But it's no hunting game. It's a first-person shooter populated by all sort of furry little critters. Walking along the edge of one environment, I spotted three rabbits in a row running nowhere against the boundaries. Rather than use skill and cunning to track down an animal, "Pro Hunter" demands little more of players than simply walking around taking potshots at unarmed forest creatures.
Within five minutes, I had shot a deer and my character shouted excitedly, "Who's the man? Who's the man?" Sadly, it was me.
Times staff writer Aaron Curtiss reviews video games every Monday in The Cutting Edge. To comment on a column or to suggest games for review, send e-mail to email@example.com.
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Title: "Field & Stream Trophy Buck"
Publisher: Sierra Sports
ESRB* rating: Teen
Bottom line: The best of the bunch
ESRB rating: Mature
Bottom line: Kill or be killed
Title: "African Safari Trophy Hunter 3D"
RSAC** advisory: Violence
Bottom line: As close as most want to come to killing endangered species
Title: "TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter"
Publisher: ASC Games
ESRB rating: Teen
Bottom line: "Unreal" meets "Bambi"
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** Recreational Software Advisory Council