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 (327) - 46% of the 327 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (23,923) - 41% of the 23,923 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 3, 2014

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September 22

Status Update

Hello Hunters!

Well, the bobcat fever is still going strong, our social media channels have been flooded with trophy shots of proud hunters with their kills! So, we’ll begin with a little round-up of our bobcat launch and then dig into the rest of the week’s goings-on.

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Well, what’s to say to begin with but “wow!”, the whole team has been so happy to see the results of their hard work so happily received. The excitement within the community has been palpable, and for that we thank you!

We’ve had excellent and informative videos from some of the usual suspects such as HooCairs and RonMctube, thread after thread of bobcat discussion on our forum, and lots of extremely creative trophy shots:



Credits to xOEDragonx for this beauty!

We don’t think we we’ll see the last of this furry critter, it seems to have become a real community favourite! Oh, did I mention, we hunted a particularly rare bobcat on launch day? The team quite liked this one!



Do you have thoughts or feedback regarding the bobcat and/or e-caller? Join in the discussion here.

Antler Sheds Are Here!

So, after adding a new animal to our reserves, why not some more collectibles? Many of you will know that it is common for deer to shed antlers every year, I in fact remember hunting for them as a kid back in England. 😉 Well, now you can try and spot them in theHunter too!

This has been a hotly requested feature for a long time, and we are very please to be able to get this feature out in the wild! Any reserve deer can be found, you can count on there being antler sheds. You can find single sheds, or even doubles, and each find is scored via our TruRacks system and logged in a leader-board for posterity. Eventually we even plan to add a full scoresheet!

Snap a Stylish Shed (No, Not the Wooden Kind!)



With a new feature for you to play with, it only made sense we should spice things up with some friendly competitiveness!

Over at our forum you can see the details of a new screenshot competition we’ve just started. You have the chance to get your hands on some em$ by showing off your creative side with some antler shed shots. We can’t wait to see your entries!

Wolves/Coyotes and Scoring

We just wanted to correct our previous communications about wolf/coyote scoring after the size adjustments. Scoring scales will in fact remain the same despite the size changes.

A Special Shout-Out to Xeygwyn!



During one of our streams a fan was talking about a snazzy app they’d made to help keep track of ethical ammunition for different species, it sounded pretty awesome so I suggested they share it with the community. Well, it’s now available for you to use!

We are really impressed with the dedication our fans have, and the general awesome community atmosphere that comes with it. Big thank you to Xeygwyn!

See you all for more news next week!
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September 22

Game Update 22nd September 2017

Features:
  • Antler shed collectables on all reserves featuring species (including Moose and Elk)
  • Leaderboards for antler shed collectables
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed sound syncing in multiplayer sessions for electronic callers
  • Sunglasses used together with a weapon scope (when texture quality setting is set to low) now works as it should
  • Wolf spotting info should now display an accurate score preview.
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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 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

    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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