• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2018
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  • Summary: This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferociousThis critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode! Featuring the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favourites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters. You can join up to three other players for co-op multiplayer action, either online or in person using local wireless. Join the hunt in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Nov 29, 2018
    100
    Once you get past its daunting and archaic systems, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate continuously challenges you with the most thrilling gameplay and rewarding loop few games can match. Meanwhile, veterans will also feel at home - ‘G rank’ awaits you!
  2. Aug 28, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter arrives on Nintendo Switch with an installment practically unsurpassed. Perhaps we miss more changes or a more remarkable graphic face washing, but it's undeniable that hunting, in the old fashioned way, is better than ever.
  3. Aug 30, 2018
    85
    Challenging, profound, literally monstrous from every point of view: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate opens a new hunting season on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Aug 28, 2018
    80
    The Switch version comes to the West with more content than the original with a discreet but effective adaptation.
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    80
    When you add all of the sensibilities of the Nintendo Switch to the mix, you’ve got yourself a robust little JRPG to sink your teeth into.
  6. Sep 10, 2018
    78
    Quickly speaking, the game is very good even if it needs a bit of patience due to a slow start. The game brings a true sensation of hunting and all the satisfaction involved after learning it's ropes. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, unfortunately, also brings dated graphics and long loading times.
  7. Aug 28, 2018
    50
    Generations Ultimate is a greatest-hits collection that doesn’t go out of the way to re-contextualize why the hits are so great in the first place. While it still provides the thrills that made Monster Hunter huge, it’s hard to argue the series isn’t ready for something else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Aug 28, 2018
    10
    Quite possibly THE best Monster Hunter to date which is a major step up from World both in challenge and longevity. While World's agenda wasQuite possibly THE best Monster Hunter to date which is a major step up from World both in challenge and longevity. While World's agenda was to introduce Monster Hunter to newer players, GU's agenda is punch them in the face and say "you don't know jack" and really treat players both new and old to a revitalizing experience that promises difficulty right out of the gates. While many players who have just came over from World are going to wonder why things are so different, it's because the training wheels are off and you're going to be playing Monster Hunter at it's finest. No glowflies, no running and chugging; every move you make will matter. So saddle up because Generations Ultimate is in town and it's taking no prisoners Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2018
    10
    Newcomer here, come from Monster Hunter World. Loved it so my interest grew on this particular game, turns out people was right, this one isNewcomer here, come from Monster Hunter World. Loved it so my interest grew on this particular game, turns out people was right, this one is way better. Period. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2018
    10
    thanks capcom.

    anyway person reading buy this game. no qualifiers, buy it, and if you are more of a world person then simply don't play it.
    thanks capcom.

    anyway person reading buy this game. no qualifiers, buy it, and if you are more of a world person then simply don't play it.

    p.s. if you are not playing it because of graphics, qol, loading between areas, unresponsive controls, too difficult or frustrating then i suggest you get down on your knees right now and ask God to make you like it because this is trully a once in a lifetime experience and there is a good chance you will never be able to enjoy it again like this.
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  4. Apr 22, 2019
    9
    If you're a fan of Monster Hunter, you already either have this game or you just don't have a Switch (yet). So this review is for those whoIf you're a fan of Monster Hunter, you already either have this game or you just don't have a Switch (yet). So this review is for those who are unfamiliar or have only played MH World and aren't sure if it's worth trying a classic (old) MH game.

    Short and sweet recommendation for those new to Monster Hunter: if you like a challenging, rewarding, 3rd-player action-adventure game that focuses on huge boss fights and has some RPG elements, you'll probably like this. Think of it as one part boss rush, one part action-RPG, and one part loot-grind game. It's NOT for everyone, so play a demo or borrow a friend's copy if you can. But if you're still playing after 5 hours, you'll probably sink 100's if not 1000's of hours into Monster Hunter.

