The most realistic hunting experience awaits. Explore 11 reserves and hunt 39 unique species, ranging from waterfowl to big game. Over 80 weapons from state-of-the art rifles to bows. Customize your load-out with stands, blinds and dogs. Play alone or in multiplayer with up to 7 friends.
User reviews:
Mixed (473 reviews) - 44% of the 473 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (23,064 reviews) - 41% of the 23,064 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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June 22

Lock & Learn - Live Stream today

Hello Hunters,

Today I'll venture into Timbergold Trails and hopefully will not get eaten by a wolf. Join me on my journey through the hills and forests starting at 16:00 CEST on our Twitch channel.

See you soon!


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June 21

Status Update 21st June 2017

Howdy hunters,

Welcome to our weekly status update! Thanks for the great discussion about competitions following the last status update. There are many factors to consider and we have plenty to think about. We’ll be announcing a new game design competition next week and in the meantime, we’re preparing the missions and competitions of the winning entries from last time.

Midsummer in theHunter!

This week is Midsummer week in Sweden, and as promised we’re bringing a part of it to theHunter. For one, all trophy lodges in the EHR now feature special decorations and today, we’re launching a special event in which you’ll get a taste of a traditional Swedish cuisine and compete for some lovely trophies. Details and discussions are here.

.17 HMR Lever Action Rifle

Today we released a new rifle. A beautiful lever action in .17 HMR. It’s the first rifle in game that is ethical for both small game and foxes and we hope it’s going to become your new favourite. Please note that careful shot placement is of paramount importance when taking down foxes with this weapon. It’s also important to take distance into consideration. Following the tradition, we’re kicking off the new weapon by launching a special competition. Time to test that bad boy out on some bunnies.


As there have recently been some changes to theHunter Classic team, we thought it might be a good time to take a new team picture. The game has been going for a long time. Many people have come and gone, each of them leaving behind a part of their work (and heart) in theHunter Classic. You can track the evolution of the team by these pictures:

December 2012
May 2013
February 2014
October 2014
September 2016

And here is the latest version of theHunter Classic family, sans Linus (who is on his day off today), Adam (who is working from the Vietnamese coast) and David (who works from home on a consultancy basis).

(From left to right top to bottom)

Johan Pauli – 3D Artist
Sacha Karsenty – Sales & Partnership Manager
Mattias Nordin – Art Lead
Patrik Andersson – Client Programmer
Cecilia Eriksson – Character Artist
Katarina Schultz – Frontend Programmer
Roberto Mangiafico – Lead Client Programmer
Greg Iwaniec – Sound Designer
Stefan Hoischer – Community Manager
Patrick Enz – Game Designer
Moe Awira – Animator
Johanna Schramm – Marketing Coordinator
Robin Andersson – Client Programmer
Alena Rybik – Producer
Luna Duclos – Backend Programmer

Trophy Lodges Open Day

Finally, there’s a cool community incentive going on right now. Trophy lodges open day! You can express your interest and discuss the details in this thread. Come join us, this is your chance to show off your awesome trophies!

Happy hunting!

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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 39 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 11 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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