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RPGs You Should Play If You Love Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game that was developed and published by Capcom in January 2018. The game is the fifth installment to an exciting series that is showing no signs of slowing down. Monster Hunter: World introduced a unique and life-like ecosystem in which the player takes on the role of a hunter. The game and community are still as active as ever with the current DLC, Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne, that was released in 2019.


Monster Hunter: World is Capcom's best selling title of all time, selling over 13 million copies within its first year and a half of release. It's needless to say that gamers have really taken to the Monster Hunter franchise and its rich mythology. However, some fans might be tired of the latest game in the series and are looking for something new to play.

Even a great video game can get repetitive, so why not take a break and play something that is sort of familiar? Here are some of the top games you should play if you enjoyed Monster Hunter: World.


If you are a player that wants the complete Monster Hunter: World experience, then look no further than Dauntless. To some expert players who have mastered Dauntless, this might seem like a fairly obvious choice. Phoenix Labs, the developer, seemingly took many of the features that made Monster Hunter successful and implemented them into Dauntless. Some players may even go as far as calling the title a Monster Hunter clone — even the game's executive director has acknowledged the similarities.


Dauntless still does right by Monster Hunter: World. It uses a vibrant color palette that sets it apart from Monster Hunter: World. The quick-paced combat is nicer in comparison to the slow-moving animations of Monster Hunter. Even some of the slower weapons, such as the axe, still have a decent flowing animation. While arguably lacking the depth of Monster Hunter: Worldthe flashy combinations and weapon skills make Dauntless really easy to pick up. But defeating some of the more difficult behemoths, like the deadly Moonreaver Shrike, are what make the game enjoyable — a period of triumph.

Toukiden 2

Toukiden 2 is another action role-playing game that was developed and released in Japan in 2016, followed by a North American release in 2017. It was also considered a bit of a Monster Hunter clone, even before the release of Monster Hunter: World. Players would step into the role of a slayer, taking the fight to some Japanese demons. Keep in mind that the game takes place in an alternate timeline in Japan — so players shouldn't expect the demons to follow traditional Japanese lore to a T. But still, this semi-open-world game grants players some much needed freedom


Toukiden 2 provides a memorable experience through its single player campaign, doing away with some of the monotony that often accompanies standard hunting games. Critics have appreciated that Toukiden 2 does not adopt the instance-based hunting format that games such as Dauntless and Monster Hunter: World rely on, allowing players to roam around a bit more between battles. It's a breath of fresh air. 

Toukiden 2 is definitely a game worth trying if you're looking for similar gameplay, but still want to break away from the usual Monster Hunter: World format.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Don't write this one off just yet. When you compare The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to something like Monster Hunter: World, you're not comparing apples to apples. However, the title still has many elements that are similar and comparable. That might be why Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate even had a crossover with that particular Zelda universe.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes a different approach than Monster Hunter: World. For one, the title is undeniably an open world action-adventure game. Secondly, there is a lot of debate as to whether The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be considered an RPG. The title definitely borrows conventional elements from classic RPG systems, such as armor sets with stats. For many fans, it's close enough.

The game is littered with hidden mini-bosses that players can come across while adventuring across the landscape. Just in like the other games, they tend to drop some pretty good loot too.

If you want to explore a vast world crawling with all kinds of monsters and treasure, give this game a chance. Even though its DNA is different from Monster Hunter: World, you won't be disappointed.