The most realistic online hunting game ever produced. Experience the thrill of the hunt in huge realistic environments using everything from crossbows to state of the art bolt action rifles.
User reviews:
Mixed (326 reviews) - 44% of the 326 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (22,486 reviews) - 41% of the 22,486 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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April 21

Status Update 21st January 2017

Hello Hunters,

Welcome to this week's status update from the (still) pretty cold North of Europe. We hope you had a great Easter with your families and friends and possibly even found some time to go for a hunt in your favorite reserve. Due to the long weekend this status update is going to be a rather short one but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some cool things to talk about, so let’s get right to it!

Easter Event

It was a pretty ‘eggciting’ week for everyone participating in the Easter Event, with all the competitions, egg collection mission and daily sales. We hope you enjoyed playing through it as much as we did and got some nice trophies, too. I’m already looking forward to the next events!

Here are the top three winners of the Easter competitions - congratulations!

Easter 2017: Roosevelt Day

  • 1st: FearlessFreddy, score 418.622
  • 2nd IngeMeissel, score 409.764
  • 3rd Essacksumra, score 391.181
Easter 2017: Duck Day
  • 1st yenber, score 5.749
  • 2nd tolo55, score 5.679
  • 3rd SSR_, score 5.671
Easter 2017: Red Deer Day
  • 1st Pupic, score 792.519
  • 2nd Horozcu, score 786.03
  • 3rd esox105, score 783.184
Easter 2017: Turkey Day
  • 1st CATALIN_RO, score 70.529
  • 2nd Fleischhammer, score 68.269
  • 3rd lowby, score 68.044
Easter 2017: Feral Goat Day
  • 1st IRB, score 1581.468
  • 2nd ADRIcazador, score 1566.321
  • 3rd Coolfirell, score 1527.62
Easter 2017: Grey Wolf Day
  • 1st Raccon55, score 170.03
  • 2nd Destiel4ever, score 157.49
  • 3rd Russohomer64, score 35.48
Easter 2017: Easter Bunny Day
  • 1st kolobok12, score 6199
  • 2nd Sycoshowbob, score 6160
  • 3rd yenber, score 6043

The Dall Sheep

Although some of you were disappointed that the Mystery Doodle from last week wasn’t a ‘My little Pony’ or a unicorn, most of your guesses were of course correct: The upcoming  animal is indeed the Dall Sheep! It will be the 7th species on Whiterime Ridge and it will bring hunting excitement to its desolate mountains. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s waiting for you:

Welcome to the crew, Cecilia!

Join us in saying ‘Hello and Welcome!’ to our newest team member Cecilia who has just started on theHunter as a Character Artist.

Hello everyone,

My name is Cecilia and I'm the new Character Artist on theHunter Classic. Previously I've worked with the Little Big Planet franchise. After six years of LBP, I relocated from a small town called Karlshamn to Stockholm together with my boyfriend Mattias.

Here I studied at FutureGames for a year to learn the latest in the gaming industry, until I got the wonderful opportunity to come and work with theHunter!In my free time I write stories, cook and paint Warhammer figurines together with friends. When I'm not too busy with those things, I play my favourite game Dragon Age Inquisition!

I have always wanted to make characters and animals for games, ever since I was a small child, so I'm overjoyed that my dream is coming true here at Expansive Worlds and theHunter!

Lock & Learn live Stream

Yesterday, it was time for Lock & Learn again. Johanna and I were joined by Sacha, our User Acquisition Manager, and we went for a hunt on Whiterime Ridge. You missed the stream? No worries, you can find the replay here on our Twitch channel.


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April 20

Lock & Learn - Live Stream today

Hello Hunters,

It's Thursday which means it's time for Lock & Learn! Today Johanna and I will be joined by Sacha, our User Acquisition Manager, and venture into the colds of Whiterime Ridge... which is not too different from the weather situation in Stockholm at the moment. Maybe we can find out where spring is hiding?!

Join us on Twitch at 4PM CEST!

See you soon

Johanna & Stefan

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“The Hunter offers the most compelling hunting experience ever offered by a PC game.”
MMO Reviews

“This game looks incredible, the graphics are simply astonishing”
90% – Retro Game Shelf

“The complete experience of tracking and hunting an animal is highly-rewarding and simply not found in other games.”
88% – Gaming Nexus

About This Game

The most realistic online hunting game ever produced. Experience the thrill of the hunt in huge realistic environments using everything from crossbows to state of the art bolt action rifles. Realistic animal behavior and persistent online features provides a living world where you can roam casually or compete with other players for glory and fame.

Go hunting with your friends in multiplayer with up to 8 players - or explore the nine diverse and immersive hunting reserves in the ever evolving world of theHunter by yourself.

Key Features

  • Hunt 30 different species including Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Moose, Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Pheasant, Coyote, Red Fox, Roosevelt Elk, Wild Boar, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Mule Deer, Blacktail Deer, Feral Hog, Mallard, Canada Goose, Cottontail Rabbit, Reindeer, Alpine Ibex, European Rabbit, Red Kangaroo, Bison, Snowshoe Hare, Arctic Fox, Sitka Deer, Gadwall, American Black Duck & Northern Pintail.
  • Explore 10 different huge environments with state-of-the-art graphics, complete with day cycle and weather effects - from the Alps to the Australian Outback. from the sub-arctic Alaska to the swamps of Louisiana.
  • Co-op multiplayer with up to 8 friends
  • Extensive online features. Increase your skills, see statistics and trophy shots. Participate in competitions and leaderboards or take on challenging missions and achievements.
  • theHunter is continuously updated with new species, environments, equipment and features.

Progression & Acquiring Items In The Game

Five huntable species (Whitetail Deer, European Rabbit and Pheasant, plus two more animals rotating weekly), two weapons (.243 Bolt-Action Rifle & 12 GA Single Shot shotgun) and a bunch of additional equipment are available for free when first entering the game. Additional items such as weapons, species licenses and ammo can be acquired with gm$, the in-game currency that can be earned through play, or em$, the in-game currency that can be earned through winning competitions or purchase for real money.

There are several different types of skills in the game that increase when players use items & hunt various species. As these skills increase, more abilities get unlocked, such as the ability to tell weight & gender from animal tracks and steadier aim for weapons.

Achievements can be earned through diverse in-game activities. Each achievement adds to your HunterScore, which can be used as a progression comparison vs. other players. Additionally, increasing the HunterScore unlocks upgrade items such as pouches & holsters.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows ® 10/8/7
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz or AMD Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2400 (NVidia GeForce 8800, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2400)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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