Ready, aim, fire!
Unsurprisingly enough, this is the third entry in the long running Deer Hunter series of specialized shooting games. Fortunately, this one is a lot better than the dire second title, The Hunt Continues, but it remains something that is only likely to appeal to hardcore hunting fans who can't be bothered to go out in the real world. This one is pretty similar to earlier games, and gives you the opportunity to venture out into the forest and shoot cute animals with high powered guns. It's a bit more strategic than just blasting away though, and you'll need to set up hides, lay down bait to draw them in, while considering things like wind direction, ammo and so on if you are to prove successful. The main mode here is Season, which offers the most variation and replay value, with things like a notebook to help keep track of where you've placed bait and to look up information on the animals, while outside of the mode, you've now got more customization options. You can choose various items for your hunter's appearance, while there's also a range of items, guns, and gadgets that will help out your hunting. As far as such games go, this is probably one of the better ones on the market and if you're into this kind of thing, this should probably be in your collection. There's enough options and challenge to keep you going for some time, with a reasonable amount of tension to be found in stalking your prey. The visuals are solid enough but for the average punter looking to shoot things, you're probably better off with good old Doom.