Explore the vast wilderness of Africa on foot and by vehicle, where you’ll go head to head with the most ferocious beasts on the planet as you attempt to take down the biggest of the "Big 5:" The Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo & African Elephant!
User reviews: Mixed (36 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013
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Explore the vast wilderness of Africa on foot and by vehicle, where you’ll go head to head with the most ferocious beasts on the planet as you attempt to take down the biggest of the "Big 5:" The Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo & African Elephant!

Key Features:

  • Features vast hunting areas 5x the size of any other Cabela’s® console game
  • Highly memorable “Big 5”; challenging and fun boss animal fights.
  • All-new, exciting storyline to explore
  • Enter and leave your vehicle anytime, anywhere while you take on large herds of stampeding buffalo, packs of predators, and dream prey across 5 different biomes!
  • There are two exciting modes: Safari Mode: mission-based career progression; Shooting Galleries.
  • A wide selection of firearms and load-outs to stalk, dodge, and grapple with the most ferocious beasts alive

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP 32-bit (with Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo E2200 @2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Socket AM2 @2.2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB/ AMD HD 4650 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for activation.
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Some of the critics complain that this is just Call of Duty with animals. Well, that's exactly what this game is, and why it's awesome. Don't go in expecting a hunting sim and you won't be disappointed.
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63 of 76 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2013
Cabela's African Adventures took me by surprise. I used to think these games were all about hunting in first person view, but they're actually played in third person. At least I was right about the hunting aspect.

The game is split up into big, open areas. You can collect treasures, explore the world, do sidequests and, later on, hunt for the bigger enemies (which act as some sort of boss fight). There are 5 or 6 worls, with different environments and the hunting aspect is in fact kinda fun to do. No, it's not brilliant or anything, but entertaining. But by the time you reach world 3 or 4 you've probably seen it all. That's where I grew tired of the game. I'm sure most of you will, too. But I had a good time with it. It's a good pastime.

One more thing; the menus are a ♥♥♥♥♥ to navigate so I had actually overwritten my savegame when I was 2 hours into the game. Had to start all over again... The fact that you can't select a resolution above 1920x1080 was also a bit of a letdown.

[Rating: 72/100]
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
As all games from Cabela’s, Cabela’s African Adventures is focused in a story rather than real hunting. Once you finish the game, in story mode, there isn’t much you can do here other than roaming around the areas hunting normal game animals or repeating the story.
Besides the story mode, this time, they also present a “Shooting Galleries” mode where you can walk along some tracks and shoot animals like an arcade game, which offers a bit more fun (and game time) to the game.

The game story is revealed with some nice animations resembling a comic book. Here, you get to be a big hunter called Mason going on a African safari, from the savannah to the desert and jungle.
Mason is payed to try to find the pieces of a lost tribal statue meanwhile hunting the dangerous animals, and in the course of the story it will also get a bit romantic.

As for the game, it has decent graphics (not too real, not too dummy-like) and a fair enough of everything, from weapons to animals, areas and missions. As you play along, you can upgrade the weapons by finding hidden objects (fossils) and besides the story missions you also have some free hunts you can do to earn XP and unlock hunting abilities.
After some time playing, you will start to feel that the missions resemble one each other, being to stalk or survive or shooting/boss fight, but they will have you entertained and busy while playing them.
As for the animals, they don’t have that much dynamic. Not that they have fixed paths or behavior but after some time they also feel kinda repetitive and other times they even will get stuck in the environment. But like I said before, it’s fair enough.

The price, as all cabela’s games, is a bit high (imo) mainly because they are always kinda one use games – when you finish them, there isn’t much to (re)play them again…

Overall, I had a great time playing this game and if you get it on Steam it also includes 33 achievements that you can try to hunt down.

Check my game play and maps at http://hucorner.imbl.net
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28 of 45 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Ok so I didn't expect much from this game, but when it said local co-op I didn't think it meant a piece of crap arcade shooting game... I was hoping it meant that a couple of my friends and I could roam around hunting for animals and maybe leveling up our characters. Honestly this game isn't worth the $10 I paid for it. It's just so unrealilistic. Since when is it possible to roll right next to an animal and not spook it. If you are going to make a hunting game at least make it like actual hunting not some tom clancy splinter cell game. When you go on a hunt it's all staged fighting you don't actual hunt the animal. In order to get attachments for your weapon you have to find fossils, but the fossils aren't even there it's just a flashing light. It's just a piece of crap if you ask me, and I know why it was on sale... If you are looking for a hunting game I don't recommend this game.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Fun hunting game with a story mode where you can unlock better gun upgrades and skills through level ups.

