Susan Arendt of Wired's Game|Life writes:
"The original Condemned scared me more than just about any other videogame. Condemned 2: Bloodshot has plenty of creepy moments, but it favors action over atmosphere. To that end it performs very well, and even throws in some juicy plot twists and a cliffhanger ending. But I miss the tension of the original, just the same."
Wired: Vastly improved combat system, smart forensic investigations, some truly creepy scenes.
Tired: The entire first level, too many atmosphere-destroying moments, weak multiplayer.