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  • Summary: Solve Pixel Puzzles to find clues. Use those clues to interrogate witnesses. Work your way to the truth... ...and uncover the mystery of Murder by Numbers.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 1, 2020
    90
    Although the lack of clarity with the UI and interface takes my opinion down a notch, overall, I really enjoyed my time with Murder by Numbers. The combination of a detective game and picross really works. I hope that this is the start of a beautiful friendship.
  2. Mar 5, 2020
    90
    Whether you’re a fan of Picross, or whether you enjoy a good murder mystery, I can’t recommend Murder By Numbers enough. The stories it weaves are fantastically realised, brought to life with wonderful characters, genuine touches of humour and fantastic animation. Honestly, I’m sad there’s only four chapters (although each one will keep you hooked for at least 3-4 hours) – more please, Mediatonic. It’s one of the nicest, genuinely unique games I’ve played in quite some time.
  3. Mar 26, 2020
    82
    Murder By Numbers is a satisfying adventure that will delight any fan of Picross. The visual novel aspect gives the game a unique angle for the genre, and the personable art design leaves a great impression. If you're looking for a way to test the waters on Picross, this is a great way to do so.
  4. Mar 5, 2020
    80
    The game is a charming concoction full of endearing characters and set to a wondrous soundtrack.
  5. Mar 6, 2020
    80
    A whole heap of well-designed nonograms spread out across a well-written story which is delightful to look at and listen to makes Murder by Numbers an easy recommendation.
  6. Mar 13, 2020
    71
    A vibrant mystery adventure but maybe not for you if you're picky about picross.
  7. Apr 27, 2020
    60
    Murder by Numbers combines the unlikely trio of maths, melodrama and murder in a stylishly animated equation that is somewhat unbalanced by its repetitive Picross puzzles.

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  1. May 22, 2020
    10
    You play as a detective...Excellent game that make your head spin a little bit trying to figure out all kinds of number puzzles...If you likeYou play as a detective...Excellent game that make your head spin a little bit trying to figure out all kinds of number puzzles...If you like sudoku this game would be a paradise for you to play...If you like working out your brain better than working out your body don't think twice....It has cool dialogues and colorful art style...I did not find anything wrong with it once I mute the music and was able to follow the fast paced dialogues and between them you get all kinds of number puzzles which you must solve to go on with the story...If you find the puzzles too hard for your feeble brain there is an easy mode which will help you go through the crisis of emotional breakdown...It has also hints but using them will lower your final score...This is a masterpiece and meant for people who enjoy using their heads...It takes time to solve a puzzle and once you manage to solve it all by yourself you are going to feel much better than beating any other games...The higher score you get ,it helps with your detective rank...You start as F detective and you climb up by solving puzzles...Good luck ! Expand