Murdered: Soul Suspect™
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THE HARDEST MURDER TO SOLVE IS YOUR OWN.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is a supernatural detective thriller which challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all… their own murder.
When Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a chequered past, gets caught up in a violent burglary, his life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer.
Shocked to find himself in the afterlife, his only escape from the limbo world of ‘Dusk’ is to uncover the truth behind his killer, track him down and bring him to justice using his detective instinct and new-found supernatural abilities.
As Ronan, you have the freedom to explore the modern-day town of Salem: its New England-style wooden houses, narrow streets, gothic churches and mental asylum for clues. Battle demonic spirits to save your soul and uncover the shocking revelations about who is responsible for your death.
Dead and kickingKingTed | May 14, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Murdered : Soul Suspect has an odd setting. You are Detective Ronan O'Connor and... Well, you're dead. The game opens with your murder by the hands of the very suspect you were trying to arrest. But Death is not the end for O'Connor. On the contrary, in the After Life, he's still investigating. With help of Joy, his psychic teenager assistant, O'Connor will try his best to arrest his own murderer. Murdered : Soul Suspect is an adventure game where you explore the town of Salem and solve crimes. It has a nice atmosphere to immerse you in the story. Unfortunatly, the game is not that polished in the gameplay department. The problem is that the puzzles, the investigation part, are too simple and the level-design is pretty bad, always pointing to the direction to go. Furthermore, there are some bad stealth sequences during the adventure. Murdered : Soul Suspect could have been an excellent game but it's just an average game with a good setting.
Great idea and story, so-so implementationBlockAgent | May 13, 2015 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
Murdered is a game that has a very interesting story and idea. The story is a good one and will soon become the only thing that keeps you playing this game to the end. What keeps this game from being absolutely great is the game design and gameplay. It pretends to be an open world game, yet restricts where you can go constantly (sometimes with short cutscenes where the character actually says "I shouldn't go there right now"). The gameplay is cumbersome and honestly boring. The very few enemies you face are extremely easy to beat. The rest of the gameplay is basically hunting for collectables and clues which amounts to nothing more than finding the glowing objects. Some good stuff is here however. The sound in the game is very well done, as are the graphics. I didn't notice any glitches at all and the game feels very polished. The voice acting was well done. Between those things and the great storywriting, this game was almost a winner. Too bad the level designers and creative directors weren't on the same page. I am sure that children 7-12 would probably have a spooky blast with this game though.
Different!PlayTyrant | May 6, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
I think this game is different. Never played this kind of game before, it's like action+horror+mistery... really good. I don't want to spoil anything to anyone, but at a certain point the game surprised me with something I didn't expect AT ALL. Let's say that, despite the story, I thought it was going to be less 'supernatural', but whoa! Really, play this game, I don't want to say anything more, watch the trailer and get ready for a great experience, great optimization and REALLY good story, you'll play it more than once, I'm sure of it.
Spiritedvipe_1 | April 5, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Murdered: Soul Suspect, developed by the now closed Airtight Games, is a ambitious title with a great concept. Widely panned upon release, Soul Suspect isn't lackluster (as you may have heard), but nor is it a hidden masterpiece either. Many things do go right in this game; several concepts are different and interesting, or well executed, or some of both. You play as a Salem, Mass. detective that is shot down (in a fairly impressive opening sequence) by the Bell Killer, a powerful serial killer terrorizing the historical town. The integration of the ghost world with the real is very cool, and the abilities that come with your spectral form are fun. The game is suitably creepy, but not really too horrifying. From a gameplay standpoint, I compare this with another investigation game like LA Noire. You will ask questions and survey crime scenes, but much like that game, the clues are set out before you and are more of a matter of "collecting" than it takes skill. This game is really about the story...it trades action and fast paced gameplay for the mystery of the Bell Killer, ghostly powers, and your interactions with the world/people/ghosts/demons in Salem. FPS junkies may be disappointed. After finishing this, I found myself satisfied enough, and not really disappointed in the light gameplay or concepts. But this game only scratches the surface...it's pretty good, but it could have been so much more. The missed opportunities and half-realized potential are truly the worst parts of this game.
Not what I pictured, but not terrible.anticerber | March 12, 2015 | See all anticerber's reviews »
So I had seen this in passing a few times, saw it on the cover of some magazines and in some online articles but never really read too deep into it.. I knew the premise of the game, but more so thought it was this, crime, third person shooter type game where you are solving your own murder and fighting spirits along the way........wrong This is more about detective work. There are some instances where you can take down evil spirits but more so in the form of stealth kills in other shooter games...You will go around solving mysteries for people, basically like a dark scooby doo, not too dark. Over all the game is a bit slow, the detective work can be tedious and boring at times, but it isn't all bad. I'd try it out, just not at full price mind you