Deer Hunter 3D

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Violent shooter is too much for sensitive kids.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

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
Language
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

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written by915071 October 9, 2013
Adult Written bymamma_christine December 7, 2012

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.
Teen, 13 years old Written bysowhat1111 June 29, 2010

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 l... Continue reading

Is it any good?

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.

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