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 (117) - 46% of the 117 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (26,831) - 42% of the 26,831 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 3, 2014

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April 17

Status Update - 17th April 2019

Hello Hunters,

Today, I almost… ALMOST, did not need a jacket when I walked out of the house. So Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner, but more about that soon!

The Hunting video this week is stunning, I would love to get to Alaska one day! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here

Easter Event 2019



Today the annual Easter Event starts, it is packed full of Competitions and a nice themed Mission Pack! For More details, head over to our forum to have a read, or click on the banner in the launcher!

Sambar Missions



Sambar Deer now have a great mission pack, that you can work your way through, good luck!

10 Year Limited Edition T-Shirts



Just one week to go before the competition ends, not many entries yet, so I would say the T-shirts are still up for the taking. If you fancy getting your hands on one of these t-shirts, there is still time, head to our forums to read how! The other chance you have to win a t-shirt this week is be in our stream tomorrow, 4pm CEST!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, 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!

This Week's Winners



The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Black Bear, It was shot by ‘Nockedup’ and it scored 23.858, congratulations that’s a monster! Hopefully he looks as happy in your lodge!



The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘W1nchester’ for this W-I-D-E Piebald Blacktail, it has a nice score of 193.7, congratulations!

Free Rotation



This week Polar Bear and Banteng are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

TK
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April 10

Status Update - 10th of April 2019

Hello Hunters,

This weeks Status Update is a shorter one, but we have some new missions and a nice new version of the Pulsar bow!

For this week's Hunting video, I managed to find some footage of some Red deer in New Zealand. Now these ones are farmed, but impressive nonetheless! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

New “Pulsar” - Blazing Orange



Today we release the new Pulsar version ‘Blazing Orange’, a very nice looking bow! Check it out in store now!

10 Year Limited Edition T-Shirts


Last week we gave away two t-shirts in the weekly stream, and next week's stream there will be another one up for grabs. But if you do not have a chance to watch the streams live, we have a competition on in our forums at the moment, for more information, head over and check it out yourself!

Dall Sheep Missions



There is now a new Mission Pack out for Dall Sheep! Make sure you check them out in the Missions Tab in the launcher.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, 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!

This Week's Winners



The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this NICE Red Fox, It was shot by ‘VipoPL’ and it scored 31.206, congratulations that’s a monster!



The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Villkatta’ for this Albino Lynx, it has a nice score of 8.714, congratulations!

Free Rotation

This week Magpie Geese and Canada Geese are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

TK
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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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