The game was released in 2014, and its developer was Cauldron. It is an excellent version of the entire series, representing a true realistic hunting simulator. During the game, players can take advice from well-known real-life hunters.
The game is completely single-player without multiplayer. The plot is quite interesting: the player arrives in North America and wants to gain hunting experience from experienced hunters. During the game, missions are carried out for initial tracking of the prey and its subsequent capture. Players can choose specific hunting weapons, as well as effective hunting methods. To advance to the next level, a specific animal must be caught under particularly difficult conditions.
Animals behave the same way in the game as they do in real life. Small creatures are easily frightened by any movement, while large animals like bears or boars can easily attack the hunter themselves. Different weapons can be used, as well as different ammunition. Equipment such as binoculars, odor neutralizers, and other items can be used. For convenience, players can choose the type of optical sight for their weapon. During hunting, players must consider the direction of the wind, as the animal can smell the player and get scared, and strong winds may require adjusting the projectile’s flight vector.
The game features excellent animal anatomy. If a bullet hits the heart or head, the animal immediately dies. If the animal is only grazed, it may continue to flee from its pursuer for a while. However, if a bullet hits the lungs, the animal will collapse after a short time, and in the case of hitting the stomach, the meat will have to be discarded. It is necessary to follow all these rules, as the game is more realistic than previous versions.