Condemned 2: Bloodshot
This is going into the hall of horror.This game will beat your brain out with so much scares and thrills that you will get out of this game. The controls in this game seem almost perfect and the hand to hand combat seems so perfect with context sensitive combo finishers. Plus with the first person view you get to see every hit up close and personal. Every drop of blood looks so real that it will make you say wow did they actually use real blood to do all the effects. The graphics make it that much more frightening. The story on the other hand i guess leaves off were the first condemned game did. Now then the gameplay has you mostly fighting with either your bare hands or some other object that you find in this game. Yes you can use a gun if you can find one in the game but it is NOT a shooter, it is survival. Also since you are a detective you will have a multitude of detective gear at your disposal do not waste it. Overall if you are a survival horror fan then this game is definitely the ticket for you!
This game is one of the best first person shooters I have played this year. I honestly believe that this game desearves game of the year for 2008. The interface is awesome, I enjoy being able to rip off things in the enviornment to use as weapons. One of the downfalls is there is no reload option for your guns. If you have a HD TV then this game makes your experience that much better. This game is also a really good horror game. It will have you on the edge of your seat the whole game. This is the first game that my woman enjoys watching me play and she is not into gaming at all. The sound quality will knock you off your feet. You can hear every foot step, and every bone being crushed. The different levels are very detalied. If you have not purchased this game I suggest that you do. It will make a very good piece to your collection. Its a repeat game all the way.
Kind of scary
Parents, be warned: Condemned 2: Bloodshot is not a game fit for children. At choice moments in Monolith's gruesome and demented first-person horror adventure game, you'll impale rioters on rebar, crush the heads of the homeless in a gigantic vise, and force the faces of far freakier foes into toilet bowls. Every one of these actions is accompanied by blood-spurting visuals, shouted epithets, and the slimy sounds of entrails splattering onto the floor and walls. Like a good slasher flick, the game makes no bones about its controversial content; it lets you decide how you want to execute each maniacal foe and then showcases the mutilation in macabre detail. If you played the game's grisly predecessor, the gore should come as no surprise, though it's still impressive how well Bloodshot manages to one-up the original Condemned's violence at every turn. The volume has certainly been turned up. All of the vivid neck-breaking and throat-slashing action translates into equally intense scripted events. Condemned 2 is, at heart, a series of fantastic moments. These individual moments aren't always connected in ways that make sense, but they're powerful and memorable, and a testament to the ever-rewarding nature of the jump-out-of-your-seat surprise. But a surprise is only as good as its setup, and the game's finest asset is its ability to create a thick, dreadful atmosphere, and then reward your emotional and physical investment in that dread with a shock and a scare. You'll scour the grungiest, darkest corners of a besieged city, from a creepy bowling alley to a claustrophobic dockyard. The payoff in each scenario is proportionate to the terror the game so cunningly instills. Two separate chase scenes come to mind immediately and stand as the most unforgettable gaming moments of the year so far, though even the less-dramatic sequences can feel like a bludgeon to the brain. In the end, it doesn't matter how a magic theater and a doll factory relate to one another. What's important is that each level will cause you to hold your breath, only to expel it in a single gasp. Somehow, Monolith found a way to fit Ethan Thomas's continuing battle with his own demons into these set pieces, with mostly positive results. Ethan is as bitter and jaded as ever, and he's used the bottle to bury the troubles of his mysterious past. In need of his services, the Serial Crime Unit pulls Ethan from the gutter and implores him to assist them in investigating the enigmatic cause behind Metro City's unstoppable crime wave. During the course of the game, Ethan unlocks the secrets of an obscure conspiracy. Don't be surprised if you get a Silent Hill vibe from the experience: The lines between the real world and the paranormal are confusingly blurred together, and as enjoyable as the overall story arc is, Bloodshot doesn't answer as many questions as you'd hope. Just when you think you might come face-to-face with the truth (and just as some major story twists and a new gameplay mechanic are revealed), you're left with a few savory hints and the promise of the inevitable sequel. The general anxiety is further enhanced by the most decrepit and decayed visual design in recent memory. You can taste the dust in the air as you traverse Metro City's dank environs, and the rough textures make every wall and object look gritty and run-down. The lighting is evocative and creepy, sometimes even more so when you turn on your flashlight in the darkest areas. The stylized effects that indicate a paranormal encounter are sometimes overdone, but for the most part, they set the right mood and parallel Ethan's battle with the bottle. The sound is even better. The slams of metal against flesh are conveyed perfectly, as are the grunts and cries of your opponents. Furthermore, moments of silence contribute to the sense of fear, making the high quality of the scuffles and creaks that break up those moments even more memorable. In addition, the voice acting is fantastic, and the ee
Really good horror game
Let me first of all say that after I beat this game which was probably about a year ago I have still been playing it. This is one of those games that no matter how much I play it I can still go back to it once in awhile and have fun. The difficulty of the game is good about the same as any other game. The graphics and the textures of the environment gave it a really good horror aspect which I really really liked. The length of the game is decent not very long but the game is so fun that you can play it again after you beat it. The storyline is really really really good if you pay attention to it and follow the story of the game, it's really interesting. The controls of the game are laid out well and are easy to get used to. The interface is good nothing bad about it, one of the things that I liked about it was that when you are using a gun your ammo is not displayed instead you need to check your ammo to see if you have any left. The sound is really good sometimes the sound will scare you because sometimes they direct the noises behind you and all around you which you dont know where the enemy is gonna come from. The combat in this game is extremely good with melee weapons or fists but the shooting is not so good. My overall opinion is that this game is really really worth it.
