There's a reason hunting video games have been around for a long time. They allow people to experience hunting without actually heading into the woods or harming a living creature. Whether you’re just looking for entertainment or for something to do during the off season, you should check out the top 10 online hunting games, both free and for a few "bucks."
This game is one of the top realistic free hunting games on the internet. In theHunter, you immerse yourself in an open world where you can explore nine hunting reserves based on actual Scandinavian, Central European, North American, and Australian environments. And you can show off your skills while you play with friends. After a quick registration, you’re free to play. Find this game at thehunter.com.
- Deer Hunt Legends
Don’t be fooled by the name. While the title says “deer,” you can hunt more than just this four-legged beast. You can hunt rhinos, lions, and more. You can even kill a T-rex in this fun game. The animals have a tendency to attack you in return, so it becomes a game of who will be the hunter and who will be the prey. You can find this game on Steam for $4.99.
- Cabela’s Big Game Hunter
Cabela's Big Game Hunter is a mobile app available on Google Play and iTunes. Like all Cabela games, you can find and kill big game from across the globe. Some of the most dangerous animals in the world become your prey. You can find this app by searching “Cabela’s Big Game Hunter.”
- Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts
If you’re looking for a game with a plot, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts is the game for you. When a hunting trip goes awry, two brothers lose their father to a deadly grizzly bear. Ten years later, the siblings reunite in Africa to hunt creatures that are causing havoc on the villagers. Not only is there an enticing story mode, there is also an arcade on-rails shooter that allows players to kill waves of animals.
For a unique hunting experience, look into Rake. While most games allow you to hunt lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!), Rake allows you to hunt supernatural creatures. Skinwalkers, Chupacabras, and Rakes are dangerous creatures that will kill you if they find you first. In this game, you play a scientist who wants to find and kill these unknown creatures. You can buy this game on Steam for $4.99.
- Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures
While you can hunt birds and fish, you can also hunt all land-dwelling creatures in this one game. This simulation is one of the most realistic you’ll find. It uses actual hunting rules and regulations, penalizing you if you choose to break them. The shooting system also rewards you for successfully killing an animal without causing too much damage or pain, while punishing you for making the animal suffer. You can find this game on Amazon for $4.49.
- Cabela’s Big Game Hunter Pro Hunts
Cabela knows how to do hunting right. With a wide array of weapons and several different types of animals to hunt, Big Game Hunter Pro Hunts is one of the top hunting games of all time. It’s easy to use and has massive maps you can immerse yourself in. While it’s not as realistic as some of the other options, it’s still one of the top hunting games of all time—and it's free.
- Deer Hunter 2014
Deer Hunter has been around for several years, but in the last few years, the company has definitely shown us what it can do. In Deer Hunter 2014, you’re allowed to live the life of a hunter. The game has a wide variety of locations, including forests in North America and the savannahs of Africa. While hunting, you can upgrade your weapons to kill bigger, more elusive creatures. With more than 100 types of animals to hunt, this game will definitely keep you entertained. You can find it for mobile devices on both Google Play and iTunes.
- Hunting Unlimited?
Whether you’re looking to hunt a lion, deer, or elephant, Hunting Unlimited has it all. There is an amazing amount of diversity in maps, animals, and weapons. Depending on your map, the species will change and adapt to the environment. It’s quite realistic, even if the graphics may not be the best. From the African savannah to North America’s Rocky Mountains, you can hunt without any of the risk and all of the reward.
- World Hunter
Stalk your prey by following tracks or trails, earn trophies for kills, and experience a realistic hunting environment with World Hunter. In this game, you can customize down to what type of ammo you use. You can choose from three maps and hunt game such as bighorn sheep, whitetail deer, and coyotes.