Manhunt is like a super-violent Truman Show. It is a very dark, disturbing and creepy video game. Most certainly NOT to be played by children or teenagers. There are no heroes here. Only villains. Not one single character is the type of person you'd want to run into a dark alley with. Including the main character. The game is filled with nothing but thugs, Neo-Nazi skinheads, psychopaths, corrupt police officers, lots of cursing, gore, and violence. The star of Manhunt is a serial killer on Death Row who goes by the name of James Earl Cash. On the day he's set to be executed, they take him to the chamber and he is then put to death....or was he? It turns out the "lethal injection" he received was nothing more then a strong sedative. In one of the first scenes, Cash wakes up in a locked dark hospital-like room, alive and well. Over the intercom a strange man's voice speaks to him and tells him to put on a wireless earpiece that is on a table next to him. He does this and then the voice... Written by
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Did You Know?
When the game is beaten, the Journalist mentions the questioning of a police officer named Gary Schaffer. This is a reference to a radio bit in "Grand Theft Auto 3," also made by Rockstar Games, where the DJ of Lips 106 mentions "police chief Gary Schaffer in nearby Carcer City" who is being indicted about some missing witnesses. See more
Cash is supposed to have been held on a prison death-row for three years, awaiting execution, but the back of his of shirt reads "County Jail". See more
That's my leading man! Attaboy! See you with some beers outside!
After the credits finish rolling, a random segment of a children's television show plays briefly. Supposedly, this is to give the impression that Starkweather taped over the majority of the children's show with the snuff film footage of Cash's killings. See more
Referenced in Grand Theft Auto V