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Condemned: Criminal Origins

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In Condemned: Criminal Origins assigned to the Serial Crimes Unit, Agent Ethan Thomas must answer this question, and bring the worst of society to justice. His solve rate is the best in the bureau....perhaps too good.
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About Condemned: Criminal Origins

About this game

What twists the mind of an ordinary human into a serial killer?

Assigned to the Serial Crimes Unit, Agent Ethan Thomas must answer this question, and bring the worst of society to justice. His solve rate is the best in the bureau....perhaps too good.

While investigating the growing list of serial killers, Agent Thomas concludes that something is twisting the bodies and souls of those that society has left behind. The homeless, addicted and deranged are rising from the city’s underbelly and committing mindless acts of violence. Could there be an unseen connection between the increasing brutality of the latest serial killings and the increasing crime rate? This question is pushed to the forefront after Agent Thomas is framed for the murder of two police officers. Now he must solve the murders to stop the killings, and exonerate himself from the crimes of which he is accused.

As FBI agent Ethan Thomas, you rely on sharp instincts and sophisticated forensic tools to investigate crime scenes, collect evidence, and find clues that will lead you to the killers. With danger lurking in every shadow, you need whatever weapons you can find to stay alive. If you run out of bullets, you’ll have to fight with a fire axe, shovel, pipe, two-by-four, or whatever you can pry from the environment around you. You’ll need to make sure nothing stops you as you try to uncover exactly who...or what is behind the grisly killings plaguing the city.

Game Details

Release Date:
April 10, 2006
Developers:
Monolith Productions Inc
Monolith Productions Inc
Publisher:
SEGA
Rating:
PEGI rating of 18

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

MINIMUM:
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.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Critic Reviews

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GameSpot

81 / 100
"This first-person action game hits you like a sledgehammer with its astounding, stunningly creepy presentation, but it sacrifices opportunities for more shocks and surprises by...

IGN

85 / 100
"Condemned: Criminal Origins isn't a long game and it only has one game mode, but it's an unforgettable experience while it lasts."

Cheat Code Central

88 / 100
"CCO has all of the gameplay, story, visuals and atmosphere that you could possibly want in a mystery game and I think does them all to a proverbial "t"."
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Simple
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Easy
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Just Right
78.87%
Tough
13.92%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 78.87%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Completionist! 16.1%  of players have Conquered It

Condemned: Criminal Origins User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 9 ratings
78% of users would recommend this.
4.4

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Outdated and lacking in some ways but atmosphere and unique combat makes up most of its best beats.

Holds up for its age
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The game's got a great atmosphere. Graphics might be a little outdated for today's standard but its tone, setting, and atmosphere kinda make it timeless in a way. Combat is pretty impressive for how unique it is and it fits well with the game. Enemies try to fake a swing at you to mess your timing which is pretty cool. But some things like the story and characters are pretty lacking in their department but other than that, it's a pretty great horror adventure game.
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Recommended

Mizy
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Great and immersive survival-horror experience. One of the most stand out horror games ever made.
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Good

digsnbones
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Amazing game decent story with some alright melee combat
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 79% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 14% of GameFAQs users said Condemned: Criminal Origins is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Condemned: Criminal Origins is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Condemned: Criminal Origins is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard

Steam account required for game activation and installation

MINIMUM:
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.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 11 hours.
71% of critics on Metacritic recommend Condemned: Criminal Origins. The Metascore is 78 out of 100.
78% of Fanatical users recommend Condemned: Criminal Origins. The average review score is 4.4/5
Condemned: Criminal Origins was released on April 10, 2006
Condemned: Criminal Origins is published by SEGA
Condemned: Criminal Origins was developed by Monolith Productions Inc and Monolith Productions Inc
Fanatical users tagged Condemned: Criminal Origins as Action, Survival Horror, FPS, and Survival
Fanatical users tagged Condemned: Criminal Origins as Horror, Atmospheric, Psychological Horror, and Detective
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Condemned: Criminal Origins as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Condemned: Criminal Origins as Survival Horror
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Condemned: Criminal Origins as FPS

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CONDEMNED: CRIMINAL ORIGINS software @ 2006 Monolith Productions, Inc. MONOLITH and the Monolith logo are trademarks of Monolith Productions, Inc. Distributed by Sega Europe Limited under license from Monolith Productions, Inc. SEGA and the SEGA logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. CONDEMNED: CRIMINAL ORIGINS and all related titles, logos, characters and elements are trademarks of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All other copyrights and trademarks the property of their respective owners.

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