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Manhunt

by Rockstar
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC

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  • Action/adventure horror game
  • Manhunt explores the depths of human depravity in a vicious, sadistic tale of urban horror
  • Continues Rockstar North's tradition of world-class gameplay with high production values and sardonic humour
  • Explore the depths of human depravity
  • For 1 player



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Platform: PC
  • Manhunt is an adult game featuring violence, and as such is only suitable for over 18s.


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B000197Z26
  • Release Date: 23 April 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,060 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC

Amazon.co.uk Review

Manhunt is perhaps the most violent, amoral video game ever made, and it's entirely unapologetic about it. Produced by the same team that created Grand Theft Auto, it sees you cast as a death-row inmate reprieved from the chair to take part in a sick game run by a snuff-movie producer.

You're forced to sneak around a series of maze-like levels killing "hunters" and SWAT-team members as you go, using such unsavoury methods as suffocating them with plastic bags and cutting their throats with shards of glass. This is primarily a stealth-based title, using many of the same techniques as Metal Gear Solid--you shuffle around walls, peer round corners and use noise to attract and distract the enemy.

This aspect of the game works extremely well thanks to the superb graphics and sound. These create an intense level of tension, so that when you mistakenly knock into an abandoned shopping trolley and alert a hunter, it's really quite terrifying. The combat, just as in GTA, is handled rather less well--but it's not anywhere bad enough to ruin the whole game.

In gameplay terms the only real fault with Manhunt is a lack of variety, with the game seemingly running out of new ideas well before the end. The true problem then is whether it's simply too depraved--but that's a decision you must make for yourself. It's definitely not for under-18s, though. --David Jenkins


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Survival horror at its best! 5 Feb. 2005
Platform for Display:PC
ManHunt is an action filled, gritty urban game. It contains many of the elements seen in games like Hitman, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil. The stages or scenes are dark, gritty and textured to look like CCTV footage, especially seen when you execute the hunters. It is highly atmospheric and tense throughout, effects like always hearing the sound of your characters heartbeat and a real sense of realism. The only downside is the repetition which starts to dog the game as you progress. However this isn't too much of a problem if you like your'e games dark and violent.
Overall this is game is for someone who doesn't have the patience for Hitman, is bored of Resident Evil and is looking for a change in the survival horror genre.
Enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunity 6 Jan. 2005
By A Customer
Platform for Display:PC
Nice idea, but falls down in a few places. The whole of the first few levels of this game are entirely stealth based. You sneak around hiding in shadows, making the occasional bit of noise to atract an enemy, then you execute him when his back is turned. You are given new weapons along the way in an attempt to stop the game becoming tedious by allowing you to see new tyes of execution. Unfortunately it still becomes tedious until the shooting starts about 7 levels in.
The bit where you first have to involve yourself in firefights is extreamly fustrating, not least because the manual does not explain the "firefight" system, which means you'll either get massacred or run out of ammo very fast. Once you know how the system works it's actually quite good as it automatically allows you to pop out, fire, and then duck back behind cover with ease. You still tend to take damage though unless you're lucky. Unfortunately towards the end of the game (last 2 levels in particular) it becomes very fustrating as the firefight system is rather erratic. It doesn't always aim correctly which can result in you being killed quite easily if you don't manage to kill a guy with an assault rifle on the first shot. Also if you are hiding in a shadow and you wait for an enemy to come right up close it has a rather idiotic habbit of hitting the enemy with your gun rather than firing it, which also tends to result in you getting killed. This has happened to me a 2 key points when I was playing a section for ages, which resulted in me wishing to practice some of these execution techniques on the idiot who wrote that particular peice of code.
The AI is definately a bit weak. Some of the enemys act like morons and others like tactical geniuses, with no steady progression as the game goes on. The storyline is interesting, the graphics and sound are outstanding, as is the excellent atmosphere created by the game, but ultimately the game itself is just a bit too fustrating.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Briefly Entertaining but gets old very quickly. 19 Nov. 2005
By Rob
Platform for Display:PC
Manhunt is a very interesting product, it is basically a 90% stealth puzzle game with 10% stylised violence on the top. The selling point of Manhunt is the violence and at first that is fairly entertaining, the plastic bag over the head kill is a 'cool' feature and some of the other stealth kills are also well done. The first couple of missions are very tense and well thought out in a great environment however after that the game goes badly downhill. The violence gets repetitive very quickly (the number of ways of killing is very limited) and sneaking around doing the same thing over and over again gets pretty dull. Also as you go along the humour gets increasingly childish (it's got an 18 certificate, aim it at over 18s) and frankly irritating. In it's defence Manhunt probably has the best control system I've ever seen in a 3rd Person action game however that really can't save the awe inspiring tedium of just doing the same thing over and over again.
I found Manhunt a game that you dip into for maybe 20 minutes at a time because it is just so incredibly repetitive however if you are going to find the 'jokes' in it amusing then you will play for longer. I will give it 3/5 for the control system, the initial half an hour play and getting kids the world over to play a stealth puzzler, but it really is just too repetitive to warrant a higher rating. I'd suggest that you buy any of the Hitman series instead, the gameplay is in principle very similar (although the violence is much more toned down) and Hitman has lots of other good features that Manhunt simply doesn't.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A grim spectacle of a future reality 4 Dec. 2010
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Manhunt is a very good game. the story is dark and brutal, the subject matter is adult and the violence is brutal and graphic. and thats just the first few levels!!! The story is much better than Manhunt 2 so dont be put off by that and when it comes to contravertial gore then look no further but it does feel let down by the repetitive gameplay and few weapons. for its time it is a brilliant game but it seems to be overshadowed by the controversy of Manhunt 2.

