Condemned I: Criminal Origins - Germany
Condemned: Criminal Origins (known in Japan as Condemned: Psycho Crime and in Europe and Australia simply as Condemned) is a first-person brawler action video game with psychological horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. It was launched worldwide in 2005 on the Xbox 360, with a Microsoft Windows version released later in 2006. As of October 29, 2012, the game was released on Steam.Condemned: Criminal Origins places an emphasis on melee combat (as opposed to gunplay) and puzzle solving, including searching for fingerprints and gathering evidence.Upon release, Condemned was met with moderate to good reviews by many aggregates and critics. Many reviewers cited its questionable storyline and lack of progression as the game's biggest fault. As a reprieve, the game's solid controls and fresh approach to the horror genre were praised. A sequel, entitled Condemned 2: Bloodshot, was released on March 11, 2008, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Other media forms include an internet prequel and a planned film adaptation to expand the Condemned franchise. The developers have cited films such as The Silence of the Lambs and Seven as inspiration for the game.