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Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter Coverart

Box Art-MH1 PS2 JPN

Release Date/s:
Japan - March 11, 2004

North America - September 21, 2004
Europe - May 27, 2005

System/s: PlayStation 2
Official Site/s:
Flagship Monster/s: Rathalos
Generation: First
Monster/s first appearing in this game:
Apceros, Aptonoth, Bullfango, Cephalos, Felyne, Genprey,
Hornetaur, Ioprey, Kelbi, Melynx, Mosswine, Velociprey, Vespoid,
Basarios, Cephadrome, Diablos, Gendrome, Gravios, Gypceros,
Iodrome, Khezu, Monoblos, Plesioth, Rathalos, Rathian, Velocidrome,
Yian Kut-Ku, Fatalis, Kirin, Lao-Shan Lung
Weapon Types present in this game:
Sword and Shield, Dual Sword (North America and Europe only),
Great Sword, Hammer, Lance, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun

Monster Hunter is a hack and slash, strategy, adventure game released September 21st 2004 in North America. The game is a simulation of hunting in a world filled with deadly monsters. Like actual hunting, successfully killing or capturing a monster requires the use of strategy, skill and provided items. Monster Hunter sold poorly in Europe and the Americas due to being given no advertising; however, it was a huge hit in its native land, Japan.

After January 1st, 2008, the online servers for Monster Hunter in North America and Europe were shut down, and thus online play for the PS2 version of Monster Hunter is no longer available. With the Monster Hunter online server being inactive forever, the gameplay population among MH fans has greatly decreased because offline mode provides fewer choices of weapons and armor.


Monster Hunter Intro PS2 HD-203:14

Monster Hunter Intro PS2 HD-2

Monster Hunter Intro PS2 HD

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Monster Hunter Promo Video (2003)-102:58

Monster Hunter Promo Video (2003)-1

Monster Hunter Promo Video (2003)
Monster Hunter PS2 Trailer01:39

Monster Hunter PS2 Trailer


Monster Hunter PS2 Trailer

Monster Hunter G

An expansion to the PS2 game, Monster Hunter. Includes tons of new content such as sub-species and a Felyne kitchen. Monster Hunter Freedom/Monster Hunter Portable is a port of Monster Hunter G to the PSP.


  • Monster Hunter was produced by Tanaka Tsuyoshi and Noritaka Funamizu, both of whom are no longer working for Capcom.
  • Dual Blades didn't exist until Monster Hunter G, but found their way into the American and European version of Monster Hunter.
  • Monster Hunter only has a maximum of Green sharpness, though the sword at the upper left corner glows yellow.

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