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  • Summary: Featuring new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality, Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror. Following a string of gruesome murders, players must use their deductive skills and brute force to track down sadistic serial killers. Players assume the identity of Ethan Thomas, former Serial Crimes Unit investigator, who has been called back to duty to track down his missing partner. The disturbing events from Ethan's past have left him a broken man – a desperate burnout drifting aimlessly through society in an inexplicable decline. Fighting inner demons throughout his one-man investigation into a sinister conspiracy, Ethan needs to use anything and everything in the environment to survive as he unravels the mysteries shrouding the city in darkness. As Ethan, players engage in visceral combat using a variety of firearms, blunt instruments and a new fighting system complete with defensive and offensive combo chains, as well as grapples and holds. To help track the killer and solve the mysteries behind Condemned 2: Bloodshot, players crack open an all-new set of high-tech forensic tools. Using wits and brute strength, murders can be solved a number of different ways to keep players guessing throughout each suspenseful investigation. Condemned 2: Bloodshot introduces a variety of online multiplayer modes, including deathmatch. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 76
  2. Negative: 2 out of 76
  1. This game is all raw nerves and bloody fists, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty of it in the equally damaging Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Condemned 2: Bloodshot.
  2. That said, Condemned 2 is still a heck of an experience that should be played by any who are fans of survival horror type games.
  3. Condemned 2: Bloodshot takes everything the original game offered and expands on the gameplay with new combat mechanics and upgraded forensics spots.
  4. All things told Condemned 2 is a good sequel that does manage to do the first game justice on most counts.
  5. Even the fast turning speed with beautiful motion blur seems to add to the sometimes frantic feel of the game.
  6. Not quite as special as the original, but still impossible to ignore.
  7. Condemned 2 is bad. It's got one or two fun mechanics, which it absolutely refuses to let the player enjoy for any significant length of time. The story sucks, the level design is even worse, and the graphics are grimy to the point of being ridiculous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    Sweet baby Zeus. When I first played this game.. I just could not put the console down. It was just that great to begin with. The environment is pretty creepy but not as scary that most people aniticpate.. What more fun is that you do a bit of detective work that could put you on edge of your seat. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    10
    Condemned 2 BloodShot on XBOX360 FKN RRRRRRUUUULLLLEEEEZZZZZZZ!!!!

    This games have hyper good graphics, realistic hit damages...but 18+...
    u can do lot of stuff...and if u liked the first condemned...U GONNA LOVE THE SECOND!!!! :D
    i recommend you to at last rent it...and if u want to keep it...JUST BUY IT!!! ;P

    if i put mature content its because THE GAME have:
    Extreme Blood and Gore
    Strong Language
    Explicit Content
    Use of Drugs
    Violence
    and more...
    and i'm too young for that game...
    but i rent it anyway (evillaugh)
    Condemned 2 Bloodshot is from SEGA
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  3. Aug 24, 2011
    9
    A very good game. dont pay attention to some ridiculous coments around here. There is a lot of dumbs this days.
  4. Jun 25, 2013
    9
    Horrifying imagery, sound, narrative elements, characters, and locales render "Condemned 2: Bloodshot" one of the most frightening games I have ever encountered. Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2013
    8
    This game is worth the time, effort and money, it can be played with your friends or alone and still be enjoyed, if you aren't a good fighter gamer you will struggle to finish the game and find yourself dieing endlessly. It would of been nice if this game had easier difficulties however is still quite good Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    8
    Condemned: Criminal Origins was one of the best launch games in history and a great horror game too. Its sequel, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, continues this fashion with a fantastic first person brawler and continuation of the great Condemned story.
    18 months after the death of Serial Killer X, Ethan Thomas has laid down his badge and become a washed up drunk. However when Malcolm Vanhorn, uncle of Serial Killer X, contacts Ethan's friend Rosa before his untimely demise, makes Ethan jump back into the crime ridden backstreets in hope of finding out who has started a new wave of murders and why he is a key target.
    Blooshot's story starts off strong and continues in Criminal Origin's footsteps of becoming a great crime horror, however a little after the halfway point when more supernatural elements are introduced the story takes a bit of a dip and leaves a bit of a sour taste in the mouth.
    The combat has also been refined and the forensic sections given more depth, improving in pretty much every way over its predecessor.
    Condemned 2 is a game that took the common criticism and made the next entry better, however it created its own problems by doing so meaning that it doesn't surpass its predecessors legacy, but it does manage to live up to it.
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  7. Jan 16, 2011
    5
    Unfortunately this game is a case of one step forward and two steps back. While the combat has been improved, the environments and story have gown way downhill. To me the first condemned was about being alone with a serial killer in dilapidated old buildings, and this seems to be more about a huge cult conspiracy theory that stops being scary and starts being ridiculous. I will admit, there were some scary and interesting parts to this game, like the bowling alley and hotel, but everything else tries too hard to be scary and ends up coming across as uninspired. What is most disappointing about the game is that it starts with potential and you feel like, "hey this could be great" but it takes a nosedive about halfway in. Expand

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