Hunter styles and special Arts make Generationsí hunter the most customizable in the series.
Monster Hunter Generations has the appeal of a greatest hits album. This is a worthy collection, one that folds 12 years of top-notch boss fights into one big action RPG. It doesnít contribute a lot of new ideas to the existing formula or fix the long-standing problems of the aging, clunky menu system, but its long list of tweaks and still-thrilling combat make it a great package you can easily sink (another) 100 hours into.

The endlessly rewarding loop of Monster Hunter games is hunting packs of wild prey and enormous beasts over and over until you gather enough resources to turn their body parts into fantastic-looking weapons and armor. Repetition is a danger, but each battle can unfold in a variety of ways depending on your approach, so prep is an important first step. It can give you an edge, from using handy pitfall traps to keep a monster in place to setting off explosive barrels that deal big damage. The outfits and equipment offer a great incentive to keep hunting big game since they double as wearable trophies of your accomplishments.

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