Last night I completed Condemned 2 Bloodshot. Much like how Condemned: Criminal Origins was the hidden gem in the Xbox 360 launch lineup, C2 flies under the radar but delivers a rock-solid gaming experience. Condemned has quickly become my favourite survival-horror franchise with its freaky environments, visceral combat, and a deep storyline that begs to be told.
I purchased C2 at launch, but at the time it came out I did not have the drive to play it (even though I had longed for 2 years for it to arrive). I hit a lull in my GTA IV desires and at the same time I began to feel the itch for Condemned. Once I started I could not stop, the game kept pushing me to play until last night I met with its conclusion. Now I wait for part 3, and I am sure we will see it down the road.
Even though I have completed the story, I am not quite done yet. I started playing again in FPS mode (made available once you complete the game) as well as I would like to snag up a few more achievements. Those play times will come. In the meantime I still have a few burning game projects that require my attention. Also, in keeping with the survival-horror theme of late, I think I will be giving Alone in the Dark its turn next week.