thumb|300px|right Awakening is the first level featured in Manhunt 2.
One night a thunderstorm short-circuits the security system in the Dixmor Hospital for the Criminally Insane and opens all of the cell doors, allowing patients to escape from their cells. In one of the cells, Daniel Lamb awakes. Suddenly, an inmate Leo Kasper shows up. Together they decide to escape from the asylum. The Project took their lives. Now it's time to fight back.