Top 10 Games Like Monster Hunter for PC

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When Monster Hunter World Isn't Enough

Just several months after its release, Monster Hunter World has become Capcom's best selling game of all time. In this article, we cover the top 10 games like Monster Hunter World that you can play on your PC.

The Surge (#10)

The Surge PC Ultra Settings Gameplay 

The Surge is a sci-fi action RPG with combat elements inspired by the Dark Souls series. Weapons and armor are crafted from destroyed or dismembered parts of enemies. 

In a post-apocalyptic world, you play as an employee of a mysterious company named CREO. A catastrophic event later occurs which attaches you to an exoskeleton to defend yourself from humanoid machines.Focusing heavily on combat, precise dodging and attacking is necessary for success. The Surge is also an RPG with an addictive loot and crafting system. Similar to breaking a monster's horns or tail, the game also features a part breaking system or a dismemberment system. This is done by performing an execution move to break a specific part of an enemy. Broken parts can be used for crafting unique weapons, armor, and upgrades with specific attributes or stats. Enemies have a weak spot where they take more damage when hit. There are a variety of weapons you can use, such as one-handed weapons, staves, heavy-duty types. Aside from the game's heavy focus on gameplay, its atmosphere also suggests a feeling of being a lone survivor in a post-apocalyptic world where your life is threatened by deadly, intelligent machines.

Break, sever, and dismember. Target which part of an enemy to break by performing an execution move. (screenshot courtesy of uhdforge.com)

Craft unique armor and weapon parts taken from dismembered parts of enemies.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (#9)

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - PC Gameplay 1080p 60FPS - Max Settings 

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is a fantasy action RPG. It is a re-release of the first game, including a new questline, a new region, and all the released DLCs. 

Imagine a medieval universe where dragons and mages exist. Explore this fantasy world and experience fights like Dark Souls, Shadow of The Colossus, and Monster Hunter.  Mindless hacking at the enemy isn't encouraged. Preparation, knowledge, and strategy is required for success. The game's battle system is its strongest aspect. Players can climb huge enemies for a strategic advantage. Before engaging in fights, learn the enemy's behavior and weaknesses. Choose the appropriate class, weapons, and items effective to a particular enemy. Instead of using a variety of weapons with different play styles, there are 3 basic classes (fighter, strider, and mage) and 6 advanced classes to choose from. Switching among these classes or even mixing them is allowed, creating hybrid classes. A feature unique to Dragon's Dogma is its "pawn system". Pawns can be used as party members, controlled by the game's A.I.. Recruit characters created by other players online. 

You can climb enemies in Dragon's Dogma for a strategic advantage. (screenshot courtesy of illgaming.net)

There are 3 basic classes and 6 advanced classes which can also be mixed up to create a hybrid class.

Nioh (#8)

Nioh: Complete Edition - Max PC Settings Gameplay 

Nioh is a fantasy samurai action RPG developed by Team Ninja, known for games like DMC Devil May Cry, Dead or Alive, and Ninja Gaiden. 

Demons known as Yokai exist in the dark atmosphere of 16th century Japan. Assume the role of a foreigner swordsman named William, who is similar to Tom Cruise's character in The Last Samurai movie. Nioh introduces an original feature to the genre where players can use stance changes during battle, which adds true depth to combat. There are three stance changes: high stance, mid stance, or low stance. These affect the strength of attacks, speed of attacks, and skills available. The stamina (called "ki") expended also differs with each stance. Each attack costs stamina, requiring players to carefully decide on which attacks will result in the most efficient use of stamina. Just like the other popular action RPG games, Nioh influences players to constantly learn and improve their skills, and provides a satisfying reward to players for their fighting mastery. It also features an addictive loot system accompanied by exceptional and thrilling boss fights.

Stance changes add flavor, strategy, and depth to Nioh's battles.

Yokai are unique and provide challenging boss fights.

