Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Reviews

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is ranked in the 96th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Sep 14, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is pretty much everything a Monster Hunter Rise player could ask for, with its array of improvements and additions big and small which go from new monsters, new characters, new abilities for the weapons, as well as the Master Rank, the Switch Skills and other elements that players will be delighted to discover. Truly an unmissable expansion that does wonders for an already excellent game.

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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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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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9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2022

If you loved Monster Hunter Rise and wanted more of it, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is going to be exactly what you want. The dazzling cutscenes for the story and new music are a bonus surprise that add to the scope of the scenario and add a lot of polish to the presentation. The attention to detail is staggering and it will be interesting to see how Capcom will top this in the inevitable sequel.

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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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8 / 10
Aug 16, 2022

All told, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is more of the same core experience, complete with the best gameplay the series has ever seen. While it cuts out one of the base game's unique modes and features, follower quests are a fantastic addition for offline play. The story could use some better pacing, but the mission structure continues to be spread out very well with new and returning monsters becoming available at a relatively decent pace - aside from the post-game grind to the final monster. Regardless, Sunbreak is an astounding expansion and a must-have for any hunter for both Offline and Online play.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2022

Sunbreak expansion is everything you could hope from Monster Hunter and more. Newly (and mostly welcomed) addition of Monsters are both scary and fun to fight and those 14 weapons felts so fresh somehow. You can go into Super Saiyan mode or can have self inflicted wounds for boosted damage output. This time Capcom has gone nuts and all the players will be mindblown with overflowing content and new ways to play their beloved game. Monster Hunter Sunbreak is a delicious treat for fans of the series and a real “rise” of the bar for the genre.

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XGN.nl
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2022

‎All in all, we are very satisfied with Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. It's everything we expected. New monsters, new moves and new challenges. At the same time, Sunbreak is not so difficult that you have to use the Swap Scrolls, just like you could play Rise without fully mastering the wirebugs. We also like that there are traps in the area again for players to use. If cross saves was finally a thing, this expansion was perfect very close.‎

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Jul 28, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise's Sunbreak expansion is jam-packed with content, but does it live up to Iceborne?

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RPGamer
Phil Willis
4 / 5.0
Jul 26, 2022

Sunbreak focuses on improving nearly every aspect of its base game. Hunting monsters continues to provide immense satisfaction years after the release of the original Monster Hunter titles.

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Jul 20, 2022

I have a long-time affection for the Monster Hunter series. Ever since Monster Hunter Freedom on the PSP back in 2005, I have hunted more Rathalos than you can shake a Gunlance at, I have carved more tails than you can count and it has all been glorious. There is something great about joining up with three friends and stripping a huge dragon, using its parts for better gear and getting deep into all the intricate systems that litter the fabric of Monster Hunter.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 19, 2022

Sunbreak takes a while to get going, but the new monsters, mechanics, and armor make it worth the initial trudge through familiar content.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2022

All in all, I have to say I had a lot of fun with the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion. The challenge was great, the new monsters were fun to fight, and the new additions that were added really help to enhance the game. Being able to take ally NPCs on quests is also a major new function, and I really enjoyed being able to do so, even if it was a somewhat limited capacity. While the price point may be a sticking point for some, I believe that if you had fun with Rise, you’ll certainly get your enjoyment out of Sunbreak.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2022

Do you want more experiences in Monster Hunter Rise? The expansion offers an attractive voyage to new adventures and monsters with new Follower Quests and Switch Skill Swap system.

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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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Buy
Jul 18, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise is a success and Sunbreak just builds on top of the formula by adding more of the same of what made past installments great. Both Rise and Sunbreak are easy to love, easy to hook you in but hard to let go. Considering that Rise is arguably the easiest generation to get into for newcomers, Sunbreak really caps the experience off and massively upgrades the base game in more ways than one. Sunbreak isn’t really breaking any molds, but at this point in the series – it doesn’t have to, at least not yet. It’s an amalgamation of new and old Monster Hunter and a worthy capstone for Rise, in a so-tasty digestible package that’s just beckoning you to sink your teeth in it.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2022

Much more than a simple expansion, Sunbreak is practically a title apart from Rise. Delivering everything it promised and then some, the expansion perfectly captures the essence that turned the monster-hunting franchise into the worldwide success it is today. While not as colossal as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the content present here could easily be worth more than the price of many recent industry releases.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2022

Sunbreak is exactly what it needs to be: modern and fluid enough to attract new players, and tough enough to keep veterans coming back. Stick with it, and you'll be rewarded for your effort. If you're seeking a quick, low-stakes fix of fun, however, you might want to look elsewhere.

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GAMES.CH
Top Critic
90%
Jul 15, 2022

"Monster Hunter Rise" was already one of the best games on the Switch without "Sunbreak", "Sunbreak" now offers more content, more challenges and more fun. And it doesn't even stop there, because the developers have announced that more variants of existing monsters will be added in upcoming updates. If you haven't tried it yet: Now is the ideal time to dive into the bottomless "Monster Hunter" franchise and lose yourself in it.

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Recommended
Jul 15, 2022

A hunter’s work is never done and there’s certainly plenty to be done in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

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