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Way of the Hunter

Nine Rocks Games, THQ Nordic
Aug 16, 2022 - PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

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3 / 10
6 / 10
IGN Italy
6.9 / 10
God is a Geek
4.5 / 10
55 / 100
PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10
Gaming Nexus
7 / 10
Generación Xbox
7.3 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Way of the Hunter

Whether having to stare at the ground for extended periods of time, shoot what should've been a hit but inexplicably doesn't leave any blood behind, or even just getting around with an unsteady frame rate and graphical glitches, there's something here to disappoint everybody. Perhaps if you are hardcore into trophy hunting you could extract a droplet of enjoyment out of Way of the Hunter, but doing so will be an uphill battle against the game itself.

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Way of the Hunter is a game that I should love, and despite the plethora of problems, there are fantastic ideas here and a world that could be incredible if it’s given a lot more attention from Nine Rocks Games. However, it’s not there yet. It’s not even close to where it needs to be, and I’m not talking about the amount of content on offer. There is more than enough game to play here. What holds Way of the Hunter back is that most of it doesn’t feel fully realized or polished. Performance is an issue, bugs are an issue, accessibility is an issue and, in many cases, the quality of the game’s systems are an issue. While I suspect things will improve over time, Way of the Hunter is a long way from where my expectations lie.

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Despite the many technical problems, Way of the Hunter is a decent hunting simulator that simplifies some gameplay dynamics, without giving up on offering a profound experience for hunting enthusiasts.

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Way of the Hunter sacrifices fun for realism, and coupled with some other aggravating elements is a game I cannot recommend

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There are people who will enjoy the dedication to making Way of the Hunter an ultra-realistic hunting simulation. Though I fear those people will instead be spending their days actually hunting. If you play video games to get some immersive feel and still have fun doing that thing you wouldn’t normally do in real life, you might not be as appreciative of the dedication to realism. While I fell into the latter camp, I know there are certainly people in the former camp. You’ll have to decide for yourself if Way of the Hunter is for you.

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Technical issues and an overbearingly bland story sour Way of the Hunter's finer points. Its maps are filled with enchanting scenery, and pumped full of serene atmosphere. The hunting options are surprisingly flexible for newcomers and pros alike. Overall, it's a decent hunting sim if you can push past its messy start.

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Crushingly difficult. Glacially paced. Graphically challenged. And yet there is something hypnotic and impressive about the scope of Way of the Hunter and it's devotion to maintaining a realistic hunting experience, for better or for worse. Go into this one expecting realism - and I mean real-life, semi-boring realism - and you will be in the right frame of mind.

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Generación Xbox

Javi Striker
7.3 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

With grandfather having fallen ill, someone has to take care of the hunt cabin even if there are some who don not agree with it. It's the Way of the Hunter season. Time to shoot some deers.

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