Playing the Game

Playing the Game: The Culture of Digital Games


Manhunt is a third-person action game published by Rockstar in 2003. Players control James Earl Cash, a convict recently escaped from death row. The objective is to survive a series of gruesome encounters with violent street gangs, whilst a sinister film director records the action for a snuff movie. The game has been banned in Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and was blamed for a teenage murder in the UK. Additional information about Manhunt is available on Wikipedia. Manhunt 2 was released in 2007, and proved similarly controversial.


Fully Loaded. Manhunt fansite including useful bits and pieces.
Manhunt. Official Manhunt website produced by Rockstar Games.
Manhunt 2. Official site for the Manhunt sequel.
Manhunt Uncut. Large fansite covering both Manhunt and Manhunt 2.
Valiant Video Enterprises. Official Valiant Video website, including a customer forum.

System Requirements

The official minimum requirements to install and play Manhunt on PC are:
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Processor: 1 GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
RAM: 192MB
Graphics: 32MB video card with DirectX 8.1 drivers ('GeForce2' or better)
Hard drive: 2.3 GB disk space
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Disc: 16 speed CD/DVD drive
Input: Keyboard and Mouse