Activision isn’t known for producing large loads of junk, especially when it comes to the App Store. Their Call of Duty: World at War Zombies game has been highly praised by us, and so has their dual-stick shooter Geometry Wars.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 has also been a joy to play, and Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 is a solid cartoon racer that we enjoyed.
But question marks start to rise when it comes to Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011, which is quite frankly one of the worst games I have ever seen from such a large company. Production values are extremely low, textures are extremely low-res, and the controls are far from perfect.
The game is also lacking a save mechanism and requires you to start the entire level over if you decide to quit in the middle of one.
And amidst all the bad, I can’t find anything positive.
Graphics: The graphics are absolutely horrible. Yes it’s 3D, but the 3D modeling is extremely bland and far from detailed (see Modern Combat 2, NOVA for some detail), and the textures are so pixelized that even on my iPhone 4, you’re able to see pixels.
Linear: Gameplay is more or less extremely linear, with no areas to explore. Kill this, kill that, follow the one-way path. Not only does it look horrible, but the game itself isn’t too interesting.
Save system: There is no autosave, and if you’re interrupted by a call or quit the game during the middle of a level, the game starts over at the beginning of the level. This was a problem maybe in the beginning of the App Store—a whole 2 years ago—and it’s an extremely large oversight on Activision’s part.
Controls: The scope button in Cabela’s is placed in an awkward position, and shooting from the scoped position is absolutely pointless.
This is just another attempt by a big company to cash in on name. This is an absolutely horrible game that should not be picked up at all costs. Do yourself a favor and go eat out for lunch; don’t buy Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011.