Manhunt is perhaps the most violent, amoral video game ever made, and it’s entirely unapologetic about it. Produced by the same team that created Grand Theft Auto, it sees you cast as a death-row inmate reprieved from the chair to take part in a sick game run by a snuff-movie producer.
You’re forced to sneak around a series of maze-like levels killing “hunters” and SWAT-team members as you go, using such unsavoury methods as suffocating them with plastic bags and cutting their throats with shards of glass. This is primarily a stealth-based title, using many of the same techniques as Metal Gear Solid–you shuffle around walls, peer round corners and use noise to attract and distract the enemy.
This aspect of the game works extremely well thanks to the superb graphics and sound. These create an intense level of tension, so that when you mistakenly knock into an abandoned shopping trolley and alert a hunter, it’s really quite terrifying. The combat, just as in GTA, is handled rather less well–but it’s not anywhere bad enough to ruin the whole game.
The story revolves around a man on Death Row named James Earl Cash, sentenced to death by lethal injection due to a grievous crime, the nature of which is never explained. An exceedingly wealthy former Hollywood director named Starkweather, who runs a seedy community in an impoverished town named Carcer City, bribes the doctors to inject Cash with a powerful sedative instead.
The Director, as he likes to call himself, creates and distributes snuff films through a company named Valiant Video Enterprises. He sets up Cash as his latest star using the corrupt Carcer City police force, as well as his personal “Cerberus” guards, to corral Cash into butchering Carcer’s local gangs on camera to make violent, visceral, underground snuff films.
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Minimum System Requirements
System: 1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
RAM: 192 MB
Video Memory: 32 MB
Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
Other: 32 MB video card with DirectX 8.1 compatible drivers (
Recommended System Requirements
System: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better) or equivalent
RAM: 256 MB
Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
1. Unrar the files
2. open tmhunt.rar
3. Click on ‘_Unpak’ the MS-DOS file
4. Once its all unpacked, click on the manhunt icon, also displayed as manhunt.exe
5. Then a small window pops up, enter in your screen size and hit play!
6. No Installation needed!