Edge writes: "Condemned 2: Bloodshot is happy to wallow in senseless filth. Gone is the taut direction, the visceral combat and the creeping menace of the original, replaced by a more traditionally violent videogame, juvenile and absurd.
Condemned 2: Bloodshot has plenty of problems, many involving hero Ethan Thomas. The first game's troubled detective, ruined by his hunt for psychopath Serial Killer X, is now a tramp, waking drunk in an alleyway. You discover soon enough that he's a lost cause – a delirious, boorish and emotionally bankrupt thug. He has nothing in common with his former self. He has nowhere to go and little to say. A perfect symbol, it transpires, for the game itself. Physically, he's unrecognizable, less a pedestrian cop than a frightful concoction of Sam Fisher and Yoda, with bandaged hands and a vomit-stained T-shirt. Even when he's reunited with his colleagues and sent after a recovered SKX, he never acts like a man with hope, an agenda or an ounce of passion."