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  • Summary: Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu…Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu… kill or be killed. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 25, 2021
    80
    Turning the usual “human hunts animal” expectation on its head, Maneater is much more than a simple shark simulator, and provides an fun open world RPG that you can really sink your teeth into.
  2. May 25, 2021
    75
    This is a game that I could not put down when I originally played it on PlayStation, and I’ve enjoyed re-experiencing it on the Switch, despite the dip in visuals. If you have the means of playing Maneater on an Xbox or PlayStation, that would be my recommendation. If not, then the Switch is a competent port that will give you the same overall experience. Regardless, Maneater is friggin’ jawesome – don’t miss out.
  3. Jun 1, 2021
    75
    Maneater is still one of a kind experience and if this is the only way to play it I think this is a really well done port that deserves the $40 price tag; just note that the Switch version doesn’t appear to be getting the DLC that other platforms will be getting later this year.
  4. May 25, 2021
    70
    Maneater, for all its flaws, is still unbelievably fun. Just having a game that lets you munch your way through the water as a rugged, vicious shark is wonderful. That being said, the monotonous gameplay can sometimes grate (although less so on a handheld console), and the visual downgrade is noticeable, though not egregious. All in all, it is still great fun, even if the issues of the original still persist.
  5. May 25, 2021
    65
    It’s interesting and unique enough of a concept with some gameplay elements that keep it from being just a straightforward game or a straight-up simulator. It’s polished in some regards but rather empty in others—fun for a while, but ultimately, not the most captivating thing on the market.
  6. Jun 1, 2021
    60
    The reality TV-style presentation remains a highlight, but the actual gameplay bits get repetitive. A shame, as this Switch port is excellent from a technical standpoint.
  7. May 25, 2021
    50
    It’s clear that the developers at TripWire put sincere effort into the presentation and mood of Maneater, and far be it from me to dictate how they make games, but I can’t help feeling like the gameplay should’ve been a higher priority. The failures of Maneater are most heartbreaking to me because it’s so clear that the developers were in love with this premise. The tone here is pitch-perfect, but the realities of being a shark are pretty miserable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 26, 2020
    10
    Awesome Game the shark US awesome and the gráfics look incredible guys excelent Game
  2. May 30, 2021
    8
    Of course, "Maneater" is rather trashy and very violent. It's the violence in particular that makes the title fun and appealing during theOf course, "Maneater" is rather trashy and very violent. It's the violence in particular that makes the title fun and appealing during the course of the game. Thus, the further development of the shark is really fun and motivating, especially in the first hours. The developers' ideas are successful and always drive you through the different missions. Thus, the new version of "Maneater" also looks good on the Nintendo Switch. The sound also rounds off the positive atmosphere. If you want to be a shark on the road, you should definitely take a closer look at the title on the Nintendo console.

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/maneater-switch-im-test)
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  3. Jun 2, 2020
    7
    Maneater
    a swimmingly good time
    Maneater is an 8 hour long action rpg where you play as a shark, to prevent spoilers ill just say this is a
    Maneater
    a swimmingly good time
    Maneater is an 8 hour long action rpg where you play as a shark, to prevent spoilers ill just say this is a revenge story…
    A revenge story that is told through a reality tv style…
    here you swim the swamps and oceans on your quest to become a mega shark.. and really this is just a game about dumb fun,
    eating other animals, battling your way up the food chain, completing quests and finding collectables to progress through the story…
    And again this is just a dumb fun game.. it’s a nice distraction.. as maneater overall is pretty repetitive and tedious after a while… a game that’s more fun with breaks in between a new rigion… I never really found the exploration to be fun or even aquring new skills or leveling up the different equippable upgrades.. this game is simply swim and either take on a hunted animal in that region, take on an apex animal which is a regions boss fights, do some population control or eat some humans… rinse repeat all the way til the end of the game..
    Maneater is its most special during its first few hours as youre flaing with all the cool things you can do.. hopping on shore to snack on some human flesh.. antagonizing bounty hunters to come out and play so you can eat them and aquire a new upgradable item to increase your stains or gain a new ability… all of this is a blast… but it remains a blast to the past afterwards as maneater doesn’t really do much to keep you entertained beyond those first few hours..
    eventually it just feels like a map cleaning game..
    Ultimately though maneater is fun distraction… despite the tedium I thankfully had a revenge story pulling me through, and a progression system that actually felt like It mattered..
    I give maneater
    a 7/10
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