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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (251) - 46% of the 251 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (25,435) - 42% of the 25,435 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 3, 2014

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March 15

Status Update - 15th March 2018

Hello Hunters,

Well I am back and firing on seven of my eight cylinders… yeah, I think if I was personified into an engine, I would be a dirty old V8, I’m talking something like the 440 Super Commando V8 from the Plymouth ‘Cuda. One of my favorite all time cars! But then I wake up and realise I am a little 4 cylinder, stuck in a traffic jam! Anyway, back to Classic!

Top ‘O The Mornin To Ya!

Today kicks off St. Paddy’s day celebrations with our own event. Like the recent events, it is packed full of daily sales, competitions and of course… POTS ‘O GOLD!!! These collectables will be needed to complete the themed mission pack. Both the mission pack and competitions have some very nice trophies to work towards. So keep an eye out for the leprechaun*, rainbows and pots of gold and I hope the luck of the Irish is with you!

*I may have meant bigfoot.. Wait, what bigfoot?

And the Mission trophy.

Tropical Podge Competition

This competition has only been live for one week and we already have an incredible amount of entries in. It’s pretty clear to see that everyone wants their permanent mark on the wall and who wouldn’t? The competition is open for one more week and closes at 10am CET, Tuesday the 22nd of March. So get those entries in, because any of them have the potential to make it on the wall of the lodge. For more information and how to enter click here:

Tropical Forest Dog and Hunter Backpacks

This week we have released our new Tropical Backpacks for both you and your furry friend. Both sport the latest in 3D camouflage technology, ensuring that you now both blend into Piccabeen Bay.

Sneak Peek

Come join Graham and myself today as we try out a new item in game and also go and hunt some animals on TGT! 4pm CET today!

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been setup for all information to be put.
We need:
  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)
All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

What’s on the Lathe?

Content Creator Competition

Who is your favorite YouTuber?? Sadly we can’t get all of them in one spot at the same time, this time. But we have managed to get some to compete live on stream next week in a friendly ‘Hunt off’, this time the new spectator camera will be ready to go and it should make for some spectacular viewing! So far confirmed we have Flinter, ronMctube, and Jaxy Beard. The contestants will get to pick their starting spot and they will be after biggest Pig first and then highest scoring Roe deer. Should be fun!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!
So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Red Deer which was shot by piomarvado. It has a very nice score of 272.256 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to stancomputerhunter for this Albino Whitetail Deer! It scored 103.580, but it is not the score that was important for this choice. There’s an in-forum joke that has been running for ages with this hunter and his love for all things pure white, congrats Stan!

Free Rotation

This week's free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Red Deer and Wild Boar. Hirschfelden is going to be a busy map this week!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!
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March 8

Status Update - 8th March 2018

Hello Hunters,

Welcome to another weekly Status Update. I have been bed bound and sick all week, I am still at home as I write this. The winter loogy had to get me at some stage though, even if it is in Spring.

Tropical Trophy Lodge

As I mentioned last week, we have just released the new ‘Tropical Trophy Lodge’. Aesthetically Inspired by Piccabeen Bay, this new lodge boasts two ‘Full Body Mounts’ and a brand new wall mounted ‘Bird Plaque’ for all Duck and Ptarmigan species. We have also been listening to the bow hunters out there and the ‘Gun Rack’ now has its own slot for any bow you have. These features are only exclusively found in this lodge, so get your hot little hands on one now!

Tropical Trophy Lodge Photo Competition

That is a mouthful right? So I think we can just call it the ‘Tropical Podge Competition’ for short. What is that crazy Kiwi talking about you ask?
Well some of you might have noticed that there are some photos on the wall that look a little familiar? One of our brilliant artists came up with the idea to run a competition where the winners can have their own Trophy Shot or Scenic shot put into the frames on the walls. Three frames currently have a random image in them, that will eventually be replaced by the lucky winners photos. That’s right, this is your chance to get something permanently embedded into the game!
For more information and how to enter click here

Tropical Forest Ground Blind

Piccabeen Bay offers some of the most challenging hunting in the game. Many of the species have sharp eyesight, so any advantage you can find is sure to come in handy! Having a few of these speckled over the map, especially in those forest clearings could be just the ticket! The new Tropical Forest Ground Blind is part of the Sneaky 3D family and is sure to offer the best in camouflage. Buy now

