Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!


User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Nintendojo (Apr 24, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U is an excellent introduction to the series, easing you into its systems and ensuring that you are well-equipped for the challenges to come. The game’s emergent nature provides nearly limitless value, multiplied even further by the online commmunity present on the console. It requires investment in both time and skill, but with the aid of friends and partners around the world, entering the world of Monster Hunter has never been more welcoming.
Gaming Age (Mar 24, 2013)
But outside of that, I love this game. If you’re a fan, you probably already own it. But if you’ve been on the fence, I’d highly urge you to jump in. The demo for the game wasn’t really indicative of everything Monster Hunter does, and outside of giving you a scant 20 minutes to kill two monsters, you wouldn’t have come close to seeing the full set of features present in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. If you’ve got friends in tow, or don’t mind playing with random people, I’m willing to bet this will end up being one of the best games you play all year.
90 (Mar 18, 2013)
„Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate“ wird seinem Namen definitiv gerecht. Es ist die ultimative Neuauflage, die weit über eine bloße Portierung hinausgeht. Fans der Spielereihe werden ohnehin zuschlagen, allen anderen sei die erwähnte Geduld ans Herz gelegt. Denn dann bietet sich ein unheimlich intensives, umfangreiches und wunderschönes Abenteuer, von dem man sich unbedingt infizieren lassen sollte. „Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate“ ist der derzeit beste Titel, um in die Serie einzusteigen.
Original Gamer (Mar 31, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has really knocked down some restrictive walls that have kept Monster Hunter from being widely enjoyed by the American public as a whole. The addition of more basic quests for new players, and the addition of the Japanese expansion packs really made Ultimate something more than just an HD release. The controls are slightly held back without shoveling extra money for an additional controller, and that this game will probably be as quickly forgotten as the others in the title, but that doesn't stop it from being a great game. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best release in the series since Freedom Unite, and it will be addictive fun for fans of the games until Monster Hunter 4 finally gets a release date.
DarkZero (May 06, 2013)
Regardless, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best entry in the franchise. It’s content is packed enough for fans to return to, while for newcomers, it’s like a best of series, containing most of the monsters and gear from past entries and sandwiching them all into one lovely package. I can see why Capcom is changing gameplay in the upcoming Monster Hunter 4, because here is the perfect representation of what Capcom was trying to achieve with the franchise. While we wait for an announcement to see if Monster Hunter 4 does arrive for us, let’s just take the time to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and be happy that we have the best game in the series to play, no matter if you’re on handheld or – especially – Nintendo’s Wii U, as for me this is the best game on that system to date.
Destructoid (Mar 20, 2013)
Encountering monsters in Monster Hunter isn't like most other games. Monsters will take your breath away shortly before they take your life away. This is a game that will force you to learn from your mistakes, lest you repeat them and achieve the same failure as before. While the visuals are far from stunning and the online lacks any sort of host migration, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is one of the best and most rewarding experiences in a long time, and will certainly keep you busy for a while.
Nintendo Life (Mar 18, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the perfect name choice, as this takes the already exceptional Wii title and adds a daunting amount of new content and a HD sheen. It's also not a game for everyone, and those that go in with eyes closed may be in for a nasty surprise at the level of commitment and skill required.
90 (Mar 18, 2013)
Beau, épique, fabuleusement riche, très jouable, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate est probablement à l'heure actuelle l'un des meilleurs épisodes de la série et l'un des meilleurs jeux que la Wii U ait accueilli depuis sa sortie. Que l'on soit fan de Monster Hunter ou que l'on souhaite découvrir cette franchise mythique dans des conditions optimales, on n'hésitera pas une seule seconde à se le procurer pour y passer des centaines d'heures de bonheur.
IGN (Mar 17, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a good update of a great game that is starting to show its age, but it’s still very much worth your time and money. The monsters are stunning, the fights can be incomparably exhilarating, and the 3DS and Wii U connectivity is really impressive – even if the online infrastructure is still rather archaic. There’s just enough new stuff for Monster Hunter addicts to get into, and if you’ve never dived into this complex and rewarding series, this is the best opportunity yet.
