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Manhunt 2

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Game Informer Magazine (7.75 out of 10)

For those of you that loved the original, Manhunt 2 is a trip that's worth taking, even if it's not nearly as memorable or enjoyable. While I applaud the series for it's uncompromising take on morality and violence, it's hard not to notice that recent tiles like Mass Efect and BioShock have covered similar territory in a more mature - and much more enjoyable - fashion.

Dec 2007 · PlayStation 2

Softpedia (7.6 out of 10)

Even though looks and controls do tend to be unsatisfactory to the point that you just ask yourself, "what on Earth have they been working on for so long?", Manhunt 2 does deliver what it promised to deliver: terrifying, bloody, dirty, gritty, mentally-unstable action, with a touch of drama, provided by a very inspired soundtrack, all held together by an upsetting, yet realistic plot. We'd like to say that Manhunt 2 isn't for those weak of heart, but the reality is that Rockstar's game isn't for anyone with a heart.

Nov 3rd, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (75 out of 100)

Manhunt 2 finalmente ha podido ver la luz y todos los jugadores hemos podido hacernos con 茅l. Por desgracia, la tardanza con la que nos ha llegado ha mermado en las ganas que en un principio ten铆amos sobre 茅l. La nueva generaci贸n de consolas ha acaparado toda nuestra atenci贸n, nuestros ojos se desv铆an hacia otras plataformas como XBox 360 o Playstation 3. Se puede decir que a Manhunt 2 se le ha pasado el arroz. No obstante, los usuarios que a煤n disfrutan comprando las (por otro lado escasas) novedades de Playstation 2 y quieran un nuevo t铆tulo para su colecci贸n, quiz谩s se sientan interesados con Manhunt 2, pero que sepan que no es juego apto para todos los est贸magos y que su desarrollo es bastante mon贸tono y repetitivo. Los seguidores del primer juego quedar谩n encantados con esta secuela, a pesar de todo.

Nov 7th, 2008 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GameZone (7.5 out of 10)

Manhunt 2 for the PlayStation 2 might not be as over-the-top as the first game but it is still a worthwhile game that鈥檚 just as gruesome and interesting in it鈥檚 own right. While much of what was behind the controversy has changed to secure an M rating, Rockstar did a great job putting story, challenging stealth mechanics and plenty of wonderfully nasty executions first and thus making it a game worth a look if you liked the first game.

Nov 2nd, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GameSpot (7.5 out of 10)

It may not have the same primal impact as the original Manhunt, but the sequel features plenty of tense stealth gameplay to complement its violent subject matter. The clarity of that violence--and some Wii-specific annoyances--makes the PlayStation 2 version the superior one. But either way you slice it and dice it, fans of the original will have something new to chew on with Manhunt 2, which is a good, sneaky adventure.

Oct 30th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (B)

Overall this game is better in just about every way than the original. The PS2 version isn't overly a graphical masterpiece, but for what it is the PSP version looks great for a portable game and the Wii version seems to have the best graphics out of the lot with more immersive controls. Each version of the game seems to be JUST the right length. Any more and you would probably start to run out of new things to do and any shorter and you would probably be upset. If you have a Wii get it for that, and if you are never home get it for the PSP.

Oct 31st, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

IGN (7.5 out of 10)

I've played through and beaten both the original and Manhunt 2 multiple times on both difficulty levels, and while it's great to see Rockstar start to make this into a "franchise," it feels as though a number of things went missing in the sequel. The AI doesn't feel as good as the first game, the setting and environments don't feel as menacing, and the story is definitely weaker. That isn't to say that Manhunt 2 isn't a good game, because it is 鈥 Danny and Leo's adventure is enjoyable, especially if you've played the first title and have been waiting to eliminate enemies with plastic bags, crowbars or other household items. But as a whole, Manhunt 2 isn't the tour de force title that will grab your attention and keep you there like the first one did.

Oct 29th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) (7.4 out of 10)

Manhunt 2 isn鈥檛 exactly the 鈥榮equel鈥 I expected it to be, and I鈥檓 sure many of you will agree after spending a few hours with the game. Sure, it tells a good tale and gives you a great variety of tools to butcher your foes with, but the less-than-decent AI, irritating content censoring, and just-about-average graphics have brought this game a good many notches down. Had Rockstar spent some more time with this title and perhaps brought it out on other platforms as well, the game could鈥檝e been so much more. For now, it鈥檚 sufficient to say that you will probably enjoy it the first play through if you鈥檙e an action/stealth fan, but this is one of those 鈥榮equels鈥 which just can鈥檛 beat the original...

