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GF Rating
5.3

1820 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good game for starters

posted by CacadorAch (NEWARK, NJ) Jan 14, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Hey guys... this is a good games to start with shooter games...
is easy, fast and good game...
My wife didn't like to much cause she feel sorry for that animals...
heheheh
but is a game and that's it.
got my vouches

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Run-and-gun hunting

posted by geophf (SPRINGFIELD, VA) Dec 15, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It seems like Cabela takes a good deal of flack from the (review) community for producing subpar games, and this game, compared to top blockbuster titles, certainly suffers in the shadows, particularly because as it claims to be a "hunting" game, when held up to the light of reality, fails in every which way (perhaps the helpful porter always working on the always broken jeep is accurate, but nothing else is).

But I will use this review to point out the finer qualities of this game, which can be summarized thus: 1000 achievement points obtained in a fair and straightforward manner.

Certainly, this game continually urges you to sneak about, but in the extreme difficulties, you've got no time for that time-wasting foolishness -- run right up to the trophy, or run about to flush out your trophy, and then nail it with whatever powerful weapon you have right between the eyes -- do this seven times (once for each type of hunt), and you've won the game.

If you take that game as that, then it's a really good game. You get your achievements fairly and there's no stupid-hard ones to deal with, as in many, many other subpar games appealing to appear hardcore (PD0, Bomberman and GoW, I'm looking at you).

No, on a real hunt, when I'm going after an elephant, and a cheetah decides to make me lunch, I'm not going to play chicken with it, as this game requires -- no, I'm going to shoot it so many times that its cubs for 3 generations will leave me alone. Also, the game gets the player stuck so many times on tiny rocks (while dodging said cheetah), that one has to wonder at the dexterity of the player character. The laundry list of faults for this game could (and does?) go on for quite a while.

The short of it is this: it's an unpretentious game that's three hours of mild entertainment. It's hard to say that about most of the other offerings out there.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Achievement Unlocked = Easy 1000

posted by CrustyDirt (Beverly Shores, IN) May 16, 2008

Member since May 2008

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

African Safari, like all other Cabella games is an easy 1000 GS (gamer score). I would highly recommend if your shooting for achievements that your rent this game.

Requirements for 1000 GS:

1. Play game on expert difficulty. (easier than it sounds, just doesn’t include your animal radar)
2. Defeat all trophy hunts on expert. (if you play on expert this will come naturally.)
3. DO NOT KILL ANY OTHER ANIMAL THAT IS NOT PART OF YOUR GAME OBJECTIVE, UNLESS ITS AN ANIMAL TRYING TO ATTACK YOU, THEN YOU CAN ONLY KILL IT WHILE USING ADRENALINE, OR YOULL GET A PENALTY, AND FORFIET THE 45 GS TOWARDS 1000. I would know I had to play the game twice. (once on expert and once on novice so I could get my 45 GS easily.
Also: If you happen to shoot an animal and get a penalty, don't worry just restart the map you are playing, and it will be erased.

Game Time Play Estimate for 1000 GS: < 6 hours

Xbox Live Gamer Tag: CrustyDirtDemon

Feel free to contact me for help...

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