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Monster Hunter: Rise

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98%

Total Reviews: 102
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Streamlined action, consistently engaging combat, and smart additions to gameplay – like the Wirebug – propel the series forward, making Monster Hunter Rise an essential addition to your Nintendo Switch library.
Monster Hunter: Rise
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Play It
Critics Recommend
Critic Reviews: 102
WHAT TO KNOW

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 102

Streamlined action, consistently engaging combat, and smart additions to gameplay - like the Wirebug - propel the series forward, making Monster Hunter Rise an essential addition to your Nintendo Switch library.

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Critic Reviews for Monster Hunter: Rise

HIGHLIGHTED CRITICS

Critic Reviews

102

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High Score - 100/100
100%
Average Score - 88/100
88%
Low Score - 70/100
70%

Gold TIER

56% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

8/10
Tom Marks (IGN)

Monster Hunter Rise mixes classic Monster Hunter ideas with some of World’s best improvements and a whole bunch of clever new mechanics of its own.

March 25, 2021 |

With smart additions that move the series forward, this is the most accessible, deepest and simply very best Monster Hunter to date.

March 23, 2021 |
Recommended
Martin Robinson (Eurogamer)
4/5 stars
Hirun Cryer (GamesRadar+)

Monster Hunter Rise is a great adventure, providing fascinating new tools like the Wirebug and walking a fine line between arcade and fast-paced HD gameplay. The Rampages are a neat new addition when used sparingly, but a reliance on online hunts to finish Rise’s story is a puzzling step.

March 23, 2021 |

Tom Marks (IGN)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Monster Hunter Rise mixes classic Monster Hunter ideas with some of World’s best improvements and a whole bunch of clever new mechanics of its own.

Martin Robinson (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

With smart additions that move the series forward, this is the most accessible, deepest and simply very best Monster Hunter to date.

Hirun Cryer (GamesRadar+)

4/5 stars - (Read Review)

Monster Hunter Rise is a great adventure, providing fascinating new tools like the Wirebug and walking a fine line between arcade and fast-paced HD gameplay. The Rampages are a neat new addition when used sparingly, but a reliance on online hunts to finish Rise’s story is a puzzling step.

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Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best RPG, Best Action Game

Game Info

GAME INFO
Game Description / Storyline:

Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.

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