Dec 24th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Gamer Within (7.3 out of 10)

While Manhunt 2 had to tone itself down in the end, it still pushes its mature rating as far as it can possibly go. In all, you should be able to reach the game鈥檚 two endings in about ten hours 鈥 depending on how well you do, though anyone who played through the first game should be able to breeze through this one. The Manhunt franchise has always catered to a certain type of gamer, and as long as you can look past the clouded violence, fans of the series should still find an enjoyable, solid game here. As the old adage goes, sometimes it鈥檚 what you can鈥檛 see that鈥檚 the most terrifying thing of all.

Nov 13th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Gamer 2.0 (7 out of 10)

Manhunt 2, though not as original and challenging as its predecessor, is a worthy sequel but not necessarily a must-buy. It鈥檚 certainly worth renting, and rental period is sufficient enough to beat the game鈥檚 8 to 9 hour campaign. Its controversy may be better than the sum of its parts, but Manhunt 2 accomplishes a noteworthy accolade: it makes the mediocre enjoyable.

Nov 7th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GameTrailers (6.9 out of 10)

Manhunt 2 is an average stealth game with an extreme gimmick. The story鈥檚 what-the-hell-happened scenario mixed with the weird characters and scenes is enough to keep you shuffling along. But it quickly feels like busy work, when it should feel like, well, murder. Searching for redeeming social value from this game is basically a lost cause, and with all the brutality censored there鈥檚 not much for closet miscreants to enjoy, either.

Nov 6th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Playstation Illustrated (68 out of 100)

So my clinical evaluation of this demented patient that was Manhunt 2 is that the game is terminally ill. Just let it die. There is nothing here redeeming to gaming or even shock horror to bring any more attention to than it has already gotten. Call it! 1200hrs.. Flat line.

Nov 5th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Game Informer Magazine (6.75 out of 10)

Forget the rhetoric deriding Manhunt 2 for its ultraviolent tendencies. While the game offers a gruesome experience, it's scarcely more bloodthirsty than the horror movies playing at your local Cineplex or games already sitting on store shelves.

Dec 2007 · PlayStation 2

UOL Jogos ( )

Apesar de toda a controv茅rsia, "Manhunt 2" nada mais 茅 que uma extens茫o do primeiro jogo, e o mesmo truque n茫o funciona com tanta intensidade agora. A patrulha conservadora teve sua pequena vit贸ria, fazendo com que a viol锚ncia ficasse mais sugerida. O enredo e o desafio ficaram menos radicais, e isso tamb茅m pesa contra os f茫s desse tipo de jogo. 脡 menos cru que o antecessor, mas mant茅m muitas das qualidades do primeiro game, principalmente no que diz respeito 脿 mec芒nica de jogo, ou seja, o t铆tulo n茫o se resume apenas 脿 viol锚ncia. Quem gostou do primeiro t铆tulo, pode ficar um pouco decepcionado com essa edi莽茫o "desnatada", mas deve continuar do lado da s茅rie. J谩 quem quer p么r os p茅s pela primeira vez nesse mundo sombrio, o "Manhunt" original 茅 uma experi锚ncia mais integral.

Nov 8th, 2008 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Cheat Code Central (3 out of 5)

In the end, it all comes down to the basic fact that a work of art, created specifically for a mature audience, should not have been forced to compromise the way that this game has been. Gamers who have been waiting a long time for this game to come out, or even just gamers in general, should definitely stay far away from Manhunt 2. While it is definitely not the worst game I have ever played, it is definitely one of the biggest letdowns.

Nov 5th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GameSpy ( )

It's difficult to recommend Manhunt 2 in its current M-rated form to anyone. This material isn't just inappropriate for children, it's not appropriate for most of the people you know. The background material behind the storyline is well developed enough, and those with considerable tolerance for over-the-top gore and violence may derive some pleasure from it. While the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions still suffer from the core faults of Manhunt 2, in particular its execution as a bland third-person stealth adventure with sub-par combat and annoyingly stylized death sequences, the kill-scene visuals in these versions are quite capable of horrifying you to the point of making you sick to your stomach.

