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Monster Rancher 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 Unlocking a Monster
Monster Rancher PlayStation The Victor of a Battle Does a Pose
Monster Rancher PlayStation Before a Battle, Stats are Compared
Monster Rancher PlayStation Before the Fight

Promo Images

Monster Rancher Screenshot
Monster Rancher Screenshot
Monster Rancher Screenshot
Monster Rancher Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

This is one game that deserves to be in the gaming hall legends all by its own... PlayStation Indra was here (20853)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Feb, 1998 96 out of 100 96
IGN PlayStation Nov 19, 1997 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 27, 1998 8.1 out of 10 81
NowGamer PlayStation Apr 16, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1998 3.5 out of 5 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
Were the monsters random or specific? 2 Indra was here (20853)
Feb 23, 2008


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