Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 31, 2018

A grab bag of everything that made the purely portable iterations shine, Ultimate Generations is arcane but absolutely brilliant.

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Scored Reviews

Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is like buying a vinyl record of your favourite album. It’s a little dated, a bit niche and to be honest, newer versions are more accessible and easier to interact with. But there’s love there, what it does, is done incredibly well and while the series is moving on over on other platforms, this is the classic formula distilled into a version that can be played at home on a 40” TV or on the bus.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is simply one of the best entries the series has to offer.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate may lack the smoothness and accessibility that made Monster Hunter: World such a smash hit, but it more than makes up for it by being a sort of ‘greatest hits' collection of the high points of the series, giving you hundreds of hours of content to play through. Couple this with the HD visuals, easy to use multiplayer, and the ability to play the full experience on the go, and you've got a game that will easily appeal to both veterans and newcomers alike. It may not necessarily represent the future of the series, but Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is an utterly fantastic experience in its own right and a worthy follow up to the 3DS original, and one that no Switch owner will want to be without.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a game that is sure to please hardcore Monster Hunter fans, and will likely bring many new fans into the hardcore fold now that they have gotten a taste via Monster Hunter: World. While the graphics are strictly handheld-level, in the heat of battle you simply will not care. Players should be ready to plumb the depths of much more complicated crafting and material gathering systems, but the combat is very recognizable to fans old and new. This is one of the biggest and best games on Switch, and regardless of how long it takes to ramp up and get going, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate should not be missed.

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Fandom
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate has some of the best kineticism and game feel of any game you can play on handheld consoles right now. Its graduation from 3DS to Switch is nothing short of mind-blowing.

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USgamer
Aug 28, 2018

While it comes in the form of a no-frills port, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate exists as the most thorough exploration of Monster Hunter to date. If you can get over its 3DS-era visuals, you're in for a seemingly endless experience you can easily devote a lifetime to—and one worth devoting a lifetime to. Whether you're new to the series, someone who started with Monster Hunter World, or just a fan of the previous 3DS games, you're bound to get addicted once MHGU gets its hooks into you. Just don't be afraid to ask for help.

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Hobby Consolas
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter arrives on Nintendo Switch with an installment practically unsurpassed. Perhaps we miss more changes or a more remarkable graphic face washing, but it's undeniable that hunting, in the old fashioned way, is better than ever.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 27, 2018

The Monster Hunter franchise debut on the Switch is nothing short of phenomenal.  Significant visual upgrades made possible by the more powerful console accompanied by a slew of gameplay additions make this a must-own for Monster Hunter fans.

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GamePro
87 / 100
87 / 100
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate has a big scope and is the best Monster Hunter of the ancient era.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is not so easy to pick for new players, but extremely rewarding once you get into it. Technically speaking, its style feels too old for the new generation console: the Nintendo side of the Capcom saga needs, more than ever, a new, fresh beginning.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is one of the best entries in the series and well worth playing for fans. Players new to Monster Hunter might find it difficult to get along with at first, but stick with it and you'll find an engrossing, valuable hunting experience.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is like my old 300ZX from years past. It’s not as comfortable or as fast as newer sports cars. But boy did I have fun driving that thing. Let’s just hope that Monster Hunter World or its successor incorporates the fun parts from MHGU, whether it be stuff like hunting styles or being able to play as a cat. Like its flagship monster, if this is the last hurrah for the previous monster hunter generation, it’s certainly going out with a jet-powered bang.

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Niche Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2018

Did Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate live up to my expectations? Yes, yes it did.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

Hunting dangerous quarry is a thrill thanks to a preparation-focused loop and fun crafting, though the lack of substantial additional content makes the value of a return trip questionable

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IGN
8.3 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate brings the majority of the series' monsters into one package for a lengthy and exciting hunting extravaganza. While it feels dated in some ways post-Monster Hunter: World, it's a great farewell tour for the old style of the franchise. If you can stomach the pacing problems and obtuse menu systems, it's a worthwhile and challenging trek through the history of Monster Hunter.

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The Games Machine
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for some player might be the right game at the wrong time. Rich in content but arrived in Europe after the great revamp of Monster Hunter World, the game brutally comes back to origins, offering in return a truly exemplary longevity.

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COGconnected
81 / 100
81 / 100
Aug 26, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a fun and satisfying addition to the Switch's ever-growing library of games.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Aug 28, 2018

A pretty good version of a great 3DS game. Monster Hunter to take with you anywhere you want.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2018

At its core, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is an absolutely fantastic game that excels when you take your hunts online. Despite being thoroughly impressed with how Capcom handled Monster Hunter: World, that didn't dampen my experience with Ultimate at all.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2018

Not quite the ultimate Monster Hunter experience, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is nonetheless accomplished enough on its own merits for Monster Hunter fans to give it an earnest go.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 27, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is not the game you were expecing and that's okay. It is a painfully restrictive and tough title that punishes you for every single mistake you make - which is not exactly what Monster Hunter World does. However it is also an amazingly rewarding game which will make your heart beat twice as fast everytime that you will land a successful hit on a G rank Rathalos. Best enjoyed with friends, this is the game you want to get to the next level of hunting.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 22, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate builds up on what the 3DS original brought and delivers what is the ultimate Monster Hunter game, this time on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to its enormous wealth of content, featuring more monsters, weapons and gear than ever before, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will be thoroughly enjoyed by both longtime players and newcomers to this series.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the dangerous world of hunting with a mountains of content and the ability to play not only at home but also on the road. If you've already finished with Monster Hunter World and want more, then Generations Ultimate will be a great purchase.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate earns the "Ultimate" in its moniker with visual and gameplay improvements as well as a wealth of additional content compared to its original counterpart on the 3DS.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 3, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate ties up the entirety of the series' history prior to World in spectacular style, and emphasises why the game has worked so well as a handheld title for all these years. While it leans heavily on the past heritage of the series, here's hoping that there's a place for further similar titles in Monster Hunter's future.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

