Speaking to MCV, Thompson praised the UK ratings system and claimed that the British Board of Film Classification's (BBFC') decision not to grant Manhunt 2 a rating was the right move. He said that the decsion had sent out a message to critics who feel that the ratings system is too lenient.
"I think it's conventional wisdom that Take 2 and Rockstar have effectively dug their own grave. I also think this is the greatest thing that the industry has ever done to get people like me off their backs."
"The UK does manage ratings much better than the US… You rate a game and you can't sell it to people if it falls in a certain category – in other words the rating actually has a sanction, whereas in this county the rating means nothing."