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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Most of the game, though, achieves its goal, keeping you off-balance but entertained. With rock-solid gameplay and plenty of creeps, Bloodshot finds it soul by making your heart race.
From the first moment, you find yourself dreading each dark corner, jumping at your own footsteps, equal parts afraid and excited to see what horrible thing just made that squishing noise behind you. So, go ahead - give in to that primal human desire to be terrified. Play this one in the dark.
Cheat Code Central
Condemned 2: Bloodshot definitely has all the ingredients for a memorable horror game. It has enjoyable gameplay, an engaging story, some freaky visuals, and super-effective sound. And while it is the single player mode that stands out as the best part of this title, the multiplayer is not too shabby either. This game is definitely worth adding to your library. That is, if you're not easily scared. Don't worry; we won't tell if you leave the lights on while you're playing!
Condemned 2: Bloodshot will stand well against the competition in action, horror and even most shooter games, just on the merit of being a sequel improving on the original, rather than slipping beneath its foundation like so much land-filled garbage. Also in the game's favor is the fact, as a 360 launch title, the original title is not available for PS3; Bloodshot is the first opportunity for Sony fans to enjoy what is now a solid, reasonably novel series — perhaps even a budding dual-platform franchise.
Game Informer Magazine
Condemned 2: Bloodshot is probably the best survival horror title we've seen this generation. The online multiplayer modes aren't going to blow your mind, but they are a thoughtful addition. It's got a higher level of action than it's predecessor, and some gorgeous horror backdrops.
Nach Dark Sector erscheint mit Condemend 2: Bloodshot das zweite indizierte Spiel, welches nicht in Deutschland erhältlich ist. Die Frage warum es indiziert wurde, erübrigt sich, angesichts unseres Reviews. Kinder sollten unbedingt die Finger von diesem Spiel lassen. Positiv zu erwähnen wäre die gelungene Atmosphäre, welche euch regelrecht an den TV-Schirm fesseln wird. Genauso der realistische Sound, der sichtlich zu der genialen Atmosphäre beiträgt. Bei der Steuerung und Grafik gibt es auch nur wenig zu beklagen. Weniger gefallen haben mir die wenig abwechslungsreiche Story und der simple Spielablauf.
Condemned 2: Bloodshot takes everything the original game offered and expands on the gameplay with new combat mechanics and upgraded forensics spots. It might lack the same intensity level as the first game, but it offers up a good fright. The new Bloodshot Fight Club and the FPS mode offer more reliability than the first game, and if you can handle the madness online, your welcome go 8 on 8 with psycho killers around the globe. Gamers who enjoyed the first Condemned will fall right into place with the new edgier Ethan as you fall into another rabbit hole of insanity. If you are looking for alternative first-person shooter, Condemned 2: Bloodshot survival horror element is interesting enough to keep you hooked until the ride is over.
A worthy sequel to the chilling Xbox 360 original, Condemned 2: Bloodshot for the PS3 is not only a gruesomely addictive game but it’s also a truly frightening experience. The gameplay elements are great but it’s the creepy atmosphere and story that will keep you glued to your controller. This game is a real Must Have so play this one in the dark and don’t forget to have fresh underwear handy.
Yes, Condemned 2: Bloodshot borrows a lot of conventions from survival horror and traditional shooters. But even though the game’s influences are always up front and center, the presence of such brutal hand-to-hand combat makes this one unique splatterfest.
Condemned: Criminal Origins did a lot of things right. Condemned 2: Bloodshot improves on that foundation in nearly every way. More brutal, visually fantastic, an aural treat, and familiar gameplay makes for a compelling and decent title. While there are a few elements that could have stayed in the cooker for another week or two, what is here is high quality. For those of you looking for a well executed game that envelops you in its world, look no further.
"Condemned 2: Bloodshot" tenta consertar defeitos do jogo original e ampliar as características que fizeram dele um sucesso considerável há quase três anos. E consegue praticamente tudo isso, com um sistema de combate voltado para lutas corpo-a-corpo bem evoluído e uma mecânica de investigação mais profunda. O clima sombrio e assustador ainda continua, pena que se dilui ao longo da trama, que começa a crescer demais para tentar fechar o círculo, decepcionando um pouco no final. Ainda assim é um título consistente, que peca mais por não ter opções realmente robustas para prolongar sua vida após o término da campanha principal.
Condemned 2 doesn't make as big of a splash as its predecessor, but it does everything necessary to make a quality sequel. There are more features, fan complaints are addressed and it's still as spine tingling as ever. The story, though less akin to Swiss cheese than the first one was, is not as gripping and the game feels as if it lost its focus in the latter stages. As a sequel, the game doesn't have the originality the first had going for it and, as such, the shortcomings are more noticeable. The gameplay improvements are strong enough to overshadow these for the most part and you're still left with a wild ride.
'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' ist auf der einen Seite ein gutes Argument für Jugendschützer im Kampf gegen so genannte „Killerspiele“ – es ist dreckig, es ist brutal, es ist zuweilen geschmacklos und gehört ganz sicher nicht einmal in die Nähe von Kinderhänden. Auf der anderen Seite ist es aber auch ein beinharter Thriller mit gelungener Kampfmechanik, einem interessanten Forensiksystem und dichter, bedrohlicher Atmosphäre. Schade nur, dass die PS3-Version unter enormen Sound-Problemen leidet, was einen ab und an zur Weißglut treiben kann. Rein spielerisch gefällt mir 'Condemned 2' besser als sein Vorgänger. Im Hinblick auf die Atmosphäre war allerdings der erste Teil stärker, da dort mehr auf eine durchgehend beängstigende Stimmung geachtet wurde als auf banale Schreckmomente. Aufgrund der Sound-Bugs gibt es einen kräftigen Abzug für die PS3-Fassung, so etwas darf nicht passieren. Dennoch ein würdiger Nachfolger für den ersten Teil.
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Besides the campaign, there are a few things to keep you busy for a little while. One of which is the Bloodshot Fight Club. This mode gives you mini-missions to tackle and an online leaderboard to climb. This is merely a minor distraction and really will not keep your mind occupied for too long. Eight person multiplayer has also been added to Bloodshot, allowing for a little more bang for your buck. While the multiplayer is centered on melee combat, it really is not that great and you will find other multiplayer games more appealing (i.e. multi-player centered games like Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl). While Condemned 2: Bloodshot is not bad by any means, I would say it is only good for a rental for a weekend escape, but not much more after that due to its limited replay value.
All these issues noted, Condemned 2: Bloodshot is worth your time. It's pretty irritating to play a sequel and face so many of the issues of the original, but Bloodshot's ability to take you into the terrifying world Monolith has crafted is astonishing. Maybe the next sequel will give the series that shot it needs to achieve true greatness, but in the meantime Bloodshot will still leave you afraid to step into the dark.
In truth, you’ll probably end up being more shocked by the gore and brutality you see on screen this time round instead of jumping from your seat at the shock of one of the game’s set pieces. At times it seems to have gone down the route of films like Hostel and Saw, excessively revelling in gore-porn instead of sticking to the psychological horror of the original. As a result, it’s hard to call Condemned 2 a must buy.