Best Crossbow Hunting Games Online (Free and Paid)

The increasing popularity of archery and bowhunting has led to a frenzy for crossbow hunting games on PC, Android, XBOX, and PS3 & PS4 game consoles.

Do you want to join in the fun?

It does not matter what age you are; if you like hunting, you'll enjoy playing realistic hunting games too.

The only question is which game to choose?

There is an array of games you can find, but, to be honest, not all of them are worth your time.

We will help you find the best crossbow hunting games on the market, so keep on scrolling!

The Best Crossbow Hunting Games:

1. Deer Hunter 2016


Overview:

deer hunter 2016

The Deer Hunter 2016 game is a part of a highly popular hunting game franchise developed by Glu.

Even though the game is named Deer Hunter, you will actually have an opportunity to hunt down a plethora of animals, including goats, sheep, bears, zebras, bears, and crocodiles.

Of course, deer can be your prey too.

This is not the latest version of this game, but we prefer it to others due to its realistic approach and superb attention to detail.

deer hunter 2016

Pros:

  • Supports Android and iOS devices, PS4 and XBOX consoles, and PC
  • Outstanding graphics
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Exceptional choice of game animals and weapons, including a bow and crossbow
  • Variety of different add-ons
  • Stunning wild nature environment
  • Offers realistic hunting experience
  • Simple operation
  • More than 100 missions to choose from

Cons:

  • The missions in the field do not differ much, so there are no surprise factors that would make the game even more gripping.

2. TheHunter


TheHunter

Overview:

The Hunter game is definitely one of the most realistic hunting games you can find.

It has been designed by Expansive Worlds Avalanche Studios and earned an army of devotees worldwide, including numerous real-life hunters.

The story is set in the captivating scenery of the Evergreen Reserves.

You can practice your hunting skills at a range, track and kill your prey in one of the twelve open-world environments, or stack up against other hunters in exciting competitions designed to test your skills.

Even though there is a generous amount of content available for free, the additional clothing, weapons, equipment, and ammunition requires in-game currency, which is not that easy to earn through playing the game. 

TheHunter

Pros:

  • 100% free base game you can download and play
  • Optional subscription
  • Opportunity to chase after 40 unique animals such as blacktail & whitetail deer, reindeer, elk, turkeys, bears, wolves, foxes, rabbits, buffalos, etc.
  • Multiplayer mode for you to enjoy the game with up to seven friends
  • PC user-friendly platform
  • Very realistic - it can even help improve real-life hunting skills
  • Twelve diverse and immersive hunting reservesA plethora of weapons to give a try, from vertical bows and crossbows to shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, and an incredible choice of riffles
  • Excellent graphics

Cons:

  • You will probably have to use real-life money at some point to enjoy the game to the fullest.

3. Crysis 3


Overview:

Crysis 3

A new game made by the award-winning studio Crytek. It is a futuristic first-person shooter game set in New York City in the year 2047.

You play as a Prophet, the Nanosuit soldier who rediscovers his humanity and seeks revenge.

It is not a realistic crossbow hunting game but offers excitement and fun we simply could not overlook.

Crysis 3

Pros:

  • Supports Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows
  • Visually stunning graphics
  • Captivating futuristic environment
  • An exciting choice of weapons, including the new Predator bow
  • One of the most adventurous FPS crossbow game on our list
  • Lots of hair-raising action
  • Seven unique sandbox environments
  • Thrilling Hunter and Crash Site modes

Cons:

  • Not a true-to-life hunting game but rather an action arcade game

4. Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt


Bass Pro Shops- The Hunt

Overview:

Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt game is one of the most thrilling and entertaining hunting games for Wii and Xbox 360 game consoles.

It has been designed by the Solutions 2 Go studio and appeals to both kids and adult real-life hunters.

The setting includes the ten most famous hunting spots in North America.

The hunting gear is authentic and versatile. If you are lucky, you can track down the legendary animals that have made a reputation for themselves by escaping even the most experienced hunters.

Bass Pro Shops- The Hunt

Pros:

  • Supports Wii and Xbox 360
  • A plethora of in-game hunting gear, including gear-scents, scent eliminators, decoys, GPS mapping, ATVs, etc.
  • Ten immersing hunting environments to roam
  • Local multiplayer mode and arcade mini-games to keep you inspired
  • Option to choose between Season Hunt and Quick Hunt
  • Featuring authentic Bass Pro Shops hunting weapons such as bows & crossbows, rifles, shotguns, and handguns
  • Opportunity to track and kill record-sized deer and a variety of other animal species
  • A very entertaining game that appeals to younger players as well
  • Beginner-friendly

Cons:

  • Gamers that prefer arcade games might find this game lacking action and thrill. It sometimes takes quite a bit of time before you hunt down your prey.

5. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts


Cabela’s Big Game Hunter - Pro Hunts

Overview:

Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts comes as a hunting video game, built by Cauldron Ltd. and distributed by Activision Publishing, Inc.

The game is set in four different hunting environments.

The player's goal is to complete assignments like hunting specific animals with a large number of weapons, including bows, crossbows, rifles, and shotguns through the campaign.

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter - Pro Hunts

Pros:

  • This platform supports Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3, as well as Windows.
  • Four different North American hunting areas (Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeas) offer different animals to track down and hunt.
  • Realistic scenarios and true-to-life animal movements such as scared or angered animals charging at you
  • Game boss animals in each of the hunting areas to hunt down before you can advance to the next area
  • A rather successful mix of realism and arcade feel
  • Superb sound quality
  • The excellent tutorial makes this game beginner-friendly and suitable for young users

Cons:

  • Made for single players - no possibility to hunt with your friends
  • Poor visuals - performance and frame rate issues
  • Advanced gamers or crossbow hunters might find this game too easy to play or consider the guiding commentary offered by professional hunters intrusive and preachy.

What are you waiting for? Start playing and choose your favorite crossbow hunting game!

Robert Gate

Hi, I’m Robert Gate – an avid hunter and founder of ArcheryTopic.com. I grew up in Texas, USA and learned archery from my dad when I was a child. He gave me a Mathew bow as a gift when I got 12 years old. Read my story!

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