Way of the Hunter – Matariki Park

Discover the stunning beauty of New Zealand, from cascading waterfalls to tranquil beaches, as well as its unique and diverse wildlife, including sambar deer and Himalayan tahr!

Way of the Hunter – Matariki Park

Discover the magic of New Zealand, a paradise for nature enthusiasts and hunters alike. This country showcases every imaginable environment, offering a vacation adventure filled with twists and unique hunting experiences in one of the earth's wildest natural settings.

Welcome to Matariki Park

Matariki Park in New Zealand offers a remarkable blend of biomes. Traverse hilly or mountainous terrain, home to the unique Himalayan tahr and the mighty Sambar deer, and venture into the lowland forest areas, the domain of the majestic Red deer. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty and lifelike wildlife that will keep you engaged for hours, all while offering insights into unique local habits and traditions.

Experience Nature Like Nowhere Else

Matariki Park is a world unto itself, featuring lakes, dams, beaches, dense forests, steep hills, hidden caverns, rivers, and rainforests. It offers a vast array of biomes and wildlife, from Feral pigs and goats unique to Way of the Hunter’s New Zealand, to wild ducks and Sika deer. Enjoy seeing all the animals that have been introduced in recent centuries who have made it their new home.

Way of the Hunter Ratings & Reviews

  • 37%
    Critics Recommend
  • 64
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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Gaming Nexus
by Eric Hauter
7 / 10
Crushingly difficult. Glacially paced. Graphically challenged. And yet there is something hypnotic and impressive about the scope of Way of the Hunter and it's devotion to maintaining a realistic hunting experience, for better or for worse. Go into this one expecting realism - and I mean real-life, semi-boring realism - and you will be in the right frame of mind.
by Bill Lavoy
6 / 10
Way of the Hunter is a game that I should love, and despite the plethora of problems, there are fantastic ideas here and a world that could be incredible if it’s given a lot more attention from Nine Rocks Games. However, it’s not there yet. It’s not even close to where it needs to be, and I’m not talking about the amount of content on offer. There is more than enough game to play here. What holds Way of the Hunter back is that most of it doesn’t feel fully realized or polished. Performance is an issue, bugs are an issue, accessibility is an issue and, in many cases, the quality of the game’s systems are an issue. While I suspect things will improve over time, Way of the Hunter is a long way from where my expectations lie.
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Way of the Hunter – Matariki Park System Requirements



OS64bit OS - Windows 10
OS64bit OS - Windows 10
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 3 3100 / Intel Core i3-8100
ProcessorIntel i7 quad-core
Memory8 GB
Memory16 GB
Storage15 GB
Storage15 GB
Direct X11
Direct X11
GraphicsGeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 380
GraphicsNVidia GTX 2070 Super 8GB VRAM
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish - Spain, Arabic, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Czech
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