Percentile Rank

Maneater is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 129 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 129 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
A-
A-
May 25, 2020

Tripwire has crafted a fantastically balanced experience that knows when enough is enough and is genuinely funny, something many games aim for but so few succeed in reaching. Maneater is an ideal palate cleanser for those suffering from ‘open-world’ fatigue and, despite its perfect size, still left me wanting more.

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Games Xtreme
Recommended
Recommended
May 26, 2020

Maneater doesn't take itself too seriously which is what a game like this requires as it adds to the fun and whilst not a massive game, it can be completed in under 30 hours without rushing through. I feel that it would have been repetitive too if it was a longer game and as such, I think its worth getting especially with the lack of new AAA titles that have been released so far this year as these would have caused many people to overlook this title.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Jun 1, 2020

Maneater is an unusual game, which undoubtedly deserves a place in your collection. Despite the usual flaws that plague most open world games, Maneater is an addictive and fun experience thanks to its varied environments, the customization, the battles with other marine creatures and humans, and its exploration.

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Expansive
Liked-a-lot
Expansive
Brad Baker
Liked-a-lot
May 26, 2020

Maneater was a real genuine surprise for me. I guess it kind of leans into that long debated scientific anecdote – that we might know more about space than we do our own shores. It seems baffling, perhaps improbable, but Maneater is a game I had no knowledge of, yet it’s a title I’m grateful I’ve spent time exploring and playing. Plus it feels good playing as a shark for once. Sharks are amazing creatures, even if this game proves they’re also incredibly scary!

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
May 21, 2020
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pressakey.com
Meh
Meh
Jun 16, 2020

The humor really is the most fun for me, because there is not much playfulness offered here. The missions are monotonous, the performance on consoles is insufficient and I still had to struggle with the camera even after nine hours, as there is no option for fixed targeting of prey. But I don't want to leave this ship in too bad a mood. The graphics are quite respectable and there are some points where you can see better ambitions. It's great that there can be such wacky games and I hope for a more polished and interesting second part.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
May 22, 2020

All in all, life in the waters is good these days. I swim with the grace of a dolphin and the speed of a cheetah. However, when it comes to attacking fish and humans and itty-bitty baby seals, I will confess I am quite clumsy.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
May 22, 2020

I enjoyed a lot of Maneater, even if the repetitive missions grated on me.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
May 22, 2020

The overwhelming impression is that the game doesn’t really know what it’s trying to say, and can’t convincingly pass the mess off as satire. So it would probably be best off saying nothing.

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 30, 2020
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Entertainium
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 4, 2020

Gameplay issues aside, I had fun playing Maneater. It’s hard to determine whether or not I’d be this positive about the game if the circumstances were different, but there’s no denying that it does what it aims to do satisfyingly enough, and that it came around in a very opportune moment where I appreciated turning my attention away from the outside world, at least for a bit.

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Scored Reviews

Rely On Horror
9.5 / 10.0
Rely On Horror
Steve Summers

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Please do yourself a favor and check out Maneater if you enjoy anything about games in general, especially if you like the themes of aquatic wildlife, social satire, over-the-top comic violence, or open-world exploration; you won’t regret it.

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PowerUp!
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

It's not perfect and it is quite repetitive but I wasn't bothered. Maneater is a game we've not seen the likes of before and I hope it inspires more like it. Go and buy Maneater and experience what it's like to be the ultimate Apex Predator.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Once Maneater sinks its jaws into you, you will be entertained from start to finish.

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GBAtemp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

I was hooked from start to finish, as this over-the-top shark simulator is incredibly well rounded and feature-packed. There is nothing fishy about its shameless violence and savage humour, its polished to perfection. Trust your gut feeling and dive into this headfirst for the definitive apex predator experience!

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
May 22, 2020

What Maneater lacks in variety, it more than makes up for in pure unbridled, delicious carnage.

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WayTooManyGames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 24, 2020

Maneater is a game made by people who knew the limitations imposed by their budget, the current gen of consoles, and the overall nature of open world games. They managed to craft an incredibly polished murderfest experience that makes you want to kill everything in sight due to how fun its gameplay is.

