Deer Hunter 2004, developed by Southlogic(TM) Studios, brings the true hunting experience to the PC through stunning graphics, incredibly realistic animal behaviors and a wide variety of weapons and equipment. Deer Hunter 2004 includes six hunting areas in diverse locales across North America. Players can hunt three different species of deer, Whitetail, Black-tail and Mule deer, in a variety of weather conditions and through different seasons. Deer Hunter 2004 also comes complete with an exciting online multiplayer component for expanded hunting expeditions for up to sixteen players via LAN or Internet.
"The Deer Hunter franchise created and defined the hunting category," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of marketing for Atari. "With the new Deer Hunter 2004 PC game, the franchise is once again breaking boundaries and taking virtual hunting to the next level."
Deer Hunter 2004 allows players to customize their hunter and choose from a variety of realistic weapons including rifles, shotguns and bows. Players can record their hunts and share them with their friends for the ultimate bragging rights. A downloadable map editor also allows players to design their own hunting areas and share these designs with other players online. In addition to the hunting gameplay, a Wildlife Observation Mode allows players to silently observe animals in their habitat and better understand their behavior.
Deer Hunter exploded onto the scene in 1997 and created a whole new gaming genre which continues to thrive today. Atari's PC Deer Hunter franchise has outpaced and outsold all other competitors over the course of the past five years with more than 3.4 million U.S. units sold to date, according to The NPD Group, Inc. With over 40% unit share, Atari's Deer Hunter franchise is the leader in PC hunting games(a).
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