Percentile Rank

Hunt: Showdown is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 52 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Eurogamer

Top Critic

Recommended
Feb 18, 2020

In combining an open world monster-rush format with PUBG-esque PvP, Crytek has crafted a stealth survival game like few others.

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Player2.net.au
C
C
Mar 2, 2020

“While Hunt: Showdown gives players a high calibre atmosphere to play in, the steep learning curve and difficulty for new players to survive encounters with veterans may give it problems in gathering a large player base.”

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Scored Reviews

VG247
Feb 17, 2020

Perhaps the greatest achievement of Hunt is that it has taken the unknowable, unexpected possibility space of something like Day-Z, and boiled it down to something you can, and must, play in under an hour.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

With its evocative setting and a delectable mix of PvE and PvP gameplay that provides a peerless theater for emergent player stories, Hunt: Showdown is an exceptionally clever and thoughtful shooter that elevates the genre as a whole. I can see Hunt Showdown being a fixture of my gaming diet for months, even years to come.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

Hunt : Showdown is fantastic. The pleasure is immediate and very long-lasting as long as its difficulty does not upset you. It's a visceral and immersive experience that you should absolutely not miss if you are a fan of cooperative games. After 202 hours spent on it, starting from the first days of its Early Access, the situation is clear : Hunt: Showdown is an amazing FPS and it won't be forgotten.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

An incredibly tense survival horror multiplayer FPS, where you are just as likely to die at the hands of a monster as you are another player. Listening out for enemy activity is crucial, and once you learn how all of its systems work Hunt: Showdown is a an extremely satisfying game.

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GBAtemp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

I love what this game strives for, and I love how it plays out. Crytek excels in immersion and they have done an incredible job with Hunt: Showdown. Highly recommended if you have friends to partner up with, as server issues seem to plague it in its early days.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Sep 28, 2019

Aside from rare connection issues, Hunt: Showdown is unequivocally one of the best PvPvE experiences of this generation. It’s certainly not for everyone, but if you’re a junkie for hardcore, competitive, survival-based multiplayer in a horrific setting, I strongly recommend paying a visit to the bayou.

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FinalBoss
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is a triumphant return from to steller form for Crytek. The subtle nuances, innovative gameplay mechanics and multiplayer PVP with PVE elements truly set this game apart from anything else that is out there right now.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 7, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is an excellent multiplayer shooter on the Xbox One but the controller optimization leaves much to be desired.

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BaziCenter
8.5 / 10.0
BaziCenter
Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is a unique entry in online multiplayer from Crytek who brought tons innovations to the genre. Poor server quality aside, which can be easily fixed in the future, Hunt: Showdown is one of the most unique games in recent years.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2019

Hunt: Showdown's take on PvPvE is elevated by its masterful horror elements, great world design, and addicting gameplay loop.

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33bits
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 11, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is a cooperative and competitive multiplayer FPS that knows how to innovate by adding enough PVE elements to games and a double progress system, which allows the application of permanent death to our hunters, without losing the feeling of progress. All this wrapped in a high-level audiovisual section, especially the sound section, which directly affects the gameplay brilliantly. It is an exclusively multiplayer game and its future will depend on achieving a stable and healthy community, but we can see that the game has potential for it.

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Cram-Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

Can we recommend Hunt Showdown then as a solo player game? Yes, totally. Whilst it’s not really story-driven and you have to take your chances with the wider community to make progress. You can still have a lot of fun sneaking around collecting clues and taking out AI controlled characters. If you do get the drop on human adversaries then it’s your choice to risk all and engage or stay hidden in the undergrowth until the danger passes.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

By a seemingly well-done combination of PvE and PvP elements, Crytek has done a great job in depicting the risky life of a bounty hunter, stuck in a post apocalypse in late 1890s. Realistic combat and the astonishing atmosphere of Hunt: Showdown provide a great opportunity for players who want to experience survival horror and battle royale together, like no other game. However, relatively clunky gunplay and somehow poor graphical optimization are two things that prevent this game from becoming a masterpiece

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The Games Machine
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2019

With its horror setting, slow-paced gameplay and unforgiving permadeath Hunt: Showdown is one of the most interesting FPS of this generation. An easy game to recommend if you like the idea of hunting big bad monsters and don't mind the random server problems.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is a great competitive multiplayer experience featuring a rather ruthless and gritty world to face off in.

