27 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. Pla...[Read More]

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Planet Calypso

Planet Calypso leverages the framework of Entropia Universe to create a science fiction MMO with a wealth of content, mechanics and sizeable community waiting to be explored. Most notably is the adoption of a game currency that is closely tied with real money that provides the potential for players to profit from their acti...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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Dark Souls II

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 same one that was featured in t...[Read More]

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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 com...[Read More]

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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 Souls: Prepare to Die. Dark Soul...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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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 wo...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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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 similarities to the popular Monster Hun...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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Borderlands

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 has attracted one of the mega sp...[Read More]

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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 o...[Read More]

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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 increase gameplay even further. This edition lets players bring their data over from the original while also offering cross save and cross platform multiplayer. Set within a demon overrun gam...[Read More]

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Dark 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 Age of Fire is reaching its end...[Read More]

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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. This has left society to go ...[Read More]

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Far Cry Primal

Joining the other Far Cry titles but putting a prehistoric twist on it is Far Cry Primal a title available across Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Intended to be a spiritual predecessor to the games in the Far Cry franchise you’ll step back in time to take on the role of a hunter in a large world from the past. No...[Read More]

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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 offers more story than most games...[Read More]

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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 fa...[Read More]

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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 origina...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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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 daughter Yonah from the illnes...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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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 to explore the moon Elpis which...[Read More]

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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 s...[Read More]

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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. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet title you’ve got an overall similar experience that sees you swapping between on foot combat and using the mechanised ...[Read More]

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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 hardco...[Read More]

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