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Manhunt - Media Coverage

Manhunt has been in the news quite a bit over the years and unfortunately not always for the right reason. The game was banned in some countries including Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Certain chains of store in the UK also refused to sell the game after the accusations that the game was behind the murder of a teen in the UK you may remember the Grand Theft Auto series also being blamed for such things.

Official Press Releases - these press releases are issued by Take-Two and or Rockstar Games.

Previews – Game previews are given prior to a games release; all the previews listed are from online outlets only.

Print Transcripts – All forms of print media are grouped together including, news, interviews, announcements, previews and reviews. All these articles have been typed up from their original source material.

Reviews – The reviews section lists reviews given by online outlets only; all other forms of review are listed under print transcripts.

Website Articles – Website articles deals with all forms of news coverage published online exempt of press releases, previews and reviews.

 

Official Press Releases
Press Release Title
Date
Rockstar Games Announces Manhunt for PlayStation®2
11-19-2003
Manhunt Ships
11-19-2003
Rockstar Games Ships Manhunt For PC and Xbox
04-20-2004
Previews
Source
Format
Date
IGN
Preview
July 15th 2003
IGN  
Preview
August 22nd 2003
Gamespot
Preview
October 14th 2003
IGN
Hands-On
October 30th 2003
Gamespot
Hands-On
November 06th 2003 
IGN
Impressions
March 10th 2004
Gamespot  
Impressions
March 10th 2004
Gamespy
Impressions
March 10th 2004
Print Transcripts
Magazine/Newspaper
Origin
Date
PSM
US
August 2003
OPSM2
UK
October 2003
PSW2
UK
October 2003

OPSM2

US
October 2003
Game Reactor
Denmark
November 2003
OPSM2
UK
November 2003
OPSM2
US
November 2003
Chicago Tribune
US
November 24th 2003
Chicago Tribune
US
November 24th 2003
PSM2
UK
December 2003
OPSM2
UK
January 2004
OPSM2
US
March 2004

PC Magazine

US

August 2004

News of the World
UK
December 05th 2004
OPSM2
UK
March 2006
OPSM2
UK
April 2006
PSM3
UK
September 2007
Reviews
Source
Format
Score
IGN
PS2
8.5/10
Gamespot  
PS2
8.4/10
Gamespy
PS2
4/5
Gameinformer
PS2
9.25/10
Darkstation
PS2
8/10
Dooyoo
PS2
4/5
Future Gamez  
PS2
84%.100%
G4 TV
PS2
2/5
Gamerzone
PS2
8.3/10
Gaming-Media  
PS2
92%/100%
Gamingnexus
PS2
8.2/10
Gamingworldx
PS2
8.9/10
Loadedinc
PS2
8/10
PC Vs Console
PS2
10/10
Gamepro 
PS2
4.7/5
Gamer Shell
PS2
8.2/10

Real Gamer

PS2
8/10

Thunderbolt Games

PS2
8/10
Action Trip
PC
79/100
Computer Games
PC
74/100
Gamer-Talk
PC
8.1/10
Gamespot
PC
8.3/10
Gamespy
PC
4/5
Gaming Nexus
PC
8.4/10
VG City
PC
8/10
Worth Playing
PC
8.5/10
Game Informer
XBox
9/10
Team Xbox  
XBox
8.2/10
Horrorwatch
XBox
4/5
Website Articles
Website Headline
Date
Rockstar Launches Manhunt Site
05-08-2003
Take-Two's Manhunt Delayed
08-29-2003
Manhunt Site is Live
08-30-2003
Manhunt in Motion
09-22-2003
Manhunt Trailer #2
10-13-2003
Listen to Manhunt
11-05-2003
Rockstar ships Manhunt
11-19-2003
Danger In The Dark
11-23-2003
Manhunt Banned in new Zealand
12-12-2003
Manhunt to make an Appearance on Xbox
12-19-2003
Manhunt blamed for murder
07-28-2004
Manhunt Video game blamed for brutal murder
07-28-2004
Manhunt blamed for murder of teen
07-28-2004
Manhunt computer game is blamed for brutal killing
07-29-2004
Game blamed for hammer murder
07-29-2004
Manhunt blamed for UK murder
07-29-2004
Manhunt off store shelves in the UK
07-29-2004
Retailers Drop Manhunt Afrer Media Frenzy ...
07-30-2004
Retailer Pulls 'murder' Video Game
07-29-2004
Copycat Arguments
07-30-2004
Video game 'sparked hammer murder'
07-30-2004
Manhunt inspired killing, parents of victim say
07-30-2004
Violent video game led to our sons killing
07-30-2004
Manhunt pulled from stores after murder
07-30-2004
Sony to be sued over Manhunt murder
08-02-2004
New Twist to Manhunt Murder Allegations
08-04-2004
Boys Murder not Related to Manhunt Game
08-05-2004
Manhunt Selling out in the UK
08-05-2004
08-09-2004
Austrialia Bans Manhunt
09-30-2004
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