Condemned 2: Bloodshot Review


Passable or forgettable?

Title Condemned 2: Bloodshot
Publisher SEGA
Developer Monolith Productions
Release Date March 12th, 2008
Genre First Person Action
Platform Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Rating M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Alcohol)

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is the sequel to a game commonly found for ten bucks in the game store sale bin. Many reviewers love Condemned 2, but to me, it is just another title that will eventually end up like its predecessor. Maybe I’m not interested in the story, or maybe the genre throws me off, but to me, Condemned 2 is a forgettable title.

You are Ethan Thomas, who after leaving his job as a SCU agent, has found his way into a state of continuously drunken stupor. Ethan has become a raging alcoholic, which has interesting ramifications, but not interesting enough to improve the bland story line. Ethan decides to go on a wild goose chase after his friend Van Horn. Along the way he fights both real and supernatural demons (that mostly look like meth addicts), generally as a result of his drunken state.

After a few hours of playing this game, I felt drunk too. Ethan could barely hold a gun straight, win a fist fight, or walk in a straight line. Believe me, being a total loser gets tiring. So does being constantly confused by the complicated knot of a story line.