GameZone's Mike Splechta writes: "If you would have told me that an HD port with some gameplay enhancements and added content was going to be the Wii U's best game when months after launch, I would have laughed and dismissed it. Fact of the matter is, the Wii U is lacking exclusives that pack a punch and leave a lasting impression. However, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is like a sparkling oasis full of refreshing, ice-cold water in the middle of a scorching desert. And underneath that oasis are tanks upon tanks of water reserves, if it so happens that the oasis should run out of its delicious and oh-so-satisfying contents. Simply put, you'd be hard-pressed to find a title with so much to do, that happens to be so much fun to play, as well."