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IGN Italy
8.1 / 10.0
IGN Italy
Alessandro Alosi

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Hunt Showdown is a good alternative for fans of competitive and hardcore online fps. It's engaging, intense and immersive to the point of nervous exhaustion. Its eccentric personality doesn't make it a game suitable for everyone, but for the same reason those who appreciate it will do it viscerally.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 20, 2020

An inspired mix of survival horror and battle royale that also manages to blend competitive and co-operative gameplay into a terrifyingly entertaining whole.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 11, 2020

I'll admit I wasn't keen on Hunt: Showdown to start with, but after the first few matches I realised there's something special here. This is an unusual entry in a genre ruled by far snappier shooters, and it takes time to get your head around Crytek's clever twist on the formula. Stick with it and you'll be rewarded with a uniquely engrossing multiplayer experience.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 24, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is a terrifying experience that is unlike anything else you'll find

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Hunt is not entirely free from defects: there are only two maps and only two game modes are available, not to mention matchmaking and some weapon balancing problems. Nothing irredeemable, though

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is perfect for gamers who are in it for the long haul.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is un atypic competitive shooter. A different way to see the online FPS videogames, with great settings and PvP-PvE features.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is an incredibly intense and sometimes nerve-racking game that will require a lot from you. In return, it delivers an experience and a world you will have a hard time finding anywhere else.

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Saving Content
Sep 9, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is Crytek’s finest work to-date. The gameplay loop is equal parts exciting and dangerous, never feeling at ease in any given match. This is the best the CryEngine has ever looked. Hunt: Showdown is an evolved multiplayer shooter where the horror elements permeate throughout. Hunt: Showdown is an absolute gem for all the genres it plays a role in.

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Darkstation
Sep 10, 2019

Hunt: Showdown doesn’t try to do a lot of things beyond its core mission, and the challenging gameplay and limited selection of maps — though they are expansive and interesting — might be a barrier to long-term enjoyment.

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WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2020

Amazing atmosphere and tense gameplay make Hunt: Showdown a memorable multiplayer foray regardless of the few issues it does have

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 8, 2020

It’s not something I would recommend to anyone just looking for a new shooter, nor would I try and pitch it to the masochistic Soulsborne crowd. It’s more of a middle ground game: it’s a new shooter with a very real challenge, also please buy it so I have someone else to play with.

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INDIANTVCZ
8 / 10
INDIANTVCZ
Fabian Jaskulski
8 / 10
Apr 20, 2020

Original multiplayer action that is focused on fighting against the environment rather than a duel between players. An audiovisual gem powered by the latest CryEngin, set in the era of cowboys, guns and bounty hunters. And all this dressed in a really horror coat.

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Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
78 / 100
Feb 19, 2020

Hunt Showdown is a tactical shooter like no other you´ve ever played before. It delivers a great balance between fights, horror elements, stealth... set in 19th century Louisina. On the downside there is no single player mode and we encountered some problems with matchmaking.

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Atomix
78 / 100
78 / 100
Feb 29, 2020

HUNT: Showdown has the potential to be one of the very best FPS/horror games out there, but the initial content is not enough to keep the player engaged for long periods of time.

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GaminGuardian
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2020

Offers a tense multiplayer experience in a hostile world where it is easy to lose hours and hours without realizing it.

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Wccftech
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is at first absolutely terrifying, but as you adjust it morphs into a smart, tense, and rewarding shooter that is best played with friends. It has slow moments and losing your hunter and progress can be incredibly frustrating, but those moments are all forgiven when you take down an enemy team with your sniper rifle. A fascinating shooter which isn't for everyone, but might be for you.

