Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    100
    Capcom perfected the combat formula over countless releases, but it wasn’t until Monster Hunter: World that they stripped away what ultimately was never much fun to begin with. You spend less time spent preparing, and more time actually fighting. And sales figures suggest, as we all expected, that Capcom really had something special sitting under all that bloat.
  2. Aug 7, 2018
    100
    For those with a penchant for punishment, a soft spot for stats, and a crush on brilliant combat – you simply have to buy this game.
  3. Aug 13, 2018
    97
    The PC version of Monster Hunter: World brings everything fantastic in the original game to Steam, and it even has better graphics performance and higher frame rate.
  4. Aug 22, 2018
    95
    It is one heck of a ride, and with the systems in place it can be one of the most rewarding experiences players can have. On top of all that, Capcom has already planned to bring a lot of the missions and special events to the PC version over time, and they’re all free. The PC version holds up very well and even if with its co-op woes still present, this is one game that no one should miss out on, and now that it is everywhere, you have no excuse to not pick it up.
  5. Aug 14, 2018
    95
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
  6. Aug 13, 2018
    95
    The series arrives for the first time on PC as a really well done adaptation. Monster Hunter World is a stable and ever so graphically satisfying experience.
  7. Aug 7, 2018
    95
    Fitting for the series’ first ever western PC version, this isn’t a case of bringing flashy new exclusive content but a supremely stable, confidently-put-together package of what got all the console players so excited about in January. If it’s the first time you’ve gotten a chance to see what Monster Hunter is all about, this is as good a starting point as you’re likely to get.
  8. Aug 7, 2018
    93
    Monster Hunter: World’s PC version provides the same great hunting and gathering loops console players dove into earlier this year, and after having not played the series until now I’m absolutely hooked, both on the series and how the PC version enhances the experience.
  9. Aug 20, 2018
    90
    An amazing confluence of level and monster design, combat and gameplay systems, Monster Hunter: World is undoubtedly best Monster Hunter game. After spending well over a hundred hours outside the campaign, I think my original review score was actually a little low. As a game, Monster Hunter: World is still incredible, but the PC release can only be considered definitive for a relatively small number of power users with top-shelf GPUs and zippy processors. While everyone with a recent PC and decent graphics card can make the game work, for many players the best experience may still be on console.
  10. Aug 20, 2018
    90
    The PC version of Monster Hunter: World follow the steps of other ports for the platform. They’re always correct, but without that extra push of polish and options that could have been implemented.
  11. Aug 13, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter World arrives on PC with a very successful porting.
  12. Aug 10, 2018
    90
    This Monster Hunter World PC version is not perfect, notably because of lack of details in textures definition and some errors in binding of keyboard. And the game doesn't support cross-platform. For the rest, the game is a good experience with lots of graphics options like a 60FPS possibility and more. We just need to wait for an HD textures pack to have the ultimate PC version.
  13. 90
    An amazingly done port. Graphics alone could be cause for some to leave the consoles behind in order to view this world the way that it really should be, but for others, it could be the start to the series that you’ve been waiting for as it makes itself easy to slide into and is now available on the PC.
  14. Aug 7, 2018
    90
    PC players, the wait is over and it 'stotally worth it. This version of Monster Hunter World is smoother and offers more customisation options than its consoles counterpart. Yet it’s not really prettier though.
  15. Aug 7, 2018
    90
    Simply put, Monster Hunter: World is one the finest action RPGs ever made and a unique, rich co-op title to boot. Spectacular and deep in equal measure, with the technical improvements of the PC version, it's happy hunting all round.
  16. Aug 10, 2018
    89
    Intense and motivating action in a visually impressive fantasy world.
  17. Aug 27, 2018
    88
    When it comes to Monster Hunter, the level of depth in the game leaves a lot to talk about, and I don’t think it’s possible to capture everything in this review. I personally think this entry in the series is a fantastic addition, both for returning fans and new players like myself. The game is a tremendous amount of fun, balancing challenge and reward perfectly in a way that made me want to keep on hunting for hours on end. The PC port itself has some technical issues which detract from the overall experience, but the quality of the game underneath more than makes up for it.
  18. Aug 31, 2018
    87
    Monster Hunter World captivates with thrilling boss fights and its variety of weapons, but the PC port could have been technically better.
  19. Oct 6, 2018
    86
    Monster Hunter: World offers unique gameplay of high quality. However, the whole package could have been an order of magnitude superior if it included a properly designed online party system and the port from consoles was better taken care of. But even like this, MH:W is worth every penny it asks.
  20. Aug 7, 2018
    86
    Monster Hunter: World’s thrilling fights with fantastic beasts never get old, even if they require tiresome item management during downtime.
  21. Sep 4, 2018
    85
    Arriving eight months late on PC, everything that can be said about Monster Hunter World already has done. Rest assured though, the wait was indeed worth it. Anyone looking for a deep action game they can potentially invest hundreds of hours into need look no further. This is Monster Hunter, back and better than it's ever been before.
  22. SpazioGames
    Aug 19, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  23. Aug 16, 2018
    85
    Its value lies also in the scalability of the experience that - it is true - is not yet perfect, but certainly has taken the right path.
  24. Aug 7, 2018
    82
    What it is though, is a damn good time.
  25. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter: World still has all the complexity expected from this series, but it dishes it out in much more palatable chunks than usual. It's still got a frightening amount of depth, but it feels manageable in a way that few in the series have pulled off before. Players may still feel a little lost from time to time, but a little guidance from series vets or other friends can drastically reduce the growing pains new players will likely experience. On top of all that, this is one of the best-feeling titles the series has had to date; so saddle up with some friends, and explore all the New World has to offer.
  26. 80
    The first of its kind to be delivered to the salivating grasp of PC gamers, Monster Hunter: World has been well worth the wait as it delivers a breathtaking experience through a near-flawless port.
  27. Aug 20, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best game of the year, and it's still solid, deep and challenging on PC. However, it has some important connection and stability problems.
  28. Aug 14, 2018
    80
    Despite its flaws, no other game compares to the thrill and sheer wonderment that beating a monster in a perfectly co-ordinated group can bring.
  29. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    Finally the Monster Hunter series lands on PC with an explosive version. Too bad for some minor bugs that compromise the final score.
  30. Aug 10, 2018
    80
    PC players finally have the chance to try one of the best games of the year. After a great success in other platforms, it is time to play it in our PCs. Still, it needs a really high-specifications device in order to work properly.
  31. Aug 7, 2018
    80
    While the PlayStation 4 version had its hiccups with getting the squad together, those aren’t present at all in the PC version, which makes the most of its integration with Steam to get you playing together in under a couple of minutes. It's refreshingly simple compared to laboriously typing out a string of numbers, or fiddling with the PlayStation 4’s subpar native interface.
  32. Aug 7, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter: World is a staggeringly interesting game, with a breadth of content and plenty complex mechanical options, it's a perfect fit for the PC gaming enthusiasts that like like to lose themselves in a game for months at a time. The port may have come a good tick after the console versions, but the wait was largely worth it. While the slight performance issues and crashing are a disappointment, Capcom has already committed to fixing these problems. If you have been eagerly awaiting this version of the game, don't let some slight technical issues hold yold back from picking it up.
  33. Aug 22, 2018
    75
    It's not the worst console port I have seen, but it surely isn't the best one. The only real flaw of the PC version of Monster Hunter World is the buggy multiplayer mode. Everything else works just fine and deserves some attention - after all, this is one of the most captivating adventures in the virtual world ever.
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  1. Aug 9, 2018
    The most beautiful and exciting game in the series. The depth remains, but many of the fiddly irritations that have been holding this series back have been swept away. As a long-time Monster Hunter player, it’s a wonderful thing to witness.
  2. Monster Hunter World is gorgeous and exciting. Its elegant systems are packed with depth. It’s hugely generous with a frankly bewildering amount of content, but still provides a firm, focused gameplay loop. The online experience is balanced, seamless, and challenging.
  3. Aug 9, 2018
    It’s the perfect entry point for players who are new to the series. The joys of jumping off a cliff to bash a dragon’s head with a hammer have never been so accessible or available to so many.
  4. Aug 7, 2018
    Monster Hunter World on PC offers the same awesome experience that console gamers have been enjoying, and brings one of the best games of recent times to a slightly different audience. With the right kit you’ll be able to push the game further than anywhere else, and with the promise of future updates it’s likely to become the definitive version, even if it’s not quite there yet.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 243 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    4
    There is NOTHING about this game that is good enough to warrant a 9/10 rating. In the history of gaming, there's never been a port fromThere is NOTHING about this game that is good enough to warrant a 9/10 rating. In the history of gaming, there's never been a port from console to PC that was any good. And sadly, I was right about this game as well.

