Hunt is a cross between a first person shooter game (FPS) and a wilderness hunting game.
The game begins in a hunting lodge featuring silhouettes on the wall of each type of trophy possible to collect in the game, including bear, boar, elk, deer, hare, and turkey. The player, acting as the hunter, embarks on a quest to collect the trophies. However, before the hunter can have the opportunity, the player must first find the flagstaff at the end of a FPS wilderness level filled with wild, ravenous animals intent upon destroying the player. The player has four weapons: a bow, a crossbow, a rifle, and a shotgun. Additionally, the player can use binoculars and lay bait for the animals.
When the player reaches the flagstaff, it is time to progress to the hunting portion, where the player will enter a peaceful wilderness to gun down a relatively docile example of the same kind of specimen that was menacing him in the previous level. The player squats in one place and can swivel 360 degrees to locate the trophy animal. The same four weapons are at the disposal of the hunter in this mode.
The game features a campaign mode that combines both the FPS and hunting elements. Further, the player can select either the arcade only or hunting only modes.