BBFC Rejects Manhunt 2 Again
The ESRB may have deemed Rockstar’s revised version of Manhunt 2 worthy of an “M” rating, but they don’t seem to have swayed their British counterparts. The BBFC has reviewed the new version of the game and is still denying it a rating. Apparently, while they acknowledge that the execution-style kills have been made less graphic, the overall tone of the game has not been changed:
The impact of the revisions on the bleakness and callousness of tone, or the essential nature of the gameplay, is clearly insufficient.
So basically, the gameplay and the backdrop for the game — i.e. the entire game — doesn’t fit to their standards. The BBFC also suggested some changes that could take care of these issues, which I’m curious about since it seems any changes to the gameplay or the tone would change the whole setup for the game. I guess you could replace the murderous psychopaths with big teddy bears and all the weapons with delicious pies, but I think that would just be more disturbing.