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Summary: Maneater is a great concept that perhaps fails to capitalise on what could have been a truly great experience.

Be The Shark!

Maneater lets you take control of one of the most feared animals in the world.


Maneater's limited gameplay loop becomes repetitive quickly.

Lacklustre Combat

Button Mashing combat fails to live up to the destructive power of sharks.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 22, 2020
Xbox OneMay 22, 2020
PCMay 22, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: Blindside Interactive, Tripwire Interactive

Publisher: Tripwire Interactive

Genre: Action

BECOME THE MANEATER! Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas - a terrifying SHARK! Maneater is a single player, open world action RPG (ShaRkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies - both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve. Unique Story - Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Rick and Morty) and set against the backdrop of a reality TV show. Diverse, Compelling Combat – Battle fierce wildlife including other apex predators or fight against various types of human hunters ranging from town drunks all the way up to the Coast Guard. Evolve Into a Legend – Feed on humans and wildlife to grow your shark, and find shark loot to evolve your shark down multiple possible paths. Explore the Gulf - 7 large regions including bayous of the gulf coast, resort beaches, industrial docks, the open ocean and more. Experience a living world with a full day/night cycle.

Maneater Critic Reviews

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Like Hooper said, sharks just swim and eat, and that's unfortunately not enough to fill even a short action-RPG like Maneater.

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Maneater's monster-shark feeding frenzy is fun but simple, and that lack of depth causes it to become repetitive as time goes on.

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Maneater: Truth Quest is a conspiracy-themed expansion with a few fun ideas and lots of repetitive quests.

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