Review: Deer Hunter Reloaded (PlayStation 4)

Deer Hunter will provide an authentic hunting experience for players as they venture to some of the top-rated hunting regions in North America from the plains of West.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 8.59 GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Opening tutorials with ongoing pop-ups.
  • Hunt animals gameplay.
  • Hunting lodge- Shows off your trophies and unlocked weapons. Also houses your stats.
  • Sensitivity and invert axis controller options.
  • Binoculars- Use to mark targets, See names. Has thermal and zoom options.
  • Three locations with each having a few areas with two to three sections.
  • Loadout- Main sniper, Shotgun, and binoculars.
  • Can upgrade weapons like ammo capacity, Range, and recoil.
  • Earn EXP from doing missions and objectives to unlock the ability to buy new weapons.
  • Earn cash to buy weapons and upgrades.
  • Able to jump locations quickly and easily.
  • Objectives- Three types- Progression (unlock new hunts and areas) side missions (bonus EXP and cash) and contracts (Timed bonus EXP and cash).
  • Each place has a handy path marked out to help navigate.
  • Can crouch and prone.
  • Slow motion kills on perfect shots.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • Fun to play.
  • Scratches the hunting itch.
  • End the hunt session when you want.
  • Some really nice locations.
  • Objectives seem to keep rolling so you are never forced to go to a new location.
  • Random attacks from bigger enemies like bears.
  • 16 weapons to unlock.
  • HUD- Simple looking, Has noise meter and ammo counter and a compass.
  • Multiple shot types in terms of hits. You can do lung shots, Headshots, and heart shots. Different shots give more EXP and cash.
  • Infinite ammo.

Cons:

  • No dedicated run button.
  • Slow aiming regardless of sensitivity.
  • Slow movement in general.
  • No penalty for killing non-trophy animals and kills outside of missions.
  • Cannot claim the trophies.
  • Invisible walls.
  • No weather effects like rain, Night time.
  • Can hold breath for better aiming but you have no indicator or help.
  • Aim assist hinders more than it helps.
  • Get unlocks but you don’t get descriptions or a place to view them.
  • Progress is slow for both EXP and cash.
  • Keeps repeating objectives and missions.
  • Some ugly textures.
  • Random glitches like animals disappearing or acting strange and floating trees.
  • No bait mechanic.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
7.6/10

Summary

So for the record, I love hunting games. I have my favourite and that Alaskan adventures by Cabela. It is the game I hold all other hunting games too. Anyway here we get a lot more streamlined experience. You dont need to get permits or vehicles and sit still for hours, A lot more of an arcade approach you get an objective and just go. No penalty for messing up except scaring off your target and adding more time. I like this game personally as it is nice to have a quicker experience but I just wish we could have a bit faster progressions or just faster movement and a tighter shooting model. That aside the game is solid and a lot of fun. Th locations especially Alaska is lush to explore and hunt in. I hope to see more content but I wont hold my breath. The game does a good job of bringing in new and old players alike but figuring out mechanics is messy as you get no guidance. I have lost countless hours to the hunting as I just really dig the whole premis. In short if you want to get your hunt on, You can do a lot worst than Deer hunter reloaded, Its a fun solid game and completely playable and worthwhile.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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