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Condemned: Criminal Origins Member Review for the Xbox360

jayers By:
jayers
08/13/06
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?

Herion addicts ruling the world

Condemned: Criminal Origins for the 360 to me was a bad game. It had some positives but that was overran with a bunch of negatives on the game. Its not worth buying it but definitly worth the price of renting it.

   In condemned you play Agent Thomas who is called to a murder scene that has been done by someone known as the Matchmaker...after some cutscenes you are blamed with the murder of your fellow agents and have to prove ur innocence (The Fugitive).  To do that you will be fighting and gunning your way through what seems to be NY's worst heroin addicts ever.

This game does have a creepy feel to it as it is always dark and you always seem to see things moving in the shadow. The enemies just seem to pop out of any spot and when they do it makes you jump out of your seat. The enemies are always creepy and have sort of a zombie look to them. They always seem to have a weapon and in numbers they can tear you apart.

But in order to put a stop to that happening you have many different improvised weapons and a nice taser that is going to be your new best friend throughout the game. You have an arsenal of weapons from guns to pipes. Guns are very rare and ammo is just as rare, so you are going to mostly be using blunt weapons thoughout the game.

The story in Condemned is good but not that good. In other words it has a good setup that gets you into the game and makes you play more just to see the next cutscene but the end of the game puts you in a "what the ****?" kinda feel.

Fighting in Condemned is alright but it gets repitive and old really fast. As its just a matter of block, attack, block, attack until the enemy is dead. The taser can add a few funny moments to it but still gets old and the finishing moves in Condemned are very shallow and again get old. Pretty much everything in this game gets old really fast.

Condemned is a game that could have been really good but again developers make it shallow and dont put to much depth in it, we have seen it a million times of games that good have been good going bad. The lack of multiplayer and replay value are the biggest negatives while the old fighting system and repeating of tha game makes it even worse. If you are still going to play it just make sure you rent it and avoid buying it.

Fun game to rent grab a case wit sum friends an stay up all night playing. Not a good game to have in your collection.


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