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 (545 reviews) - 46% of the 545 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (23,433 reviews) - 41% of the 23,433 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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July 19

Game Update 19th July 2017


  • Hunting backpacks – new clothing item and new inventory slot. Backpacks don’t have any gameplay functionality, apart from camo for some of them (you can find more details in the store descriptions). Buying a character backpack does not increase your backpack capacity or carry weight. Increased capacity can be purchased under the “Upgrades” category. If you have bought the Increased capacity item (previously known as “Backpack”), you will get a Basic green backpack for free. Please note that we are currently experiencing issues with Basic green backpacks (they are not visible in the inventory), we are working on fixing it as soon as possible.
  • Trophy shot poses now should work in Multiplayer also for players who have not harvested the animal
  • F2 camera now works within 360 degrees radius (so you can see the back of your characters, including new backpacks)
  • New launcher v808. Please note that there might be some hiccups when upgrading to a new launcher, but after it’s done, patching should go well. If you experience errors with updating the launcher: re-open the launcher and it should update fine after the first error. In the worst case scenario (should not be needed, but just in case), just install the new installer directly from the website
Bug fixes
  • Fix for the slow loading inventory, maps and trophy lodge UI (to fix this, we developed and implemented a new system for loading images for Inventory and Maps locally, rather than from the web as it was before)
  • Fix for the missing clock and too bright plants textures in the classy trophy lodge
  • Fix for the ammo color bug for the 12GA Pump action shotgun
  • Increase of the max travel range for 16GA birdshot
  • Tweaks to contextual help prompts with “buy” buttons to make them less intrusive
  • Fix for the reloading of the 12GA Pump action shotguns – they don’t show an empty shell flying out when reload is done anymore
  • Fix for the waterfowl flying through the trophy lodge
  • Fix for the F2 command for self look inside the trophy lodge

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July 14

Status Update 14th July 2017

Howdy hunters,

Good to see you in our woods! It’s been two weeks since our last status update, hope you haven’t missed us too much, with the new, apparently hugely popular Rustic trophy lodge out and all that. But you know, it’s July outside, and Sweden being Sweden, the action in town is slowly dying out due to the vacation season. We at theHunter are also pretty much decimated by the it, so you will see fewer and less regular updates in the next month, but we’ll be doing our best keeping you in the loop with the most important things going on in your favourite studio and your favourite game 😉

So, next week we are planning a small game patch with a fix for the longstanding issue of the slow loading inventory and GUI. We are also looking to collect information about other annoying bugs that are making your game experience less enjoyable. Please let us know your top three in this thread and don’t forget the link to the bug report thread on the bug report forums.

This Monday we had scheduled maintenance lasting for a couple of hours during which we moved to a new database all the crazy amount of your kills, achievements and poop found, among other less exciting things. Glad to see you survived that withdrawal. The move went smoothly, with a couple of minor errors that Luna fixed right away. For us this move is a significant infrastructure change, making our backend work more efficient, but you probably won’t notice any changes, except for how the leaderboards are being ordered. Now, if two animals have the same score, the oldest (earliest) kill will take a higher position.

There are a couple of hours left to submit your entry in our game design competition. We have already received a bunch of nice ones, but the door to the fame and glory path (not to mention Contributor title and em$) is still open and our ptarmigans in particular could use some of your love. One of the winning designs of our last challenge (Grizzly missions by drakle) have just been added to the game. We hope you enjoy them!

Finally, to give you something nice to contemplate over the weekend, here are some things we’re working on. Luna has started on the function to fill your barrels and feeders from the launcher to make your life a bit easier, and she is making a great progress so far. Roberto is baking a completely new type of collectables to add an extra level of immersion to game – a little bird told me they’ll even have their own leaderboard – whoa! Patrick is busy crafting insane and wonderful missions and competitions for our regular Summer Fiesta event that is going to start pretty, pretty soon. Linus is taking a stab at a new species. And David is working on a new frontend / backend feature that sometimes makes him cry but will probably be very welcomed by all of you. All in all, we are keeping ourselves busy, and lots of exciting stuff is coming. Thank you for playing and supporting theHunter Classic!

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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