Treasure Hunter Simulator Review

Introduction

Get your metal detector ready and prepare to start a journey spanning 11 locations as you take on jobs to find elusive legendary treasures in different parts of the world. This realistic simulator released, finally, for the PS4 in July 2021 and developed by Drago Entertainment and MD Games Sp. Z o.o.

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Review

You must have seen people roaming around with metal detectors, looking for items on beaches. Ever wondered what is like to be in their shoes, looking for treasures and hoping to hit a jackpot? No need to wonder any longer as this game is exactly what you might be looking for. 

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You start off in Gettysburg, the historic place where pro-slavery Southern USA’s attacks were halted by the abolitionist North in a turning point for the American Civil War. There is a tutorial which introduces you to the basic mechanics of the game like how to look for treasures and how to use your metal detector. The way this game works and how you progress is by accepting job and side jobs(not necessary but recommended) and completing them by meeting the requirements. The requirements can be either find 5 treasures in a level or collect 10 trash items in a level or take photos of specific locations or flora. 

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Since, it is a simulator it has to have a certain degree of realism to its gameplay and that’s where some people might get annoyed. You can’t just sprint around hoping to find treasures, you have to be patient and slow when you are looking for items. The same goes for the quality of treasures, most of the times you’ll find trash or common items. You can’t expect to hit the jackpot routinely as at the end of the day, the game is a simulator. Also, even when you hear the beeping from your metal detector you have to keep swinging it to pinpoint the exact location of the item.

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There are 11 locations to explore for treasures and they are indeed picturesque, from the Scottish Isle to Jordan’s lost city there is certainly variety when it comes to the levels. The soundtrack is quite good and fitting for most of the levels and keeps you going in order to find that elusive Legendary item. What I didn’t like was the lack of jumping ability and some weird traversal issues like hitting rocks which can be easily stepped over or some topography which required you to manoeuvre around it.  

Rating

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Pros:

  • Sticks to realism in most aspects
  • Variety in Locations
  • Good soundtrack
  • Easy, in terms of difficulty

Cons:

  • Some weird topographical textures
  • No jumping ability

Summary

What you see is what you get, this game doesn’t mislead you into thinking that you’ll be like Nathan Drake or Lara Croft. It is, instead, a humble and mostly realistic simulator that provides you a glimpse into the life of a metal detector totting Treasure Hunter. So, pick up your metal detector, tune in to the lovely soundtrack and jump in the world of treasure hunting.

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Game & Developer Information

Developer Website: Drago Entertainment
Developer Socials: Twitter
Publisher Website: MD Games Sp. Z o.o.
PSN Store Links: £7.99/€9.99 Europe / $9.99 North America
Trophy Information: 523. 40-platinum 1 / Gold 8 / Silver 6 / Bronze 8

Treasure Hunter Simulator- Launch Trailer | PS4

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