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  • Summary: 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. [Rockstar] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. A subversive parody that cleverly indicts our depraved culture? If it makes you feel better about having a shitload of sadistic fun, sure.
  2. With all of the variety and unlockable content, you'd be hard-pressed to find a game more gut-wrenchingly intense and disturbing as this one. That being said, it makes for one hell of a good time.
  3. The sound quality of Manhunt is surreal, simply because the game seems like a living, breathing entity by itself.
  4. The phenomenal use of sound and the "snuff" executions are exceptional, and the attention to detail in both the environments, the gangs, hell, even the instruction booklet is top notch.
  5. I liked the game sometimes and other times I despised it. Then again, maybe that is what they were shooting for.
  6. A very good game, it's just hidden under a coat of blood and filth. The game engine is good, and the gameplay, graphics and audio are well done. If you can stomach the disturbing images and violence, you'll find a solid stealth/action game.
  7. Manhunt is boring. Cash's standard walking pace is painfully slow, press R1 and his running speed is ridiculously fast. Navigating the game is therefore less than pleasurable and, should you not have anyone to dice up, a tedious experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 61
  2. Negative: 6 out of 61
  1. CoryP.
    Oct 9, 2005
    10
    Smash or trash time, and this game well deserves a perfect score. Sure there is better stealth games out there and better graphics and all that other special crap, but this game didn't need it to pull of a great experience. I love the fact that this game of very,very,very, few can pull off a well deserved mature rating ( I don't know how many other titles try to pull it off and fail to succeed). I am not a pyschopath, i know the difference between reality and virtual reality, but I believe there should be a sequel (pray to the almighty Rockstar) if not more games of its kind.... but again please let there be a sequel. Expand
  2. StuartK.
    Dec 18, 2003
    10
    This game... Well, It's just great. They took a game that is based on stealth and threw in a freaky plot, and twisted schemes.
  3. JoeReviewer
    Nov 10, 2003
    10
    Looks promising.
  4. MikeL.
    Apr 29, 2004
    10
    I got this game for the pc version and the graphics are wayyyyyyyy 10 times much better than on the ps2 or xbox...because my computer is on high quality, i got p4 3.2 and a awesome video card, radeon 9800 xt!!! 254 yeaaa babbay!!! clean graphics!! THIS GAME WAS OFF THE HOOK IT WAS ANOTHER INCREDIBLE GAME TO PLAY...i just like the gore...and it wasnt boring...never bored me... Expand
  5. BrianL.
    Nov 24, 2003
    9
    I don't know why some people keep bashing this game. It is a solid stealth based game, and in my opinion is just as good as Splinter Cell as far as gameplay. The graphics are pretty good, and there is no slowdown that i have seen, which is probably why they don't look perfect. The character models are far better than those in Vice City, and they move much more fluidly. The gameplay is almost perfect, my only complaint is that the controls are a little difficult at first, but once you get used to them it isn't a problem. The enemies are smarter than those in the MGS series; they attack in groups when they see a dead body lying around, and respond to well to sound. The weapons are varied enough as well so the kills don't get repetitive, and the main character can hold types at any time. The sound is very good as well. Enemies make hilarious comments that are varied enough so it isn't repetitive, and there is brooding music that heightens when enemies are active. Guns are also used earlier than the middle of the game. You get a nail gun on the fourth level, and then two or three levels after that there are more available. There are two difficulty settings and secrets in the game too, such as extra levels. Anyone looking for a great stealth game and a good challenge should purchase this game. Expand
  6. ChadS.
    Jan 16, 2004
    8
    F*ckin' awesome only prob is not much of a plot.
  7. HunajaakoT.
    Dec 16, 2003
    0
    This can't be game. This is trash. Everything has made with "let's make money with very, very bloody game". Game is cruel, and it is the worst game I remember. Expand

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