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Are you a fan of hunting games or hunting in real life? Would you love to experience the thrill of hunting in an open-world setting with different landscapes and regions to explore? Then, you should check this list of the best hunting games to play across platforms.
Although not really a popular genre, hunting games offer some of the best adventures with the most realistic and beautiful graphics of any game genre.
Hunting games ain’t necessarily just about hunting. Some are role-playing games that set you on interesting adventures with missions or objectives to complete and even test your survival skills. You can also develop some hunting skills from playing these games.
To help you find games under this genre that can give you that thrilling experience of adventure, exploration, and hunting, we have compiled a list of the best hunting games you would love. Or you should love if you do not have an emotional attachment to Bambi.
10 Best Hunting Games On PC, Xbox, PS4, and PS5
Here are the top hunting games to play on PC and gaming consoles, ranked.
1. Hunting Simulator
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows
Hunting simulator is an amazing hunting game developed by Maximum games. It’s set in a large open world with several beautiful hunting areas to explore. In this game, you get to track and hunt different species of animals including big games, birds, predators, etc.
To hunt these animals, you have to track them into their natural habitat as every animal has its natural habitat. Weapons like rifles, bows, shotguns, and others are available to aid you in your hunt. Also, you are given different objectives to complete as you play through the game.
2. Hunt: Showdown
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
The hunt: Showdown is a game that falls under the survival, shooting, and hunting genre.
Played from a first-person perspective, this is a multi-player game in which players form a team of bounty hunters, track down and kill a mythical monster, claim the bounty on the monster, and finally try to survive long enough till they reach an extraction point.
There are other competing teams in the game trying to get the same bounty as you which means your team has to claim the bounty first. This also means you have other teams to worry about because a bounty hunter can kill a bounty holder and claim the bounty.
3. Folklore Hunter
Available on PC
Folklore hunter is an amazing action-adventure, survival-horror, hunting game developed by Liquid Donkey Games. Played from a first-person perspective, it’s an amazing co-op game in which players get to assume the role of a hunter known for hunting down mythical supernatural beasts.
This time around, the contract you’re given is to hunt down a creature known as a Wendigo causing problems in some parts of the woods in North America. The game allows you to gather a hunting party as large as you want with other online players to hunt down this wendigo.
Also, you are given different objectives as you play through and get to gather resources, set traps, and do other cool stuff in this game.
4. Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive
Available on Microsoft Windows
Deep Hunter 2: Deep Dive is an amazing action-adventure hunting game developed by Blart. It takes you into the ocean depths where you get to hunt for different types of fish through the ancient fishing method known as spearfishing.
In this game, you’re given several missions to complete and can also collect treasures from the ocean depths. Also, it features an exploration mode that allows you to explore and take pictures of the beautiful ocean depths.
5. Hunting Simulator 2
Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch
Hunting Simulator 2 is the sequel to Hunting Simulator which also appeared earlier on this list. Although, they both have a similar gameplay, Hunter Simulator 2 happens to be more realistic and challenging than its prequel.
In Hunter Simulator 2, you get a dog as your hunting companion to explore your environment and also to track and hunt down game. Also, you get to choose from a wide range of weapons, clothing, and accessories for your hunting quest.
6. Monster Hunter: World
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows
Monster Hunter: World is the fifth installment of the monster hunter series developed and published by Capcom. Played from a third-person perspective, it’s an action RPG in which players assume the role of a hunter and hunt down monsters that roam the new world.
After killing each monster, you’re rewarded with resources that can be used to craft, buy, and customize weapons and equipment. It has both single and multiplayer modes that support a team of up to 4 players.
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
The Witcher 3: The wild hunt is the 3rd installment in the Witcher game series and has been described by many as the best in the series. It’s an action role-playing adventure game that includes elements of the hunting game genre.
In this game, players assume control of the main character known as Geralt of Rivia who happens to be a bounty hunter who slays Supernatural creatures and monsters. You get to explore the open world as Geralt, hunting down mythical monstrous creatures while searching for his child of surprise and completing missions as you play through.
8. Predator: Hunting Grounds
Available on Playstation 4 and Microsoft Windows
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an amazing first-person and third-person shooter game set in the jungles of South America. Unlike the other hunting games on this list, it has a bit of a twist.
In this game, players get to either play as part of a four-man elite fire team to complete a military operation that requires them to collect Intel while trying to avoid being wiped out by the Predator or play as the Predator to hunt down the elite fire team.
Yup. You get to choose between playing as the hunter or the hunted. Also, you’re given several missions to complete as you play through this game and get to choose from different weapons to aid you on either side you choose.
9. Monster Hunter Rise
Available on Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.
Monster Hunter Rise is another Monster Hunter game to appear on this list. It’s the 6th installment of the monster hunter series and the sequel to Monster Hunter: World.
It features similar gameplay to other games in the monster hunter series in which players assume the role of a hunter and hunt down monsters that roam the world around them. With each successful monster kill, you get rewarded with resources that can be useful as you play through the game. Also, you get to control monsters to an extent in this installment.
10. The Hunter: Call Of The Wild
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
The Hunter: Call of the wild is an amazing open-world adventure game that focuses mainly on hunting. It offers the ultimate hunting experience with its amazing graphics and gameplay which makes it look as realistic as possible. It’s one of the best hunting simulation games out there.
It offers both single-player and multiplayer modes and a beautiful open world filled with both big and small games for you to hunt. You are given missions to complete which require you to track and hunt several kinds of animals in different locations.
11. Horizon Zero Dawn
Available on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows
Horizon Zero Dawn is the prequel to Horizon Forbidden West and an action-adventure role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machines.
In this game, you don’t just get to hunt live games. Yup. You also hunt down hostile machines or robots that have taken over the world. Well, it’s mostly about fighting and taking down these machines. However, it also features the hunting element.
Players assume the role of a hunter named Alloy and set out on an adventure to hunt down these hostile robots by making use of weapons like bows and arrows, spears, explosives, and traps. You are also given different challenges and missions which you get rewarded for completing.
12. Big Buck Hunter
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Arcade video game, Wii, and Nintendo Switch.
Big Buck Hunter is an awesome hunting game that tests your hunting skills and accuracy. The rule of the game is simple. You’re to try to shoot the male animals or bucks without shooting a female animal or doe.
The bucks you’re targeting are amid other females or doe and are always on the move. This makes it a bit more tricky because killing a doe means the end of that round.
13. Far Cry Primal
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure, open-world sandbox game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Played from a first-person perspective, it is set in a prehistoric world filled with giant wild beasts and other hostile human tribes.
Apart from having to fight against other hostile humans in the game, you also get to hunt down wild beasts which are more active and aggressive at night and will stop at nothing to kill you.
Also, you can set baits to lure wild beasts into a trap and even tame some of these beasts.
That’s all on our list of the best PC, PS4, PS5, and XBOX hunting games.
We hope you have an amazing hunting experience with these games. You can also check out our other game lists such as: