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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the reboot of the Japanese game Monster Hunter Tri. In Monster Hunter Tri, the players enter a deserted island after an earthquake supposedly caused by a monster. On the island, they are sent to slay monsters as well as scavenge for herbs, honey, seeds, mushrooms and ore.

Players are completing quests for an organization named "The Guild". These quests are categorized into three categories: hunting, gathering, and capturing quests. Each assigned quest brings them closer to an "Urgent Quest", a quest that will allow, when completed, to move onto the next tier of quests. Players prepare for hunts by gathering herbs, honey, and other items in the single player mode, where they then use these items for a competitive advantage in the online multiplayer mode where they team up with up to four other players to defeat monsters. Defeating monsters can be done in three ways: killing, capturing or causing them to flee. Quests require defeating monsters in one of these three ways. Killing monsters grants a carved off piece of the monster, which can be given to a blacksmith in order to make different weapons.

The game features a single-player offline mode and a multiplayer online mode. The bulk of the game is in the online mode, which is where most of the monster killing takes place. The online is done in a lobby based style, where players choose which game they want to join, instead of a matchmaking or drop in style incorporated in many games. As you progress online, you gain Hunter Rank levels, which allow you to unlock different items and weapons.


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Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Screenshot
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Screenshot
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Screenshot
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Monster Hunter 3G" -- Japanese title

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Gaming Age Wii U Mar 24, 2013 A- 91
Realm of Gaming Nintendo 3DS Jun 21, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Destructoid Wii U Mar 20, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Gamers' Temple, The Wii U 2013 88 out of 100 88
Mag'64 Wii U Apr 29, 2013 85 out of 100 85
New Game Network Wii U Apr 12, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Chip Power Play Wii U May, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 / Nintendo 3DS Apr 09, 2013 70 out of 100 70
Cubed3 Wii U Mar 18, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Gamekult Nintendo 3DS Mar 20, 2013 6 out of 10 60


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According to publisher Capcom, Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate has sold 2.6 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of September 30, 2018).
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