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:
Mixed (551 reviews) - 45% of the 551 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (21,951 reviews) - 41% of the 21,951 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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February 23

Status Update 23rd February 2017

Hello hunters,

It’s Thursday in theHunter-verse and it’s time for our weekly update.

Trophy Shots 2.0
Yesterday we released a game patch with changes, fixes and a new feature. We call it Trophy Shots 2.0. For one, we added five versatile camera filters as well as animal freezing functionality to make it easier for you to position your trophies. Secondly, we also introduced a bunch of character stances which will let you further enhance your trophy shots by striking cool poses and showing off your weapons. Character poses are a premium feature and are available for purchase separately or in a bundle. Our animators Morris and Moe and programmers Patrik, Robin and Roberto have done a terrific job on this feature and we are thrilled to see that you are enjoying it.

Here are some of the trophy shots taken while testing the new feature on beta:

You can see more of the “new generation” trophy shots in this thread where we are running a competition in which you can win the whole pack of premium character poses, or, if you already have them, some ever-useful em$.

Manly Man Event

Today is the 23rd of February and as you might know (or remember from the event we ran a couple of years ago), there is a tradition in Russia and Russian speaking countries to celebrate all men on this day. Since a lot of theHunter Classic fans come from those countries, we are once again tapping into this tradition. To pay tribute to this day in a “manly” manner and with style, we’ve prepared a special Manly Man competition for you. Fierce bears, no safety of platforms, shortest range counts, all that sort of fun! You can also find a Manly Man bundle in the store. Our special February 23rd edition Ushanka with a bear paw emblem is also making comeback! It will be available in the store until the end of the week, grab it while you can. And a shameless plug; it’s my most favourite headwear in theHunter, here is me rocking it during the last year’s Movember


HunterScore Overhaul
In an attempt to improve the existing systems, we took a stab at our existing HunterScore and tried to make a couple of tweaks here and there to make it a bit more interesting and rewarding. Our backend programmer Luna has been working on it for a couple of months now and we are moving into the testing phase as we speak. There will be some new things for you there, including the long-awaited Steam achievements. Here is the sneak peek a.k.a. first iteration of some of the new features that will come with this update. Please bear in mind that this is just a work-in-progress and the design might change, but we will follow up with more details soon!

Lock&Learn is back

After the short hiatus Lock&Learn is back. Tune in at 16:00 CET today to watch Johanna and Stefan taking it to Redfeather Falls to try out their luck in the Manly man competition against Black bears.

That’s it from us for today, see you in the forums!

Happy hunting!

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February 22

Game Update 22nd February 2017


New feature – Trophy Shot 2.0


  • Five camera filters – free added functionality for trophy shot mode
  • 10 premium character poses – available for purchase separately on in a bundle
  • “Freezing” animals in the trophy shot mode – prevents an animal ragdoll from falling down after releasing the mouse button
Check out this tutorial video by HooCairs to see all the new features of Trophy Shot 2.0

  • Tweaks for .357 Revolvers – Slightly increased penetration
  • Improved sound mix for Geese, Crows and Scent hounds
  • Scent Hound sound is slightly reduced
  • Improved cheat detection functionality
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix for the Mule Deer and Sitka Deer injured laying ear animation bug
  • Fix for the jerky lateral movement when using a Tripod shooting rest
  • Minor tripod shooting rest fixes
  • Fix for a crash related hitting an animal with an arrow or harvesting an animal hit by an arrow
  • Removed the Inventory pop-up for Dog backpack triggered when the dog is within 1 meter radius
In progress:
  • Looking into long map loading times experienced by some players

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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 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

    • 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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