Monster Hunter: World


The long running series’ first instalment to debut on the current generation of consoles, Monster Hunter: World pits you and up to three friends, when played with maximum fun in mind against giant, majestic and often bizarre creatures in multistage battles. With vast, lushly vegetated open world-ish map to explore, tracking down targets looks like a tricky task, but the addition of Scout files (a green tinged cloud of smart bugs that highlight creatures’ footprints, dung and other telltale signs) make locating your mark a simple but involving process. The real meat of the game comes in its fights. Despite being just a glimpse of the full game, the beta shows how challenging, exhilarating and rewarding taking down a big beast feels.