|Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters|
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 cover art
|Developer(s)||Double Helix Games|
(Wii, DS, 3DS)
|Publisher(s)||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS|
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is an action video game, the first based on DC Comics' Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). The game is a tie-in/sequel to the film Green Lantern, which opened in theaters on June 17, 2011. The game features 3D visuals on the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, providing TriOviz Inficolor 3D for standard televisions and stereoscopic 3D for dedicated 3DTVs. There was to be a PSP version, but it was cancelled.
Building on the anticipation of the feature film Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters includes the likeness and voice talent of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, who is the star of the film. Radio commentator and voice actor Michael Jackson reprised his role as Ganthet from the animated film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, a direct-to-video project that was timed for release of the live-action Green Lantern film.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters offers three different game modes.
The Manhunters are an android race, originally created by the Guardians of the Universe to serve as the first interstellar police force. The Manhunters became more obsessed with administering punishment than serving justice, forcing the Guardians to dissolve their ranks. The few Manhunters that survived fled into exile and the Guardians founded a new elite police force called the Green Lantern Corps and armed its members with specially crafted power rings. Now the Manhunters are back and out for revenge, readying their forces for a war against the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps. Faced with destruction, the Corps is looking to gifted but cocky test pilot Hal Jordan as the newest recruit, to protect peace and preserve justice.
The game begins with Hal Jordan, Kilowog, and Sinestro attending Abin Sur's funeral on Oa. When Oa is attacked by the Manhunters, the three defend the power battery and repel the invasion. They then pick up a distress call from Queen Aga'po on the planet Zamaron. While Kilowog goes to Biot, the Manhunters' home world, Sinestro and Hal go to Zamaron to aid Aga'po. While on Zamaron, Sinestro and Hal learn about the Willhunters, a Manhunter-developed weapon which Mind controls its victims. After Sinestro and Hal are separated, Hal frees the captive Aga'Po, learning that she has already been exposed to a Willhunter and is under the Manhunters' permanent control. Hal then frees Aga'po. Hal and Sinestro then go to Biot, where, after reuniting with Kilowog, they defeat the Highmaster, leader of the Manhunters. The three then go back to Oa and Hal then defeats Amon Sur, Abin Sur's son who believes that he should have his father's ring and it is revealed that he betrayed the Green Lantern Corps to the Manhunters and engineered the invasion of Oa. Hal then defeats Amon on Oa and Amon is arrested as Hal is honored for his dedication.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters received mixed reviews. Both IGN and GameSpot gave the game 6.0 out of 10, while G4's X-Play gave it three stars out of five.
An Apple iOS version released same time as the console release. Although it was developed by Other Ocean Software.