• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2015
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  • Summary: Take off on an epic journey, traversing a vast world hunting larger than life beasts as you look for the source of a mysterious virus. Travel with a caravan of fellow hunters and merchants as you make your way across multiple locations, each with its own unique look and feel.
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  1. Positive: 75 out of 80
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  1. Mar 22, 2015
    100
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is utterly magnificent. Newfound vertical freedom, extraordinary new monsters and native 3DS multiplayer makes for the best game in the series to date, coupled with a much more compelling storyline and some killer new features.
  2. Feb 9, 2015
    93
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is one of the best games in 3DS history. It has a powerful online multiplayer, lots of monsters and some new mechanics that make the franchise climb one more step in the evolutionary chain.
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    90
    While Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate is still Monster Hunter (and thank goodness for that) Capcom has put a great deal of effort into improving the overall experience, and I'd say that their revamp has been a wild success.
  4. 90
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the pinnacle of the series thus far on the handheld platform as long as you are a fan and able to overlook the repetitive nature of the game.
  5. Feb 10, 2015
    85
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate finally hooked me into the entire Monster Hunter series. I now understand why this franchise has so many die-hard fans, and I get why hundreds of hours are spent roaming the hills and deserts looking for new prey.
  6. Feb 10, 2015
    82
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate takes the best the franchise has to offer turns it up to 11. More quests, more areas to explore, more items to collect, more items to craft, more weapons to choose from, more combat techniques, and more ways to play with your friends. This game will be a must have for fans of the Monster Hunter franchise but may do little to move the needle for players that are not already interested in the series.
  7. Feb 10, 2015
    65
    The great aspects of the game are crushed beneath the monumental weight of it's frustrating gameplay. While some of this pain is eased by the multiplayer, it isn't enough to make up for the fact that the game just shouldn't have been released on the 3DS. This is a console game trapped in a handheld body, and it's really a shame that a game with so much potential is limited by such small but ever-so-important design problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 93
  2. Negative: 8 out of 93
  1. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    I've played the Japanese version for quite some time, so I've put in a solid 300 hours into the game, and I've STILL got much more contentI've played the Japanese version for quite some time, so I've put in a solid 300 hours into the game, and I've STILL got much more content unseen.

    This game is by far the best Monster Hunter. It's more refined, polished, expansive, and it still stays true to it's roots. Veterans and newcomers will both be satisfied with it's changes, as it's much easier to play than the other Monster Hunters, but still offers more difficulty than MH3U, especially post G-Rank.

    Taking out water combat and adding vertical combat into it's formula was a huge success, and adds yet another strategic element into the game.

    It really is a masterpiece this time, just like MHFU.
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  2. Dec 28, 2015
    10
    Truly incredible. Im 10 months late to the wonderful world of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and wish i would've gave it a shot back in February.Truly incredible. Im 10 months late to the wonderful world of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and wish i would've gave it a shot back in February. Everything about this game is just wonderful. The weapons, armor, combat, graphics, landscapes and of course the MONSTERS are just utterly brilliant. I played Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for the psp very recently and loved it even if it was relentless to newcomers. I played it for about 10 hours and realized I needed the best version of monster hunter. I decided to get MH4U for the 3ds and so far have not regretted it one bit. First off, this game is so great for newcomers. Way easier than Freedom Unite at first which is a major plus. When playing, you're going to be gathering items, farming monsters for parts to craft armor and weapons, and upgrading said armor and weapons all so you can beat the next monster threat. You can buff your character with skills that are attached to armor and weapons and you can also attach skills to them with things called decorations. Eventually, you'll have armor and weapons that are suited for certain situations and certain monster encounters. It may be overwhelming, but if you get over that hump, you'll be hooked. Its, in my honest opinion, amongst the greatest games ever made. And its on a handheld! I couldn't recommend this title more Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2015
    10
    If there's one game to get in 2015, it's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate!

    Having played Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, I welcome this new version,
    If there's one game to get in 2015, it's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate!

    Having played Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, I welcome this new version, which mercifully removes the horrible underwater battles and replace it with climbing, jumping and mounting monsters!!! I played 100+ hours on MH3U, but after just 10+ hours, boy I can see myself playing even more MH4U due to its much more fun gameplay, seamless online multiplayer gaming, beautiful graphics and of course, the crazy as monsters! I'm glad I took the time to learn MH3U so with MH4U it's a lot easier for me to just pick up and go.

    There is SO much replay value, and hunting the same monster species feels different each time because of the monster AI, location where it is, etc. The new weapons (my favourite being Insect Glaive, having used Long Sword in the past) are just super fun to use. And of course, I often get hit by the monsters as I get distracted on trying to mount them...! Fun fun fun!

    If you haven't tried it MH4U is actually much more newbie friendly in that it guides you through most of the stuff so you don't fumble (like in MH3U). Get on the hunt and see you online!
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  4. Feb 13, 2015
    9
    Great entry into the Monster Hunter series. If there are any negatives at all I'd have to say that the camera is still a bit of a hassle toGreat entry into the Monster Hunter series. If there are any negatives at all I'd have to say that the camera is still a bit of a hassle to deal with, even with the (not so great but okay) C-stick on the New 3DS. Unfortunately the game also lacks a few great monsters from its previous installment and I'm not sure we really needed another weapon based on the concept of morphing, but those are just nit-pickings and any MH fan will have a blast with this game no doubt.

    The game also features much better tutorials than before so it's a good time for newcomers to get into the franchise.
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  5. Feb 17, 2015
    9
    If you love Monster Hunter, this game will be very enjoyable. If you're new, there is a new and improved tutorial system that makes thisIf you love Monster Hunter, this game will be very enjoyable. If you're new, there is a new and improved tutorial system that makes this game... Nice! This game also will require lots and lots of time and dedication for results. If you've played the demo, you know that you're gonna have to work for the kill. I've played several Monster Hunter games from the series, and so far? I love it! Please, please buy this game. If you don't think it's worth it, at least try it out. I promise, you will NOT be disappointed. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2015
    9
    CONTENT CONTENT CONTENT! This game has a ton of content to keep you busy. The online multiplayer is addictive. And there's enough variety ofCONTENT CONTENT CONTENT! This game has a ton of content to keep you busy. The online multiplayer is addictive. And there's enough variety of Monsters and Weapon Types to keep you busy for hundreds of hours. The only major drawback is the controls can feel clunky at times. Having the circle pad pro or New 3DS XL C-Stick is a must. And the game can be daunting for newbies. Overall this is the best Monster Hunter game in the series. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2015
    0
    I just failed a 2 hour long time line quest for the 5th time cause of the "boss" (G. jagi) just ran away when i came close to killing it, onceI just failed a 2 hour long time line quest for the 5th time cause of the "boss" (G. jagi) just ran away when i came close to killing it, once it started to run it was impossible to stun it. impossible to catch up to it. it was immune to all kind of crowd control whatsoever. mines didn't work, nothing worked. i've literary spent 10 hours straight chasing a boss that only runs away Expand

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