Maneater

Maneater Reviews Summary

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.

Reptitive

Maneater's limited gameplay loop becomes repetitive quickly.

Lacklustre Combat

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

Rating Summary

Based on 138 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 138 critic reviews
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Dan Stapleton

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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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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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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May 22, 2020

A salty, sometimes silly, chum bucket of fun.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020
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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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7 / 10
May 22, 2020

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

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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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Unscored
May 22, 2020

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

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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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