Crytek's Hunt: Showdown


Jun 22, 2008
Thanks the folks at PC Gamer for this. Originally envisioned as Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, another Left 4 Dead type of multiplayer game, Crytek Studios decided to keep the survival elements and put their own twist on things as well as changing the name.

As a duo, you and your partner will hunt down monsters in a spooky setting, but will have to also contend with four other teams of bounty hunters. Starting from the edge of each map teams roam about through dimly lit areas under the moonlight swamp. The game is "permadeath" of sorts, which means if you screw up, you lose your items, but you keep your unlocked traits in the characters "bloodline."

To me, it looks quite stunning. I predict I can put quite a few hours if everything pulls through. It's getting more difficult to have a consistent four on a team, having just another should be immensely easier. It is nice to hear from an old friend, especially after reports of financial issues last year. No release date nor specs have been released, we will update when these become available.
Checkout the pre-alpha game footage.

With more multiplayer survival games branching into horror territory, Hunt: Showdown could easily get lost in all the noise. I hope that doesn't happen because it feels like the one PvP survival horror game that could actually deliver.
Looks cool. A lot of novel gameplay mechanics, at least for Crytek.
Looks pretty cool must say its an original take on a horror survival type game. I like how its almost arena like fighting.
Sounds interesting. A lot more than any of the last 5 Far Cry's...


I hope there's a pure solo practice mode.

Yeah this doesn't sound like single player campaign territory, so I hope there's at least some bots for practice.
That's pretty impressive for 'pre-alpha'. I wonder if they're showing it so they can use it to sell the company?
Seems like a really neat idea, but I'm so over team multiplayer. Even if I wasn't, everyone I used to play with now rocks a different platform. I'll also hope for bots.