gamers (91%) found this review helpful
I am an avid fan of the Playstation, but I will admit that I borrowed an Xbox to play a few games (Condemned, being one of them.) I never finished the game because it never quite drew me into the plot. Condemned 2 changes this, drastically.
Everything that was mediocre within the first title has been revamped and made, for the most part, better. The crime scene investigations require the player to be intuitive in selecting tools to do the job right, wherein the first game simply told you what to do with a certain tool. I actually enjoyed surveying a crime scene.
The gameplay is a bit different in that the team at Sega has included a slew of new guns, an element not explored in the first outing (for good reason though.) Regardless, the weapon selections are amazing! The first 10 minutes gives the player an opportunity to beat a man to death using a prosthetic limb... I can't think of many other titles, save for Earthworm Jim, that allow you such a moment to shine. While fighting, you may even be given the opportunity to perform a special finishing move... a T.V. to the face, perhaps?
Atmosphere is where this game truly performs. It is creepy, moody, dark, and downright scary throughout. I love survival horror games, and God knows that Jericho was a disappointment for us, the PS3 gamers. This is a no brainer for those wishing to appease their inner horror junkie.
Oh, almost forgot. The multiplayer is just as weird as the actual game. Sort of what I'd imagine serial killers to do for fun... you know, outside the other hobby. Essentially it uses the same mechanics of deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, and king of the hill but adds a disturbing twist. Multiplayer is ONLINE ONLY and has no co-op feature. From what I've played, it's pretty fun. It won't replace UT3, CoD4, RFoM, or Warhawk anytime soon, though.
If you're looking for a good way to kill some time and enjoy a relatively frightening gaming experience, look no further.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Some may find it boring but I was hooked the whole way through. This is a FPS but its a fighting game too. What I loved about it is that the fighting was in first person and the combos were fun to learn. The graphics are not even close to the likes of MGS4 but the wackiness of the game makes up for it. Some times is scares the stuff out of you where some of the kills are absolutely hilarious. I have been telling everyone about this and totally recommend this game to people looking for a violent, bloody game. I mean where else can you use swords, pistols, shotguns, rifles, bowling pins for weapons and drink booze at the same time. Get this. You won't be disappointed.
posted by Alintransi (SPRINGVILLE, AL) Mar 21, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
I know a lot of people rate games just based on its overall gameplay, graphics, sound, and all of that jazz.. With Condemned 1 it was an ok game, especially for it being a launch game. The thing that really made it stand out from the rest was how terrifying it was. Nobody had ever seen anything this terrifying in a game before.
Condemned 2 brings it back, with better visuals, better sound, and many more terrifying experiences. If you think its going to be like the first, think again. It has just enough gunplay, unlike the first. Online play. Graphics similar to the Darkness, (which impressed me) and tons of scary moments.. not just cheap scares, but creepy moments that stick with you.
I don't want to ruin it, but man some scenes in this game are just ridiculous. If you are a thrill seeker, and you love horror games, then check this one out. I feel like it deserves more credit then just an average score.. because its really hard to scare people in video games, and this one does it. It deserves a high score.