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Manhunter 2: San Francisco (DOS)

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An excellent follow-up to the first game *Katakis* (37838) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
One of the best old school graphic adventures. gametrader (229) unrated
Darker and even more brooding.... Sam Hardy (76) unrated

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Overall MobyScore (31 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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82
The Games Machine (UK)
Manhunter 2 is graphically pleasing, I won't mention the PC sound. Fans of Sierra games will lap it up, while it is not one of Sierra's best examples, it is still one for the collection.
82
Power Play
Was für eine Mischung! Manhunter 2 bietet eine “Aliens“-Ecke, eine Prise “War of the Worlds“, etwas “Project Firestart“, gewürzt mit einem Schuß “1984“ und “V“: Das haut jeden Science-fiction-Freund aus dem Sattel. Die Story läßt den Spieler zwischen Spannung, Grusel, detektivischem Vergnügen und schierem Horror pendeln - Spannung ist fast schon garantiert. Dank des narrensicheren Interfaces muß sich niemand mit dem “Wie-sag‘-ich‘s-meinem-Parser“-Spiel herumärgern. Dafür sind manche Action-Sequenzen fürchterlich fies. Beim Zwischenspiel “Ratten abwehren“ bekam ich fast hysterische Schreikrämpfe, Michael ging‘s nicht anders. Außerdem sind manche Stellen ein wenig brutal (“Wem gehört der abgerissene Finger?“). Trotzdem: Eine tolle Story und ein spannendes Spiel.
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Adventure Classic Gaming
About a year after the cult classic Manhunter: New York is released by Sierra On-Line, an even more unusual sequel spawns from the minds of its creators Dave, Barry, and Dee Dee Murray. Manhunter 2: San Francisco continues where the first game has left off. It also manages to correct some of the unforgivable mistakes committed by the previous title.
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Techtite
A sequel that was flawed on more than a few levels. For one, the graphics were even worse; most Apple //e games, half a decade earlier, had better graphics. Second, the puzzles weren't as unique as the original Manhunter game.
40
Just Games Retro
I was so unimpressed with Manhunter: New York that I wasn't expecting much out of the sequel. I hadn't heard of the series before I started playing the original, and wasn't quite as prepared for the absurd world of 2004 as created by the triple-Murry design team. I mostly saw plenty of opportunities lost, and Manhunter 2 doesn't correct them. Though some tweaks have been made to make the game more accessible, the game itself is fundamentally the same with all the flaws from the first intact. If you're interested in Manhunter's second chapter, this will provide a story equivalent to New York. If you're expecting the series to start redeeming itself, it won't.