Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite Free This Week For PlayStation Plus Members

By Sato . March 24, 2014 . 10:04pm


If you happen to be a PlayStation Plus member and never tried a Monster Hunter game now’s the time. Sony Computer Entertainment will be hooking up PlayStation Plus members with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for free, starting March 25th for PlayStation Vita.


While Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite was originally for the PSP, the game still offers hundreds of hours of monster hunting gameplay, where you’ll be taking on beasts of different types and sizes to acquire up to 1,400 weapons and over 2,000 armor sets.


The core of the game lies within its ad-hoc four player multiplayer, that allows you and your buddies to team up and take on the likes of Rathalos, Tigrex and many others.


Additionally, PSN will be discounting BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pre-orders at $44.99 for regular members and $40.49 for PlayStation Plus members. Keep in mind that physical copies will be released on March 25 in North America, while PSN will be distributing the digital version starting April 1st, 2014 for PlayStation 3.


You can also check out other PlayStation Network deals for this week, here.

  • Zalin

    I have always been wanting to check out the monster hunter series but never had the chance. This fixes that but I want to know is this the one that is considered to be really bad or is this one good?

    • planetofthemage

      This is considered the best of the PSP/PS2 titles. I’m not sure how the post 3DS-switch iterations are.

      Also with the above statement taken for granted, it may be the longest in the series. I have over 1000 hours in it.

      • s07195

        I’ve played both 2G and P3rd, then played Tri G and 4, so I can tell you that Monhun is just as fun on the 3DS. :)

    • Ace

      MHFU is the biggest monster hunter portable to date. Content wise, it has a larger number of monsters than any other monster hunter (besides the online monster hunters)

      • 하세요

        It really depends on what one considers “large amount” as a vast majority of the monsters were either sub-sub-species or the exact same monster with one move tweaked.

        I always saw MHFU as “a whole lot of the same thing.” MH3U did a good job and MH4 did even better with a less clone roster.

    • Namuro

      Is there a Monster Hunter game that is supposed to be really “BAD”? Unless you’re talking about the control, where you have to use the analog stick to use the weapon in the old one, which you don’t have to worry about since they changed the control scheme.

      About trying the game out, I think Freedom Unite is the perfect one for you to start with. I started with this one myself, though, it was actually the Japanese 2G version. I won’t lie about the difficulty (in both the control, and the game’s difficulty itself) that puts off many new players, so I would really recommend you to play this with someone who you would consider to be an ‘expert’ in this game to a certain degree. Having a mentor will make your life much easier, and get you into the main part of the game more quickly.

      Even though it’s an old title now, but the game can still offer tons of things to do, that will keep you entertained and busy for 100+ hours (if you managed to get into the game…). The only problem, though, is that it might be hard to find someone to play with, since most people will be playing the newer ones like 3 Ultimate, or 4. But if you can find a group of friends (4 people, preferably), especially those that have always wanted to try this game out like you, and play through the game together, that would be most ideal.

      Feel free to ask me anything if you’d like to know more, and have fun hunting!

    • malek86

      Technically speaking, this is considered the best one in terms of features and content. It’s pretty unwelcoming to newbies though.

  • Micrll

    Apparently Monster Hunter Freedom Unite does not have infrastructure multiplayer just AdHoc. However, you CAN play over the internet with the AdHoc party app!/en-us/games/addons/adhoc-party/cid=UP9000-NPUA70069_00-ADHOCPARTY000000

    Does require a PS3 with a wired internet connection for each player but at least it is a way to play with friends who are not local.

  • Pandakids09 .

    Still wish Capcom and Sony would have brought over Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

  • Arz

    Ok is this for all region? Cause I just bought PS+ here in Malaysia and the free games here is no where as many as advertised.

    • ddh819

      i think this i for the US, but the post has the japanese flag on it

      • Arz

        demmit, this is really unfair. now i regret buying PS+

  • MaskedHero99

    Its a old one but ppl get was a great game

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