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Raise monsters to explore and battle in this PS2 monster raising sim from Tecmo. This game improves upon previous installments by allowing more than one monster to be raised at once, interaction with the main character and the monsters, improved explorations, a customizable ranch, tag-team battles, improved 2P mode, a re-vamped battle system, and more detailed monsters. This game also features the longest most involved storyline of any Monster Rancher game to date.

Your goal is to raise monsters to win in-game tournaments, explore for items, and improve your ranch. You can also test your raising skills by battling your monsters against a friend in 2P mode.

The game still uses the innovative system of having a player insert music CDs, game discs, or DVDs into the PS2 to be read and used in making monsters. If you have a good sized collection of music, games, or movies, you can have access to a large variety of monsters very fast.

Monsters can also be made by finding in-game items, and through combining your retired monsters, so having a large collection of discs is not necessary. The game features some cute monsters, some scary/gory types, and enough variety to keep almost anyone busy for a long time.

Monster Rancher 4 is easy enough that almost anyone can dive in and play right away, making it a natural for kids. -But like the other games in the series, a patient player will be rewarded with a deeper, more rewarding experience (and hundreds of hours of gameplay). Replay value on this game, like the other Monster Rancher games is very high.


Monster Rancher 4 PlayStation 2 Overview of the monster breeder relationship between humans and monsters.
Monster Rancher 4 PlayStation 2 The first default monster in this game is a Garu monster. Fiery little fellow.
Monster Rancher 4 PlayStation 2 Shrine - Attempting to regenerate a monster.
Monster Rancher 4 PlayStation 2 Main title.

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Monster Rancher 4 Render
Monster Rancher 4 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "怪兽农场4" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Monster Farm 4" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Apr 16, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Nov 18, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Nov 24, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Critics Dec 17, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Dec 17, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Over Online Mar 25, 2004 77 out of 100 77
Game Freaks 365 Nov 28, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Dec 02, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Geeks Under Grace Apr 06, 2017 6.8 out of 10 68


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Lisa Shock (147) added Monster Rancher 4 (PlayStation 2) on Dec 16, 2003