Maneater is a game about being a shark and doing shark things: eating fish, eating people, eating different sharks — you get the idea. It’s a novel idea, but a few are concerned the novelty might wear off before the game is over. That’s why a lot of the folks considering the brand new jaws-sim are wondering how much time it is. If you are among those who are wondering how long it takes to beat Maneater, this guide will tell you all about it.
Based on reports from players with early copies, the match lasts approximately ten hours. That’s how long it will require you to complete the narrative and see most of everything it has to offer. If you are seeking to grab all the collectibles and find all the secrets, unlocking the platinum decoration takes anywhere from 12 to 15 hours, depending on how much time spent chasing that one lost collectible.
There is no new game plus, no branching storylines or anything like that, so it’s safe to assume that one playthrough will probably be sufficient even for the most obsessive completionists.
Presuming it is the same type of absurd, nonsensical affair as, say, Goat Simulator or I Am Bread, it is probably best played in short bursts here and there. The simple fact that it’s something which gives it structure might end up being injurious to the experience. Of course, I may be wrong — there is always a chance that it will leave us needing more, and we are going to change our tune fast, complaining how ten hours is not nearly enough.