Code Vein (#7)

 

New CODE VEIN Gameplay | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Code Vein is a new take on the Dark Souls Genre from Hiro Yoshimura, the director of the God Eater series. It is an upcoming game to be released in 2018. 

Individuals who are able to use special powers called the "Gift" exchange their memories for bloodthirst, like being a vampire. Much like the God Eater series, Code Vein will also be story-driven and will use a weapon system. There were five melee weapons revealed: one-handed sword, two-handed word, halberd or polearm, hammer, and a rifle with a bayonet. To easily switch between weapons, players can also create loadouts which consists of a specific combination of weapons and abilities placed in a set. There will be consistent allies or companions that will not only serve as an alternative target for enemies. Allies will specialize in one weapon type and provide support skills, so players will need to choose which ally will be the most helpful for a particular situation. One of Code Vein's unique features is called the Blood Veil system. Blood Veil transforms your clothes into a weapon and then draws blood from enemies. Drawing blood by using Blood Veil gathers the energy needed to use abilities known as Gifts. There were three types of Blood Veils revealed: type ogre, type hound, and type stinger. All of which were explained and shown in greater detail by the game's director Hiro Yoshimura himself in IGN's First video.  

Transform into a weapon and draw blood from enemies.

Allies use a specific weapon type and provide beneficial skills.

Dark Souls 3 (#6)

Dark Souls 3 PC Gameplay: Abyss Watchers Boss Fight (4K 60fps) 

The Dark Souls action RPG series has influenced numerous games in its genre. It offers a challenging combat system with a background story that is told in its own way. 

The term Dark Souls has now become synonymous to challenging games. Getting loot and deciding which armor or weapon is the best for you classifies Dark Souls as an addictive RPG game. For anyone who has experienced and enjoyed a Dark Souls game, it can't be argued that boss fights are unforgettable and surprisingly difficult when you take them on for the first time. Learning about the boss requires patience, careful observation, and extended (but fun) playtime. Timing a button press to dodge an attack, and then deciding what moves to use and when to use it is what makes Dark Souls similar to the Monster Hunter series. Both games offer these: challenging boss fights, loot system, a lesson for gamers to consistently improve on their reaction and decision-making skills based on a diverse weapon and skill system, and satisfying rewards for completing objectives.  

Boss fights in Dark Souls offer the same rewarding experience as monster hunting. 

Weapon arts is a new feature in Dark Souls 3, which can be compared to Hunting Arts introduced in Monster Hunter Generations because it introduces something new to the existing weapon system.

Attack On Titan 2 (#5)

Attack On Titan 2 PC Gameplay: Levi God Mode 

Attack On Titan 2 is an action RPG based on the anime's second season. Developed by Koei Tecmo, it is the second Attack On Titan game released for PC, PS3, PS4, PSVita, and Xbox one. 

Attack On Titan's story starts with a mysterious, isolated, and protected city which is suddenly attacked by terrifying titans. After the city was attacked, a group of volunteers were trained to scout and fight. To eliminate titans, these volunteer fighters use swords and specialized grappling hooks which enable them to glide above rooftops and maneuver quickly. The anime series alone is a thrilling, intense, and adrenaline pumping show. The Attack On Titan 2 game further enhances the anime experience, giving its players full control of a titan fighter. Players can select specific titan parts to attack in order to weaken or disable it. The new base building and management system adds a layer of strategy to the game. 

Soar and glide above rooftops to dodge titan attacks.

A base building and management system is introduced in Attack On Titan 2 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (#4)

The Witcher 3 PC Gameplay Ultra Settings 

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is a story-driven RPG based on Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy book series. Players assume the role of the Witcher Geralt and learns about the supernatural group called The Wild Hunt which is looking for a woman named Ciri. The game offers RPG elements such as skill trees, inventory management, crafting, player choice, branching quests, and dialogue choices. It also includes a built-in card game called Gwent. 

