Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Feb 18, 2020
    90
    An incredibly tense survival horror multiplayer FPS, where you are just as likely to die at the hands of a monster as you are another player. Listening out for enemy activity is crucial, and once you learn how all of its systems work Hunt: Showdown is a an extremely satisfying game.
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    85
    The great strengths of Hunt: Showdown are the terrific sound design and the cool gameplay, which focuses on stealth and tactics.
  3. Oct 1, 2019
    83
    Hunt: Showdown is an amazing game and I’m glad Crytek have persevered over the years because this needed to happen. Anyone with a fetish for horror should pick up this title. The stealth and PvPvE work well and the game feels like a shot of adrenaline when a gunfight breaks out between players.
  4. Feb 18, 2020
    80
    Hunt: Showdown brings a rather interesting approach to the multiplayer horror genre, focusing on stressing and pressuring the player instead of scaring them. The gameplay feels interesting and it’s definitely worth giving it a try, but the permadeath and the progression system might not please everyone.
  5. Dec 2, 2019
    80
    Despite a healthy amount of competition roughly covering the same territory, Hunt: Showdown manages to find its own fresh take. It’s not as polished as it should be and the interface needs work, but as an experience it carves a niche for itself within this blossoming genre.
  6. Feb 18, 2020
    78
    Hunt: Showdown is a good multiplayer proposal that mixes the environment and the competition together with the cooperation in an intelligent way. Its atmosphere and sound immerse you from the first moment and its first hours impact and attract. However, the scarcity of playable modes and the existence of legendary hunters and weapons will make you look away from the experience after a few hours. He is not an essential multiplayer, but somehow he manages to be appealing and offer a different experience within his potential market.
  7. Oct 2, 2019
    75
    Its world is magnificently detailed, the story is fascinating and while the bones may not have much meat on them for now, Hunt: Showdown is showing some promising signs of fattening up as it doubles down on adding to its creepy world.
  8. Oct 28, 2019
    72
    While it’s come a long way since I played it in its first iteration from Game Preview, it still feels as though something is missing. Maybe I’m just not a fan of the forced PvP elements, as I’ve died to other players much more than any boss or monster in the game. Yes, that’s part of the experience, but it would have been a less frustrating experience if I was at least paired up with players of equal skill and level, not those that have done it all. There’s obviously a following, but with a PvP-less option, I know I would have stuck around longer with some friends trying to collect those bounties.
  9. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    Hunt: Showdown on Xbox One provides a very solid multiplayer experience, one that fans of this genre will love.
  10. Sep 26, 2019
    70
    Hunt: Showdown is a great shooter that needs stronger single-player support.
  11. Mar 2, 2020
    50
    While Hunt: Showdown gives players a high caliber atmosphere to play in, the steep learning curve and difficulty for new players to survive encounters with veterans may give it problems in gathering a larger player base.
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  1. Feb 18, 2020
    In combining an open world monster-rush format with PUBG-esque PvP, Crytek has crafted a stealth survival game like few others. [Eurogamer Recommended]
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 47
  2. Negative: 12 out of 47
  1. Sep 21, 2019
    9
    HUNT: Showdown is a PVEVP (Player vs Environment vs Player) First Person Shooter. The game released out of the preview program, so this reviewHUNT: Showdown is a PVEVP (Player vs Environment vs Player) First Person Shooter. The game released out of the preview program, so this review pertains to the final release rather than the previous reviews posted about the preview version. The world has succumb to Evil, and heinous creature roam the land, You are a Hunter, paid to wipe out these abominations. There are two game modes to chose from, Quickplay, and Bounty. Quickplay is a solo mode where you must close 4 rifts and be either last hunter alive or remain alive till the time runs out. The Hunter you are given with each play will get put into a reserve for you to hire and use in the other game mode later IF you survive. Bounty Hunt is the primary game mode, in this trial you can have a team of up to three players in a team, or solo for the truly brave, because you will still be going against teams. Allowing 3 player teams is a toggle-able feature on the Bounty Hunt screen. In this mode you will find clues to the location of your targets, narrowing the maps down with each. Once you've located your bounty, you must kill, then Banish it, after which you must escape the map at an extraction location with you bounty to win. Death of your hunter is Permanent, but their experience is forever preserved in your bloodline, allowing the acquisition of all of their skills later on another hunter. The graphics are smooth, and rich, and the ambient soundtrack has just the right feel, creating an immersive environment. HUNT is full of lore on each creature you encounter along your journey, adding to the Depth of the game. Lore is unlockable by killing each monster a given amount of times during your matches. There is a bit learning curve this game, and it's mechanics can take some getting used to, but is well worth while to do so. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a new and interesting PvP experience! Full Review »
  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    This game is one of the few that comes as close to perfection as possible.
    A hidden gem of this gen.
    An incredible pvp / pve shooter. With
    This game is one of the few that comes as close to perfection as possible.
    A hidden gem of this gen.
    An incredible pvp / pve shooter.
    With fantastic graphics. An incredibly well-built world and setting. Huge variety of enemies, weapons, perks and bosses. The maps are splendid both graphically and level design.
    In conclusion Hunt Shodown is an atypical, unique and with a great personality battle royal.

    Weapons Variety - 10
    Graphics - 10
    Gameplay - 10
    Sound & Music - 10
    World - 10
    Level Design - 10
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  3. Apr 30, 2020
    9
    8.5

    Mixed are from people who wanted this to be another CoD clone and lack the desire for something new and unique in gaming. This game is an
    8.5

    Mixed are from people who wanted this to be another CoD clone and lack the desire for something new and unique in gaming. This game is an online game like no other. I can imagine it being jarring without a friend, so get a buddy! If you have one or two friends to start this with you, I'd say its one if the best recent multiplayer experiences.

    This game could be a perfect multiplayer game if not for two things. Aim assist and gunslinger mode. That **** just encourages COD players to migrate over. I already conwuered that frontier in CODMOW2. Its boring. Remove these handicaps, I haven't put any effort into learning to use the aim assist snap. I do feel obligated to use gunslinger but it sucks. Youre just choosing to have a disadvantage by not using that scheme. I know I have put myself in that position by not using the autoaim, but both would be too much. If I were losing a lot I would change it but it still feels cheap. It removes much of the aiming skill and replaces it with "learning when to snap on" instead of...you know...practicing aiming.
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