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Monster Hunter Stories Nintendo Switch Review

Monster Hunter Stories Nintendo Switch

Release: June 14, 2024
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Action, Adventure, Genres, Nintendo Switch Categories, Role-playing, Switch Reviews, Turn-Based, Video


Worth a Play About Rating
7.0 - Gameplay
7.0 - Video
7.0 - Audio

Monster Hunter Stories was originally a 3DS game. Now its on the Nintendo Switch. However, with the second Monster Hunter Stories being on the Switch already, is this one worth checking out too? Is it as good of a game? Here is our review of Monster Hunter Stories for the Nintendo Switch!

In Monster Hunter Stories, you play as a young boy who wants to be a hunter along with his friends. You encounter an egg that hatches and the monster inside becomes attached to you. After a life changing event, you later find yourself becoming a hunter, taking on odds jobs and dealing with the aftermath of the earlier event.

The story has its dark moments but there is a lot of humor to it and nothing ever becomes too serious. Monster Hunter Stories is a Pokémon-like take on the MH series. Its clearly aimed at a younger audience. The gameplay is also different from regular Monster Hunter, but will be familiar to anyone who played the second game.


If you played Monster Hunter Stories 2 on Switch, then you know what the gameplay in this game is like. The turn-based combat in this game is just like that other game. Its pretty fast paced and a bit Pokémon-like. There is also exploration in the town and outside of it. You can fish, find things, explore dungeons, and take on the main story via the town and outside world. Its too bad you can’t save anywhere though. Having to track all the way back to town to save every time can be a pain. Overall, Monster Hunter Stories feels like a much smaller experience when compared with the second game.

Monster Hunter Stories is good but it feels like a smaller portable game rather than the bigger console game that the second one felt like. The controls work well and the game is fun. There is also an artwork gallery thats pretty cool. That said, the second game is so much better.

We would recommend Monster Hunter Stories 2 over this game, but if you played the second one and you’re looking for a smaller, similar type of game, then you should this one out too. The graphics are not as good but not bad either.


Monster Hunter Stories graphics look like a 3DS game. They are not horrible but the second game looks a ton better on Switch. There is also no voice acting on this game and the music and sound effects are just okay.

Monster Hunter Stories is a good game, but we would recommend playing the second one and only playing this one if you want a similar type of game. Still, we’re glad that both games are available for players to check out on the Switch.

A digital code was provided for this review. Monster Hunter Stories is currently available on the Nintendo Switch.



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