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  • Summary: Building on the rich history and success of the hunting genre, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures is the first story-based hunting adventure. Players can hunt and explore using inter-connected maps and trek through six massive regions with varying environments and terrains. As players progress through the game, they can hunt more than 36 big game animals including traditional favorites like elk and moose, as well as rare breeds of animals such as bison, stone sheep and musk ox. Highly detailed and improved instructions on game play as well as guides explaining how to hunt specific animals are just some of the new features added to Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures. If players are in need of improving their game they now have the chance to sharpen their skills by practicing with clay and skeet shooting. After mastering the hunt or if they want to determine how their skills are improving, players can track their progress with high-scores tracking. The game features three levels of difficulty and two game play modes, "Quick Hunt" and "Career Hunt." "Quick Hunt" allows players to hunt without having to worry about time, health or the wilderness survival elements of the game. To experience the complete hunting adventure, "Career Hunt" will allow the player to take full advantage of the game. [Activision Value] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. The gameplay is very basic – anyone who wants to learn how to play it will learn how to play it whether they've played a lot of games before or not. Expect the average non-gamer to get at least a few months out of this one.
  2. The problem is, right out of the gate, the career mode makes things way more boring than it needs to be. [March 2005, p.95]
  3. Graphically it's not up to the standards we've seen that the PS2 is capable of.
  4. Shouldn't be fun, but it is. Playing for too long might turn you into a blood-thirsty hunting cretin though, so probably best avoided. [Jan 2006, p.106]
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  1. CammzyK.
    Jan 2, 2006
    I think this game is the best game i have ever played because it is shooting and i love going to the shooting club with my dad its the best game on ps2 and xbox. Expand
  2. TimH.
    Jan 7, 2005
    Cool game.
  3. LouisF.
    Jun 16, 2005
    Best game i ever played.
  4. Ashlee
    Aug 7, 2005
    The best hunting game I've ever played. The graphics are good and realistic, and so are the animals and sounds. I also like how it has trap, skeet, and clay shooting tournaments to. The only thing is all the hunting lodges are the exact same inside. Expand
  5. May 4, 2012
    Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures was my favorite video game in the world after play the career over and over for the Nintendo GameCube! I just had to buy it for the PlayStation 2! Ouch. This game got slightly downsized in my mind. The control scheme are the sole and only thing that did not let it reach its potential. Play it for the GameCube and you will see exactly what I mean. The graphics are worse, but that does not give the PlayStation 2 any right to mess up my favorite game's controls! I am no Nintendo fanboy and I wish it did not have to be this way, but there is no undoing what they did. Expand
  6. ShannonC.
    Aug 21, 2006
    All the exitement & fun of stalking game with all the home comforts.
  7. MarkH.
    Nov 22, 2004
    Fun Game for the price. It does get a little boring, but I tend to be more of a first person shooter kind of player... also really into the Grand Theft Auto Series... Anyway, the biggest problem I have with this game is the graphics quality and the lack of contrast between the animals and the scenery at distance. This makes it very difficult to zero in on a deer using your scope at distances greater than 70 yards. I have a huge, high quality TV, so I know that isn't the problem. In real life, a 300+ yard shot is not out of the question, in this game you'll have a very hard time seeing the beast at that range which is unfortunate since most of the rifles you can use will easily be accurate at those ranges. I'd still give it a 7 because it is unique and a great way to have some hunting related fun during the off season. Expand

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