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They just killed Cash. Now, they want to kill him again.

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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.

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Rockstar Games
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games
Friday, April 23, 2004
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP Only
  • Processor: 1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 192 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32 MB 3D card
  • DirectX Version: Microsoft DirectX® 8.1
  • Hard Drive: 2.3 GB uncompressed free hard disk space
Recommended Requirements
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor (or better) or equivalent
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Graphics: 64MB 3D card
  • Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card with hardware positional sound

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Reviews for Manhunt

Not worth it

The game is not aging well. Featuring a third person stealth game with an interface from GTA, Rockstar went violent with this game. A controversial game where you brutally kill the enemies that sounds fun but it is not. When you start playing it is ok, the executions are as brutal as you may think and that's probably the reason why you are playing this, but that just ends. Once you've seen the executions what is left is a third person stealth/action game with nothing to add to the genre, and that's something that comes pretty soon in the game. So, a couple of hours of fun and nothing else for the rest of the game.


I remember playing this game back when it came out for PS2, it was funny because it was gory. I don't think I enjoy that now that I'm grown up. Something to highlight is the story, besides the dark brutality of the game most of the time, the story is quite good. But again doesn't justify some of the most cruel scenes IMO. This game is like the movie 'HOSTEL', it's violence wrapped with an argument. But the center of the whole thing is not the argument, so don't go for it if you think it's the most important thing on this title.

GTA don't have nothing on this game

Brutal....that's the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this game. Sadly I've never got the privilege of playing the second one. This game is...crazy, dark...Grab what you can to protect yourself...Psychos are coming for you and the only way you will survive is being just as vicious, perhaps even more so. Each melee weapon lets you do a series of brutal attacks, you can take a plastic bag suffocate and brutally beat your enemy...If you pick this up you are in for a sick ride....graphics are dated but not really bad. A game you would definitely want to pick up if you are in the mood for something dark and vicious.

Gory, Messy and Funny

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 art

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.

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