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- The Manhunt games give this vibe, to different degrees. The first involves death-row inmate James Earl Cash being forced to "star" in a Snuff Film, directed by disgraced Hollywood director Lionel Starkweather. You stalk victims from the shadows, but most are violent criminals and deranged lunatics, from neo-Nazi skinheads to Satanist Latino gangsters. Cash is also more moral than most slasher stars, mostly because he saves his family when they're taken hostage by Ramirez and the Wardogs ( and declares It's Personal when Starkweather recaptures them, and has them brutally murdered by The Innocentz), and protects a reporter that has information to bring down Starkweather even though he simply planned to storm Starkweather's mansion One-Man Army-style, and she witnessed him slaughter dozens of police officers (albeit ones on Starkweather's payroll).
- The second game, meanwhile, evokes this genre all over the place: as Daniel Lamb, an Amnesiac Hero that recently escaped from the local asylum with his slightly Ax-Crazy best friend or rather, his REALLY AX CRAZY split personality Leo Kasper, you have to find the pieces to your past - and have to go toe-to-toe with the many Hired Guns and Psychos For Hire on the payroll of "The Pickman Project", who want to hunt you down ( preferably alive), so they can protect the secrets of "The Project", and allow the borderline-Know-Nothing Know-It-All Mad Scientist Dr. Pickman to keep poking around with the machine in your head that houses your split personality, to create a series of assassins that can brutally murder targets in the "killer" personality, and be switched to the "normal" personality to prevent them from revealing anything in their subsequent interrogation. Outside of featuring execution techniques that throw away "clean" killing in favor of inflicting as much torturous pain on the helpless victim as possible, and more villains inspired by Torture Porn films (the "Sexual Deviants" level is basically a BDSM-club flavored Hostel, complete with a gang called "the Pervs", who are Combat Sadomasochists dressed up in gimps suits and animal costumes), but features more mentally jarring imagery and storytelling than the original, which accurately captures poor Danny's Sanity Slippage as he's driven to more desperate and grisly violence by Leo, so he can "kill" Danny's personality, and perform a Split-Personality Takeover, so he can be "free" to become the most infamous Serial Killer in history,]] culminating with a appropriately trippy Battle in the Center of the Mind. There are two endings, based on based on whether or not you went out of your way to perform "Violent" and "Gruesome" executions - in the default ending Danny "kills" Leo, but once again loses his memory, possibly for good this time. He is given a new identity (presumably by Dr. Whyte, the Good Counterpart to Dr. Pickman), and walks down a sunlit road to his new life as "David Joiner". The Alternate Ending has Leo "kill" Danny, who presumably gets ready to massacre what's left of "The Project", (including Dr. Whyte, who just wanted to help Danny), before going on a Serial Killer rampage.