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Gruesomely violent stealth action outing, which is undeniably masterfully crafted and executed. Nick Drew (412) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Excellent if you can stomach the content M C (7) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Perhaps My Least Favorite Game Ever. Sucks Eggs. null-geodesic (243) 1.43 Stars1.43 Stars1.43 Stars1.43 Stars1.43 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (37 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Hacker (Jul, 2004)
Uglavnom, zbrojimo li sve navedene elemente, logično je zaključiti da pred sobom imamo producentski iispoliran uradak. Njemu, istina, šteti to što je priča napravljena poprilično površno, te gomila verbalnog i fizičkog nasilja. No, u krajnjoj liniji, jesmo li mogli očekivati išta manje od ljudi koji su prije nekoliko godina napravili igru u kojoj kradete aute i surađujete s mafijom?
Shooterplanet (May 29, 2004)
Manhunt kann man eigentlich mit wenigen Worten beschreiben. Es ist spannend, atmosphärisch, bizarr und brutal. Grafik und Sound können vollkommen überzeugen und auch das Gameplay ist für das Spiel äußerst interessant und recht komplex ausgefallen. Die Gewaltdarstellen hat in Manhunt zwar eine hervorstehende Rolle eingenommen, aber ist nicht ausschlaggebend für eine durchaus positive Bewertung des Games. Die Story ist einfallsreich und kann mit vielen Überraschungen überzeugen. Wer also einen Hang zum Außergewöhnlichen hat und auf ein mitreißendes Spielerlebnis steht, der sollte sich durchaus einen Kauf überlegen. Natürlich sind starke Nerven von Vorteil, denn ansonsten wird man dieses Spiel nicht lange durchhalten.
Game Chronicles (Jun 06, 2004)
Manhunt is a demented game that is going to appeal to a very limited audience, but if you are in that select few then you are going to love it. If you enjoy slow, strategic, stealth gameplay, if you've hacked your way through the most violent games available and still want more blood and sick, twisted, violence then look no further. You won’t find a more stylish or disturbing game than this.
IGROMANIA (Jul 06, 2004)
Парням из Rockstar удалось создать не бессмысленное “мясо”, а увлекательную игру с крепким геймплеем, закрученным сюжетом и невероятной атмосферой чистого безумия. Малым детям и людям с неустойчивой психикой играть в Manhunt строго не рекомендуется.
IGROMANIA (Jul 06, 2004)
Парням из Rockstar удалось создать не бессмысленное “мясо”, а увлекательную игру с крепким геймплеем, закрученным сюжетом и невероятной атмосферой чистого безумия. Малым детям и людям с неустойчивой психикой играть в Manhunt строго не рекомендуется.
Worth Playing (May 03, 2004)
It looks like Rockstar has another hit on its hands. They revolutionized driving gameplay with GTA: Vice City, and are well on their way to revolutionizing the adult shooter with Manhunt. Add to that the upcoming release of their new Wild West shooter, Red Dead Revolver, not to mention GTA: San Andreas, and I think we’ll be seeing that Rockstar logo on a lot of splash screens for a long time to come.
Gameguru Mania (May 14, 2004)
Overall, Manhunt isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. As usually, some gamers will love it and others will hate it. But if you're a fan of stealth games and looking for something slightly different then Manhunt could be good choice for you!
Armchair Empire, The (May 31, 2004)
Manhunt deserves all the notoriety it receives. The game is quite simply brutal. However, something that it doesn’t receive a lot of credit for is actually how much fun the game really is to play. Normally, most gamers aren’t averse to a little violence. A little pixilated blood never really hurt anyone, especially if it was within the context of an end that could be considered just. Manhunt pushes the moral boundaries of what could be considered acceptable as entertainment, but backs up the controversy with solid gameplay mechanics.
