Murder by Numbers

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 17, 2020

Murder by Numbers is a unique project with really addictive puzzles, but sometimes it seems that the story is too long, and references to pop cultural phenomena will not be clear to most of the Russian audience. However, interesting tasks and charming characters will make you return to this game regularly. After all, such a satisfying dish simply requires small portions and several approaches.

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B
Apr 1, 2020

Murder by Numbers was a fun game for me to play. It was a nice change of pace to a lot of the current games and the puzzle aspect got my brain working well towards the end of the game. I would definitely recommend Murder by Numbers to puzzle, point and click, and visual novel fans. Take a break and enjoy something different!

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7 / 10
Apr 1, 2020

Murder By Numbers puts a narrative-heavy spin on the Picross experience and accompanies it with enough difficulty setting that even a mathematically challenged fool like me to get engrossed in the grid-filling action for hours on end. Unfortunately, so much of the story is tainted by unlikeable characters and a constant barrage of eye-rolling references that take away from the otherwise unique style of the world.

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8.4 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

Murder by Numbers is a video game that knows how to combine its two aspects in an excellent way, inciting the player, either due to the plot or the challenge offered by their puzzles, to continue playing.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2020

Despite a few missing features, Murder by Numbers is still a delightful twist on a classic puzzle game. Fans of Ace Attorney or Picross will not want to let this one fly under their radar. This is a universe begging for a sequel.

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82 / 100
Mar 25, 2020

Murder By Numbers is a satisfying adventure that will delight any fan of Picross. The visual novel aspect gives the game a unique angle for the genre, and the personable art design leaves a great impression. If you're looking for a way to test the waters on Picross, this is a great way to do so.

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GameSpace

Top Critic

Unscored
Mar 23, 2020

Filled with quirky 90s cheese, engaging characters, and some fantastic animation, Murder by numbers is the sort of case file that goes above and beyond the line of duty.

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Mar 17, 2020

"Unordinary genre fusion works."

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71 / 100
Mar 13, 2020

A vibrant mystery adventure but maybe not for you if you're picky about picross.

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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2020

Murder by Numbers successfully blends a Phoenix Wright-style visual novel with a Picross-style puzzle game by making each aspect great in its own right.

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