Excerpt: I was utterly surprised to find no reviews of this game on this website. I thought for sure someone played this game and bashed it on this site for its offensive content, but I was wrong, so I shall fill the void and post my review of the controversial game from the folks at Rockstar games, this is Manhunt.
Excerpt: Warning: This game is NOT meant for anyone under the age of 18!!! Never the ones for good taste, Rockstar seems content to always push things to the extreme. This is something that has obviously worked for the company when considering the enormous sales numbers of the Grand Theft Auto series.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is one of the most violent games ever produced. The premise is that you advance by stalking and murdering victims. The murder scenes are depicted with very realistic graphics. Since the game rewards and glamorizes brutal murder, it is definitely inappropriate for children and teenagers.
Excerpt: We all know that Rockstar doesn't make games for the faint of heart. Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, State of Emergency, and Mafia all have "M" ratings because of their graphics and senseless violence (except in Max Payne). All of these games are nothing compared to the bloodiest, goriest game ever to come out of Rockstar; this game is Manhunt.
Excerpt: Maybe I'm getting too old or too soft-hearted or something, but the gratuitous violence in Manhunt really got to me. I'm certainly well-versed in videogame violence, having killed zombies, ninjas, Nazis, aliens, demons, robots, and KGB agents, among other things, over my 15-plus years of gaming. I have "fragged" millions, perhaps even billions of creatures, but never once did I ever suffocate anyone with a plastic bag.
Excerpt: Manhunt is the latest game from the people who brought us the Grand Theft Auto series, and as you'd expect it's a game not intended for all audiences. In fact, Manhunt is so violent, even the most hardened gamer might get a bit queasy playing through the game. Quite possibly the most violent, disturbing game ever released for consoles, Manhunt is sure to generate controversy, but underneath all the blood and gore is a surprisingly solid game experience.
Pros: Well done hide-and-seek gameplay, Tons of voice over, Excellent audio
Cons: No map feature, Not much mission variety, Extreme violence may be too much for some
Conclusion: Manhunt is one of those games you need to try once, if you are the proper age to play it. The violence level in this game is extreme, there are times in the game where I thought Rockstar might have went a little too far. If you are a fan of stealth games then Manhunt is definitely a challenge, but it isn’t perfect. There are some minor camera and control issues, something that should have been looked into before releasing the game.
Excerpt: A quote from the latest Rockstar title? No, not quite. It is actually a quote from “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell – Required reading in my Freshman English Literature class. Penned in 1924, it is the story of a man hunted for sport by another man. It is a theme that has been revisited many times by many writers and many film directors.