There are literally hundreds of hours of stuff to do in this game, and the upgrades from Monster Hunter Tri make this an even more tantalizing treat. The upscaled monster visuals make a thrilling hunt 10 times more exciting and the online play will appeal directly to a huge contingent of fans. It kills me to dock the game's score because of a disaster that has little to do with the game itself, but when I sit down to play a game, it better damn well keep the promises it has made. Imagine Super Mario Bros. without the fire flower and you'll understand how crucial the cross-play was to fans and how unforgivable it was not to have it ready at launch, or better yet, on the disc (or cart) itself! Though it isn't for all tastes, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a near-masterpiece and easily among the best games on both the 3DS and Wii U.
3D Juegos (Mar 18, 2013)
Una vez más Capcom y la Gran N intentan trasladar una serie de tanto reconocimiento y éxito en su país natal como la que posee Monster Hunter a un mercado algo "complicado" como es el europeo. Y lo hacen revitalizando en Wii U la conocida edición Monster Hunter Tri de Wii, versión que fue aclamada por la prensa y que, en este caso, ha sido congraciada con una gran cantidad de nuevo contenido, gráficos corregidos y mejorados en HD y demás mejoras sensibles. Y el resultado es muy convincente, siendo una aventura muy recomendable para cualquier poseedor de esta máquina.
GamesReviews (May 14, 2013)
It’s a shame that this series really hasn’t caught on like it should here in the West. The reasons for this aren’t clear, but the harsh barrier of entry and limited Western releases probably have something to do with it. MH3U really is captivating once the gameplay kicks in, and it’s another bullet-point on the short list of reasons to own a Wii U.
Mag'64 (Apr 29, 2013)
Was den Online Part allerdings nicht schmälert und für Freunde der schnellen Charakter Entwicklung in Sachen Ausrüstung sehr viel bietet. Man muss sich hier echt wieder reinspielen, bekommt aber eine ganze Menge für sein Geld. Immer wenn man denkt, jetzt hat man doch endlich mal eine richtig gute Ausrüstung, zeigt einem die nächste Monster Quest, dass es immer noch Luft nach oben gibt. Genau dieses Spielfeeling, es immer wieder zu versuchen und irgendwann jedem Krümel Material nachzujagen, zeichnet den Titel in meinen Augen aus. Eine eigene kleine Welt in die man sich begibt und die Dank der Neuerungen und erweiterten Inhalte einer der Must Have Titel auf der Wii U ist. Zumindest dann wenn man auf das fehlende Level System verzichten kann. Für mich persönlich immer noch der einzige richtige Makel am Spielsystem, aber wie bei den anderen Versionen eine rein subjektive Meinung.
Gaming Nexus (Apr 29, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate takes the already great Monster Hunter Tri and perfects it. The graphics might be a bit dated, but the gameplay stands for itself: a massive, engrossing quest that is a lot of fun solo and an absolute blast in multiplayer. Put in the time to master the learning curve, and the hunt will richly reward you.
83 (Mar 21, 2013)
Technisch merkt man dem Titel sein Alter trotz kleinerer Aufhübschungen deutlich an. Die Spielwelt wirkt zwar noch immer stimmig und wartet mit wahrlich imposanten Gegnern auf, aber viele Animationen und Effekte stammen noch aus längst vergangenen PS2-Zeiten. Das Ringen mit vor Wut schnaubenden Bestien und das anschließende Verarbeiten der Beute zu immer besserer Ausrüstung hat jedoch nichts an Reiz verloren. Die Möglichkeiten sind sogar vielfältiger denn je und das damit verbundene Experimentieren ungemein motivierend.
Digital Chumps (Mar 22, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate makes for a very solid gaming experience. The game offers up so much to do and see through a massive amount of quests, crafting elements, customizations and a compelling online mode. Prepare your day-to-day schedules accordingly for this one, but please be mindful of the control issues the game tends to have.
New Game Network (Apr 12, 2013)
Once you overcome the steep learning curve, you find the monster hunting experience unmatched by any other game, and the obsessive need for farming items will consume much of your sleep.
Chip Power Play (May, 2013)
Das Verhalten der urtümlichen Bestien, die wittern und jagen, schlafen und fressen, sind ebenso ein Anlass zum Staunen wie die Kombi-Möglichkeiten der Beutestücke und Rohstoffe. Als Jäger studiert man die Lebensweise der Monster und wird immer wieder überrascht von deren Tarnung und Finten. Weil jede Mission in kleine Areale geteilt ist, fühlt sich die Welt begrenzt, nicht offen an — ein falscher Spurt führt zu Ladepause und Ortswechsel, und trotz HD-Auflösung ist die Landschaft keine Sensation. Die taktischen Kämpfe, das Basteln mit Ressourcen und der Trubel im Heimatdorf sind die Stärke des Action-Rollenspiels, das Jagdgrund für über 100 Stunden ist. Im Multiplayer-Modus ein einzigartiges Erlebnis.
