More Reviews
REVIEWS Slender: The Arrival Review
Few games can offer genuine scares in the horror genre. Can Slender: The Arrival prove otherwise and it can offer more?

Pillars of Eternity Review
Obsidian Entertainment creates a retro Infinity Engine RPG funded by Kickstarter. Is it as good as previous Infinity Engine games, or does the novelty quickly wear off?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.

LATEST FEATURES 6 Helpful Tips for Pillars of Eternity
Simply put, Pillars of Eternity can become maddening if players aren't careful.

Top 10 Active Video Game Kickstarter Campaigns
There are lots of indie projects going on right now, so we did the dirty work for you and found the best.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
The perils of the Hype Train…
By shandog137
Posted on 03/09/15
The recent release of Evolve and The Order 1886 really got me to thinking about the disparity between the perspective of sales-driven publishers and the quality-driven purchases of consumers. The “Hype Train” is nothing new, but the way it is utilized has been creating far more...

Condemned: Criminal Origins Member Review for the Xbox360

LinksOcarina By:
LinksOcarina
11/30/05
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Sega 
DEVELOPER Monolith 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
M Contains Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

What do these ratings mean?

Although I don't own the 360 yet (and I am still unsure if I will own it.) I have been able to play 3 games on it at the college here. Here is review 1/3 of my X-Box 360 reviews.

Graphics- Very impressive. The errie, gritty setting surrounded with the great light and shadow effects make it one of the most atmospheric games I have ever seen. It is great that the power of the 360 can do things like this, as it adds a new technological benchmark for both PS3 and Revolution need to follow. Also the character models are details and look awesome.

Final Grade- A

Play Control- I wish it was as developed as the graphics. I really do. While the control is simple, the movement around the beautiful enviorments was horrific, and the forensic scenes, while grusome, were kind of boring. I wish we had to search for them, not them being scripted. Combat makes up for this, as it was again simple, but this time it works. Especially since using guns is rare, and using weapons like shovels and two-by-fours. So not bad, but could of been better. combat is awesome, and the best part of the game besids the eerie graphics.

Final Grade- B-

Sound- In a word, satisfying. Errie music sets the mood, and eerie effects, from footsteps to crashes, makes you jump out of your chair. when your playing. Definitly another strong point in the game here.

Final Grade- A

Satisfaction- While I only played for about an hour, Condemned: Criminal Origins was definitly a romp. Despite it being a short, linear adventure, the sound and the enviorments really scare you, which is what this game is basically designed to do. If it was tweaked a bit more, it probably would of been a higher grade. Also a multiplayer would of been nice, but this a single players dream. Definitly worth a buy, perhaps not for the price tag now, but once prices go down, it's one of the best you can get.

Final Grade- B

Overall Grade- B


More information about Condemned: Criminal Origins
 
B Revolution report card
Views: 1837 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution