Tech: Danger In The Dark

In the gritty, gripping game Manhunt, players stalk the deadliest prey of all

There is no easy setting in Manhunt. Most video games have a go-easy-on-me mode suitable for little kids or work-weary older people looking to do some butt kicking with a minimum of effort. But Manhunt (for PlayStation 2; $49.99) doesn't have one--just medium and hard. Only in Manhunt, medium and hard are called Fetish and Hardcore. Somewhere in here, you should have figured out that Manhunt, a new game from Rockstar North, the team that created the controversial and wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series, is not for children.

Here's the basic setup: you've been captured by a demented movie director...

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