Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
- Offline: 50 [970]
- Online: 0 [0]
- Approximate amount of time to 970: 5-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Number of missable achievements: 1
- Glitched achievements: None
- Do cheats disable achievements: No

Condemned is a great game that has several different things to collect along the way. Not to mention, there are also weapons that you must collect and use as well as evidence you must gather. Other than the collecting achievements, the rest of the list is very straightforward and easy as many of the achievements you'll accomplish as you progress through each level.

Introduction
Welcome to Condemned. This game has a total of 50 achievements and requires two playthroughs to get 970. Of the achievements, 3 are unlocked by playing through the story a second time. Those achievements include the Bronze, Silver and Gold Melee Master Award achievements. I actually completed the game in 1 and a half playthroughs as there were some levels I only used melee weapons on during my first playthrough so it can vary based upon player. All other achievements can be gained by playing through the story mode the first time. You'll want to be aware that it is very easy to miss the Chief Investigator Award achievement as some of the evidence you'll be required to collect can be somewhat easy to overlook in dark environments. Nevertheless, taking your time will earn you this achievement as well.

Step #1: Preparation
Before beginning your playthrough, it is important to set up your bird, metals, and TV checklists. A list of all birds, metals, and TV locations can be found here. For the achievements regarding using all guns as well as using melee weapons only, it is also recommended printing off a checklist of those, found here. There is also a list of all the evidence just to make sure you don't miss anything located here. Once you've got your lists, it's time to get started.

Note: The achievements for using melee weapons only during a level will unlock once you've completed the level along with the level completion achievements. Although you are not allowed to fire the weapons during a level, you must use each gun weapon as a melee in order to gain the melee master award achievements. To do so, simple press the button to wield any gun for melee attacks.

Step #2: Play the Game
As you play through the game, the main thing you need to do is check off what birds, metals, and TV's you have collected. If you don't do this, you will most likely end up with one or two birds/metals/TV's left behind in a level. It is important to do this because once you have made it through certain parts of a level, you are unable to go back unless you reload the chapter from the beginning so be sure and take your time.

During Chapter 8: St. Joseph's Secondary School level, you will encounter a lunch lady with the Meat Cleaver. You will want to use this weapon on the next enemy after defeating her because it is the only place within the game where you'll be able to use the Meat Cleaver. This level is also one of two levels where you will be able to pick up the rifle. Using this weapon as a melee as soon as you pick it up is also suggested as it is easy to forget later in the game if you have done so.

If you happen to die during a level, go back and use the same weapons you used, collect the items you had collected before you died again. It is safe to do so to avoid a headache later when you've completed the game. If you are checking off items from a list and die, it may be hard to recall which items you used during that level, so placing a symbol (square, triangle, circle, etc...) beside the item until you complete the level may be a good idea when you can then mark them completely out.

Step #3: Mop Up
Once you complete the game and watch the ending, reload your last checkpoint to get the other ending achievement. Of course, if you missed any birds, metals, or TV's during the playthrough, just simply load the chapter of the ones you might have missed and go back to get them. This also goes for any evidence you may have missed along the way as well. For the evidence, the most commonly missed evidence includes:

  • Chapter 2: Investigate the button on the elevator in the basement for a fingerprint.
  • Chapter 2: Before you move the locker at the end of the level, check the door for scratches.
  • Chapter 4: Extremely hard to miss, but by the end of the level, you have to check the map twice. Once a wide-view picture (required), the second a close-up on the circled area ("hidden").
  • Chapter 8: On the left wall of the first corridor for a stain of blood.

Conclusion:
That's it! If you've gotten to this point and followed my advice you should have 970. If you're still lost on an achievement, be sure to check out the Condemned forums by clicking here.

[XBA would like to thank Ingles for this Road Map]

Condemned: Criminal Origins Achievement Guide

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There are 50 achievements with a total of 970 points

  • You found a dead bird in the Weisman Office Building

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in the Weisman Office Building

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in the Central Metro Station

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in the Central Metro Station

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in the Metro Station Platforms

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in the Metro Station Platforms

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in Grid 4 Subway Tunnels

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in Grid 4 Subway Tunnels

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in Bart's Department Store

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in Bart's Department Store

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in Burnback Alley

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in Burnback Alley

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in the Metro City Library

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in the Metro City Library

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird in St. Joseph's Secondary School

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds in St. Joseph's Secondary School

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird at Apple Seed Orchard

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds at Apple Seed Orchard

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found a dead bird at the Apple Seed Orchard Processing Center

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You found all six birds at the Apple Seed Orchard Processing Center

     

    See "Golden Bird Award".

  • You finished Chapter 1: Weisman Office Building

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 2: Central Metro Station

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 3: Metro Station Platforms

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 4: Grid 4 Subway Tunnels

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 5: Bart's Department Store

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 6: Burnback Alley

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 7: the Metro City Library

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 8: St. Joseph's Secondary School

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished Chapter 9: Apple Seed Orchard

    See '"Gold Game Completion Award".

