History VideoGame / Manhunt

26th Sep '16 4:23:33 PM SolipSchism
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Carcer City in the first game, and Cottonmouth in the second. The first [[WordOfGod is stated to be close to]] "[[TheBigRottenApple Liberty City]]", so it's possible a [[PlaceWorseThanDeath a Newark]] {{Expy}}, while the second takes a lot from cities in the DeepSouth, such as [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], [[OnlyInFlorida Tampa]], [[DeepSouth Charleston]] and {{Atlanta}}.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Carcer City in the first game, and Cottonmouth in the second. The first [[WordOfGod is stated to be close to]] "[[TheBigRottenApple Liberty City]]", so it's possible a [[PlaceWorseThanDeath a Newark]] {{Expy}}, while the second takes a lot from cities in the DeepSouth, such as [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], [[OnlyInFlorida Tampa]], [[DeepSouth Charleston]] and {{Atlanta}}.UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}.
10th Sep '16 7:16:00 PM Ploopyandproud
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* AntiHero: Cash is certainly not one of God's best children, but he's up against people who are way worse than him, such as {{p|aedoHunt}}edophiles and [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-Nazis]]. He's also shown [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes to try and save his family]] ([[spoiler: and declares ItsPersonal when Starkweather [[KickTheMoralityPet kills them out of spite]]]]) and guides an innocent journalist to safety even after she witnessed him slaughter a bunch of police officers ([[spoiler: albeit [[CorruptCop ones on Starkweather's payroll]]]]). In fact, the only indication we have that Cash is evil at all is the fact that he was a DeathRow inmate, [[NoodleIncident for unknown reasons]]... although, given his ability at being an ImprobableWeaponUser, he probably isn't the victim of a FrameUp...

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* AntiHero: Cash is certainly clearly not one of God's best children, a good guy, but he's up against people who are way worse than him, such as {{p|aedoHunt}}edophiles and [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-Nazis]]. He's also shown [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes to try and save his family]] ([[spoiler: and declares ItsPersonal when Starkweather [[KickTheMoralityPet kills them out of spite]]]]) and guides an innocent journalist to safety even after she witnessed him slaughter a bunch of police officers ([[spoiler: albeit [[CorruptCop ones on Starkweather's payroll]]]]). In fact, the only indication we have that Cash is evil at all is the fact that he was a DeathRow inmate, [[NoodleIncident for unknown reasons]]... although, given [[ImprobableWeaponUser his ability at being an ImprobableWeaponUser, familiarity with guns and improvised weapons]], he probably isn't the victim of a FrameUp...
24th Aug '16 9:33:56 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* ''{{Gorn}}'': So much that anyone who happens to love horror and blood would be proud of.
** It should be noted that the games go above and beyond most examples of this not just for the quantity but the realism and sheer brutality of the violence. There's no monsters or zombies here, just desperate and blood-thirsty men. The second game goes even further than the first in this regard, making the executions more drawn out and sadistic to the point that the game's initial computer release and console versions were heavily censored.

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* ''{{Gorn}}'': So much that anyone who happens to love horror and blood would be proud of.
** It should be noted that the
Both games go above and beyond most examples of this are infamous not just for the quantity of their violence, but the realism and sheer brutality of the violence. it. There's no monsters or zombies here, just desperate and blood-thirsty men. men hunting each other for sport or for pleasure. The second game goes even further than the first in this regard, making the and its executions more drawn out were so drawn-out and sadistic to the point that the game's initial computer release and console versions were heavily censored.
7th Aug '16 1:15:45 PM themisterfree
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In ''Manhunt'', the player controls James Earl Cash, a Death Row inmate who had his execution faked; he was spared the death chamber by Lionel Starkweather, a disgraced Hollywood director who now makes his own "independent" films -- {{Snuff Film}}s that he sells on the black market -- and has picked out Cash as [[CondemnedContestant his newest star]]. Starkweather promises to free Cash if he can make it out of Carcer City alive -- but trained thugs that belong to various gangs will do everything they can to ensure Cash becomes another bloodstain on their boots, and Starkweather has cameras everywhere to capture all the action...

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In ''Manhunt'', the player controls James Earl Cash, a Death Row inmate who had his execution faked; he was spared the death chamber by Lionel Starkweather, a disgraced Hollywood [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Vinewood]] director who now makes his own "independent" films -- {{Snuff Film}}s that he sells on the black market -- and has picked out Cash as [[CondemnedContestant his newest star]]. Starkweather promises to free Cash if he can make it out of Carcer City alive -- but trained thugs that belong to various gangs will do everything they can to ensure Cash becomes another bloodstain on their boots, and Starkweather has cameras everywhere to capture all the action...
8th Jul '16 4:48:55 PM Commander808-2
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** The hockey masks worn by the Skinz are a shoutout to ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''.
** Starkweather and Leo often yell [[Franchise/MortalKombat FINISH HIM!!!]] when the player is about to carry out an execution.
5th May '16 6:29:50 PM CeruleanCervine
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* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Spoken verbatim by Cerberus units.
--> (Giddily) [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat I've always wanted to say that!]]
29th Mar '16 6:52:39 PM FlakyPorcupine
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Not to be confused with [[Film/{{Manhunter the 1986 film]], the [[VideoGame/{{Manhunter}} 1988/1989 video games]], or the [[ComicBook/{{Manhunter}} 2004-2009 comic book series]] all named ''Manhunter''.

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Not to be confused with [[Film/{{Manhunter [[Film/{{Manhunter}} the 1986 film]], the [[VideoGame/{{Manhunter}} 1988/1989 video games]], or the [[ComicBook/{{Manhunter}} 2004-2009 comic book series]] all named ''Manhunter''.
26th Mar '16 5:30:04 PM timotaka
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* VictoryGuidedAmnesia: In the good ending to ''Manhunt 2'' Daniel wakes up on a roadside, unable to remember his past or even his name, but he has an envelope on him that provides him with a new name and points him to an apartment set up for him. After all he's been through, forgetting everything is a blessing.
25th Mar '16 10:52:25 AM timotaka
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: "Carcer" is Latin for "prison".
3rd Mar '16 7:01:04 PM Kadorhal
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''Manhunt 2'' casts players as an amnesiac scientist who wakes up in a mental asylum; with the aid of another inmate, the scientist hopes to escape the asylum and unravel the government conspiracy that locked him up. This game added jumping, gun- and environment-based executions to the gameplay mechanics -- and it also stirred up far more controversy than the first instalment, as several countries denied the game a content rating due to its violent content (which made the game near-impossible to sell). This forced Rockstar to release the game in a revised form that heavily censored the gory execution scenes, though the game was eventually released online in its original uncensored form.

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''Manhunt 2'' casts players as an amnesiac scientist who wakes up in a mental asylum; with the aid of another inmate, the scientist hopes to escape the asylum and unravel the government conspiracy that locked him up. This game added jumping, gun- and environment-based executions to the gameplay mechanics -- and it also stirred up far more controversy than the first instalment, installment, as several countries denied the game a content rating due to its violent content (which made the game near-impossible to sell). This forced Rockstar to release the game in a revised form that heavily censored the gory execution scenes, though the game was eventually released online in its original uncensored form.
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Not to be confused with [[Film/{{Manhunter the 1986 film]], the [[VideoGame/{{Manhunter}} 1988/1989 video games]], or the [[ComicBook/{{Manhunter}} 2004-2009 comic book series]] all named ''Manhunter''.
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