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As little interest as I personally have in hunting simulation games, I can't deny the appeal of the genre which has seen the ongoing App Store success in John Moffett's iHunt 3D [App Store]. Well, today Glu has entered the market with Deer Hunter 3D [App Store] which promises to be "the most realistic hunting simulation."

Features listed by the developer include:

  • Virtual hunting simulation with realistic 3D visuals
  • 3 Worldwide locations with 27 different shooting locations
  • Use your scope to zoom in for more precise and devastating kills
  • Developer your hunter's skills in accuracy, reflexes, endurance, and tracking
  • View your best kills and achievements in the trophy room
  • Unlock new weapons, skills hunts by bagging the biggest animals

The game is being discussed in our forums.

App Store Link: Deer Hunter 3D, $5.99

  • Spindler

    Wow, what garbage.

    • boomer

      couldn't agree more...

    • SalsaMD

      Care to elaborate? Is this a statement of principle or content?

  • Spindler

    Wow, what garbage.

    • boomer

      couldn't agree more...

    • SalsaMD

      Care to elaborate? Is this a statement of principle or content?

  • GodSon

    Looks a whole lot better than the other games of this type that is currently in the app store. If you can adventure out like whether it be near and/or far in search of your prize i'm sold. all the other features sound awesome.

  • GodSon

    Looks a whole lot better than the other games of this type that is currently in the app store. If you can adventure out like whether it be near and/or far in search of your prize i'm sold. all the other features sound awesome.

  • LBG

    I think 3D Trophy Whitetail Hunting is better. It is cheaper, it has better graphics and you can move around in different environments.

    • SalsaMD

      Cheaper is irrelevant wrt whether it is better unless the playing field is otherwise exactly equal. Have you actually played this Glu game, or is your assessment based on the above text and static images alone?

  • LBG

    I think 3D Trophy Whitetail Hunting is better. It is cheaper, it has better graphics and you can move around in different environments.

    • SalsaMD

      Cheaper is irrelevant wrt whether it is better unless the playing field is otherwise exactly equal. Have you actually played this Glu game, or is your assessment based on the above text and static images alone?

  • Hunter

    The person that wrote that 3D trophy whitetail is better most likely works for hands-on cause there is no way you can honestly tell me that 3d trophy whitetail is a better game. Yes you can walk around, but it takes way too long to encounter an animal. When you find an animal and shoot at it, it does not even react. Also, the controls for 3d trophy are a mess, with multiple bars at the top. Am I alone in thinking this?

  • Hunter

    The person that wrote that 3D trophy whitetail is better most likely works for hands-on cause there is no way you can honestly tell me that 3d trophy whitetail is a better game. Yes you can walk around, but it takes way too long to encounter an animal. When you find an animal and shoot at it, it does not even react. Also, the controls for 3d trophy are a mess, with multiple bars at the top. Am I alone in thinking this?

  • Marlon

    This game promotes and encourages aggressions towards animals. Should be banned from the app store. Go watch the short "Earthlings."

  • Marlon

    This game promotes and encourages aggressions towards animals. Should be banned from the app store. Go watch the short "Earthlings."

  • menom

    yeah - although I recognise that hunting is still big in some parts of America, it's pretty distasteful to lots of people (both in and out of the US)

    I can usderstand people hunting for food and or controlling population, but to make a sport of it is a bit sick, in my opinion

    what's next week? - a seal-clubbing app from a Canadian dev?

    • Dan

      How can they make a Deer Hunter game without Christopher Walken and russian roulette?

  • menom

    yeah - although I recognise that hunting is still big in some parts of America, it's pretty distasteful to lots of people (both in and out of the US)

    I can usderstand people hunting for food and or controlling population, but to make a sport of it is a bit sick, in my opinion

    what's next week? - a seal-clubbing app from a Canadian dev?

    • Dan

      How can they make a Deer Hunter game without Christopher Walken and russian roulette?

  • JollyDrifter

    There is nothing wrong with hunting, we are after all natural born killers.

    Just because you like furry creatures being killed doesn't mean its wrong.

    • estyst

      All primates (but one species) are herbivores. We are not born hunters - we just extend/diversify our diet.

      • Anthropologist

        Diet is about opportunity, and the reason our species has been so successful is that our diet is so varied. We naturally are omnivorous, NOT herbivorous. Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Orangutans (all of the primates we share the most DNA with) do actually eat meat. It may not be the bulk of their diet, but they are omnivorous like us. And for all the whining liberals out their, destruction of habitat is MUCH more devastating to species (like the suburbs you live in) then hunting!! Unless you live in a hut in the woods, shut up!! Predation is a natural way of population control and protects the environment.

