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.
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.
Well... this was slightly underwhelming!JakeG92 | Feb. 4, 2015 | See all JakeG92's reviews »
I had hugely high hopes for Murdered: Soul Suspect!
Ever trailer, every new article, ever screenshot... I was glued. I wanted nothing more than to say this game would be my game of the year and it... wasn't even top 5!
Don't get me wrong. What the game actually is, is great. The mechanics, the story and the visuals are brilliant.
The thing that this falls down on is the length. This was an incredibly short story! I was able to burn through the whole game snatching every achievement along the way apart from about 2 or 3.
I was then able to play the story again up to the point of earning those final achievements all within the space of a weekend!
It's a good quick burn, but don't expect brilliance! :/
a nice diversion from the norm.on2wheels | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all on2wheels's reviews »
There's not too much challenge here, and a fair bit of handholding to get you in the right direction. Otherwise it's a nice change of pace, with some decent eye candy to go along. The solving crimes portion is a bit of a joke since there doesn't seem to be any punishment for not guessing all the right clues the first time, and dialog can be a joke at times but doesn't ruin it by any means. The worst thing, and possibly the only bad part, is the QTE when encountering an enemy. Fortunately it doesn't happen all that often. Not a bad deal when on sale, and won't take you too long to complete either.
Who you gonna call?angrymouse | Aug. 2, 2014 | See all angrymouse's reviews »
Murdered:Soul Suspect is a supernatural thriller kinda like Ghost Whisperer,Medium or Deadbeat.The game focuses on the story and the plot twist adds to a great ending. The characters are well done and you can discover their stories through notes.Also,the voice acting was good.You can possess a cat and even "meow" which ,let's be honest, is everybody's dream.The background characters are interesting(from psycho butcher to jealous girlfriend) and you can even help some of the ghosts as a side mission.The dialogue was funny most of the time and straight to the point. Unfortunately,the controls seemed to be made especially for console so it didn't quite adjust to PC keyboard.Another con was the length of the game.I was expecting more gameplay.After you finish the game you can't go back and explore.Speaking of exploration,it was limited by walking from point A to B.You can only roam between those points and it felt like Salem was not really a city but a place with a few locations. In conclusion, meow out of 10.