Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
A Monster Hunter game fully designed for the go.
Genre: Action
Platforms: PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Vita
Release Date: PlayStation Portable
JP: December 1, 2010
KO: December 1, 2010

PlayStation 3
JP: August 25, 2011

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Made in: Japan
Franchise: Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is a game in the Monster Hunter franchise for the PlayStation Portable system that was released in Japan on December 1, 2010. The game was released, as a part of the PlayStation Portable Remaster series, on PlayStation 3.

Why It Rocks

  1. Hundreds of craftable weapons and armors.
  2. Up to two Felyne companions can join you on the hunting quests.
  3. Hunting, slaying and gathering quests which give the game so much variety.
  4. The game brings the experience of the Third Generation of MH to the Sony PSP. This generations introduced many new Monsters, new Armor design, new Gameplay mechanism, and new Weapons classes along with improved Graphic and Sounds Effect.
  5. More quests and bonuses can be downloaded via the game, with lots of unique rewards such as Metal Gear Armor and/or weapons from different franchise, such as the Sword of Inuyasha.
  6. More than 400 quests!
  7. Groundbreaking gameplay and better weapon mechanics.
  8. Great graphical details and soundtracks.
  9. Up to 4 player ad-hoc Multiplayer can be enabled.
  10. Equipment sets can now be registered with gems and clothes, and can be set to be equipped when doing specific quests.
  11. Introduced many new Monsters first seen in MH3/Monster Hunter Tri, added with different Sub Species for some Monsters.
  12. Exciting quests and hunts that keep the player on the edge of the seat.
  13. Expect up to 200 to 400 hours of addicting gameplay!
  14. Many secrets and bonuses can be unlocked if you possess a save file of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G in your PSP.
  15. The main storyline quests can be finished from 60 to 80 hours, while the extra quests add up to over 200 hours!
  16. A fully customizable character like in any previous games, allowing the players to chose the Gender, voices, hair style, and more.

Bad Qualities

  1. The Underwater Hunting features, which is the main feature offered in the Third Generation of the Franchise is omitted due to the PSP's Memory limitation.
  2. The game is only released in Japan, although later re-released Internationally as the PSP Exclusives in the PS3.
  3. No G-Rank Quest, as opposed to the previous title. The G-Rank Quest is re-added in the PS3 release.
  4. Less Content compared to the previous games, MHFU.

English patch

Unlike Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, this game was released only in Japan, however, many fan translations and English-patched ISOs exist on the internet.

The newest version of the patch (English patch v5) translates to English up to 95% of the game. [1]


Famitsu gave the PSP version a score of two tens, one nine, and one ten, for an almost-perfect score of 39 out of 40.