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510 ratings

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Very Good

Best hunting title I have ever played

posted by alin0s (PALATINE, IL) Jun 4, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

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

First of all I have never played a hunting game so call me naive, the closest thing I have played is a hunting game arcade cabinet and those don't compare at all to this!

Grapics are AMAZING

Shooting is easy and simple built in tutorial makes this simple

The game is very realistic while still maintaining a slight feel of arcade style shooting

Gameplay is plain enjoyable, it can be high stress or casual, you make the call!

those are the pros


the noise you make can break the game for you gotta be quiet and slow which if your looking for fast pace, this can drive you crazy… you get game over / have to restart sections often if your not quiet and precise. but this is a simulation game people

Theres a lot of loading especially if you screw up!!! so dont screw up!

The number 1 screw up you will make is shooting female game, use detection mode CIRCLE to avoid this but even then you will sometimes think red is enemy blue is dont shoot… they should offer to invert the colors. but no.

Also be very careful with your shots. you need to make sure to use the scope and take your time, the animals dont move fast when just grazing but if you screw a shot up, it means starting the section over again! Or lots of reloading your gun!

Once you get past the tutorial it can be pretty difficult. The realism again is there in the gun shopping. Animal runs are horrendously difficult use detection mode period…

you can really appreciate this game for its graphics, just free roaming the wilderness is amazing. it is photo realistic. if you cant hunt or dont have a gun this is probably the next best thing

Graphics 10
Gameplay 7 hurt by the annoying restarts
Frustration level 4

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A realistic review

posted by The_Man_TLC (NEW DURHAM, NH) May 10, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

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

So the start of the game is pretty cool and it got me interested. I started off with the 2 player mode with a buddy we found that the gun they sell with the sensor with this game is not the best controller to use as as the PS move was the better choice. Game graphics wernt that bad but they wernt that great either. The game play was alright for the first few playes but after playing for awhile I really wasn't looking forward to it. Not a great storyline and the upgrade your weapons well not that many upgrades. I would rent this only I don't think I would buy it because it gets old fast. great game to have friends over with and play with them for scores.

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How did it get worse???

posted by K2incog (PLAINFIELD, IL) Oct 13, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

I must admit after the first 2 levels I sent the game back. It is the worst hunting game I have ever played. It is more of a "duck hunt" style hunting game. I'm not sure what is going on with the hunting games, but a few years ago I remember playing more "free-roam" style hunting games. Much more realistic, much more enjoyable.

Don't waste your time with this one, it is horrible!

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