Take Ecco the Dolphin and add some brutalizing man- or woman-eating gameplay mechanics, and that’s exactly what Maneater is. You become the shark in this underwater daily grind to find a meal and remind everyone in the aquatic regions who the real king is.
Its initial $40 price tag was a bit too much for me to try this novel experience, but it’s only $15 right now, so jump on it if you’re in the same boat. (Don’t go overboard, though!)
Maneater is a single-player action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open Ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu... Kill or be killed.
This story was originally published by Quentyn Kennemer on 03/24/2020 and updated by Joe Tilleli with new information on 09/28/2021.