Official Discord Server

Only a week in and we already have over 1000 members in the server. Hunters have been giving us good feedback, one ronMctube told me that he just poked his nose in for a quick look around and then ended up staying till 4am! So we are pleased that it is being used to connect people. Had I not been sick this week, I was going to look at adding a text channel, so people can ask who is around and would like a hunt. We also had requests for language specific channels, we have added 14 different language channels, please let me know if you think any are missing. So if you are looking for other hunters to play with, or maybe your hunting team needs some voice communication, this is the server for you! To join click this Link

Womanly Woman Event

Today in celebration of International Women's Day, we kick off our Womanly Woman Event. It consists of daily sales , a limited time bundle , the .357 ‘First Lady’ comes out of Doc’s shed and of course, daily competitions! Each competition gives everyone a chance to win em$ and some very nice trophies. I have seen the competitions and let me just say, if you like a challenge, these are for you! Here is a look at the nice trophies you can win, good luck everyone!

WRR and PB Issues

Investigation still continues for WRR, keep that information coming.
We are one step closer to fixing the PB scoring issues, this week we patched a fix for the Banteng and Water Buffalo. Fixes for the Sambar and Rusa are next in line,and then as promised, we will be starting a new season.
What’s on the Lathe?

New Ammo!

We are in the process of creating two new ammunition rounds, one as we have previously stated is for the new ‘Inline Muzzleloading Pistol’ and the other is for the .17 HMR. More information will be available as they get closer to being ready.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. If you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one . We currently don’t have a competition for Non-typicals, but they go into this thread

This Weeks Winners

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Wild Boar which was shot by DYEUZ. It has a very nice score of 1259.242 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Lateralus for this Albino Brown Bear! It scored a very nice 24.37, congrats!

Free Rotation

This week's free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against all the Duck Species. So load up your favorite Shotgun and go and test those shooting skills.

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!
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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 created is available now, for free! Experience the thrill of the hunt in vast, open-world environments ranging from the desolate Australian outback and overgrown swamps of Louisiana to the dramatic landscape of the Austrian Alps. As a hunter, you will use everything from crossbows to handguns and state of the art bolt action rifles to track, spot and harvest your prey. Realistic animal behaviors and persistent online features provide a living, open world where you can explore at your own pace or compete with other players for bragging rights.

Key Features

  • theHunter Classic was first released in 2009, and is still continuously updated with new weapons, species, environments, equipment and features. There’s a treasure trove of content for hunters to discover here, and more is still coming!
  • Hunt 44 lifelike species, all recreated in painstaking detail from looks to behaviours. Species include Bobcat, 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 and Northern Pintail. Just to name a few.
  • Explore 11 vast and endlessly varied environments with detailed graphics, complete with a full day cycle and immersive weather effects - from the sub-arctic Alaska to the swamps of Louisiana.
  • Form a hunting team and experience co-op multiplayer with up to 7 friends (or complete strangers).
  • Extensive online features. Increase your skills, increase your stats and get creative with Trophy Shots. Take part in competitions and climb the leaderboards or go on challenging missions to earn achievements.
  • Join the biggest and friendliest online hunting community. We are all about helping and sharing our achievements. Show off that incredible set of antlers, proudly mounted in your private Trophy Lodge, or check out other accomplished hunters’ hauls for inspiration. Having trouble tracking and harvesting that big one? Ask the community, many of whom are real-life hunters, and get a helping hand.

Progressing and Acquiring Items in the Game

In theHunter Classic, a generous amount of content is available for free. Right at the outset, 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 great equipment loadout is available at no cost. Additional items such as weapons, species, licenses and ammunition can be acquired with gm$, in-game currency that can be earned through playing the game, or em$, in-game currency that can be purchased for real-life money or earned through winning in-game competitions.

By hunting certain species and using certain items in the game, you are able to hone your skills and improve as a hunter. As these skills increase, more abilities unlock. With time and practice, you will be able to tell weight and gender from a simple animal track, and develop steadier aim for a range of weapons.

Achievements can be earned through diverse in-game activities. Each achievement adds to your HunterScore, which can be used to track and compare your progress with other hunters. Increasing your HunterScore also unlocks upgrade items such as pouches and holsters for your rifles.

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: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • OS: Windows ® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU or HigherIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz or Higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX760 or Higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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