Game Groups > Gameplay feature: Hunting

This game group features games where the player controlled character may hunt animals or similar creatures in the wild, primarily for the purpose of harvesting byproducts from them. The hunted animal or creature is usually slain or incapacitated in the process. Hunting in this regard is a minor or an optional feature in the game and does not qualify for the Sports: Hunting sub-genre.

Hunting is usually a common feature in role-playing games and some adventure games, among others the wilderness survival genre. The byproducts of these creatures, may come in the form of food (e.g. meat), recipe ingredients (e.g. bear claws), or trophies (e.g. stag antlers; trophy harvesting is a term usually used to specifically identify big game hunting). These byproducts, depending on the type, may allow further activity or manipulation, such as selling the byproducts to merchants, cooking meat products for food, tanning animal skins to be made into leather products, or to be used in alchemy recipes.

Depending on the game, the process of hunting an animal may be as simple as killing an animal or creature, which will automatically leave behind a body, carcass, or byproduct. A specific skill (e.g. gut animal) in addition to having proper tools or items in the inventory may be required to conduct byproduct extraction from a body or carcass.

Limitations

  • Hunting an animal or creature that does not result in hunting byproducts should be excluded from this game group. Unless the byproducts are the result of a drop rate algorithm, which identifies a chance that an animal or creature may sometimes not drop byproducts or the extraction of a body or carcass may sometimes result in failure.
  • Some strategy games, most commonly the 4X genre, often have hunting features, however is not the primary intention of this game group due to the lack of additional activity or manipulation required of byproducts after a successful hunt and should be excluded from this game group, unless the game offers additional activity or manipulation of byproducts.
  • Gold, monetary units, or randomly dropped items regardless of the animal or creature, are not considered to be hunting byproducts. Dropped items are usually unique to the animal or creature resulting in reasonably identified hunting byproducts.
  • Hunting byproducts that only exist in its capacity as a part of a quest, plot/story, or puzzle, or any event where its presence is mandatory to further advance in the game, should be excluded from this game group, unless hunting and its byproducts still remain an optional feature to the player.
  • Not to be confused with Gameplay feature: Fishing, where a hunting activity and byproduct extraction may be similar. Fishing activities and its byproducts should primarily designated to the fishing game group.
  • Dungeon crawlers: Games that take place in dungeons or other constructs, should be excluded from this game group. Hunting for the most part must take place in the wild or a natural environment.

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box cover thumbnail Achaea 1997 Browser Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed III 2012 PlayStation 3 Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed III 2012 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed III: Remastered 2019 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Action, Compilation
6.9
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013 Xbox 360, Windows (+3 more) Action
8.3
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 Compilation
8.0
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed: Origins 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Breath of Fire 1993 SNES, Game Boy Advance (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.2
box cover thumbnail Breath of Fire II 1994 SNES, Game Boy Advance (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.8
box cover thumbnail Breath of Fire IV 2000 PlayStation, Windows (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Craft the World 2013 Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Das Schwarze Auge: Drakensang -... 2008 Browser Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Demon's Winter 1988 DOS, Amiga (+6 more) Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Don't Starve 2013 Linux, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Fantasy Life 2014 Nintendo 3DS Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Far Cry 3 2012 Windows, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Far Cry 4 2014 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Far Cry 6 2021 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+5 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Final Fantasy XII 2006 PlayStation 2 Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System 2007 PlayStation 2 Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Gothic 2001 Windows, Nintendo Switch Action, Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Gothic 3 2006 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods 2008 Windows Action, Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Gothic II 2002 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2018 Windows, Windows Apps (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning 2020 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG), Compilation
7.3
box cover thumbnail Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2012 Windows, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Lord of Apocalypse 2011 PS Vita, PSP Action, Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Lord of Arcana 2010 PSP Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000 Windows, PlayStation 2 Role-playing (RPG)
6.7
box cover thumbnail Minecraft 2010 Linux, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Oregon Trail II 1995 Windows, Windows 3.x (+1 more) Simulation, Educational
7.7
box cover thumbnail Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis 2020 Windows, Windows Apps Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Progress Quest 2002 Windows, Linux (+2 more) Idle
6.4
box cover thumbnail Red Dead Redemption 2010 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Action
8.9
box cover thumbnail Risen 2009 Windows, Xbox 360 (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Robinson's Requiem 1994 DOS, Jaguar (+4 more) Simulation, Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail RuneScape 2001 Windows, Windows 3.x (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG)
6.2
box cover thumbnail Rust 2013 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Action
7.1
box cover thumbnail Schiffbruch 2000 Windows Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Spiral Knights 2011 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Action, Role-playing (RPG)
6.9
Sportsman's Paradise II 1999 Windows Action
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box cover thumbnail Starbound 2013 Linux, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Stranded Deep 2015 Windows, Macintosh (+4 more) Action
n/a
STWALT 2014 Browser Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Sunkenland 2023 Windows Simulation
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box cover thumbnail Tactical Overload 2010 Browser Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Terraria 2011 Windows, Linux (+14 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail The Dark Eye: Drakensang 2008 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
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