Hunt with the pros!
User reviews: Very Positive (273 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

    • 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
35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
When I think of Cabela's games, I think of low quality, disjointed, bargain bin junk. Wal-mart electronics department stuff. I am happy to say that Pro Hunts has shattered that image in blowout fashion. This is a great, great game.

This is a genuine open-world hunting game that you normally could only find with theHunter... a game with its share of issues. Cabela's has taken a page out of their book and introduced a more frequently rewarding and cohesive experience in Pro Hunts with more memorable kills and less doing nothing for an hour or two at a time. The four reserves are expansive, with plenty of tactical options ranging from large rocks and brush to well placed stands and blinds that give you enormous freedom of choice.

Stalking your prey is not easy, but the lifelike animal AI is believeable and genuine enough for people who don't hunt in real life. The paths your prey follow make sense and present a convincing challenge to get close enough for a stunning heart or spine shot, with each shot carried out in bullet-time and an accompanying chart of your bullet's trajectory. Once the bullet strikes home you get a complete in-situ diagram of your target's internal organs and you can follow the slug as it crashes through meat and bone. This allows you to see exactly how your shot placed on the animal and is an excellent feature, as well as a learning tool. I've learned everything I know now about "ethical kills" and game animal anatomy than I ever had before. It's eminently satisfying.

If you haven't liked hunting games before, or want to see what hunting games can be, this is a great place to start in my opinion.
Posted: April 30
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
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
Posted: June 23
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 19
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
Don´t bother with this game, it stops working after 30 hours and the developer refuses to patch it.
Posted: July 12
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
119.1 hrs on record
Fantastic hunting game. I love it. BUT...
After 70 hours played the game stopped working. It is not possible to be launched again. No more info or fixes.
Many people affected with the same problem and in the short term all the buyers will... :(
Posted: June 7
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273 of 313 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
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!

Posted: March 25
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