Child Advocates Upset Over Video Game "Manhunt 2"

Child advocates are urging parents not to

buy the video game "Manhunt 2."

The game features characters who kill and torture using

implements ranging from glass and shovels to a fuse box and a

toilet.

Rated "mature," the title goes on sale Wednesday and is

considered appropriate for people 17 and up. It's made for Nintendo

Wii (wee), Sony PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 and costs

$28.

The game has been generating controversy since June, when the

Entertainment Software Rating Board gave it a rating of "adult

only." That would have excluded it from some big-box retailers,

including Wal-Mart. Producers at Rockstar Games submitted a

modified version of "Manhunt 2" later in the summer that got the

"mature" rating in August.