Monolith Productions' Condemned: Criminal Origins stands out as one of the more unique Xbox 360 launch titles. Played from the first-person perspective but more a survival horror game than anything, the original Condemned mixes unique melee combat with a dark, filth-encrusted urban atmosphere and a fright-filled narrative. Monolith's Condemned 2: Bloodshot, arriving this week for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, is pretty much the same thing. What that means depends largely on how you felt about that first game; for any improvements over the original - and they are there - Condemned is back, warts and all.
Review by Adam Rosenberg