The most realistic hunting experience awaits. Explore 11 reserves and hunt 39 unique species, ranging from waterfowl to big game. Over 80 weapons from state-of-the-art rifles to bows. Customize your load-out with stands, blinds, and dogs. Play alone or in multiplayer with up to 7 friends.
The most realistic online hunting game ever created is available now, for free! Experience the thrill of the hunt in vast, open-world environments ranging from the desolate Australian outback and overgrown swamps of Louisiana to the dramatic landscape of the Austrian Alps. As a hunter, you will use everything from crossbows to handguns and state of the art bolt action rifles to track, spot and harvest your prey. Realistic animal behaviors and persistent online features provide a living, open world where you can explore at your own pace or compete with other players for bragging rights.
- theHunter Classic was first released in 2009 and is still continuously updated with new weapons, species, environments, equipment, and features. There’s a treasure trove of content for hunters to discover here, and more is still coming!
- Hunt 44 lifelike species, all recreated in painstaking detail from looks to behaviors. Species include Bobcat, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Moose, Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Pheasant, Coyote, Red Fox, Roosevelt Elk, Wild Boar, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Mule Deer, Blacktail Deer, Feral Hog, Mallard, Canada Goose, Cottontail Rabbit, Reindeer, Alpine Ibex, European Rabbit, Red Kangaroo, Bison, Snowshoe Hare, Arctic Fox, Sitka Deer, Gadwall, American Black Duck and Northern Pintail. Just to name a few.
- Explore 11 vast and endlessly varied environments with detailed graphics, complete with a full day cycle and immersive weather effects – from the sub-arctic Alaska to the swamps of Louisiana.
- Form a hunting team and experience co-op multiplayer with up to 7 friends (or complete strangers).
- Extensive online features. Increase your skills, increase your stats and get creative with Trophy Shots. Take part in competitions and climb the leaderboards or go on challenging missions to earn achievements.
- Join the biggest and friendliest online hunting community. We are all about helping and sharing our achievements. Show off that incredible set of antlers proudly mounted in your private Trophy Lodge, or check out other accomplished hunters’ hauls for inspiration. Having trouble tracking and harvesting that big one? Ask the community, many of whom are real-life hunters, and get a helping hand.
Progressing and Acquiring Items in the Game
In theHunter Classic, a generous amount of content is available for free. Right at the outset, five huntable species (Whitetail Deer, European Rabbit, and Pheasant, plus two more animals rotating weekly), two weapons (.243 Bolt-Action Rifle & 12 GA Single Shot shotgun) and a great equipment loadout are available at no cost. Additional items such as weapons, species, licenses, and ammunition can be acquired with gm$, in-game currency that can be earned through playing the game, or em$, the in-game currency that can be purchased for real-life money or earned through winning in-game competitions.
By hunting certain species and using certain items in the game, you are able to hone your skills and improve as a hunter. As these skills increase, more abilities unlock. With time and practice, you will be able to tell weight and gender from a simple animal track and develop steadier aim for a range of weapons.
Achievements can be earned through diverse in-game activities. Each achievement adds to your HunterScore, which can be used to track and compare your progress with other hunters. Increasing your HunterScore also unlocks upgrade items such as pouches and holsters for your rifles.