This game is meant to be played with the lights off, curtains closed and the sound up. It was a bit confusing without the usual inserts that you get with a game when buying but you can download it online. I loved the violent content of the game. The twists and turns were great, love a great suspense game and this is one helluva game. Look forward to playing Manhunt 2.
I'm a huge fan of stealth games which push strategy and patience rather than outright killing, but this game combines them both effortlessly and provides hours of entertainment. Yes, it's a brutal game and with the lights off and headphones on the game can become rather creepy. Rockstar has shown they can take the elements of a game format and give them a vibrant, cinematic quality.
In "Manhunt" you play Cash, a recently released death row inmate who has been given a reprieve by a director of snuff films. You can hear him in your earpiece as you travel through some of the trashiest, redneck and gang filled neighborhoods, sneaking and killing your way to freedom.
There is a repetitive nature to the killings after a while and the deeper in the game you progress, the less hiding places seem to be available. You do acquire an assortment of weapons throughout the game, but you're at the mercy of ammo, so shoot wisely. And you're probably better off not engaging an enemy if you don't have a gun because they will kick you to the curb rather quickly.
I've become a huge fan of Rockstar over the years for the GTA series and this game and I eagerly await the release of "Manhunt 2" which will stay in the same genre but give us a completely new story with added gameplay.