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LevelUp
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2020

Hunt: Showdown will keep you on the edge of your seat while you are taking down vile monsters and nasty players. Hunt is a well-themed competitive game that conveys various emotions while you play but offers little content. It is very likely that you will become addicted to bounty hunting, but it gets boring after a while.

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Spaziogames
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2020

Hunt Showdown on PS4 manages to deliver an amazing tense atmosphere and it's fun to play, but the UI and some engine limitations make the experience a little bit more lackluster than it should be, for its price.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
IGN Spain

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

An almost perfect mix of survival horror and multiplayer that can be grat for fans of western and supernatural but that can bore to lovers of the most unbridled action. Hunt: Showdown has great ideas, but is lacking in game modes.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Its world is magnificently detailed, the story is fascinating and while the bones may not have much meat on them for now, Hunt: Showdown is showing some promising signs of fattening up as it doubles down on adding to its creepy world.

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PC Gamer
74 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

74 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is a clever, hard-nosed FPS that doesn't have enough substance to be truly essential yet.

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New Game Network
72 / 100
72 / 100
Sep 8, 2019

Crytek have made something that feels truly distinct with Hunt: Showdown. The tense, high stakes PvP action blends well with southern swamp-horror PvE to create a fresh and compelling multiplayer experience, though the extreme lethality of the combat and a current lack of content might leave you hunting for a sale.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Sep 22, 2019

I came away from Hunt: Showdown a little let down. The premise is good, the setting is something new, and many of the gameplay loop elements are unique. Better still, the combination of PvPvE sets the stage for something amazing, but that stage is just too damned small. With too deep a grind, and too few maps, Hunt: Showdown has just too little content (currently) to match its ambition. But hey...at least the hunting is cool!

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Windows Central
Sep 26, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is a great shooter that needs stronger single-player support.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Hunt: Showdown is a unique mix of battle royale and hardcore survival games. The learning curve is incredibly steep and permadeath is fairly punishing. However, the core gameplay has that spark of horror tension and the art design excels in every aspect.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

It could use some more content and a little polish, but Hunt: Showdown is an intense and unique game with incredible sound design, a fantastic premise, and compelling gameplay.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is a solid game, with genuine thought put into making it play in a distinct way, but it feels too anonymous in every other key area to be essential within the genre.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

7 / 10
Apr 16, 2020

Hunt: Showdown is a great blend of battle royale and survival horror; one that is an enjoyable, but also unbelievably tense, and merciless gaming experience. Apart from being quite rough around the edges, its unrelenting nature (courtesy of its surprisingly cruel permadeath mechanic), and almost awful matchmaking logic, make this a game for only a few - a few who must put hundreds of work on it, if they don't won't to spend most of their time staring at the words "You're Dead!"

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PCGamesN
6 / 10
PCGamesN
Benjamin Griffin

Top Critic

6 / 10
Feb 18, 2020

An online horror shooter packing some suitably devilish details, but slow pacing and cruel penalties don't give you much reason to return.Benjamin Griffin

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Jump Dash Roll
6 / 10
Jump Dash Roll
Harry Schofield

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 3, 2020

While there are occasional highlights, Hunt: Showdown is an uneven online shooter which would have benefitted from improved technical performance and refinement of its moment-to-moment gameplay.

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Digitally Downloaded
Feb 21, 2020

Hunt could have been so much more.

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SECTOR.sk
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2020

There are not very successfull monster hunters. Game looks promising, but there is ugly graphics and not enough content.

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Screen Rant
Aug 30, 2019

Hunt: Showdown wants so desperately to be its own new thing that it didn't seem to consider that what it is... isn't particularly fun.

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VDZE Media
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 29, 2020

Hunt: Showdown has been a difficult game to review, then. When you’re in the swing of things, perhaps with a friend or two in tow, you can easily sink a number of hours into the game if you let its undeniably addictive nature sink its claws into you. However, it’s hard to recommend to anyone except the most die-hard fans of this particular niche, due to its exceptionally steep learning curve and consistently unforgiving nature.

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