Deer Hunter 3D

Common Sense Media says

Violent shooter is too much for sensitive kids.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Intuitive controls and plentiful tips help the beginning virtual hunter start taking down trophies in short order. The crosshairs move smoothly; a tap briefly steadies the weapon before firing. A map helps pinpoint the five heaviest animals in an area before a "hunting trip" begins.

Violence

Animals crumple realistically when shot, sometimes struggling a bit before lying still, but there is no blood. The game's enthusiastic description of the capabilities of some weapons -- "lay a swath of terror over the field" -- can be chilling, though.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

A bonus pack of three additional weapons can be purchased in-game for 99 cents. Another link launches a full screen of other Glu games available for purchase.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Hunters can email brags to friends from the trophy room. But the hunts, scores, trophy walls, and achievement lists all stay in-game, with no online gameplay or community.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated hunting game is aimed at enthusiasts, not kids. Players choose from 10 different firearms to hunt realistic-looking deer, moose, bear, and smaller animals. Kills are not gratuitously depicted, but sensitive children might be upset.

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Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

This 3D shooter based on Atari's PC game has nice atmospheric effects -- mist drifts over meadows, snow falls on woodlands -- and animals that move and react realistically. Thirty worldwide locations and plenty of bonus features keep players engaged. Even the writing is clever and makes the weapons descriptions a vivid read no matter how you feel about hunting.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Release date:April 8, 2010
Category:Sports Games
Publisher:Glu Games Inc.
Version:1.7.0

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Parent Written by915071 October 9, 2013
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14
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violence

violence
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent Written bymamma_christine December 7, 2012
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10
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Hunting Violence

My husband thinks it's okay because it's hunting. My 8 year old loves it. I'm not a huge fan of this for kids myself.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bysowhat1111 June 29, 2010
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5
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Good beginners hunting game

People call me a redneck cause I shoot animals like moose in real life. People like me who don't have to play a game to shoot an animal don't really like it. For beginners or for people that want to start hunting, try this.

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