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Version 2.1 now released! - General bug fixes


  • • 6 hunting adventures with over 300 scenarios featuring gorgeous whitetail deer, elk, moose, sheep, antelope and caribou.
  • • Brand new Adventure Mode featuring a unique challenge based gameplay
  • • New high resolution graphics and environments completely rebuilt for the Windows 8 platform.
  • • Compete with your Xbox friends for Hunter Hero and the highest scores across complete adventures, individual treks and sites
  • • Customizable Trophy Room featuring over 30 different Big Buck Hunter ™ themed trophies
  • • Addictive click/touch to shoot gameplay tailored for the Windows 8 experience
  • • Try your luck on your favorite bonus games like Pie in the Sky, Pappy's Porch, and Frog Flippin'
  • • Share an image of your customized Trophy Room via the Windows 8 Share Charm

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5 stars out of 5
· 1/24/2016
Just like shooting animals on a computer!

Great game to pass the time, but you don't actually hurt anything. Very responsive, level progression is great in terms of difficulty and new scenarios. Drawback: No matter how great a hunter, you do not get to have for dinner what you have capped on screen.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/15/2016
Great but...

I would give this 5 stars, but there are DLC animals that you can't hunt without a CREDIT CARD. And since I don't have one. I can't hunt these animals. Wish I could just use my funds in my Microsoft account instead.

3 stars out of 5
· 7/28/2015
Nicely Made Game, Leaves Me Wishing For More

This game is a pretty nicely designed game but it leaves has plenty of room for improvement. The game starts to get redundant with hunt after hunt looking the same. There could be different weapons, more animals, don't tie up the achievements to having competition with friends you don't have to play the game, target the game to the 10-18 group of people, remove the same redundant AI telling you the same thing every single time you do something. I like the game as it's different that an FPS, strategy game, or puzzle, but I know this franchise has been around for sometime so I knew they could have done a lot better.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/14/2014
Big Buck hunter

I like big buck hunter but I'm not sure if anyone else has the problem with the main screen that stays in the center when you try to play. This is the only problem I find with this otherwise it is a good game. Please fix this issue

1 stars out of 5
· 6/30/2013
Worst game EVER.

Sounded cool, good graphics, kill deer... Well, this game is utterly unrealistic. Apparently, you can drop a buck by shooting it in the tip of the nose, but a spine shot or shoulder shot won't do fruckall. The only way to drop them in this game is to hit anywhere in the head (including the nose!) or in the VERY bottom of the chest. I literally grazed one there (as in, barely touched it's fur) and it dropped. But, shooting shoulders, spine AND neck didn't even slow one down. Don't buy this game!!

5 stars out of 5
· 6/8/2013
So much fun, great game!

Great graphics, fun game play, and loads of fun!

5 stars out of 5
· 3/18/2013

Arcade style cool hunting game. Once you get the controls down its really enjoyable!!

5 stars out of 5
· 3/7/2013
Awesome! Finally a game done right!!!

You guys must have the wrong tablet because this game plays flawless on the XPS 10. I own at this game in the arcade and now continue to own at home against the kids. This has better graphics than the arcade! (designers - how do you accomplish the anti-aliasing so well in this game? Please share your secrets with the rest of the game design world) If you are a fan of the arcade please purchase will love it. Click on the arcade machine in the back of the lodge. Now thatsBuck Hunter

4 stars out of 5
· 3/3/2013
Few flaws

Overall this game is ok. Its fun once you get used to it. I agree with some of the other people that the aiming is terrible. You have to aim in front of where you want to shoot in order to hit the spot your wanting to. I would also like to see that they add the option to choose your gun before you go out and hunt. Right now you have one gun, unlimited bullets, and can reload as fast as you can tap the screen or click your mouse. Really unrealistic. Other than that its pretty fun. Hope this helps

1 stars out of 5
· 2/23/2013

Game is laggy, making using a mouse near impossible. It also forces you to lead your shots, making the one hit critical kills almost impossible. To put it in perspective, I spent almost four hours attempting a five star on the FIRST LEVEL. I would pay them to take this game back and give me back my wasted time. Simply an awful showing...