Hunt with the pros!
User reviews: Very Positive (295 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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Probably not all that realistic, but it scratches that hunting itch y'all
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
61.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
wont let me play with is garbage
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
99.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I loved to play the game when it was working. The game worked fine one day but stopped and will not start again. I have tried to reload the game. No change. I would love to recomend this game but at this time I cant.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
50.9 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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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
101.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Since downloading and using the game I have experienced a problem I can't seem to solve. Had I known that this would happen I would never have purchased it. My exe file is missing or corrupted making the game useless. I will not purchase from Steam again.
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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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11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This is the best Cabella to date, and you will like the new additions. However it still has a way to go, since there are too few customization and hunting options available to you. Even so, the physics are really nice and accurate, and will keep you engaged for a few hours.


Don't expect this game to last you though, since after 7-8 hours you will have unlocked the most powerful rifle, bow and shotgun. By that time hunting becomes fairly boring since there's not much else you can do with your points other than buy scopes. If there were more ammo types, more bow and gun customization, and more gear such as camping gear, traps and lures, this game would be the best hunting simulator out there.

6/10
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20.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Great graphics, fun and visually appealing environments, good selection of equipment. Etc.. However, though bullets will sometimes IRL deflect off of bones it seems they emphasize it in this game and reality is it should have been named "Bone Deflection Simulator".

I usually play theHunter instead for a little more realism or old school Deer Hunter 2005. This is of course my opinion.. I still recommend the game due to the fact that they made a step forward in the right direction getting rid of that crappy arcadeish linear gameplay from previous installments of the series but again, when your trying to have a bit of relaxing fun and deal with the constant bullet deflection off a rib at 40 yards causing a minor flesh wound, well to say the least it can be pretty damn frustrating. Still it is a fun game and not a "bad buy".

Before some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ desides to post whining about "he only has 20 hours gameplay" as of this review post, lets not forget that the game is available on other platforms. I also have it for 360 as my son and I both play some games on console together.
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42.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
great game. Fun without being overly simple.
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30 of 32 people (94%) 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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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Don´t bother with this game, it stops working after 30 hours and the developer refuses to patch it.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
123.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
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... :(
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
The game itself is exactly what it advertises on the box, but what they don't tell you is that the game is currently bugged and corrupts your save partway through the campaign. I've played up to the same point three times now and have had to start over. Steam support refuses to acknowledge that the game is unplayable past a certain point and there is currently no possibility for a patch, as the devs have moved on. This game is an incomplete product and I would consider its sale to be fraudulent, but what do I know?
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
23.8 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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Having played Cabela's in the past this game was a giant leap forward in both gameplay and stunning graphics.If you've ever wanted to know what its like to track down game and understand the aspects of hunting this is as close as it gets to being there. Each of the 4 regions has its unique game and each animal its own characteristics.Has a option to restart a hunt at any time if the hunt has gone bad.Many weapons and optics to purchase with Gear Points earned from your hunting skills.Has an X-Ray and diagnostics bullet tracking that reminds me of Sniper Elilte V2 and 3.Each region also allows you to free hunt aside from its required hunts and optional side quests.Simpley put an outstanding game with 50-100 hours of gameplay .Bought it on sale at 75% off an outstanding deal.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I had doubts before buying it ; probably because last hunting games sucked !

But as soon as you start playing, this game becomes addictive ; even if you don't like hunting poor animals. Don't be afraid : that's why you can hunt animals here, it's just a game and no need to do it for real !
Graphics are not so bad / and maniability is perfect.

Just a little - : The story is not very joyfull.
A good 4/5 for this game ! You will probably enjoy if you love fps games !
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
After completing 100% of the game's tasks and challenges (and all the achievements ticked), I can gladly say that Big Game Hunter - Pro Hunts is a beast of a game.

For all the people expecting another one of Cabela's buggy and narrow games, this one is miles away from them. The developing team actually crafted a pristine hunting game that is a wonderful option for those who don't want the acclaimed The Hunter (or those who simply haven't got the cash to spend on its nonsensical microtransactions). Big Game Hunter - PH is realistic, delivers a pleasant, peaceful and sporty experience for anyone willing to familiarise themselves with the universe of hunting without having to get their hands bloody in the process. A quasi-simulator, this title brings various landscapes (the four main regions of North America and their weather/vegetation/terrain discrepancies) and a vast list of weapons to choose from, from rifles to small carbines to shotguns to compound bows.

The variety of big game may not be as impressive as that found in The Hunter (which you have to spend money on to get thoroughly, by the way), but it's great already: Black Bears, Blacktail and Whitetail Deer, Moose, Caribou, Wild Boar, Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Grizzlies, and Roosevelt Elk - not to mention small game such as foxes, coyotes and rabbits - make up for an ever increasing level of excitement and difficulty.

This game can be unforgiving oftentimes, but that's the nature of hunting: picking up tracks, identifying eating and bedding spots, aiming for vital and not hurtful organs, quick deaths, sneaking up on them, watching the wind in order not to have your scent carried their way... all of these minutiae make Big Game Hunter - PH the best hunting game out there in terms of accessibility and challenge alike. I most certainly recommend.
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