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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 toDetective 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. Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Jun 10, 2014
    80
    If you’re a fan of mysteries, Murdered: Soul Suspect would be a worthy purchase.
  2. Jun 9, 2014
    70
    This is a game that needs to be approached with the right mindset in order to be fully and properly understood. Murdered is an interactive movie with a story straight out of the best 90's b-reel supernatural horror flicks that dominated the video store of an era long bygone. The challenge level is extremely low but the mood and nighttime atmosphere the game evokes are hard to deny. Destined for Steam Sale must-buy status, Murdered is a game that will engage you and take you back to a simpler time, even as it celebrates its b-movie heritage and paper-thin actual gameplay.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 3, 2014
    70
    The game gets an A for effort, but unfortunately the same can't be said of the core gameplay mechanics, which are dull and repetitive. The storyline is engaging, but other than that there's not much to write home about. [Aug 2014]
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    60
    By no means is Murdered: Souls Suspect one of the best titles of the year, but it's one of the most likeable ones.
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    55
    There’s a fun game to be had with the right mix of these elements — ghosts, crime-solving, a troubled cop and a serial killer — but Murdered: Soul Suspect just isn’t really it.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 30, 2014
    50
    A less than successful attempt at what could have been a novel concept. [Aug 2014, p.57]
  7. PC Gamer
    Jul 16, 2014
    40
    Lacking in meaningful challenge, Murdered: Soul Suspect fails to deliver on its promising premise at every step. [Sept. 2014, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 93
  2. Negative: 15 out of 93
  1. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    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 greatAfter 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. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    I PLAY THIS GAME // IN MY WAY .. IT IS AWESOME GAME I EVER PLAYED ,, IN HORROR AND AND DETECTIVE WAY
    AWESOME GRAPHIC
    STRIKING TWIST STORY
    I PLAY THIS GAME // IN MY WAY .. IT IS AWESOME GAME I EVER PLAYED ,, IN HORROR AND AND DETECTIVE WAY
    AWESOME GRAPHIC
    STRIKING TWIST STORY MODE
    NICE CHARACTERISATION
    SOUND EFFECT IS GOOD

    U R AWESOME .. I LOVE IT ...10/10
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  3. Jan 25, 2015
    9
    great visuals, FUN gameplay,good narrative detective noir`/story. Play as the ghost of a murdered detective, walk through walls, possess othergreat visuals, FUN gameplay,good narrative detective noir`/story. Play as the ghost of a murdered detective, walk through walls, possess other people, even play/control cats (!) , play hide & seek with evil demons on different eerie locations, do some side quests or go for the main quest, find secret hidden objects..and a lot more! I really enjoyed the thrilling plot, the cool visual effects in this game too ! - I`m a bit surprised to see how underrated this game is! (?)
    Length of game-play? : I`ve spent about 16 hours (was looking a lot for secret objects, but going straight forward, I`ll guess about 11-12hours !.
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  4. Mar 8, 2016
    7
    It has a great beginning and good graphics, even the investigations are fine but i didn't like the demons' game. I was expecting anIt has a great beginning and good graphics, even the investigations are fine but i didn't like the demons' game. I was expecting an investigating game where you can't die. Expand
  5. Jun 5, 2014
    7
    There are some very valid criticism of this game, 1) It is not particularly hard and 2) The "stealth" element is.. I would go as far as to sayThere are some very valid criticism of this game, 1) It is not particularly hard and 2) The "stealth" element is.. I would go as far as to say pathetic. The parts that involve possessing a cat is also breathtakingly poor in terms of animation and controls. Nevertheless, the demons and "stealth" factor could've been removed completely from the game and not been missed at all. This game is all about the story and the people you meet and whether you bother investing time into solving their issues. The graphics is decent, the audio is quite good. I mean, it's actually a quite pleasant experience and doesn't deserve a measly 57 by the "professional" reviewers. (I put that in quotation marks on purpose...)

