Monster Hunter Stories

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022 at 02:05 pm

Monster Hunter Stories


Monster Hunter Stories is one of the best $19.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by CAPCOM Co., Ltd, Monster Hunter Stories is a Role Playing game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 25th September 2018 with the latest update 31st January 2022

Whether you are a fan of Role Playing, Entertainment, or Adventure games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


1,084 people have rated 1.00.05

You can download the game Monster Hunter Stories from APP STORE.


Please read the section "Important Notes" before purchasing or using this app. Returns or credit cannot be granted after purchase.
Also, save data from this app (paid version) cannot be imported to the Apple Arcade version.

  • The World of Monster Hunter Stories
    In a world where large monsters roam, and people everywhere make a living hunting, there’s a remote village of people who follow a different set of customs. They are the Monster Riders, a people who don’t hunt but instead form bonds with monsters.

The monsters that form kinships with Riders, known as "Monsties," possess incredible powers.
Join the adventure and "Ride On!"

  • Game Features

  • Recruit countless Monsties!
    Monsties, and the bonds you form with them, are the backbone of your adventure. Explore vast environments and dungeons to find monster dens, and bring back the eggs you find to hatch new Monsties!

  • Fight with your Monsties in Network Battles!
    Take your hero and the Monsties you’ve raised into battles with other Riders! Build a team of your favorites to challenge other players.

  • New features for the smartphone version!
    New improvements include beautiful high-resolution graphics, improved user interface, and a new auto-save feature!

  • Story
    The story begins in a forest near the village of Riders. Three young friends—the hero, Lilia, and Cheval—stumble upon a shining egg.

The trio perform a playful imitation of the Rite of Kinship, only to be shocked when it actually succeeds!

The egg hatches, revealing a baby Rathalos, a flying wyvern also known as "the King of the Skies." The trio affectionately name him "Ratha," and take him back to the village.

A year passes…

The hero receives a Kinship Stone from the Village Chief and officially becomes a Rider. Cheval and Lilia both leave the village, each on their own path. The hero, though separated now from childhood friends, partners up with the cheerful Navirou, and embarks upon a new adventure into the world of hunters.

[Important Notes]
- Compatible Devices (Models / Supported OS)
Please visit the official website for details.
- How to Access the Website
Tap “Developer Website” on this page or access the following link:
Note: We cannot guarantee the app’s performance or offer refunds if you use a device not listed as compatible.

- Notes on Multiplayer

  • Multiplayer (Network Battles, etc.) is available only after a certain amount of game progress.
  • Network Battles are only available against other players of the paid iOS version of this app.
  • Network Battles are not available against players of the Japanese version of this app.
  • Play in an area with a good connection to ensure the best online experience.
  • You must sign in to Game Center to use multiplayer features.

- Additional Notes

  • To use this app, you must agree to the "Monster Hunter Stories End User License Agreement" (link below) when booting the app for the first time.
  • This app features the same story as the handheld console version.
  • Several handheld console features, such as certain collaboration contents, amiibo features, local Network Battles, and StreetPass, are NOT available in this version.
  • Deleting this app will also erase any stored save data.
  • We recommend that you connect to a Wi-Fi network before downloading.
  • Battle Party QR codes from the Japanese version will not work in this version.

Updated on 31st January 2022

Important Announcement

Precautions When Updating

  • To update the app, you will need approximately 3 GB to 7 GB of free space on your device.
    Please make sure to create a backup of your saved data when updating.
    If the app fails to update, you may be unable to use your saved data.

  • Playing multiplayer with others who are using a different version of the app may result in network difficulties.
    Please update to the latest version of the app to ensure you have the best multiplayer experience.

  • After updating the app, you cannot revert to the previous version.

  • Please keep in mind that because of the large size of this update, it will take time to download.

  • Ver.1.0.05 Update Contents

  • Improved stability

Monster Hunter Stories Reviews

This game is pretty good but the only thing is that we would like if their was more monsters.

We really enjoy this game we think this game would be so much better with controller support.

Just like 3ds but wheres the legend of Zelda dlc?

Monster Hunter is the best game we ever seen!

