Due to Manhunt's cult following, this game has been referenced in the successive as well as preceding GTA games of all time. Various hints are scattered around cities in the form of Easter Eggs in order to make the game much more interesting.
References to other Rockstar gamesEdit
Rockstar, the developers of Manhunt, have included a number of references to their previous games in Manhunt:
- The setting of the game, Carcer City, was supposed to be a neighboring city in Grand Theft Auto III, and is mentioned in Grand Theft Auto IV.
- The Maibatsu Monstrosity, a motorcycle in Manhunt, was advertised in Grand Theft Auto III as a very fuel-inefficient SUV.
- Also mentioned on the radio in Grand Theft Auto III are police reports regarding Gary Schaeffer, the corrupt Police Chief who is found not guilty following the disappearances of key witnesses.
- The shop Ryton Aide, which appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, appears as an abandoned shop in Manhunt.
- "Sprunk", the fictional soft drink advertised on the radio and sold in the soda machines all over San Andreas, Vice City and Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto IV is on the soda machines in Manhunt.
- Shopping bags for "The Gash" (a play on "The Gap"), a clothing shop in GTA games, can be seen a few times in the game.
- A number of vehicles from the Grand Theft Auto series appear during scenes in Manhunt, including a burnt-out Stallion and images of a Virgo in Starkweather's mansion. The Stallion vehicle continues a prominent place in Rockstar North's work since Grand Theft Auto III's release; appearing in every Grand Theft Auto game since, as well as appearing in the "Shop Class" cutscene in Rockstar's Bully.
- In GTA San Andreas, the stealth kill has the same animation as the Hasty knife execution from Rockstar's Manhunt.
- In Grand Theft Auto V, Michael De Santa mentions that his first successful score was a few miles out of Carcer City.