The violent game “Manhunt 2” has been watered down some and is now approved for sale in the US. Critics of the game have stated that the game was overly violent and in needed of being modified. In a press release it was stated:

“Manhunt 2,” a brutally violent video game that was effectively banned in the United States, has risen from the grave in a modified form and will go on sale for Halloween, its publisher said. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O) said a new version of the game, which features an insane asylum escapee killing enemies in gruesome ways, had won a “Mature” rating from the U.S. Entertainment Software Ratings Board, meaning it is meant for players aged 17 and over.

The ratings board had previously slapped an “Adults Only” rating on the game. While its decisions carry no legal weight, Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Sony Corp (6758.T) and Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.OS) do not allow such titles on their game consoles.

So what is your opinion about these overly violent games? Should they be released here in the US?

Comments welcome.

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