Monsters are cool. King Kong, Godzilla, Tom Nook, and Mothra There are a lot of monsters out there. One great place to see them all is in monster games, a.k.a. games with monsters in them. It's an odd fact that people were so preoccupied with whether or not they should.
My job is to distill the essence of a good monster game and stick it in a list. And thats what Ive done. These games include massive RPGs with a long list of monsters to find, to smaller, more detailed experiences with a handful of creepy critters to learn more about.
Get ready for some beasts, whether it's a gigantic beast attempting to devour you in Monster Hunter, or a nasty tanuki stealing all of your hard-earned bells. Our staff are here to help with recommendations for the finest history games and relaxing games on Switch and mobile. Or, for a simple list of creatures, check out our Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak monsters guide for all the new animals.
Regardless, lists find a way and all that, let's get started.
Monster games on Switch and mobile
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a shocking sci-fi game that follows thirteen teenage girls who are all charged with defeating the kaiju that are invading their house. Adding a point and click gameplay to the mix, it's a fantastic game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a fantastic game that includes a wide array of excellently written side-quests to get lost in, a wild main story that keeps you engaged till the end.
Monster Hunter is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to monster games. It's because the title is a monster. For a more straightforward onboarding, check out the Monster Hunter Stories series.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 is now available on Switch (and its pretty decent, as you can see in our Monster Hunter Stories 2 review), while the first installment in the series is now available on mobile (you can get it on Apple Arcade too!)
Now, I know what you're going to say, but Pikachus isn't a monster! They're pocket monsters, not unlike in Pokemon Legends Arceus, where they're free to roam around at any moment and can even be used to assist in brutal battles.
In my opinion, Monster Hunter Rise is the finest way to get your monster fill. You can then build new outfits using their skin. It's weird, but it's great fun. Check out our Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak release date guide to stay up to date with all the latest news.
Nexomon Extinction is a great option if you like to enslave animals rather than slay them. It's a great way to get Pokemon's classic monster-catching technique onto your phone without the hassle of emulation. It's also a great way to get a handle on Pikachu and his pals. Check out our Nexomon starter guide to see who to pick at the start.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is my favorite game. However, there are one flaw with it: the enemy variety. They are all strange creatures. And, when you get to the various elemental forms of Ganon, the fun begins.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer encapsulates The Witcher's world on your mobile phone, with augmented reality capabilities similar to those found in Pokemon Go. (As you can see in our The Witcher: Monster Slayer review), making the experience a constant challenge.
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX was released recently on Switch, and reminded everyone that the game isn't really like Pokemon. With a focus on rearing small mons, the game has a depth which we found surprising in our Monster Rancher 1 & 2 Switch review. Perhaps you might be able to make friends with these animals and form alliances.
What is more terrifying than a demon? What is worse than shooing a demon in the face with a shotgun? That's what my pastor taught me, and that's what Doom taught me. There's no need to do anything other than kill some demons while you're doing the lords work.
Friends, here's what you'll be getting today. For something lighter, check out our guide to the best games like The Sims to start raising a different sort of creature (I'm talking about babies).