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Maneater

Blindside Interactive, Tripwire Interactive, Tripwire Interactive
May 22, 2020 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
65 / 100
IGN
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
Easy Allies
7.5 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10

Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

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.


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Maneater - Official Game Announcement Trailer



Critic Reviews for Maneater

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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A salty, sometimes silly, chum bucket of fun.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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

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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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