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  • Summary: In Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environmentIn Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. As a hunter, you must use your cunning and expertise to track and maneuver your targets throughout the intense, evolving battles. [Capcom] Expand

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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 14, 2018
    95
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 70
  2. Negative: 37 out of 70
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!!
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!! Lets Hunt !!!
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  2. Aug 22, 2018
    10
    Great game 10/10 would bang. People complaining about the optimization had driver trouble, my 1060 6GB runs it a 1080p 60fps with the hands onGreat game 10/10 would bang. People complaining about the optimization had driver trouble, my 1060 6GB runs it a 1080p 60fps with the hands on its back Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2018
    9
    From my experience, this game is an absolute delight on pc. But from what I've seen from all the negative reviews, there are 3 problems withFrom my experience, this game is an absolute delight on pc. But from what I've seen from all the negative reviews, there are 3 problems with the game. 1) some people think it runs like a turd. I have not had an issue with how the game runs. I'm not much of a graphics snob, I just want 60-50 fps and I'm fine, and MHW delivers on that. I have a middle of the road $900ish pc and with medium graphic settings and v sync turned off, I have no problems maintaining at least 50 fps during 99% of my time playing the game. The only issues I have with my frame rate is typically at the end of hunts when everyone puts bombs at the monsters head and they all blow up at once and it causes my game to freeze for a second, but nothing more. 2) Bad controller support. Once again, for me this was no issue. I played dauntless before this was released and I found that these games play and handle very well on mkb so thats what I chose to play mhw on. Especially since I am a bowgun main, where aim is a part of how good the weapon is, being able to use mkb is a blessing for me. And for anyone who is okay with playing on mkb, I promise after a couple hours you'll feel like a natural. The mkb controls are highly modifiable in every regard and you can swap any button you want to whatever feels comfortable. 3) The last issue is with matchmaking. I play probably about 65% of this game solo and it works just perfectly for that 65% of the time and then on the other 35% of the time I play with friends or with randoms, I have connectivity issues about 10%-15% of the time. so not much of my time is spent in matches where I get booted. I will say however that how this system is handled is incredibly poorly designed. Say you are in a hunt with 4 other people, the monster will scale its HP up to accommodate all 4 players, and when you DC, you don't get sent back to the home world, you continue through the hunt by yourself with the monster who's HP is still scaled up, so you basically have to abandon the quest because the monster in basically invincible. Also sometimes when you are trying to load into the game and you select matchmake to put you into a server, it will stall for a few minutes and give you an error message, again, this is easily remedied by filtering your search criteria and selecting a server manually, or just creating your own session, I have never in my already 60+ hours in this game been let down by doing either of those two things. Other than those 3 things, which are really just mild inconveniences to sensible people who aren't snobs like many in the pc gaming community are, this game is absolutely wonderful. I beat the main story on console but refrained from playing any past that point in waiting for the pc release and now that it is finally here, this game is as incredible as I hoped it would be and i couldn't possibly recommend any other game as much as I recommend this game. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2018
    4
    Now I'm gonna be honest, the game in itself if FANTASTIC, and easily earn a 9/10, BUT what prevent me from completely recommend this game...Now I'm gonna be honest, the game in itself if FANTASTIC, and easily earn a 9/10, BUT what prevent me from completely recommend this game... is the piss poor PC port they've made, forget every advantages that you usually get from a PC version, you don't get any here, the game has been optimized to specifically run just like consoles does, (aka 30-45 FPS at 1080p at high settings most of the time) just look at the recommended specs on Steam and you'll see what I mean.

    so if you're considering buying this game PLEASE be aware that you're not buying a proper PC version or even a port for that matter, you're buying a console version that will be played on your PC, the frame rate and the resolution you're gonna play in will be the same as the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S and will very rarely go in the 60 FPS range, the only way to get a steady 60 FPS at 1080p unfortunately is to have a high-end PC (GTX 1080 coupled with a fairly recent i7) so if you're like me and own a medium range machine (GTX 1060/970 with an fairly recent i5) simply don't expect a fluid and stable experience that PC versions are known for, this is not what is delivered here.

    So... do I recommend this game despite its garbage port ?

    - if you can deal with what I said above and/or do not own the console version ? YES absolutely, the game is simply one that everyone that love grindy games should play

    - if you expect to play it at a constant 60 FPS at 1080p with your average medium range PC and expect a good PC port/version ? NO absolutely NOT, this is one of the worst version available right now, if you do own it on your PS4 or Xbox One just don't bother buying this one, you'll get the same experience out of it on your already owned console copy, unless you have friends that are only on PC i would not reccomend
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  5. Aug 26, 2018
    2
    The game itself is in my mind 7-8/10.

    Then comes the optimization and the customer management from Capcom which basically doesn't exist.
    The game itself is in my mind 7-8/10.

    Then comes the optimization and the customer management from Capcom which basically doesn't exist. The CPU keeps overloading reaching 100% usage during gameplay which freezes the computer for 2-5 seconds each time. After lowering or turning off most settings, this problem persists. The response from Capcom is useless and there is no knowing if and when this will ever get fixed.

    This is on a computer that has no problems running the witcher 3 on ultra settings. The problem itself is rather common but does by no means happen to everyone. Either way, I simply cannot recommend the game to anyone because of Capcoms lack of customer service and the lack of patches to fix this garbage.
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  6. Aug 20, 2018
    0
    I am rating this game 0, so there will be fewer players, and I will get fewer disconnections. please do the same
  7. Aug 11, 2018
    0
    terrible port. badly optimised. can't even get a stable 60fps with a PC that's only 2 years old.

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