Sick, horror gruesomeness for the adolescent boy market.
Despite the controversy of the first game banned in Germany and New Zealand, unfairly liked to the murder of a UK teenager the Grand Guignol of Rockstars Manhunt is back to get our moral guardians in a twist. But while the games been rightly slapped with an 18 certificate, its ironically adolescent boys wholl enjoy its toe-curling savagery the most.
Like before, the game is all about stealthy, brutal kills, whether it be slicing a villains spine with a circular saw or smashing an S&M gimps skull open on a urinal. And while all versions of the game are feverishly twisted, the cruelty is edgiest in the Wii edition where punching and slicing with the controller mimics the on-screen savagery and makes the experience even more visceral than before.
Sadly, enemies wholl stand only inches away and not see you in cowering in the shadows, ugly graphics and uninspiring puzzles mean that non-gorehounds may feel disappointed by Manhunts gameplay, but if youre male, hormonal and of an age where you get turned on by vintage video nasties, Eli Roth movies and Saw III, youll probably love it you sick, sick puppy.