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Manhunt 2 - Media Coverage

Much like its predecessor, Manhunt 2 has had its fair share of news coverage. In order to make searching through these articles easier we have split the coverage into five separate categories:

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 by the Project Manhunt staff unless other wise stated. Many of these articles in their original form can be found in the image gallery.

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
Manhunt 2 Announced
02-06-2007
Manhunt 2 Receives "M" Rating
08-24-2007
RE: Manhunt 2 Rating Response
06-26-2007
Manhunt 2 Now Available in North America
10-30-2007
Manhunt 2 Granted UK Release
03-14-2008
Previews
Source
Format
Date
Gamespot
PS2
April 27th 2007
IGN
PS2
April 27th 2007
CVG
PS2
April 27th 2007
1up
PS2
April 27th 2007
GameDaily
PS2
April 27th 2007
Games Radar
PS2
April 27th 2007
UGO
PS2
April 27th 2007
Jeuxactu
PS2
April 27th 2007
Action Trip
PS2
April 30th 2007
Totaly Video Games
PS2
April 30th 2007
Kikizo
PS2
May 01st 2007
Pro J
PS2
May 03th 2007
Spong
PS2
May 04th 2007
IGN
Wii
May 25th 2007
Games Radar
Wii
June 06th 2007
TweakTown
Wii
June 19th 2007
Wii
June 22nd 2007
PS2
June 22nd 2007
GameSpot
PS2 / Wii
June 22nd 2007
GameSpy
PS2 / Wii
June 22nd 2007
TotalVideoGames
PS2 / Wii
June 25th 2007
1up
Wii
June 25th 2007
GameDaily
Wii
June 25th 2007
Eurogamer
Wii
July 13th 2007
IGN
Wii
September 11th 2007
Games Radar
Wii
September 11th 2007
GameSpot
Wii
September 12th 2007
GameSpy
Wii
September 12th 2007
1up
Wii
September 12th 2007
Wire.GGL
Wii
September 27th 2007
NY Times
Wii
October 29th 2007
Print Transcripts
Magazine/Newspaper
Origin
Date
HGZine
Global
February 2007
Official PlaySation Magazine UK
UK
April 2007
Official PlayStation 2 Magazine UK
UK
April 2007
PSW
UK
April 2007
Games Master
UK
May 2007
EDGE
UK
May 2007
PSM3
UK
May 2007
PLAY
UK
May 2007
Game Informer
US
May 2007
Games
UK
May 2007
Hyper
Australia
June 2007
Official PlayStationPortable Magazine
UK
June 2007
Official PlayStation 2 Magazine UK
UK
June 2007
EGM
US
June 2007
EDGE
UK
June 2007
HGZine
Global
June 2007
PSM3
UK
July 2007
Games
UK
July 2007
PLAY
UK
July 2007
Official PlayStation Magazine UK
UK
July 2007
News of the World
UK
July 15th 2007
Games
UK
August 2007
NGamer
UK
August 2007
PLAY
UK
August 2007
Official PlayStation 2 Magazine UK
UK
August 2007
Penthouse
US
August 2007
NGamer
UK
September 2007
Games Master
UK
September 2007
Official PlayStation Magazine UK
UK
September 2007
PSM3
UK
September 2007
Games
UK
September 2007
LOAD
UK
September 2007
Reviews
Source
Format
Score
IGN
Wii
7.7/10
Games Radar
Wii
Game Spy
Wii
Game Pro
Wii
3.25/5
1up
Wii
D+
GameSpot
Wii
7.0/10
Gaming-Age
Wii
B - Great!
Ugo
Wii
B
USA Today
Multi-Platform
6/10
Destructoid
Multi-Platform
2.5/5
Website Articles
Website Headline
Date
Rockstar To Debut Manhunt 2 For Wii, PS2, PSP
02-06-2007
Dark Plot Details Teased From Movie Footage Premiere
02-07-2007
Rockstar Defends Manhunt 2
02-07-2007
Manhunt 2 Excuses In Early
02-08-2007
Murder victim’s parents condemn Manhunt sequel
02-08-2007
Nintendo Exec Explains Manhunt 2 Wii Version
02-09-2007
Nintendo: Be Aware of Age Rating for Manhunt 2
02-12-2007
Two Possible Heroes Revealed for Shadowy Murder Simulator
02-14-2007
Jack Thompson versus Manhunt 2
02-23-2007
Plus, syringicide and other hard facts revealed by UKs OPM
03-05-2007
Jack Thompson suing Take-Two -- 2007 Edition
03-10-2007
Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson Over Manhunt 2, GTA4
03-16-2007
Thompson Reacts to Take-Two Lawsuit
03-17-2007
Thompson Countersues Take-Two
03-21-2007
New Book Cites Research on Video Games, kids & Aggression
03-26-2007
Nintendo of America President Reggis Fils-Aime on the ...
04-02-2007
