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  • Summary: You were cut from your mother's body and left to die in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu... provided you kill it before it kills you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. May 22, 2020
    90
    Maneater's deep combat and deeper oceans provide just the type of blissful escapism we need right now.
  2. May 22, 2020
    80
    If you can live with the issues, you'll find Maneater to be a ridiculously good time. The aforementioned issues are a shame, but the distinct nature of being a shark and the ability to deliver mayhem in a different way. It'll remind players of what was so appealing about open-world games in the first place. Thanks to Maneater's relatively short completion time compared to other open-world titles, it's well worth checking out.
  3. May 26, 2020
    80
    Maneater is a fun aquatic adventure with more to keep players engaged than it initially seems, it kept me hooked throughout and has enough daft character to bait me back in for a future play-through. Beautiful to look at, well-paced but chaotic when it needs to be and I had a whale of a time.
  4. May 26, 2020
    73
    Maneater is a weirdly entertaining game that gets boring too fast before it can achieve true fun.
  5. May 22, 2020
    70
    If you were rooting for the shark in Jaws, Maneater is the game for you. Tripwire Interactive delivers a game that makes you feel like an unstoppable underwater menace, to the point where you remain absurdly overpowered throughout its duration. It’s simple, fun, and effective, succeeding in what it set out to do despite not offering much more aside from that. This isn’t a summer blockbuster, but it’s a bloody enjoyable popcorn flick.
  6. May 29, 2020
    68
    Maneater is a game that could have been good but was too obsessed with forcing players to interact with its low points to make its high points shine.
  7. May 22, 2020
    40
    The Tripwire shark has slightly sharp teeth, moves with unmanageable spasms and cannot vary either its diet or the bleak routine of a boring and mechanical hunting. Stranded on the sand, it waits for the sad fate that falls to all the fish left in the sun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. May 23, 2020
    10
    awesome game, lost of fun. Just buy it. its 26€ in epic store now. haven't had so much fun since years. It's not a sophisticated game and willawesome game, lost of fun. Just buy it. its 26€ in epic store now. haven't had so much fun since years. It's not a sophisticated game and will be boing after a while but a great game for some man-eating in between breaks^^ Expand
  2. May 22, 2020
    9
    Looks Stunning! Feels good on controls and is pure mindless fun! Casual gaming at it's finest.
  3. May 22, 2020
    9
    Graphic is ok, idea of the game(Saints Row shark bad ass) and fun is great. Just love it :)
  4. May 29, 2020
    7
    Un juego divertido y decente, que no se toma en serio y por tanto te da entretenimiento con muchas dosis de humor, violencia y referencias aUn juego divertido y decente, que no se toma en serio y por tanto te da entretenimiento con muchas dosis de humor, violencia y referencias a la cultura Pop. Es bastante retador al principio, pero, debido a las posibilidades desbloquebles la curva de dificultad baja enormemente a mitad del juego, teniendo leves picos de dificultad al final. Hacérselo al 100% lleva entre 15 y 18 horas, dependiendo lo rápido que te hagas con el control.
    Lo bueno de este juego es que aprobecha mucho el humor y que el pese a tener muchas misiones repetitivas, las disfrutas por la extrema violencia que puedes llegar a desencadenar. Lo malo, la poca variedad de enemigos, la escasa inteligencia artificial y las pocas evoluciones que tiene. Si te gusta los juegos sencillos, rápidos y quieres algo diferente, este juego "rpg" de mundo abierto es una agradable opción. Recomendable por un precio de entorno a 20 euros.
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  5. May 23, 2020
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Though I was very hyped about this game, it kind of let me down. Yes it was fun, but there was a few gripes I had that infuriated me. From capping your level at 30 when you’re supposed to be the king Of the ocean and having enemies higher level than you just felt wrong. Yes you had powers (and I’ll get into that more in a few) but that still doesn’t discount not feeling like the king of the ocean as you should. The controls began to hinder the gameplay and without a full lock on mechanic to enemies, it hurt the gameplay. With a few patches they could change this problem, but as of now this is my rating. The last thing I’ll say is that the power set seemed off, not to mention minimal. 5 types of powers to acquire would have made it a much more enjoyable game, with collecting license plates for some and cashes for another, it just seemed perfect to go along with the location markers for shadow powers. I sort of liked electric and bone, but shadow powers (besides the teeth) seemed awful. Poison is always a terrible game mechanic IMO. If the electric focused more on stun and damage, the shadow should have focused on stealth and damage, giving more damage on initial attacks, maybe even possible one shots with enough base damage. Two more power sets would have equaled out in the price for this game, maybe even a higher price point if it felt good. You’re a water creature, and tidal waves and controlling the water just would have felt right. Creating whirlpools and cyclones to help with boat fights. The bone felt like a damaging tank, electric felt like damaging stun machine, and the shadow should have felt like an assassin, but it didn’t. With two more avenues, it could have been an amazing game. Maybe an implementation of a skill tree would have solved a bunch of problems. I could say a ton more, but all I will say is I hope they’re listening to the reviews, because I could see myself getting another game like this, if they made a sequel. Maybe all prehistoric sea creatures would be fun, living through the ages. Anyway just a thought. I’m a writer, so if they want to hit me up for the sequel I’d be glad to help XD (shameless plug) Expand
  6. May 24, 2020
    4
    Extremely repetitive boring game, the novelty of being a shark wears off after about 2 hours. If you enjoy spamming attack and then doing theExtremely repetitive boring game, the novelty of being a shark wears off after about 2 hours. If you enjoy spamming attack and then doing the same 3 mission types over and over and over then this is a game for you. Story is pretty terrible and comes to such an abrupt ending you wonder why they even bothered to include it.

    AI is terrible, you jump on land and then all the humans just stand in place screaming. The combat is dreadful, you have a few attacks but when you realise that spamming attack is the most effective means of attack it makes the rest of the abilities moot.

    Go and kill ten fish, go and kill 10 humans, go and kill 10 fish back over there etc etc etc. If you enjoy this then by all means play it, if however you want something that doesn't get boring within 2 hours go and play something else.
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  7. May 23, 2020
    0
    Boring, glitched, outdated, ugly graphics and extremely repetitive.
    Also EGS exclusive. Sorry but no.

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