Golden Bird Award achievement in Condemned: Criminal Origins

Golden Bird Award

You found all birds in the game

Golden Bird Award+0.1
7 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCollectable

How to unlock the Golden Bird Award achievement

  • RayvenMorriganaRayvenMorrigana1,262,992
    06 Nov 2011 06 Nov 2011 14 Sep 2015
    15 2 14
    I found this guide by IGN to be the best.

    http://ie.ign.com/wikis/condemned-criminal-origins/Birds_and...

    My only problem was it lists the birds and metal seperately, so I used it with the guide chOsen1337 posted to get an idea of roughly what order they were in.

    The level walkthrough has a list of all birds and metal in order, so if you would prefer to use that, I have provided the link below.

    http://ie.ign.com/wikis/condemned-criminal-origins

    Angrymagnox said:
    For the record, the progress for this collectable is held on your profile not the save file.

    Something I noticed was that if you die after collecting a bird you have to go back and collect it. I think it does not 'stick' until you get to a checkpoint. Also my achievement popped mid level, there was not requirement for me to finish the level. This confirmed to me that the achievement it is tied to your profile, not your save file (my previous save was deleted)

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    RayvenMorriganaI've added that to the solution, thanks! toast
    Posted by RayvenMorrigana on 14 Sep 15 at 23:35
    Unbeltedfattyso i see i got a message back 2 yrs almost after i did replay the whole game and nothing for prop or the birds or the Melee Mayhem Award i did both and got none of them to unlock
    Posted by Unbeltedfatty on 02 Jan 17 at 23:39
    RayvenMorriganaThat's very strange. Did you collect them all in one play through or did you use chapter select? The same question for the melee achievement.
    Posted by RayvenMorrigana on 09 Mar 17 at 08:21
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  • chOSen1337chOSen1337268,672
    01 Oct 2010 23 Feb 2009
    18 8 14
    Follow this walkthrough:

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

    Since "Golden Bird Award" and "Fourth Propaganda Report" are glitched, I suggest you to start a new game and collect all the birds and metal without restarting any chapter.
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    Original Dr TI did a new game, went straight through without restarting any chapters. I got the individual achievements for collecting birds in each level, but this one didn't pop! I also know that I found all of the metal pieces but I didn't get the ones for the 3rd & 4th reports either. They are f'n glitched!
    Posted by Original Dr T on 09 Aug 13 at 21:43
    Original Dr TSo, today I started a new game to try for these collection achievements, again. Once I collected the 10 birds on the first level, this one popped! Then when I collected the last metal piece, the 3rd & 4th propaganda report achievements popped. I am so glad that I didn't have to do a third play through!
    Posted by Original Dr T on 10 Aug 13 at 17:31
    ElvenMage95Thanks for your help bro
    Posted by ElvenMage95 on 29 Aug 13 at 02:06
  • AuresilAuresil665,587
    25 Feb 2014 03 Mar 2014
    7 0 2
    This are my Videoguide that show you only all Collectibles in the Chapters, its NO Walktrough.
    I hope it helps and excuse my bad English, I'm german speaking.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL97U58-rKFMwiaq3AnIXRL...
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    ThycountGreat Youtube playlist, straight to the point... Perfect.
    Posted by Thycount on 12 Mar 14 at 11:12
    Chris1984ukBrilliant videos. Using them now, up to Chapter 3 and like the above comment says. Straight to the point, Perfect
    Posted by Chris1984uk on 22 Dec 15 at 00:19
  • TransparentDimeTransparentDime567,100
    25 Feb 2014 25 Feb 2014 26 Feb 2014
    7 0 0
    Most the other guides here say Load Chapter does not work. I can confirm it DOES work.....

    Here's my story...

    After 7 years the birds were still glitched.....

    Fortunately through research not for long....

    I started a new play through again and I used IGN and Gamefaq's guides, I got all the birds, but no achievement unlocked at the end... Upon looking through my saves I found a save for Chapter 1 in between Chapter 3-5 which meant something went wrong... I could note this by the date and time... I then remembered at one point I accidentally started a new game and dashboarded thinking it wouldn't save, but the game started a new save thus erasing my birds from Chapter 1 and resetting Chapter 1 collection progress...

    After replaying Chapter 1 through Load Chapter and grabbing Bird #6 the achievement popped confirming Load Chapter does work to mop up if you know where the errors lie.. ;)

    In conclusion each save for each Chapter must have all birds for Load Chapter to work.. If you think you got all the birds and nothing popped at the end double check your save progression, you may just find an error in between... This error could be related to why people think Load Chapter doesn't work whether you restart a game on accident or restart chapter to do something else...

    I was just making sure my saves were all in order when I came across the error thinking I had all the birds.. This was my 3rd or 4th play through (it's been 7 years, lol)...

    Hope this helps troubleshoot your glitch... :)
  • CrysisWarXX3CrysisWarXX3410,196
    08 May 2017 06 Feb 2018 21 Jul 2020
    2 0 0
    Welcome, To avoid the birds and metals glitch you need to start the game from load chapter and every time you complete a chapter quit to to main menu and select load the next chapter do not ever hit a new game or continue it worked for me.

    This is a written guide with pictures for all the collectibles from IGN
    https://www.ign.com/wikis/condemned-criminal-origins/
  • Mise64Mise64396,253
    19 Aug 2016 19 Aug 2016 30 Aug 2016
    2 0 0
    I believe this achievement is mistakenly accused of being flawed. There is a catch though.

    Whenever you finish a chapter game saves progress. For example (5/6 birds, 3/3 metals). What you actually need to do is to have 6/6 saved from every single chapter.

    I personally got all "all six birds" achievements and this one was last I missed. It was because in my last go through chapter 2 I saved only 5/6 birds at the end of the chapter. So when I got my last "all six birds" achievement, this chapter 2 save was blocking "Golden Bird Award".

    I repeated chapter 2 with 6/6 and the soothing sound of completion popped up.
  • J89ZJ89Z646,709
    30 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020
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