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  • Summary: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise. Featuring improved gameplay and nimble-feeling additions to combat mechanics, unique new monsters and hunting locales, and a new difficulty level in the form of Master Rank quests. As the hunter who savedMonster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise. Featuring improved gameplay and nimble-feeling additions to combat mechanics, unique new monsters and hunting locales, and a new difficulty level in the form of Master Rank quests. As the hunter who saved Kamura from calamity, you must now journey to the far-off reaches of Elgado, an outpost near a Kingdom beset by a sinister new nemesis—the elder dragon Malzeno! Kamura Village is finally at peace, having fought off an onslaught of monsters attacks known as the Rampage. That hard-earned peace is disrupted by the unexpected appearance of the wolf-like monster Lunagaron in the Shrine Ruins. In the Shrine Ruins, the hunter meets Fiorayne, a knight of the Royal Order. Fiorayne asks for the hunter's help in investigating why monsters from the Kingdom are becoming violently aggressive and invading other territories, including Kamura. United in mission, they set off for the far-off outpost of Elgado. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. The Mako Reactor
    Jun 29, 2022
    100
    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak enhances and improves Monster Hunter Rise in every way. The monsters are more challenging, the music is a lot better, and the postgame is actually good for more than a few hunts. The new mechanics add even more depth for those looking to dig deeper into each weapon. Even if Capcom didn't do a single title update, this would still be absolutely essential for every Monster Hunter Rise owner. It is that good, and I can't wait to put hundreds of hours into it over the next year.
  2. Gamer Escape
    Jul 19, 2022
    100
    There’s so much to do and Sunbreak offers you even more ways to do it with the new flexibility found in its updated combat features and absurd amount of new content that will easily take you hundreds of hours to get through. So whether you’re this is your first time in the Monster Hunter universe, or you’ve been playing since the very first one, I strongly advise you to get out there and enjoy this amazing game, as the best actually managed to get better! There has absolutely never been a better time to get into it. I hope to see you on the hunt!
  3. GameSkinny
    Jun 29, 2022
    90
    Monster Hunter provides a rush and a challenge few games can match, and those pair well with a heavy build customization system and a sky-high skill ceiling. In short, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is good. It’s very good and worth every penny of its asking price several times over.
  4. INVEN
    Jul 8, 2022
    90
    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak reached even closer to the franchises's core with new monsters, their patterns and overall action. Although there is little novelty, it is a DLC that has been satisfactorily expanded the original for fans of the series. I am not saying there are no shortcomings, but the game provides so much fun that you don't have to worry about them.
  5. Gamersky
    Jun 30, 2022
    88
    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is still fun and arguably the best co-op action role-playing game out there. But like the Monster Hunter: World, it is still not enough in terms of "sincere" game content. Predictably, it is enough to sustain the "hunters" for dozens or even hundreds of hours of grinding. Compared to its predecessor, however, the players are still obviously having less fun in the process. We will still go on grinding monsters and keep updating the gears, but this does not seem to be the fun of the Monster Hunter series. Today, the motivation to keep playing looks more like the IP of "Monster Hunter". And that is far from enough.
  6. XGN
    Aug 2, 2022
    80
    The Sunbreak expansion of Monster Hunter Rise is what fans have come to expect after Iceborne, in a good way. New monsters mean new challenges, and challenges they are indeed. Which have all been masterfully designed. To compensate, players get to craft new gear, but they also get some new moves to play with. Some are great throwbacks to the Monster Hunter games of yore, while others are a refreshing twist on an existing play styles. If only Capcom would finally work out cross saving.
  7. Screen Rant
    Jun 29, 2022
    70
    It takes time to hit its stride and the omission of Rampage quests is puzzling, but there is some great new content here that is worth exploring, especially for those who enjoyed the base version of the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jul 2, 2022
    10
    Perfectly worthy MH. It is complement to the MHR, and the degree of difficulty is suitable.
  2. Jul 6, 2022
    10
    The Citadel theme is a certified banger. Unbelievably epic, what a game. A joy from start to finish.
  3. Jul 17, 2022
    10
    The story is much more interesting when compared to the rise base game. The NPCs are actually helpful this time as compared to the IceborneThe story is much more interesting when compared to the rise base game. The NPCs are actually helpful this time as compared to the Iceborne which is literally just forcing and watching you kill monsters. New skills are interesting and allows players to hv more options and playstyle. Expand
  4. Jul 7, 2022
    10
    Not sure where the troll reviews are coming from but its not MH fans. The additions they made to an already fun game are just awesome! TheyNot sure where the troll reviews are coming from but its not MH fans. The additions they made to an already fun game are just awesome! They really listened to the community and learned a lot from older additions they tried to make in the past that didn't quite pan out (like clutch claw from world/born). The new endemic life,hunting helpers, monsters, FRONTIER monster, maps,melding,MR armor and weapons, Palico & Palamute abilities, followers, and hub are all great additions. If you are into a monster hunter game where you are kind of a super human then this game is for you. I am so pleased with the devs for listening to feedback, giving us monsters we really wanted, and making a good effort to offer different varieties of difficulty. I LOVE Sunbreak even as a 2nd fleeter. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2022
    9
    the weapons are fun to use, the monsters are funny to fight, the 2 new maps are splendid, there is a lasting endgame, it is optimized well onthe weapons are fun to use, the monsters are funny to fight, the 2 new maps are splendid, there is a lasting endgame, it is optimized well on pc it is fun with friends, what more could you want? Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2022
    9
    My only critique is the pacing. I wish the new content was spread out more, but instead its mostly in the 2nd half of the game. Great stuffMy only critique is the pacing. I wish the new content was spread out more, but instead its mostly in the 2nd half of the game. Great stuff besides that. Expand
  7. Jul 2, 2022
    0
    Horrible G-Rank release. Somebody in production thought Monster Hunter was a story-centric game when NO ONE plays it for the story.

    Do not
    Horrible G-Rank release. Somebody in production thought Monster Hunter was a story-centric game when NO ONE plays it for the story.

    Do not buy, its not worth even 10 bucks. Its not worth your time.

    4 colored variants that feel the exact same as their original ones. No new weak points to change up the players strategies. The main base feels like it was supposed to have lot of other areas in it that are now just 'roped off' (literally roped off).

    The new monsters look like they belong in a knock-off MH clone.

    This is easily the WORST MH release to date. Every other G-Rank release had content in it. They just said have the same monsters do more damage and have more HP in the same maps, rehash the armor models from 'World', slap in 3 new monsters, and release the game.

    So if you want to play the same game as Rise all over again with nothing new, by all means go spend another 40 bucks.
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