More Story Details on Manhunt 2
04-09-2007
Thompson Demands Wendy's Cut Wii Promotion
05-08-2007
Part of Free Speech Is Knowing When to Shut Up
05-31-2007
Secret Manhunt 2 Audio Found
06-01-2007
Manhunt 2: New Playable Character?
06-01-2007
Florida Attorney General Looking into Wii Version of Manhunt 2
06-06-2007
Creating Fear: The Environments of Manhunt 2
06-08-2007
Destructoid interview: the voice of the Darkness, Mike Patton
06-09-2007
Creating Fear: The Gameplay Mechanics of Manhunt 2
06-14-2007
MORE Bad News for Rockstar: Wii-mote Control Prompts Demand ...
06-19-2007
ELSPA praises ratings system following Manhunt 2
06-19-2007
Rockstar "disappointed" at Manhunt 2 ban
06-19-2007
No political influence over Manhunt ban, states BBFC
06-19-2007
BBFC denies political pressure
06-19-2007
It's Official: Manhunt 2 Rated Adults Only by ESRB
06-19-2007
ELSPA Response to BBFC Decision
06-19-2007
MORE Bad News for Rockstar: Wii-mote Control Prompts Demand ...
06-19-2007
Manhunt 2 denied UK release
06-19-2007
BBFC Denies Playing Politics in Manhunt 2 Ban
06-20-2007
Pachter: Manhunt 2 Troubles Will Cost T2 Millions of $$$
06-20-2007
ELSPA "surprised" by language BBFC used to explain Manhunt ...
06-20-2007
Manhunt 2 rated Adults Only in US
06-20-2007
Rockstar Responds to Manhunt 2 Furore in UK
06-20-2007
Wii Not Behind BBFC's Manhunt 2 Decision
06-20-2007
Sony, Nintendo forbid AO-rated Manhunt 2
06-20-2007
Could AO-rated Manhunt 2 Be Released on PC?
06-21-2007
Take-Two shelves Manhunt 2
06-21-2007
Banned video game is 'fine art'
06-21-2007
Rockstar will appeal the Manhunt 2 ban
06-22-2007
Sick Filth?
06-22-2007
Has Rockstar gone too far?
06-23-2007
NIMF: Manhunt 2 AO Rating a “Victory for Parents and Children"
06-25-2007
'Manhunt 2' Suspension May Boost Demand
06-25-2007
Manhunt or Witch Hunt? - Inside the BBFC
06-26-2007
Take Two - Thompson Settlement Crumbling?
06-28-2007
Was the BBFC right to ban Manhunt 2?
06-29-2007
Roundtable #204: ESRB Ratings
07-02-2007
Rockstar Responds
07-17-2007
The US should learn from the UK
07-18-2007
Nintendo Prez Raves About Wii 'Mario Kart,' Defends 'Manhunt 2 ...
07-23-2007
A conversation with Mike Gallagher, president of the ESA
07-24-2007
An interview with Take-Two Interactive Chairman Strauss Zelnick
08-01-2007
Rockstar finally appeals BBFC’s Manhunt ban
08-01-2007
Rockstar confirms Manhunt appeal
08-01-2007
Manhunt 2 Falls off Take 2's Radar
08-02-2007
Rockstar faces lengthy wait for Manhunt appeal verdict
08-09-2007
Blood, gore and unexpected morality in Rockstar's banned sequel
08-11-2007
Rockstar Leads
08-13-2007
Manhunt 2 Meltdown Shows Game-Killing Power of Adults-Only ...
08-22-2007
Watchdog Group Calls for Investigation in Wake of Manhunt 2
08-24-2007
The AO Debate: Is the Industry Censoring Itself
08-24-2007
The “Manhunt” problem
08-27-2007
Most Violent Game Ever Released to be Sold to Children
08-27-2007
Manhunt 2: Conspiracy Theories Emerge
08-27-2007
California’s Leland Yee Demands Answers on Manhunt 2 Re-rate
08-27-2007
Consumer & Game Industry Reps Weigh In On Dreaded AO Rating
08-28-2007
Silicon Valley Game Journo: Yee Has a Point
08-28-2007
ESRB’s Vance Fires Back at Yee, CFCC
08-29-2007
California’s Leland Yee: Let Consoles Play Adults Only Games
08-29-2007
Yee: What is ESRB Trying to Hide?
08-29-2007
Rockstar still in the dark over Manhunt 2 UK appeal
08-29-2007
Banned Manhunt 2 leaked online
09-07-2007
Early Manhunt 2 Version Reportedly Leaked Online
09-08-2007
GameStop VP Discusses Manhunt 2, ESRB, AO Ratings
09-19-2007
Banned Nintendo Wii takes a murderous turn
10-02-2007
Banned BBFC Rejects Revised Version Of Manhunt 2
10-08-2007
Banned Euro Manhunt 2 same as US version
10-12-2007
Wii's motion sensing 'has not affected' any BBFC rating decisions
10-19-2007