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Gamerheadquarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 29, 2020

Maneater is basically Feeding Frenzy on steroids, it’s just an awesome gnarly and fun time.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jun 21, 2020

DID SOMEBODY SAY SHARK?! Now if you are like me, I have always found sharks unbelievably fascinating; the great big beasts of the sea and the different types have always been a slight interest of mine. So, if you are a huge fan of the Jaws movies or even shark week then WELCOME TO MANEATER.

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8Bit/Digi
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 22, 2020

ManEater is a unique experience that has you assert your dominance on the top of the food chain through cartoonish levels of carnage.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 22, 2020

Tripwire Interactive has managed to capture what it feels like to be Jaws, right down to jumping out of the water, landing on a boat, and chomping away at the hunters on it. That in and of itself is a momentous achievement to accomplish.

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GameSkinny
May 20, 2020

Maneater's deep combat and deeper oceans provide just the type of blissful escapism we need right now.

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Jun 16, 2020

Taking the core of Hungry Shark for mobile phones and bringing it into full 3D with a reality tv show twist.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

There simply isn’t anything else like it, even if it does follow some of the more rote open-world playbook rules when it comes to progression and collectibles. A choppy framerate in intense sequences is really one of the only things holding the experience back, but like a fisherman without a hand—or a leg—it doesn’t stop me from heading back to the open water for more.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

It lets players give in to their destructive tendencies, piling on dry humor in the most absurdly entertaining ways. Maneater is a rare breed indeed, and it’s well worth spending time with.

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Sirus Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Maneater is enjoyable at best. It’s the kind of game that doesn’t require a lot of thinking and just lets you enjoy as a shark along with the hilarious know-it-all-of-shark narrator. So here are the things you need to know to enjoy Maneater: turn off your brain, do not be picky with your food, and just evolve into the Mega Shark.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Maneater is just the type of game a shark enthusiast, such as myself, has been waiting for. The sharks get their revenge on humans and other predators as it grows. The combat and swimming systems work very well, and mix well with the blood and gore that gives a realistic feel to the title. I loved most aspects of the game and the story and will enjoy playing it through to completion to reach the ultimate evolution. For $39.99 USD this is a very beautiful game about sharks and while some areas may lack fullness it is worth that price.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater palys safe. He chooses simple mechanics and proposes them in ad ten and more hours loop, but in doing so, however, it makes the right choice, because Maneater is a well crafted and fun title. Those who are not afraid to do the same thing over and over again to become the lord of the oceans will find flesh for their teeth.

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GuiltyBit
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a very refreshing RPG adventure that recalls the good times that the Jaws Unleashed game left us 14 years ago. If you are passionate about sharks, you will have a great time with this video game.

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GamesBeat
81 / 100
81 / 100
May 22, 2020

I would've liked a bit more clarity on the storyline quests, and it would've been nice if Maneater would say a bit more about the imperiled state of sharks in our world. And if you don't get the joke, you're not going to get this game.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is weird, different, and just flat-out fun. I had to see where this story was going, and I thoroughly enjoyed its developments

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is knowingly imperfect , but presents a very competent open world checklist RPG where you happen to play a shark instead of the usual cop or criminal

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Attack of the Fanboy
May 22, 2020

Maneater sets out to deliver a specific experience and ends up nailing that, but not much else.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
May 24, 2020

Maneater is a fun aquatic adventure with more to keep players engaged than it initially seems, it kept me hooked throughout and has enough daft character to bait me back in for a future play-through. Beautiful to look at, well-paced but chaotic when it needs to be and I had a whale of a time.

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Windows Central
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a quirky and addictive role-playing game that every Xbox One owner should play.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

An occasionally rough but always entertaining open world actioner that puts players in control of one of nature's greatest predators, Maneater is the over the top, human chomping odyssey that many of us never knew that we wanted. Until now.

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We Got This Covered
May 22, 2020

Although it's hindered by performance issues, Maneater allows you to gleefully live out your wildest (and perhaps bloodiest) killer shark revenge fantasies. What's more, the game's dark sense of humor means you don't have to feel guilty about the carnage that ensues.

