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.
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 Swords 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.
|Internationally-Released Monster Hunter Games|
|First Generation||Monster Hunter | Monster Hunter Freedom|
|Second Generation||Monster Hunter Freedom 2 | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite|
|Third Generation||Monster Hunter 3 | Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate|
|Others||Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting|
|Japan-Exclusive Monster Hunter Games|
|First Generation||Monster Hunter G | Monster Hunter Portable|
|Second Generation||Monster Hunter 2 | Monster Hunter Portable 2nd | Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G|
|Third Generation||Monster Hunter 3 | Monster Hunter Portable 3rd | Monster Hunter 3 G|
|Fourth Generation||Monster Hunter 4|
|Frontier Series|| Monster Hunter Frontier | Season 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 | 4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0|
MHFO Season Forward 1 | Forward 2 | Forward 3 | Forward 4 | Forward 5
|Diary Series||MHD: Felyne Village | MHD: Mobile Felyne Village | MHD:Felyne Village G|
|Others|| Monster Hunter i | MH Mobile Games | Monster Hunter Hunting Card|
Monster Hunter: Phantom Island Voyage