You are an FBI agent on the hunt in this gripping and sickening hunt for serial killers. The game is played in first-person perspective, and with the use of the Havok 3.0 physics engine and other advanced techniques, players can utilize anything in the area as a weapon when they've been cornered by their prey. Prepare for a slow-paced, frightening, and dark adventure.
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* Weapons and ammunition are scarce, leaving the player vulnerable to the game's mentally deranged criminals
* Careful detective work and precision reflexes are your primary means of survival
* Intelligent enemies respond strategically to your offensive and defensive maneuvers
* High-level physics allow players to manipulate background items, which respond realistically when picked up, kicked, or bumped
* Tightly wound story, backed with strong character development and major plot twists
Condemned Criminal Origins is rated
4.2 out of
Rated 3 out of
Good fameOk game, a bit boring but somehow still kept me intrigued
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 4 out of
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Threat Level: BrownDespite its age, Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the most intense games I’ve ever played. Navigating the seedy underbelly of the city, with psychopathic street urchins waiting around every corner was definitely a thrill. I would give it five stars, but the dark atmosphere and intense scenarios might not be for everybody.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of
Intense & funQuickly became one of my favorites. I like horror and suspense this definitely delivers just that !
Date published: 2018-11-16
Rated 5 out of
Lasting appealI had this game for my Xbox 360 and I had to have it again now that they made it backwards compatible for the Xbox one.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of
ScaryFor a game that's about ten years old, this game is really scary and the creepy atmosphere that it contains is enough to make you feel uncomfortable as you dwell within the darkness with your little flashlight as someone or something is lurking in the darkness, waiting the perfect time to strike. I've already reached the final level of the game but given by everything this game contains, it's an experience to have but not for those who are faint of heart.
There are two problems I have with the game...
One: You don't get keep whatever weapon you had when you move onto the next level.
Two: The Save data is crazy as heck You have to select the file of your current because if you hit 'continue', you'll find yourself being back at certain level that you've already completed. That may not be a big deal to you but it's a pain to select the file in order to continue with all honesty.
Overall, the game is a great experience and it's better if you play the game in the dark. This is also a psychological horror game as well because you will see things that aren't really there and it's enough to really mess with your mind, both the character (Ethan Thomas) and you as the player. There are guns in the game but ammo is very scarce, so you have to use bullets wisely. My favorite weapon is the fire because the amount of damage it can do to your enemies and it's best to have it when you have break down doors to get by. The graphics maybe dated but since this game was released in 2005, it's excusable but graphics shouldn't really matter because the gameplay is where it's all at and it's great. You have to time your blocking at the right moment or you will take damage and I have a hard time with it but as mentioned, you have to time it right.
If you want a game that will really have you on edge, Condemned: Criminal Origins is the one of those games that will do the trick. I will warn you, it's really scary and you'll find yourself sleeping with the lights on.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 4 out of
I hate mannequins nowSo let's set things in place now, if you're looking for a legitimately scary game, your search ends here. This is probably one of the scariest games I've ever played, if not the scariest. Every horror aspect of this game is perfect. The environments: Dark, diverse areas, everything from abandoned shopping malls to erie apartment buildings. The enemies: they aren't too variant, but you got your normal crack head lurkers, big bad meat heads, Nemesis look a likes, and so on. The sound: it is pretty much perfect, sounds from moving around to the different things you step on, glass, paper, wooden planks, metal flooring, the whole nine yards. The screams of enemies, their movements, both quick and stealthy. One of the most important aspects: gameplay. It is a bit slow but ultimately it adds to the horror experience, you can chase an enemy but you can't run away from it. A true feeling of unease, fear, and true hopelessness. The story is okay, it's not totally grabbing but it's present enough to keep the game going and keeps the players attention. If you want a truly scary, but playable and enjoyable game, then this is a game for you.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 2 out of
What a Disappointment!!!!!First off I don't even understand how the games got such a good rating. Controls are sad to say the least the character walks slower than any other game I've ever played and his running is as fast as walking in a most games, and runs out in 7 seconds and take a while to recharge, he can only hold 1 weapon at a time (LAME) and his health is so sad he can be killed in only 3 hits (pathetic). Graphics are the quality of the original x box and the game its self was so boring I couldn't even continue to play after a 1/3 way through it (and I usually pride myself on being the type who finishes all games completely). Take some advice and don't bother this game isn't even worth buying at used price it's a pathetic excuse for a video game smh.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 4 out of
Aged Quite WellDespite being about six years old, Criminal Origins is a very good, effective horror game. It's not all about action as the most recent horror games have been and it's not quite as psychological as older games were.
The controls are slow but I feel it adds to the atmosphere of the game. The story dragged a bit and the voice acting and characters could have been better. Weapons were decent with a few firearms and an abundance of melee objects. Difficulty wasn't a problem as there were health kits every few rooms, but there were some annoying sections where death was easy.
Seeing as how it's not quite a balance between gore and psych, there are parts of the game that try way too hard to be scary. Especially one section towards the end.
And while I do like it, I have no desire to 100% the achievements. Not something I'll replay anytime soon.