      • Kris Jones

        Have you never seen Monkey's eat each other?

      • jon

        "Unless you live in a hut in the woods, shut up!!"

        That argument is silly and disingenuous. If you know anything at all, which you seem to want to imply, then you know what a bogus argument that is.

        Also, habitat destruction isn't always the most damaging thing. For example. tell that to the American buffalo or the wolf. Or the dang primates that you are so quick to use as an example. They were over hunted first— the habitat damage is just a newer nail in their coffin.

        You also seem to imagine that all of us live in the suburbs. Odd.

        You also use the wrong "there."

        Hunting isn't for me, but what I really can't stand is people who are personally offended just because someone doesn't share your point of view. It certainly doesn't give you license to be hostile or ridiculous.

  • JollyDrifter

    There is nothing wrong with hunting, we are after all natural born killers.

    Just because you like furry creatures being killed doesn't mean its wrong.

    • estyst

      All primates (but one species) are herbivores. We are not born hunters - we just extend/diversify our diet.

      • Anthropologist

        Diet is about opportunity, and the reason our species has been so successful is that our diet is so varied. We naturally are omnivorous, NOT herbivorous. Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Orangutans (all of the primates we share the most DNA with) do actually eat meat. It may not be the bulk of their diet, but they are omnivorous like us. And for all the whining liberals out their, destruction of habitat is MUCH more devastating to species (like the suburbs you live in) then hunting!! Unless you live in a hut in the woods, shut up!! Predation is a natural way of population control and protects the environment.

      • Kris Jones

        Have you never seen Monkey's eat each other?

      • jon

        "Unless you live in a hut in the woods, shut up!!"

        That argument is silly and disingenuous. If you know anything at all, which you seem to want to imply, then you know what a bogus argument that is.

        Also, habitat destruction isn't always the most damaging thing. For example. tell that to the American buffalo or the wolf. Or the dang primates that you are so quick to use as an example. They were over hunted first— the habitat damage is just a newer nail in their coffin.

        You also seem to imagine that all of us live in the suburbs. Odd.

        You also use the wrong "there."

        Hunting isn't for me, but what I really can't stand is people who are personally offended just because someone doesn't share your point of view. It certainly doesn't give you license to be hostile or ridiculous.

  • menom

    some of us have evolved more than others

  • menom

    some of us have evolved more than others

  • Reason21

    ^^ agreed

  • Reason21

    ^^ agreed

  • Greg

    Way to go TAers...

    Its a damn game. I play games where I shoot people. I don't hunt but do I really have room to ridicule a hunting GAME when I rather enjoy games that involve shooting humans?

    Here's my simple approach with rationality that anyone here can adhere to: I'm not buying the game because it doesn't interest me. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Problem solved.

  • Greg

    Way to go TAers...

    Its a damn game. I play games where I shoot people. I don't hunt but do I really have room to ridicule a hunting GAME when I rather enjoy games that involve shooting humans?

    Here's my simple approach with rationality that anyone here can adhere to: I'm not buying the game because it doesn't interest me. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Problem solved.

  • Matt

    menom: Hunting is essential to keep a healthy deer and stag population. If we wouldn't hunt them, an overpopulation ould develop and the animals would get sick and die a much worse death.

    But this all is of course impossible to understand to thise who buy their meat vacuum wrapped on a polystyrol plate.

    So unless you are a milk-avoiding vegan wearing weed shoes, you should probably just shut up.

    • menom

      Don't tell me to shut up you muppet. If you read what I wrote you'd have seen that I said hunting can justified in terms of population control.

      What I object to is it being seen as a 'sport'

      If you're not gonna engage your brain before you reply to a comment, perhaps it would best that you shut up.

    • beetle

      so going by that logic we should have started hunting humans a long time back!!!! But i agree this is only a game and it's better to hunt here than go on a real hunting mission.I hope hunting games become a substitute for real hunting

    • Ron

      I've been vegan for a very long time and this game doesn't bother me at all, it's only a video game. I play games all the time that include killing people, and I've been anti killing people for much longer then I've been vegan. I'll even go fishing in Animal Crossing. Good gameplay is good gameplay.

      Also on the subject of actual hunting. It doesn't bother me when people hunt their own food, not even the slightest bit. It's much more humane then what happens to the animals that make up what you buy at the store.

      Although I am completely against killing for sport, video games are just that, virtual games with no harm to the little 1's and 0's they are killing.

  • Matt

    menom: Hunting is essential to keep a healthy deer and stag population. If we wouldn't hunt them, an overpopulation ould develop and the animals would get sick and die a much worse death.

    But this all is of course impossible to understand to thise who buy their meat vacuum wrapped on a polystyrol plate.

