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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