As a hunter, this game is absolutey irritating. It has a horribly story, basically copied from Dangerous Hunts 2011. I don't know who actually makes the Cabela's Hunting games, but I would bet 95% of Cabela's workers, or hunters, would say that this game is just stupid. There is nothing about this game that is hunting. In a horribly unrealistic fashion, you mow down endless amounts of water buffalo, lions, baboons, Mt Lions, various other dangerous animals, and also tons of regular big game animals like elk and deer. Not only do you have the magic ability to fight a group of 40 lions in this game and live, but they also take an unrealistic amount of shots to kill. You basically use your semi auto as a full automatic spraying down animals until they die. The storyline is absolutely dreadful, and during the campaign you'll have the strength of the Hulk because you can fall off cliffs, roll down mountains, and get smacked by bears and lions with no damage to you whatsoever. The "hunting" in this game portays the most illegal theme of hunting ever, assuming it was realistically possibly to be mauled by bears and water buffalo and continue hunting. The worst part of the campaign, is the fact that after you have escaped death 50 times, killed 500+ animals, and saved your brother in the game, you're character says "now let's go hunting!" ABSOLUTE FACEPALM. Besides the campaign, there's shooting galleries, which are just waves of animals again to just mow down with endless bullets, I'll admit they're kind of fun, but in hunting terms just dumb. Oh and besides all of this, the gun peripheral doesn't even work with the game. There is no calibration system so you can't even aim the gun correctly to use it, and it's horrible controls anyway, so the controller is useless. Cabela's Games stopped being good after like 2005. Big Game Hunter 2005 is one the best and closest to realistic hunting games you will ever get. Whoever makes the Cabela's Games now is an absolute disgrace to Hunting & Video Games. The only possible good thing I can say about this game is that somehow the game plays pretty, meaning there aren't any bugs or glitches. BUT OVERALL, THIS GAME IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE AND IS NOT WORTH GETTING. IT IS HORRIBLE.
I bought the game brand new with the wireless heartbeat sensor gun. The gun was terrible. The "rifle" was about the size of a SMG in real life so putting the stock on your shoulder makes holding it a strain. The heartbeat technology could not read my heartbeat for more then 2 seconds at a time which made the training level impossiblewithout a controller. I read the manual and watched the tutorial videos on how to use it and nothing helped. I decided to play the game with my wireless controller. Gameplay wasn't bad but the graphics were pretty awful coming from activision. I played through the game in one night and i wont be broken hearted when i return it.