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  • Summary: Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are aHunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are a threat—it’s every Hunter on the map. In the classic game mode, a match of Hunt pits ten players—playing solo or in teams of two—against each other as they race to take out gruesome beasts for a bounty they must collect and get off of the map, while Hunt’s quickplay mode offers a shorter match for solo players to scavenge for weapons as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 17, 2020
    100
    The learning curve is a bastard and, while the matchmaking is generally pretty good in terms of finding you opponents, you’re going to die again and again, in awful and hideous ways. It’s grim and beautiful, with no single-player mode outside of the tutorial. And if that sounds awesome – and honestly it is – then you know what to do.
  2. Aug 27, 2019
    89
    Despite the courageous setting choices and high standards, Hunt: Showdown is an exceptional shooter that occupies its own small niche in times of dwindling Battle Royale hype with innovative ideas and perfection of balanced gameplay.
  3. Sep 4, 2019
    85
    A great competitive shooter if you are willing to invest time and can accept the slow character progress.
  4. Aug 29, 2019
    80
    Hunt: Showdown is an incredibly intense and sometimes nerve-racking game that will require a lot from you. In return, it delivers an experience and a world you will have a hard time finding anywhere else.
  5. Sep 5, 2019
    80
    Hunt Shodown is an excellent title in almost all respects. The permanent death of the hunter could make some players turn up their noses, but once they get into Crytek's game schemes, they manage to live with this choice.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    The work is raw, but not ruthless to the point of being frustrating, especially for those who are used to the "winner takes all" policy.
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    60
    There's a lot that works in Hunt: Showdown, from its setting and creatures design to its strong blend of PvE and PvP action. Like the bayou, the game first appears sort of quaint, unique, and interesting to explore. But below the surface, once you get into the thick weeds of it, you end up feeling like there's plenty of places you'd wish to have traveled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 58
  2. Negative: 14 out of 58
  1. Feb 23, 2018
    10
    If you like the tactical combat of PUBG but were yearning for something with more soul and better graphics - this is your game.

    The
    If you like the tactical combat of PUBG but were yearning for something with more soul and better graphics - this is your game.

    The environments and graphics are phenomenal. The level is the best looking and most immersive I have played in any multiplayer video game.

    Progression system is interesting, rewarding skilled players. The weapons are all useful and interesting, with nothing trashy. It would be nice if you could pickup items from dead players though.

    There have been some small technical issues, one 'freeze' of the game requiring sign out of windows, and FPS is about 45 with my 1070. Given the slower pace of combat, this is not really a problem, and a fair tradeoff given how beautiful the environments are. Given the bargain price of $30 during Early Access, I'm willing to accept some roughness.

    Highly recommended.
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  2. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    Hunt showdown is not your typical Shooter/Battle royale, since it takes a completely different approach to Pubg/Apex etc.
    In the main mode
    Hunt showdown is not your typical Shooter/Battle royale, since it takes a completely different approach to Pubg/Apex etc.
    In the main mode "bounty hunt", you do not pick up weapons from the map, but instead buy them beforehand for ingame-Dollars. Also, your character is not generic, but each one has a certain name, you can level him/her up and spec according to your wishes.
    But dont get too attached! Whenever your character dies to either PVE Monsters or PVP Players (and does not get revived by a teammate) he is lost forever together with all the equipment you spent your hard cash on.
    This is what makes this game so exciting. Every step could be the last one for your poor avatar.
    Although Hunt might have its edges and might not feel as smooth as Apex, for example, the emotions you feel after failure or success both are much stronger.
    Still, the best part of this game is definitely the audio. Never before have I been able to pinpoint the three-dimensional position of enemies as accurately as in this game. You not only can distinguish when your enemy steps on wood, mud or stone, but you even can determine his weaponry just by listening to the reload sound he makes behind cover. Every gun and every monster has its specific sounds that can be distinguished after only a few rounds. I wish every game would celebrate good audio as much as Hunt!
    There were some big issues with server stability and bugs after the last patch, but at least for me these issues have been resolved and now the game runs fine and the FPS is also quite ok, considering that it looks just beautiful. It runs at 65-90 fps with most settings on max on 1440p with my i5 9600k @ 4,7 Ghz + RTX2070 non-super.

    In summary, this is the best game of 2019 so far for me. It is definitely worth the 40-50€ and a must buy if you favour tactical / teambased play over fast-paced gameplay.
    I hope that the playerbase grows (afaik numbers went down after the last patch fiasko), so please buy this game!
    And to the developers: Awesome game! Please add more content in the near future to attract new players and keep the old ones! (However, ensure that your patches run fine before releasing it!)
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  3. Nov 11, 2019
    10
    HUNT: SHOWDOWN is a western-style FPS PvP game with elements of PvE. Audio is very important in this game, which is refreshing, and adds aHUNT: SHOWDOWN is a western-style FPS PvP game with elements of PvE. Audio is very important in this game, which is refreshing, and adds a creative flavor to this game that makes it stand out in a sea of monotony. Gameplay and mechanics are solid. Gameplay is often slower-paced, but speckled with moments of high intensity and adrenaline. Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2018
    10
    The most intense multiplayer fps experience I've ever had. Beautiful graphics, great mechanics.
  5. Sep 2, 2019
    9
    This game is so atmospheric, and the gunfights just feel so real and solid... fighting against other players is incredibly exciting
  6. Mar 3, 2018
    5
    Мертвее всех мертвЫх (HUNT: SHOWDOWN)

    Надо понимать что HS - пока только концепт. В первую очередь у "игры" в СОЛО проблемы с "ленивыми"
    Мертвее всех мертвЫх (HUNT: SHOWDOWN)

    Надо понимать что HS - пока только концепт. В первую очередь у "игры" в СОЛО проблемы с "ленивыми" игроками. Чтобы РАСШЕВИЛИТЬ любителей быть стервятниками, надо сделать фиксацию остановок и радиус вокруг персонажей 15-30 шагов. Решил затаиться милый друг? Появляется кружок. Если ты в течении 3-5 минут не выходишь за его границы, на тебя начинают МАССОВО (1 к 20) нападать противники под контролем искусственного интеллекта. В противном случае этот проект не будет работать так, как он задуман. На данном этапе развития качаться чтобы в одночасье потерять весь свой опыт - пустая трата времени. В HUNT: SHOWDOWN знатная система вознаграждений и антураж на 5 звёзд. Вот только из-за описанной мною проблемы выше и скудного наполнения ввиду раннего доступа получать каЭф от охоты за артефактами и не только - весьма сомнительное развлечение.
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  7. Apr 11, 2020
    0
    Can't recommend this game at it's current state.The game is badly optimized, the matchmaking is incredibly unbalanced and needs a lot ofCan't recommend this game at it's current state.The game is badly optimized, the matchmaking is incredibly unbalanced and needs a lot of working and there are constant High Ping issues from their servers. It makes it incredibly difficult to play this game since it requires a ton of attention to sound cues and you can't hear those sound cues due to it's technical issues.Avoid for now until they fix this. Expand

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