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]
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.
TheHunter: Call of the Wild is a game that will appeal to those who have a genuine passion for hunting, but due to the general lack of content, a poor UI and the horrendous movement speed, I don't think those outside of the hunting world will enjoy it.
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.
This is a very fun game. I found it really hard in the beginning and I spent many, many hours in the beginning trying to track animals. You slowly level up and get better at hunting. The game is not very helpful when it comes to how to do stuff. Thanks to Youtube movies and forums I eventually learned howto hunt. The graphics are fantastic and the animals are very realistic. Unfortunately you have to pay for a lot of dlcs if you want more. The game is full of bugs and after the last update bird hunting doesn't work. All in all a very relaxing and fun game. I really recommend it.
rather scummy game model. basic functions like tents and vehicle travel are paywalled, as are most good weapons. mods are mostly disabled so nobody but the devs can add new content (for cash that is). some quality-of-life mods are broken with the modern weapons pack - probably intentional.
game is unstable, crashes often, which is very frustrating during missions where large distances are traveled. movement speed is locked to fps so don't play this with an older computer.
the maps are great and the hunting is enjoyable sometimes, if you ignore the idiotic weapon physics and the fact that nothing is actually simulated, it's just animals randomly spawned in if you're near tracks long enough. don't buy this game.