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EGM
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater constantly blurs the line between sadistic mass murder simulator and clever satire, while also managing to be as fun as any human-based open-world game. Chris Parnell's narration can get a little repetitive, as can the missions, and the camera could use a little work, but it's all a matter of context. It's a wild reversal of ego, an experience that is both completely freeing and oppressive at the same time. Stare into the dead eyes of the shark, and the shark stares into you.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Maneater perfectly embodies the fantasy of being a super-powerful shark to great effect, even if there are some small technical issues and rough-around-the-edges gameplay decisions. It never overstays its welcome and is fun to devour a few hours here and there.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 22, 2020

While its story missions and their variety can be improved upon, especially when it comes to the endgame, Maneater is an absolute blast.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

Playing Maneater, I personally had a lot of fun going around playing as a huge shark controlling the ocean despite being repetitive. The repetitiveness along with the lack of a worthwhile story did lessen my enjoyment with the game. In the end, though, I did enjoy the game greatly with its stunning visuals and fun game mechanics.

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GamesRadar+
May 22, 2020

A salty, sometimes silly, chum bucket of fun.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

If you can live with the issues, you'll find Maneater to be a ridiculously good time. The aforementioned issues are a shame, but the distinct nature of being a shark and the ability to deliver mayhem in a different way. It'll remind players of what was so appealing about open-world games in the first place. Thanks to Maneater's relatively short completion time compared to other open-world titles, it's well worth checking out.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2020

With more in the game than the concept might suggest, this is a fun to play title and exceeded my initial expectations of how the game would be. It's a little short and I would have liked more of it, but this is definitely worth picking up.

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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 25, 2020

Maneater, in my opinion, is one of the surprise video game hits of 2020. While the mission variety runs out quick, I somehow never got tired of just swimming around and munching on things. Using the nutrients from doing that to upgrade my shark in new ways was addictive and going back to newly opened up areas was enjoyable.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 22, 2020

It may only be single player, but treat it more like the Witcher than a party game: you are the shark, this is your time to rise as queen of the ocean. It may have a slightly bumpy start, as most games of this style do, but once it opens up the world is your… well, ocean. That sounds less dramatic when it’s literal.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Despite the performance and realism issues I had with the game, Maneater is an incredibly fun and satisfying slaughter-fest shaRkPG experience. You must eat to grow, grow to fight, fight to survive, and survive to rip your mother’s murderer to pieces! The visuals are incredible, the gore is glorious, the story was funny whilst holding everything together, and the range of armour and abilities helps create a unique experience in this Adult-orientated Feeding Frenzy-a-like. If you’re looking to inflict some mindless carnage and earn a shiny platinum without too much issue, check out Maneater today!

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Cerealkillerz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater surprises in a lot aspects of the game and will please every shark enthusiast out there. Even RPG Fans can go for it, if they can live with a reduced gameplay variety, scope and reduced overall variety, compared to other games in the genre. The humor is great and despite being a short experience, its always fun to play.

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Blast Away the Game Review
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 25, 2020

For better or for worse, this short-lived experience is one that is rather fun for those wanting to just chomp their way through a campaign, giving players a bit to enjoy before moving on. The only downside is that it does leave a bit of room for things to be desired, giving us something that could benefit from some minor story DLC and or objective-based enjoyment.

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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 25, 2020

If there’s anything Maneater will be remembered for, it’s the fun and wacky nature that comes with it.

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Screen Rant
Jun 12, 2020

Maneater's sluggish start soon makes way for a ridiculous and extremely fun shark 'em up gaming experience that homes in on its B-movie roots.

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Saving Content
Jun 19, 2020

Maneater has a little bit of everything needed to make a game like this fun. A beautiful and brightly colored world, incredible shark animations, fun gameplay, and a not-so-serious comedic tone to it all. It honestly feels like a first in a genre and a way to bring back an arcade-like feel to games. Throw a score counter at the top, and I could easily see this as a cabinet you’d throw quarters into. I’ve seen the game run far better on more powerful hardware, and it’s incredible, so it’s a shame that the base PS4 suffers so much.

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Skewed & Reviewed
May 29, 2020

The game is lots of fun to play and I had a great time playing it. The enemies and food chain was diverse and there was a great mix of humor along the finely detailed areas of play.

