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  • Summary: They just killed Cash. Now, they want to kill him again. America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, forThey just killed Cash. Now, they want to kill him again. America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. You awake to the sound of your own panicked breath. You must run, hide and fight to survive. If you can stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you. This is a brutal blood sport. [Rockstar] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. A subversive parody that cleverly indicts our depraved culture? If it makes you feel better about having a shitload of sadistic fun, sure.
  2. With all of the variety and unlockable content, you'd be hard-pressed to find a game more gut-wrenchingly intense and disturbing as this one. That being said, it makes for one hell of a good time.
  3. The sound quality of Manhunt is surreal, simply because the game seems like a living, breathing entity by itself.
  4. More than just a gimmick. Sure, the brutal animations are great fun to watch, but the true satisfaction lies in getting to that point and finding a way to overcome even the largest obstacles.
  5. A word of caution should probably be added; the overall pace of Manhunt is rather slow. This is in keeping with the overall feel of the game and somewhat necessary for development of the linear story line.
  6. These movies was pretty good, but after the first ten bloody murders I was like, "Eh, seen it all." The more you watch, the more it just looks like what you just watched. The murders even got a little thin for Cash after a while, I think.
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    30
    What we have here is the absolute bare bones of the stealth genre mixed with shock video scenes that attempt to add flavour to the otherwise bland action. Essentially, the gameplay works as follows: track down a Hunter, get behind him, hold down the X-button...and...that's it. [Jan 2004, p.122]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 77
  2. Negative: 8 out of 77
  1. BradyT.
    Jan 5, 2004
    10
    This game is grand. It is amazing how much atmosphere was put into this game and the grainy video tape feeling to make you feel scared when This game is grand. It is amazing how much atmosphere was put into this game and the grainy video tape feeling to make you feel scared when you start playing for the first time. This game wouldnt even have needed all of the violence to be scary, but , Im being honest here, anybody who plays through the first part of it and doesn't quit must say they get enjoyment from seeing the worst kill each item does. Its fun to see in a sick sort of way. Some of the parts amaze me how violent they are. For anyone who has gotten to that part ill say one word-- Wire. But, really if violence is not in this game it would be boring and unimportant. But , if there is only one thing thats important about this game it is, Rockstar is obviously trying to see how far over the line they can go without getting caught. Actually this is so violent that everyone taht complained about Grand theft Auto before, will have completely forgotten about it, and put manhunt on the top of their complaining list. Expand
  2. Tony
    Jun 18, 2005
    10
    This game could have been the most violent and distrubing game i have ever played but holy shit if it wasnt fun killing and watching the manyThis game could have been the most violent and distrubing game i have ever played but holy shit if it wasnt fun killing and watching the many kills in this game i love this game 10! Expand
  3. CoryP.
    Oct 9, 2005
    10
    Smash or trash time, and this game well deserves a perfect score. Sure there is better stealth games out there and better graphics and all Smash or trash time, and this game well deserves a perfect score. Sure there is better stealth games out there and better graphics and all that other special crap, but this game didn't need it to pull of a great experience. I love the fact that this game of very,very,very, few can pull off a well deserved mature rating ( I don't know how many other titles try to pull it off and fail to succeed). I am not a pyschopath, i know the difference between reality and virtual reality, but I believe there should be a sequel (pray to the almighty Rockstar) if not more games of its kind.... but again please let there be a sequel. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2020
    9
    MANHUNT was such a controversial game when it released. It is very violent, maybe a bit over-kill but the gameplay was good and it kept me onMANHUNT was such a controversial game when it released. It is very violent, maybe a bit over-kill but the gameplay was good and it kept me on edge throughout. Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2012
    8
    Disturbing, scary, graphically violent. Rockstar North's urban horror game is a tense and taut spin on "The Most Dangerous Game". PlayersDisturbing, scary, graphically violent. Rockstar North's urban horror game is a tense and taut spin on "The Most Dangerous Game". Players control James Earle Cash, an inmate who is busted out of prison by The Director; a mystery man who sees your every move. Once Cash escapes the prison facility, his journey home becomes a literal fight for survival. Armed with bladed weapons and firearms, Cash uses both stealth and full-out assaults as to fight off the creepy gangs who are out to kill him. The macrbe twist is that The Director aids Cash through an earpiece throughout the game. He directs Cash to his final destination, ordering him to kill as gruesomely as possible every step of the way. The disturbing aspect of the game is that it rewards you for doing so. You are encouraged to perform the most graphic killings to unlock challenge rooms. In movie terms, "Manhunt" is "The Running Man" meets "The Warriors" with a touch of "8MM". Gameplay-wise, it is very similar to "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" and "Hitman 2". This game features shooting segments, but it's very much a stealth game. The horror atmosphere is extremely thick with a synth musical score straight out of an 80's slasher flick. In a sense, "Manhunt" is a survival game as much as it is an action title. In fact, you'll probably creep out when you first get spotted by a crazed gang member.

    Rockstar North made three great "Grand Theft Auto" games for the PS2. This game is nowhere as grandiose as those mammoth titles. But it is an efficient and effective actioner that is truly creepy. 8.5 out of 10.
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  6. ChadS.
    Jan 16, 2004
    8
    F*ckin' awesome only prob is not much of a plot.
  7. HunajaakoT.
    Dec 16, 2003
    0
    This can't be game. This is trash. Everything has made with "let's make money with very, very bloody game". Game is cruel, and it This can't be game. This is trash. Everything has made with "let's make money with very, very bloody game". Game is cruel, and it is the worst game I remember. Expand

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