Manhunt 2 Wii

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 8 out of 38
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  1. The levels are gruesomely themed, but their simplicity, brevity, and linearity are disappointing. The sheer amount of glitches, questionable controls, laughable AI, and easy stealth mechanics make the game seem like a poor rendition of "Splinter Cell."
  2. This belongs at the bottom of the bargain bins to rot for all eternity.
  3. It all comes down to the basic fact that a work of art, created specifically for a mature audience, should not have been forced to compromise the way that this game has been. Gamers who have been waiting a long time for this game to come out, or even just gamers in general, should definitely stay far away from Manhunt 2. While it is definitely not the worst game I have ever played, it is definitely one of the biggest letdowns.
  4. 40
    It's technically playable and, despite its best efforts, probably won't plunge the industry into a period of navel-gazing and political sanction. Everything else about it is largely forgettable.
  5. Yes, it's an incredibly, borderline obscenely, brutal game, but within its own context it tells an interesting story and provides some great thrills for the player—or at least it would if it weren't so busy trying to give its players seizures.
  6. As it stands now, Manhunt 2 acts as the worst of all worlds; its non-gameplay will irritate gamers who actually want to enjoy themselves, its presumed violence will send the media into a frenzy and send public opinion of videogaming back another five years, and its relatively low level of visually clear violence will disappoint gorehounds who just want to see a bad guy get his balls ripped off with a pair of pliers.
  7. Far rougher around the edges than the first game. Since the game is built around broken and gutted execution mechanics, there’s nothing left to play but an emaciated and less-than-average stealth game. Even if the executions were restored to its original state, the game would still be a headless corpse wandering the dark streets searching for its missing gameplay.
  8. Edge Magazine
    40
    Ditching the self-aware snuff-movie set-up for an unsubtle conspiracy story, Manhunt 2 lacks the redemption of a smart commentary on violence as entertainment. [Christmas 2008, p.98]

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 21, 2011
    5
    Ok this game got a bad rap and for what ever reason the kills had to be blurred out. First off I have seen alot worse so not sure why theyOk this game got a bad rap and for what ever reason the kills had to be blurred out. First off I have seen alot worse so not sure why they targeted this one but whatever. This game has some good elements the gaphics for a wii title are not horrible but by no means the best on the wii. The controls are ok but not always the most responsive. I liked the game and it is now a game you can get for under 10 bucks which is probably were it should be priced. I think for all its flaws it is worth taking a look at if your into this type of game. you cab buy or skip this one depending if your into this type of game. Full Review »
  2. andrewhaycockhaycock
    Sep 25, 2009
    7
    this game is ok the story line is a bit weak compared 2 the first and the game play. but the worst thing about manhunt 2 is they have took thethis game is ok the story line is a bit weak compared 2 the first and the game play. but the worst thing about manhunt 2 is they have took the gore and killing out by makeing the screen go all funny when u do and this just totally killed the game Full Review »
  3. Dr.Edd
    Feb 22, 2009
    1
    Fatally flawed game. You cannot even enter the game if you do not select to save it to memory. Broken gameplay - the first challange is toFatally flawed game. You cannot even enter the game if you do not select to save it to memory. Broken gameplay - the first challange is to stab someone with a needle, if you choose to punch or kick instead they completely ignore you. Although the game pretends that you need to waggle the wiiimote in different directions for various kills, you only really need to flick the wrist for any moves. Oh, did i mention that the game freezes if you walk over any object on the floor. Seriously bad game, the people that made it should never be allowed to work again. Full Review »