80 (Mar 18, 2013)
Malgré les méthodes contestables de Nintendo pour pousser les gens à aller sur Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, le jeu en vaut la chandelle. Le titre garde ses mécanismes (qui ne plairont certainement pas à tous : petit padawan, tu es prévenu !) et les fans seront comblés par les nouveautés aussi bien au niveau des armes, qui offrent d'autres manières d'appréhender les monstres, que par les nouvelles zones et les monstres qui s'y trouvent. La Marina est bien pensée et offre un challenge pour ceux qui veulent des sensations fortes. Dépourvue de mode en ligne, la version 3DS n'est clairement pas à la hauteur de sa grande sœur sur Wii U, même si cette dernière aurait pu faire un petit effort au niveau des textures. Enfin, depuis le temps, les fans des Monster Hunter commencent à avoir l'habitude...
Gameplay (Benelux) (Mar 29, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate doet een Japanse wind waaien door het gamelandschap. Als je de moeite neemt om je erin te verdiepen is dit een goede online RPG, maar het zal niet voor iedereen zijn.
Gamekult (Mar 20, 2013)
En attendant de voir ce que réserve l'opus numéro 4, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate est sans conteste le meilleur épisode pour s'initier à la série, même si cette adaptation HD revue et enrichie de Tri pêche quand même techniquement en regard des productions de salon actuelles. Toujours aussi laborieux, rigide et modérément didactique sur pas mal de points, le jeu repose néanmoins sur des mécaniques intéressantes, récompense la persévérance ainsi que la coopération à la hauteur du temps investi et se plie en quatre pour subvenir aux besoins de chaque joueur, y compris dans sa partie en ligne nettement plus pratique que sur 3DS. Sous réserve de ne pas être allergique aux commissions rébarbatives entrecoupant les vraies battues, on pourra trouver son bonheur pendant de nombreuses heures en apprenant à devenir un bon chasseur.
XGN (Mar 19, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate zal menig hart sneller laten kloppen, maar dan wel met name van de fans. Het spel slaagt er niet helemaal in ook nieuwelingen aan te spreken. Daarvoor is de game toch wat gebruiksonvriendelijk en vooral gedateerd. De besturing voelt niet geheel soepel aan en dat is toch niet iets voor het jaar 2013. Mensen die een omvangrijke game zoeken waarin elk plekje onderzocht moet worden, zijn bij Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate aan het goede adres. De game biedt veel afwisseling van locaties, vijanden en items die gezocht moeten worden. En het staat dan ook niet ter discussie dat de game urenlang veel plezier biedt. De oermens aanspreken en jagen op monsters blijft iets voor alle tijden, maar het wordt nu toch wel echt tijd voor een gloednieuw deel. Alleen dan zal de trouwe fanbasis weer veel nieuwelingen mogen verwelkomen.
Cubed3 (Mar 18, 2013)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the definitive version of the Monster Hunter 3 collection, blending together elements from more recent instalments into a cross-platform package. For newer players it's the ideal starter to break into the series, though some may find the initial steps and quests fairly daunting to become accustomed to. For the Monster Hunter veteran, there's plenty to see and do here with the benefits of the Wii U GamePad. Despite its strengths, there are elements in the game's control, camera and presentation that do make the longer play sessions frustrating - recurring issues from past games that Capcom has tried to address but still needs to work on strengthening. Grumbles aside, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate comes recommended as a new addition to anyone's Wii U library, though perhaps try before buying through the demo version if new to the series.
Diehard GameFan (Apr 09, 2013)
All in all. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is still Monster Hunter, and while most fans would be okay with this all the same, the Ultimate subtitle added to this version definitely needs to be emphasized. If you’re looking to get into the series for the first time, this is a great place to start, and if you’ve hunted your share of monsters in this creative caveman world already, like myself, you’ll find there is plenty new to see, equip, and kill to make another two hundred plus hours hours worth your while.