The game takes place in large open world areas that you can drive around in with your truck and explore. Most missions were either combat or stealth missions, where you either shot everything trying to kill you, or you sneak through a herd of animals to bag 1 special trophy.

I sort of felt bad playing this though, as unlike Cabela's Hunting Expeditions, where there was usually a limt of 2 on whatever you were hunting, in this game, just about everything can be killed (with the exception of birds) with no limits, with many of those animals likely being on endangered lists.

The final total was something like 200+ hyenas, 100+ deer of various kinds, 20+ lions, 10+ elephants, 10+ rhinos, etc etc etc.

There was also a gallery mode which was also fun, which is basically a rail shooter where you try to rack up as many combos get as high a score as possible.

Fun? Definitely. Ethical....Proooobably not.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
I played Cabela's Big Game Hunter - Pro Hunts ... thought its the same game or at least similar just taking place in africa.
It is not. Its an unrealistic arcade Game. Sneaking next to animals without them smelling you. Shooting not like a hunter but like an soldier.
Watch lets-play-videos in the internet before you buy it !
Maybe you like that kind of games, I totally don't.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Ever wanted to slaughter scores of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) protected fauna in but a few seconds' time shooting arcade style? Ever wanted to make a quick killing poaching African elephants along with both wite and black rhinos by the metric bum-load, then dream about selling all that ivory and rhino horn on the Asian black market for many times more than you could make in a decade of selling controlled substances? Eat your hearts out Columbian drug lords, Afghani poppy growers, and American and Mexican Meth lab chefs! And have you ever had that Ted Nugent-like urge to kill big game in a petting zoo type environment but with the possibility that a lion or a leopard might spring up out of plain sight and give you a case of "cat scratch feaver" represented realisticly by red 'claw' and 'bite' marks on your monitor? If you dream of being that 'Merkin Hemingway-esque Great White Hunter exercising your right to bare arms in someone else's 3rd world country where they haven't the money to hire law enforcement agents to teach you that your rights end at your boarders, then this game is for you!!!

If you're looking for something to model balanced wildlife management coupled with safe and ethical hunting practices, then this probably isn't what you're looking for.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
African Adventure ? Hmmm..... a little suspicious that zombies from some other game were substituted with animals. But what the heck, the joy is in shooting all these freaking "protected" CO2 generators. Wish that some better weapons would be made available, like maybe... M249, AK-47, RPGs, MP5, M4, you know, import a bit of the weapons from MW. buhahahahaha

Should have a DLC where you can cook up the tally of the day/mission. Raise some cash in like dinner dash style. Yeah !
Hyena burgers anyone ? Make that one well done my man ! Lion pizza should be a real hit with the crowd.

So far have only progressed a small portion of the game. Hope it gets better. Like massacre of a herd of elephants / giraffe / gazelle / lions / gorillas or something. Final boss level where you assault the WWF HQ against hordes of guards & do-gooders.

Woo hoo ! Thank goodness for some fun on the PC.

* disclaimer : no real animals were harmed in the writing of this review. those things bought from the supermarket excluded.
:P
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Menus are clunky and annoying. Game play is absolute garbage. Animals all move in groups (Leopard? In a pack? Really???) and all know where you are from the start. Basically, it feels rather like Doom, but with animals. Other games make more fun and realistic hunting scenarios as mini-games. I was expecting a lot more from a game that's supposed to be focused purely on hunting. Don't waste your money on this or any of the other Cabela range.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2013
Ce jeu est nul, on ne peut pas tuer de noir.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Terrible. Co-op sucks, career sucks. Ive played other hunting games that're far better. Dont waste your money
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I was very disappointed in this game just for the storyline. I can't believe Cabela's, a hunting outfitter, would offer a game where the player's character is a total jackass who only hunts for profit. If I had known this was the case, I would never have bought the game. I won't play it anymore, and want a refund.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I got charged at and trampled by an elephant, 5 times....
....then I got up and I shot him dead. 10/10
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Terrible....graphics...plot line....no skill needed. Terrible game.
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9 of 32 people (28%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Needs wooden pc from 1945 to run this game.. Every time i right click it f**king minimises my game. Pure rage after 2 minutes. Deleted.. Bigger waste of money than my car.
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13 of 61 people (21%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
A bit dissapointed in the rapid action arcade style set in a jungle mode. Will try the other mode and hopefully my time and hard earned cash wasn't waisted.
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