22 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.
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Dauntless

Explore a fantasy world known as the Shattered Isles filled with dark monster Behemoths for free with Dauntless. Available for major consoles and Windows the game takes inspiration from the Monster Hunter franchise and turns it into a co-operative MMO light experience while also slapping a free to play price tag on top. Playing as a Slayer you’ll adventure through the torn apart game world which lies scattered after a cataclysmic event. Said event also saw the rise of Behemoth creatures th...[Read Review]

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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 that add to the core gameplay experience, you’ll get all of these if you purchase a Game of the Year Edition. Borderlands 2 is packed full of features and has been praised by critics and fans of the...[Read Review]

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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 itself as TERA Rising and has a adopted a freemium model. TERA has all the MMO features that you’ve come to love including a vast number of quests, plenty of character customisation, skill depth and a cra...[Read Review]

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Gods Eater Burst

Gods Eater Burst is a 2011 PSP action role playing experience based on the original God Eater with an interesting story driven adventure that has players hunting down monsters with a massive range of powerful swords, shields and guns. Several years later the game was enhanced further with God Eater Resurrection (PS4, Windows and PS Vita) which offered improved graphics, new storyline content and introduced the Predator combat mechanic. With a focus on players defeating and collecting items from ...[Read Review]

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Borderlands

Borderlands is one of the original fist person shooters that embeds a range of role playing features into the core gameplay loop. Giving birth to a franchise that continues to live on in the current day through various core games, expansions and even a narrative spin off. Establishing the franchise as a fast paced title filled with humour, a unique art style and more importantly randomised loot usually seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. Sending players to the distant planet of Pandor...[Read Review]

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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 American and European releases. On a core gameplay level there have been few changes from the original Phantasy Star instalment with the game focusing on enhancements and increased depth more than anything...[Read Review]

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Toukiden: Kiwami

Toukiden: Kiwami is the upgraded version of Toukiden, building on the original with a host of new characters, weapons and monsters to take gameplay to another demon slaying level. This edition lets players bring their data over from the original title allowing for continuity of your character’s story while also offering cross save and cross platform multiplayer. Set within a demon overrun game world that draws inspiration from the medieval Japanese era players move around the massive world...[Read Review]

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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 strange fantasy world known only as the ForbiddenLand. This area is void of people although several ruins do suggest there once was life here. You play as Wander who travels into this realm with his horse...[Read Review]

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Freedom Wars

Travel into the distant future with Freedom Wars a title for the PS Vita where you and your party will fight all manner of dark enemies. With the underlying RPG mechanics Freedom Wars is a game of consistent progression as you use and upgrade a wide array of weapons along with your other equipment pieces. Set on Earth during the year 102014 the Earth has been reduced to ruins and incapable of supporting human life on the surface, not surprising with thousands of years of conflict and pollution s...[Read Review]

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Toukiden 2

Toukiden 2 expands on the previous Toukiden: The Age of Demons title with a whole host of new deadly monsters and demons to battle. With a new open world also being thrown into the mix Toukiden 2 has a number of vast improvements over the original experience. Regardless of whether you are a newcomer to the franchise or a fan of the original Toukiden 2 offers a well rounded hunting title that has you tackling beasts of all imagination and in many aspects is even an improvement to the leader in th...[Read Review]

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God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Originally released exclusively in Japan as God Eater 2 an expanded edition referred to God Eater 2: Rage Burst allows the rest of the world to experience the sequel and its many improvements. With is expanded cast of characters, monsters and weapons to dispatch them God Eater 2: Rage Burst propels itself beyond the original and similar Monster Hunter inspired titles. Taking place only 3 years after the events of the original a new pandemic driven by Red Rain has cemented itself into the Fat Eas...[Read Review]

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Soul Sacrifice

Soul Sacrifice is a unique and dark action adventure game for the PlayStation Vita that launched in 2013 that introduces a unique premise onto the standard action RPG hack and slash experience. In the game players will sacrifice parts of themselves (or items) to unleash powerful and reckless attacks on their enemies with a finite self sacrifice ability and the build up of scars on the player’s body. In addition to these unique ideas Soul Sacrifice is definitely not short on story elements ...[Read Review]

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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 that the story is woven into the start of your experience. It makes the game world feel more realistic before you take your first few steps in it and is just generally the mark of a higher quality MMO. The se...[Read Review]

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Nier

Nier crafts an interesting story for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners while pairing it with action role playing and hack and slash fundamentals. Following the story of two books, one good and the other evil Nier is designed for players to play through the story multiple times in order to fully grasp the story elements as new story related mechanics are introduced on subsequent playthroughs. While a PS Vita version was planned this was eventually abandoned and never released to the public. Set i...[Read Review]

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Dragon’s 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 combines a huge open fantasy world with good old hack and slash action to create an epic adventure that also incorporates some horror elements. Just like other action role playing games players can choose f...[Read Review]

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Explore a unique world of machine like animals in Horizon Zero Dawn an action role playing title with a setting unlike anything before as it blends the primitive and the advanced into one. Playing as Aloy, a female hunter who lives within a world ravaged by robots. Representing a time period approximately one thousand years for now where humans have returned to a tribal and primitive state due to an unknown event. The technology from the past lies littered across the open world of Horizon Zero D...[Read Review]

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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 the game to only sacrifice this power after your first monster battle. Your reasons for this sacrifice stem from your desire to travel to a coastal province in order to seek the Arcana ancient stone and clai...[Read Review]

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which explores the origins of the Borderlands universe and thus features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics. At the same time though Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! introduces plenty of new challenges and content for fans of the franchise so far to adventure through. Like it’s past additions you’ll be able to enjoy this adventure on all major platforms and across two console generations. Set in between the event...[Read Review]

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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 person view, melee based weapon combat and exploration. Battles take place against a wide range of beastly enemies and boss monsters that all attempt to ripe the character to shreds in increasingly brutal ways....[Read Review]

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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 locations. This background helps set the game into a somewhat plausible setting but does not form a large part of the game. Instead the game is very much gameplay focused with players jumping into one of the 9...[Read Review]

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Lost Planet 2

Take down big enemies as a team in Lost Planet 2, a sequel to the exceedingly popular game about hunting unique monsters in addition to other human enemies. Like the original large scale bosses and varied options to deal with the monster threats is a focus for this addition to the Lost Planet franchise. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet you’ll explore the story line across 6 game episodes that each put you in control of a different person with their own motives and background alt...[Read Review]

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ELEX

ELEX brings the popular action role playing genre into a science fiction setting. Opting for a touch of post apocalyptic themes alongside a dark and complex world ELEX is a mixture of game elements into one. It comes from Piranha Bytes who are well known for their Gothic franchise and the ability to create unique and hardcore RPG environments that will suck you in and not let go until hundreds of hours later. As long time fans of Piranha Bytes though would well know it’s not without the us...[Read Review]

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