Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012

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a game by Bohemia Interactive
Platforms: XBox 360, Playstation 3
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.3/10 - 3 votes
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See also: Hunting Games, Cabela's Hunting Series
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 is a sports video game centred around hunting large animals, and was originally released at the end of 2011 for consoles. With an exciting story and plenty of hunting action, the game has a lot going for it and I guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun. Now, let’s jump straight into talking about what the game is all about.

An intense story

The game opens with the main character, John Sharp, hunting a man-eating grizzly bear in the middle of a blizzard. Out of nowhere, a mysterious hunter appears and gets attacked by the grizzly, leading to an intense fight that ends on a cliffhanger with Sharp seemingly seconds away from death. Sharp humorously commentates the entire cutscene, which provides some comic relief, but it’s still intense and will leave you wondering what’s going to happen next.

After the cutscene, you get taken back in time to Montana where the first part of the story takes place. I don’t want to spoil anything, but just know that you’ll get to experience plenty of thrilling moments both in Montana and the other locations you get to visit. You eventually reach Alaska which is where the final scene with the grizzly takes place, too, so be sure to play the whole game through to find out what happens.

Five unique locations

As mentioned, there are multiple locations you get to visit in the game including Montana and Alaska. The other three are Mexico, Texas, and Namibia. Each location features unique animals, so expect to come across more than 30 different species throughout your journey. Some animals like the cottontail rabbit are small and won't be much of a threat, but you’ll also come across larger animals like moose and rhinos so take extra care around those.

Hunting gameplay

As the game is about hunting, you naturally get to use a variety of guns, but there are also a bunch of other cool things incorporated into the game to help you with your hunts such as callers, shooting blinds, and tree stands. Be sure to take advantage of these because the animals are smart in this game and will run away if they can see or hear you easily. Additionally, you’ll be able to take advantage of a special slow-motion mode during the game to land shots more easily. This mode only triggers under certain circumstances, but when it does happen, it’ll be very useful and may even save your life.

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The hunting in Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 is very reminiscent of what can be found in bigger games like Red Dead Redemption or Far Cry and is just as fun. If you enjoy hunting and are looking for a relatively simple game to scratch that hunting itch, be sure to download Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 and give it a go.

Pros:

  • A range of environments to explore with unique animals in each
  • A great story with intense moments that’ll keep you on your toes
  • Simple controls that are easy to get the hang of

Cons:

  • Not a whole lot of variety in gameplay
  • Graphics are slightly outdated
  • Though fun, the game isn’t super realistic so don’t expect a polished hunting game masterpiece

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XBox 360

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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