NFG Summary:Condemned: Criminal Origins is a gripping, atmospheric thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With its intense first-person perspective, realistic graphics, and immersive sound design, this game delivers an unparalleled level of psychological tension as you track down serial killers and bring them to justice. Get ready for a heart-pounding experience that will leave you begging for more.

Categories: Survival
Meta Score: 81
Store: Condemned: Criminal Origins (Price: $ 0,84)
User Score: 81.0
Platform: Xbox 360, PC
Publisher Names: Sega
Support Language: English*, German, French, Italian, Spanish – Spain
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2005-11-16
Required Age: 18


PC Requirements:


  • OS:Windows XP
  • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon equivalent (2.4 GHz recommended)
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 9.0 compatible video card with at least 128 MB video RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
  • Additional:No controller support.


Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience a heightened level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to hunt serial killers and bring them to justice. Agent Thomas, an FBI investigator in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), pursues relentless serial killer through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths lurking on the periphery of humanity. Presented in a first-person view for maximum visceral effect, Condemned: Criminal Origins is best played with the surround-sound up and the lights off. Given the power of next-generation hardware, this atmospheric thriller features photo-realistic backdrops, life-like physics, and highly sophisticated artificial intelligence. [Sega]

Positive Comment(s)

It packs some true scares, a fresh approach to its genre, great graphics, and fun gameplay mechanics. In short, Condemned is the start of the next great horror series. [Dec 2005, p.162]88Game Informer
Though the game could be longer and could stand more diversity, the cold shivers that run down your spine while playing it are an undeniable rush.100Detroit Free Press
It is by far one of the scariest games of all time, and its innovative combat system and captivating storyline make this game one hell of a ride.88Gamer’s Hell
Anyone that is a remote fan of horror games should check this game out immediately. I haven’t played a game this scary in a long time and the game play remains interesting throughout.91Into Liquid Sky
An unforgettable experience. At no point in the game will you be calm or feel comfortable, and that’s the best part about it.87IGN
Like a good horror movie, there are plenty of jump-out-of-your-seat scares, but the game is just as effective when you’re imagining what could happen.90GameSpy
A solid game, and honestly one of the few launch titles that bring something new in terms of gameplay.87Gamer 2.0
With creepy moments that made me jump out of my chair, this title delivers on almost all of its promises.87GamingTrend
Visually, Condemned will spoil you, as everything is exactly as it should be. Monolith has set the bar extremely high with its first 360 offering. [Dec 2005, p.52]90Play Magazine
I loved this game as a teen. The maps were confusing as hell, and there were levels i never played because i knew i would get lost and annoyed. But, overall, fantastic.80VLG

Negative Comment(s)

This game was pretty dull. But there was one scene that literally caused me to **** myself. Other than said scene it’s pretty dull, repetative, and grind like.50Higher_Standard

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