Hunt with the pros!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (476 reviews) - 78% of the 476 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.
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
55.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This is a fun game. I have hunted small and large game most of my life, so it pleases me to say that this entry in the Cabela's series is a more realistic hunting simulator than some of Cabela's other "hunting" games, which are often arcade shooting galleries with predator "horde" modes. (Ugh!) Fortunately, this game is different than those ridiculous arcade shooters.

I've logged thirty hours of game play so far, unlocked all 4 regions of the game, and finished all of the Pro Hunts, which were pretty interesting, but were bookcased with predictably cheesy cut-scenes. I have collected 17 of the 31 available achievements so far (55%). I'm now just mopping up smaller hunts in each region and all remaining achievements. The achievements in the game are sometimes challenging but definitely obtainable, and I expect to get 100% unless one turns out to be glitched. (I haven't heard of any glitched achievements so far.)

Nevertheless, Caveat Emptor! (Buyer Beware!)

Beware of a game-breaking bug. You will likely lose ALL of your progress at some point deep into the game's campaign. This bug has never been fixed by the developers, and they have since been bought out by another developer, so the game-breaking bug will likely NEVER be fixed. The only thing you can proactively do to mitigate this risk is to backup your save files on a regular basis. If you have your hard drive set to back up every night, you may experience the game-breaking bug but can easily just reload your last save files, and you will be back in the game with (hopefully) only minor progress lost.

I experienced this bug myself just 2 nights ago, after reaching the 4th and final region in the game (Northwest), but recovered easily by restoring backed-up save files with relatively minimal progress lost.

So backup your save files regularly!

Otherwise, sit back and enjoy one of the better hunting sims on the market.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is a lot of fun. I have never had a problem running this game with any crashes or anything like that. It can get a bit "boring", but that is because it is not a Call of Duty game. You have to be patient, like in real hunting. I love the "Sniper Elite" effect with bullettime.

There are four regions, with unlimited hunting opportunities. I just unlocked the fourth region, and this has been a pun intended. There are a variety of weapons, ammo, calls, etc. to help along the way. The mini achievements are also fun to accomplish.

When this game goes on sale, go ahead and pick it up. You will enjoy it.
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
One of the most unrealistic hunting game I've ever played.
If you are a hunter, you'll be more frustrated than anything.

A basic overview: You run through the woods until you spot something. You play the role of Jesus, who never gets tired of running and can pass through small trees without a peep. You can also teleport without a sound into your treestand only ten yards away from your prey undetected. You can use a recurve in your treestand with about 340 degrees worth of shot area. Your recurve bow does more damage than your .270 rifle. And at 50-80 yards your .270 shoots about 2 foot high and has the same grouping a dolphin would have during an epileptic seizure. Shooting on the run is impossible. The deer have short term memory lose and have turned around and started back towards me after maybe 10 minutes.

The only good thing about this in terms of a hunting game is the graphics. In real life, a headshot is never a bad idea. Just ask any poacher with a .22 rifle. A rib will NEVER deflect a bullet the way it does on this game. And there is never always one buck per every doe.

I did get a chuckle at the really bad rabbit spawns. Rabbits spawning in a wide open field... Killed 12 coming out of the same hole in about 5 minutes. Apparently rabbits have colonies...

That's not the only things wrong with this game, but it's a good start for a vent. The game plays out more like a Sniper Elite or Ghost Recon than a hunting game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
very enjoyable hunting game.
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