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Looking back at 10 years of… Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Carlos writes: "In the years since the release of Condemned 2: Bloodshot we’ve seen the horror genre evolve in a wide variety of ways. Zombies have returned to prominence as a key enemy within the genre, Resident Evil has both lost and then regained its classic horror feel, and a select few horror movies have become so fearsome that they are now arriving with warnings for those with heart conditions. All in all, horror is now in a very different state to what it was back in 2008. Nevertheless, very few games have been able to capture the unique style of horror seen within the Condemned series, with maybe only Outlast coming closest."

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IamTylerDurden1190d ago (Edited 190d ago )

I loved both Condemned games, great atmosphere and clumsy but brutally entertaining combat. Criminal Origins was a nice surprise for the 360 at launch.

snoopgg190d ago

The maniquinns scared the shit out of me in the store. The fight at the applefarm was epic. Great atmosphere! !

babadivad189d ago

The original Condemned is the only media[movie or video games] to legitimately "scare me". I used to play that game in a dark room with surround sound and it was genuinely terrifying. Good memories.

fenome189d ago

Me and my friend passed the controller around on the first one a lot back in the day. Really good game, freaky atmosphere, they did a great job at building up the suspense with sound effects and everything else. I really liked how combat was really visceral and in your face instead of a shooter. The investigative aspects were also really cool. Sadly I think I only ever played the demo for the second one, so I never really got to see how that one was.

They really need to make another one of these. F.E.A.R. was another good one too.

CorndogBurglar189d ago

The original F.E.A.R. was awesome! Sadly, all the sequels just felt like they were somehow finding ways to continuously jump the shark. They just didn't do it for me like the original.

fenome189d ago

Agreed. The original definitely got it right

OhMyGandhi190d ago

The condemned series was incredibly well-realized. The melee combat was ridiculously satisfying, the visuals were top notch, and the atmosphere was incredibly thick and unique. The world-building was absolutely sublime. Love these games. And the entire cabin sequence in Condemned 2 will go down as one of the creepiest encounters since Silent Hill 2.

N8189d ago

I wish they would bring Condemned back

rockwhynot189d ago

These games are really hard on the hardest settings. Definitely not tooo hard- once you get the hang of it, but a challenge.

CorndogBurglar189d ago (Edited 189d ago )

The original wasn't too hard once you got your hands on the rebar with the chunk of concrete on the end lol. Best weapon in the game.

TheOttomatic91189d ago

I remember being so hyped for the sequel and so underwhelmed at the final product particularly due to its focus on combat and less about scaring the player and creating an uneasy atmosphere found in the original.

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