Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect Reviews Summary

Summary: 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

Rating Summary

Based on 73 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

6%

Critics Recommend

Based on 73 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2014

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

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6 / 10
Jun 2, 2014

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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Jun 2, 2014

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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3 / 10
Jun 2, 2014

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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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2014

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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7 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2014

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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6 / 10
Jun 4, 2014

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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No
Jun 3, 2014

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

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Jun 8, 2014

I really wanted to like Murdered: Soul Suspect, but -- like L.A. Noire -- it's a detective game that manages to gets its most essential quality absolutely wrong. The backdrop of Salem lends a lot to its central mystery, but at no point will Soul Suspect ever put your deductive skills to work. That's fine if you're indulging in an episode of CSI, but I like my thinky games to require more than just passive interest.

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Jun 4, 2014

In an adventure game, once the puzzles are over, the story is all you've got. Murdered: Soul Suspect, though it was diverting like a bit of light reading, never really hooked me. And that's its biggest problem.

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