It begins with a mass escape from a high-security mental hospital, and by the end of the first level you'll have slashed, beaten or kicked to death dozens of inmates and guards. (In a typically charming Rockstar Games touch, you'll also have human waste hurled at you). The vaguely interesting story involves learning your role in a top-secret experiment that led to your incarceration, but your moment-to-moment motivation is to kill and kill again.
But the sloppy controls (especially on the Wii) take all the fun out of becoming a remorseless killing machine. Your character often freezes for no good reason, usually just as you're trying to pull off a sneak attack on an enemy - and, usually, leading to your death.
"Manhunt 2" is also crippled by graphics that would have barely passed muster on the original PlayStation. Characters regularly get stuck in walls and doors, and the artificial intelligence of the enemies is terrible.
Such technical issues are inexcusable for a company with Rockstar's resources.
No stars out of four.