- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 32 
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 11-15 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: 1, "Queen of the Ocean"
- Extra equipment needed: No
- DLC: Truth Quest
- Difficulty: 4/10
- Time to 350: 4-6 hours
- Unobtainable: None
Maneater is an open ocean ShaRk-PG, an RPG starring a shark! There is a simple story with equally simple (and repetitive) gameplay. Your quest is to devour the shark hunter, Scaly Pete, as revenge for him killing your mother and become the Queen of the Ocean. Along the way, you'll eat a plethora of sea creature and humans, unlocking unique body parts and abilities as you evolve. Chris Parnell lends his voice as the narrator accompanying you through your ridiculous adventures as a shark.
This game is pretty straightforward for the most part. You'll want to focus on completing the story, including all the side missions, minor objectives, and Apex Predators. This will help you with fully upgrading and evolving your shark ("Growing Up", "On Your Own", "Wiser", "Ocean Terror", "Adaptation", "New Breed", amd "Science Experiment"). Along the way, collect as many license plates, nutrient caches, and landmarks; although, you'll most likely need to finish these off in the Mop-Up. Finally, you'll need to gain infamy by attacking humans and shark hunters. Each level of infamy will unlock a mini-boss fight. There are 10 infamy levels to earn and 10 mini-bosses to defeat.
After completing the story, focus on finishing up any collectibles you have left ("Garbage Collector", "Deep Sea Explorer", and "Tourist"). Also, you'll want to earn any infamy levels and defeat any mini-bosses you didn't get to during your story playthrough ("Infamy Level 1" and "Infamy Level 10"). Completing everything available in the game will earn your final achievement, "Queen of the Ocean", which may not initially unlock (see the video under "Queen of the Ocean" for a possible achievement glitch fix).
This DLC adds a new region with the usual open world activities and a new story to follow, plus a bunch of new activities in the base game areas. You won't be able to start this DLC until you finish the main story of the base game, so be aware of that. Just like with the base game, you'll need to complete every single item on your map (both all of the items in the new region and all of the new items in the base game regions) for this completion. The majority of this DLC plays identical to the base game: eat targets, consume humans, fight bosses, get your Infamy up, and collect caches, license plates, and landmarks. Doing everything on your map will earn you all of the achievements in this DLC (including unavoidably reaching level 40) except "Fan Fare." That's a new open world collectible that you'll need to hunt down in the new region and existing regions. So jump right in and progress through the story, hunt down all of the open world collectibles, and complete all of the activities on your map. The new region has its own Infamy level, and you'll need to raise it to level 5 at any point to be able to complete the story missions, so be aware of that (and preferably wait until you're level 40 to worry about it). You'll fight a bunch of new and unique bosses along the way, each of which is equipped with armor similar to what you have available, making them more difficult than anything in the base game. They're all still very manageable with whatever fully upgraded evolutions you have equipped from the base game. The final boss of this DLC, however, is significantly more difficult than anything you'll face in this DLC. Normally strategies almost assuredly won't work on it, so refer to "Apex Eater" for recommended build and strategy to survive this intense boss fight.
If you're struggling with anything on your map, refer to the guide for more information. Keep in mind you'll need to do all activities in both the new and existing regions for this completion.
A straightforward, repetitive experience that leads to an easy 1000. This ShaRkPG doesn't add any complexity to the genre, but is a simple to pick up and put down experience. If you are a fan of sharks and shark documentaries, you'll probably enjoy the game and the short story that parodies those types of shows. So get out in that water and make sure to bring your appetite!
[XBA would like to thank Necrophage33 for the Truth Quest DLC Roadmap]