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  • Summary: After a nasty collision with a septic truck Samuel finds himself bargaining for his life. Eventually he agrees a deal for his life with chronically-uncool 90s throwback, Death, and now has to survive 24 hours doing everything manually. [Playstation.com]
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Oct 11, 2016
    70
    There are some great ideas in many of the mini-games and the humour is great, but the controls are frustrating and detract from the fun.
  2. 70
    For its price Manual Samuel is a short but fun experience that won’t outstay its welcome. Some scenes can become a little repetitive but the novelty will carry you through the majority of the game and the humour will take you the rest of the way.
  3. Nov 2, 2016
    65
    It’s a short but sweet game that does something a little bit unique. It’s unlikely to win any Game of the Year awards and it will only be amusing for so long, but considering it’s a budget priced game, I still felt that I got decent value out of the title.
  4. Oct 11, 2016
    40
    Manual Samuel is a short but interesting title, however its gameplay gets very repetitive and infuriating quickly with the constant blinking and breathing. The game's controversial approach to humour also dampens the experience and makes it difficult to enjoy the best bits without feeling guilty for laughing at something you feel like you really shouldn't.
  5. Oct 18, 2016
    35
    It’s not entertaining, nor is it memorable for any good reason. It’s simply frustrating, annoying, problematic and painful to play. Skip it, and spend your money on something much more deserving of it than Manual Samuel is.
  6. Oct 11, 2016
    30
    I can’t recommend Manual Samuel to anyone, it’s an awful game. A comedy game devoid of a sense of humour that is only interested in sucking all potential fun out of itself and replacing it with outright frustration. I mean, the game works and all but it’s never good, it’s a bad experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 4, 2019
    8
    This unique little adventure game will provide you with a couple of hours of genuine laugh-out-loud fun as you play through the story modeThis unique little adventure game will provide you with a couple of hours of genuine laugh-out-loud fun as you play through the story mode trying to just make Sam get through his day – with the co-op mode and time trials adding a little longevity to your good times. The dialogue alone bumps my rating up another star.

    Because of the game’s short story mode, the mechanics and dialogue never became tiring or repetitive. On the whole, it’s a generally well-executed idea that just runs with its silliness and works all the better for it. Go ahead and grab it whilst it’s on sale and spend a couple hours with Death, War, and Satan himself… oh, and try not to pee on yourself!
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  2. Oct 12, 2016
    3
    Manual Samuel es (y sabe que es) un juego terrible en todos y cada uno de sus apartados. Que fuera concebido así no quita que sea unaManual Samuel es (y sabe que es) un juego terrible en todos y cada uno de sus apartados. Que fuera concebido así no quita que sea una experiencia horrible y lejos de ser medianamente divertida.

    Lo único salvable y que pudiera atraeros del título sería su sentido del humor, siempre y cuando os hagan gracia cosas como mearos encima, un esqueleto matando vagabundos a golpe de escopeta...
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