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Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC)

Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC)
alaScore 87

77 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Comments about the design and gameplay are on the whole positive. The story and graphics are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Riach (

Condemned: Criminal Origins


The Xbox 360 launch was marked by a selection of games that mostly featured sequels (or a prequel in the case of Perfect Dark Zero) and ports of popular sports titles. King Kong was based on an already-existing intellectual property so in fact there...

When all is said and done, smashing a street thug over the head with a crowbar and then snapping his neck with your bare hands has never felt this good. Condemned: Criminal Origins is all about delivering a disturbing atmosphere and brutal melee...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joey Guacamole (

Condemned: Criminal Origins


We have all had that dream where some maniac is chasing you through dark hallways you're not familiar with and attempting to hurt you – badly. You hear him, all...

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Francesca Reyes (

Condemned: Criminal Origins


If you can't beat them, bludgeon them

Compelling plot delivers plenty of creepy kicks.; Unique approach to an otherwise straightforward style of game

Map, please

Ethan’s voice sounds weirdly a lot younger than he actually looks.

Nov, 2007

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Condemned Criminal Origins


The lambs are still screaming -- you're next

Good god, this is scary ; Truly terrifying, beautiful environments ; Excellent sound design

Easy to get lost -- and frustrated ; Investigating may be boring to some folks ; Areas should be fully destructable

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Neo Rasa (

Condemned: Criminal Origins


Slow paced, single player games played from the first person perspective are nothing new. This sort of game has a small but dedicated cult following amongst PC gamers in the US as well as console gamers in Japan. What is new for Sega and developer...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Joseph Luster (

Condemned: Criminal Origins (360)


A look back at one of Sega's classic 360 titles.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Travis Fahs (

Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC)


Monolith's First-Person Bludgeoner comes to PC.

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May, 2006

Expert review by : Scott "M Balmer" Kuvin (

Condemned: Criminal Origins Review


And stay tuned to GZ for "CSI : Hell" … up next

Overall, Condemned takes a well-used gameplay genre and adds in enough newer elements to make it a unique and fun gaming experience. Unfortunately, this may be only a "one time through" for a lot of you … but much like a good DVD movie it's one that I...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Jeff Buckland (

Condemned: Criminal Origins Review


Condemned: Criminal Origins is lovingly referred to by its fans as the world's first hobo-bludgeoning simulator. This horror game from Monolith, creators of the PC horror hit F.E.A.R., does include a lot of up-close beatdowns, that's for sure. But...

Condemned: Criminal Origins filled a unique niche on the Xbox 360, and it does so on the PC even alongside games like F.E.A.R. and classic horror favorites like System Shock 2 or the PC ports of the Silent Hill games. Its brutal, in-your-face action...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Uros "2Lions" Jojic (

Condemned: Criminal Origins


Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of those games that came out of nowhere for me. Hell, I remember even writing about it quite some time ago, but as it goes day to day, you process so much of this information, some of it is bound to get lost. And so,...

Unique concepts put you completely in character, melee combat, scary and extremely moody with a relatively suspenseful story

After a while, the environment might feel monotonous, hardware hog, poor voice acting, the usefulness of inspection tools, low replay value

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

Developed by award-winning Monolith Productions for next-gen consoles and PC, Condemned revels in an unnatural level of psychological tension as you use instincts, forensic tools and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. You are Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit, whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through murky urban environments saturated with sociopaths, lurking with intent on the periphery of humanity. A visceral, atmospheric thriller, Condemned is best played with the surround-sound cranked up and the lights switched off. The power of next-gen hardware enables Condemned to feature photorealistic backdrops, lifelike physics and highly sophisticated artificial intelligence. Weapons and ammunition are scarce, leaving you vulnerable to the game's gallery of mentally deranged criminals. Careful detective work and precision reflexes are your primary means of survival. Inspired in part by films of the psychological thriller sub-genre, Condemned strikes an intense, breathless pace. You'll never be sure what horror lies in wait...


Elements:Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Max Number of Players:1


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Criminal Origins
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Condemned


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action