Hunt Showdown, A Breath Of Fresh Air

Recently Hunt Showdown released on the PlayStation 4, and I’ve been obsessed with it. It was locked in early access on Steam for at least a year before finally releasing in full to the world. It’s definitely a game that should be on everyone’s radar in 2020.

Hunt Showdown is an online survival horror game where players are dropped into an open world to compete for bounties. The bounties are on the heads of three deadly boss monsters where players, called hunters, must kill and get to an extraction point to claim their rewards. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was that easy? Other hunters have to opprotunity to ambush the bounty carrier and steal it for themselves! It adds an interesting risk/reward element to an already unforgiving game.

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Besides the terrifying boss monsters, the world is full of legions of disturbing, unique creatures roaming the land scape. Zombies, Hell Hounds, and flaming, exploding Immolators are just a skim of the horrors hunters face. One particular creature that haunts my freaking nightmares is the Hive. She’s this disturbing, mutilated walking corpse with a bee hive protruding from her body. Yeah, a bee hive. When hunters get too close, she sends out a wave of poisonous bees to swarm any unlucky player. Seriously nightmare fuel.

When not fighting terrifying creatures and other players, you should take a moment to enjoy the world built by Crytek. The game is set in the 1890s, deep in the swamps of Louisiana. The poorly constructed buildings, and abandoned villages sets the stage for a dark, immersive horror experience everytime you play.

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Hunt Showdown is by far one of the most unique shooters I’ve seen in a long time. I would almost go out on a limb and say it’s a coop experience with light PvP. I’ve honestly been killed more by monsters than actual players. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should. It’s a unique horror experience that’s sure to be around for the foreseeable future.