    So unless you are a milk-avoiding vegan wearing weed shoes, you should probably just shut up.

    • menom

      Don't tell me to shut up you muppet. If you read what I wrote you'd have seen that I said hunting can justified in terms of population control.

      What I object to is it being seen as a 'sport'

      If you're not gonna engage your brain before you reply to a comment, perhaps it would best that you shut up.

    • beetle

      so going by that logic we should have started hunting humans a long time back!!!! But i agree this is only a game and it's better to hunt here than go on a real hunting mission.I hope hunting games become a substitute for real hunting

    • Ron

      I've been vegan for a very long time and this game doesn't bother me at all, it's only a video game. I play games all the time that include killing people, and I've been anti killing people for much longer then I've been vegan. I'll even go fishing in Animal Crossing. Good gameplay is good gameplay.

      Also on the subject of actual hunting. It doesn't bother me when people hunt their own food, not even the slightest bit. It's much more humane then what happens to the animals that make up what you buy at the store.

      Although I am completely against killing for sport, video games are just that, virtual games with no harm to the little 1's and 0's they are killing.

  • FFace

    Hunting is far more humane than the meat industry, where animals are brutalized from birth to death. If you're going to take a stand for a cause at least pick one that needs genuine reform.

  • FFace

    Hunting is far more humane than the meat industry, where animals are brutalized from birth to death. If you're going to take a stand for a cause at least pick one that needs genuine reform.

  • Vester

    It's a damn app, no animals killed! So we can leave the "hunting is barberic" thing. Damn hippies

  • Vester

    It's a damn app, no animals killed! So we can leave the "hunting is barberic" thing. Damn hippies

  • Finch

    who shoots deer with a shotgun, honestly.

    • TKO

      Haha .. Yeah, that was my first thought too. Like "what the hell kind of range are you going to get with a shotgun."

      As for all this other stupid talk: It's a game! Pixels interacting with other pixels. No animals harmed. Why does no-one complain like this in the (many) shooters where you kill people, eh? I'm a vegetarian who likes to look out for the interests of animals where I can ..have no objection to this game though. It looks interesting. (IMHO maybe a bit expensive though.)

      • menom

        TKO said "As for all this other stupid talk: It's a game! Pixels interacting with other pixels"

        very good point - so no doubt you'd be happy to see a game where players stalk women along night streets in order to trap and rape them

        it's only pixels after-all - so how can anyone object?

      • John

        You do that in GTA, a wonderful game series. Go protest that.

  • Finch

    who shoots deer with a shotgun, honestly.

    • TKO

      Haha .. Yeah, that was my first thought too. Like "what the hell kind of range are you going to get with a shotgun."

      As for all this other stupid talk: It's a game! Pixels interacting with other pixels. No animals harmed. Why does no-one complain like this in the (many) shooters where you kill people, eh? I'm a vegetarian who likes to look out for the interests of animals where I can ..have no objection to this game though. It looks interesting. (IMHO maybe a bit expensive though.)

      • menom

        TKO said "As for all this other stupid talk: It's a game! Pixels interacting with other pixels"

        very good point - so no doubt you'd be happy to see a game where players stalk women along night streets in order to trap and rape them

        it's only pixels after-all - so how can anyone object?

      • John

        You do that in GTA, a wonderful game series. Go protest that.

  • jon

    In this game can hunt the most world's most dangerous prey: man?

  • jon

    In this game can hunt the most world's most dangerous prey: man?

  • MojoArcanus

    Huh??
    Ever heard of BUCKshot???

  • MojoArcanus

    Huh??
    Ever heard of BUCKshot???

  • schplurg

    So has anybody played this game?

    Every thread regarding a hunting game always seems to degenerate into a politically correct circle jerk. I could care less about any of your opinions on hunting.

    Let's talk about the GAME.

  • schplurg

    So has anybody played this game?

    Every thread regarding a hunting game always seems to degenerate into a politically correct circle jerk. I could care less about any of your opinions on hunting.

    Let's talk about the GAME.

  • robert sheets

    i tried to install deerhunter on my iphone3gs,and it said to go to my computer so i did,it downloaded 0nto the computer,but not on the iphone??? help is needed,as how to? bob sheets ghostriders70@yahoo.com thank you,oh i do have the free deerhunter on the iphone....

  • http://ghostriders70@yahoo.com robert sheets

    i tried to install deerhunter on my iphone3gs,and it said to go to my computer so i did,it downloaded 0nto the computer,but not on the iphone??? help is needed,as how to? bob sheets ghostriders70@yahoo.com thank you,oh i do have the free deerhunter on the iphone....