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 (353) - 41% of the 353 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (25,266) - 42% of the 25,266 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 3, 2014

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February 15

Status Update - 15th February 2018

Hello Hunters,

This week has been so busy and the days have passed by so fast, I had to look twice when I saw it was Thursday today. Well worth it with all the great stuff we have coming up though! As per usual we have a lot to share with you today, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the forums, there is a link to the discussion at the bottom of this Status Update.

Love is in the Air!



This week we kicked off our annual ‘Valentine’s Event’ and you guys and girls have not wasted any time in getting involved in daily competitions and events. The leaderboard is very closely contested and it’s still anyone’s for the taking! There are some sweet prizes up for grabs as well as a ‘Deployable Hunting Tower’ which you can get for just completing the mission pack. More details and information can be found here. http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=86106

New Item Release

Next week there will be a new item going live in the store, I am trying to think of some sort of hint for you to guess. However the only ones I can think of are nothing but smoke and mirrors!



But if you tune into today’s Classic stream at 4pm CET, we will be using the new item and I think once all the smoke clears, you are going to love it! Tune in HERE www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds today 4pm CET.

What’s on the Lathe?



New Live Competition: Pistols at Noon!

As I mentioned last week we are launching our very first Live contest that will be held on Twitch. I have some more great news to share with you all, the team have been hard at work and have developed an in-game camera that I can use to film the competition. For obvious reasons it is only available to Staff accounts, it makes me invisible to the players and animals will not spook. This should make for some very exciting footage and Graham and I will be doing our best impression of some ESPN commentators.
The winners are drawn next week on Tuesday at Noon, so you still have lots of time to get yourself entered. For more details and how to enter the competition, please head here http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=85759&p=916100#p916100

Albino Ambition

Today signals the end of the competition. It has run for the last 4 weeks and there have been lots of amazing albinos shot. Thanks to everyone who entered, we might even run a similar event in the future. To have a look at the competition and how it ended up click HERE http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=85669

The final week’s winner is Paqer for this very nice Moose with a score of 154.348, congratulations!



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 http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=20754 and trophy animals into this one http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=30379 . We currently don’t have a competition for Non-typicals, but they go into this thread http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=62677

This Weeks Winners



The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this very nice Bighorn Sheep which was shot by LeafyIsAwesom. This to many would be classed as a super rare, as lots of veteran players have never even laid their eyes on one. Congratulations!



And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to Serab86 for this very nice Sitka deer. It has an impressive score of 109.882. Great stuff!

Free Rotation



This week's free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Snowshoe Hares and Rocky Mountain Elk. Polar opposites… Get it?

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

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February 8

Status Update - 8th February 2018

Hello Hunters,

How are we all this week? Good, I hope!
We have another full Status Update this week, so grab a cuppa, put your feet up and have a read!

What is that Smell?



So as promised, yesterday we released new scent sprays for both Sambar and Rusa deer. These will now help hunters to secure these two illusive species, Sambar more so than ever! We look forward to seeing everyones results. Today’s stream will be focused on these sprays, come watch today at 4pm CET to see how they work. www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

So many Goats, so many competitions!



So as some of you will have seen, we announced a winner for the Feral Goat competitions last week, who was not originally announced as a winner.

We have to put our hand up here and say sorry, a mistake on our end. Basically Treedweller had the most complete, well-rounded set of challenges as a standalone entry, but the other winners had some of the most interesting individual challenges. The decision was taken to incorporate more people from the community and split it amongst multiple people rather than award a prize to a single person - but we were really impressed with all six entries. Then when it came to preparing the competitions for players, due to a miscommunication, Treedweller’s complete competition set was created. But we have actually come up with a solution that will see everyone with a big grin on their faces, including the wider community.

Today we have included the other 5 winners competitions as well, yes that’s right! This means that there will now be a total of 12 unique competitions. This means there is now more chance for you guys to get some of those sweet em$ and string some interesting Goat hunts together!

Patrick has been hard at work getting the other winning entries implemented and today they go into the competition rotation as well.

Get lemons -> Make lemonade.

Congratulations to Madrugo, TheSheWolf, Pittie, TR_GorkemCanakcili, KingOmar and Treedweller.


What’s on the Lathe?



New Live Competition: Pistols at Noon!

We are super excited to announce our first ever ‘Live’ competition. This is a trial run event and all going well, hopefully we can make them more regular.
The details:
  • Players must enter the draw for a chance to compete.
  • Only four Hunters will be selected.
  • The event will be broadcast Live on Twitch, 4pm CET Thursday the 22nd of February.
  • The contestants must be available on the 22nd from 3:30pm CET to do checks, until 6pm CET.
  • If someone fails to show we will select a Hunter from the Twitch chat.
  • The competition will be Pistol based and will be split into two separate events, each event being an hour long.
  • Competitors must own either a .22 grasshopper or .357 Revolver and either a .44 Magnum or 10mm Pistol.
  • Competitors are encouraged to have/use discord, but this is not essential.
  • We can not be held accountable for other peoples connections and you enter knowing that having a bad connection might hamper your chances of doing well in the competitions.
  • Prizes for first and second will be an unreleased Item, third and fourth will not walk away empty handed.
  • Prizes will be confirmed next Wednesday the 14th.
  • Winners will be selected on Tuesday the 20th at Noon CET.
  • One entry per Hunter
If you have any questions and/or would like to enter the competition, please head here http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=85759&p=916100#p916100

Roses are red, Rusa’s go poop, I am bad at poems... Sorry.

So as most people probably know it’s Valentine's day next week, if you didn’t and had forgotten, you can thank me later ;) . The whole week is going to be full of missions, competitions, sales and more. It all kicks off this coming Monday morning and hopefully it hits you all, right in the feels.

Albino Ambition

Today we enter the last week of this competition, it feels like the new skins have been out a lot longer! So if you shoot either an Albino Moose or Whitetail this week, be sure to enter them as it’s your last chance to win! http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=85669
This week’s winner is Riccardo_84 for this very nice Moose with a score of 151.361, congratulations!



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 http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=20754 and trophy animals into this one http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=30379 . We currently don’t have a competition for Non-typicals, but they go into this thread http://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=62677

This Weeks Winners



The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this very nice Albino Moose which was shot by TheNightOwl. With such a nice trophy shot, it was hard to pass by. Congratulations!



And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to Lateralus for this very nice Sambar deer. It has an impressive score of 341.653. Great stuff!

Free Rotation



This week's free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Sambar and Rusa deer. The new scent sprays will come in handy for sure!
Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!
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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 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

    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: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • 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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