A preview build of the indie title Hotline Miami 2 has drawn criticisms due to a scene where the player is encouraged to rape a female character. According to a hands-on preview from PC Gamer, the game depicts a scene where an unnamed female enemy is attacked before the words 'Finish Her' appear on the screen.
In the scene as described PC Gamer's Cara Ellison, "I stroll up to finish the job. Instead, the control is taken from me by the game, and my character, the Pig Butcher, pins her down and drops his trousers."
While the first Hotline Miami drew a lot of praise for its exaggerated violence, some feel that the second one took it a bit too far. Sean Duncan, an assistant professor researching games at Indiana University said that the "game disgusted [him]" while Michael French, the editor-in-chief of games industry publications Develop and MCV said that he was "not surprised one bit that the almost-tasteless Hotline Miami has crossed the line in the sequel"