review of all the top multiplayer games.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
2,178 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Monster Hunter: World is a third-person action game about dominating the food chain and looking good doing it. It's renowned for its endgame grind, where you go on ever more complex and challenging hunts across diverse, tangled open worlds in search of rare items needed to craft an armor set that’ll no doubt crown you the min-max champion of the world.
- PC Gamer
A gorgeous game with lush, living ecologies and diverse monsters
- Games Radar
January 25, 2018 | Full review
Capcom’s also done stellar work crafting Monster Hunter’s landscape. Every new world you visit is completely different from the last, but each full of rich detail and plenty to discover.
- Trusted Reviews
October 1, 2018 | Full review
The enhanced versions allow you to prioritize either resolution for 4K displays or framerate for super-smooth combat, but even without these enhancements you can see the slaver falling from the jaws of an exhausted Rathian, and admire the motes of dust sparkling in sunlight in the Ancient Forest.
- IGN Southeast Asia
Comprehensive multiplayer integration
- GameSpot
Playing Monster Hunter World in co-op is the ideal way to experience the game. It allows for more variety in battle strategies, and makes it so less-skilled players can progress through the game easier.
- Game Rant
Capcom has done a pretty good job of keeping players coming back by pumping out free downloadable content updates with new monsters roughly every month. The latest update is probably the biggest yet, an ambitious Final Fantasy crossover in which you take on the iconic Behemoth.
- The Verge
August 9, 2018 | Full review
Grappling is new to the series. World lets you ascend walls, or swing from tree branches to move around quickly. You can also use your grapple to pull yourself back onto a monster if it throws you off during a mount
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
August 11, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
As you progress further into high rank missions, small mistakes are met with massive punishments, and the study and preparation for a single hunt might require a whole new armor set and weapon. It can be frustrating and slow, especially after the breezy hunts of the story campaign.
- PC Gamer
Hunting for rare parts can get repetitive/grindy
- Games Radar
January 25, 2018 | Full review
The only warning I have about Monster Hunter World’s combat, is to approach its mouse and keyboard controls with care. Capcom’s done a great job making the mouse and keyboard control system completely customisable, but Monster Hunter World is still a game that’s clearly been designed with controllers in mind.
- Trusted Reviews
October 1, 2018 | Full review
Some online-play features are fiddly and need improving
- IGN Southeast Asia
The new verticality of levels occasionally leads to frustrating AI pathing glitches
- GameSpot
Some players that are new to the franchise may become frustrated when they find themselves fighting a particular creature for nearly 30 minutes without any health bar to whittle down, but the monsters in the game don’t need health bars.
- Game Rant
Most of the configuration options you’d expect are present, but there are key PC-specific features missing, like ultrawide support. The game also doesn’t feel very well-optimized for all but the highest-end of hardware.
- The Verge
August 9, 2018 | Full review

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

Overall Product Rankings

1. Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Capcom Monster Hunter: World
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. XBOX ONE Grand Theft Auto V
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
6. XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
7. PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
8. PS4 Days Gone (Bend Studio)
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7
9. PS4 Jump Force
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 9
10. PS4 Fallout 76
Overall Score: 5.4
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Multiplayer Games

You’ve been a gamer for years, honing your skills and dominating at even the higher levels. Only competing against yourself can get old, though. Your competitive spirit wants to go head to head with other gamers at your skill level.

At one time, playing against someone else meant sitting side by side, sharing a console. That isn’t always practical, though, especially as you get older and your gaming time is limited. Fortunately, the internet has made multiplayer gaming virtual. From the comfort of your home, you can compete against players on the other side of the world.

Most multiplayer games will match you with others who have a similar skillset. You can even form a team that you regularly play. This team may be made up of strangers, friends or a combination of both, but knowing they might be online brings a social element to gaming that you wouldn’t have in single-player mode. One of the best things about multiplayer mode is that some games let you chat with your fellow players, so make sure your game features this before you buy.

Of course, the top decider when you’re looking for a multiplayer game will relate to how well you like the game itself. Many big-name games now offer multiplayer mode, so chances are you can find a game you like that will give you this feature. For multiplayer mode, though, you’ll need to make sure the storyline is built for working in teams. If not, you may find the experience is less than satisfying.

If you have a mobile gaming device like a Nintendo Switch, you’ll find the multiplayer options are more flexible. You’ll be more likely to be playing your team in person, so it will be set up to accommodate that as well as the option of playing online. Look into the multiplayer options for games that sound interesting to you and choose one that seems like it would be fun.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you have a Nintendo Switch, multiplayer mode is part of a suite of features designed to bring friends together. Even when you aren’t playing, you can launch a chat with one of your online friends, although you’ll need a mobile app to do so. You can also pair one of your Joy-Cons with your Android phone, Mac or PC and play there. You’ll need a Nintendo Online subscription to go online and play in multiplayer mode. But once you’re set up, you can input the friend code of the person you want to play with, and they’ll receive an invitation to join you.

The Multiplayer Game Buying Guide

  • If you want the game with the best multiplayer experience, check out PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” You’ll get the choice of several different modes, including Control, which pits two teams against each other to alternate between attack and defense. Heist has two 5v5 teams that compete to capture a bag of cash, and Hardpoint puts two 5v5 teams against each other to capture and hold various objectives on the map.
  • XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” has a new online multiplayer experience, which brings other players into the game. You’ll have the choice of joining a posse to complete missions together or play in Free Roam mode, where you can invite people to your session if you want to hang out while playing. If you choose the Quick Join option, you can quickly be matched with someone who can join you on missions.
  • If you want to participate in PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World’s” multiplayer options, you first should create a squad. Invite all the people you want on your squad and choose a clever name. You’ll then be set up to join a session in progress. You’ll just select Squad Session Search and, if one is in progress, jump right in if you want.
  • With Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” you have multiple options for joining others in your gameplay. If you’re in person, you can launch a local wireless game with up to eight players by linking up your Nintendo Switches. Online play gives you the option of playing against up to four players, matched based on your preferred rules and Global Smash Power. If you want to play with friends, just set up a private room, or you can play against only one friend who also has a Switch by setting up a single console and playing online in two-player mode.
  • “Call of Duty” has long been a gamer favorite, but PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is better than ever. Not only does it provide multiplayer mode, but it has fluid shooting and a smaller map that intensifies the game. With this release, multiplayer moves to the next level, combining great gunplay with the ability to be more tactical in your gameplay.
  • One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is that no matter how many hours you play, it never gets old. The story is full of twists and turns, ensuring that no two gaming sessions will be alike. One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2,” though, is the beautiful, vast, realistic depictions of various American landscapes. You’ll truly feel immersed in the world.
  • PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World” is also impressive for its landscapes. This third-person action game will let you choose between high-resolution gameplay, if you have a 4K display or framerate gameplay to ensure your combat is as smooth as possible. In addition to the breathtaking visual detail, you’ll also enjoy the ongoing downloadable content updates you’ll get once you buy the game, ensuring you’ll always have something to anticipate.
  • Impressive, customizable music sets Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” apart from competitors. Choose what you want to hear and start playing. You’ll also get familiar characters and fast, fluid action that will keep even the most experienced gamers satisfied.
  • One complaint with PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is that its quest to dominate the multiplayer experience has come at the expense of single-player mode. PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” doesn’t have a single-player campaign. If you plan to play in single-player mode, you may be disappointed. The overall goal of the developers is to eventually have a game that you can play solo or in groups and do completely away with the single/multiplayer binary.