Games that try to center on violence often times fail miserably. Take the Manhunt series, for instance. The games in the series were, for all intents and purposes, built to simply showcase brutality. The plot was a paper thin excuse to allow for the violent murder of as many people as the game could throw at you. To top it all off, the gameplay didn’t work as well as it needed to. From the outside looking in, Hotline Miami probably appears to be trying to do the same thing. Somehow, though, the game is just as vicious and violent, yet it has an almost undeniable charm that makes the game an absolute blast to play.