21 Games Like Monster Hunter

Games Like Monster Hunter
Our selection of games like Monster Hunter lists other great fantasy themed action games with open world elements for multiple platforms (PC included).

The Monster Hunter franchise was born in 2004 on the PlayStation 2 and developed into well over a dozen titles when you include core games and the various spin-offs. Based on a unique fantasy theme the series also has high action, role playing and even open world components.

Stepping into the role of a hunter players travel around various fantasy environments to complete quests and hunt a wide array of monsters. In order to achieve this players are provided a huge selection of weaponry that can be used in various styles of combat from fast hitting dual blades to slow but deliberate strikes from a powerful Greatsword. This equipment element of the game is the key to long term progression with players using the rewards or loot from their conquests to improve upon their weapons through crafting.

The games like Monster Hunter for PC and other platforms here feature other games with strong item progression, crafting, epic battles against monsters an open world elements.

Games Like Monster Hunter

tera

TERA offers a 3D fantasy inspired MMORPG with a focus on action based combat that puts it well ahead of most other games on the market. TERA (or The Exiled Realm of Arborea) started in early 2011 in the Asian MMO market with a western release in May of 2012. Since 2013 TERA Online has rebranded... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(72 votes)
planet-calypso
User Score
8.4
(51 votes)
darks-souls-3

For the third time players can experience video game difficulty at its finest with the 2015 addition to the Dark Souls franchise hitting all the right marks for long term fans while also converting plenty of newcomers to the harsh difficulty of the series. Exploring the Kingdom of Lothric the A... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
freedom-wars

Travel into the distant future with Freedom Wars a game where you and your party will fight all sorts of enemies while improving your gear and using an array of weapons. Set on Earth during the year 102014 the Earth has been reduced to ruins and incapable of supporting human life on the surface... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(3 votes)
bloodborne

Bloodborne is a new breed of action RPG for the PS4, following the adventures of the Hunter in a dark gothic setting you’ll be treated to brutal combat, intriguing story and hidden treasures. From the team that brought your Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls the game relies on third perso... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(21 votes)
toukiden-kiwami

Toukiden: Kiwami is the upgraded version of Toukiden, building on the original with a host of new characters, weapons and monsters to increase gameplay even further. This edition lets players bring their data over from the original while also offering cross save and cross platform multiplayer. ... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(2 votes)
primal-carnage

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that focuses on PvP combat through savage class orientated matches that has a team of dinosaurs facing off against a team of humans. Set on a remote island after a dinosaur outbreak it is up to a team of mercenaries to find over the abandoned loca... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
lord-of-arcana

Lord of Arcana brings another monster hunting orientated adventure to the portable PlayStation devices. The influence for the games are obvious but does it live up to those that it seeks to copy? Set within the world of Horodyn players will assume the role of powerful warrior at the start of th... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(1 votes)
phantasy-star-portable-2

3 years after your original adventures in Phantasy Star Portable players can once again entire a world full of sci-fi monster killing and even transfer some data from your original adventure over to this latest release. Launched in Japan at the end of 2009 the game crossed the seas in 2010 for ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
gods-eater-burst

Gods Eater Burst is a 2011 PSP action role playing experience with an interesting adventure that has players hunting down monsters with massive swords and guns. Focused on the collection of items from slain enemies in order to enhance your weaponry for more conflicts the game has many similarit... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
dragomon-hunter

Dragomon Hunter mixes anime style graphics, MMO mechanics and a focus on monster hunting into a single free to play experience. With a massive game world for players to traverse and over 100 different terrifying monsters to battle, tame and collect. The world of Dragomon Hunter is just waiting ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(17 votes)
borderlands-the-pre-sequel

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics but also manages to provide an insane amount of new content for fans to enjoy. Set in between the events of the first and second game players will have the opportunity t... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
dark-souls-2

Dark Souls II is the next brutal instalment in the popular and dark action role playing series. Building on the foundations from the original Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls that came before it players can be sure that a challenging adventure awaits. While the world for this new adventure is the s... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(24 votes)
borderlands-2

Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter that incorporates action role playing elements and loot drops into its gameplay. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and released in 2012 for multiple platforms. Since its original release Borderlands 2 has had several downloadable content releases... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(15 votes)
boderlands

Borderlands is a first person shooter packed full of role playing features and is available on all major platforms. One of the core game mechanics is the randomised loot which is often seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. The game is set on planet Pandora where the lure of minerals ha... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
vindictus

Vindictus is a MMORPG is set in the same universe as the popular Korean MMO of Mabinogi. The game is heavily focused on combat and with its action approach to this system it’s much more engaging in comparison to other options out there. The first thing you’ll notice about the MMO is the way tha... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(20 votes)
soul-sacrifice

Soul Sacrifice is a unique and dark action adventure game for the PlayStation Vita that launched in 2013. In the game players will sacrifice parts of themselves (or items) to unleash powerful and reckless attacks on their enemies. Soul Sacrifice is definitely not short on story elements and off... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
shadow-of-the-colossus

Shadow of the Colossus will take you on an action adventure in a game world that is linked to that of Ico (a previous game from the same developer). Originally launching in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 the game was re-released with Ico in a bundled HD version for PS3 in 2011. The game is set in a... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(18 votes)
dragons-dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG developed by Capcom for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game shares many similarities to Skyrim and the Devil May Cry series. An enhanced version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was launched a year later and eventually came to Windows in 2016. Dragon’s Dogma c... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(36 votes)
dark-souls

If you want a game with a nearly unforgiving difficultly level Dark Souls is your solution. The game is an action role playing game that offers a large open world environment. Dark Souls was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation but eventually made its way to PC under the name Dark So... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(21 votes)
nier

Nier creates an interesting story for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners that revolve around two books, one good and the other evil. Uniquely to understand the full story players will need to complete the game multiple times. Set in a decaying world players control Nier in his quest to save his ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(10 votes)