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Hunt: Showdown (2019) 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.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Hunt: Showdown 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Shooting game with Action, Fighting, Role-Play, Simulation and Stealth elements. 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:

DurationDuration

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

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.

CostsCosts

Hunt: Showdown usually costs £25.99.
 

Hunt: Showdown

Steam Store PC £25.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • 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 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/09/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (12 online)

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

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Crytek (@Crytek)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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