    What all the game play videos do NOT show people is the worst parts of the game.

    So to keep it simple here's a list:

    1. Camera system is terrible, you can tell it was a direct port from console and designed to work with gamepads and not PC mice.

    2. The Combat system is slow and clunky at best.

    3. Anyone using an pre-Haswell CPU is struggling with FPS stability (I do not have this problem i7-5930K) (Yes they are trying to figure out how to fix this issue)

    4. The Game world is setup like SkyForge (Central Hub *by yourself* where you prepare to enter an instanced zone either by yourself or while having someone connect to your session or vice versa otherwise it's a single player game, with a poorly implemented coop/multiplayer mode: It felt like an afterthought at best))

    5. Multiplayer is terrible at best, You would think after 8 months on Xbone, and PS4 they might have an idea of what network infrastructure would work? (Constant disconnects between player sessions) If I didn't know any better I'd say they were using Peer-Peer server hosting, because I can't believe a normal Network Infrastructure is this unstable and bad. Disconnects and error codes are common, and being forced into offline mode are expected. (No it's not my connection either, I have a 500Mb/sec / 50Mb/sec connection, and I ping 15-100ms or less everywhere in the U.S.

    6. Character animations are poor at best, you cannot move while attacking at the same time. In other words for those of us who played a real Action Combat MMO: The character position is locked while attacking, so no you cannot circle strafe around a target.

    7. If you were expecting this game to be an Action Combat System it's not. Not when you throw a game like Tera into the mix as a comparison.

    Now there are only 2 things positive I can say about this game:

    1. The Graphics

    2. They do in fact have a mouse Y Axis invert option.

    Beyond that, I can't say anything else good about it. The idea is sound, but the control mechanics, character animations, and clunky combat system makes it eye bleeding to deal with.

    Worst $60 I spent so far on a game. (next to X-Universe that is but hey at least the camera system worked in that game.)
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  2. Aug 10, 2018
    0
    - **** DRM / Denuvo
    - Badly optimized
    - 1080ti runs at 40-50 FPS - No inherit controller support, relies on steam API for controller
    - **** DRM / Denuvo
    - Badly optimized
    - 1080ti runs at 40-50 FPS
    - No inherit controller support, relies on steam API for controller support which doesn't work. And yes, I did use the steam checkbox for controllers.

    Happy to change my review when all these issues have been fixed, but right now the game is not at an acceptable level.
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  3. Aug 12, 2018
    0
    This port is terrible. Controller issues, network issues, poorly optimized, and it doesn't even play well with SLi so I can't even brute forceThis port is terrible. Controller issues, network issues, poorly optimized, and it doesn't even play well with SLi so I can't even brute force the game to an acceptable framerate.

    Thank you Steam refunds.
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