Before hunting a monster, you must always be prepared. You must learn to know your enemy. The professional Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, uses his Witcher senses to investigate sounds and monster tracks. After gathering all the relevant information, not only from his Witcher senses but also from people around him, he is able to identify what kind of monster he is about to face. By being a Witcher who is taught about different kinds of monsters through training in Witcher schools, he already has an advantage by having prior knowledge of the monster he has identified. He prepares for the hunt by creating Witcher potions, blade oils, and bombs. This whole process is almost identical to what hunters need to do in Monster Hunter. Although The Witcher 3's most acclaimed aspect is its story, its side quests and monster hunting contracts (called Witcher Contracts) contribute even more to its already excellent reputation as one of the best role-playing games. Each Witcher Contract requires you to hunt unique monsters, from a hideous ghoul to a massive terrifying goat to an eerie walking tree. Each contract comes with an immersive and intriguing background story. 

 

Geralt uses his Witcher senses to track a scent.

Geralt hunts a fiend.

Toukiden 2 (#3)

Toukiden  PC Gameplay 1080p 60FPS 

Toukiden 2 is an action RPG game where four players take on missions to slay demons known as oni in historical Japan

4 players fight these oni in a singular, enclosed zone. In single player mode, 3 other party members are still present but they are controlled by the game's AI. The game can also be played online to invite 3 human controlled characters. Toukiden 2 removes the hunting aspect of the previous game and now focuses on fighting. The game uses an overworld type of map similar to the new Monster Hunter World, where players can free roam the area without encountering loading screens. Oni Slayers can now use the new "demon hand" skill which is reminiscent of Nero's Devil Bringer from Devil May Cry 4. The demon hand can be used for different purposes such as tactical evading and attaching to enemies from a long distance. There is also a new "mitama" ability system exclusive to Toukiden 2. 

Toukiden 2 uses a weapon and armor system like Monster Hunter.

Toukiden 2 includes a new "demon hand" skill which is reminiscent of Nero's Devil Bringer from Devil May Cry 4.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst (#2)

GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst PC Gameplay Max settings & rendered in 4K 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst is one of the definitive Monster Hunter alternatives for PC. It is an expansion of God Eater Burst and adds new features to the game.

Monsters known as the Aragami have destroyed the majority of the world. The players take control of a God Eater, a specialist in exterminating Aragami. Compared to Monster Hunter, a God Eater game has a more engaging plot with deeper relationships between its characters. It has extended dialogue and dialogue choices like the Persona series games. Instead of choosing from a variety of weapons, God Eaters use one massive weapon unique to the game called the "God Arc". The God Arc is made from the cells of the Aragami, therefore it is the only weapon which can cause damage to them.This weapon can transform into a close range weapon, a gun, and a shield at any time. Using the gun function consumes a unique "oracle point " gauge, which can be replenished by performing close range attacks. God Eater 2: Rage Burst introduces new features such as the Blood Rage/Rage Burst system and the Variant Scythe which is a new weapon type.

Unlike in Monster Hunter games, God Eater has dialogue choices. 

The God Arc is a versatile weapon which can transform into a sword, gun, or shield. 

Dauntless (#1)

Dauntless Combat Gameplay By Arekkz Gaming

Dauntless is a Monster Hunter inspired game currently under development for PC. On May 24, 2018 Dauntless is going to be on its open beta stage and will be free to play. You can choose to play the game right now but it will come at a price. Popular Youtube content creators such as Arrekz Gaming and gaijinhunter have already made videos showing their interest in Dauntless. Coming from Arekkz himself, there are not a lot games in the "hunting genre". This is the reason why it's exciting to see new alternatives like Dauntless. Monster Hunter has always been about the deceptively simple gameplay that takes dedication to be mastered. Dauntless seems to have grasped this concept and implemented a more simple control scheme which according to Arekkz, is more of a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" type. 

Like Monster Hunter, monsters in Dauntless also get enraged (shown by their red color).

Dauntless has a more simple control scheme which according to Arekkz, is more of a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" type.

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