"There aren't many games that provide genuine scares. The original Condemned managed more than cheap shocks by taking you to locations dripping with atmosphere and terrifying just to be in. Subtle is how we'd describe the first game, yet somehow it's the last word that comes to mind when talking about the sequel.
Although still highly entertaining, it seems developer Monolith decided gamers clearly wanted everything ramped up a few notches. Despite this sequel being extremely entertaining, we're not sure they did."