  • You finished the complete game of Condemned: Criminal Origins

    See this walkthrough if you are having trouble at any point during the game, but once you have beat all the chapters you will have yourself 10 achievements.

  • You did not shoot SKX

    After the final boss, there will be an ending scene and you will hear something in the trunk. You will get out and open it finding SKX. Simply wait a few seconds and he will shoot himself, granting you this award.

  • You killed SKX

    Once you have the Compassion Award, reload the last checkpoint and kill the final boss a second time, but this time when you find SKX in the trunk, shoot him. You only have 5 seconds, so don't hesitate.

  • You found the Bronze Detective Badge TV

    See "Golden Bird Award" - This TV is located on Chapter 1.

  • You found the Silver Detective Badge TV

     

    See "Golden Bird Award" - This TV is located on Chapter 6.

  • You found the Gold Detective Badge TV

     

    See "Golden Bird Award" - This TV is located on Chapter 9.

  • You found every piece of evidence

    Proceeding through the game, you will be forced to find all but four pieces of evidence (See 'Gold Game Completion' for help if you are stuck). The "hidden" evidence is hard to miss, but here it is:
    Chapter 2: Investigate the button on the elevator in the basement for a fingerprint.
    Chapter 2: Before you move the locker at the end of the level, check the door for scratches.
    Chapter 4: Extremely hard to miss, but by the end of the level, you have to check the map twice. Once a wide-view picture (required), the second a close-up on the circled area ("hidden").
    Chapter 8: On the left wall of the first corridor for a stain of blood.

  • You found every available fire-arm

    You need to hit an enemy with every firearm in the game. These are: .45 Cal, Revolver, Shotgun (pump), Shotgun (Sawed-Off), Sub-Machine Gun, Rifle. This achievement will only unlock at the end of a chapter, so if you have used all weapons and don't get it right away, make sure you finish the chapter to receive it.

  • You found every type of melee weapon and fire-arm

    You need to hit an enemy with every melee weapon in the game, as well as using every firearm as a melee weapon and using the taser. I would suggest writing down/printing off a list, and every time you use a weapon, cross it off.

    The list of melee weapons is:
    Rebar Conrete, Conduit, Sledgehammer, 2x4 Nails, 2x4 Bolts, Fire Axe, Large Pipe, Small Pipe, Rebar Bent, Shovel, Rebar, Crowbar, Mannequin Arm, Sign, Steam Pipe, Clothes Rack, Locker Door, Meat Cleaver, Paper Cutter, Gas Pipe, Desk Drawer, 2x4 Burnt, 2x4 Fire, Desktop, Stick, Large Plank, Fireplace Poker, .45 Cal, Revolver, Shotgun (pump), Shotgun (sawed-off), Sub-Machine Gun, Rifle, Taser

    This achievement will only unlock at the end of a chapter, so if you have used all weapons and don't get it right away, make sure you finish the chapter to receive it.

  • You found the Ripple TV

    See "Golden Bird Award" - This TV is located on Chapter 2.

  • You found the Static TV

    See "Golden Bird Award" - This TV is located on Chapter 4.

  • You found the Bird Bath TV

    See "Golden Bird Award" - This TV is located on Chapter 7.

  • You found the Test Pattern TV

    See "Golden Bird Award".  This TV is located on Chapter 8.

  • You unlocked the first propaganda report

     

    You must find 9 pieces of metal to get this award. (See "Golden Bird Award" for locations)

  • You unlocked the second propaganda report and the Internal Affairs report

    You must find 20 pieces of metal to get this award. (See "Golden Bird Award" for locations)

  • You unlocked the third propaganda report and the DUO report.

     

    You must find 29 pieces of metal to get this award. (See "Golden Bird Award" for locations)

  • You unlocked the fourth propaganda report

    You must find 30 pieces of metal to get this award. (See "Golden Bird Award" for locations)

  • You completed single level of Condemned: Criminal Origins with only melee weapons

    Play through a single level using only melee weapons. If you pick up a firearm, this does not hurt you, but you can not fire it. You can use it as a melee weapon though.

  • You completed three levels of Condemned: Criminal Origins with only melee weapons

    Play through three levels using only melee weapons. If you pick up a firearm, this does not hurt you, but you can not fire it. You can use it as a melee weapon though.

  • You completed Condemned: Criminal Origins with only melee weapons

    Play through all levels using only melee weapons. If you pick up a firearm, this does not hurt you, but you can not fire it. You can use it as a melee weapon though.

  • You found all birds in the game

    See this walkthrough:

    https://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/file/926309/40202

    for locations of all birds/metals/TV's. I suggest to print out the guide and just follow it step-by-step, pausing after every step to read the next and move on. If you miss something, you can reload a chapter and do it over, but you must get ALL the birds/metals the next time, not just the one you missed.

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