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Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

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  • Summary: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivalsMonster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivals the gameplay volume from the original release and features a new icy setting, storyline, monsters, gameplay options, and more.

    The game's all-new story picks up after Monster Hunter: World and whisks hunters away to the newly discovered chilly locale that, once fully explored, becomes the largest region in World so far. The new locale is home to several new and returning monsters ready to challenge hunters throughout their expeditions and raises the stakes with the added higher difficulty Master Rank. Iceborne continues the skill-based progression and robust crafting system found in World and expands that with several new gameplay features that broaden the player's combat repertoire. All this leads to the ultimate hunter test against the mysterious new flagship monster, Velkhana.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 54
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 54
  3. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    100
    I absolutely love this expansion and considering that Monster Hunter World is one of my favorite games of this generation, it’s been great to have this excuse to revisit it. I look forward to playing more and more, and I’m excited to see what type of content updates Capcom rolls out in the future.
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    100
    A monster-sized expansion that builds on and enhances Monster Hunter: World in every way, Iceborne is an essential upgrade for hunters craving new monsters, challenges, and gear.
  3. Sep 4, 2019
    94
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne comes close to matching the perfection of the first adventures with the Fifth Fleet but this new expansion is all but guaranteed to lead to more times being carted back to camp.
  4. Sep 4, 2019
    90
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is an excellent expansion so large that it almost feels like a sequel. It's a better version of a great game.
  5. Sep 4, 2019
    90
    Iceborne is the definitive endgame of Monster Hunter World and a proper sendoff to the game that ignited a new generation of fans in the West to experience the series for the first time.
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    89
    Iceborne is the greatest expansion in the Monster Hunter series of all time. New areas, monsters, and hunting mechanics make the game so fun and I can't stop playing it.
  7. Sep 4, 2019
    80
    Iceborne is as much a roaring success as Monster Hunter World was, and it can receive no higher praise than that. It successfully adds in new layers, monsters, and a beautiful new area, all of which will have players flocking back to the game to experience it all. It’s fun, it’s hard as nails, and it makes my PS4 sound like a jet engine. It’s a truly brilliant expansion to an excellent game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Sep 8, 2019
    10
    There's a line between DLC, expansion and a full blown sequel. Iceborne leans HEAVILY towards the last one despite disguising itself as anThere's a line between DLC, expansion and a full blown sequel. Iceborne leans HEAVILY towards the last one despite disguising itself as an expansion, but the large difference is it expands upon the BASE game without sacrificing anything.
    It could even be called the definitive/remastered edition of World, considering it fixes EVERYTHING flawed with the base game and more.
    Recommended for anyone with a modicum of interest, easily 80 hours of story content and a MINIMUM of 300 hours between World and Iceborne before any burnout sets in.
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  2. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    This expansion makes every DLC of any other game feel ashamed. The added content is massive and without exaggerating doubles the original gameThis expansion makes every DLC of any other game feel ashamed. The added content is massive and without exaggerating doubles the original game content. It is a must for everyone who loved the base game and is looking for challenge, new monsters, sick designs and a story that even if not the main focus of a MH game has some nice twists. Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    we love you capcom! please keep making these incredible games! keep going!!
  4. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, a great add on to an already brilliant game

    Can't wait to get through it all so this is only a review on the part I have played
    Amazing game, a great add on to an already brilliant game

    Can't wait to get through it all so this is only a review on the part I have played through not the whole game
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  5. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    This is literally the best expansion to a game I've ever played! Intense hard fought battles against some of the best monsters in theThis is literally the best expansion to a game I've ever played! Intense hard fought battles against some of the best monsters in the franchise!!! This is an easy 10/10 Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2019
    9
    This is more like a sequel than an expansion. The volume is just crazy, with A LOT of new monsters and gear waiting for you. Be prepare toThis is more like a sequel than an expansion. The volume is just crazy, with A LOT of new monsters and gear waiting for you. Be prepare to spend another hundreds of hours into Iceborne.
    However please be warned that the game itself is quite difficult.
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  7. Sep 6, 2019
    1
    They really screwed MHW with this update. Couldn't even bring myself to slog through the first monster encounter because of how terrible itThey really screwed MHW with this update. Couldn't even bring myself to slog through the first monster encounter because of how terrible it is. Clawshot is worthless because monsters can just instantly knock you off for free damage anyway. Wish I could get my money back for this absolute trash. Expand

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