Oh, you wanted to play Monster Hunter World on mobile? Well I'm very sorry, but you can't. Because it's not out on mobile. And it will almost certainly never come out on mobile. At least not for another ten years.

But there are alternatives. And helpfully I've put them all in a big list here so you can check them out at your own pleasure. You are, of course, most welcome.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite - download for iOS
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This is the closest you're ever going to get to MHW on mobile. It's a full Monster Hunter game, with all the grinding, beasts, and multiplayer gameplay fans of the series have come to expect.

It looks great, and if you've got an MFi controller then the experience is incredible.

Click here to read our Monster Hunter Freedom Unite review Dungeon Hunter 5 - download for iOS / Android
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A super-polished free to play dungeon crawler that also lets you team up with your friends to take down some big bads.

Its bite-sized play might not quite have the grandeur of Monster Hunter World, but if you're looking for a snack-sized version this is going to be right up your street.

Click here to read our Dungeon Hunter 5 review

Age of Wushu Dynasty - download for iOS / Android
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A big ol' MMO that takes its aesthetic from different sources than the other big ol' MMO you're going to find on this list. Travel through ancient China punching and kicking (or hacking and slashing) your way through an epic quest.

And if you get bored of pushing buttons you can let the game do most of the work for you. Ahem.

Click here to read our Age of Wushu Dynasty review

Dragon Project - download for iOS / Android
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This one's definitely got the most Monster Hunter vibe of all the none Monster Hunter games on the list. Potter around finishing quests and occasionally get in fights with huge beasts that want to eat your face off.

It's free to play and a little rough around the edges, but there's still fun to be had here.

Click here to read our Dragon Project review Order and Chaos Online 2 - download for iOS / Android
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Another great big MMO. This one's definitely more in the WoW mould though. There are mounts, elves, and all the stuff you might associate with Blizzard's behemoth.

Still, it's not to be sniffed at, and in terms of scope it definitely gives you a world to explore that's somewhere close to the one you'll be wandering through in MHW.

Click here to read our Order and Chaos Online 2 review

Looking for more multiplayer games? Then check out our list of the best ones for iPhone and iPad right here