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!
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!