Oct 30th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

The Video Game Critic (C+)

Manhunt 2 is rough around the edges, but its engaging storyline, simple gameplay, and short stages make it hard to put down. I found it compelling, and think its violence is overrated.

Nov 14th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

V2.fi (57 out of 100)

Manhunt 2 on tarkoitettu joulumarkkinoille 2007, mutta se onnistuu tuntumaan PlayStation 2:n julkaisupelilt盲, jonka ei ole tarkoituskaan olla kuin esimakua siit盲, mit盲 supertehokkaalla konsolilla viel盲 n盲hd盲盲nk盲盲n. On kuin rutiinit t盲m盲n sukupolven pelien kyh盲盲miseen eiv盲t olisi viel盲 muodostuneet. "Miksi t盲ss盲 ohjaimessa on kaksi tattia? Idea: mit盲 jos kameraa kontrolloitaisiin oikeanpuoleisesta? Ei. Pistet盲盲n sittenkin hahmo kurkkimaan siit盲 nurkkien taakse." Kaikki mit盲 Rockstar ei osaa, tiivistyy t盲ss盲, ja kaikesta mink盲 Rockstar tekee hyvin, ei ole mukana kuin j盲m盲paloja.

Dec 14th, 2008 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Worth Playing (4.8 out of 10)

It's sloppy, sloppy stuff, but it could be attributable to the developer's rush to retool the game. Removing some of the objectionable content could have had a ripple effect on other aspects of the title.

Dec 16th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GamingTrend (285 out of 600)

Manhunt 2 is ugly on a number of levels, but visually it stands apart on the PS2 and not in a good way. Everything is a heightened caricature to give players the sense of gaming inside a nightmare, albeit one by Andy Warhol. This can be respected on its own merits, but it鈥檚 difficult to take anything seriously when the character models look, frankly, stupid. Finding the menace in a guy wearing a black suit and a gimp mask walking around on the street is a tough nut to swallow. Also, when a stripper in an S&M club looks like an animated gif, you know the artists were either woefully untalented or didn鈥檛 care enough to put forth any effort let alone their best.

Nov 16th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (9 out of 20)

Maniabilit茅 bancale, infiltration terriblement simpliste qui c猫de rapidement le pas 脿 l'action des armes 脿 feu, le gameplay de Manhunt 2 n'a pas beaucoup de choses 脿 offrir. Evidemment, c'est sur son hyper violence qu'il misait mais celle-ci se retrouve occult茅e par un filtre graphique prompt 脿 provoquer naus茅es et maux de t锚te. Au final, il ne reste 脿 Manhunt 2 que son nom et son aura de pol茅mique pour faire parler de lui en jouant les martyrs. Malheureusement, m锚me s'il avait 茅t茅 livr茅 dans son 茅tat original, cela n'aurait pas fait dispara卯tre le reste de ses lacunes. N'est pas martyr qui veut.

Oct 31st, 2008 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (4 out of 10)

Manhunt 2 finally released, which is good, albeit in a somewhat neutered form. But unfortunately for gamers everywhere, it fails to live up to its promise and doesn't even reach the levels of its predecessor. Its gore and extreme violence serve no real purpose and are there purely for the controversy of it, much like in the first title. In any future iterations of this series, Rockstar might be better served spending less time thinking of the most disgusting ways to kill a man and more time making their characters move like actual human beings and adding enough diversity to their title that it doesn't get old before a few hours are up.

Jan 28th, 2008 · PlayStation 2 · read review

1UP (D+)

Really, the game warrants a 4 because it's technically playable and, despite its best efforts, probably won't plunge the industry into a period of navel-gazing and political sanction. Everything else about it is largely forgettable.

Oct 29th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Digital Entertainment News (den) (3 out of 10)

Either version of the game is equally mediocre. The story holds some promise, but the action is so frustrating it's too much work to get to the meat of it. Rockstar has become a victim of their own controversy, as this game could have slipped under the radar. Manhunt 2 doesn't hold up under all the attention that the censorship conflict brought the title.

Nov 16th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

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