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Murdered: Soul Suspect

Square Enix, Airtight Games
Jun 2, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

8%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
6 / 10
IGN
5.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
GamesRadar+
2.5 / 5
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
Polygon
7 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Kotaku
No

Murdered: Soul Suspect Review Summary

WeakCritic Consensus

Murdered: Soul Suspect is an average game for many critics with a sub-par mystery with some interesting ideas that are buried in an avalanche of mediocrity


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Critic Reviews for Murdered: Soul Suspect

And it's that underdog likeability that rescues Soul Suspect from the lower reaches of the score table. It's a Good 6, that delightful strata of games that stumble in the technical aspects, but compensate with personality and charm, somehow all the more enjoyable for their imperfections. 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.

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IGN

5.5 / 10.0
IGN

Murdered: Soul Suspect has a lot of great ideas, but none of them come together in a satisfying way.

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A game where sadly the idea is a lot better than the execution, especially given the low budget visuals and mediocre script.

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

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Figuring out the identity of the Bell Killer is a mission well worth taking, even when the gameplay is trying to pull the experience down into hell

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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.

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It's easy to be overwhelmed by the many problems in Murdered: Soul Suspect, but if you dig a little deeper, there's an interesting story to uncover.

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The game tells an uninspired story by forcing you through a series of repetitive, bland, and unrewarding puzzles.

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