Condemned 2: Bloodshot
is the follow-up to the most pleasantly surprising launch title for the Xbox 360, Condemned: Criminal Origins
. The original game was an unexpected combination of the FPS, survival horror, and beat-'em-up genres. In it, you played as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent tracking a serial murderer who kills, well, serial murderers. Condemned 2
picks up where the last game left off, and we quickly learn that Ethan is now living the life of a destitute alcoholic
, traumatized by his experiences in the prior game. Apparently, whacking a bunch of homeless zombies over the head has taken its toll.