We couldnt belive how expensive this was at first, but through with that, this game is seriously addicting. Ever since we got Covid, we’ve been spending all our days playing this non-stop. We even introduced our friend to it, and she said she got bored of it. Although she never stopped playing it, because what better game is there than Monster Hunter Stories? Suggestion: make very easy way to trade monsters online and multiplayer with friends.

Capcom needs to add controller support!

As much as we adore the gameplay, music, audio, story, etc. There is one thing missing: replayability. Sure, there’s replayability in the form of questboards found in cities and camps but its just not emersive as NPC quests and Story quests are. The New Game+ feature would also help players improve their existing equipment and monsties instead of leaving them gridlocked in a weak state. (Yes we’re mad about not being able to beat teostra or fatalis through hard work. Lol)

Hi,this game is wonderful but it runs not that well on iPhone 14 pro. The dynamic island overlaps some options and besides when we slide up to turn to homepage and the game crashes.

This game is awesome, but It would be super awesome to play this game with our backbone!!!

Needs better auto saves or a quick save feature.

This is a good game good lore nice textures but bruh it deleted our save data and we even backed up our data and it still didnt fix it.

Nice game and all, but bring MHFU back.

Another update and still no native iPad 11 inch aspect ratio like the Apple Arcade version…

All these years and the home bar still pops up each time you tap the screen to do actions. Its very annoying and we wish we never paid for this game if the devs were never going to stop it from happening. Lazy.

Everything is great.. But controller support would make this a must have.

Finally brings back our backup file, thanks!

Update: we got our cloud save back- thank you! We’ve played this game for years on and off always had a cloud save for when ide delete and redownload. Now when we go to load cloud save we get an error message and app crashes. This game is amazing we love it we just want our save back.

Only problem is that there is no controller support.

Great game our literal only complaint is that it the autosave doesnt really accommodate the phones tendency to kick us out of the game all the time. Im afraid to leave the game even for a couple of seconds because we could get kicked out. Instead of saving when you leave a den, it should really autosave periodically of 3-10 minutes or so.

Be aware this game has no controller support. We cant give this game above 1 star if they cant even add controller support.


We’ve put soooo many hours and Im almost done collecting all the monsties!

This is our first time playing this game all the way through, but it is such a good game and feels right at home on mobile. It runs surprisingly well, with no frame skip or lag to be seen, it takes up a lot less space than one would expect (a little under 4 gigs) and its controls are very smooth and havent caused us any issues or annoyances. It also somehow manages not to throttle our battery like so many other games do! For the price its going for we would say this is a steal and would definitely recommend it!

First of all, Id just like to thank Capcom for porting this to mobile. Pretty cool of them to do that! Now for the review (I guess?). This game is great! Even though it doesnt have the DLC like in Japan, its still really great! We love this game to death and Im so glad we could get it cheaper on here than on Amazon (60-70 USD) for 3DS. Thank you so much for all the games you make, Capcom, and please continue producing games like this one.

We really loved this game back when we played it a couple years ago. Really hyped for the sequel that comes out soon.

So when we first started the game we were like we really want to know what happens so we started our adventure. It was really awesome. And we had beat the game a few times and then when monster hunter stories 2 wings of ruin came out on Nintendo switch we were like thisll be so awesome and something else good about this game is that it will like prepare u for the next chapter. And dont worry if ur wondering whatll happen to naviro then dont worry people that have started that recently hes in there. Man, the game wouldnt be the same without that annoying fuzball feline! So yeah u people out there try the game give it a five star review as well and tell us if u start playing number 2 if this sorta set u up for it as much as it did for us! Aaaaannnnndddd peace ou-!!!

This game is awesome the only problem is you cant get all the monsties you want like teostra, rajang and kushala daora because of the game version. So Im asking when is the next update?

