Struggling to make much headway against some of the monumental beasties in Capcom's stunning Monster Hunter Tri but don't fancy shelling out for a strategy guide? Soak in the beauty of this, then: the game's official, and online, encyclopedia.

Taking its cues from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite's Encyclopedia Gigantica, the Encyclopedia Trigantica (geddit?) contains user-created articles on everything from monsters to metals and armour to event quests. Predictably there's more content for the earlier wyverns than the truly massive beasts, but we're sure some of you have plenty of expertise to share. If you're just starting out there's also a very helpful beginner's guide to ease you in and plenty of videos too, making it a bit of something for everyone.

Head over to the Encyclopedia Trigantica to read, rate and add to the content.