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Noisy Pixel
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater does a great job of giving players a compelling and rewarding shark RPG. The entire campaign concludes with your shark being an absolute tank, which is when the real fun begins. The mission structure is repetitive, and the controls take some getting used, but in the end, this a game about playing as a shark and eating things in an open world.

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KeenGamer
8 / 10.0
KeenGamer
Conor Mitchell

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2020

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, Tripwire Interactive drops Maneater. Play as one of the Ocean's deadliest predators in this unique RPG that manages to deliver on its inherently entertaining premise, while also falling prey to repetitive busywork, padding out a short story. Here is our Maneater Review for PS4.

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AusGamers
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

The whole thing is amplified through its presentation, which takes cues from <b>Shark Week</b> documentaries, <b>Deadliest Catch</b> and <b>Dirty Jobs</b> (as described to us by the devs themselves), only in hyper satirical form, lead by narrator <b>Chris Parnell</b> (<b>Archer</b>, <b>Rick and Morty</b>) in what is meant to be a *sort of* episodic docuseries format.

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RPG Fan
77%
77%
Jun 7, 2020

It's not a bad game, but is best played in small doses.

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Use a Potion
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2020

Maneater takes a while to get going, but it eventually feels super satisfying to munch your way through your foes thanks to the chaotic and brutal abilities at your disposal. Who wouldn’t want to be a shark with an electrifying bite, right? With a creatively fun world to swim through and some pretty epic shark-fuelled set pieces, it has never been more fun to be a shark in a video game. Eat that, Jaws Unleashed… It’s just a shame that the controls can feel a little clunky in places, whilst the missions you partake in lack a bit of variety too. Thankfully, neither are issues that completely ruin the experience by any means, but they do see Maneater feel more like just a good game as opposed to a brilliant one. Still, if you’re looking to fill a shark-shaped hole in your video game library, you’ll really want to give Maneater a try.

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Hobby Consolas
75 / 100
75 / 100
May 22, 2020

Maneater is extremely fun. An underwater sandbox, starring a killer shark, full of blood and gore, with a great sense of humor. But it has several technical issues and lacks variety.

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The Games Machine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater feels like a b-movie and it's not ashamed of it. The atmosphere is undoubtedly its best value and, if you wanna appreciate it, you must avoid looking too much at the details. The idea on which the game is based, after all, is that fish are smarter than humans, so Maneater rightly treat us accordingly.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
May 22, 2020

In a world where everything is so damn serious, Maneater is a refreshing breath of air. It’s a short, fun, memorable romp through the life of a shark that’s better written than a lot of what comes out to today.

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ZTGD
7.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2020

So why do I still say I would spend $40 on this game? Because it’s dumb fun. It’s junk food. It’s a B-tier game that has decent writing and is doing something different. I had fun for the just under 30 hours it took to complete everything the game had to offer. It’s not perfect, but neither has been any other title to try and tackle this sort of experience; this game is by far the best though. If just swimming around and proving who’s the real apex predator sounds appealing then this is the game to play. There’s not much out there like Maneater.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater plays its hand early, as the novelty of being an almost unstoppable apex predator thrown into an unforgiving ocean doesn't have much depth to it. What Maneater does have though, is a meaty world worth exploring, a fascinating system of evolution and whip-smart writing that adds colour to your deep blue killing spree.

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Easy Allies
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020
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Paste Magazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

Maneater is a fantastic central concept around which an intermittently enjoyable game has been built. It might not be a classic, but it'll be hard to forget, and that's the kind of game that typically seems better as time goes by. Expect to see this absurd bit of bloody, barbaric business pop up on lists of cult favorites for years to come, and deservedly so.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

You are dangerous. Use your shark teeth to spread terror and have fun to kill everything in your way!

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Handsome Phantom
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Some repetition, clunky controls, and navigation issues keep it from being a great game, but it’s a breath of fresh air to play a game with such an original concept.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

While Maneater is certainly a title that works for me in terms of its humour and an engaging core gameplay loop, its graphic nature means it’s not going to be for everyone. If you don’t mine a little gore — okay, make that a lot of gore — this unique experience should be right up your alley.

