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  • Summary: You and your partner are members of a secret hunting society that tracks and kills creatures. The bounties are high, but so are the risks. The smallest mistake will cost you everything—your bounty, your gear, your life, and your very soul. Some hunt for wealth, some for power. Some hunt toYou and your partner are members of a secret hunting society that tracks and kills creatures. The bounties are high, but so are the risks. The smallest mistake will cost you everything—your bounty, your gear, your life, and your very soul. Some hunt for wealth, some for power. Some hunt to protect others, some hunt for glory. You must track your quarry through a dark and treacherous world. Winner takes all. Fail, and go straight to hell. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 95
    With its evocative setting and a delectable mix of PvE and PvP gameplay that provides a peerless theater for emergent player stories, Hunt: Showdown is an exceptionally clever and thoughtful shooter that elevates the genre as a whole. I can see Hunt Showdown being a fixture of my gaming diet for months, even years to come.
  2. Feb 20, 2020
    90
    The PS4 version is very close to the PC version even if it a bit less impressive visually. There are a few graphic bugs on the water surfaces, nothing really bad. Whether it's for matchmaking or framerate, the experience is complete. Clearly the best co-op FPS of 2019.
  3. 80
    Hunt: Showdown is perfect for gamers who are in it for the long haul. Those that love the rush of endorphins that come with a long-sought-after victory, and who are okay with death after death after near-victory after dumb mistake/disconnection/other tragedy that hinders an otherwise flawless ascent towards the next bloodline level.
  4. Mar 11, 2020
    80
    I'll admit I wasn’t keen on Hunt: Showdown to start with, but after the first few matches I realised there's something special here. This is an unusual entry in a genre ruled by far snappier shooters, and it takes time to get your head around Crytek's clever twist on the formula. Stick with it and you'll be rewarded with a uniquely engrossing multiplayer experience.
  5. Feb 20, 2020
    78
    Hunt Showdown is a tactical shooter like no other you´ve ever played. It delivers a great balance between fights, horror elements, stealth... set in 19th century Louisiana. On the downside there is no single player mode and we encountered some problems with matchmaking.
  6. Feb 29, 2020
    78
    HUNT: Showdown has the potential to be one of the very best FPS/horror games out there, but the initial content is not enough to keep the player engaged for long periods of time.
  7. 60
    Hunt could have been so much more. As a hypothetical single player game, in which you carefully research a mark as you make your way through a deep south Gothic nightmare towards the final, hellish, confrontation, Hunt could have been something truly special. But commercial reality won't allow for that. Multiplayer shooters and content-driven live services are where the money's at, and in chasing the money Crytek has produced something that's a whole lot of fun to play, but ultimately shallow, vapid, and a complete waste of all the effort that went into the theme and design of the thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 58
  2. Negative: 19 out of 58
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    10
    Hago la reseña en español porque soy hermoso.

    Por qué 10/10? + Primero y principal, se nota que a los desarrolladores les importa el
    Hago la reseña en español porque soy hermoso.

    Por qué 10/10?
    + Primero y principal, se nota que a los desarrolladores les importa el juego. Pueden verlo ustedes mismo en su servido de discord. Mantienen permanente comunicación con los jugadores y están pendiente del estado de los servidores.
    + Sus armas son geniales y cuentan con un buen realismo.
    + El juego te puede dar mucha adrenalina.
    - Sus mecánicas son un poco toscas.
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  2. May 14, 2021
    10
    Okay, so I just got started. The sound and general atmosphere in this game is mindblowing. I love every second of this crazy scary game. IOkay, so I just got started. The sound and general atmosphere in this game is mindblowing. I love every second of this crazy scary game. I drop the score to nine because it's running in sluggish 30fps, even on ps4 pro. I would love to see a 'performance' setting in the future.

    Played even more, currently lvl 44 bloodline. The more of the game you uncover, the more fun it gets. I got used to the slow gameplay. The fights are even more crispier because of that. The satisfaction of landing a headshot is unfathomable. It is not yet another survival horror game, it's a unique masterpiece.

    Please try it yourself. Amazing game.

    Edit: I played hundreds of hours of this and loved most of it. Lots of fine memories now.
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  3. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    Great game with amazing atmosphere! Imagine a cross between Bloodborne and Rainbow Six Siege and you will have an idea of how cool Hunt is.Great game with amazing atmosphere! Imagine a cross between Bloodborne and Rainbow Six Siege and you will have an idea of how cool Hunt is. Nerve wrecking competitive multiplayer to keep the players on the edge of their seats. Plus, one of the best soundtracks ever made for a game! Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2020
    9
    Yes, there are a few issues currently present in the PS4 version. However, there is plenty of room for growth, a roadmap in place for not justYes, there are a few issues currently present in the PS4 version. However, there is plenty of room for growth, a roadmap in place for not just balance and performance patches, but also content as well. Consoles are a different beast than PC, so some of the issues may be new to the team. Again, though, this is one of the most enjoyable MP shooters I've played in a long time. I have no issues with the controls or the gunplay as many may complain about. The reality is it is not a twitch shooter like so many other games. It feels more like Metro Exodus, deliberate and targeted. I've enjoyed it after sinking at least a dozen hours into it, and can see myself spending 50+ hours with this until I am concerned about new content. Every match plays out differently, every match is tense, and the risk/reward system is fair, balanced, and challenging. I cannot recommend this one enough, and I am not a huge MP gamer. It has incredible gothic vibes, a perfectly sized sandbox, a progression system for the hardcore lovers, and incredible sound. Expand
  5. Jul 15, 2020
    5
    It's probably the most inspired effort of the recent wave of battle royale mode titles. The theme is pretty unique and the implementation ofIt's probably the most inspired effort of the recent wave of battle royale mode titles. The theme is pretty unique and the implementation of binaural audio adds a new level of unique strategy to the game. Unfortunately. On the ps4 the title suffers from a large number of technical issues - lots of pop in, poor net codes and a variable framerate during gameplay . These technical shortcomings negatively effect the gameplay due to life or death scenarios requiring pixel perfect, split second precision on a controller. There's also an overwhelming number of contemporary multiplayer gimmicks such as inflated virtual currencies and the existence of microtransaction boosters. Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2020
    4
    This game is a dream comes true for me on paper. But in practice, feels unbalanced and not cared for by the devs. Low graphical quality is notThis game is a dream comes true for me on paper. But in practice, feels unbalanced and not cared for by the devs. Low graphical quality is not a problem for me but getting disconnected every third run -more often at times- is a spit on the face. Expand
  7. Apr 20, 2020
    0
    I Have to alter this review. This game is hands down the worst shooter i have played in 27 years of gaming. Framerate drops. Lags. LoadingI Have to alter this review. This game is hands down the worst shooter i have played in 27 years of gaming. Framerate drops. Lags. Loading times. Enemies that drop from the sky. Headshots that don't count. Blue screen en error 1 out of 10 matches. Close up gun fight is impossible with a controller. Dear god how can a company release such a vile piece of **** shooter. Even free battle royal games are better then this 40 euro game. SHAME ON CRYTEK last time i buy anything from these developers. Expand

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