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  • Summary: Experience the thrill of the hunt in a vast open world. Immerse yourself in the atmospheric single player campaign, or share the ultimate hunting experience with friends.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Nov 26, 2017
    82
    theHunter: Call of the Wild clearly provides with a realistic feel of hunting. Seasoned hunters would adore it, but it may push away casual players.
  2. CD-Action
    Apr 5, 2017
    75
    Freedom of exploration, complex ecosystem and breathtaking visuals result in an unbelievably strong sense of communing with nature, but horrible UI, some design flaws and common glitches undermine theHunter’s value. Nonetheless it’s a unique game worth checking out. [04/2017, p.52]
  3. Nov 15, 2017
    75
    A hunting simulator that looks great and is fun? Time for a Jagermeister!
  4. Feb 25, 2017
    65
    If hunting is your bag then theHunter is a game which could very much tick all the right boxes for you. Compared to the competition I’ve experienced this is right there at the top of the pile, and it’s a game which is only going to grow as Expansive Worlds continues to layer it with more content.
  5. Feb 27, 2017
    63
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    60
    Boasts some beautiful, convincing countryside to hunt in, but the glacial pace will challenge the limits of most people’s patience.
  7. Feb 27, 2017
    40
    When theHunter: Call of the Wild works properly, it’s still going to be a game that only those with the patience of a saint would enjoy. It’s very slow, full of barriers, and isn’t very exciting. That’s not to say it’s not completely without merit as it’s a stunner to look at and there are rare occasions where everything comes together to make a compelling experience. Just note that those rare occasions are few and far between.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. May 14, 2018
    10
    dude just buy it, the graphics in 4k are absolutely top notch i have never seen a forest looking real as in this game and its fun and verydude just buy it, the graphics in 4k are absolutely top notch i have never seen a forest looking real as in this game and its fun and very addicting too. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2017
    10
    The most beautiful recreation of the great outdoors to date. This is coming from someone who lives in northern Europe and has worked trails inThe most beautiful recreation of the great outdoors to date. This is coming from someone who lives in northern Europe and has worked trails in the United States for half a year.

    The gameplay is solid and the setting/graphics and sounds make for an immersive experience. Sure the animals are buggy now and then, and once a bug prevented me from firering my weapon. Other than that The Hunter - Call of the Wild is a great hunting game. Worth the price.
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  3. Jul 14, 2017
    10
    One of the best (if not the best) games I ever played! It´s starts a little slow, but once you learn its dynamics it grows (hugely) on you!One of the best (if not the best) games I ever played! It´s starts a little slow, but once you learn its dynamics it grows (hugely) on you! The hunting experience can be very challenging but super rewarding at the end. Shooting and eventually chasing the animal and tracking its blood trail are one of the coolest things in the game. The Graphics on "ultra setting" is the closest to a real life ambient I´ve ever seen, truly immersive experience! Night time, sunny, cloudy, rain, fog, dusk, dawn, thunders, lightning, wind gusts... you name it, the game recreated them perfectly. Sometimes I just grab the ATV and ride around to enjoy the landscape. I cannot stress enough how good this game is! 10! Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2017
    9
    Many of the other reviewers are complaining about bugs. I haven't found that many bugs as of August 2017. If you asked me to estimate, I'd sayMany of the other reviewers are complaining about bugs. I haven't found that many bugs as of August 2017. If you asked me to estimate, I'd say I encounter at most a minor bug every two or three hours of gametime or so. One time I had a bug that wouldn't let me confirm a kill, but that's the only one that bothered me so I would't let the bugs worry you as it seems the developers have pushed some fixes.

    I'm running it on a 980ti though so maybe some of the glitches are on cheaper graphics cards.

    As for the game itself, I am ridiculously addicted to it, much more than I ever expected from this kind of game. There is something about running around the woods by yourself looking for animals to shoot, and actually shooting the animals and occasionally shooting a whole bunch of animals in a row that I find very addictive

    The controls are very similar to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in my opinion and it was very easy for me to start racking up kills.

