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  • Summary: Detective Ronan O'Connor's life is brought to an end when a brutal killer confronts him during a burglary. This detective with a checked past now finds himself trapped in the afterlife, his only escape from this nether world of "Dusk" is to bring the truth of his death and his killer to light using his newly developed supernatural abilities. As Ronan, you can explore the town of Salem for clues, battle demon spirits to save your soul, and unearth revelations about who is responsible for your untimely death. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jun 10, 2014
    If you’re a fan of mysteries, Murdered: Soul Suspect would be a worthy purchase.
  2. 70
    Overall, Murdered: Soul Suspect is an enjoyable but simplistic mystery adventure which, although it features a well-detailed game world and well-written plot, is far too short for its own good. It's a game which I'd recommend to fans of this genre, but only at sale price.
  3. Jun 28, 2014
    A solid premise let down by rote design. [Issue#250, p.64]
  4. Jun 13, 2014
    Finally a game with a large publisher behind it that deliberately resists the mass market! Unfortunately Murdered has not become the game that it could have been.
  5. Jul 9, 2014
    Murdered is a one-note game bent on repeating the same formula over and over again.
  6. Jun 2, 2014
    Being a ghost in Murdered is enjoyable in fits and starts, yet the use of your powers is brutally limited, resulting in an almost entirely scripted and therefore watered-down afterlife experience.
  7. Jun 3, 2014
    Murdered has some really strong foundations but not enough real substance. The game lacks atmosphere fit for this kind of game and the story takes you down a really obvious road. Hiring a BAFTA winner, Jason Graves, who was responsible for Tomb Raider's music, didn't help. Murdered: Soul Suspect is a big disappointment - a weak thriller and a far-too-easy adventure game.

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  1. Positive: 30 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. Jun 3, 2014
    After reading so many bad reviews, I started to think I had just pre-ordered a flop. But once I started playing, I got pulled into it's great story and fun game-play elements. It's not quite an open-world game, yet it's not linear either. It's kind of like L.A. Noire meets The Longest Journey: Dreamfall. The game isn't perfect, but it's the best game experience I've had this year and that's all I care about. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2014
    This game awesome. Absolutely better than king of this genre - Alan Wake. Great graphic with good sound ambient make it -game of the year. maybe the story of it not new. We seen it before in RIPD and etc. But who say that we can't rewrite this with some improvements which gracefully turn it in all new story. Expand
  3. xag
    Jun 9, 2014
    A great supernatural 3D graphic adventure (with some action). Good story, graphics (very funny to go through walls and people), voices, sound effectrs and music. A lot amusing extras as secondary cases, Ronan's memories, etc. A good option to spend time. Don't pay much attention to the unfair critics from "specialized media". Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2014
    Decent interactive-novel type game with a fairly set storyline + gameplay path. Certain areas you're 100% locked out of until you complete other parts - can't even explore the areas. If you're one of those people that can't get past "IT'S A STORY" - then take it for what it is: "IT'S A STORY." ( See 'primitive storyline' reviews. What do you expect? Carl Sagan's Cosmos? [ Yes, that's direct jab you people out there calling it 'primitive.' We all know where you're coming from. Pssh. Grow up. ] Some people like stories ... while other people want to read about math & molecules. Go pick up a Linear Algebra textbook or an encyclopedia & read to your heart's content if you simply can't enjoy a story.

    Anyway - it has collectibles, some side-stories, and a relatively linear gameplay style. Linear. What's that like - a book or a movie. Interactive movie / novel.

    In all seriousness, though - Don't call yourself a GAME if you're not one. Interactive movie type games need to be priced more in the MOVIE price range. $20-30 for something like this, EVERYONE is happy. That would kill a whole load of gripes. Some of those stupid Hollywood hundred-million blockbusters out there - what do you spend, $20 for a garbage 1 hour movie ; how many of these trash movies does this game beat? Plenty. But get the pricing into the realm of where it belongs - where other linear progression forms of entertainment are: books & movies. You've got the same thing going, but on a different format.

    So this is handily a solid 7/10 in my books - as a movie. If it were really movie-ish, more of that backstory could have been played out ; too much is skip-able or miss-able. As a "GAME" though - in the style of open world playable with character development & such, I'll give it a 6/10. Story's too linear for me to even call it an all-out game. Square should know better.

    When it goes on sale - GET IT. You won't feel burned - I might have been pissed if I paid $60 for an interactive movie. I do feel the pain if you paid a full $60 for it.
  5. Jun 3, 2014
    A first impression here. It's not bad as some of the review sites out there might want you to believe. It's and adventure game, think LA Noire without the action and driving. It's a slower paced game where you'll have to look around for clues to solve puzzles to move to the next area, so if you're looking for an action FPS or something like that, it probably won't be for you. It's a good looking game with better graphics than watchdogs that I picked up last week, and has alot of graphics settings to play with, runs smooth on ultra/high on my HD 7870, although the frames per second seem to be locked to 30. I'd give it a 7 out of ten, it is kind of pricey though for what it is, but would definitely recommend it at say $25. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2014
    Not nearly as bad as you've been led to believe. The price is steep for what the game actually is. First person shooter campaigns last longer. I approached this game as a long interactive movie and i was not let down. The big wigs of game reviews will tell you to skip this game, and a lot of people will. But if you're curious or generally interested in the game... Give it a shot. Especially if you catch it on sale. Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2014
    Don't bother getting this game if you play left-handed on PC. There's no key customisation at all and you're forced to play with the WASD set-up. It seems very boring with its QTEs as well. The game was severely over-hyped. Expand

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