A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Absence of any moral/social authority, corruption, criminal behavior. Minimal humor, any humor is presented in a sadistic light.
Positive Role Models
There is no positive role models here. The game glarmorizes brutal murder and shows people stalking others to kill them.
Violence & Scariness
Repetitious, pre-meditated murders, blood, violence, torture. "Kill or be killed" plot, surprise attacks, hostages, torture.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references, sexual profanity.
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Continuous use of all types of profanity, vulgar language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Healing power-ups are referred to as "painkillers", other drug references, alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is one of the most violent games ever produced. The premise is that you advance by stalking and murdering victims. The murder scenes are depicted with very realistic graphics. Since the game rewards and glamorizes brutal murder, it is definitely inappropriate for children and teenagers.
Is It Any Good?
Words cannot really be used to describe Manhunt -- however, a few that come to mind are disturbing, sick, and scary. Not much else can be said for a game of which the entire focus is having the player assassinate people in the most gruesome way possible, all for the delight of a "director" who is taping your every move. If for any reason we needed to train kids to be expert killers, Manhunt could be the textbook.
Every aspect of a gruesome death is covered in slow-motion detail. The director is not happy with a simple death; instead you need to make the assassination bloodier, more cunning and more horrific to get the director's praise. Manhunt should make hardened criminals queasy, much less your kids. Keep your kids away from this one.
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