Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  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 14, 2018
    95
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Aug 13, 2018
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Aug 10, 2018
    89
    Intense and motivating action in a visually impressive fantasy world.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Aug 7, 2018
    82
    What it is though, is a damn good time.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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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
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 121
  2. Negative: 50 out of 121
  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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