Condemned 2: Bloodshot takes place 11 months after Condemned: Criminal Origins. The game features a darker, grungier Ethan Thomas, whose life has descended into alcoholism and homelessness following the events of the first game. The game's plot features Ethan being recruited back into the SCU to investigate a call for help from his old mentor Malcolm Vanhorn, and delves more deeply into explaining the mysterious phenomena causing city-wide violence and mass hysteria.

Similar to the original Condemned: Criminal Origins, Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action game focused on melee-oriented combat. The game features bare-fisted hand-to-hand combat, combat with melee weapons, and first person shooting. The game also has adventure game elements in the forensic investigation of crime scenes.

Never tried the first but others may have enjoyed the title.