How Good is it? Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak offers an impressive expansion.

Monster Hunter Rise‘s Sunbreak expansion is finally out for Steam and Nintendo Switch. Travel to new lands with several friends and battle fierce new monsters. Though fans of the series are excited, it’s essential to know how critics see the release.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak resonates with critics. Sunbreak saw a Mighty score and an 86 Top Critic Average on OpenCritic, while 96% of critics recommended a purchase. With 82 registered reviews, it’s an imposing score. RPG fans agree this expansion is indeed worth your money. User reviews are mixed on Metacritic, however, scoring 3.2/10.

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Standout Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Reviews

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While Sunbreak has seen plenty of praise, one thing critics did highlight in their reviews was that it’s more of what made Rise famous. If you didn’t like the base game or previous Monster Hunter titles, don’t expect this expansion to reinvent the wheel. Lower scores often cited a bloated campaign dragging the score down. All in All, it’s a title that Monster Hunter fans will love.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is available now for Steam and Nintendo Switch, and you can grab it starting at $39.99. While all players can purchase this expansion, you’ll need to beat the base game before playing this content. Even so, the base game is well worth your time.

To see a preview of the expansion’s new features and monsters, watch the following video.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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