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.
Not as bad as some people say!GigaPudding | June 7, 2015 | See all GigaPudding's reviews »
This game gets a lot of bad reactions for not being sandboxy enough, too linear, buggy and stuff. But it's an adventure game. The main focus is on the story which is quite interesting. It's the story that is kinda fresh and keeps you entertained. The setting of the story and it's themes aren't all that common in videogames and and the game contains a lot of secrets and collectibles that add more depth to the story. So if you enjoy interesting stories, you might as well like this game. You can't do that much being a ghost and all so the puzzles might repeat itself a little and the focus of the game is really centered on story telling rather than like gameplaying. Another thing is that there really are some bugs in the game. Nothing too serious but you might get annoyed by them from time to time. And the next thing on the list is that the game is short. So why do I give it 80? It's mainly the story, I really liked it and it flows quite well. It's a good chillout game as it doesn't really require a lot of gaming effort to go through, but in my opinion the story is worth it.
Decent but not spectacularTakwin | June 6, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
I'm recommending at sale price. For five dollars, it's worth a play through in 6-7 hours. It is a decent story, better than a decent amount of stuff on TV. Nice twists, good ending. Not spectacular, but pretty good. Graphics are also decent. No Ethan Carter or The Witcher 3, but pretty good. The voice acting is also solid. I've seen worse b-movies for sure. That is kind of this game. Solid, but certainly not spectacular. A fun little romp that is the perfect length for it's story. It doesn't overstay its welcome but I definitely wouldn't replay it either.
A worthy gameObsessor | May 28, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Murdered: Soul Suspect is different. An action-adventure game. It's a detective game with supernatural elements, reminding me a bit of Fahrenheit(a.k.a. Indigo Prophecy), Post Mortem, and its successor Still Life. It looks very good, although cutscenes are just videos, and you can see it. Controls are fairly intuitive, gameplay itself enjoyable. Story - very captivating. I won't spoil anything. After you die it just gets better! On a sale it's a steal. Very good game for supernatural lovers.
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.