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The best games like Monster Hunter

The Monster Hunter games are unique in their design, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other games that offer monster slaying goodness

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If you’re a fan of Monster Hunter games (and why wouldn’t you be), and are after similar titles to play, we have you covered. In this guide, we cover all the MH games on Switch and mobile, then venture out into the wilderness to find the best games like Monster Hunter on Switch and mobile.

Should you be after something a little different, our lists of games like Hades, games like Zelda, the best Resident Evil games, and the best Final Fantasy games are worth looking at. Or, you could take a peek at our list of the best Switch games for a wide variety of games that cater to most people.

Here are all of the Monster Hunter games on Switch and mobile.

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Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Switch

It goes without saying that if you want the perfect Monster Hunter experience, you should play a game that belongs to the franchise. Fortunately, there happens to be an incredible one on Nintendo Switch – Monster Hunter Rise. The game features everything that makes Capcom’s franchise so great, and we strongly suggest you try it out, if you haven’t done so already, that is.

As you can guess, the game features monster hunting in a glorious world that will consume hours of your life. If you want to know more about this fabulous RPG, you can check out our Monster Hunter Rise review.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, Rise also has an amazing, expansive DLC called Sunbreak, which adds new areas, monsters, weapons and armor, and, of course, more action. To find out about this epic extension, check out our Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak review.

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Monster Hunter Now – mobile

What do you get when you cross Pokémon GO with Capcom’s classic monster huntin’ series? Why, you get Monster Hunter Now, of course! It may be more of a MH-light style experience, but it does offer you the opportunity to hunt a heap of classic monsters in your own backyard.

If you do fancy giving it a try, be sure to check out our guides to all the Monster Hunter Now monsters and Monster Hunter Now weapons to ensure you’re prepared to face that Paolumu at the park. And, if you fancy getting an inside look at these brilliant beasts, be sure to check out our Monster Hunter Now interview with senior producer Sakae Osumi.

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – Switch

Before Rise and World, there was Monster Hunter Generations on the 3DS. Our guides editor Tilly personally remembers walking from store to store in London trying to hunt down a copy when it first released, desperate to dive back into that classic Monster Hunting action. But don’t worry, you don’t have to set out on a real-life hunt to find your own copy (and a working 3DS) to experience this action, as it’s now available on Switch in its final form as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Generations Ultimate was the critically acclaimed series’ major debut on Switch, inviting you to go on a heap of epic hunts any time, any place. And, with a whopping 14 weapon types and a massive bestiary of beasties to battle (both familiar and new to this game), there’s plenty of fun to be had.

If your MH journey started with Rise or World, you may find this one to be a little more challenging and somewhat janky – but honestly, according to Tilly, that’s what makes it so great. Oh, and if you do happen to struggle, you can also join up to three other players for co-op multiplayer action, either online or in person. Maybe a high rank hunter will hop in to help you out!

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Monster Hunter Stories – Switch and mobile

Deviating from the standard hunting formula, Monster Hunter Stories is a cute turn-based RPG that takes the world of the series and expands upon it with new lore, characters, and more.

Instead of hunting down the monsters, you’re instead tasked with raising them, as you dive into a deep story featuring heroes known as ‘Monster Riders’, overcoming a variety of trials and tribulations as you grow as a rider and leave your village to embark on an exciting adventure.

Available on Android and iOS, and finally arriving on Switch, this adorable spin-off series has seen much success over the years, and it’s no wonder why. I mean, don’t you just love the idea of riding a Rathalos, petting a Purple Ludroth, or wrestling a Rajang?

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – Switch

The second installment of the turn-based RPG series set in the world of Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is another fun-filled, story-driven adventure that invites you to hatch, raise, and live alongside monsters as a Monster Rider.

As the grandchild of Red, whose Monstie was Guardian Ratha, you find yourself entrusted with something that could bring hope or terror to the world. Along the way, you befriend a diverse range of monsters, form a party, and embark on a variety of daring escapades.

Unfortunately, this one isn’t available on mobile, but you can play it on Switch, PlayStation 4, or PC via Steam. It also supports multiplayer, so you can team up with some pals to take on this exciting new world.

Still looking for more monster huntin’ fun? No worries, there are plenty of other titles for you to explore. Here are the best games like Monster Hunter on Switch and mobile.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Switch 

You fight monsters in a fantasy world. That alone means you should enjoy Wild Hunt if you like Monster Hunter games. This isn’t here because it’s one of my favourite games ever made. No, not at all. Okay, maybe that’s one reason, but The Witcher 3 is a phenomenal game set in a rich open world, with RPG mechanics that give you a great amount of freedom for when you hunt the ghastly monsters that roam the lands of The Continent.

Not only are you in for a great time when it comes to slaying monsters, but the story in Wild Hunt is fantastic, and if you’re a fan of this universe, you’re in for a real treat, as all the main characters are present. Now, we’d best move along before I fangirl too much. I did that enough in our games like The Witcher 3 guide.

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Skyrim – Switch 

Skyrim is an open world RPG full of creatures for you to kill. What more do you need? Honestly, any game that involves role-playing mechanics and slaying unsightly beasts is probably worth your time if you enjoy Monster Hunter, but let’s explain why Skyrim is a must-play. The world of Skyrim makes it a contender for one of the best open-world games out there, and it’s a monster slayer’s dream with all the heinous creatures you come across.

Of course, there’s more to the game than killing enemies (though this alone makes it worth playing), you also need to unravel the story in these lands, forge your own path, and create a legacy that no one will soon forget.


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Diablo Eternal Collection – Switch 

Okay, when you hear Monster Hunter, you probably don’t associate it with Diablo. Then again, there are very few games out there that can match Capcom’s series. So, why is Diablo here? It’s simple, you fight hordes of monsters, and can do so with a friend. Is it hunting? No, not really, but it features a lot of action, and is an enjoyable experience. Furthermore, the RPG mechanics mean you can choose from different classes and approach combat in different ways.

If you want more games along these lines, make sure you check out our picks for the best games like Diablo on Switch and mobile.

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Dauntless – Switch 

Besides the actual Monster Hunter games, Dauntless resembles Monster Hunter the most out of any game on this list – and, better yet, it’s free! It’s an open-world RPG set in a land where a cataclysmic event has wreaked havoc on the world, unleashing a load of monstrous creatures known as behemoths. Well, someone needs to get rid of them to protect humanity, and it just so happens that someone is you. Happy hunting.

There you have it, some suggestions on what to play if you enjoy Monster Hunter games. If you need more role-playing goodness, our lists of the best mobile RPGs and best Switch RPGs are full of adventures for you to embark on.