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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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Maneater Reveal Trailer - PC Gaming Show 2018| E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. May 22, 2020
    90
    Maneater's deep combat and deeper oceans provide just the type of blissful escapism we need right now.
  2. 80
    Maneater sets out to deliver a specific experience and ends up nailing that, but not much else.
  3. 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.
  4. May 22, 2020
    70
    It’s absolutely fun to play as mutant Jaws on steroids! Maneater chews the metaphorical scenery as often as it has you devouring humans and the diverse aquatic inhabitants of the Gulf of Mexico, and that’s some good dumb entertainment – for a while. But if you’re wondering whether its shallow combat and simplistic upgrades can sustain that excitement for the roughly 15 hours it takes to become a hulking megashark and reach the end of its uninspired satirical revenge story… it cannot.
  5. May 24, 2020
    70
    Maneater proves to be a good outlet if you want to feel powerful and reign supreme underwater by terrorizing and devouring humans. The fauna is very well represented and animated, but too much information spoils the charming graphics, and the camera sometimes tends to affect the clarity. The somewhat repetitive aspect of the title is compensated by regions and enemies that are regularly renewed, as well as by an offbeat and mischievous humor.
  6. May 22, 2020
    65
    It's just a shame the journey from infant to megashark isn't populated with a wider variety of activities. Like Hooper said, sharks just swim and eat, and that's unfortunately not enough to fill even a short action-RPG like Maneater.
  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: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  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 23, 2020
    9
    Honestly I have not had this much fun in a game in a long ass time. It does has its flaws mostly with the lock on system, and starting in theHonestly I have not had this much fun in a game in a long ass time. It does has its flaws mostly with the lock on system, and starting in the beginning the beginning is hard but its learning. Me I nearly 100% the game while playing through it its just so fun. And exploring and unlocking the new body parts. So cool! And the story isn't half bad either. I didn't know how it would end but its so kind of a predicted ending as well if u read books often. And tons of references from, rick and morty, happy Gilmore, jaws (obviously), subnatica ect, its awesome. It's like a beat em up but you're a shark. I love this game honestly and I would not be surprised to see am expansion dlc on this Expand
  4. May 24, 2020
    7
    If you want to be an underwater killing machine for 10 hours, terrorising stupid tourists and gradually growing from baby to mega shark withIf you want to be an underwater killing machine for 10 hours, terrorising stupid tourists and gradually growing from baby to mega shark with increasingly ridiculous super powers, this is for you. It's a relatively simple game that is stupidly good fun, but rather limited in scope and content. Expand
  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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