Condemned 2 - PS3

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Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Monolith Soft. Co.: SEGA
Publishers: SEGA (US/GB)
Released: 2008 (US)
4 Apr 2008 (GB)
Ratings: BBFC 18
Accessories: Hard Disk Drive
Connectivity: Network Features, Network Players


Serial killers, booze, tense psychological horror, whacking folk with toilet seats. All in a day's work for Ethan Thomas.

The star of SEGA's Condemned is back, and he's lurking in the dark again looking for bad men. The events of Ethan's past have left him broken, wandering aimlessly through society and spending a bit too much time with the bottle. He's brought back, however, to look for his missing partner. Now he's neck deep in a conspiracy and struggling to stay afloat.

Condemned 2 continues the grim horror of the first game in first-person style. As Ethan, players will deal with enemies using guns, a new combat system with defensive and offensive combos and... just about anything that comes to hand. The chances are, in Condemned 2, if it looks like a weapon, then it can be used as one. Get ready to knock the snot out of someone using the aforementioned toilet seat.

New to this sequel is online multiplayer. Naturally you'll get the usual deathmatch variations, but also included are the brilliantly named Bum Rush (agents versus bums) and Crime Scene, a sinister version of hide and seek in which one team secretes evidence around the environment and another dashes around to find it.

If you've ever got the urge to get drunk and solve crimes, we suggest you buy Condemned 2 rather than trying it in real life.


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