Manhunt PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. It’s for the most part far too easy, and that tends to dilute any tension that builds up.
  2. Manhunt isn't an essential game - it has a pernickety camera, repetitive gameplay and often-frustrating real-time combat. Yet, it also has a unique atmosphere, tense moments and stylish, visceral videotaped kill cut-scenes - if you can stomach the violence. Now, where's that cheese wire?
  3. Like a creepy, surly teenager on his first day of high school, this game simply tries too hard to be cool and achieves very little of what it sets out to accomplish.
  4. Its simplistic arcade gameplay simply doesn’t cut the mustard on the birthplace of stealth gaming, and its only lasting effect will be a strange desire for the involving, story-driven gameplay of the king: "Thief."
  5. Manhunt’s good stealth gameplay and immersive atmosphere are weighed down heavily by its questionable premise, brutal violence, and generally slimy feel.
  6. Gory and pointless – just one more tedious stealth game.
  7. After you see through its repetitive gameplay, gimmicky execution scenes, and tiresome, self-consciously obscene dialogue, there isn't much left. Manhunt's gameplay isn't deep or varied enough to match up to the alternatives on any platform.
  8. Computer Gaming World
    50
    There's never a sense that you could make your way through a level based purely on your own sense of ingenuity and improvisation. [July 2004, p.76]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    10
    Praise it or hate it, this is a game you WILL remember! If the killing scenes were softer, there still would be enough elements in this gamePraise it or hate it, this is a game you WILL remember! If the killing scenes were softer, there still would be enough elements in this game to make it a cult! Full Review »
  2. LouieP
    Feb 3, 2010
    8
    Horror fans, this is a great thriller. Gore-shy peaceniks and action junkies whining about repetitive, overly difficult or substandard Horror fans, this is a great thriller. Gore-shy peaceniks and action junkies whining about repetitive, overly difficult or substandard gameplay obviously completely missed the point. Tense and immersive. Definitely could have used more character and story development though. Full Review »
  3. ERB
    Jul 28, 2013
    7
    A violent and brutal game,I proclaim this game as one of the deadliest,most violent,and brutal video game I have ever played.And still I kindaA violent and brutal game,I proclaim this game as one of the deadliest,most violent,and brutal video game I have ever played.And still I kinda like this game because of my reason. Full Review »