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Manhunt (Xbox)

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    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58025) on Dec 06, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    America is full of rundown towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, all that’s left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. In Manhunt, you’re James Earl Cash, and you are the sport. You are a death row inmate who has been sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, in a twist of fate, you awake to the sound of your own panicked breath. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. You must run, hide, and fight to survive. If you can stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12851) on Jun 22, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    Get ready for the worst night of your life. On the run, hunted on all sides, with little chance of survival - this is a brutal blood sport

    Grand Theft Auto is now firmly established as one of the biggest game series of all time, and certainly the biggest on PlayStation 2. As well as pushing forward the case for free-roaming gameplay, where the player can approach the game as they wish, GTA also boasts more than its fair share of, shall we say, morally dubious content. How to follow it up, eh?

    Well, beyond creating another GTA, the answer for Rockstar North is Manhunt. The game puts you in charge of a convicted murderer, James Earl Cash, who wakes up after his 'execution' to find that he is still alive. But if he wants his freedom, he's going to have to fight for it - he's imprisoned inside Carcer City, which is jam-packed with violent thugs on the lookout for him. The situation has been set up by the mysterious Director, a sicko who's keeping tabs on the whole thing via CCTV, and who gets off on extreme violence. And there's going to be plenty of that because, if he's to get out, Cash is going to have to kill whoever gets in his way. In really nasty ways.

    Of course, it's not like there's a particularly nice way to go about killing someone. But the death scenes in Manhunt are spectacularly, hideously violent - this game carries an 18 certificate for a very good reason. While the subject matter of GTA isn't exactly Sunday School material, the world of organised crime is at least portrayed in a relatively caricatured and stylised manner. This is actually genuinely nasty and, if you're a parent reading this, please don't get it for your kids.

    Assuming you're alright with highly graphic violence, you can stealth your way through Carcer City. Patiently picking off thugs one by one is the name of the game - that, and watching scenes of suffocation, glass shards being thrust into highly pressurised arteries, machetes hacking heads off, and more. Think Splinter Cell, if Sam Fisher had gone to a particularly bad borstal, and you're pretty much there.

    • The latest game from the team behind the GTA series


    • Stealthy gameplay means you need to think on your feet


    • Contains shockingly graphic scenes of appalling violence

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 15, 2008.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    Rockstar Games Announces Manhunt for PlayStation®2



    Rockstar Games Announces Manhunt for PlayStation®2



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is proud to announce Manhunt, the next project from Rockstar North, the developers behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

    Manhunt will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and is expected to hit retail shelves in North America in Fall 2003.

    Manhunt will continue in the tradition of world-class gameplay, incredible production values, and sardonic sense of humor that has become synonymous with Rockstar North. Details surrounding the game remain shrouded in secrecy. To date, Rockstar has only admitted this: Manhunt explores the depths of human depravity in a vicious, sadistic tale of urban horror.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Jul 01, 2005.

Press Release:

    Rockstar Games Ships Manhunt for PC and Xbox



    New York, NY - April 20, 2004 - Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), has shipped Manhunt for PC and for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft to North American retailers. Manhunt for the PC and Xbox will reach retail shelves in Europe on April 23, 2004. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, the team behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

    "We are extremely excited for PC and Xbox gamers to finally experience Rockstar North's latest success," Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games said about Manhunt. "Manhunt takes stealth gameplay beyond what anyone has ever seen and we are extremely proud to bring this superb game to a new audience."

    "In addition to reaching new heights with outstanding graphic and audio achievements, we wanted to make Manhunt the ultimate stealth-action game," said Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North. "By turning the tables on the player, stripping them of power and making them fight for their lives with inventive play mechanics, we have succeeded in making Manhunt like nothing else out there."

    In Manhunt, you are James Earl Cash, a death row inmate that has been sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, in a twist of fate, you are revived after a mock execution to the sound of your own panicked breath. Now, they are going to hunt you down in an organized blood sport where you are the prey. If you stay alive long enough, you may discover the identity of your captor. To survive his deadly game, you must run, fight and hide.

    Manhunt is a tale of survival and urban horror that made an immediate impact on the gaming world when it was released for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in November of 2003. Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as "the most important game of the last five years," Manhunt has earned critical and commercial success due to its innovative gameplay and gritty visual style.

    Additional information about Manhunt is available at http://www.rockstargames.com/manhunt.

    About Take-Two Interactive Software

    Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox®, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned subsidiary labels: Rockstar Games, Gathering, Global Star and Joytech. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands) and Auckland. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

    All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

    About Xbox Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Jun 27, 2005.

www.taketwo.fr - PlayStation 2:
    Ils viennent de tuer Cash.
    ...Mais une fois ne leur suffit pas.
    Les Etats-unis s'organisent principalement autour de villes décrépies, dont les derniers jours de gloire remontent à plusieurs décennies. l'indifférence est de mise et tout est permis. A Carcer City, les dernières sensations inspirant la ville ne sont que de mediocres simulacres au cours desquels on accorde le droit de vivre pour aussitôt le retirer. Cette fois-ci, James Earl Cash, vous êtes la proie. On vient de vous rendre la vie...
    Et maintenant, vous allez etre soumis a une chasse a l'homme sans merci !

