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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 downFeaturing 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
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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. The kind of logical thinking it requires of you in the forensic mode is unheard of in action games.
  3. Whether you like the intense gore-level of Condemned 2: Bloodshot or not, the newest nightmare of alcohol-addict Ethan Thomas is a worthy sequel to its predecessor. Most of those issues which were criticized in Condemned: Criminal Origins were eliminated, for instance the shallow forensic investigations or the unvaried melee-fights. But the improvements have also been creating new problems, such as the gun-fights, which do not deliver as much fun as the rest of the game does.
  4. There aren't too many multiplayer options, and the single player game could be longer, but Condemned 2 is still a terrifying sequel.
  5. Not quite as special as the original, but still impossible to ignore.
  6. Even the fast turning speed with beautiful motion blur seems to add to the sometimes frantic feel of the game.
  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: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    10
    Condemned 2 BloodShot on XBOX360 FKN RRRRRRUUUULLLLEEEEZZZZZZZ!!!!

    This games have hyper good graphics, realistic hit damages...but 18+...
    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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  2. Adam
    Mar 15, 2008
    10
    The Condemned series is by far the scariest survival horror series (in my opinion, of course) I've played.
  3. Feb 23, 2015
    9
    This isn't as scary as the first game but its still an unforgettable experience. The one and only reason why I gave this game a 9 is becauseThis isn't as scary as the first game but its still an unforgettable experience. The one and only reason why I gave this game a 9 is because of the ending. I love 95% of this game, but I have to be honest, the ending is not up to par with the rest of the game. Condmened 1 & 2 sre two of my favorite games ever. I highly recommend the both of them. Expand
  4. SeanT.
    Mar 21, 2008
    8
    This game is a lot of fun! Very intense and scary at times. It's starts off kind've slow but it really picks up once you get to the This game is a lot of fun! Very intense and scary at times. It's starts off kind've slow but it really picks up once you get to the rundown apartment level. There were parts in this game that made me levitate off my seat from shock. The multiplayer isn't something fast-paced and frantic like COD4 of course but it's just as crazy and scary as the single player campaign. It's alot of fun in multiplayer to take your time and hide in the shadows to attack other players and hear them scream. 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 fighterThis 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. Nov 3, 2012
    6
    I liked this game, but couldn't help but be a bit disappointed with it as a sequel. In some ways it improves over the original, but overall II liked this game, but couldn't help but be a bit disappointed with it as a sequel. In some ways it improves over the original, but overall I thought Criminal Origins was far more compelling and ominous. It's a shame that a Condemned 3 isn't possible due to poor sales, because this series had a ton of potential. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2019
    0
    This is really horrible. I do not want to play this game. I'm glad i borrowed it before playing. Now I'm recommending that everyone save theirThis is really horrible. I do not want to play this game. I'm glad i borrowed it before playing. Now I'm recommending that everyone save their money and don't bother buy it. Truly awful. It is boring, tawdry, and the story is so derivative. The acting is third-rate, amateurish. The effects look like they were drawn using crayon. A piece of godawful trash. Expand

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