I purchased this game because when I was young I played the Dangerous Hunts series on PS2. Those games were pretty terrible, and my friends and I would laugh and joke the entire time while running over deer in our ATVs and watching mooses fight grizzly bears. Expecting a nostalgiac bad game I couldnt wait to play this. What I discovered upon playing it was not that it was terrible, but somehow several times worse than the previous installments.
The game opens with a story background about how your brother and your dad hunt together and some zombie bear kills your dad. For what its worth the voice acting is exceptional given the rest of the game. Truly the people hired for this deserve some credit. Anyway the first thing I noticed was that your default weapon is a deagle and there were health pickups laying around. The scopes are unusable, the AI is horrible, all the enemies are reskins of eachother. When a 'boss' hyena spawned it was scaled up with noticable pixelation and a red filter over its textures like something youd see on an octorock from the original zelda game. To top it all off animals despawn instantly when killed, you fight droves at once and for the first two level of the game the mouse sensativity on the X and Y axis were different causing loads of control problems, but this along with the graphics fixed themselves after the beginning levels. I dont know anything about game design but id like to know exactly how that happened.
Well the game is horrible sure, but why am I recommending it? Well the game is so ♥♥♥♥ing abyssmal that it transcends why you would play a game. Its like watching Troll 2 or Birdemic. You dont want to give money away for those but they are just so horrible that you must witness it yourself. You need to find out how something like this could come to exist in the first place, why people were payed to create it. I personally believe that this particular game was commisioned by Cabela's and Cabela's was going to pay a low sum to the company. The company accepted the low bid, or Cabela's backed out and changed what they'd pay after the company began work. What resulted in this game was a joke by the developers in response to the low payout.
What you get is a game where packs of hyenas attack you at the same time as water buffalo, hippopotamus boss battles and health packs. You find fire bullets to load into your twelve shot desert eagle. The mission i left off on was - I kid you not - A flashback story mission where I had to save my brother's life from a pack of wolves that got stuck outside of their spawn location thus breaking the 'boss battle' and forcing me to restart the level. Anyway I just couldnt find the energy to replay the level so I've yet to progress further..
Now to summarize my reccommendation, this game isnt good. However that is percisely why its great. Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 is such an abject disaster that I personally think it should be given to sick and dying people of all ages. Those young and without hope will be able to laugh and rejoice at even with their limited knowledge the game is nothing like real life. The eldery who may have many regrets about accomplishments will be able to play the game and rejoice, knowing that regardles of what they've done in their time on this Earth they have not created this game.
9/10 score overall, I found myself smiling throughout the entire playthrough. A wonderful satire of video games and I suppose hunting as well.