YMMV / Cabelas Dangerous Hunts

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Samson in 2011. Is he a genuinely good but misguided man, or a terrible, abusive father whose brief moment of lucidity near the end of the game makes up for nothing? It's important to note, however, that the game implies that he started out as a normal and sane man, that went insane after loosing both an eye and a friend to the Kaftar.
    • From the same game, the Kaftar as well. Is it a supernatural creature, an experiment that went terribly wrong, or truly nothing more than a particularly nasty and intelligent species of hyena?
  • Contested Sequel: 2011 and 2013 are the closest in terms of story mode and gameplay so the comparison is natural. Which was better is up for debate. 2011 is generally thought of either too over the top and failed at being engaging with its story, or was So Bad, It's Good for the same reasons. 2013 either smoothed out those problems and streamlined the plot, or is It's Easy, So It Sucks! because of the massive increase in medkits and ammo pick ups.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Say what you will about them not being hunting games in the slightest, the boss fights in 2011 and 2013 especially will make you feel like a badass.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: These two humorous reviews of 2013.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The basement part of the hyena level in 2013, and the bear and Kaftar boss fights from 2011.
    • Also from 2011, the Full Moon level. Let's just say that tracking a killer bear alone and in a dense forest, in the middle of the night, isn't exactly a soft experience. All while being stalked by a wolf pack that is just as vicious.
  • So Bad, It's Good: 2011 can get pretty endearingly silly, like the main character's father being an over-the-top caricature of manliness, one of the mechanics being pressing a button to draw the skulls of dead animals into yourself, the nigh-useless and headache-inducing Hunter Vision, and the Animal Nemesis being either a military produced animal Super Soldier or the result of supernatural forces.