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Looks like Monster Hunter Rise is a hit on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Monster Hunter Rise on Xbox Cloud Gaming seems to be doing really well, overtaking some big hitters on the service only a week after its release

Monster Hunter Rise Xbox Cloud Gaming success header, showing a girl with a tray in hand with a teacup on it, superimposed onto a mango yellow background. She has a green outfit on, sort of forest-coloured and styled.

Monster Hunter Rise was an excellent Switch exclusive for a little while, but now the whole world can get their grubby mitts on the wonderful game, and it looks like many are. Over on Xbox Cloud Gaming, the Capcom classic is fourth in the ‘most popular’ category after being available for the last week.

Above the monster slayer is Rainbow Six Siege in third, Forza Horizon 5 in second, and, unsurprisingly, Fortnite in first. The only way to play Fortnite on an iOS device at the moment is through the Xbox Cloud Gaming service, due to Epic and Apple’s disagreements over in-app purchases. (Check out our Fortnite download guide if you want to know how to do that).

Both our Monster Hunter Rise review and the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak review for its expansion are glowing, so it’s not exactly a surprise people are flocking to the game. Still, cloud gaming isn’t often the best place for wild action games, so it’s a sign that Xbox’s service is strong enough for those types of titles.

Another recent addition to the service is the surprise release of Hi-Fi Rush, a wild left turn from the horror aficionados over at Tango Gameworks. Well, that’s because studio founder Shinji Mikami took a backseat on this one, letting John Johanas direct the colourful rhythm action game.

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You can check out the trailer for it above if you’re interested, though it might be a hard recommendation for any Xbox Cloud Gaming folks, due to possible latency issues interfering with its rhythmic ambitions. Either way, first impressions have been great, so it’s definitely worth giving it a go.

Anyway, that’s our Monster Hunter Rise and Xbox Cloud Gaming roundup. For more, check out our Monster Hunter Rise weapon tier list for some fighting tips, or our Game Pass games guide for more cloud gaming options.