Fanboy QuickTake: Condemned
Sega's Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the first games I've experienced that creates a constant atmosphere of complete and utter dread. That's a compliment. You're not going to be "scared" just when something jumps at you, you're going to be on the edge of your seat for most of the game.
The gameplay itself is one part 1st person shooter mixed with one part adventure game. You'll quickly find yourself battling waves of insane (literally!) enemies while searching the dark rooms and halls of the game for the forensic clues that can help you clear your good name.
I've been purposely vague about the story, because the set-up and subsequent twists are much of the fun. Try to avoid any spoiler filled reviews if you can.
Pros: Immersive graphics, compelling story, truly frightening
Cons: No multiplayer, combat could get repetitive
Verdict: Buy it!
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