Hunt: Showdown Reviews

Hunt: Showdown is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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PC Gamer
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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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Metro GameCentral
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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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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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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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IGN Spain
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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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VG247
Top Critic
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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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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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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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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Sep 26, 2019

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

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
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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8 / 10
Feb 24, 2020

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

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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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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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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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Atomix
Top Critic
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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8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2020

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

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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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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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