- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 29/30 (970)
- Online: 1/30 (30)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 6-9 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Number of missable achievements: None (Level Specific Achievements)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: Yes (Hungry for Fame)
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: The Topshot Elite can be used for the shooting galleries but is not required and a Facebook account is required for the Hungry for Fame achievement
"Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012" is a very linear hunting game which offers very easy gamerscore with the exception of a few challenging shooting gallery achievements. The story mode is very short but needs to be played twice. Once to complete the story and another so that you can get Gun Master, where you have to only use your Compound bow and Trophy gun to complete the levels. You also need to play through the shooting gallery but you don't need to actually complete all of the levels, you just need to aim for the specific achievements in the gallery. I will outline which achievements are shooting gallery related in the guide.
Step 1 - Shooting Gallery
The first level of each gallery is the easiest to obtain achievements on. There are three different gallery types: Reflex, target, and normal shooting. You will only need to use the target gallery to hit the exploding cans. I would recommend using the Reflex gallery to get Dead Eye and King of Reflexes. Then get the rest on the normal shooting galleries. This step should take you 1-2 hours.
Step 2 - Normal playthrough
Playthrough the game normally while looking out for the hidden locations, kill achievements, and any other misc achievements. Only buy the best upgrades available for each gun and don't bother with the weapon skins for Pimp My Gun. This step should take you about 3-5 hours.
Step 3 - Gun Master playthrough
When you have completed your first playthrough choose the level select option and play all of the levels again only using the Compound bow and Trophy Gun. You cannot use any other weapon so leave the bird shooting to later. You can use this playthrough to kill small animals by using the trophy gun and slowing the time down.
Step 4 - Mop up
Use the methods in the guide to mop up any achievements you have left. Kill the birds you have left over using the method in the guide.
This game would have an achievement difficulty of 2/10 if not for two annoying shooting gallery achievements. The Topshot Elite gun is not needed whatsoever. This game is pretty fun and easy to playthrough. Once the Shooting gallery is out of the way it is clean sailing to 1000.
[x360a would like to thank jamie1000013 for this roadmap]