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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: 36 out of 69
  2. Negative: 26 out of 69
  1. Apr 15, 2020
    10
    The idea is really well developed, is a mixture of gameplay, really really cool. Pretty difficult, but really cool.
  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. Sep 11, 2021
    8
    It's something different to play with friends, not the best made game but makes up for it with it's different perspective and just pure fun.It's something different to play with friends, not the best made game but makes up for it with it's different perspective and just pure fun. My main reason was to play something with friends and ps4 is very limited in that regard it's a good alternative for all the other shooter that are basically new skin every year like COD and BF. So if you looking for different kind of game to play with friends then this might be a game for you, although not the easiest to get the hang of and PC is filled with diehard so recommend ps4 version. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2020
    5
    The game atmosphere is a 10, but the clunky controls, pc minded menu and long load times will likely kill this game off quickly on console. ItThe game atmosphere is a 10, but the clunky controls, pc minded menu and long load times will likely kill this game off quickly on console. It could be a great game if they would have ported it right but as it is right now it's a terrible port and probably the clunkiest controls I've ever used in a shooter game on PS4, it was designed on PC first and they didn't implement any changes aimed towards console and so it feels like a cash grab in that sense. There is fun to be had but it's not worth the full price of admission. Expand
  6. May 16, 2020
    4
    Game has no console optimization whatsoever if you really want this game do not buy the console version. The PS4 player base is almostGame has no console optimization whatsoever if you really want this game do not buy the console version. The PS4 player base is almost nonexistent. The game is a very good idea with a ton of poor design decisions that hold it back. There is some moments that are fun but most of the game is frustrating because of the poorly thought out decisions by the developers. Wait till you can get the game for $15 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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