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  • Summary: Maneater breaks new ground in the popular action RPG genre and finds players taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds. Eat, Explore and Evolve in an Open World Action RPG. Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by ChrisManeater breaks new ground in the popular action RPG genre and finds players taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds. Eat, Explore and Evolve in an Open World Action RPG. Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by Chris Parnell. (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Rick, and Morty)
    Feed on humans, consume nutrients and find rare shark loot to evolve past what nature intended.
    Explore 7 large regions including bayous of the gulf coast, resort beaches, industrial docks, the open ocean and more. Experience a living world with a full Day/Night cycle.
    Unlock and equip various Evolutions that improve and enhance your shark as you progress through the campaign.
    Hunter Parties and Bounty System - the humans fight back! The Battle against various types of hunters ranging from small skiffs all the way up to the coast guard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. May 24, 2020
    91
    Tripwire has crafted a fantastically balanced experience that knows when enough is enough and is genuinely funny, something many games aim for but so few succeed in reaching. Maneater is an ideal palate cleanser for those suffering from ‘open-world’ fatigue and, despite its perfect size, still left me wanting more.
  2. May 29, 2020
    83
    One of the best sleepers of the year. Maneater's looking forward to staying for a while.
  3. May 22, 2020
    80
    Maneater is a quirky and addictive role-playing game that every Xbox One owner should play.
  4. May 22, 2020
    75
    Maneater plays its hand early, as the novelty of being an almost unstoppable apex predator thrown into an unforgiving ocean doesn’t have much depth to it. What Maneater does have though, is a meaty world worth exploring, a fascinating system of evolution and whip-smart writing that adds colour to your deep blue killing spree.
  5. May 25, 2020
    70
    A fun game with an entertaining story about revenge it’s hard to put down despite some failings here and there.
  6. May 22, 2020
    70
    Maneater is one of those arcade games we miss. It’s just pure fun, with a fantastic documentary-like narrative that makes playing it more enjoyable. It gets quite repetitive, though, as the mission design isn’t very diverse, but if you pace yourself you can make this flaw more bearable.
  7. May 26, 2020
    30
    A shark RPG sounds like an unlikely idea for a video game and unfortunately the end result is even less entertaining, and far more repetitive, than you might imagine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
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    May 24, 2020
    10
    Instant classic. This is just what we need right now! Brilliant game dynamics and stunning level design. Lots to explore and discover. WellInstant classic. This is just what we need right now! Brilliant game dynamics and stunning level design. Lots to explore and discover. Well balanced player evolution as well. A chomping good time:) Thank you devs, it was well worth the wait! Expand
  2. May 26, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game it reminds me of jaws unleashed and it also reminds me of depth in a sense it took me me 19 hours to finish the main story but i didn't collect all the other stuff so it gives me more time with the game it needs dlc to expand the story and new skins and abilities Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2020
    9
    Yes this one is pretty basic but what a fun game to play. One of my favorites this year. The humor graphics and gameplay are very good. NextYes this one is pretty basic but what a fun game to play. One of my favorites this year. The humor graphics and gameplay are very good. Next to that you want to continue playing and evolving. I’m rooting for dlc (quick) Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2020
    8
    A terribly fun game, and so far the second best game of the year IMO.
    Don't expect too much of the RPG part, you'll just level up and max out
    A terribly fun game, and so far the second best game of the year IMO.
    Don't expect too much of the RPG part, you'll just level up and max out pretty quickly.
    The fights are somehow tedious, but you get the hang of it pretty quickly, as long as you don't bother trying to lock on enemies.
    The real strength of the game is in the over the top ridiculous story and visuals, the tongue in cheek tone and its environmental comment.
    I had so much fun, I wish it was longer, and the RPG part a little more involved.
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  5. May 29, 2020
    8
    Maneater is a 3rd Person Over-The-Top Shark Simulator, Crazy, not Top-Down. You start the game as a Great White Shark, with a taste forManeater is a 3rd Person Over-The-Top Shark Simulator, Crazy, not Top-Down. You start the game as a Great White Shark, with a taste for carnage. Learning how to control your Shark, you wreak havoc on the local waters and get the attention of Scaly Pete, Legendary Shark Hunter. After a fierce battle, your Shark is finally defeated, but that's only the start of your game. You were actually a baby, near ready to be born into the world, as Pete kills your mother, he cuts you from inside, and you exact part of your revenge as you take on of his arms. From here you're tossed into a bayou and left to survive and grow. To grow you must eat, and the water is host to many edible animals. The game is a constant push to grow larger and acquire Evolutions. I assume the waters that you travel are host to the wild evolutions you gain throughout the game, as some are seriously polluted, and some toxic with nuclear waste. You gain all sorts of wild abilities from being electric to massive, sharp armor plating covering your body. There are Grottos scattered around the various maps, these are safe havens serving as a retreat, and home to your shark, and are the only place you can change evolutions and skills. Once you make it to open waters, then the true fun begins. The more havoc you create with humans the higher your infamy level gets, and this will bring the shark hunters coming until only one arm is left to catch you, Scaly Pete's. Great fun, and loaded with things to find, those who enjoy a bit of carnage will love Maneater! Expand
  6. May 27, 2020
    7
    This is a solid 7. Small studio not really heard of before and they come out with this.
    Graphically I'm impressed the movement of the shark is
    This is a solid 7. Small studio not really heard of before and they come out with this.
    Graphically I'm impressed the movement of the shark is really good.
    The "rpg elements" ok so its not bad, not brilliant either i do like the customisation I've got so far but nothing like a true RPG. I mean well done for trying, it isn't terrible. Gameplay.... now this is what let's it down but I mean sure, how much can you really do with a shark game and anyone buying this with more than 2 braincells should expect it to be repetitive i can't imagine anyone picking it up or watching a trailer and thinking "hmm there's surely more to this ". The "story" (using that loosely) is cheesey and I kind of quite like that. Its clear they wasn't trying to make a serious game which alleviates some discrepancies I've seen.
    Overall yes I enjoy it but maybe only a couple of hours in a sitting ill happily play it through, collect all the collectables to 100% it, but I'm sure as hell not doing it in a weekend.
    As some sort of guidance on length its going to be a lot to do with how much you explore, if you go back and collect the items you couldn't get as a baby shark (do do do do do do) and how much you enjoy pissing off the shark police. Ive spent the best part of 2-3 hours per area so far and nearly completed 3 areas (except the stuff I need to collect when I get to be a daddy shark(do do do do do do))

    I suppose some readers may want to know if id recommende it?
    Simply ...... yes i would. Its great fun with over exaggerated killing which can provide a lot of entertainment. Its not a triple A and the game knows it, its priced accordingly and I feel I've had my moneys worth from it and still have over half the game still to go looking at the map.
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  7. Jun 3, 2020
    0
    Would be good but it crashes on the busiest boss fights. Unacceptable QA, games shouldn't be released in this state.

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