Reviews and Problems with Condemned: Criminal Origins
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Still creepy and a great game
Midway 47, Amazon
26 May 2014
Summary: I just got an Xbox 360 this year so until now I've only played Condemned 2, on PS3. I was excited to play the original Condemned and wasn't let down at all. The atmosphere is overall dark and the creepiness just keeps building as the game goes on. The controls are decent and the graphics are good. I think it even holds up well compared to anything since then as far as horror and shock value. It is probably a bit easier than Condemned 2 but that doesn't bug me.
Summary: This game starts out well enough, the environments are creepy and make you nervous. The enemies, however, are not very scary and the combat is frustrating. The game has guns in it, but the focus is on melee combat, which would have been fine, but the melee combat itself hinges on a COMPLETELY unreliable block mechanism.
Summary: THIS IS ONE OF EARLIEST XBOX 360 GAMES AND I CAN REMEMBER AND IT ALWAYS WAS ON MY FAVORITES AND I HAVE BEAT IT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS BUT I THINK I LOST THE GAME DURING A MOVE MANY YEARS AGO, BUT I AM GLAD TO HAVE IT BACK IN MY COLLECTION, I LOVE THE LEVELS, I LOVE THE COMBAT AND I LOVE THE OVERALL ATMOSPHERE, BUY THIS GAME IT IS WORTH IT!
Summary: Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the best launch titles I have ever seen for a system. Its not only a great showcase of what the 360 was capable of upon launch, but it was a good game in its own right. You play as detective Ethan Thomas who when investigating a murder by serial killer 'The Match Maker' his partner is killed by a fleeing suspect and Ethan becomes the prime suspect for the murder.
Summary: The biggest problem i had was the stiff gameplay. Like seriously Monolith you produce an masterpieces like F.E.A.R and Blood and after them this? This could have been an better game but the slow and broken movement simply robs the rating. And im quite sure it wasnt the same engine they used in F:E.A.R...
Summary: the mannequin level... i remember beating this game twice and it still gave me the creeps. game seems slow, unresponding and somewhat lacking coherence but the atmosphere it has... except silent hill 2 and 3, this maybe the only game that really had me on the edge without resorting to cheap scare tactics like todays most of the "horror games" such as slender man, amnesia etc etc..
Summary: Got the PC version recently, remember playing this on 360 a fair few years ago and though it was alright. Games not aged really that well and hasn't the magic of classic. Sluggish movement vs crappy melee fights, set to the back drop of something out of the X-files, its just a bit meh now.