Manhunt 2 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 55
  2. Negative: 7 out of 55
Buy On

Review this game

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. Oct 13, 2012
    6
    A stylish and demented torture porn flick. If "Manhunt 2" was a movie, it would've been described as such. It also would've been filmed by "Hostel" director Eli Roth. This sequel to the controversial "Manhunt" was not made by the original creators, and it shows. It feels very much like a budget title. A direct-to-video sequel, if you will. Nevertheless, the makers have stayed true to theA stylish and demented torture porn flick. If "Manhunt 2" was a movie, it would've been described as such. It also would've been filmed by "Hostel" director Eli Roth. This sequel to the controversial "Manhunt" was not made by the original creators, and it shows. It feels very much like a budget title. A direct-to-video sequel, if you will. Nevertheless, the makers have stayed true to the original concept while making it even more revolting. In fact, Rockstar Games had to edit down the violence to earn an M rating. Having seen the uncut version, I can certainly agree with the original Adults Only rating. Like the original, this is a sick and twisted stealth game (with more guns) that pays homage to American horror flicks. While the first game referenced "The Most Dangerous Game", part II is a direct relative of "The Manchurian Candidate" and even pays tribute to Roth's "Hostel". Players use crossbows, hand guns and manhole covers to massacre the creepy gang members that stand in their way. Although not as good as the first, it still delivers sick entertainment like any low-budget slasher flick. 7.5 out of 10. Expand
  2. ChaddD.
    Dec 19, 2007
    5
    A game that ultimately falls short of its goal, and has to settle for being a watered down, restrictive, ultra violent version of Grand Theft Auto 3 with poor camera angles. At this late stage in the game industry, there's no excuse for the Dynasty warrior 2 graphics, the the terrible combat system, and the absence of anything redeeming about a game except for the incredibly A game that ultimately falls short of its goal, and has to settle for being a watered down, restrictive, ultra violent version of Grand Theft Auto 3 with poor camera angles. At this late stage in the game industry, there's no excuse for the Dynasty warrior 2 graphics, the the terrible combat system, and the absence of anything redeeming about a game except for the incredibly frustrating to carry out, gore intensive executions. Ultimately, the controversy was more fun than the game. Expand

Awards & Rankings

52
21
#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
4
#4 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Play UK
    82
    Manhunt 2 offers heaps of grisly and depraved action, and we would have heartily recommended it to fans of the franchise. [Issue#155, p.76]
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    83
    There's more to this than controversy. Intelligent, demanding brains, patience...and a strong stomach. [Sept 2007, p.76]
  3. It's hardly the pinnacle of stealth games - the enemies are dumb, and there's not much to do aside from sneaking and killing - but if you're in the mood for something creepy and horrific that'll leave you feeling a little dirty, Manhunt 2's still-shocking murders and eerie, is-it-real-or-am-I-just-insane storyline won't disappoint.