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  • Summary: An experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out. Demented screams echo around the dank Dixmor asylum thatAn experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out. Demented screams echo around the dank Dixmor asylum that has caged you for the last six years. You open your eyes. A white-coated body slumps to the floor through your shaking hands. A bloody syringe slips from your arm. Waves of confusion and paranoia crash over you. You have no idea who you are or how you got here. The door to your cell is open. One choice. One chance. They took your life. Time to take it back. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. PSM3 Magazine UK
    83
    There's more to this than controversy. Intelligent, demanding brains, patience...and a strong stomach. [Sept 2007, p.76]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    If you're a horror geek, you'll have seen worse. But you won't often have seen much better. [Christmas 2008, p.98]
  3. For those of us that loved the original, Manhunt 2 is a trip that’s worth taking, even if it’s not nearly as memorable or enjoyable. While I applaud the series for it’s uncompromising take on morality and violence, it’s hard not to notice that recent titles like "Mass Effect" and "BioShock" have covered similar territory in a more mature – and much more enjoyable – fashion.
  4. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    Story aside, however, Manhunt 2 is an important game--not because of the controversy surrounding it, but because it is one of the final few original PS2 games. [Holiday 2007, p.81]
  5. 60
    A bland third-person stealth adventure with sub-par combat and annoyingly stylized death sequences.
  6. Manhunt 2 has suffered many delays and lots of problems before release, but it´s finally here. A game that is not suitable for everyone, due to its gore and violent nature, but it has some charm for those PS2 users who are looking for something fun for their machine. Sadly, a confusing story and some problems like close combat controls make it not as good as it could have been. The lack of the Wii motion controls makes it a less compelling experience.
  7. Either version of the game is equally mediocre. The story holds some promise, but the action is so frustrating it's too much work to get to the meat of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Oct 11, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best game I saw from the rockstar company is just MANHUNT franchise , Especially the second version >:) Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2021
    10
    This is the most graphic game ever created but even so, the kills are really satisfying.
  3. Sep 3, 2021
    10
    fantastic game with lots of gore and executions. not better than the first one but still damn good. if you like gore and stealth this is thefantastic game with lots of gore and executions. not better than the first one but still damn good. if you like gore and stealth this is the game to buy. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Possui um enredo e cenas brutais ótimas para época de seu lançamento, porém os bugs me impedem de oferecer uma nota maior Expand
  5. May 7, 2018
    8
    Even more gruesome and even more brutal. An extension of first game but because of the first game, the shock value of all the kills may not beEven more gruesome and even more brutal. An extension of first game but because of the first game, the shock value of all the kills may not be as strong... Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2021
    7
    Manhunt 2 is a like a low-budget, straight-to-video sequel. It isn't as good as its predecessor and feels cheaply made. But it is somewhatManhunt 2 is a like a low-budget, straight-to-video sequel. It isn't as good as its predecessor and feels cheaply made. But it is somewhat enjoyable. Originally rated 'AO' for explicit violence, the game was even more controversial than the first. The killings and gore had to be censored (a stylish filter was used) in order for the game to be rated 'M'. Released in Oct. 2007, this was the last Rockstar Games title made for the PS2. Developed by Rockstar London, it features the same gameplay as the original, but has a new setting and scenario. Unfortunately, the level design is pretty bland and the enemy A.I. is weak. Additionally, the campaign is brief and contains very little replay value.

    The game borrows the premise of The Manchurian Candidate and features a nerdy protagonist named Daniel Lamb who suffers from vivid hallucinations. His brain was experimented on by a shadowy organization so that he could act as an assassin in a moment's notice. The game also pays homage to Eli Roth's grisly Hostel. There is also a reference to San Andreas, the city from Rockstar's very own Grand Theft Auto series. However, this is easily the company's weakest effort. It's mindlessly entertaining, but lacks the quality of the best stealth titles. Despite its shortcomings, fans of the first Manhunt and horror movies should enjoy it. I would rate this with a 7.5 out of 10.
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  7. JamieC.
    Nov 8, 2007
    2
    It's all been done and by today's standards it's just plain ugly. Manhunt covered the general gist of the genre and Manhunt 2 It's all been done and by today's standards it's just plain ugly. Manhunt covered the general gist of the genre and Manhunt 2 does not change or update the formula. They have added new environmental kills but border lines on just sad and only freaks and ignorant children will enjoy it. The game runs on sheer blood factor forgetting about gameplay, controls and even atmosphere. Game controls like a brick, so stiff and clunky. Gameplay, is basically non existent if you don't enjoy pointless killings and graphics are just bad. Flat, gritty, smudged, pixelated and hard on the eyes. This game is a bumpy ride and not one to die for. Expand

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#10 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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