Deer Hunter 5 builds on the successes of its predecessors while pushing the limits of the hunting genre in new directions to create the most realistic hunting game ever made. New to Deer Hunter 5 is an expanded virtual season that allows players to manage their deer herds over many years with realistic genetics and deer growth. Players also won't be alone in the virtual woods--even when playing as a single player--as computer controlled "bot" hunters roam the woods, attracting and spooking the same deer the player is after. New animals to hunt, such as elk, grizzly bears, and black bears also expand the challenge to players, with some of the new animals capable of turning the hunter into the hunted!An improved 3-D engine provides amazing details such as reflective water, fog coming from the mouths of the animals in cold weather, and light shining off the barrel of your gun. Thick forests of towering trees will engulf the player in the virtual forest.