14 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Erin CastilloMay 27, 2019
Despite these technical issues that reared their ugly heads throughout my time with Dauntless, and enemy movement that feels stale, the experience provided by the game is captivating and more than fun enough to keep you playing. Not only is the game gorgeous and the customization fun to play around with, but the hack and slash combat is a damn good time. There are definitely some things that the developers need to iron out, and should if they want to keep their impressive player base, but as it stands right now Dauntless has a very strong base that can be built upon moving forward
PramathMay 28, 2019
Dauntless hits the mark across the board, and delivers an extremely compelling and engaging monster hunting game that genre newcomers and veterans alike can enjoy.
Alec SandarMay 30, 2019
Dauntless’ cross-play feature is the final piece of the puzzle, which makes this game a serious pretender to the MMO throne as it already achieved critical acclaim on PC. Now, PS4 and Xbox One owners can join in on the fun, and they can all share the same servers and play together. The game looks and feels amazing, and it is a definite hit. All that paired with the fact that it is free-to-play makes it a definite must-try for all MMO action RPG single/multiplayer aficionados.
David JagneauxMay 31, 2019
Dauntless is a surprising achievement not only for its insanely fun and accessible monster hunting action, but also for its seamless cross-platform multiplayer and non-intrusive free-to-play mechanics. Removing much of the supporting systems' complexity from games like Monster Hunter leaves a core that’s immensely fun to dive into for quick sessions or hours on end, even if the depth outside of combat and crafting is occasionally lacking.
Robin BairdOct 02, 2019
Overall, Dauntless is a ton of fun and a great game to play alone or with friends. It occupies realm of easy to pick-up hard to master perfectly and offers a ridiculous amount of gameplay for free. There are seven different weapons which you can freely switch between, and all of them offer a unique playstyle and abilities to master. Dauntless is the perfect game to run around with your friends in or to play by yourself focusing on your goals.
Ginny Woo May 29, 2019
Overall, Dauntless is clearly an experience that has been optimized to deliver the most stress-free multiplayer session possible. From the seamless crossplay to the way that anyone can hop into a game and confidently take up arms against formidable foes, it’s refreshingly accessible and looks great to boot. While it can feel a little empty, and there are bugs that mar the experience here and there, its fresh look and lively spark are more than enticing enough to warrant a spin.
Ralph WhitmoreMay 29, 2019
Dauntless is fun, plain and simple. It is in the giant monster hunting category just like Monster Hunter, but it does have its differences. Dauntless is F2P, lacks the open worldness that Monster Hunter has, but the Behemoth fights have some really tight mechanics to it. The fights so far in Dauntless have been a team of 4 vs. 1 behemoth alone.
Ben KerryMay 25, 2019
Overall, Dauntless provides a good amount of free-to-play fun for fans of co-operative RPGs, even though the game struggles to shake its similarity to Monster Hunter. There is certainly merit in the game's simplification of the behemoth hunts, focusing on simply gathering some friends and taking down a boss together. The hub world and resource options could have also done with being streamlined, as in their current state they are both quite confusing to navigate.
Jim HargreavesJun 25, 2020
Although hardly original in its premise, Dauntless offers an extremely fun and accessible take on the monster-hunting roleplaying game. It wastes no time in throwing you straight into the action and while easy to pick up there’s plenty of depth there for fans of the genre. What’s more Dauntless is completely free to play, gracefully sidestepping those annoying monetisation pitfalls we’re so used to seeing.
Eric HauterJun 06, 2019
Dauntless comes bursting out of early access with one of the best, most original, and most polished games in the free-to-play space. With tons of content, amazing battles, a great matchmaking system, and endless room to grow, Dauntless is going to be around for a long, long time. Beyond highly recommended, Dauntless is compulsory, obligatory, required gaming.
Cole WatsonJun 03, 2019
Dauntless is a great entry point to hunting games that is easily accessible to players who have yet to experience the thrill of the hunt.
Christian JustJun 04, 2019
Gelungene und kostenlose Alternative zu Monster Hunter: World, ohne dessen Weltfaszination zu erreichen.
Silvio MazzitelliJul 01, 2019
Dauntless se la cava egregiamente per essere un titolo free-to-play. Il suo scopo ovviamente non è quello di sostituire Monster Hunter nel cuore degli appassionati di questo tipo di gameplay, ma è un’ottima variante molto più semplice e immediata da giocare. Sia i mostri che le armi sono realizzati con cura e divertono una volta che si entra in battaglia, inoltre è un titolo che si presta molto bene a sessioni di gioco brevi.
Se amate la caccia virtuale contro bestie immensamente più forti di voi e se il vostro sogno nel cassetto è da sempre il gioco unificato tra più piattaforme, dovete dare una possibilità a Dauntless. Il gioco ha ancora su di sé la sigla e i segni dell’Open Beta, nonostante questo arrivo su console sia stato celebrato come una sorta di debutto ufficiale; i problemi tecnici ci sono e non è possibile ignorarli, ma si tratta di imperfezioni facilmente risolvibili nel giro di qualche tempo.