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"if you've hacked your way through the most violent games available and still want more blood and sick, twisted, violence then look no further." - GameChronicles.com
"it deserves both the success, and the revulsion it receives." - ArmchairEmpire.com
They just killed Cash. Now, they want to kill him again.
America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport.
They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down.
You awake to the sound of your own panicked breath. You must run, hide and fight to survive. If you can stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you.
This is a brutal blood sport.
Gory, Messy and FunnyKingTed | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Manhunt is an incredibly good surprise from Rockstar North. At a time when the studio doesn't seem able to do anything but GTA games, these guys came up the strangest idea ever. For Manhunt is a game based on the concept of Snuff Movies. Snuff Movies are supposed to be horror films showing real people dying. No special effect here or comedians.When a guy is shot in a Snuff, he IS really shot.
So here you are, controlling a character called James Earl Cash. Sentenced to death, you were rescued by the mysterious director Starkweather. Why? Because the man wants you for the lead role of his new motion picture (A snuff movie).
The result is a stealth game where you must traverse several areas, killing each psycho killer Starkweather paid to hunt you down while security cameras record everything.
Furthermore, Manhunt is a mixture of stealth and survival horror. Yes, survival horror! Because the killers are really creepy and Cash is pretty fragile when it comes to combat so when you've been spotted it's usual to start panicking.
The AI is not so great and some killer reactions are dumb (Like... trying to wake up a decapitated body...) but the atmosphere is really well done thanks to the level of violence and the soundtrack.
Manhunt is a unique game. You should give it a try.
Without a shadow of a doubt, pure artPit_52 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all Pit_52's reviews »
Manhunt is not just a game... It's an art... The game may looks like it was designed for psychopates, but don't get fooled by this kind of image or media expression about this game which were completely controversial. Game has strong approach to your mind as a player, a person who now be known as a James Cash. You are being thrown in the middle of starving bunch of hyenas that are trying to hunt you down. It is up to you now... Will you become a prey...? Or a fiend...? How far will you go to survive and expose the greater evil of twisted psycho mind? Plot in this title is not very deep but it has... that something... this kind of hype and intensiveness, after first mission you want to know very badly what will happen next and what kind of crazy are you and who is standing above all of this mess, a person responsible for pushing the beast within you to its limits. Gameplay is more like stealth, you can make most things by force but the best part of the game are executions, which can be performed only from a shadow when the victim is not expecting you. This title is not for everybody, that is for sure. It requires strong nerves and personality, but if you a passionate of a horror genre, then you should face the greatest terror of being surrounded lamb by dozen insane psychos. Final score is hard to make for being suitable for everyone who tries the game. It depends on your taste how much will you enjoy the executions and plot, how much will you starting to like the executions as the story goes on? Your score might be 50/100 or 80/100... My personal is maybe too much but there is too little titles of that genre when you can feel and taste the real terror.
Gory goodnessxPsych0s1sx | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all xPsych0s1sx's reviews »
If you're into extremely gory and violent games this is the one for you. I never thought I could find a game as messed up as this but I'm glad that I found it. You are targeted by many different gangs and they won't stop until you're dead unless you have something to say about that. There are tons of different weapons you can use each with 3 different styles of execution. You can run at the enemies head on if you're suicidal or you can play it smart and sneak around and kill them stealthily, The executions are the best part of the game and if you want a really violent and gruesome game this is the one for you.
Dark and Impressivekyller92 | Feb. 9, 2014 | See all kyller92's reviews »
This game is indeed violent and gory with a dark ambience, an intriguing story (but sadly not enough developed). It's a stealth action game (sometimes, it's even looks like a survival horror) where you have to kill your enemies with every item you can find : Glass, Crowbars, Bats, even plastic bags. If the execution is violent, you get more points.
The controls are correct, but the most important is probably the sound which helps you to immerse yourself in this dark world. The game is really great, fun, and gory.
Last thing : A patch is needed to play on Windows Vista, 7 or 8. But it's easy to find it.
If you like this type of game, give it a try, you will not regret it.
Decent Snuff Action Game from the makers of The Grand Theft Autohomes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Manhunt is a game that helps you relieve stress by bashing your enemy's heads in with assortments of weapons and death scenes. While it may decrease some stress it usually adds more stress and frustration to the player rather than help calm them. This happened to me a lot when playing against the A.I. who had guns. If you can get past the fact of dumb A.I. and frustrating sequences then you will find a solid game that is a clash between Splinter Cell, GTA, and a snuff film. ManHunt really capitalizes on the snuff and dirty scenes that make the death scenes feel authentic and original. You get a lot of weapons such as bats, poles, and a few different guns at the end, which are a lot of fun to execute bad guys with. The gameplay and graphics overall are what you would expect from a game from the guys who made GTA but the hard parts and horrible A.I. somewhat ruin a game that could have been much more.