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Metacritic: 82/100
Release: Mar 2013
Reviewed on: 3DS

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Site Score
7.5
Good: Action packed combat – Plenty of variety
Bad: Not as fun without friends to share your journey
User Score
7.8
(11 votes)
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha.

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Simply put, MH3U is about, hunting monsters. You’ll venture through several maps completing monster hunting quests within an allotted time. Quests can vary from slaying to capturing monsters with each monster an extremely varied experience.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is not shy on offering a range of weapons with hammers, hunting horns, lances, gunlances switch axes, four types of swords and a variety of bows. There is also plenty of opportunity to upgrade these weapons orforge new ones as you are faced with more harrowing quests and gigantic monsters (seriously, they’re many times bigger than you). Of course, each type of weapon has its pros and cons, and it will take some time to find the weapon that is right for you and your playstyle.

Aside from slaying monsters and completing quests players will also have to mine for ores, catch insects, harvest mushrooms and collect herbs from the ground to upgrade or forge your weapons and armour to make potions. You’ll also have a little farm on the island that is manned by Felynes where you can grow herbs, shrooms and honey.

The game also offers you the option to eat before you embark on a quest to provide boosts which are temporary bonuses that enhance some of your stats for a period of time.

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Multiplayer quests are common in the game and add a lot to the overall longevity of the game. These are best enjoyed with friends through the online functionality that lets you connect to other MH3U players regardless of consoles, which is a major plus point.

With countless monsters waiting to be slain Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate promises countless hours of gameplay as you continually upgrade your equipment to take on tougher foes.

Summary:

  • Wide variety of weapons.
  • Cross-platform multiplayer mode.
  • Full of action.
  • Easy to play.
  • Plenty of monsters and quests to conquer.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, 7.8 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

2 Comments

  1. cristian
    January 9, 2016

    i love the MH frenchise, i just don t like the fact thet u cant costumise your armor, ther are some armors that look so cool but u get beter ones and have 2 ejuip them, but stil a sweet game some mmo could learn a thing or 2 from it


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  2. grim5000
    May 26, 2016

    My question is, where did they get the idea of it being easy to play? Sure, in the beginning it is, but once you get farther in, that starts to disappear. I wonder if the person who wrote that ever fought a deviljho, a black deviljho, brachydios, barrioth, or giginox.


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