Hunt with the pros!
User reviews:
Mostly Positive (551 reviews) - 74% of the 551 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

    • 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
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is for Steam activation only.
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Mostly Positive (551 reviews)
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( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I would not recommend this game to anyone looking for a good hunting game. Unlike the earlier Cabela games which were a bit more relistic, this one has a arcade feel to it where your gear and weapons are very limited and the maps are small and to easy to hunt.

I give it a 2 out 5
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Anna Schuster
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Great game. Very realistic.. that is.. until it crashed... Most said after 30 but it happened to me after 8.
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Morning Dove
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
This is worth getting if you like hunting game and get it on sale.

The game is somewhere between TheHunter and an arcade shooter. This is not really a sim, maybe action sim would be better. I enjoyed my time with it. I wouldn't pay 30 for it, but 20 or less is good.

If you've ever fired a real rifle or gone hunting, the fact that rib bones are armor plating against .270 rounds is a joke. The weapons in this game are just like a typical video game, there is no reason to go back to using lower caliber rifles once you get an upgrade, the upgrade is better all around.

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( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
the game started one time and after it's craching all the time
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( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16

The screen shoot I took when getting charged by a bear is just priceless (and its in the link above and on my profile)

Nuff said about this game....

Perhaps mentioning that the bear never reached me is in place.

And I shoot that bear well over 2 months ago and I still remember it.

What more can one want to get from a game?
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( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Buy this game now!!! I rate it 10/10!!!
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( 93.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
This is by far the best Cabelas game I have played. Is it as realistic as some other hunting games such as theHunter? No it doesn't it may not have as much content as theHunter but it doesn't have the paid transactions like theHunter. It is not as arcady as the other Cabelas games, sure sometimes you spawn right in front of animals but it isn't. *10 animals come running at me* BANG! BANG! BANG!, etc. kill-streak unlocked! Tactical Nuke! (These hunting games should be renamed "Kim Jong Un Simulator) I like this game because the animals switch to different places depending on the time of day there are bedding, drinking, and feeding zones in which the animals travel to and from as the day progresses.

You can hunt with everything from a .223 to a .378, anything from rabbit to bear, bow or gun. Overall I give this an 8/10.
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MiLked up owen
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Plays great (well, used to anyway) but now it won't even run for me.
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( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Best hunter simulator I have played.

Nice missions, good campaign, fairly difficult.

You will have much time to have fun playing it. There are so many things to do.

Totally worth.
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( 56.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
great game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
280 of 325 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
I'd like to start by saying that if you have played previous Cabela hunting games, don't be put off buying this game by those games.

I was sceptical about getting it myself, because of some of the arcadey titles that Cabela have released in the past. I was pleasantly surprised by this game though, very pleasantly surprised. It is much more of a hunting simulator this time round.

You begin by playing through the tutorial mission that is very linear and a disappointing start, but then things really start to open up.

You unlock one of the four large areas of the USA and have three different types of hunts available. One of which is an OPEN hunt. That's right. Open world hunting on a very generously sized map (one of the available 4 to begin with). You complete all of the PRO hunts (one of the other types) to unlock the other areas of the USA.

You earn gear credits by hunting and there is a great selection of weapons and equipment.

You can view your best trophies in a trophy viewing area with shot information etc.

Bullet time with exact information about your shot and where you hit the animal (vital hits, deflection off ribs, shoulder blades etc. etc.)

At least 10 different big game animals to hunt as well as many other smaller animals e.g. rabbits, wolves, foxes etc.

I've only played for about 30 minutes so far, but this is already proving to be a great game for the price.

Thank you Cabela for a great hunting experience this time round!

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112 of 124 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
If you're thinkin' ,"I'm curious about this but all these games have sucked for such a long time.", you'd be right where I was. Well, it's surprizingly good. I've been having a lot of fun creepin around the woods, taking down these suckers. The graphics are the best I've seen in a hunting game, not including the cut scenes with the pro hunters.

Here's one experience I had.
I'm slowly creeping up on a bear, armed with a bow, as he's laid down in a clearing. (Keep in mind, I just bought the bow and this was the first bear I was going after.) From about 30 yards I take aim and draw back, carefully trying to judge where its heart is....I release. The shot goes into a slowmo x-ray cam like on Sniper Elite. The arrow pierces its skin, missing all of its vital organ and only breaks a rib.....uh oh. That sucker roars, gets up and charges! Back pedaling, I quicky and franticly aim at his chest and shoot another arrow. In the slowmo cam I watch it pass about 2 inches from his left side. Sh*t! This sucker's now about 20 yards from me at full charge. In a split second I think, "Ok. I'm goin' for his freakin brain." I draw back, aim and shoot as fast as I possibly could. The slowmo cam kicked in and I'm thinkin, "Ok. this is it. No more chances." The arrow pierces his skull and dead centers itself smack in the middle of his brain. In full charge, he crashes to the ground about 4 feet in front of me, dead. I proceed then to the bathroom.

If you like the genre, I absolutly recommend it. I'm havin' a hell of a lotta fun with it.
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213 of 271 people (79%) found this review helpful
98 of 118 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
I have not played Cabela's games for quite a few years because they were garbage. Took a chance on this one and it is great. Awesome graphics, great gameplay, authentic difficulty is quite challenging. I usually don't write reviews but I think everybody who likes the game should openly support it. Cabela's has a lot to do in order to regain my trust and a lot of people out there as well. This is great first step.
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103 of 132 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
I enjoyed this game while it was working properly. Unfortunately, the game stopped launching after a certain point. Many users, including myself, have posted in various forums requesting a fix, but the devs are either unaware or don't care. I can't recommend this game until the issue is fixed, unless you consider it a rental.
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119 of 166 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
Best simulator hunting!

Nice graphics and animation, I like this game. But rather a detailed hunting simulator likely to appeal to hobbyist over the general gamer.

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82 of 108 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
57.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Game PERMANENTLY crashes for many users after a certain play time. Activision knows but offers no fix. Do not support this.
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61 of 75 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
Don´t bother with this game, it stops working after 30 hours and the developer refuses to patch it.
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69 of 89 people (78%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Do not buy this game at this point and time. The game has a issue/bug that will delete your game save after about 20 hrs or so of game play. If they ever fix it then maybe take a look because when the game works properly it is actually a lot of fun.

It may not be as realistic as theHunter but it's a fun game and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to play like theHunter.
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50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
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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