When the original Manhunt hit, the moody action game offered an atmospheric slice of life that revolved around a deadly game of cat and mouse. The stealth-focused action game cast you as a hapless prisoner that gets pulled into the twisted machinations of a "director" named Starkweather, who's big on snuff films. The game's departure from the Grand Theft Auto style of gameplay, as well as its claustrophobic setting, was a dramatic new experience that resonated with players and found a loyal audience. For its follow-up, Rockstar is taking an equally striking approach that it hopes will offer a fresh variation on the original game's theme. We were given a demo of a work-in-progress version on the PlayStation 2, and it offered a sampling of what to expect from the distinctive game.