Hunt with the pros!
User reviews: Very Positive (280 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 25, 2014

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About This Game

Hunt with the pros!

  • Bring home bigger game faster using advice from our pros, including Wade Middleton, Jim Shockey, and Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo.
  • The most authentic hunting ballistics ever in a Cabela's® game!
  • Traverse maps 4x the size of any previous Cabela's® Big Game Hunter® game!
  • Track, scout and target your trophy animal in all new ways!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP 32-bit (with Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo E2180 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or AMD HD 4850 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is for Steam activation only.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Recommended - A *GOOD* hunting game!
(Warning: There are reports of the game breaking for people when reaching the fourth map, and some of it breaking after 30 hours of play. The devs have apparently ignored these reports to work on DayZ or something. How this happens is apparently still unknown and no fix, even uninstalling and reinstalling, is available.)

It's amazing how good this is compared to other hunting games out there, especially the almost Call of Duty like previous instalments of Cabela's games. In this one, you don't get to run in shooting everything. Animals are skittish and will run if they sense danger. You will need to be stealthy, sneak up on your prey while paying attention to the wind and cover, and avoid rustling leaves or making sound. Once in position, you will often only get one shot as the animals don't stick around.

This game made me feel more like a sniper than Sniper Elite, with bonus points for making good, clean shots at vital organs that don't hurt the animal as much and a penalty for shooting the gut(An incredibly painful place to get shot and it can taint the meat), and a decently large area to hunt in. The game feels both big enough to make it feel like you're going places, and small and populated enough that you won't have to walk for hours just to get to the action.
Once you take a shot, the bullet cam will show you exactly how it went and what you hit, allowing you to easily figure out what you did right and what you did wrong so you can learn from it.

Things it could do better?
At this point, I'd actually be okay with an expansion or DLC for extra maps and animals, or just plain more guns to use. (Maybe gun rebalancing too, the bigger ones are almost all better)
Maybe add the bullet cam for small critters.
Perhaps allow climbing rocks for a vantage point(No climbing or jumping in the game)

Honestly, aside from the problems with crashing and then not being able to start it up again that some people have, it's pretty good. I'm still a bit surprised to say it, but here's a hunting game that's actually good and fun to play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I bought it cause it was on sale and don't regret it at all. It's my first hunting game and I have to admit, it took me a little while to get into it but after about an hour I was hooked. It's like any sim which you gain points/money to upgrade your gear so you have more options for the many different types of challenges. You actually need some skill to do it right and the game does a great job making you learn the proper way to hunt in order to help max out the credits for better and different gear.

Like others, I did run into some problems with my saves after unlocking region 4, I had to re-purchase some gear that I already owned. There was also an area I was in where my FPS went down to 1 but managed to get out of there and the game ran fine. It is a bit buggy but only in region 4.

I think I paid like $5 for this game a while ago and it has been worth it for sure, even with the end game bugs.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
if you liked the sniper games you'll enjoy this too as it has a similar bullet cam and impact to vitals of wich you will be judged . i shot a grizzly bear in the bum =0 points he got angry and charged it took 3 12 guage slugs to stop him!!. looks beautiful , really nice game , hours of gameplay . i finished it in 29 hrs . some people have had issues playing over 30 . i would never hunt animals or nazis in real life .
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Great game!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Me shoot buck get sponsor by Winchester
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I found this game to be too easy. The only way I managed to enjoy it was sitting in a stand, getting wasted IRL and pecking off animals. Maybe the game would be cooler if there was a cheney mode where you could accidently shoot people hunting with you. . . .
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
121.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
IT WOULD BE COOL IF THE GAMES YOU SELL WORKED IF YOU CANT GET THEM TO WORK YOUR IN THE WRONG BUSINESS GET IT TOGETHER ILL WILL NOT BUY ANYMORE GAMES TILL YOU FIX YOUR PROBLEMS
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
The game has stopped working at 3 hrs. I re-downloaded it and it still will not start. Help from Steam does not exist. If I could get a refund for all the Steam games in my library that never worked, don't work or stopped working I could probably buy me a car by now.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
58.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
this games sucks wont load
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I purchase this Sept 20th or 21st, 2014. Played it a lot and it ran flawlessly. Best graphins of any hunting game out there... Now, that being said, one day last week I played it once in the morning and then that same afternoon, it would not start. Right after the "Preparing to launch Cabela's Big Game Pro Hunts", nothing...

I tried all the following without success:
~Windows update
~DirectX update
~Video Drivers update
~System restore (date prior to launching issue)
~Uninstalled & reinstalled... twice

Tried numerous times to contact Steam tech supprot, but when you plug in what game the issue is with, you're redirected to Activision. Then with Activision in order to get tech support, you have to select the game you're having the problem with from a list. The game "Cabela's Big Game Hunter Pro Hunts" is not on their list????

I was finally able to get a trouble ticket on file with Steam last Thursday (10/09/14), but have not heard anything back.

Frustrated !!!
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30.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
pretty good game though the aiming is a bit weird but you get used to it after awhile, most shots are best taken 50-120 yard unless you got 338 with 3-12 scope
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85.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
The best Cabela's hunting game to date.
Massive maps, very nice graphics and slo-mo x-ray bullet impacts. Relatively easy achievements. Good replayability.
This is a must own for hunting-game fans. If in doubt then buy it on a special. worth it.
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54.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
nice game guys must try !
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8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
moderate paced hunting with some replay to acquire gear that unlocks hunts
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16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Awesome game is you wanna relax. Plenty of stuff to do and plenty of kills to make
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22.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Been playing it literally all day. Like Call of Duty but with bears.

11/10
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47.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It was a very good game untill now it will not load and it is not my system
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8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Best hunting game out there right now. Takes the "arcadey" problems of older Cabela games away, and leaves you with a decent hunt and tracking game. Thumbs up cabela!
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is really really fun and addicting, but i cant recommend this game for only one very big reason. at about the 30 hour mark of total playtime, EVERYONE and i mean EVERYONE complains that their game crashes and will not start back up regardless of what everyone has tried. the creators of the game, not cabelas but the actual software company was hired to help make dayz, so nobody has gotten any help from them about this serious problem. the next step would be to approach acti vision, but almost 3 months of people begging and getting no response.

on the other hand this game is amazing, way better than any of the previous hunting games, AI can get a bit derpy at times but its usually fine. aiming and holding your breathe is a bit confusing and often the weapons feel like the have never been zeroed in. this game is still very fun though, considering it has a lot of hunting tasks and challenges, it can become very addicting. i feel theres not enough weapons but i play alot of action games so who am i to say. one thing i like is how the anatomy of the animals are and how the game shows the bullet hitting certain vital areas (like sniper elite but with animals). there are quite a few ammo types which makes it feel like the player has a choice to customize their hunting loadout.

i would recommend but that 30 hour mark crash everyone gets is what bugs me
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Great game but after you unlock the 4th region the saves get corrupted and the game won't launch, making you have to delete your saved progress and start all over again and sometimes it wont even save anymore.
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