    Semi-short and sweet recommendation for MHW fans: If you liked MHW and own a Switch, MHGU is a must-buy. It feels a bit different at first, and the menus and a few mechanics and systems are new and different. But at its core you are hunting huge monsters, tons of them, crafting weapons and armor, and you have all the variety of weapons, builds, and playstyles you had in MHW (and then some). Keep reading if you want to know more:

    Yes, some of the mechanics are not as player-friendly, as many of the QoL and gameplay improvements of MHW are not in MHGU, but you'll adapt quickly. You may even grow to love the stuff that MHGU has that MHW doesn't (special moves and abilities called Hunter Arts & Styles; hunting as a Palico (aka Prowler); recruiting and training multiple Palicoes (literally dozens) and developing them into specialists for healing, fighting, support, traps, gathering, etc. The presentation is nowhere near as cinematic and the maps are nowhere near as alive, fluid, or dynamic as in MHW, but the art style is charming and everything has a certain quaintness to it that most people will enjoy for what it is. There is a bit of fan service-y stuff that will go over your head if you're new to the series, but you don't need any previous experience with the series to understand everything that's happening and what you need to do.
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  5. Sep 18, 2018
    9
    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for the Nintendo switch is a genuine pleasure to play.

    With the old school Monster Hunter gameplay and
    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for the Nintendo switch is a genuine pleasure to play.

    With the old school Monster Hunter gameplay and monster roster mixed with some elegant new playstyles, this is truly a masterpiece that both Monster Hunter veterans and new plays can enjoy.

    The game does not hold your hand when it comes to its mechanics, which may turn a few players off if it is their first Monster Hunter game or they have just migrated from Monster Hunter World, but if you stick at it, you will eventually be hundreds of hours deep into the complex crafting, armour and weapon systems of the game.

    Visually, the game may not look AAA like the beautiful Monster Hunter World, but it captures the charm of the older titles and upscales them to bring them into the console space.

    The game also does not suffer from any lag spikes or long loading times like previous games on the 3DS or PSP and keeps a consistently high frame rate even when playing online.

    The online scene for Generations Ultimate is booming with new and veteran players alike, all will to chip and help each other progress through the game. The online challenges and DLC are extremely fun and challenging and with collaborations with other games and developers, it keeps the game fresh and entertaining.
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  6. Aug 29, 2018
    8
    To clarify: MHGU came out BEFORE Monster Hunter World. MHGU was not going to get a Western release at all. The West got MHGU second BECAUSE ofTo clarify: MHGU came out BEFORE Monster Hunter World. MHGU was not going to get a Western release at all. The West got MHGU second BECAUSE of the success of MHW in the West. So while people may beat you over the head with "MHGU>>>>>>>MHW" without providing solid reasoning, every Westerner still has MHW to thank for us getting this game at all.

    Now, as someone who has completed every entry since MH on PS2, importing every title that we didn't get (including this title, thanks Capcom) I can confirm this is the greatest hits collection of almost all of the MH titles up to World (because World didn't exist when this came out originally). MHGU is, however, quantity over quality when it comes to number of monsters and graphics, which I always prefer in a game.

    I only hope that one day we get a MH game with a crazy number of monsters like in MHGU and the slick HD graphics of MHW, with selectable playstyle (MH Classic or MHW).

    Definitely worth your time and your money, $50 for literal hundreds of hours of playtime-- no one can argue with the value. Just keep in mind MHGU is the predecessor to MHW and the multitude of changes in MHW did not exist when MHGU first released and are not present in MHGU as a result.

    And on a final note: let's not pit MHGU against MHW. We're all hunters and whether you're a veteran that enjoyed MHW or not we have it to thank for the Western release of MHGU, the expansion of our fanbase, and the revival of Capcom's interest in MH for the Western audience. MHW roped the new hunters in and MHGU will keep them here. Here's to the longevity of Monster Hunter!
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  7. Jun 25, 2019
    3
    I don't understand how so many people can say how great this game is, compared to Monster Hunter World this Game feels extremely unpolished.I don't understand how so many people can say how great this game is, compared to Monster Hunter World this Game feels extremely unpolished.

    I know this Game has a lot of Content and for me it seems this is the only thing this Game suceeds.

    The Graphics are Awful, i'm not a Graphics person but this awful Graphics and only 30 fps?
    And why, cause it's a 3ds port and they didn't make any changes on this regard.

    And the Gameplay feels extremely awful compared to Monster Hunter Worlds where it's a lot of fun to Fight.

    And i know a lot of people like this about Monster Hunter but after only 1 Hour of playing the Game throws at me way to hard Monsters for a rather bad player like me, why isn't there something like increase in the Monster strength so new players like me can learn how to play this unique Game.

    If u want to play Monster Hunter and ur not Familiar with the Game start with Worlds, it is really doing a lot of things better than previous entries.
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