ManHunt 2 Banned in UK



Rockstar seems to be heading into some more trouble with its very popular “Manhunt 2 ” game . The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has banned the game in UK which means that it will not be available legally in UK . Its the first time in 1 years when a game has been banned , the last being “Carmageddon” which was banned for having players run down pedestrians . However the ruling was over turned .

ManHunt 2

ManHunt 2 is the follow up to the game ManHunt which enabled players to kill the enemy in lots of gruesome ways . In Manhunt 2 , you play as a psycho asylum escapee which kills the enemies in gruesome ways . According to BBFC director David Cooke

Rejecting a work is a very serious action and one which we do not take lightly. Where possible we try to consider cuts or, in the case of games, modifications which remove the material which contravenes the Board’s published Guidelines. In the case of Manhunt 2 this has not been possible. Manhunt 2 is distinguishable from recent high-end video games by its unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone in an overall game context which constantly encourages visceral killing with exceptionally little alleviation or distancing. There is sustained and cumulative casual sadism in the way in which these killings are committed, and encouraged, in the game

The game is scheduled to be released on 9th July for the PS2 and Wii and will be released with a “Adult Only” rating in other countries . I hope they release the PC version too .

8 Comments

  1. Internet Tv says:

    there on a role right now. they just banned law and order as well… however i dont blame them for banning manhunt, that game just looks sick.

  2. Harsh says:

    Not that it wouldn’t sell much more now, but also, Jack’s gonna be very angry about it 😛

  3. Sharique says:

    These games have a serious phsychological effect. I once played Hitman for days together. After this I looking for places to hide after seeing the police 😛

  4. Gili says:

    Hey no doubt, these games are insane. That said, i am against banning games, but believe that each person should make its decision with regards to using this kind of “entertainment”.

  5. Luv says:

    Its totally shit this game is ridiculous it shd b banned

  6. Praneet says:

    hey ppl…i’m all against the banning of any kinds of games…i played manhunt and found it to be quite a rivetting experience…it was an altogether different experience from games like Max Payne and other such games…

  7. Praneet says:

    hey ppl…i’m all against the banning of any kinds of games…i played manhunt and found it to be quite a rivetting experience…it was an altogether different experience from games like Max Payne and other such games…So i dont thinnk that it shud be banned…agreed it has some gruesome scenes…but it shud be released everywhere with a Parental Guidance Tag…as is being done with movies like Cannibal Holocaust and Texas Chain Saw Massacre and others of the like..I think Madhur will remember these movies…