Monster Hunter (モンスターハンター, Monsutā Hantā) is a series of video games that began with the game Monster Hunter for PlayStation 2, released in 2004. Titles have been released across a variety of platforms, including personal computers, home console, portable consoles, and mobile devices. The series is developed and published by Capcom. In addition to games, the franchise has multiple anime and manga series revolving around it.
The player takes the role of a Hunter, slaying or trapping large monsters across various landscapes as part of quests given to them by the locals. As part of its core gameplay loop, players use loot gained from slaying monsters, gathering resources, and quest rewards to craft improved weapons, armor, and other items that allow them to face more powerful monsters.
- Monster Hunter World