Lets start off this merry little trip into the forest by saying that theHunter: Call of the Wild is visually stunning, it is one of the most scenic games I have ever played, and the ambient soundtrack teleport you from your chair in mothers basement all the way to the richest and most vibrant hunting grounds in the world.
How does it play?
Technically I found some of the controls to be a little tricky, I went into it with the mindset of a shooter, and that didn’t pay off for me, the game is very much a simulation, and while it shares similarities with survival shooters, overall its a far slower-paced and has more in common with a mil-sim title like Arma 3 or Squad, than a game like saying Battlefield or even a survival game that is firearm focused (Day-Z/Miscreated).
Who would like this game?
Hunting enthusiasts would love this title as it offers a very in-depth virtual hunt from mating call whistles to urine sprays, theHunter: Call of the Wild provides all you could want for a comprehensive simulation of hunting.
It must be said however that for those who are not huge fans of hunting the gameplay will feel rather slow, and at times tedious.
A Gorgeous game for those who have any interest in hunting or simply want to explore a virtual wilderness, but its certainly not for everyone and honestly its was not for me.
theHunter: Call of the Wild is available on Xbox One, PC(Steam) and Ps4!
Do I prefer XBOX to PC? No, I don’t and never will, however, I cannot dispute the value of the XBOX Game Pass, with theHunter: Call of the Wild and over 100 other games included its a great way to try a whole smorgasbord of games for the price of a good beer.
But wait there is more, Xbox Game Pass is now also for the PC.
Finally, I can play all my favourite games from Microsoft on my gaming Pc, Xbox One has its place, but being able to play on my rig? Priceless!