GameSpot (Apr 20, 2004)
Manhunt is an audacious game that backs up its extremely violent subject matter with solid stealth action gameplay. Subsequent games in this vein could stand to learn a thing or two from how Manhunt successfully provides all the tension and grim satisfaction that this style of gaming can offer but does so without so much of the sluggish pacing and trial-and-error tedium that hurts other games of this type. On the other hand, the shooting sequences do feel a little stripped-down and are rather overbearing, but the incredibly visceral action, coupled with the game's impressive graphics and sound, makes even these sequences relatively good. Obviously, Manhunt isn't for the faint of heart. Like it or not, the game pushes the envelope of video game violence and shows you countless scenes of wholly uncensored, heavily stylized carnage.
IGN (Apr 20, 2004)
In the end, Manhunt is a highly polished strategy game of hide-and-seek, kill-or-be-killed gameplay. It's narrow in focus, but deep in its specialty. There is not much of a story nor are the levels terribly varied, but without a doubt, Manhunt is (with the exception of the likes of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty) nearly unsurpassed in its unique brand of stealth and tactical combat. If you're up for a serious challenge and have a tough stomach, go get it. But don't make the mistake that this is an all-out run-and-gun action game. That would be a $50 mistake.
PC Zone Benelux (Jun, 2004)
Rockstar is er immers in geslaagd om een verslavende en spannende game te maken, die gruwelijk is zonder dat de ledematen je om de oren vliegen. Het gruwelijke zit hem in de tragische spanning, in de details van een krakende nek en in de directheid waarmee je met geweld wordt geconfronteerd. Los daarvan draait het in Manhunt niet louter om het etaleren van geweld. Het verwijt dat Rockstar een game zou hebben gemaakt die alleen 'op extreem geweld probeert te verkopen' is uit de lucht gegrepen, door lieden die Manhunt te kort hebben gespeeld om voldoende van de gameplay mee te krijgen.
Manhunt is een gedurfd spel, dat zijn extreem gewelddadig karakter onderbouwt met een stevig solide spel. Het spel biedt spanning, visuele hoogstandjes en een geweldige soundtrack. Natuurlijk is Manhunt niet voor de al te gevoelige zielen onder ons, en als er 1 spel in staat zou zijn om het geweld-debat binnen videospelen nieuw leven in te blazen, dan is het dit wel.
GameZone (May 05, 2004)
Since the game has very little variety beyond the collection of weapons you find and the various factions you are asked to go through, it is tough to say that Manhunt has real staying power as a game. However, I doubt that anyone is truly playing the game for a complete cinematic entertainment experience. If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a slasher/serial killer without all that nasty jail time, this is the way to find out. Just come prepared with a strong stomach and a willingness to listen to verbal sewage.
GameSpy (Apr 20, 2004)
Manhunt is a game that's equally well-suited to PC as well as PS2 and Xbox (it's completely absent on the poor GameCube). It's a difficult, challenging game that really takes advantage of the keyboard/mouse configuration offered by a PC, while retaining all of the console-style gameplay elements. Its mature themes are perfectly suited to sensible PC gamers, and in the end, Manhunt takes another step towards blending specific game genres and platforms together. Look past the gratuitous, fleshy outer casing and delve deep into the tight stealth/action gameplay provided. Manhunt delivers.
Gameplay (Benelux) (May 29, 2004)
Manhunt is een beklijvende ervarind maar is slechts voor een beperkte doelgroep geschikt. Gevoelige zielen zijn alvast gewaarschuwd!
ActionTrip (Apr 29, 2004)
It's really hard for me to accurately score this game, as I'm pretty sure people's feelings about it will vary greatly depending on their personal affinities; much more so than it is the case with other games. From a technical standpoint, this is a good game, and you can't really deny the fact that Manhunt, although extremely vulgar has a certain unique, creepy style to it that makes it simply stylish no matter what some might say. Then again, this is something Rock Star is well known for as they've practically made this their trademark in the GTA series. Even so, I can't neglect the repetitive nature of some of the scenery and characters and the fact that once the initial effect of overstated violence wears off, every so often, you'll feel bored with Manhunt. Again, this is just one reviewer's subjective opinion, but hell, it's why I write reviews in the first place - to tell you what I think about games.
