Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The deep, twisting plot coupled with visuals that you thought you'd never see on a handheld refuse to let you go. However, when you've seen every single execution and discovered the mysteries of the plot (which should take around seven or eight hours), there isn't a lot of incentive to play through it again.
  2. 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.
  3. It's a sometimes great-looking, seldom spooky copy of its original that doesn't quite live up to the media buzz.
  4. Controversy aside, Manhunt 2 doesn't deliver gameplay entertaining enough to justify its sophomoric sense of humour. A lack of technical polish and censored elements prevent it from being anything more than a fleeting talking point.
  5. In a way, the game does live up to the hype: they wanted to ban it for its gratuitous violence and I can see why. Funny how they didn't just get out and say that the game isn't worthy to be played; that would've made things much easier.
  6. The gameplay isn't perfect and the gore might be a bit much for sensitive-stomached gamers, but the story, bite-sized chapters perfect for portable play, and the overall presentation makes this one of the year's best PSP offerings.
  7. Manhunt 2, rather hesitant in delivering its ulterior motif, is monstrously violent, extremely gory and smashingly bold when it comes to moral values. Suffered from procrastination along with other external factors, it manages to come to the spot and attract our attention, with much to yearn technically. Yet in terms of controversy, as the game intended when it started, success is the word. It is, so far, one of the most violent game in PSP lines.
  8. It won't win any awards and aside from the absolutely terrible and very unnecessary violent content, it probably won't go down in the history books. But like the first Manhunt title, Manhunt 2 can provide a pretty good time if you can see past the hype and gross-out factor.
  9. 75
    The AI doesn't feel as good as the first game, the setting and environments don't feel as menacing, and the story is definitely weaker. That isn't to say that Manhunt 2 isn't a good game, because it is.
  10. It's not as shocking as you'd expect, but Manhunt 2 still satisfies your primal instincts.
  11. The truth is that you probably don't need a two-thousand word review to tell you whether or not Manhunt 2 is your thing, you should already know if the game is your cup of tea.
  12. Still somewhat disturbing and suitably creepy, Manhunt 2 still manages to provide a chilling good time on the PSP. With decent controls and loads of stealthy kills, it might still generate plenty of controversy anyway but more mature gamers will find this worth playing if they enjoyed the PS2/Xbox original.
  13. It has slapdash controls and is riddled with gameplay issues, but the game achieves what it sets out to do: be a temporary distraction that's good for relieving a bit of tension.
  14. 60
    A bland third-person stealth adventure with sub-par combat and annoyingly stylized death sequences.
  15. Manhunt 2, though not as original and challenging as its predecessor, is a worthy sequel but not necessarily a must-buy. It’s certainly worth renting, and rental period is sufficient enough to beat the game’s 8 to 9 hour campaign.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. JoeM.
    Nov 30, 2007
    Probably the best PSP game released to date. The blur effects are a bit of a hinderance, but not too bad. This is made up with the Probably the best PSP game released to date. The blur effects are a bit of a hinderance, but not too bad. This is made up with the imaginative executions. The gun fighting scenes were never the strong points of either the Manhunt games, but I think the shooting scenes are better in Manhunt 2. Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2015
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. i never play it on pc or playstation 2 but it was enjoyable. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. Full Review »
  3. Sep 27, 2013
    Psychological horror on the go.

    I've seen many console-to-portable ports that has gone wrong in many ways, but Rockstar has done the
    Psychological horror on the go.

    I've seen many console-to-portable ports that has gone wrong in many ways, but Rockstar has done the opposite, this is a solid port. You have the same environments and story that the console versions have and similar controls. The controls had to be optimized for the PSP with limited control space, but that has been executed very well. The graphics are very similar to it's PS2 counterpart and some of the best I've seen on the PSP. some levels have been dumbed down for the PSP's hardware, but it's not much of an irritation. Although a good port, it shares the same negatives that the console versions have. This game does not have too much replay value. You could replay the levels once you're done, but there is nothing to unlock, no Easter eggs, nothing of interest. You could try "Insane" mode, but it's nothing special. Overall, this is a great port of a great stealth game. You get the same experience you would get from the console version and you don't see that from portable ports too often.
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