FBI agent Ethan Thomas returns to his hobo-bashing ways. GameDaily writes;
"When we last saw Ethan Thomas in Condemned: Criminal Origins, he was a rising star in the FBI, working on a number of serial killer cases in fictional Metro City (the city's motto: "Come for the food! Stay for the indescribable inhumanity.") However, a run-in with the mysterious "Serial Killer X" has made him a mere shell of his former self, wandering through the city's dirty underbelly with no other purpose than to battle his haunted past and get hopelessly drunk. Although now destitute (and probably very smelly), Ethan's wandering days end when he receives word that his former partner has gone missing. But before he can embark on his epic quest to seek the truth of his disappearance, he's going to have to start kicking some hobo butt."