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Video GameHunt: Showdown Review
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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Hunt: Showdown is a high stakes shooting game set in the 1895 swamps of Louisiana, where you are hunting savage, nightmarish monsters. Either alone or in teams you search for clues to find and defeat the target before other players. You are then revealed to the other players and must race to an exit with your spoils. If you die you are out and must wait for the next round.

Play is highly competitive with human and computer enemies. You use sound, occult dark sight powers and stealth to outwit hand kill human players. It's high stakes because if you die in the main game you lose your character and their equipment forever. You gain characters by either purchasing them with in-game currency, or win Quick Play matches to earn characters.

It's a gory game that is design for older players who want to spend time (or money) developing characters that they then put on the line to go into missions with other players.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 20/09/2019

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Role-Play, Shooting, Simulation and Stealth

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: Crytek (@Crytek)

Players: 1 (12 online)




Play Time: It takes between 20 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 12-player online game. Play alone or in teams of two or three with up to 12 players on the map.

Cross-Platform: You can play across console but not PC and console.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for graphic violence. Violence consists of using a variety of weapons to hack or gun down the zombie-like creatures that roam around before banishing them through dark portals. Large amounts of blood and gore effects are shown, and the player can cause explosive decapitations using head-shots.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Hunt: Showdown usually costs £34.99 to £74.99. 

Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown: Deluxe Edition

Hunt: Showdown: Gold Edition

Hunt: Showdown: Platinum Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £74.99

Hunt: Showdown: Starter Hunter Edition

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of cosmetic items (such as character and weapon skins) and convenience features (extra Character slots), Blood Bonds.

There are also additional content you can purchase:
  • Hunt: Showdown - The Prodigal Daughter
  • Hunt Showdown - Ronin
  • Hunt: Showdown - Death's Herald


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