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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: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Hunt: Showdown is an atypical competitive shooter. A different way to see the online FPS videogames, with great settings and PvP-PvE features.
  5. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    Hunt: Showdown doesn’t try to do a lot of things beyond its core mission, and the challenging gameplay and limited selection of maps — though they are expansive and interesting — might be a barrier to long-term enjoyment. Assuming the developers keep infusing the game with content, Hunt: Showdown is a fresh take on the genre that has already become a bit stale.
  6. 80
    Hunt: Showdown is a little bit DayZ, a little bit PUBG and a little bit Resident Evil. This initial release is strong, with plenty of room to expand. Eventually, new maps, weapons and enemy types will be needed to maintain interest. Hunt: Showdown may not technically be a battle royale game, but it shares enough of the genre’s DNA that I wouldn’t be surprised to see a battle pass in the near future.
  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: 87 out of 136
  2. Negative: 43 out of 136
  1. Jul 29, 2021
    10
    This game is amazing. The shooting is on par with the best games out there. The atmosphere is top-notch. The game rewards skill without beingThis game is amazing. The shooting is on par with the best games out there. The atmosphere is top-notch. The game rewards skill without being impossible for new players to get into. Picked it up on sale for $20 and I haven't put it down for two weeks straight. I've dumped about 60 hours in and can't wait for more.

    I'm very confused by the negative reviews since I don't find them to match reality at all. One said there's no practice mode, there is, it's literally called training mode. Along with tons of single-player challenges that help sharpen your skills.

    The same reviewer said you'll be matched with max-level players. Not true. I've never seen one max-level player. There's a robust elo rating system that matches you with players that have the same skill level and I find it works well.

    A reviewer said if you choose to play solo you're only matched against teams. Again, not true. There's a quickplay mode where EVERYONE is solo. It's frustrating seeing reviews from people that play one match of one of the best games I've ever played and give it a ZERO OUT OF TEN. I think it speaks to their intelligence.

    This game is great. If you find battle royal, western, and atmospheric games give this a try, I promise you won't regret it. I was skeptical at first but "Skillup" on YouTube had an excellent review on the game so I decided to give it a shot. Boy am I ever glad I did.
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  2. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    one of the most tense fps at the moment, it's very unique, setted in the 1980 lousiana swamps, i highly recommend it, is not a br game btw ifone of the most tense fps at the moment, it's very unique, setted in the 1980 lousiana swamps, i highly recommend it, is not a br game btw if you are thinking it, here you have some mission, not just killing other player, oh forgot the audio is the most insane i ever seen, 10/10 Expand
  3. 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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  4. Sep 21, 2021
    9
    sound design is excellent and the gameplay is very enjoyable, goes on sale often and is 100% worth the buy
  5. Nov 20, 2019
    8
    fantastic game. The only thing that holds it back is lack of maps and bosses. It's cheap so that can be forgiven to a point. But what isfantastic game. The only thing that holds it back is lack of maps and bosses. It's cheap so that can be forgiven to a point. But what is here is a great mix of stealth and action, across 2 excellently detailed maps, with a good variation of monsters and bosses. It becomes repetitive really quick if your fond of the pve part that is mixed with pvp and want both to be equal focus. But if you are a fan of the pvp part primarily and the pve stuff is just a tool to find people then you will like it longer. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2022
    0
    This is just a joke not a game, doesn't really deserve any point since it's "non-stop DLC time", permanently existing bugs and other stuffThis is just a joke not a game, doesn't really deserve any point since it's "non-stop DLC time", permanently existing bugs and other stuff that just makes this game not enjoyable anymore. Just frustration, nothing else.

    Crytek just a greedy managers, not even gamedevs anymore. I feel disgust and sorry for old Crytek team was removed from this project and now it's just getting worse and worse with every patch. Drains more and more cash with some "OH NO, IT'S NOT IMBALANCED, IT'S VISIBLE AS HELL" DLC hunters and other things that just... well... no words.

    Hunt Showdown RIP since release. Crytek doesn't deserve any coin invested into their work. Hope they all will be fired and will never have even a small chance to work in gamedev.

    No idea why this game has 7.3 coz since release and some patches it should be 0.5 User Score. Critics like always likes to lick some arses for money. No way i would recommend to buy this game.
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  7. Sep 19, 2019
    0
    love the concept and look of this game but it feels clunky as hell, refunded it right at the 2 hour window

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