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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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Jun 3, 2014
    75
    Murdered: Soul Suspect manages to deliver a good ghost story with some very interesting ideas and twists, but it lacks depth and refinement. Nonetheless the story got us to the point that we’d like to see a sequel.
  2. Jun 29, 2014
    68
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is like a diamond in the rough: a dead detective, with supernatural powers, who has to solve his own assassination is an attractive plot. Having said that, Airtight Games didn't know how tap into those features to deliver what could have been an excellent game about finding clues and solving crime scenes. At least the game delivers a somewhat interesting story with an unpredictable ending.
  3. Jun 23, 2014
    60
    By far and away the worst part of Murdered: Soul Suspect is the completely unnecessary quasi-combat that is littered throughout the game.
  4. Jun 2, 2014
    55
    It scrapes by on the power of its central whodunnit mystery, but I can’t help but feel that Murdered: Soul Suspect is ten hours worth of unfinished business.
  5. Aug 21, 2014
    50
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is often interesting, with a clever story and cool characters. Other times it’s a messy affair, with pale graphics, boring gameplay and confusing mechanics.
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    45
    I truly wanted to like this game. It combines several of my favorite tropes and ideas into one cohesive whole, and I respect what it was trying to attain. But combining a half-baked hide-and-seek operation with a ghost story that seems ripped straight from a casual game isn't the way to hold my attention.
  7. An interesting concept that's backed up with almost nothing of consequence. Most of the game involves plodding around pressing one button, and even the puzzles solve themselves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Jun 11, 2014
    10
    THIS is what's wrong with the industry. Reviewers and websites want to insure business, They do that by "pleasing" the majority, and they doTHIS is what's wrong with the industry. Reviewers and websites want to insure business, They do that by "pleasing" the majority, and they do that by guessing what the majority would and wouldnt like and let that bias affect their own review of the games. This works sadly. But that is also why many who would enjoy a game such as Murdered Soul Suspect won't even try it. Sad reality.

    This game doesnt have "action" it doesnt have shooting, stealing cars, and destruction. And it is better for it. In its own genre and taken as a separate entity, this game shines.
    It is a mix of old school adventure atmosphere, smartass detective work, it is slow but it is great. The Story keeps you interested, the acting is top notch, the relationship between the main character and his partner is akin that of Booker and Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite.
    This game is fun and funny, ok in some areas and amazing in others. It is a relaxing experience, and one that should be experienced. You'll feel like you are watching Ghost (the Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze flick) at times, at others it'll be a Tex Murphy experience.

    It is a fun and enjoyable experience, I am more than glad I bought this game, and if this genre is your cup of tea, you will be quite glad you had this adventure. You can't beat possessing poeple and reading their thoughts.

    Buy this game and enjoy it, if you have your doubts, wait for a sale. But don't miss it.
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  2. Jun 29, 2014
    9
    Murdered: Soul Suspect was brave, and that's what I liked about it. Most of the games being released these days are safe games inspired byMurdered: Soul Suspect was brave, and that's what I liked about it. Most of the games being released these days are safe games inspired by money-makers and marketers just to ensure that it will sell, but Murdered is actually an original idea compared to today's standards.
    It's about a detective who is trying to figure out who murdered him. This game isn't action packed or full of gun fights and explosions like many other games, but it is more like a detective-noir game, which in my opinion there aren't enough of. This game dares to go where other games won't. 9/10
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  3. Dec 19, 2016
    8
    The game reviewers of the world should be ashamed of themselves when a good game like this ends up with a metascore in the low 50's.The game reviewers of the world should be ashamed of themselves when a good game like this ends up with a metascore in the low 50's. Story-wise this game is better than circa 90% of all games ever made, so even though the mechanics aren't the best, this is an easy recommendation. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2016
    7
    A game that melds ghosts and detective stories in order to give you a new perspective on solving crimes as well as some new tools. TheA game that melds ghosts and detective stories in order to give you a new perspective on solving crimes as well as some new tools. The greatest strength of the game comes from it's story. Using your ghostly powers is fun, but solving the cases requires little brainpower. As a result it's fun, but lacks in some areas.

    As far as the writing goes it's solid. The case is interesting, the setting is great, the main characters are likable, and there's plenty of Salem lore you can find scattered throughout the game. It's also filled with very compelling side-stories that you can find through the game's many collectibles and helping other ghosts pass on to the other side. If the storytelling has one flaw it's that you'll always be a few steps of the characters. It takes a shockingly longtime for main character Ronan and the gang to figure out what the killer's intentions are, even though it's so painfully obvious. There are still some nice twists though.

    When it comes to the gameplay, there just isn't much to it. It's cool to be able to walk through walls, possess people to read their minds (even if they ever think anything interesting), and teleport your way to new areas. When it comes to the powers the game really does make excellent use of it's great concept. Hunting down the Salem's many collectibles is a blast because of it.

    Solving cases on the other hand, is a much weaker experience. There's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's just no sort of challenge. All you do is look around an enclosed part of whatever environment your in at everything that stands out. Nothing to it. Some things you inspect will have a little minigame to them that's just as simple and quite easy. There's also no penalty for failing any of these. You just get to jump back in and try again, no questions asked.

    Not even the game's occasional demon attack packs any sort of challenge. You just sneak up behind them and use a button prompt to finish them off. The game gives you plenty of easy escape routes should you get caught. None of this ruins the game though. You're powers are still a blast and just exploring the world and looking for all those collectibles is much more fun than it should be given the great setting. The lack of difficulty just means you feel like a detective that just took the world's simplest case.

    If you're looking for a mystery filled with puzzles that will have you scratching your head, this game will disappoint. Yet, it's a unique concept that's been solidly realized. It offers a nice alternative to all the Sherlock Holmes games out there. Not too mention a fairly easy set of achievements. You may find yourself wanting more from the game from time to time, particularly in the realm of challenge, but overall it can still be quite a lot of fun with a good story to boot.

    7.9/10
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  5. Sep 2, 2014
    7
    I am giving this game a 7 because I want developers to try different things and this game was surely that. I thought the story and the voiceI am giving this game a 7 because I want developers to try different things and this game was surely that. I thought the story and the voice acting was overall quite good, the narration of the ghost stories was quite badly overacted though. I wasn't that crazy about the demons as I felt they were just tacked on to add combat which was not necessary, the detection and mystery elements were sufficient to carry the game. I bought this at the same time as Thief and thought this game would be my favorite of the two but if I had played this game first I might have enjoyed it more. I didn't expect to like Thief but it was a wonderful game and so after playing it this game had giant boots to fill. I will continue to support this kind of game and although this wasn't a great game it was very generous with achievements and some fun. Keep at it team, good effort. Expand
  6. Jun 4, 2014
    6
    I feel that many people who would enjoy this game are afraid to commit to it due to price and reviews. I feel this game is a solid rental andI feel that many people who would enjoy this game are afraid to commit to it due to price and reviews. I feel this game is a solid rental and could be 100% completed in 1-2 days of casual play. Those who need to find all 200-ish collectibles (for achievements & trophies) may need a third day to play through it but I really don't see much replay value after that. I highly recommend checking Red Box, Gamefly, or any other rental service in your area and give this game a shot. If we see a price drop below $19.99 it would be worth the price of admission Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2018
    0
    best game in xbox one x and you can play it 31 fps perceft you just got xboned baby one of the best games of all time i love this game its abest game in xbox one x and you can play it 31 fps perceft you just got xboned baby one of the best games of all time i love this game its a materpice in my upinion but but but but but this is the best xbone game i ever played in 4k Expand

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