Percentile Rank

Dauntless is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

Phoenix Labs has crafted a fully realized action RPG with Dauntless that brings together players across all platforms.

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MMORPG.com
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 29, 2019

Dauntless is fun, plain and simple.

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MMORPG.com
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

If you enjoy going out and fighting progressively tougher monsters while working your way to new rewards, then Dauntless is a game you need to checkout.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2019

Dauntless comes bursting out of early access with one of the best, most original, and most polished games in the free-to-play space. With tons of content, amazing battles, a great matchmaking system, and endless room to grow, Dauntless is going to be around for a long, long time. Beyond highly recommended, Dauntless is compulsory, obligatory, required gaming.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2019

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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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Dauntless is a marvellous co-op action RPG wrapped into a wonderful and fun monster hunting game. It's an excellent F2P choice for casual gamers and hardcore hunters alike. It's also one of the few games that console only owners can cooperatively play alongside their PC-centric friends! Phoenix Labs has set a new standard for cross-play that we hope other developers will one day also embrace! Bottom line this game is monstrously fun!

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Geeks Under Grace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2019

In Dauntless, the slayers hunt fantastic beast with friends then craft weapons and armor from those fallen behemoths in this free to play action-rpg.

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MMOGames
8.5 / 10.0
MMOGames
TheDCD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2019

While Monster Hunter: World continues to pound its chest in dominance, it’s no longer the only game in town. Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless proves that it can hold its own against the king.

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NoobFeed
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 2, 2019

It's hard to play Dauntless without comparing it to Capcom's incredibly successful and popular Monster Hunter franchise. The free-to-play title captures many of the aspects that fans loved about those titles here. Killing monsters, gaining loot, and crafting new gear. It's a little disappointing that a bulk of the personalization options are locked behind microtransactions but this is a small issue. Dauntless successfully crafts an addicting monster hunting formula with lots of incredible Behemoths to kill.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

Dauntless is a brilliant and lengthy free-to-play game – one that has and will be supported with crazy amounts of content. The latest update that pushed the game out of early access is its biggest and best update yet, especially with the release of the ridiculously fun new striker weapons. With a lot of content and the ability to play with friends, Dauntless is at least worth giving a shot. Obviously, it draws comparisons with Monster Hunter World but if you need another fix of David vs Behemoth action, this will more than quench your blood-thirstiness.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Mick Fraser: "The variety of bosses is strong and the combat/reward loop is wonderfully addictive. If nothing else, the fact that every Behemoth, armour set and weapon can be unlocked without spending a penny makes it well worth checking out."

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

Dauntless hits the mark across the board, and delivers an extremely compelling and engaging monster hunting game that genre newcomers and veterans alike can enjoy.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
GameGrin
Shayne Brown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

If you're a fan of the action RPG genre and love to dish out major pain to monsters that would otherwise eviscerate you, you've found the game.

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Gamersky
8 / 10.0
Gamersky
金闪闪老里

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2019

Although it's not as great as Monster Hunter: World, but Dauntless is good enough as a free-to-play online game. It might be your best choice before Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne Expansion released.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 3, 2019

Although it’s a copycat in a lot of ways, Dauntless has its own perks that make it worth checking out for fans of the genre looking for something that’s very low risk to try, familiar, and fun.

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USgamer
Jun 3, 2019

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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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
GameSpace

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

There is a lot of potential for alternative game modes and expansion of content for Dauntless, as they regularly update the game every other week.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

Unlike many other free-to-play games, Dauntless never makes you feel like you’re missing out if you don’t spend any money. Needless to say, if you’re after an action RPG along the lines of Monster Hunter to really sink your teeth into, you can’t go wrong with Dauntless.

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Spaziogames
7.8 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

A good free-to-play, with simple Monster Hunter gameplay element at its base, but only them.

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COGconnected
76 / 100
76 / 100
May 27, 2019

There are definitely some things that the developers need to iron out, and should if they want to keep their impressive player base, but as it stands right now Dauntless has a very strong base that can be built upon moving forward.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Dauntless is a great entry point to hunting games that is easily accessible to players who have yet to experience the thrill of the hunt.

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Level Down Games
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2019

Dauntless is a free-to-play action RPG developed by Phoenix Labs and debuted a full release across Windows, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 with fully functional cross-play. The game closely resembles the gameplay structure of the popular Capcom series, Monster Hunter. Though not without its problems, Dauntless might be one of the best free-to-play games currently available.

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IGN Italy
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

As things stand today, Dauntless is still a promising game, crippled by some technical issues (there's still an OB in the software version, after all), but enhanced by a great cross-play feature.

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GamesBeat
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

I wanted very badly to love Dauntless, and for a time I think I did thanks to the fantastic combat and weapon variety. But the lack of any real storytelling makes the repetitive questing structure a glaring issue in desperate need of some TLC. If you're looking for a new go-to F2P experience, you could do much worse — just don't expect a world drenched teeming with lore and compelling characters.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 29, 2019

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

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Screen Rant
May 31, 2019

Dauntless combines Monster Hunter and Destiny to create a fun, free-to-play experience.

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PCGamesN
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 4, 2019

A game with unapologetically singular focus, its distillation of deeper MMOs' elements nevertheless results in an experience that all too often feels barren. Phil Iwaniuk

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