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.
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Mixed (410 reviews) - 48% of the 410 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (21,396 reviews) - 40% of the 21,396 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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January 12

Status Update 12th January 2017

Hello Hunters,

This week we are starting duck madness, so get your dogs ready and make sure you have all the necessary equipment ready! A first shoutout goes to the winners of the ‘design a mission’ competition from earlier this year, Tanngnjostr for the Duck missions and mdfortney for the Duck competitions. Well done! The first of the brand new pack of Duck competitions, designed by mdfortney and waiora (we had to replace one of the competitions in the winner pack with the runner-up by waiora due to game design reasons) will go live today.

Together with that we will have some fantastic equipment bundles in our store to help you gear up for all the Rougarou Bayou frenzy.We had to change the winning design of duck competitions quite a bit to make it work for our competition editor, but what we’ve got in the end is something quite different from the rest of our regular competitions, pretty challenging but hopefully nonetheless enjoyable! The duck missions by Tanngnjostr are currently being tested and we look forward to releasing them for you soon™. All four duck species will be on free species rotation until the next Thursday.

‘Ridealong’ in Rock Paper Shotgun

Speaking about duck hunting; Some of you may have already seen it back in December but just in case you missed it here is an entertaining article from Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Our well known community member Fletchette aka Excalibure73 aka John took Brendan from the magazine for a ridealong into the swamps of Rougarou Bayou to hunt some ducks, taught him some ropes of theHunter and the result is a truly enjoyable read.

Trailer Competition

Last week we launched our Trailer Competition which will run until January 18th. You can find out more about the details and great prizes in this thread in the official forum. The prizes this time are really neat - well worth a try!

Community Spotlight

InstinciveArcher aka Trenton is one of our well-known community members and he’s also an avid bow builder and archer in real life.

I interviewed him this week and we spoke about his passion for the sport, the craft and hunting in general. In part 2 of the Community Spotlight Trenton provided us with a full tutorial on Bow building. Make sure to check it out!

Live Stream | #LockandLearn

Last but not least don’t forget about our weekly stream. Today Johanna and I are joined by community member Fletchette, to go… of course duck hunting to kick off our duck hunting fest together with you. :-) Join us at 4PM CET on

That’s all, folks!



Here you can find the link to the official Forum thread and discussion

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January 12

Lock & Learn - Live Stream today

Hello Hunters,

It’s that time of the week again and today Johanna and I are joined by community member Fletchette, to go duck hunting. Join us at 4PM CET on



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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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