The lights are on
Rockstar's unappreciated, ultra-violent
stealth title is now available on the PS2 Classics storefront on the
If you've never played Manhunt, it's one of the
company's more overlooked gems. That said, it's a dark and disturbing ride that's
not for everyone. This official description from Rockstar should give you a
good idea of what's in store:
America is full of run-down, broken rust-belt towns
where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore
and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant
life and take it away, for sport. As James Earl Cash, you're a death row inmate
who awakens from the lethal injection chamber to discover he's met a fate
perhaps worse than death. As the star in a sick kill-or-be-killed reality TV
show, your fate is left in the hands of the twisted Director, Lionel
Starkweather. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you
Despite its gore, it's also the rare violent game that
at least seems to have something to say about violence, questioning how
complicit the audience is in the violence they witness onscreen.
Manhunt is available for sale on the
PlayStation Store right now. It sells for $9.99. It's rated M for Mature - and that's
a well-earned rating.
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Whoa. Just 10 bucks...
It is an awesome, if not highly controversial, game.
I remember when this game came out. I was still a kid and as always on the weekends I allowed myself into my fathers room while he was at work to check out his newest additions to his PS2 library and I came across this. I remember playing it for maybe all of about 10-20 minutes before he came home and caught me. Normally he let my play what I wanted but not this time. He was pretty pissed and forbid me from ever touching that game again saying that it was to violent and had to much adult content for a child. I never did pick that game back up.... But now that its on PSN I just might play it after all!
Awesome! Cannot wait to download and play this again.
I've always said this game is criminally underrated. It was one of the first Rockstar games I played, and it really showed me just how good they are at sucking you into their worlds. Manhunt had a feel to it that was completely different from anything out at the time. It was terrifying having a whole gang chase after you in the streets. I'll definitely be giving it a go again this weekend.
manhunt is a great game. it is also highly disturbing and very brutal. as the article above states, the game also gives commentary about violence through the use of violence.
I found it to be a great game, had to finish it, but wasn't sure I was enjoying it. granted this is through the memories of how ever old I was when it came out. I want to pick it up again and see how it holds up.
For 10 dollas i might give it a go
I Loved this game. It's definitely an overlooked one. It just had a unique mix of immense violence and stealth that made it so fresh and original.
a childhood favorite of mine i would love to see rockstar redo this series they did it with red dead revolver why not manhunt?
This game is one of a kind. I beat this game, the later levels were really tough. I still have Manhunt 2 still in the shrinkrap, I've yet till this day to play it. Happy Gaming Gamers.
One of my all time favorite games, I wish Rockstar would make another Manhunt for the ps3 or 4!!!!
I wish they would put legaia 2 duel saga on there I love that game
and the suffering
I still own the original release of Manhunt for PS2. What Rockstar needs to do is Manhunt 3 for PS3 and XBOX 360, not just an HD update. Uncencored, Un-Cut, pure Manhunt 3 madness, and try to add RPG elements to it. Think about it Rockstar.
Awesome. I picked this up when it came out back in the day and it was a blast.
This game made such an impression on me that I bought the Piggsy promotional statue on Ebay. It was anatomically correct, if you catch my drift.
We need manhunt 3.