Game: AWS Argentina Wingshooting Simulator (2017)
Platform Played: PC
Developer: Curse Box Studios
Background: I’ve never been hunting. But, thanks to computer gaming I can go hunting—only in a sense though. I have enjoyed busting clay pigeons with shotguns varying in manfacture from Montgomery Ward, Stevens, Remington, Winchester, Beretta, and Mossberg. Now, I get to do virtual wingshooting with clouds of steel birdshot and unnamed shotguns (semi-automatic, over and unders). The ultra light semi-automatic shotgun (an unnamed Benelli) is my favorite. The unnamed guns remind me of Goldeneye’s Klobb and DD44.
Gameplay: It is simple. You hunt birds in ponds, marshes, and a field named corn stubble. There needed to be more levels. Otherwise, there’s no real variety in where you hunt.
There are two game modes: free hunt and challenge mode. Free hunt: shoot any bird that flys, you have six minutes. Challenge mode: shoot specfied ducks (winged teals, red shovelers..), and there is a time limit. The issue unfortunately is that it does not give you those objectives during the hunting sequence. So write down your objectives, otherwise you had better have a good memory.
Overall Impression: This is no masterpiece. However, it is a great way to earn Steam achievements and enjoy a shooter in the first person perspective. While this is not immersive, it certainly beats duck hunt.