How you traditionally consume your Monster Hunter is going to determine whether Generations Ultimate is worth your time. The graphics and gameplay are closer to last generation consoles so if you've already graduated to Monster Hunter World, this will feel like a step backwards. If picking up World isn't an option, or if you prefer to take your Monster Hunter with you on the go, then Generations Ultimate is your best bet for the premiere portable experience.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate builds upon the already comprehensive celebration of the Monster Hunter franchise that was established in the original Generations. There is heaps to do here regardless of whether you've played before, and the sheer volume of content on offer here is staggering. Yes, it's slightly less easy to pick up and play than Monster Hunter World, but what Generations Ultimate lacks in polish and pizazz it makes up for with unbridled depth and longevity.

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We Got This Covered
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate takes players back to the origins of the famed series, and it looks and plays great on the Nintendo Switch, even if it's still a major step backwards from Monster Hunter World.

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
AusGamers
pikamus

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

In a way it feels like a send off, of the old Monster Hunter before we get a true version built for the Switch - from the ground up.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

As usual, MHG Ultimate is more than a remastered Monster Hunter Generations. It is a production that, although it is too much of Nintendo 3DS, is ideal for fans. Compared with MH World, you feel a step behind. But, on the other hand, many fans will appreciate and understand this return as an increase in the hours of fun and hard challenge, with a roster of extras and attractive additions.

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Fintendo
Aug 30, 2018

"Hunting season starts again."

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is not for newcomers, but provides plenty of great action for series veterans.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate pushes you to be better. As a newcomer, I've learned so much in such a short period of time that the recommended breaks between sessions became mandatory to retain all the new information. The staggering amount of content included is worth the price of admission alone. And yeah, combat can feel janky at times, and there aren't many visual enhancements from the 3DS version, but there's a distinct charm and life to Generations that still shines through, compelling even the least competitive of gamers to strive for greatness.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 30, 2018

All in all, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate brings some neat new features and monsters to the table, but at the same time it doesn't do anything to truly alter the way you experience the Monster Hunter Franchise.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 21, 2019

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is an acquired taste that long-standing fans of the franchise will happily drink from. The formula for killing monsters and turning them into better gear to take on the bigger monsters is an addictive loop that is only broken up by the mindless and annoying 'egg delivery' quests, and occasional battle control limitations. Whether playing online with a group of friends or in Solo mode, this is a menu-heavy experience that may easily scare away series newcomers who are used to Monster Hunter: World. While Ultimate is not a streamlined experience, beneath the thick and scary exterior is an extremely deep system-based epic adventure.

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MMOGames
7.5 / 10.0
MMOGames

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate succeeds in what its original game tried to portray, which was a celebration of the franchise and the beauty of having to take on these out-of-this-world monsters from all over the series.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a must buy for established fans looking for their Nintendo Switch port, but is a far cry from the series' recent peak. Those who have tried the game and couldn't catch the bug likely won't be swayed by this version. Instead, people who have dived in and fallen in love with the franchise within the year now have a definitive way to play one of the greatest handheld iterations that Monster Hunter has seen.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate it's the game Switch deserves, but not the one it needs right now. A good porting, with good mechanics but poor graphics performances.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Aug 28, 2018

I know I would love Monster Hunter Generations far more than I do if I never played Monster Hunter World. Generations is clunkier, slower, and lacks the size and polish of World. If you really want some Monster Hunter action on the Switch, then you can't go wrong with Generations. New fans coming in hot of the heels of World, be prepared for a drastic quality difference.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Still one of the best entries in the series, but the comparisons to Monster Hunter: World are not kind – especially as this is essentially just a 3DS port.

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TrustedReviews
Aug 28, 2018

If you want to get into MHGU then you'll need some external help, but the addition of this title on Switch makes it perfect to take on the go. It complements the preparation and hunt loop upon which the game relies, with minimal performance hitches or issues.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 28, 2018

We take a look at Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, and see how it holds up on the Switch.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is the epitome of a good game that can be hard to recommend.

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Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is pretty much just an enhanced version of the 3DS game. Veteran hunters will find new challenges, which include new options, with newcomers having plenty to learn. Sure, the enhanced visuals and additional content is nice, but it isn't that much of an enhancement. Finally, for those who're expecting another Monster Hunter World, it's much closer to the traditional feel, making it less accessible, with harder monsters to overcome.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

Veterans may jump at the chance to lap this up all over again, but new players hot off the back of World may struggle to find their feet.

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Screen Rant
Aug 28, 2018

This is not the game that most fans will want.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

If I were to say that Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate wasn’t enjoyable I would be doing it a great disservice. It has a huge monster roster to offer with an engaging and addictive gameplay loop that is extremely gratifying. Unfortunately, it is a relic of a bygone era in terms of game design and communication

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PowerUp!
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is decent, but it’s a case of been there, done that. Only fans need apply

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Daily Dot
Aug 27, 2018

While it still provides the thrills that made Monster Hunter huge, it's hard to argue the series isn't ready for something else.

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VGChartz
4 / 10
4 / 10
Sep 11, 2018

I found it to be frustrating bordering on the maddening, inaccessible, and unenjoyable.

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