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: Mostly Negative (13,587 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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June 10

Game Update 10th June 2015

Features

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Dog collars

Bug fixes

  • Pathfinding fixes along the coast of Rougarou Bayou
  • Pathfinding fixes in Settler Creeks
  • Red Fox organs displayed correctly on the harvest screen

Changes

  • Spook radius of .22 Semi-Auto “Plinkington” Rifle is decreased
  • Spook radius of .22 “Grasshopper” Pistol is decreased
  • Store – Most recently added items are now shown at the top of each category
  • Store – Bundles are now shown as the top category in the store
  • Updated localization

In progress

  • Further tweaking and polishing dogs

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June 5

Status Update 5th June 2015



Hey hunters,

First and foremost, a short update on the Labradors. They feel good and healthy and are starting to look and, most importantly, behave as we want them to. We’re adding some final touches and tweaks with the intention of releasing them next week!

If you want to see the Labrador retrievers in action, make sure you pop by our pre-release livestream tonight at 19:00 CEST, on this Twitch channel. Our popular and much-loved YouTubers Pratze and ronMctube will be joined by our game designer Pär, who will be able to answer your questions. We hope you’ll be able to make it.

While you’re waiting for dogs, we thought we would revisit a rather old chestnut.

One of the most debated topics in our community is the “realism” aspect of theHunter – whether we should focus on being as realistic as possible, or whether realism should take a back seat so the gameplay can remain fun. Followers of both sides are rather vocal and have been known to fight tirelessly about it. So, we think the only reasonable way to publicly settle this once and for all is to stage a debate. We asked two community members, representing both camps, to be debate the subject and they gladly accepted. The debatable motion will be “theHunter should be developed with the main focus on realism, with fun as a by-product”. Knut will represent the assenting side, speaking on behalf of realism, with TundraPuppy representing fun gameplay. You can follow the debate in this forum thread, which will last for 2 weeks. Everyone is welcome, and in face encouraged, to pitch in! At the end the winner of the debate will be determined by public voting.

That’s it from us for today, until next week – happy hunting!

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Reviews

“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 22 different species including Black Bear, Brown 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.
  • Explore 9 different huge environments with state-of-the-art graphics, complete with day cycle and weather effects.
  • 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

Two huntable species (Mule Deer, Cottontail Rabbit, European Rabbit), a weapon (.243 Bolt-Action Rifle) 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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows ® 8/7/Vista/XP
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
811 of 914 people (89%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Day 1: Left my cabin with high hopes that I could find a deer today. Nothing.

Day 2: Left my cabin again. Found a rabbit. Took a shot, missed and it went off running.

Day 3: Found another rabbit. Hit it this time, BUT SOME ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ POPUP SAYING I NEED A ♥♥♥♥ING LICENSE TO KILL A DAMN RABBIT APPEARS AND THAT COSTS LIKE 15.00 AND THEN I HAVE TO BUY THE ♥♥♥♥ING .22 SO I CAN SHOOT THE ♥♥♥♥ER AND THATS ANOTHER 15.00. 30.00 ♥♥♥♥ING BUCKS TO KILL A RABBIT WHEN I CAN TAKE MY .22 IN REAL LIFE, GO OUTSIDE, AND SHOOT A ♥♥♥♥ING RABBIT. I'M THINKING ABOUT SHOOTING THIS CORPORATION IN THE FACE. ♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME.
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1,051 of 1,217 people (86%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
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0/10
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791 of 927 people (85%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Do you have to pay to uninstall the game?
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475 of 558 people (85%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
"The most realistic online hunting game ever produced."

because having to pay 50 dollars to click on like 6 animals is what happens in real life also
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1,220 of 1,544 people (79%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Unistall works 10/10
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