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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 144 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 82 out of 144
  2. Negative: 32 out of 144
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  1. Feb 22, 2020
    5
    This game is kind of a mess, but has a lot of potential. A lot of balance issue that makes the game completely un-fun for lower level players that don't have access to these broken skill/guns for themselves. Very clunky movement, very slow camera even at max sensitivity, some of the worst shooting I've seen in an fps (which is wild for a competitive shooter), tons of crashes and bugs. OnThis game is kind of a mess, but has a lot of potential. A lot of balance issue that makes the game completely un-fun for lower level players that don't have access to these broken skill/guns for themselves. Very clunky movement, very slow camera even at max sensitivity, some of the worst shooting I've seen in an fps (which is wild for a competitive shooter), tons of crashes and bugs. On the positive end, this game has incredible audio, horrific monster design, a lot of different and interesting mechanics to use against monster and players. This game needs some serious work before I'd consider it a competent game but I'd be happy to play it again when the issues are addressed. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2020
    6
    Hunt Showdown, a great concept with not so great execution
    Hunt Showdown is a competitive online First Person shooter game here youre thrown into one of twomaps, to take own one or two of two bosses as either a team of two or solo..
    See the problem yet? Theres a lot of 2s going on here… only 2 maps.. only 2 bosses… and this is part o what drags Hunt Showdown down.. Here you spawn in the
    Hunt Showdown, a great concept with not so great execution
    Hunt Showdown is a competitive online First Person shooter game here youre thrown into one of twomaps, to take own one or two of two bosses as either a team of two or solo..
    See the problem yet? Theres a lot of 2s going on here… only 2 maps.. only 2 bosses… and this is part o what drags Hunt Showdown down..
    Here you spawn in the map as a hunter.. you recruit hunters with coin earned during play, and your goal is to track down and kill the boss of the map before the other players do and get out of there without being killed yourself… and this is where the competitive play comes into play.. you have a couple options here.. run around and search for the 3 clues that will mark the boss on the map.. or go after the sounds of gunshots in the distance, and take out players and leave with all the glory for yourself and your team mate… there are plenty of zombie like creatures, and a healthy variety around to stop you from doing both… not only do you hav to kill off enemy players, but these zombies as well.. all while making sure you have a healthy amount of ammo to take on either the butcher or a giant spider.. These moments of ealing with these enemies is what makes Hunt Showdown feel so complete, so tense, so hectic, and so terrifying.. the life of your bounty hunter can be over in an instant because of one bad swam of enemies…
    the concept of hunt showdown is great, but once you’ve seen all there is to see.. which will take about 3 hours… theres not much incentive to keep going.. at least there wasn’t for me…theres no addictive hook that had me wanting to come back for more.. theres no story… theres not a variety of maps to explore.. theres not a variety of monsters to hunt down.. theres two.. just two.. not only that, finding a game and loading into one is painfully slow… which really kills your incetive to play as well.. I was becoming impatient to the point where I just didn’t care to play anymore… in a game with no respawns, its important that matchmaking is in and out much like fortnite… considering you can die quickly after a match starts, it drains the patients of the player to have to wait so long to hop back in, And I feel much like me, most players will be done with this game sooner rather than later.. .
    I feel like Hunt Showdown has potential with more game modes, possibly a 3 life mode for example, and definitely more bosses and maps, but as it stands right now, hunt showdown feels like a bare bones early access game..
    Hunt Showdown is one of those games where you know its for you or not.. if youre not sure.. it problaby isn’t..
    I give Hunt Showdown
    a 6.5/10
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  3. Jun 18, 2020
    5
    Loooong loading times!
    Cant much make everytime i did the higher lvls let me play alone
    I really enjoy the solo tutorial mission
    There is potential in these game i tried to like it but i didnt !!!!
  4. Apr 7, 2020
    5
    The game atmosphere is a 10, but the clunky controls, pc minded menu and long load times will likely kill this game off quickly on console. It could be a great game if they would have ported it right but as it is right now it's a terrible port and probably the clunkiest controls I've ever used in a shooter game on PS4, it was designed on PC first and they didn't implement any changes aimedThe game atmosphere is a 10, but the clunky controls, pc minded menu and long load times will likely kill this game off quickly on console. It could be a great game if they would have ported it right but as it is right now it's a terrible port and probably the clunkiest controls I've ever used in a shooter game on PS4, it was designed on PC first and they didn't implement any changes aimed towards console and so it feels like a cash grab in that sense. There is fun to be had but it's not worth the full price of admission. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2020
    7
    This amazing game goes to great lengths to make you NOT like it. Unfortunately, that truly is Hunt: Showdown's overriding design principle. Which is incredibly unfortunate because if you're in the mood for a unique and intense multiplayer experience this game is easily worth the asking price. But you have to make what seems to me to be an unnecessary commitment to this game when muchThis amazing game goes to great lengths to make you NOT like it. Unfortunately, that truly is Hunt: Showdown's overriding design principle. Which is incredibly unfortunate because if you're in the mood for a unique and intense multiplayer experience this game is easily worth the asking price. But you have to make what seems to me to be an unnecessary commitment to this game when much could be done on the developers' side to make everyone happy. I still recommend the game, but if your frustration tolerance is low don't bother, maybe just watch some YT videos about it. Expand
  6. Mar 3, 2020
    7
    The atmosphere of this game is quite unique! Servers are sometimes available. Game is not for everyone.
  7. Jul 15, 2020
    5
    It's probably the most inspired effort of the recent wave of battle royale mode titles. The theme is pretty unique and the implementation of binaural audio adds a new level of unique strategy to the game. Unfortunately. On the ps4 the title suffers from a large number of technical issues - lots of pop in, poor net codes and a variable framerate during gameplay . These technicalIt's probably the most inspired effort of the recent wave of battle royale mode titles. The theme is pretty unique and the implementation of binaural audio adds a new level of unique strategy to the game. Unfortunately. On the ps4 the title suffers from a large number of technical issues - lots of pop in, poor net codes and a variable framerate during gameplay . These technical shortcomings negatively effect the gameplay due to life or death scenarios requiring pixel perfect, split second precision on a controller. There's also an overwhelming number of contemporary multiplayer gimmicks such as inflated virtual currencies and the existence of microtransaction boosters. Expand
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Edge Magazine
    Mar 26, 2020
    90
    Provides you with plenty of stealth mechanics but leagues of ground to cover, and that tension is deadly. [Issue#344, p.116]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 12, 2020
    90
    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]
  3. Mar 11, 2020
    80
    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.