Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has a deep combat system, and players who enjoy very complex character building mechanics will find that there is limitless potential for any monstie. It’s held back by technical limitations on Switch, but that shouldn’t be an issue for the PC version. The only problem you’ll have is fighting the urge to stuff Navirou in a refrigerator.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2021

A fantastic game for both fans of Monster Hunter and newcomers alike, cleverly weaves aspects of the main games into a traditional RPG setting and can stand on its own.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a beautifully presented JRPG with a plethora of fun things to do and deep systems I happily got lost in – but a few issues leave it short of being flawless.

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Recommended
Jul 7, 2021

A beautifully realised old school JRPG whose only downfall is its story of all things.

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80 / 100
Jul 7, 2021

Cute and approachable, but with enough bite to satisfy.

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7 / 10
Jul 7, 2021

A clever reinterpretation of classic Monster Hunter action in the form of a Japanese role-playing game. Although it can often seem a little too oversimplified compared to the mainline titles.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

Hatching Monsties and battling alongside them against bigger monsters is very fun and pulls its weight more than the lackluster story

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7 / 10
Jul 9, 2021

Capcom's new Monster Hunter spin-off is a solid JRPG for those who enjoy collecting and raising monsters.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

What Monster Hunter Stories as a whole truly offers is an expansive look into the Monster Hunter universe through a more welcoming lens. It’s not as deep (in ways that both hurt and help its case), but that’s by design. Just know what you’re getting into and you should have a fun time with Monster Hunter Stories 2.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

‎Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is, in short, an interesting proposition for both Monster Hunter and Pokémon players. Capcom seamlessly fuses both concepts into a product with a greater emphasis on the story not so prominent in both franchises, and in which some details deprive it of being one of the most outstanding games of all of 2021.‎

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