Manhunt 2 Leak Came From PlayStation Europe Employee

10-22-2007
VIOLENCE IN GAMES: The BBFC
10-24-2007
Legal loophole allows Manhunt 2 to be sold in UK
10-24-2007
Manhunt 2 Producer Q&A
10-26-2007
Q&A: BBFC examiner Jim Cliff explains UK games ratings
10-28-2007
Manhunt 2' Developer Finally Talks About Game
10-29-2007
Is new 'Manhunt 2' video game too violent?
10-31-2007

Manhunt Rockstar Confirms Manhunt 2 PSP Hack

11-01-2007

ESRB Clears Rockstar/T2 in Manhunt 2 Hack Investigation

11-02-2007

The Political Game: Manhunt 2, the gift that keeps on giving

11-02-2007

Pachter Disappointed by Target's Decision to Remove Manhunt 2

11-06-2007

Target Won't Carry 'Manhunt 2'

11-06-2007

Real fears over fake violence

11-09-2007

MInterview: NAMI Executive Director Mike Fitzpatrick

11-18-2007

Senators urge tougher rating for "Manhunt" game

11-20-2007

Hillary and Manhunt 2

11-21-2007

Rockstar fights back against BBFC

11-26-2007

Tiga boss, psychologist defend Rockstar's position

11-26-2007

No evidence connecting games and violence, says BBFC

11-26-2007

Future attempts to publish banned Manhunt 2 content

11-27-2007
Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 appeal successful
12-10-2007

Zelnick: We're pleased with Video Appeals decision

12-10-2007

Manhunt case to go to High Court?

12-14-2007

BBFC To Apply For A Judicial Review Of The VAC Decision

12-17-2007

Manhunt 2 Subject Of High Court Battle

12-21-2007
Manhunt 2 UK release in peril again
01-24-2008
On the trail of Manhunt 2
02-08-2008
Killing off video game sadists is tough work
02-24-2008
VAC ALLOWS APPEAL ON MANHUNT 2
03-14-2008

DCMS: Manhunt 2 a BBFC/VAC matter

03-14-2008

Manhunt 2: 4:3 close call

03-17-2008

Rockstar lawyer: appeals flawed too

03-17-2008

BBFC to get the axe after Manhunt madness?

03-20-2008
MP blasts video game release
03-20-2008

The BBFC on Manhunt 2

04-15-2008
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