Murdered: Soul Suspect

  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
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Based on 16 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
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  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    12

Pros:

  • Compelling central mystery.
  • Interesting dynamic between Ronan and his sidekick.
  • Genuinely frightening enemies.

Cons:

  • Little to no challenge.
  • Uninteresting gameworld.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Bit-tech.net on 25

Developer: Airtight Games Publisher: Square Enix Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, X360 Version Reviewed: PC Detective Ronan O'Connor is dead. He's been thrown out of a secondstorey window and shot seven times by the mysterious Bell Killer, a serial...

By TrustedReviews on 70

Murdered does its best to suffocate some great ideas while its investigative gameplay has its flaws. Yet there’s something refreshing about this spooky detective story, and if you can live with some cardboard characters and scenery then the engaging narrative will pull you through.

By GameSpot on 60

Murdered: Soul Suspect is as troubled as its protagonist. There are so many problems--from the presentation to the story and even technical hiccups--that I was continually pulled out of the experience. And yet, I continued on, and I'm glad that I wasn't overwhelmed by those missteps.

By IGN on 55

There are some great concepts in Murdered: Soul Suspect, but they feel undercooked or underutilised, and the lack of demand for any real input from us makes Murdered feel like a pick-a-path game where there’s only one path.

By Polygon on 70

Murdered: Soul Suspect is awash in tropes, but somehow, that's part of the charm. It's a pulpy detective tale remixed as a classic ghost story, and it works as a sort of playable B-movie. It's linear and mechanically simple, but it flows well and keeps a fast pace, at least as long as I wasn't chasing down demons.

By EuroGamer on 60

I can't pretend that Soul Suspect is a particularly great game, but I do know that it's the sort of game I'll still remember - and remember fondly - in five years' time, which is more than can be said for most of its glossier rivals.

By HardcoreGamer on 50

While its concept is unique, its execution leaves an incredible amount to be desired. Unfortunately, the mystery of Ronan’s murder is not nearly as thought-provoking as the mystery of when Murdered: Soul Suspect will be offered at a discount.

By Joystiq on 70

That said, the mystery at the heart of Murdered really is excellent, and putting the pieces together crime scene by crime scene should satisfy many an armchair sleuth. The hidden ghost stories are well worth finding, and though Ronan is a bit of a dull fish, the people who surround him are worth getting to know, however briefly.

By ShackNews on 60

That paired with a solid, no-frills investigation mechanic helped mitigate some of the technical problems and the sadly tacked-on demon hunting sequences. It's a distinctly average experience, but it has enough going for it that I'm glad I was able to conquer the bugs and see it through.

By Kotaku on

But no matter how I look at it, there's something disquieting to the blandness of Murdered: Soul Suspect. It's a game about ghosts, demons, and the Salem witch trials. For a story that's on some level interested in scaring its players, it never has the courage to let those same players make their own mistakes.

By AusGamers on 60

The concept and setting here were ripe for out-of-left-field explosiveness, but due to a lack of direction and capitalisation, and likely a small budget, all we’re left with is a lifeless game that fails to live up to its potential.

By GamesRadar on 50

here are a few notable characters and story beats in Murdered: Soul Suspect, but they're completely overshadowed by unremarkable gameplay and shoddy production values.

By The Escapist on 50

Murdered: Soul Suspect has some neat concepts, but it is not a success. A few elements of its supernatural murder mystery may hold your interest, but it ultimately feels hollow because it lacks any real challenge or entertainment in solving that mystery.

By CVG on 50

There's space in this genre to be sure - only LA Noire has come close to presenting an engaging, police-based, modern point-and-click adventure - but any new contenders need to pay far more attention to the actual police work underpinning them. Without doing so the conclusion we'll keep deducing is that crime may not pay, but it sure is tedious to bring to justice.

By PCGamer on 40

There's a good game to be made out of Murdered's ambitious premise, but this isn't it. As a cheaper game it might have passed as a curio, but I'm a little horrified that something with this many transparent flaws and this little substance is being pitched at full price. Sprinkle salt on your doorstep, keep the light on, and avoid.

By GameInformer on 65

It’s a satisfying murder mystery and a sub-par game all rolled in one. The story won out in the end for me. If you can tolerate the shoddy investigation gameplay, there’s plenty of fun (and wrong guessing) to be had.

International Review By Tweakers on 60

Ondanks dat ik misschien niet hele positief klink in deze review, moet ik zeggen dat ik nog best wel enthousiast ben over het spel! Het verhaal is sterk genoeg om het toch een goede game te maken en de minpunten op de koop toe te nemen. Alles bij...

International Review By overclockers.ua on

Murdered: Soul Suspect РазработчикAirtight Games ИздательSquare Enix Официальный сайтmurdered.com Дата выходаИюнь 2014 Локализатор1С-СофтКлаб ЖанрПриключенческая игра, экшен Курение — вредная привычна, но ничего не могу с собой поделать. Помнится, даже...