Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Reviews

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is ranked in the 96th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Aug 22, 2022

If you'll ignore all the little hiccups then Sunbreak can offer you tens if not hundreds of hours of engaging gameplay. But sadly the game as a whole feels a little bit stale, so it's possible you won't be coming for more after beating the story campaign missions.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak offers new content that is not only impressive in scale but also in its quality. While there are some notable elements like difficulty in searching for multiplayer games and afflicted variations being a bit over tuned holds it back from being a perfect expansion, the positives very easily outweigh the negatives.

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JVL
Kikitoès
Top Critic
18 / 20
Jul 1, 2022

Sunbreak remains in the continuity of Monster Hunter Rise and the quality is undeniably at the rendezvous.

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82 / 100
Jul 15, 2022

Although I personally love Monster Hunter World just a little bit more, Rise is a thrilling and engrossing game. Sunbreak does what it needs to do. It adds some awesome new monsters, sweetens gameplay, and folds in a new way to hunt with NPCs. It takes a while to get to the really good stuff, but fans of Rise probably won’t mind. Thanks to the Master Rank quests and ultra-challenging hunts, Sunbreak pushes experienced players to take their already impressive skills to a whole new world.

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Jul 5, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak does a great job of building upon some of Rise’s gaming mechanics. Some may find it a shame or even weird that the heavily advertised Rampage didn’t receive any updates, however, Sunbreak is huge and feels like it could be a full game on its own with the new features being enough to bring back players for a long time.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak adds more of everything that fans want – more quests, more environments, more endgame content – all couched in the same great gameplay that made Rise one of last year's best titles. Enter aware of the blistering difficulty, but also acknowledge Sunbreak providing the tools to overcome it. Embrace the multiplayer, be prepared to faint, and have a blast.

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Jun 30, 2022
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9 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2022

With its huge number of new and returning monsters, new gameplay mechanics, and great refinements to the formula, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is the massive expansion that the latest entry in the series deserved to get. While the jump from High Rank to Master Rank doesn't feel as big as it was in previous entries in the series, Sunbreak does so many things well that most of the hunters traveling to Elgado and the Citadel will hardly be bothered by it.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a triumph. Combined with the base game, it offers an ideal onboarding for newcomers and plenty of challenge for series veterans. It’s tougher than a Barroth, but offers the most rewarding action-RPG experience of 2022 so far.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2022

As anticipated in the introduction, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an excellent DLC, an ambitious expansion that enriches the basic experience.

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Jul 18, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a great companion to even out the base game's experience. It never reaches the mountain highs of Iceborne, but jumping in for just a few hunts or basking in the grind has never been smoother.

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PCMag
Top Critic
Jul 15, 2022

Sunbreak is a thrilling Monster Hunter Rise expansion that builds upon the excellent base game by adding new creatures and fun-filled offensive and defensive options.

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90 / 100
Jul 6, 2022

Like any good expansion, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is responsible for improving practically all the sections of the base game, ensuring many more hours of fun. A purchase that no hunter should avoid.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak further builds on the new mechanics introduced by Rise with an assortment of new skills as well as several quality-of-life improvements that further improve the overall Monster Hunter experience. Add the introduction of AI hunting partners — a first in the series — and you have a nice assortment of new things that further move the series forward. The absence of Rampage Mode in Master Rank does make it feel like features have been taken out. The endgame could also be a bit more fleshed out. A great campaign experience combined with excellent combat mechanics, however, makes Sunbreak another worthy addition to the franchise.

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9 / 10
Jul 4, 2022

Sunbreak is a success in multiple ways, with enough that's new or different to make it a must-have expansion for Monster Hunter Rise fans. New mechanics and content are enjoyable, the challenge is turned up, and it's still an audiovisual treat. It's a welcome reminder that there's nothing else quite like Capcom's monster-slaying franchise, and even in moments where it's 'just more of the same but harder', that's still more than enough.Now excuse us as we get back to the hunt. That fashionable armour isn't going to craft itself.

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Jun 29, 2022

Sunbreak is the ideal title for people who thought Monster Hunter Rise was too forgiving and that it gave the player too many options for evading the monsters. The Master Rank quests can be extremely punishing, but Sunbreak is intended for those who have beaten Monster Hunter Rise and are looking for that next level of difficulty. It takes time to hit its stride and the omission of Rampage quests is puzzling, but there is some great new content here that is worth exploring, especially for those who enjoyed the base version of the game.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jun 29, 2022

As it stands, Sunbreak represents the very best of Monster Hunter Rise, recontextualizing the base game through its clever integration of the old and the new. It won’t convert die-hard fans that bounced off of Rise, but for those that loved the changes to the Monster Hunter formula, Sunbreak represents a new high water mark for the series and is an absolute no-brainer for anyone looking to dive back in.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
92%
Aug 19, 2022

Sunbreak adds a much needed challenge to Monster Hunter Rise, introduces great new mechanics, and brings with it a whole new world of build and playstyle variety.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak takes an already meaty game an expands on it even further. Despite a few missteps, Sunbreak sports a roster bolstered by sheer quality, smart improvements to the Switch Skill system, and the introduction of Follower Quests which coalesce together to propel Rise into the upper echelon of Monster Hunter titles.

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9 / 10
Jun 29, 2022

While not quite perfect, Sunbreak confidently brings all of Monster Hunter Rise's best ideas to the next level.

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