Having just recently gotten into the world of Monster Hunter with, well.. World (and Iceborne); and subsequently seeing the trailers for Monster Hunter: Stories 2, we were tempted to try out the first game. From the new trailers, and looking up the first game, it almost looked like a legitimate JRPG, and not just a weird cash grab for the IP. So we looked to see where we could get it and for how much, a Switch port maybe? Nope, it was listed on the 3DS store for $39.99. We didn’t want to dust off our 3DS, and we didn’t really want to make that kind of investment into a risky bet, so we almost just said forget it. Until we read a post about it being ported to iOS. So we picked it up there for only $19.99, and… It’s great! Turns out the mobile port came with some visual upgrades, and the touch controls were actually a really solid way to experience the game. In the end it was a really polished experience, a real JRPG. While admittedly a bit lighter on the story side than your usual fair, it’s no MMO or typical lazy, mobile game non-story. What’s there is earnest, cute dialogue, an actual plot with character development, it’s really enjoyable. The gameplay loop is super satisfying, and while there aren’t as many creatures to collect, we honestly found it to satisfy the Pokmon fantasy more than any of the recent entries out of that franchise. You battle side by side with one monster of your choosing that you’ve collected, completely controlling your characters attacks and actions, while having some ability to order your partner to do certain attacks. You build up this kind of bond gauge by trusting your partners move and using something that synergizes with it. Once that’s full you can ride your monster to combine some of your stats and, when an opening presents itself, unleash an ultimate move that’s unique to each monster. It’s a flashy, quick, and surprisingly deep combat system that stayed fun for 40 hours. Not to mention the collecting itself. You find monster dens, which are basically mini dungeons, at the end of which is an egg nest. It might be guarded by a large monster, and you can do various things to ensure you’re going after specific types of monsters. Once you get to the nest itself you can choose one egg to take with you that will become one of your buddies. The eggs come in all kinds of colors and patterns that correspond to different monsters. But it’s almost like a fun surprise present (free of any microtransactions) each time you get one. And the game is gorgeous. It doesn’t have the highest poly counts or texture resolutions, but the art direction is spot on, the game will age well for sure. There’s a great use of color, an ample amount of character customization, and all the armor designs are really cool. It’ll make you want to craft tons of sets just to get the new looks. Overall it’s a great 8 ~ 8.5 out of 10 little RPG, and we’re super excited for the sequel to blow things out with what looks like a solid budget and PC release. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking to fill the void left by GameFreak lately, and anyone looking for a lighthearted adventure to go on.

Games fun and great but a game like this that isnt a simple mobile game you play for a few minutes and go on with your day (like PokemonGo) really benefits from a controller so you can sit down and have a more enjoyable experience that doesnt require holding up an iPad the whole time.

We chose not to update to the latest multiplayer update. Game plays great on our iPhone 11 and iPad Air 3. Im just happy that we were not forced to update the game to keep playing it. People do not realize that it is very difficult to either integrate multiplayer functionality into a game; to make a functional multiplayer game (server issues etc.) and to keep a game fully optimized for different devices simultaneously. Thanks for a great game.

We played this game originally for the Nintendo 3DS and this holds up very well. The game is a enjoyable spin-off from the main series, giving an alternative perspective on the world of Monster Hunter. Befriending Monsters and using the abilities they have to traverse further into the world, or to find better loot. Our only complaint is that the auto save feature doesnt help if the app is open for a long period of time, but not closed out. If this scenario happens then the game for some reason doesnt auto save and goes back to the last save before then.

This game is cool too experience, you can hatch eggs and fight monsters. It also has awesome graphics, Im a hugeeee fan of this game! It costs money but its worth it so who ever made this game your awesome! :)

The game is good and all, but where are the elder dragons and rajang that are in the 3DS version, are we just not gonna get them on the mobile version of the game?

We dont usually play Mobile game, but we love MH so much and we had to try this one. Really a great game and awesome mobile adaptation. Would recommend!

This game is awesome, and is AAA. We hope Mon Hun Stories 2 will also be ported to the phone in the future, as that game improves on the mechanics in this one.

We enjoyed this game so much but we feel a little bit betrayed as Rajang cant be hatched in this eng version.

Ok, so there has been a new update (which we havent played yet) and Im not sure if that added in all the missing content. Apart from this, the $20 was well worth it and after having nearly 2000 hours on 3ds we have around 500 on this. Our only downside to this is, when? When are we getting the left out content? It may have been today, Im not sure, but if it is that would likely mean were in 1.2. So when will 1.3 be out?

