Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2
|Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2|
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
|Developer(s)||Sand Grain Studios (PS2), Magic Wand Productions (PC and GC), Fun Labs (Xbox)|
|Publisher(s)||Activision, Zoo Digital Publishing|
November 24, 2005
|Genre(s)||Action, sports, simulation|
|Distribution||DVD, Nintendo optical disc|
This time the game is about survival rather than hunting. The player takes the role of a famous hunter traveling through many different types of terrain, trying to find out who or what killed his best friend. As with the first game, the hunter has a limited amount of energy and can be injured, which results in failure. There are many weapons, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, knives and machetes. The game also includes many different animals including a boss, the Yeti. Unlike the first game, this one has only the story mode and lets you shoot whatever you encounter.
The game begins in Alaska, where the hunter (the player) meets a man named Hugh Andrews. Hugh is a native with a glass eye and a wooden leg. He has important information about your old friend, 'Bullseye'. You practice and then hunt Whitetail deer, progressing to fight a cougar and a grizzly bear to complete the first level. The next level takes place elsewhere in Alaska, where the hunter fights his way through wolves and another mountain lion to rescue Hugh's niece and nephew. In the next, the hunter fights wolves, a grizzly bear and another mountain lion to reach a ridge and rescue Hugh Andrews, the hunter's guide, dodging bear traps to reach him. At the beginning of the next level, the hunter fights his way back to the bear cave and then meets Hugh's niece and nephew. He must bait the grizzly with boar meat and kill it.
The hunter then progresses to Africa seeking the legendary big game hunter 'Bullseye' Bill Lewis, where the hunter crash lands with your pilot, Abby Pendleton, in the bush and must find shelter fighting hyenas. The hunter and guide run into a leopard pair, kill them, and then head to a nearby shelter. Then you must hike to a radio tower to send an SOS fighting leopards, cobras and crocodiles and crossing quicksand. After the SOS has been sent, lions attack Abby.. The hunter kills the alpha male and two more lions to complete the level. In the next, the hunter discovers that the man he came to Africa to see has left to find his wife, who is lost somewhere in the bush. Because it is Holy Land, and because gunfire already makes the animals mad, you can only use a bow and arrow. You fight lions from the back of a truck until the Tribe leader can drive no further. You proceed by yourself on foot and kill a hippopotamus and more lions to reach the wife of Hamisi, who agrees to take you to a poachers nearby camp, and states that he was with 'Bullseye" when the incident happened but cannot remember much about it. In a cutscene a poacher frightens some elephants by firing a shotgun. The hunter has to tranquilize them from the back of a truck before they get to Hamisi's village. Once you reach the village, the level comes to an end.
The next stage takes place in India and involves tranquilizing tigers, dodging cages, and an Asian black bear with Reginald Dowling, who serves as your guide for the remainder of the game. After a cutscene, Reginald is told to get back to the Wilderness Rescue campsite, where another bear is on the rampage and must be tranquilized before it kills someone else. Progressing to the next level, the hunter must rescue a child, fighting tigers, avoiding cobras, bees, and cages. After finding the child, the hunter encounters an Indian rhinoceros and must tranquilize it.
The action now moves to Australia, where the hunter meets Wirake, a native aboriginal. He can only speak in beeps, pops, clicks and whistles; but tells you and Reginald that some of his tribesmen are lost in the bush. You face two scrub bulls at a river. You also face crocodiles and must either kill one and leave the other or get eaten alive by both of them. He then rescues the tribesmen, and the remainder of the level consists of dodging crocodile attacks and stampeding buffalo. Next you move to another part of Australia. You and Reginald are lost after falling into a cave. You begin the level without a weapon, but after a short cutscene you have a knife. This mission consists of fighting off dingos while escaping the cave. With the new guide, Wirake, he fights fight puma and wild boar to escape Argentinan ruins. After some time, Wirake notes that Reginald has disappeared. He had been chased off by a puma, and you must rescue him. After finding him trying to fend off the puma with a stick, you kill the puma and the level ends. Progressing to Siberia, he snipe boars from a helicopter and then on foot, after Reginald realizes he brought the wrong ammo. You then fight your way to a nearby depot. on the way you run into and kill Hogzilla, a giant wild boar. The hunter next joins Wirake and Reginald to fight wolves, polar bears, and a final tribe of boars. After that, he joins Benedek and his poachers. In further cutscenes, he fights Big Grimm, a giant male polar bear, and then a Yeti. The game ends after a cutscene showing Reginald and Wirake congratulating you on bring down the beast that killed Bullseye. Just when Reginald thinks they can finally have a vacation, he gets a call from Wilderness Rescue about an anaconda attack.
|White-tailed Deer||Alaska, North America||No|
|Cougar||Alaska, North America||Yes|
|Grizzly Bear||Alaska, North America||Yes|
|Gray Wolf||Alaska, North America/Siberia, Asia||Yes|
|Wild Boar||Alaska, North America/Argentina, South America/Siberia, Asia||Yes|
|Spotted Hyena||Tanzania, Africa||Yes|
|African leopard||Tanzania, Africa||Yes|
|Cobra||Tanzania, Africa/India, Asia||Yes|
|Nile Crocodile||Tanzania, Africa||Yes|
|African lion||Tanzania, Africa||Yes|
|Thomson's gazelle||Tanzania, Africa||No|
|African Bush Elephant||Tanzania, Africa||Yes|
|Bengal Tiger||India, Asia||Yes|
|Asian Black Bear||India, Asia||Yes|
|Indian Rhinoceros||India, Asia||Yes|
|Puma||Argentina, South America||Yes|
|Red Deer||Argentina, South America||No|
|Elk (cover only)||North America||No|
|White rhino (mentioned)||Tanzania, Africa||Yes|
|Anaconda (mentioned)||South America||Yes|
- The Cobra, Nile Crocodile, African Lion, Hippo, Thomson's gazelle, African Bush Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Asian Black Bear, Indian Rhinoceros, Dingo, Saltwater Crocodile, scrub bull, and Yeti are the first animals to appear in Cabela's game in the Dangerous Hunts series.
- This is the only Dangerous Hunts games for the Nintendo Gamecube to show some of these animals. Some of the animals in the game made their appearances in some other hunting/shooting games for the PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U.
- The Indian Rhinoceros has two horns in the game, but in real life, they have one. It's actually a White Rhinoceros (like in all Cabela's games) design.
- Whitetail deer, Cougar, and Wild boar are animals that don't live in Alaska, due to the climate.
- There are 3 attacking hairless hoofed mammals, they are: Hippo, African Bush Elephant, and Indian Rhinoceros.
- The Indian rhino looks like the White rhino from the first game.
- The game should have been released for the Xbox 360, but some of these animals appeared in Far Cry game series by Ubisoft.
- This is the final Dangerous Hunts game on the Xbox.