Review by Meh_0066
"An Absolute Masterpiece (nothing less)"
If your into the horror genre then look no further because this is your title. Condemned is a masterpiece second to none in the horror genre and with excellent sound, graphics, story, and gameplay its 100% entertaining.
RE and Silent Hill step aside because Condemned is sure to become a horror genre classic
This game uses subtle music in the background to throw you into the horrifying (yes this game is scary) events that seem to be reality. Every single song, or sound effect, from hitting someone in the face with a steel pipe, to breaking a door down with a fire axe, feels completely real and deep, and really immerses you in the game.
The graphics in Condemned are very impressive, the environments arent just darkened, they are stunning and make you feel like you are part of the game. But for a new console with power like the Xbox 360, i expected just alittle more in the graphics area.
AMAZING, if you like a gripping story that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the story with an amazing ending that is second to no other game, then look no further, Condemned is your game.
This is where Condemned really shines. Almost everything in the game can be used as a weapon against enemies, weapons even take damage and some of them eventually deteriorate and break. When enemies attack you there is a simple interface: attack and block are the main actions when fighting an enemy. Dont expect slow AI either, enemies will block, and pick up other items and use them against you, such as guns. Occasionally the gameplay gets repetitive but you'll be too busy smashing in someones face to notice it.
Overall this game is amazing. It combines everything people want in games: amazing graphics, intense story, and completely interactive environments. This takes the horror genre to a completely new plateau and is likely to become a horror classic.
If you own an Xbox 360 and enjoy crime and horror games then this is your title. With easily 15 hours of gameplay in your first time through (and you will be coming back to play this game, again, and again) you will be enjoying this game for a very long time to come
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 11/28/05
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