Summary: With more blood, guts, and gore than any game you’re likely to see this year, Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a perfect poster child for the M rating and certainly in keeping with the dark and gritty tone set by its predecessor. However, the plot is more reactive this time out, diluting much of the intensity and drive to move forward. This largely leaves savage hand-to-hand beatings as the main incentive, and in that regard, the game certainly delivers.
Excerpt: Horror films and horror games share just about everything in common, including the fact that a truly good one is tough to find. Monolith and Sega have teamed up again for the latest installment in the Condemned series, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, to once again try to strike gold in a coal mine. The Premise: Condemned 2: Bloodshot is considered a first-person survival game.
Excerpt: Yes I am fully aware this game is a year old now but it still has relevance. That and we need to fill up some holes in our review calendar . So it’s no secret that monolith know how to make a kick ass FPS. Titles such as FEAR/FEAR2, SIN, NOLF, Condemned and many others prove that the company have to know-how and the technical chops to crank out good 3D worlds.
Conclusion: Killzone 2 is an outstanding game and a prime of example of just how powerful the PlayStation 3 really is. Is it the definitive killer game for Sony's machine? In my opinion Metal Gear Solid 4 still has the edge in that area, but if you own a PS3 this should be a must-have game for you. If you don't own a PS3 then this is yet another reason that you should consider buying one.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game isn't just scary, but also quite graphic with violent and gory imagery, including beating an enemy to death with blunt weapons, grabbing their neck and throwing them into a wall, shooting them with guns or breaking their arm before kicking them to the ground. An enemy's face will often become bloody during combat. "Environment kills" let you throw an enemy's head into a TV set or through a big window -- depending on the location.
Excerpt: In the darkness of the dirtiest grimy city in America, a spate of murderous activity can only be solved by shamed alcoholic FBI agent Ethan Thomas. Can he get over his misfiring brain and chronic mentalism long enough to solve the mystery? More importantly, will there be plenty of dark rooms full of random homeless to twat with steel bars this time around? Unsurprisingly, the answers are mostly yes.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Memory: 316KB System Link: 2-8 players Online Multiplayer: 2-8 players Admittedly, I only just recently picked up the first Condemned game and got to experience what I found to be one of the best Xbox 360 games that I have played. The unique combination of horror elements with a crime story and a first person perspective felt quite unique to this horror gamer.