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Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Maneater is a solid first entry in a new open world RPG franchise. Repetitive missions and some fairly severe framerate issues hold the game back a bit, but overall Maneater is a good bit of summertime gaming fluff. You can't beat the feeling of chomping people at the beach, and Maneater provides just what gamers are looking for – fun carnage with just enough structure to keep players motivated.

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New Game Network
74 / 100
74 / 100
May 22, 2020

Despite a fair amount of repetition and simple design, Maneater offers a surprisingly fun atmosphere with lots of bloody action to sink your teeth into.

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IGN Spain
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Aware of its own limitations, Tripwire has opted for the fun of this particular power fantasy to present us with a game that will not be part of video game history or a candidate for GOTY, but that is undeniably enjoyable and funny in all its humorous packaging.

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Atomix
73 / 100
73 / 100
May 25, 2020

Maneater is a weirdly entertaining game that gets boring too fast before it can achieve true fun.

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GamePro
72 / 100
72 / 100
May 22, 2020

Fun open world snack for in between, but lacking the last bite

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IGN
7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

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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Game Revolution
May 22, 2020

If you were rooting for the shark in Jaws, Maneater is the game for you.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater squanders some of its potential, but it's perfect for a rainy weekend when you're craving something original. With some tweaks and patches, it'll have an even brighter legacy; or at the very least, become a cult classic alongside more out-there projects in gaming history like Stubbs the Zombie.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 23, 2020

The chief pleasures on offer are those of the power fantasy and of the newly burgeoning subgenre that we might call the zoological misadventure.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2020

You may be tired of open world collectathons, but Maneater bites back with more than enough novelty to make the format feel as fresh as Port Clovis' well-populated oceans. A moreish gameplay loop with a well-designed sandbox mean there's some-fin special here, and while it makome as a surprise, not even control and performance issues will deter you from flashing your teeth.

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Press Start
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

It's hard to deny that Maneater has colossal potential – though the lack of mission variety and some simplistic combat does lend it to feeling repetitious as time goes on. Putting these flaws aside, however, Maneater deserves kudos for an undeniably unique premise and laying a solid foundation for a franchise that developer Tripwire should almost certainly pursue.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 23, 2020

Maneater is not a perfect game. It can be just a bit unbalanced, and you can start to see the gameplay seams on extended play sessions, but that doesn’t stop it from being a hell of a lot of fun. Maneater is simply worth your time, blemishes and all.

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Xbox Achievements
70%
70%
May 22, 2020

Manic marine mayhem, Maneater is a one-of-a-kind shaRkPG that can feel a little one-note at times, but it's never anything less than an unhinged, knowingly daft piece of entertainment. You get to be a shark and eat people, for crying out loud. It's fun and guaranteed to make you smile, (you son of a bitch).

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a one of a kind RPG that revolves around the growth of a shark in search of his revenge. Besides its technical limitations and repetitiveness, Maneater is a lot of fun.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 24, 2020

Maneater is a pretty decent take on the open-world action-adventure RPG formula that GTA has popularized. While some of its elements feel quite lacking, many of what it has to offer is pretty well-done and entertaining. It's definitely worth trying for fans of GTA-style games who are looking for something especially different.

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Niche Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2020

If you want to turn your brain off, terrorize some beachgoers, and become a massive prehistoric predator capable of crushing a great white shark between your jaws, then Maneater is a fine way to spend a weekend. It’s a game that doesn’t try to be anything more than just stupid, ridiculous fun.

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Gamers Heroes
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 22, 2020

While Maneater has its problems, it can also be fun once you get used to the combat. However, those on the fence should wait for a patch or two before investing.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2020

Issues aside, Maneater opportunities for shark chaos can be a lot of fun.

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Pardis Game
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Maneater is like taking a vacation between exhausting days of hard work. It may not be memorable and wonderful but you sure won’t regret it

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a game that, for the most part, lives up to its potential, offering something a bit different than other games. While it could be regarded as something of a one-trick pony, it’s still a very good trick that you’ll enjoy while it lasts.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2020

Considering the largely uncharted waters (sorry) of the shark simulator genre, it is hard to fault Maneater for its flaws. On the other hand, open world design has been a staple of gaming for over a decade and it is a shame to see such repetitive quest design.

