Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. 95
    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.
  2. Edge Magazine
    Mar 26, 2020
    Provides you with plenty of stealth mechanics but leagues of ground to cover, and that tension is deadly. [Issue#344, p.116]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 12, 2020
    A return to form for Crytek that defies busy FPS norms. Like its ’orrible spiders, Hunt: Showdown is constantly shifting and very hard to put in a box. Get yourself online and join in the hunting fun. [Issue#173, p.86]
  4. Feb 20, 2020
    The PS4 version is very close to the PC version even if it a bit less impressive visually. There are a few graphic bugs on the water surfaces, nothing really bad. Whether it's for matchmaking or framerate, the experience is complete. Clearly the best co-op FPS of 2019.
  5. Mar 2, 2020
    Hunt: Showdown's unique horror-infused mix of PvE and PvP will frustrate you... but more and often than not it will also leave you with one hell of a story to tell.
  6. Feb 20, 2020
    Tense hunt for dangerous creatures in an interesting setting.
  7. 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.
  8. 80
    From tense standoff gameplay to the 19th century Louisana meets survival horror PVE elements. Hunt Showdown is a tense, tactical multiplayer experience that circumvents the tired battle-royale genre by being something unique. Excellent sound design and atmospheric visuals round off the package, with only a few infrequent bugs that get in the way.
  9. Mar 4, 2020
    Hunt Showdown is a thrilling and original take on the battle royale genre. Hunt and be hunted for the best rewards whilst walking through the lands of 19th century Louisiana. Despite some minor technical flaws, the first-person shooter succeeds in delivering both exciting and terrifying co-op experience.
  10. 80
    It’s just exhilarating to play, and despite sometimes being a little slow, is often a perfect game to settle into with some friends for a good night of raucous laughter, and the occasional guttural squeak of fear as a monster warps behind you or sends a swarm of locusts after you. It’s unlike most of what you can play out there, and it holds up just as well on consoles.
  11. Feb 25, 2020
    Despite exasperating a few problems from the original version, Hunt: Showdown on console is still an experience worth living. Some graphic and audio limits on a normal PS4 and the 30 fps locked frame rate are not enough to ruin a truly unique gaming experience; it is still easy to recommend the title to anyone who is even minimally interested in a less chaotic and more strategic horror shooter.
  12. Feb 25, 2020
    Hunt: Showdown delivers a tactical FPS that blends PvE and PvP in a cooperative and competitive way. Even if the console version remains a little below the PC version in terms of graphics, it's still an original and efficient game. If you're bound to repeat the same actions over and over again, the concept of lineage, with the permanent death of the hunters, allows to compensate a bit for that. In the same way, we would have liked more maps and bosses, or even more game modes to get our hands on. The tense and oppressive atmosphere is really pleasant, as is the soundtrack and the spatial management of the game. We can play one game after the other without being too reluctant about these little details.
  13. 80
    Hunt: Showdown is perfect for gamers who are in it for the long haul. Those that love the rush of endorphins that come with a long-sought-after victory, and who are okay with death after death after near-victory after dumb mistake/disconnection/other tragedy that hinders an otherwise flawless ascent towards the next bloodline level.
  14. Feb 24, 2020
    Hunt: Showdown is a terrifying experience that is unlike anything else you’ll find on PlayStation 4. Horror fans will find a lot to love, as will fans of unique shooters, and the game has already established quite an audience on other platforms. More content will inevitably trickle out in the coming months, but for now this is the kind of scare-fest that’s easy to recommend – an addictive, nerve-shredding title, but one that feels like a wonderful (and somehow horrible) first step in a long road.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Feb 22, 2020
    Hunt: Showdown delivers a deep, hardcore PvPvE shooter experience. In terms of atmosphere, lore and sound design the game really stands out, but the console version has to deal with some issues.
  19. Feb 20, 2020
    Hunt Showdown is a tactical shooter like no other you´ve ever played. It delivers a great balance between fights, horror elements, stealth... set in 19th century Louisiana. On the downside there is no single player mode and we encountered some problems with matchmaking.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Mar 8, 2020
    Quotation forthcoming.
  24. 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.
  25. 60
    Hunt could have been so much more. As a hypothetical single player game, in which you carefully research a mark as you make your way through a deep south Gothic nightmare towards the final, hellish, confrontation, Hunt could have been something truly special. But commercial reality won't allow for that. Multiplayer shooters and content-driven live services are where the money's at, and in chasing the money Crytek has produced something that's a whole lot of fun to play, but ultimately shallow, vapid, and a complete waste of all the effort that went into the theme and design of the thing.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 145 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 145
  2. Negative: 32 out of 145
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    Great game with amazing atmosphere! Imagine a cross between Bloodborne and Rainbow Six Siege and you will have an idea of how cool Hunt is.Great game with amazing atmosphere! Imagine a cross between Bloodborne and Rainbow Six Siege and you will have an idea of how cool Hunt is. Nerve wrecking competitive multiplayer to keep the players on the edge of their seats. Plus, one of the best soundtracks ever made for a game! Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2020
    I am very sad to see Crytek has spent so long working on so little. This is an unfinished game on an outdated game engine. I understand theyI am very sad to see Crytek has spent so long working on so little. This is an unfinished game on an outdated game engine. I understand they were trying the "spooky" or "eerie" fps. But perpetual daytime with semi-loaded textures is pretty stupid. Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2020
    Too hard and repetitive to play for anyone who's not a masochist. You're going to spend most of your time in a loading screen. Very bad PS4Too hard and repetitive to play for anyone who's not a masochist. You're going to spend most of your time in a loading screen. Very bad PS4 optimization, clunky controls. Nice atmosphere though. Full Review »