A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Gamers play as a psychotic killer who must murder in order to stay alive. There is no positive messages here.
Positive Role Models
You kill people in the most graphically violent way possible to win this game. No positive role models.
Violence & Scariness
One of the most -- if not the most -- graphically violent and gory titles in video game history. Not only can you kill people with knives, maces, sledgehammers, and your bare hands, but in the Wii version you are mimicking the actions using the motion-sensing controllers in front of the TV. Execution moves are also possible by following on-screen prompts at the right time and players will be "rewarded" with dramatic kills that, while blurry (as if you are in a psychotic episode), are brutal, such as slashing a body while hearing tearing sounds and screaming, and in one instance, pushing a person's head in a toilet when murdered.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Players will see nearly nude women in strip clubs, including exposed buttocks and breasts.
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Many instances of profanities including "f--k," "s--t," "blow job," "damn," "piss," "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Players inject themselves with needles. Alcohol can also be seen in the game.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is one of the most graphically violent and gory titles in video game history. In it you must kill people to complete the adventure; you perform dramatic "execution" moves by following on-screen instructions; and on the Wii version, you mimic the murderous actions using the motion-sensing remote. There are many instances of swearing: the first two words in the game are "Holy f--k!" Drugs, alcohol, and partial nudity are also part of this game.
Is It Any Good?
This disturbing psychological story is even more controversial on the Nintendo Wii: With the Wii's wireless motion-sensing controllers all of your killing is performed by mimicking the movements with your hands in front of the TV. This includes stabbing by thrusting the controller forward, slashing up and down, or whacking someone over the head with a sledgehammer by moving your arms accordingly.
If the developers who created Manhunt 2 put half as much effort into making the game fun as they did into making it shocking, then maybe it would be worth picking up -- if you were a grown-up who was into truly violent entertainment. But this is not the case. What you're left with is a game that's an appalling choice for kid gamers who manage to get their hands on it and a mediocre yet disgusting experience for everyone else.
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