    My verdict? It's a 6.5 on my scale, and I always round upwards so it makes a fairly weak 7 on the metascale. With a little smarter design this game could have been a true gem, like swapping the demon hassle with something a little more constructive.
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  6. Apr 4, 2015
    6
    Murdered: Soul Suspect had much hype before its release, and that is a possible explanation for the negativity it got eventually on theMurdered: Soul Suspect had much hype before its release, and that is a possible explanation for the negativity it got eventually on the reviews, as this game didn't really deliver what it claimed to be.
    Still, all in all, this is a nice attempt which I actually quite enjoyed and if the developers wouldn't have promised so much they couldn't deliver, I'd even say wholeheartedly that Murdered:SS doesn't deserve all those low scores.

    Now let's see.... Graphics- were pretty awesome. Not the best you'll find around I guess, but they were nice to watch. Not too demanding on the machine and yet aesthetic and pleasent enough. There was also a good amount of details in the different locations in the game fitting well to the environment (graveyard, museum, old mansion etc..). 710 for me folks.

    Music&sounds-for such a cinematic game, you'd expect some epic score. Well, that's not exactly the case. The soundtrack of the game felt very lacking, and while I always puts special attention to music in video games, here the music mostly never grabbed my attention. And while the little soundtrack there was didn't sound bad, It was simply repetitive, not memorable, and didn't really contribute much to the game. 410, sadly.

    Story & settings - No matter how much a video-game is mediocre (or not), for me, a good story can always save it from being a complete disaster. Here, I enjoyed the story, but then again, it wasn't something too incredible or memorable. I did really like the main characters, though, thought the voice acting was usually pretty good. If you look for the collectibles in-game you get a lot of background-story about the town Salem (in which the story occurs) and about the main hero of the game - Ronan. I found those bits of information to be pretty interesting and a nice addition to the game&story.
    The main story in general, is still somewhat mediocre. Towards the middle of the game there's some sort of a twist and then it gets pretty obvious and predictable until the ending, which, unfortunately, is falling flat. Really, it almost ruined the entire experience for me. 510 - mainly because of the ending (which had a potential but just wasn't done food enough!)

    Gameplay - and now we're getting to the meat. The gameplay, which many would find here mediocre as well. Murdered is mainly an adventure game, and it plays much like one. The entire game is built as various investigations you'd have to solve in order to proceed. You may also collect many collectibles which lie around and serve as 'side quests'. It's nice, easy to understand, 'catchy', and sometimes (only sometimes) you have to really open your eyes and pay attention to find all the clues. Which is nice. Unfortunately the whole section of deducting and processong your clues is rather easy and unchallanging.
    There are also some (not many) 'action' sequences where you musy hide from demons and sneak on them... Which is very repetitive, unchallanging, usually not fun and just a waste of time. Seems like the developers just tried to force some stealth into the game. Not cool! 610

    In short- a game which looks alright and plays just fine, and suffers from too much unmet-expectations, a somewhat predictable story (which I did enjoy but I know that many would find mediocre and even weak!), and not much length.
    If you're not the kind of person which would hunt down all collectibles and details about the story, you'll meet an easy, short, unchallanging experience which is not necessarily satisfying.

    Adventure lovers - don't get me wrong - you may find many moments of joy in this game, like I did.
    There are still some very well-done aspects of the story, in my opinion. Without the disappointing ending I would give this game a 7 and not a 6 (based on my experience, at least)
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  7. Jun 5, 2014
    0
    Extremely short, like 5 hours short. Very cliche and cheesy story that barely has time to develop. You barely get to know any characters inExtremely short, like 5 hours short. Very cliche and cheesy story that barely has time to develop. You barely get to know any characters in the game, and the ending falls flat on its face. Also absolutely zero replay value. I really wanted to like this game, the premise seemed awesome and i was excited to play it. I had it preordered which I never do anymore, I was looking forward to it. But it turned out to be a barely finished game. Repetitive as anything, and the "combat" was a waste of time and should have been better implemented or scrapped. I would stay away from this game and save your money. I know I regret buying it. At most I could see it being worth $10 on sale, but no more. Trust me. Expand

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