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Monster Rancher (PlayStation)

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Monster Rancher (Monster Farm in Japan), is a "monster raising" simulation in which you raise your monsters in order to win fighting tournaments and become the greatest breeder ever.

A unique feature is the way you obtain your monsters: from every CD you own. That's right: every CD you own (including PC ones, musical and even 3D0 games) can be used to generate a different monster.


Monster Rancher PlayStation Your New Pal
Monster Rancher PlayStation Title Screen
Monster Rancher PlayStation Down on the Farm
Monster Rancher PlayStation Before the Fight

Alternate Titles

  • "怪兽农场" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Monster Farm" -- Japanese Title
  • "モンスターファーム" -- Japanese spelling

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This is one game that deserves to be in the gaming hall legends all by its own... Indra is stressed (20013) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation Feb, 1998 96 out of 100 96
IGN Nov 19, 1997 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Jan 27, 1998 8.1 out of 10 81
NowGamer Apr 16, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
Were the monsters random or specific? 2 Indra is stressed (20013)
Feb 23, 2008


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Marco Calcaterra (7) added Monster Rancher (PlayStation) on Jul 01, 2001