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:
Recent:
Mixed (327 reviews) - 45% of the 327 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (22,525 reviews) - 41% of the 22,525 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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April 28

theHunter Lock & Learn live stream SPECIAL EDITION



Hello Hunters!

Another week, another episode of Lock & Learn, this time together with our Lead Programmer Roberto. We're up against some serious competition today as we'll take on our theHunter Dev team to become Dall Sheep Champions!

Help us to win this thing at 4PM CEST on https://www.twitch.tv/expansiveworlds

See you soon

Johanna & Stefan

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April 28

Status Update 28h April 2017

Howdy hunters

Time for another status update from us and boy, have we got some sweet news for you today!

Dall Sheep

For one, we released a new species this week – the Dall Sheep! It’s our 39th species, can you believe that? The release went well and many of you reported the smoothest patching in a long run. That’s really heartwarming for us to hear, as we know this has lately been a pain for our players who use the launcher. Although it’s a good progress, we don’t stop and continue investigating the murky waters of our launcher patching code and we hope to fix it once and for good, for all of you.



Coming back to our sheep, from the feedback we’ve gathered so far you have been enjoying our new snowy residents. I for one think they have brought lots of fun to the around-mountainous areas of Whiterime Ridge, with their lovely furs and rather entertaining calls. If you haven’t seen one yet, check out this video HooCairs made on our beta server, showing off their dazzling beauty:

Watch now

With the amazing animal variety we have in theHunter now, we would like to know where your preferences lie – tell us what your all-time favourite animal is and why? Share it away in this forum thread – looking forward to your replies!

Doc’s Desk Mystery



If you’ve been following our communication closely, you must remember that we’ve mentioned some big feature our team have been working on for months now. I know you are all super curious and we can’t wait to tell you more. But our beloved Doc, being a grumpy fellow he is, is not very keen on revealing anything to anyone before “the time is right”. To all our pleas he would only go like: “Make them wait”, or, ”Good things come to those who wait, Doc says”. And a whole lot of other clichés only he himself finds amusing. But after quite a bit persuading on our part, we came up with a compromise – today we’re launching a campaign, in which you, our community, will influence how fast we the mysterious new feature gets unveiled and, at the same time, make our Doc happier. You’ll have to do what you are best at – hunting and harvesting animals in EHR (no unpermitted hits though, otherwise this whole thing might go down in flames). If we do well, Doc will remove clutter from his incredibly messy desk, slowly revealing something hinting to the upcoming feature underneath. You can find more details and discuss all this mysterious stuff in this forum thread.

Lock&Learn with Lead programmer Roberto



Our Lock&Learn will happen today, at 16:00 CEST, and in this episode you will get a chance to follow Johanna and Stefan to Whiterime Ridge, joined by our Lead programmer Roberto. We will be running our traditional Friday Dev competition at the same time – don’t miss, we’ll see you there!

See you in the woods and 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 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

    Minimum:
    • 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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