We had skipped this on 3DS but with the recent Monster Hunter hype we decided to give it a try and man do we love the game! The music is amazing and the story is pretty interesting. Glad to have it on iOS. Only thing we wished it had is controller support. Other than that, it is well worth the buy! Please bring Monster Hunter Stories 2 to iOS / iPadOS! We would gladly play it in here especially if it takes advantage of the iPad Pros Display! PS: please bring Monster Hunter Riders out west!

We beat the game in 50 hours at level 46. We dont know if thats a speed run or not. But we thoroughly enjoyed this game. Theres small things we could gripe about like how in cut scenes Ratha would fly through the opening but if you tried to do that after the cut scene, it wont let you, even though theres totally plenty of room. The game lets you fly to Geo-Fulkright. Just small things. We havent run into any glitches. Except for that if your game auto saves that doesnt mean anything. We were at the volcano fighting the boss and had healed myself before then at a felyne healing camp that auto saves every time, but got a phone call in the middle of the battle and while trying to decline the call we accidentally closed the app and it set us back waaaaaaaay back to before when we had to fight the rock monster thing blocking the path again. So it doesnt matter if your game auto saves, it doesnt mean anything, which we think is silly. The game lets you change the color of your armor (not all pieces of it for some reason) but not your weapon. Using Kinship skill heals your monstie but not you. Which we believe is a feature on the MH 2 game on steam but for some reason is not a feature here. The whole cut scene for healing in your bed and saving takes way too long. There should be a speed up option. As soon as we unlocked Oasum we only started healing and saving there because theres not this long cut scene of jumping on the bed, stretch out arms, lay down, fade to black, ask to save, take a few seconds to save, fade back to the game, character yawns and stretches arms, scoots up like 4 times to the end of the bed and then hops up. Waaaaaaaaay too long. We just go to the Inn Keeper at Oasum, tap quickly through the like one line dialogue, screen fades to black, asks us to save, fades back to game, skip through one line dialogue, thats it. After that we only ever entered the house to change our armor color or change Nivarous outfit. Never to heal. However the Inn Keeper at Oasum is too close to the stable because lots of times we’ve tried to talk to the stable and ended up just healing again (theres no way to back out of it once you begin dialogue with the inn keeper). We could gripe about the price but we would have gladly spent $20 on this game for our DS so to have it on our phone isnt all that different if not better. We’ve got to give props for the performance of the game. Its very smooth and our phone doesnt heat up one tiny bit despite being inside of a suffocatingly thick case and charging. The battery life while playing this game is phenomenal as well. Most of the time when playing a game like this we would have to run and grab a charger maybe like halfway through a movie. But this game on our phone easily lasted at least 4 hours. No lagging. No slowing down. Performance is amazing. Theres plenty of quests that can be easily completed for money. Sometimes we would run out of ingredients for healing potions but Id literally have so much money that we could easily just buy potions in the shop and it would be a drop in the ocean compared to spending the time manually gathering all the ingredients or waiting for an expedition to come back with ingredients. Overall just a great game. If youre on the fence, because of the price or whatever, just get it. Its not incredibly hard either. Because watching the videos we thought this would be a difficult game to play but its really quite pleasantly paced.

Se ve genial las mejoras que le hicieron pero no esta optimizado para que ocupe toda la pantalla de un ipad pro de 12.9 pulgadas… Es lo uni malo por el momento.

You got 10/10 stars capcom dont be lazy you just dont want to give US what they want Ill be awaiting for timebeing.

Get it while its on sale. Great game (got great reviews) and is literally a Nintendo game on the iPhone! Not one of the freemium games like Mario Kart that entice you to pay. This is a full-fledged Nintendo 3DS game ported to the iPhone with improved graphics. Definitely worth a buy.

Love monster hunter See stories is on iOS Havent played stories before Buy it Good game :)

We love this game as much as a little mouse in a cage but we would suggest controller support.

And Graphics Improvement And New Lightning And UI Changes Permanently after Sending This Review Dont Want Public Send To Capcom JP and Capcom Mobile JP + Capcom Mobile USA I wont put it out publicly

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