Amazing while it lasts
This game is by far one of the most bloody, gruesome, and violent I've ever played. The graphics have a good effect on your gameplay, but the audio is just mind blowing, the audio is what really starts to mess with your head and freak you out. The only reason I gave the gameplay a 9 is because it isn't LONG enough! I wish it were much longer, because every second of the gameplay keeps you sucked in and is very suspenseful. I don't recommend this to anyone who can't sleep with the lights off, gets scared easily (Don't watch horror movies), or has nightmares a lot. Happy gaming!
This game is an awesome FPS, horror, action game. For the avid gamer its length is a little short. But for a game this good even if it lasted forever it would end too soon. The Multiplayer is fun and new, but it is nothing substantial when compared to games like COD:4, but those are high expectations to live up to, especially for an, ewwwww, originally X-Box titled game. I suggest this for a buy and a rent, although it is a good game to add ot your PS3 collection. Graphics are good, and controls are good, and it never gets old hitting people with drive shafts. Just remember that when you play that playing with the sound up and the lights down really helps with the mood and ambience of the game. The only parts I did not like were the Ethan Thomas hallucinations, they are the least fun, but still fun overall.
If you want to play in an environment of virtual darkness, and enjoy horror and such, this may work for you. The game had its moments but the strain on my eyes of playing in all darkness took its tool. Somewhat difficult to navigate, it made it frustrating and challenging at times to find my way without squinting / readjusting the screen appearnace.
the best horror game
This game is mind blowing... I have a lot of games but none of them even come close to this one. The storyline is great,the graphics are good,what's not to like? Even if I have beaten the game i still go back to play it again and the bloodshot fight club keeps me busy... And for once my girlfriend actually likes watching me play! It's great! The multiplayer on the other hand i don't find it great...They could've put a lot more effort into it. The melee in this game is awesome lots of combos. The weapons in this game are...well...are just wow! You have so many to choose from. Nothing beats the gore in this game though this is the goriest game i have ever played. I simply love this game, and will be getting the next one... Perfect game.
Surprisingly good horror game
To people this game may seem to be another "wanna-be" horror game but once you start playing you'll see its actually a pretty cool game. It has its scary moments and its "I don't want to go in there" moments. Its great for anyone who enjoys horror/suspense games and for gamers who like a challenge because this game is not a walk in the park.. Its tough. The only problem I had with it was its lasting appeal. Near the end it seemed to lose some of its excitement and once I was done I did enjoy it but just did not have the want to play it anymore. All in all, this is a GREAT game and i would recommend it to a friend. It may just be one of those one time, enjoyable games.
This game sucks
Don't waste your time and money. There's a reason this game is only $9.99. That's because it sucks. Killzone 2, Bioshock 1&2 , Resistance 1&2, all COD games and Fallout 3 are all way better than this game. The spooky atmosphere is done very well but the melee combat (which is almot all the fighting you do) is terrible. There are a few guns but you can only hold the ammo that is currently loaded in the gun and the gunplay is pretty sloppy. Some of the detective stuff was kinda cool at times and there were some neat gory kills but Manhunt pulled off the execution kills better. DONT BUY THIS GAME.