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DASHGAMER.com
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 25, 2020

With an uncommon goal to rip and tear your way through members of the aquatic universe, and ultimately survive the oncoming dangers of daring hunters, Maneater’s delightful display of devious delectable’s will leave an insatiable blood lust, and massive appetite for more.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 29, 2020

In small doses, Maneater is pretty mindless fun. Exploring is entertaining, there’s enough shiny objects scattered about to keep things interesting and the progression options are nice to see as well. However, the progression path could provide a bit more meaning if the combat and movement were somewhat more refined. Considering the bulk of the time is spent moving and fighting, that is a somewhat severe drawback from what would otherwise had the potential to be a pretty fantastic guilty pleasure.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Jun 1, 2020

Maneater is an engaging title that will appeal to anyone who aspires to be a murderous shark.

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But Why Tho?
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2020

Maneater is a pretty fun experience, especially if you’re a fan of shark movies like I am, even though it does have its problems. It felt like being placed in Jaws and being told to just go at it and I loved that. I even ended up getting the platinum trophy since I spent so much time exploring the ocean and digging into the collectibles I could find. However, it has its downsides, too.

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Hey Poor Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 26, 2020

With its unique premise and a great sense of humor, Maneater’s 12-hour campaign is a fun feeding frenzy while it lasts. However, the game’s occasionally repetitive quests, coupled with its spotty performance, make it feel more like a quick and dirty trip to Long John Silver’s than a bountiful seafood feast for starving RPG fans. Still, if these issues aren’t enough to keep you from wanting to take the plunge, then you might just enjoy sinking your teeth into Maneater.

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INDIANTVCZ
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 6, 2020

Maneater isn't a game for everybody. Fans of Jaws and similar movies will enjoy an interesting and original adventure set in the ocean world and brutal, bloody fights with other predators and shark hunters. The game suffers from stereotypical quests and worse technical side.

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VDZE Media
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 27, 2020

I truly enjoyed Maneater despite it’s limitations and performance issues. In my head I would have preferred a more realistic simulation, but in practice that would have probably been boring after an hour or so. It is definitely one of the most unique games of 2020 so far and an experience I will remember fondly.

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LevelUp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Maneater is a game of many of many shortcomings; terrible loading screens, frightening cinematics cuts and a myriad of technical difficulties. However, the game is also extremely fun if you can overlook some of its problems.

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GameCrate
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
May 28, 2020

Maneater is a game that could have been good but was too obsessed with forcing players to interact with its low points to make its high points shine.

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Area Xbox
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2020

ManEater, although with some bugs and shallow, is an enjoyable adventure with a very original concept. Great level design and art invite you to explore the world of Port Clovis. And if you are a lover of series B movies of sharks you can not stop trying it.

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PC Gamer
65 / 100
65 / 100
May 22, 2020

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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TechRaptor
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

There's no game that makes you feel like a shark quite as well as Maneater, but a shoddy open world structure and repetitive missions make it little more than a quick rush of adrenaline.

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Zoomg
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

If you want to experience the life of a deadly shark, Maneater is definitely the best available option! but despite the fun first hours, Maneater becomes repetitive soon and makes you feel that its not worth the money you have paid for.

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Flickering Myth
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2020

Maneater is a game which knows its limitations and refreshingly gets to the point fast, serving up a streamlined – if unpolished – marine-themed open-world RPG.

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Thumbsticks
May 25, 2020

Maneater really does do what it says on the tin. It’s a hyper-violent, super fun and wonderfully tongue in cheek shark simulator that lets players live out their fantasy of becoming the ocean’s most notorious predator. Yet, it’s beyond that where Maneater struggles, as its repetitive missions and frequent padding prevent it from sustaining its 10-hour runtime.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a crazy concept come to life, Tripwire somehow managing to cobble together a silly ShaRkPG that is more than just a ten-minute novelty. There's no denying it's an exotic catch, but when it comes to quality open world action games, there's plenty more fish in the sea.

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PC Invasion
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 22, 2020

Maneater can be entertaining, but it's extremely short and repetitive, with practically no story missions or unique activities.

