Monster Hunter Rise Reviews

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90 / 100
Jan 10, 2022

Monster Hunter: Rise is arguably the greatest entry in Capcom's flagship series, and a game that simply never stops giving.

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Tom Marks
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise mixes classic Monster Hunter ideas with some of World's best improvements and a whole bunch of clever new mechanics of its own.

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Essential
Mar 23, 2021

With smart additions that move the series forward, this is the most accessible, deepest and simply very best Monster Hunter to date.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
9 / 10
Mar 23, 2021

A fantastic tour de force for the Switch and arguably the best Monster Hunter game ever, with a huge range of features and monsters, both new and old, and great co-op gameplay.

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Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise is a great adventure, providing fascinating new tools like the Wirebug and walking a fine line between arcade and fast-paced HD gameplay. The Rampages are a neat new addition when used sparingly, but a reliance on online hunts to finish Rise's story is a puzzling step.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021
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7.8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

Fighting different beasts is always a blast. However, the time you spend outside of combat pales in comparison to your epic encounters

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Polygon
Ryan Gilliam
Top Critic
Unscored
Jan 10, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise on PC is just a different way to play a fantastic game. And while that’s great news for PC players who’ve never bought into Nintendo’s ecosystem, its graphics fail to impress, even on the most impressive of hardware.

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9 / 10
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise's renewed focus on fully-fledged action represents the series at the peak of its powers.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Mar 23, 2021

Rise’s gameplay variety and mobility — all fueled by that little Wirebug — make it a must-try game for Monster Hunter skeptics and hardcore fans alike.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

Fans who love Monster Hunter exclusively for the hunts will likely welcome the raised emphasis on taking on major monsters as quickly as possible. However, Rise is missing some of the worldbuilding of Monster Hunter: World, which will make it feel a bit emptier for players who prefer to stop and smell the roses.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

Like a lot of Monster Hunter games, I slowly started to get more and more acclimated to Rise until I hit a positive tipping point. Once it clicked, it was hard to go back to the old ways, before the wirebug opened up combat and the theme was arguably the most on-point it's ever been. Rise should delight fans both new and old, as long as the former group is willing to work a little bit for it.

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TheSixthAxis
Dominic L
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jan 10, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise on PC is the best place to play this incredible creature battler. If the series was looking for a permanent home, PC players would be more than happy to see it moving in.

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9 / 10
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise is an incredible game. While it may not feel quite as ground-breaking for the series as World did, it boasts a stronger and distinctly Japanese identity, and the changes and streamlined gameplay simply focus on the franchise's true stars – the monsters. Rise is easily one of the best games for the Nintendo Switch, and one of the finest Monster Hunters ever.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise is the return of the Capcom franchise to the Nintendo ecosystem, and it does so by offering a great experience for the player. Whether you're both a veteran and a novice, Monster Hunter Rise drinks and feeds the latest news from the franchise, incorporating a number of new features such as the Frenzy and The Machine that keep ip at a very high level.

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Hobby Consolas
David Rodríguez
Top Critic
95 / 100
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise is a step forward. In the absence of more content in terms of monsters (the promise of more additions allows us to be optimistic), all its new features make its gameplay the most enjoyable so far. Alone or accompanied, veteran or novice, Rise convinces in all its facets.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
9 / 10
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise was beyond anything I expected. The tried and true grind of Monster Hunter's giant beast battles is alive and performing exceedingly well for the Switch’s hardware. Its formula is also thoughtfully augmented with Palamutes, Wirebugs, and Wyvern Riding, all of which I’d love to see stay in the series after this game.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise adds interesting elements to the basic formula of the series, also managing to present its contents to new players in a gradual manner. Yet it can't help but seem, in a sense, an unfinished game.

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Mar 23, 2021

While it does feel like a smaller package in terms of grand story presentation, the new additions and quality-of-life fixes make it less grindy to play, with greater flexibility in exploration, navigation, and resource collection adding to the portable possibilities.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

One of the best games of Nintendo Switch. Very agile with a new vision of classic hunts.

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