Conclusion: But I recommend parents think twice. Kids have plenty of time to virtually slash people up. Mr. “Going on 13″ Welling here would have been better off playing Pac-Man and pondering what virtual “dots” are doing to his waistline.
Excerpt: A lot has been made about Manhunt 2's supposedly ultraviolent content. Like its predecessor, it depicts its share of grisly murders, gruesome decapitations, and a few swift kicks to the genitals for good measure. It's visually less grisly than the original Manhunt: The much-ballyhooed blurring added to the most extreme acts often makes it difficult to see exactly what bloodthirsty rages you're subjecting your victims to--particularly in the Wii version.
Pros: Compelling stealth mechanics that require real skill, Execution moves serve as a grisly reward for a job well done, Gritty visual design sets just the right tone of anxiety and dread
Cons: In most of the executions, you can't really see what's going on, Loose gunplay isn't as tight or as satisfying as the sneaking, The story isn't very scary or foreboding
Excerpt: They say that politics makes strange bedfellows. And they also say that even bad publicity is good publicity. I would say with all of the hype centered around a game like Manhunt 2 that the taxpayers' money should have been focused elsewhere. Whoever decided to start this crusade should have been in the same asylum the game takes place. Maybe it hit too close to home for some of them and that is why they are so up in arms.
Conclusion: Overall this game is not in any way, shape, or form horribly in my opinion. If you are into stealth games, Horror games, or the prequel you may want to check it out. Manhunt 2 seems to have its problems, but I won’t be ashamed to display it on my shelf.
Summary: In Manhunt 2 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.
Conclusion: Manhunt 2 may not be as gruesome as the first game in the series, but that is fine by me. The camera work could have used a little touch up, same with the characters animations. It is a real shame this game had to be edited like this, if we could have purchased the real version of Manhunt 2 it might be better since the static in-between kills can be annoying half way through the game.
Excerpt: Rockstar's answer to this AO rating ended up being to simply blur the most violent kills, make them so they weren't really clear. It worked, the rating was lowered and the title is out. Its not a satisfying answer however.
Excerpt: What an utterly hollow and empty enterprise Manhunt 2 is. After months of controversy, with various bans being issued by various countries, and the ESRB threatening to put an Adults Only (AO) rating on the box, in the end all the political posturing that went on turns out to be far more exciting and interesting than the game itself. We played the original Manhunt from soup to nuts. It was impossible not to be shocked by the game's thrill-kill, sadistic gameplay.