Dauntless

Epic Games, Phoenix Labs

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
76%
Critics Recommend
Based on 37 critic reviews
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Dauntless

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 21, 2019
Xbox OneMay 21, 2019
PCMay 21, 2019
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Phoenix Labs

Publisher: Epic Games

Genres: Action, RPG

As a Slayer, you are all that stands between your world and the Behemoths that seek to devour it. Take on boss-sized monsters, forge powerful weapons, and craft armour from the very creatures you slay — all in a massive, free-to-play online world. Discover your strengths and refine your skills as you fight alongside up to three other Slayers. Whether you choose to hunt with real-life companions or match with Slayers across the globe, you'll always have a friend in the fight. Harness the power of Behemoths you hunt by converting their parts into powerful armaments. Dyes, cells, and transmog stones let you further customize looks and loadouts to define your role as a legendary Slayer. Join millions of Slayers who call the Shattered Isles home. From the frontier settlement of Ramsgate to the turbulent reaches of the Maelstrom, there's so much to explore -- and so much worth protecting.

Dauntless Critic Reviews

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What Dauntless lacks in layered complexity it makes up for with tightly crafted combat and rewarding progression, proving you don't need to cram every possible feature into a game for it to be great.

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A fantastic multiplayer experience and vibrant art direction help make Dauntless stand out, despite feeling a little empty at times.

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Dauntless is Monster Hunter for those that don't have the time or money to devote to Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. Dauntless falters in certain areas, but provides the feel of hunting and gear progression in a more streamlined manner. the world can feel a bit lifeless and gamey at time, but this is definitely good enough to carve out it's own space alongside Capcom's flagship series. And being free-to-play with full cross-platform play helps a great deal.

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Although hardly original in its premise, Dauntless offers an extremely fun and accessible take on the monster-hunting roleplaying game. It wastes no time in throwing you straight into the action and while easy to pick up there's plenty of depth there for fans of the genre. What's more Dauntless is completely free to play, gracefully sidestepping those annoying monetisation pitfalls we're so used to seeing.

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Audience Reviews

100 / 100
Literally the best game ever! Imagine Monster Hunter World but with a greater emphasis on fast action-packed combat, fluid fast-paced movement, beautiful timeless graphics, and a massive open world hub that makes you feel like your in an Action MMO like no other.... this game has an extremely bright future and Phoenix Labs knows exactly what their doing. It's like fighting

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OpenCritic Coverage

Dauntless Creators Phoenix Labs Acquired By Sea Limited

Dauntless Creators Phoenix Labs Acquired By Sea Limited

After the huge success of Dauntless, the studio behind the game, Phoenix Labs, was an attractive commodity, so much so that they've been acquired by Sea Limited.

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Trailers

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Dauntless — Console Announce Trailer | PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

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Dauntless - The Coming Storm

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Dauntless - Open Beta Trailer

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