    Vous vous réveillez au son de votre propre respiration saccadee et paniquée. Vous devez courir vite, vous cacher et lutter pour survivre. Restez en vie suffisamment longtemps et vous découvrirez peut-etre qui est responsable de votre triste sort.

    Developpeur
    Rockstar North

    Classification
    18+ www.pegi.info

    Disponible
    de Rockstar Games sur PlayStation®2
    Distribution Mondiale.

    Aussi disponible:
  • PC
  • Xbox

    Disponible en magasins depuis le 21 novembre 2003

    Ce qu'en pense la presse


    "... ce jeu vous procurera d’énormes montées d’adrénaline"
    - Gaming, 08/10, jan 2004

    "Manhunt tire toute toute sa crédibilité du caractère interactif de ses moindres composantes... Manhunt fait ressentir la peur de nos adversaires qui de chasseurs se transforment au fur et à mesure en proies : leurs cris de panique et leurs monologues angoissés sont un régal
    - Officiel PlayStation Magazine, 16/20, jan 2004

  • "Manhunt est tout sauf un jeu pour gros bourrins façon beat’em all"
  • "Musiques, insultes des chasseurs, voix inquiétante du Directeur, tout est mis en “uvre pour donner le frisson…avec succès ! »
    - Jeux Video Magazine, 16/20, janvier 2004

  • "Gameplay terriblement abouti"
  • "La première série B du jeu vidéo ! Les amateurs de films tels que « Maniac », ou « assaut » ou encore « les guerriers de la nuit », n’en croiront pas leurs yeux »
    - PSM2, 17/20, jan 2004

  • "Chez Rockstar, on n’aime pas rester au soleil trop longtemps. Après les palmiers et les plages dorées de Vice City, le studio anglais a préféré se terrer dans l’ombre pour nous proposer une version très personnelle de ce que peut-être un jeu d’infiltration. Loin, tres loin des Metal Gear et autres Splinter Cell, MANHUNT va dans la direction opposée, dans des contrées obscures et nauséeuses, où vous devrez lutter pour survivre"
  • "A l’opposé d’un GTA, Manhunt ne semble pas jouer la carte du second degré ? C’est un jeu pesant, doté d’une ambiance bien glauque et de personnages pas très nets".
    - PlayGuide, déc/jan 03/04

  • "La tension est palpable, renforcée par un style graphique proche de l’univers des « snuff movies"
  • "Caméras de surveillance, décors sombres et sales, ennemis n’hésitant pas à parler crûment, tout est mis en “uvre pour que l’on ressente une peur intense".
    - Jeux Vidéo Magazine, déc 2003

    "Plutôt que d’enchaîner avec un nouveau GTA, Rockstar se lance dans un projet inédit qui sent la poudre, le sang et la sueur".
    - Consoles Max, septembre 2003

  • "MANHUNT, la nouvelle claque des créateurs de GTA Vice City"
    - PlayStation Magazine, septembre 2003

  • "Les prodiges Rockstar North préparent un jeu depuis quatre ans – en secret – Manhunt. Une chasse à l’homme version Rockstar !"
  • "Vous n’avez ni ami, ni allié. Vos ennemis sont forts et intelligents"
  • "L’ambiance est glauque, et le design des décors et persos a été travaillé pour mettre le joueur mal à l’aise. Franchement ça marche !"
    - Jeux Vidéo Magazine, septembre 2003

  • "Manhunt est totalement nouveau. Le moteur graphique n’a rien à voir avec Vice City : les programmeurs sont repartis de zéro !"
  • "Manhunt associe les styles de jeu (Infiltration, Action, Survival horror) avec un certain brio [...] Ce mélange offre un titre pour l’instant unique sur PS2"
    - Exclusivité PSM2, août 2003

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Feb 26, 2005.

Press Release:

    MANHUNT SHIPS

    Rockstar Games Ships Manhunt for PlayStation®2



    New York, NY – November 19, 2003 – Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that Manhunt for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. Manhunt will be in stores in Europe on November 21, 2003. Manhunt is developed by Rockstar North, the developers behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

    “Manhunt has allowed us to explore and invent new gameplay and unique story concepts that will change the way people play video games,“ said Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North. “The game is designed to get under your skin and never let up throughout the whole experience.”

    “We are continuously astonished with Rockstar North’s efforts as they are nothing less than stellar,“ said Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. “The perfect balance of horror mixed with their trademark dark humor truly makes for an unforgettable game.“

    About Manhunt In Manhunt, you are James Earl Cash, a death row inmate that has been sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, in a twist of fate, you awake to the sound of your own panicked breath as they have given you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down in an organized brutal, blood sport where you are the prey. If you stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you but, in order to survive, you must run, fight or hide.

    Additional information about Manhunt is available at: http://www.rockstargames.com/manhunt/.

    About Take-Two Interactive Software Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube’ and Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned subsidiary labels: Rockstar Games, Gotham Games, Gathering, Joytech and Global Star. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Amsterdam and Auckland. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 07, 2004.

Back of Case:
    They just killed Cash.
    Now they want to kill him again.

    You awake to the sound of your own panicked breath. You must run, hide and fight to survive. If you can stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you.

    THIS IS A BRUTAL BLOOD SPORT

    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. This time, James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Nov 30, 2003.