PlayStation 3

Rockstar’s Controversial Manhunt Joins PlayStation 2 Classics Next Week


Manhunt, the game where you play as a death row inmate fighting for survival after his supposed execution, is headed to PlayStation Network next week. The game will be available on May 14th (15th for Europe) for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99


In Manhunt, you play as James Earl Cash, an inmate that wakes up after his “execution” by lethal injection and finds himself being forced to participate in a series of snuff films.


Manhunt caused a fair bit of controversy upon release due its graphic depictions of killing. Its sequel, Manthunt 2, went a step further, and was given the AO (adults-only) rating. As a result, Rockstar edited certain portions of the game, following which the ESRB re-rated the game M (Mature) on consoles.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.