This game should not be bought for children because of its snuff video subject matter and graphic violence but in the right hands its a very good and effective stealth game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sickly enjoyable 27 Aug. 2010
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
this game is great fun, the graphics are very good still, and the added cctv effect as you play gives it a nice unusuall twist, as for the game play, for starters its very sneak focused, but thats not a boring thing in this game, because when you choke someone with a plastic bag, or cave their head in with a baseball bat without them seeing it coming is very.. lets say fun. this isnt an easy game, and not a game for someone againt violence, but if you like your gore and fancy a challenge then i couldnt point out a more suitable game, after all, this is the game that got banned here in the UK for its sick and brutal take on reality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast shipping And the game is very nice Thank
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Published 7 months ago by Daniel Chee
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great game
I had this originally on the PS2 back in the day. Was very happy to find out that i could get it for PC. Read more
Published on 6 Mar. 2013 by James Pye
2.0 out of 5 stars Gets Boring
There has been a lot of hype about this game, especially with the banning of the 2nd in the series. However, I'm afraid it nowhere near lives up to it. Read more
Published on 9 April 2009 by I. M. Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST GAME ON TH PC> > >
th best game on th PC! th character and cult status along with inventive gameplay are unrivaled and also have th best voice acting/enviromental depth i have witnessed! Read more
Published on 1 Feb. 2006 by kikanju
5.0 out of 5 stars Best stealth/action game ever!
This for me, was the best stealth action game ever! MANHUNT, has a great story in which, the gamer its involved in the character James Earl Cash. Read more
Published on 9 July 2005 by Emiliano Scavante
2.0 out of 5 stars Below average at best
Manhunt was set to put all other titles to shame with its stealth, gameplay, original story and violence. Read more
Published on 13 May 2004 by David J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Manhunt - the hunt begins
This game rocks. It is an absolute splatter fest, and, though the gameplay can become repetitive with the same kind of kills used over and over, it still scores points with the... Read more
Published on 11 May 2004 by "skate_daz"
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I had high hopes for Manhunt simply because it has been produced by the same team that worked on the GTA series and the plot line sounded compelling. Read more
Published on 1 May 2004 by "serberus4"
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