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Slant Magazine
May 22, 2020

The game's campiness doesn't extend to the shark combat, which flounders as a result of it mostly hinging on button-mashing.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
May 22, 2020

If you’re after a big dumb shark game, Maneater will scratch that itch. The quality of the gameplay and some of its RPG mechanics might make you wish there was some more depth and variety to it all though.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is an enjoyable open-world romp that is just a bit too straightforward and contains more than a handful of bugs and performance issues.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a delirious and fun experience for the first few hours. But quickly you'll get a bit bored repeating the same thing over and over again.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater is an enjoyable action-RPG whose best moments are overshadowed by its bog standard open-world design and lack of variety in missions and enemies.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 27, 2020

Maneater is very fun to play, but there is no denying that the developers failed to break from repetitiveness. It feels exciting to play as a revenge-seeking shark, but there is also a lot of wasted potential that could have made Maneater a much better game.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 30, 2020

Great idea, mediocre execution. The combat system is too simple and quests are too repetitive – because of that even jumping out of the sea and eating people soon becomes boring.

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Softpedia
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2020

Unfortunately, the countless technical issues, the lack of quality content, the clumsy controls and stupid AI turn Maneater into a mediocre experience, which cannot be recommended in its current state.

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Video Chums
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2020

Ultimately, Maneater is a passable distraction. It features a decent bit of fun with a surprisingly heartfelt plot but that's about it. With long gaps between major releases in this part of the year, Maneater will provide some entertainment for those looking to fill the void.

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Explosion Network
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 23, 2020

You can easily boot up Maneater and crush your jaws into the finish line in an afternoon and get some solid laughs out of the revenge story and silly antics. Just be aware of the current technical issues and glitches that are keeping this beached as for the time being.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Maneater isn't exactly Jaws, but it isn't Sharknado either. Crunching up hapless beachgoers and exploring underwater wonders is fun, even if the game's bite is often blunted by clunky controls, repetitive missions, and a myriad of technical issues. Proceed with caution, but if you're into sharks and can keep your expectations in check, Maneater's treacherous waters may be worth wading into.

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Daily Star
3 / 5
3 / 5
May 31, 2020

Maneater is like a joke that had a great punchline, but is milked for all its worth afterwards.

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Game Freaks 365
Jun 6, 2020

Maneater is the game I never knew I wanted.

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Total Gaming Network
Jun 14, 2020

Maneater is one of those rare titles that shows a lot of potential but ultimately just fails to deliver. The game is not "bad" per se, but it's not one I would be quick to recommend. As for the game as it stands right now, I would wait for a sale.

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Player.it
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

Maneater is a slightly greedy shark who hasn't quite figured out how to swim yet. The title of Tripwire makes decent use of its concept to offer a game world full of humor and hilarity while failing in other points of view. Commanding a shark is fun in small sips and in order to complete the title will be necessary to make peace over and over again with the system of movement and fighting, all this, inserted within a playful paradigm twenty years old, closes the circle with a "if you really like sharks this is the game for you ...".

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GameWatcher
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2020

Maneater sinks under the weight of repetitive quests and shallow systems

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Game Rant
May 25, 2020

Maneater delivers on the promise of an open world game featuring a revenge-fueled shark but its shortcomings are not to be overlooked.

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Jump Dash Roll
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 2, 2020

Maneater may delight some with its appeal to the player's schadenfreude and the quirkiness of playing as a shark, but its simplicity and antiquated nature will leave many wishing for a game that was more evolved.

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DarkZero
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 8, 2020

Maneater starts as an enjoyable, silly concept, making it fun for a couple of hours.

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GameSpew
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

The game has its moments, and just roaming around is good for a couple of minutes of watery entertainment. But its clunky combat and repetitive, tedious gameplay means that, despite its toothy protagonist, Maneater lacks any bite.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
May 24, 2020

It’s such a cool concept and the core gameplay is absurdly fun at times. But once the initial novelty of biting pesky humans in half wears off you’re left with a meatless carcass. Maybe wait for a sale on this one, unless you’re after a mindless power-fantasy and don’t mind repetitive missions.

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WellPlayed
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

A simplistic and repetitive, but appreciably cathartic shark-em-up that would be the perfect weekend blast if it wasn't so frustratingly undercooked

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
May 26, 2020

A shark RPG sounds like an unlikely idea for a video game and unfortunately the end result is even less entertaining, and far more repetitive, than you might imagine.

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