Extremely creepy with a good story to follow.
Graphics - 9/10
Very detailed enviorments and charcters. The game is dark but not to dark. The flashlight in the game keeps you feeling edgy and once in a while you feel like turning those lights on in the house. There is much detail in pretty much everything you look at. Whether it be the ground your walking on or the bum digging through the trash can.
Everything is in a first person view. Climbing ladders or falling through a hole. You will always be seeing the game through Ethans eyes.
The sound effects really keep the suspence going strong. You may be walking around for a few mins hearing nothing until you enter one room where you hear a crazy drugged bum laughing in freakish manner. Sounds come from behing and in the corners. Hearing a flock of birds fly away in surround sound is quite impressive. Its the little sounds in this game that really keep it going. Less is more in this case.
There are some no additions to this sequel. One being that Ethan is now an alcholic and needs to drink just to keep his nerves down. Alcholhol is scattered throughout the game.
Forensic evaluations are a new part of Condemned. You get to determine and evaluate the crime scenes and upload the information yourself. Is the dead body a male or female? How were they killed? Was the body moved at any point? You are evaluated by how close you can come to the right answers.
TV sets and radios are also scattered throughout the game and when you find one you must adjust the antenna to get a signal. You get frequent messages from the killer and bonuses from finding all TVs and radios.
This game also features a multiplayer mode but I have yet to try it out.
Condemned 2 brings a whole new feeling to a FPS game. The added objectives and new forensic analysis makes you feel like a real detective. If you liked the first game then you will love this sequel.