Pelit (Aug, 2004)
Manhuntin käännös on onnistunut, mutta sujuvammat kontrollit eivät pelasta kokonaisuutta. Jännittävän aloituksen jälkeen peli toistaa samaa kuvioita kyllästymiseen asti.
Game Revolution (May 07, 2004)
Overall, Manhunt is a dark, difficult, bloody stealth game that puts fell weapons in the player's hands, and almost taunts them into action. "Go nuts," the game says, "they all deserve it, anyway." That might be true, but keep in mind you don't have to be the sicko the game wants you to be. It's just more fun that way.
65 (Apr 23, 2004)
Jeu d'ambiance fortement teinté de scandale, Manhunt se montre sous des atours décevants à la vue de ce à quoi l'on pouvait s'attendre. Relativement vide et ne développant que peu d'idées novatrices, seule son ambiance très particulière parvient à attirer le regard. Fort heureusement, même si son gameplay n'est pas à proprement parlant intéressant, il demeure tout de même que le plaisir pris à se faufiler en silence et à se dissimuler des assauts incessants des ennemis reste présent et participe à notre immersion au sein de cet étrange ballet de sang et de cris. Il ne faut cependant pas oublier l'aspect foncièrement gratuit de Manhunt qui lui porte cruellement préjudice. A essayer avant d'acheter.
62 (Jul 12, 2004)
If you’ve got a lot of patience and feel like playing a creepy game, then Manhunt will probably be your thing. When looking more for a stealth game a la Hitman or Splinter Cell, don’t bother. Manhunt doesn’t really convince and doesn’t rise above average.
Absolute Games ( (May 11, 2004)
Manhunt далека и от позёрской Dead to Rights, и от удалой GTA 3. Rockstar North шокирует нас огромной дозой насилия, но ни разу не показывает заведомо невозможные вещи вроде фабрики по переработке людей в консервы. Manhunt не кичится жестокостью. Запустив игру, вы легко примете ее за модификацию безобидной теперь GTA 3. Пребывать в этой иллюзии можно долго, пока на экране не появится главный герой, бьющий кого-то молотком по голове. Мозги в разные стороны не летят, кровь не хлещет, вы лишь слышите глухой звук удара железа о кость и видите, как оседает жертва. И уже от такой сценки душа уходит в пятки, а ведь это одна из самых безобидных экзекуций. Зрелище явно не для беременных женщин и детей.
Despite Manhunts overall failure as a compelling “survival-horror adventure” (as it’s advertised on the box), the game is occasionally redeemed by excellent incidental voiceovers from your enemies and, in particular, from Starkweather, whose lust for blood is genuinely disturbing. Like other Rockstar games, Manhunt speaks volumes about the current state of gaming (and pop) culture. The problem is, will the audience be too desensitized to dig that deep?
Factornews (Feb 27, 2004)
Dans leur optique de vouloir choquer, les concepteurs du jeu ont peut être oublié l’essentiel, à savoir la maniabilité et l’immersion d’un titre. Pari raté pour Rockstar qui nous livre donc Manhuntun jeu d’infiltration correct mais rapidement lassant, n’ayant bizarrement pas d’âme.
CanardPC (May 19, 2004)
Un gameplay simpliste et répétitif, un graphisme sans saveur, un scénario provocateur mais sans grand talent, Manhunt n'est pas un jeu qu'on attendait, loin s'en faut. Restent des animations potables et une ambiance malsaine réussie, ce qui n'est pas un exploit en soi vu le sujet choisi.
Joystick (French) (Jun, 2004)
Je voulais comparer le facteur d'amusement de Manhunt à celui d'un CAP de boucher-charcutier, mais ça serait diffamant pour cette belle profession. On aborde chaque arme avec curiosité, mais le reste du gameplay n'a qu'un intérêt très limité, malgré la réalisation honnête du jeu.