A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find 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 & Scariness
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.
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Products & Purchases
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.
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.
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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