The original game was released in November, 1997. In 2003 Southlogic Studios was commissioned by WizardWorks Software to develop Trophy Hunter 2003 and because of Trophy Hunter's success, they took over the development of the Deer Hunter franchise, with Deer Hunter 2004 and Deer Hunter 2005, distributed by Atari. Glu Mobile acquired the entire franchise in April 2012. The original Deer Hunter and its sequel Deer Hunter II have also been released for Macintosh computers.
Gameplay usually takes place in a thick forest or meadow during different seasons of the year. Animals and objects other than deer can be seen while playing, including Bigfoot and UFOs in some incarnations, but these serve no purpose other than scenery. Some animals may be shot and killed, but the player receives no trophy and will be penalized if the animal was a protected species. In the latest versions, players can also manage a deer herd with deer growth and genetics deciding the traits of offspring.
PC System Analysis For Deer Hunter 2005 Requirements
Deer Hunter 2005 requires a Radeon X1900 GT graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Deer Hunter 2005 rec specs and get 60FPS. Minimum RAM requirements are 1 GB system memory. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 9. We suggest a 9 year old PC to play smoothly.