Apr 1, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. While graphics have not been updated and this is a very clear console port this game was not bad, In fact this is one of the best Cabela games in the recent history of the franchise. This game features a more open atmosphere during the regular hunts and a open hunt mode which is a real nice change. If you enjoyed older Cabela games or want to test out a hunting game this would be the one to do it with.… Expand
Jun 24, 2014As someone who has never really played many hunting games, outside of the old PC series Carnivore (a dinosaur hunting game) I must say I am pleasantly surprised by how accessible and fun this game is.
The only things that prevent me from giving this game a much higher score is the very minimal trophy system, which only keeps your highest point animal per species. It also does not contain any info about shot distance or things like that. If you had control over which trophies to keep, and could keep multiple trophies, and if trophies had much more detail to them with regards to the shot or shots you took, I would give the game two more points.
Additionally, the internal damage modeling is extremely basic, and if it were more detailed (with more organs and perhaps some major blood vessels) I would have given an additional point as well.
I suppose it is worth mentioning that the method of spawning animals that the game uses is far from completely random, which means it is very possible to abuse the system by replaying the same hunt over and over again once you have memorized where certain animals will be. (I have killed the same black bear over a dozen times by restarting an open hunt repeatedly.)
Overall it is a decent enough game. Is it worth the full $30? That depends on how much you like hunting games. I got it for $15 during a Steam sale and I feel like that was a more fair price.… Expand
May 5, 2014Probably one of the best and most realistic hunting games out there to date. The game has great graphics, great game-play, a great selection of guns, bullets and other equipment. The bullet ballistics and bullet drop is realistic and it is an overall very fun and enjoyable game. If you like hunting games buy this if you don’t like hunting games buy this. For sure worth a buy at full price. 8.7/10… Expand
Apr 19, 2014Cabela has gone down hill over the years, but with it's latest installment of Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts, it has taken a step in the right direction. The graphics haven't changed much, voice acting is terrible, but there are some pros that outweigh the cons. The gameplay is quite enjoyable, with a lot of unlockable gear such as weapons, scopes, ammo, and animal calls. The maps are quite big for a Cabela game, but still lack compared to other hunting games such as The Hunter. There is some replayability with the addition of challenges. All in all, you will get some enjoyment out of this game. It's worth picking up, or even renting if you are on the console.… Expand