Way of the Hunter Reviews

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3 / 10
Aug 12, 2022

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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Shacknews
Top Critic
6 / 10
Aug 12, 2022

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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6.9 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

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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4.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2022

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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55 / 100
Aug 22, 2022

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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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

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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7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

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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Sep 2, 2022

If Way of the Hunter's $40 price tag feels too steep for a title with some bugs and balancing issues, or if one prefers games that require a little less patience, this game might not be worth the cost. However, Way of the Hunter has got enough promise to warrant a second look once it has a few major updates under its belt.

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Javi Striker
Top Critic
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

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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7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

Net of some annoying bugs, Way of the Hunter is a simulation that certainly knows how to satisfy hunting enthusiasts, giving them a journey into the wilderness that allows them to adopt multiple approaches to kill elusive prey and almost always convincing behaviors.

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ACG
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Aug 14, 2022
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6 / 10
Oct 13, 2022

If you are into video games and also enjoy hunting, Way of the Hunter is a dream come true for you, as it's an extremely realistic hunting simulation that narrows everything down to the smallest of details.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2022

Way of the Hunter isn't successful at integrating the realism it promised into the game. If it solves technical problems with further updates, then we'll have a good hunting game that we can spend hours playing. In it's current state, I can't recommend unless you have a deep passion for hunting. But I gotta admit even with optimization issues and game breaking bugs, it's still comforting to watch stunning sights.

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TrueGaming
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2022

Way of the Hunter had the potential to be great hunting simulator, however its difficulty curve and technical issues as well as others hold it back

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6 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2022

The locations are too big and there's not enough animals to hunt. The mechanics are fun when everything works, but it's hard to ignore all the faults.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

Like the real thing, Way of the Hunter is a game that rewards patience and persistence. Yet since it doesn’t bog itself down with trying to provide the most realistic experience that’s possible, it’s quite possibly the most accessible hunting game on the market. It’s enjoyable, too, if you’re into this sort of thing, but a lack of polish will pull you out of it from time to time and possibly frustrate. Still, if you’re after a game that lets you wander through the outdoors and occasionally test your shooting skills, this is worth considering.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

Way of the Hunter is a brilliant hunting simulator that offers the most authentic of hunting experiences, intended not only for skilled enthusiasts but for amateurs alike. This Slovak gem will teach you a whole bunch of interesting facts, give you hunting insight and make you fell in love with beautiful American nature. Fare well hunters!

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Oct 18, 2022

Way Of The Hunter does have potential, however with the high bar set by the Hunter: Call Of The Wild, there is some catching up and improving for it to do

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2022

Way of the Hunter is a slow-paced but engrossing hunting simulation title. With beautiful scenery, stunning animals, and plenty of fantastic mechanics, this oozes realism. If you want a fulfilling and deep experience, then look no further.

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65%
Sep 6, 2022

Way of the Hunter is not bad, unfortunately it's neither a triumphant trophy that you would display in your gaming collection.

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