Monster Hunter Stories is now available for free as part of Apple Arcade

Monster Hunter Stories Screenshot
Monster Hunter Stories Screenshot (Image credit: CAPCOM)

What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter Stories is now available for download from Apple Arcade.
  • The highly-rated RPG doesn't have ads or in-app purchases and is a free download for Apple Arcade subscribers.

After a little wait, Monster Hunter Stories is now available as an Apple Arcade game, making it free for all Apple Arcade subscribers.

Monster Hunter Stories was already available as a $20 purchase, but its move to Apple Arcade means that more people than ever can now enjoy a game that has proven popular among fans of the series.

Being an Apple Arcade game, Monster Hunter Stories is also ad-free and won't feature any in-app purchases, either. Gamers can play as long as they want — and they'll probably want to play a lot! Those with Apple Arcade as part of Apple One will also be able to take the game in for free, too.

Monster Hunter Stories Screenshot Dailog

Source: CAPCOM (Image credit: Source: CAPCOM)

A highly-rated RPG where players enter a world filled with large monsters that roam the land, and people everywhere make a living hunting them. But there's a remote village that follow a different set of customs called the Monster Riders, who don't hunt but instead form bonds with monsters. The monsters that form kinships with Riders, known as "Monsties," possess incredible powers. By becoming a Rider, players can befriend countless Monsties and embark on new adventures, riding the Monsties as they explore a vast, exciting world to uncover monster dens, and bring back the eggs they find to hatch new Monsties.

Monster Hunter Stories+, as the Apple Arcade version of the game is known, is available for download in the App Store right now. The game can be played on iPhone and iPad.

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the Best Game Controllers for Apple TV and Apple Arcade 2021.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.