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5:00 PM on 05.09.2013

Manhunt joins PS2 Classics collection May 14

One of gaming's most unapologetically violent titles, Manhunt, will be making its way to PlayStation 3 next week. It'll cost $9.99 and should be on PlayStation Network when it updates on May 14, but it's Manhunt and kind...

Conrad Zimmerman


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1:00 AM on 11.01.2009

AO-rated Manhunt 2 coming to PC next week

Remember Manhunt 2? Of course you do, but not because it was a good game (because it definitely wasn't), or because it did anything revolutionary. Nope, we all remember Manhunt 2 because of the controversy that swirled around...

Matthew Razak

9:40 AM on 08.25.2009

Manhunt 2 coming to PC, ESRB gives it an AO rating

A recent ESRB listing confirms that Manhunt 2 is coming to the PC, but it may not be a pretty port. According to the listing, Manhunt 2 PC is an AO-rated title, which means that it has content not fit for minors … or r...

Brad Nicholson

9:10 AM on 11.14.2008

New study allowed kids to play Manhunt

A recent study has been filtering through the Blogocube which suggests that violent games dramatically affect the heart rate and sleep patterns of children. The study charges kids -- aged between 12 and 15 -- with playing a n...

Jim Sterling

5:56 AM on 10.06.2008

Manhunt 2 destroying British society on Halloween

A year has passed since Manhunt 2 was released in the United States, and so far nobody has been murdered as a result. The game was banned by the BBFC, meaning it could not be legally sold in the UK for fear that doing so woul...

Jim Sterling

9:52 AM on 01.25.2008

Manhunt 2's big ban bonanza continues: High Court quashes appeal

It's certainly been a rollercoaster for Manhunt 2 in the UK. Banned by the BBFC, edited by Rockstar, still banned by the BBFC, appealed for a reclassification, and now STILL banned by the BBFC, it really seems like a lot of e...

Jim Sterling

12:29 PM on 12.10.2007

Rockstar's Manhunt 2 appeal is successful

As you may already know, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has made things very difficult for Rockstar, shutting down the release of Manhunt 2 in the UK twice. Rockstar hasn't given up, and now it seems that the...

Dale North

6:49 PM on 11.19.2007

Does Manhunt 2 make the mentally ill look bad?

He might be several weeks late to the party, but that's not stopped National Alliance on Mental Illness executive director Mike Fitzpatrick claiming himself a slice of the outrage pie. Outrage pie is delicious, after all, wit...

Jim Sterling

7:59 PM on 11.06.2007

Target decapitates Manhunt 2 from store shelves

After Target learned that people could see the censored kills in Manhunt 2, they have decided to take the game off of their shelves:"While 'Manhunt 2' was given a 'Mature' rating by the ESRB, we received additional infor...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:21 PM on 11.03.2007

The torture porn showreel: See the Manhunt 2 that they didn't want you to see

Fresh from the hacker's pantry, here are the uncut scenes from Rockstar's controversy magnet/attention whore, Manhunt 2. In all its bleak and bloodsoaked glory, this showreel of murder is taken from the hacked PSP version ...

Jim Sterling

9:51 PM on 11.03.2007

ESRB clears PSP Manhunt 2, Rockstar dodges an unnecessarily violent bullet

Remember this? Jim "Bangers n' Mash" Sterling brought you the news of the not-so-shocking hack within the PSP version of Rockstar Games' interactive torture porn title Manhunt 2 recently, and it was assumed by almos...

Earnest Cavalli







Destructoid review: Manhunt 2
by Anthony Burch

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Manhunt 2 opens with your character, Danny Lamb, strangling an elderly, unarmed nurse almost to death.

Yeah. It's that sort of a game.

Ignoring all of the BS politics of making a game that entertains solely through violence, or the possible repercussions of selling such a game, only one question matters: is the damn thing any good?

The original Manhunt was plodding and repetitive, yet kind of fun due to its then-remarkable gruesomeness and unpretentious nature. Does Manhunt 2 improve upon these flaws? Does it move on from simple torture porn and prove itself an entertaining game in its own right? How badly do the cuts Rockstar made in order to achieve an M rating hurt the gameplay?

Hit the jump to find out.

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1:33 PM on 11.01.2007

Take-Two confirms Manhunt 2 hack on the PSP

After Rockstar's latest controversy magnet was released, a rumor began to surface of a hack on the PSP version of Manhunt 2 that made previously cut material available for viewing. A Take-Two representative has today confirme...

Jim Sterling

12:27 PM on 10.31.2007

CBS looks at the Manhunt 2 controversy, makes for excellent filler

Mainstream news wouldn't exist without fanning the flames of controversy, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more adorable set of billows than Katie Couric. In the above clip, Ms. Kittenpuff Couric -- or, more specifically...

Earnest Cavalli

5:58 PM on 10.30.2007

Welcome to the Manhunt 2 circus: Hysteria, idiocy and artistic defense

In case you didn't know, Manhunt 2 is released tomorrow, set for a fitting Halloween release date. As expected, the imbecile parade has been out in full force, with panic and fear setting in for the release of this so-called ...

Jim Sterling

8:57 PM on 10.24.2007

The final trailer for Manhunt 2: It's got lots of whores!

The final countdown trailer for Rockstar's controversial Manhunt 2 is finally upon us. The trailer reveals more aspects to the story, the enemies you will be dealing with, some of the grousome ways you can take people out wit...

Hamza CTZ Aziz