    Lastly I want to mention there are two DLC packs you pretty much have to buy , ATVs and tents, that should have been included in the original game. I didn't buy the game at full price because of this and waited until there was a 30% off sale on Steam.
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  5. Dec 3, 2017
    8
    I am very much enjoying my time with Call of the wild. It is a slower paced game. Much like hunting. This is aiming more towards being a simI am very much enjoying my time with Call of the wild. It is a slower paced game. Much like hunting. This is aiming more towards being a sim than arcade game. You take your time stalking. You use your tools/calls, you be patient, you place your shots wisely. You can also level up certain abilities which can help a lot. Many different animals to hunt. They all have different AI that is supposed to make them act accordingly. There is even a little bit of a story to move you along at times, if you care for that. I just like the hunting and so far have ignored story side bits. Also, no crashes on 3 diff computers. My 4790k, 16GB Ram and GTX 1060, My Ryzen 3 1200, 8GB ram and 1050 and even my G3258, 4 GB ram (yeah, its under the min req and plays fine!) and another 1050. All played great without any bugs/crashes. The g3258, 4gb, 1050 runs it on low at 1080 well over 30-40fps. Wouldnt want to go much lower on specs, though. The RX 460 or a 750ti would probably be OK, but less/older than that, an older dual core, or less RAM and youre out of luck. Great game! Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2017
    6
    Thehunter call of the wild
    focused on realism in the wrong places
    Thehunter call of the wild is a hunting simulation with tons of promise
    Thehunter call of the wild
    focused on realism in the wrong places
    Thehunter call of the wild is a hunting simulation with tons of promise and potential..
    the world is beautiful, there are cool mechanics to make hunting intriguing…
    but call of the wild ultimately forgets to make this game feel like a game…
    You starts call of the wild by choosing youre character then youre set into the world and get a quick rundown on how things work..
    theres a mission structure here, but you can ignore all of this and just go hunting on your own…
    I was impressed with the lighting and graphics of this game… there are ubisoft like outposts that mark locations on your map to uncover for experience or fast travel points to buy new weapons and ammo with the cash earned from completing missions or hunting on your own…
    there are blinds oyu can build with your cash to lure animals into an area and take them out…
    and the idea of hunting in this game at first seems really cool..
    as you walk around youll see tracks all over the place and you can examine them and by doing so the game will tell you which animal these tracks belong to.. really helpful for the games missions…
    you then follow these tracks and depending on how old there are they can lead you right to the animal.. their resting area or where they eat..
    and while youre hunting them down you have to be cautious of both the wind and the amount of noise you make..
    theres a compass telling you the direction the winds blowing and if an animal picks up on your scent they’ll run.. they’ll also give you warning calls if youre close and making too much noise..
    I was ready for all of this..
    however hunting here is far more tedious than that set up makes it sound..
    it isn’t like a witch contract where you search an area for a while..
    tracking down animals can take you thousands of kilometers away from your starting point
    only going off of a cone on your cell phone which acts as your mini map to find the next point of interest…
    tracking down just one animal can easily take 30 minutes and its just not fun..
    youd think maybe youll run into other animals while hunting this one, but it doesn’t happen..
    the world feels like a ghost town…
    the rarity of animals makes this feel more like a hiking while animals in the distance mock you simulator…
    and again you can find where animals feed and the time they do so..
    so I went to a resting place. .waiting until the time an animal I was hunting for a story mission was supposed to eat and I waited for a 30 minute window and they never showed up…
    how are spawns not frequent in this feeding window…
    make this simulator at least a little video gamey..
    its hunting without the reward of food at the end of it all…
    so at least let me have a little fun with it..
    there are 2 separate reservers here.. though each reserve shares the same 12 animals specials.. though 6 of those 12 being a type of deer.. so the hunting variety is pretty lacking…
    the 2nd map is less beautiful and much smaller.. and felt a little too populated…
    but I cant complain ive been waiting 5 hours to see an animal to shoot and when I went here I was seeing like 20 all bunched up..
    and I shoot.. and theyre just not falling…
    the lack of realism when it comes to shooting the animal is the most annoying part of all of this..
    when you do finally track one down.. theres no satisfaction of dropping them…
    you shoot them and chase them until they bleed out
    and while wounded they all of a sudden turn into speed gonzoles..
    theyre out of there and you have to get your vanessa carlton on and follow their blood trail for 1000 miles
    though youre ranked on how little they suffer.. so aiming for vitals through this games ridiculous amount of sway is rewarded.. and youre paid and earn xp accordingly
    xp that goes into a leveling system and gives you skill and perk points to dump into your weapons and hunting abilities…
    The world again is beautiful and varried… but this game is really for the patient type that don’t mind the tedium of checking how fresh deer poop is just to come to a dead end and start again on a new track…
    I give Thehunter call of the wild
    a 6.0/10
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  7. Oct 7, 2017
    0
    I have paid and played this game for over 9 years. Basically, once you get over the fact that you pay, (a lot of), money to play it, I wasI have paid and played this game for over 9 years. Basically, once you get over the fact that you pay, (a lot of), money to play it, I was totally addicted for and would still love it. However, the loading and playing has so many bugs, I have personally experienced 4 total unfixable crashes with which the incompetent help desk just shrugged their shoulders. With a new computer/ windows version I got it going again, just to have it permanently crash again. Do not waste your time or money on this - and this is from an addict of the game. Expand

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