Game Title: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
- PC (Jun 29, 2022)
- Nintendo Switch (Jun 29, 2022)
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - The Mystery of Malzeno [Nintendo Switch]
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - The Three Lords Trailer
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - The Game Awards Teaser
OpenCritic - 87 average - 91% recommended - 12 reviews
Dexerto - Lloyd Coombes - 9.5 / 10
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a triumph. Combined with the base game, it offers an ideal onboarding for newcomers and plenty of challenge for series veterans.
It’s tougher than a Barroth, but offers the most rewarding action-RPG experience of 2022 so far.
Game Informer - John Carson - 7.8 / 10
I’ve had a great time with Sunbreak overall. The lack of new monsters plagues the early hours, but there’s plenty to love if you keep at it. The added flexibility of the Switch Skill Swap system is a freeing and fun expansion to combat for hardcore hunters and the new creatures in the Master Rank quests – when you get to them – breathe life into the experience. For someone already invested in Monster Hunter, there’s plenty to love in Sunbreak. Just don’t expect to see a lot of new content in the opening hours.
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 8.5 / 10
However, don’t expect anything revolutionary. Sunbreak builds on a firm foundation and caters to those who conquered the base game. However, I see those who played tens of hours of Monster Hunter Rise feeling a bit weary when they boot up Sunbreak. Especially given its slow start.
GameGrin - Dylan Pamintuan - 8.5 / 10
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a great expansion to an already good game. You'll appreciate all the changes and new features added, but it won't give you a challenge until much later.
GameSkinny - John Schutt - 9 / 10
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is a worthy successor to the base game and improves on it in almost every way.
IGN - Tom Marks - 7 / 10
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an enjoyable expansion full of cool new monsters but not many new ideas.
PC Gamer - Rich Stanton - 89 / 100
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is more of the same for Rise fans, which is great, but the lack of truly 'new' stuff is disappointing.
RPG Site - James Galizio - 9 / 10
While not quite perfect, Sunbreak confidently brings all of Monster Hunter Rise's best ideas to the next level.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Liam Richardson - Unscored
A generous expansion that ramps up the difficulty for hunters looking for a challenge.
Twinfinite - Khayl Adam - 4.5 / 5
As it stands, Sunbreak represents the very best of Monster Hunter Rise, recontextualizing the base game through its clever integration of the old and the new. It won’t convert die-hard fans that bounced off of Rise, but for those that loved the changes to the Monster Hunter formula, Sunbreak represents a new high water mark for the series and is an absolute no-brainer for anyone looking to dive back in.
VG247 - Dom Peppiatt - 5 / 5
If you grit your teeth and pay out for the DLC, you won’t be disappointed: Sunbreak is an essential expansion for any Monster Hunter fan, and – paired with Rise – may well be the best entry point for anyone eager to learn more about this fascinating series, too.
Wccftech - Francesco De Meo - 9 / 10
With its huge number of new and returning monsters, new gameplay mechanics, and great refinements to the formula, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is the massive expansion that the latest entry in the series deserved to get. While the jump from High Rank to Master Rank doesn't feel as big as it was in previous entries in the series, Sunbreak does so many things well that most of the hunters traveling to Elgado and the Citadel will hardly be bothered by it.