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  • Summary: What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? Acoustic Detectives wanted for testing our new device. Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelatedWhat if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? Acoustic Detectives wanted for testing our new device. Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelated cases?
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  1. Mar 30, 2019
    87
    I love the idea of using voices to find the truth, and I like the way that Unheard tells the story, very creative. Regrettably, the game is too easy to play, which means the puzzles are barely challenging, and the stories are not impressive enough as well.
  2. Jul 8, 2019
    85
    Unheard is simply brilliant, with gameplay focused on audio and listening to criminals, and then deciding who did it. You will turn into a real detective with Unheard.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    75
    Sometimes a single good idea is enough to think out of the box and make a simple, but intriguing game. Unheard proves that listening can be as engaging as watching, but it lacks any kind of reward, making patience more valuable than skills.
  4. Apr 24, 2019
    57
    Conceptually interesting detective adventure that unfortunately never reaches the heights of games like Her Story or Return of the Obra Dinn.
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  1. Apr 3, 2019
    10
    Very unique take on the mystery and suspense genre of gaming. I highly recommend this game for anyone who enjoys games such as Heavy Rain,Very unique take on the mystery and suspense genre of gaming. I highly recommend this game for anyone who enjoys games such as Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human.
    The fact that this game heavily relies are audio and listening is what makes it so special. Definitely pulls you in as you get lost in the puzzles. I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes fan so this game really made me feel like a detective. The mysteries have almost a horror feel to them so if you're a fan of horror games, this game could definitely be a fun venture to check out. Highly recommend!
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  2. Mar 31, 2019
    10
    An interesting concept, you are able to hear everything that took place during a crime without actually seeing what happened. IdentifyAn interesting concept, you are able to hear everything that took place during a crime without actually seeing what happened. Identify suspects, find clues, and solve mysteries in this crime thriller! Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2019
    10
    Such kind of game which is conducted by hearing dialogues from different characters is to figure out the puzzles and capture and detect theSuch kind of game which is conducted by hearing dialogues from different characters is to figure out the puzzles and capture and detect the cases of murder or implied plots. By doing so, you are doing to play a role in a detective and observe what happened and find out the truth.
    By the way, the end of the game can be called "peculiar".
    Highly recommended.

    I've had a really great time with this game so far. You have to listen to the audio to determine who was able to commit a crime and how. You can only hear audio in the specific room that you are currently in though so it's easy to miss crucial information that you need. You most likely need to listen to the recording multiple times but change your position so that you can get all the information and make a proper judgement.

    I definitely had some issues identifying one of the suspects correctly but I think I didn't properly go over the available information the way I was supposed to. For the second video, I took a few notes while I was playing and easily was able to figure out the solution. I've played a few games that relied on audio but none of them was detective games that relied upon audio to this extent. It's actually quite impressive what they've been able to accomplish here.
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  4. Apr 8, 2019
    9
    I didn't really expect that I'd find myself drawn into the game, but as I played it, I only wanted to keep on playing and didn't stop till II didn't really expect that I'd find myself drawn into the game, but as I played it, I only wanted to keep on playing and didn't stop till I was halfway done.

    The first level was pretty simple, but it was the introductory level so that made sense. The second level made me think a bit harder and I had to listen to the level over and over again. There's just so much detail that went into the audio like the phone call seeming as if it was a real phone going off as well as the stereo sound quality and I'm hoping that they'll only continue to make innovative and fun levels like potentially having a murder in a stadium of some sort.

    The only drawback is that the game felt a bit too short. Hopefully they will add DLC to give the game more play value.
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  5. Feb 19, 2021
    7
    The gameplay was really unique and it was a different experience. I liked this game. 8hrs on record.