|Regions||North America, Europe, Japan|
Monster Hunter was the first game in the franchise, it set the base for future releases.
The game is described as a "Strategy Hack n' Slash/Action RPG", players control Hunters in charge of slaying giant monsters to fullfil quests, making use of actions like dodge, attack, guard and using items.
It wasn't well received in America and Europe, but it was a huge hit at Japan, leading to some Japan-only sequels.
Monster Hunter G, a Japan-only updated version of the game, it add subspecies, monster size variations and many other things.
Monster Hunter Freedom (Monster Hunter Portable), a PSP game based on Monster Hunter G, was released in the west.
|Great Sword, Sword and Shield, Hammer, Lance, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Dual Blade (NA/EU Only)|