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.
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
Not all thereMadDemon64 | March 11, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Murdered: Soul Suspect sounds like an interesting idea: you play a dead private detective and try to solve your own murder. Go anywhere, see beyond the veil, and use the skills you gained as a private detective In order to solve the mystery. Except not really.
Murdered: Soul Suspect has a lot of atmosphere, thanks in no small part to the fact that you can see both humans and ghosts (and apparently ghost buildings; still not sure how that works), and the world looks very eerie with both walking around. However most of it is just window dressing. What little combat there is is too easy and feels like very little thought was put into it, even though the concept behind the enemies you are fighting is amazing.
However, Murdered: Soul Suspects two biggest problems are its story and puzzle solving. The story is dull and uninteresting, with plot twists either being nonexistent, underwhelming, or utterly predictable. The puzzle solving, well…what puzzle solving? The trailers and teasers promised something like L.A. Noire, but instead we got was the equivalent of doing a scavenger hunt for scraps of paper, putting them in a hat, picking one at random, and then continuing on with the story regardless of whether or not you hose the right one.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is a lot like a ghost; you can see it, but when you try to grab it all you get is air.
Underwhelming, but EnjoyableTheLMan101 | Feb. 27, 2015 | See all TheLMan101's reviews »
Some may say I shouldn't judge a game based on what I was hoping from it, but Murdered: Soul Suspect is frustrating in how excellent it could've been. It's still enjoyable, certainly, and it stands out among the other games on the shelf. With that said, it certainly could've been better.
I won't comment too much on the story, because most of the intrigue in the game comes from the story. Rest assured, it's a well-written and generally well told story and the conclusion should leave you satisfied. It did, me. The story is certainly the selling point of the game.
The gameplay is slightly erratic, but all components work competently, excluding the "combat" - A laughable game of Red Light, Green Light followed by one quick time event... and that's basically it. With that said, exploring is fun and discovering new revelations is pretty fulfilling.
With all that said, the game's length is a huge disappointment and, even then, the bonus material doesn't add much. The game also doesn't really have much replay value, so I wouldn't really be able to recommend it if you're looking for lots of content.
In conclusion, this is the perfect game to buy on sale, but you'd need to look at the trailer for the game and decide for yourself how hyped you are for it. Then, remember that I was very hyped... and the game is only a 65 out of 100, to me.
Best investigation game of all timegarocco | Feb. 6, 2015 | See all garocco's reviews »
To be honest Murdered Soul Suspect is really fascinating, when I saw the trailer I was sure that it would be a great game, and actually i was right. An elaborate story, beautifully told, with a narrative that blends well with the game, then there is still doubt if this game is good, I tell you will not regret it in no time. The extremely engaging story is without any doubt the strongest point of the game, making the player does not want to stop playing even for a minute. The scenario is very interesting and beautiful allowing you to explore almost all there is. For me the weak point of this game is the artificial intelligence that does not work properly, causing many times some errors, what leaves the game easier. Murdered Soul Suspect is undoubtedly one of the best research games I've ever played in my life and I recommend to everyone.