Rated 10 out of 10 by PsychedelicJesus Best detective story ever!
This game has one of the best stories, so far this year, and it's the best detective story ever. It's like film noir and a supernatural horror film combined. It might not have enough action for everyone, you don't go around shooting people, sometimes you take out a demon, but mostly you are ghost detective investigating your own murder, and other side quest. It doesn't have the greatest graphics overall on the ps4, but I really love the ghost residue and all the special effects in the game. The game might not have a lot of action, but you do a lot of cool ghost stuff, like possessing people, messing with electronic devices to distract people, read people's minds, and the controls are perfect, and I love the collectables, some of the best ever in a game. If you are like me and love a good story and you like ghost stories and detective stories, you will love this game.
Rated 3 out of 10 by izzyman Dissapointing
Don't let this game fool you like it did to me! I was thinking, hey this sounds interesting, sounds like a cool story, solving your own murder. Nice change of pace. WRONG! This game is very boring and linear. Characters are dull, gameplay is pretty much non existent. This would make a very interesting movie, but this is not an even remotely good game. All you do is walk around and look for button icons so you can find another flashback. And then the game randomly throws in annoying "demons" which are frustrating and boring. The only plus to this game is that it gives you trophies all the place, so it is easy to get a platinum, if you drag yourself through the story. I didn't because due to all of the crashes and glitches I lost all progress, and the game was so awful I refused to play through to the point I was at. DO NOT BUY, this is the biggest waste of $60 ever!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Casimir Law & Order-Esque Detective Meets Supernatural
I thoroughly enjoyed Murdered: Soul Suspect. The setting, Salem, is beautiful with lots of areas to explore with a little free-roam / open world-esque feel to them although linear. The collectibles in this game give it much needed replay ability, although they must be collected prior to the Judgement House mission (last mission). Although rather short campaign, the open world collectible hunt gave me lots to do and the game lasted well over two weeks, few hours playing each day. I am in route to receiving a platinum trophy so that'll tell you alone I enjoyed the game enough to pursue the trophy hunt. Side quests, collectibles, engaging story, BEAUTIFUL graphics, wonderful setting, and there are even respects to The Salem Witch Trials with accurate history info. Ronan is a badas* and I truly think any gamer would enjoy this game as long as they're not ADHD and need to be constantly shooting / combat. Very little action, lots of puzzles and lore to the story. I picked it up after trading my 360 in and got it for full price ($49 used) and DO NOT regret it at all! The only downfall is the short story and lack of in-game map.
Rated 8 out of 10 by jayreeder Pretty Decent
This is actually a very good game. The graphics are superb, the story line is very intriguing and has accurate facts about the Salem Witch Trials, which I found to be very interesting, being the fact I love history. This game really moves away from traditional action games that are being developed today and moves more towards the story and puzzle solving. Its good to have something different for a change. Playing a ghost detective is done so well in this game, however the demons in the game seem to slow down game progression because the seem to just pop up in the most inconvenient places sometimes when all you want to do is proceed with the game. The story in this game is so deep that you will actually feel as if you are a part of the investigation as well. With all of that being said, I still believe that this game has the potential to be so much better. I think Ronan should have the ability to not only possess people, but to also be able to fully control those that he possess and make them do certain actions, because the cat possession is really lame in my opinion lol. Overall though, definitely a great game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Mckintay81 All about collecting clues and solving crimes
This game has to be one of the easiest games I have ever played. 90% of the time is spent walking around finding clues to solve crimes. There is literally only 2 enemy types and you barely come across them so it doesn't have a lot of action. You find clues and possess people and cats to read their minds or influence them if you have enough evidence to do so. The graphics were actually pretty good which it always a plus. Voice work is really good in this as well. For the game not having much to it I though it was surprisingly fun and it only took about 7 hrs to beat. The sounds in the game are pretty creepy and I would recommend playing with a decent set of headphones as they help with the eeriness. GameInformer gave this game a 6.5 and as I usually agree with their score I feel like they were a little harsh. I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
Rated 7 out of 10 by ax42 Detective good for $20.
Nice game but very easy and short game. You can't beat it in less than 12hrs. Worth $20 but that's about it. I enjoyed the quick game. L.A. Noir and Heavy Rain are better options.
Rated 0 out of 10 by JMusic Looks very interesting
I love a good murder mystery story. I love a good paranormal story. This looks to be a well mixed version of both. I really want to like it and try it. I think gameplay is going to be the breaking point for me, which is rare for most games. From what i've heard this game is more about mystery and puzzle solving then any kind of combat. I'd love that, because it means that theyll more than likely have heavy rain esque combat. But if it becomes more about combat, and is a silent hill fighter or some kind of shooter idk.. i dont think i'd buy that. i love a good shooter or fighting game. i typically like the silent hill games.. but a game like this needs to focus more on story.. from what i've heard that is the case, and this will be a buy for me.. but i can't say for certain until i learn more.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Alwayslost123 I liked it a lot
I loved playing the game while it took me the whole day to complete it. I'm sure you can complete it even sooner though. It's like "Beyond Two Souls" and "L.A. Noire" but without the big action scenes. Where you control the character name Ronin and go about to find clues about the murders in the town of Salem. The only action is pretty much are the demons that pop up but they are pretty easy to defeat. Just sneak and kill. There are also side mission but again they are easy to go through. I heard about glitches in the game but I haven't experienced any while I played. Anyway, I still enjoy playing it though but you might not if you expect more "BOOM!"and "POW!"
Rated 8 out of 10 by GameBoy007 Good until end
Very good story and mysterious with cool ghost powers. Unfortunately it is one of the shortest games. Regret paying full new game price for it but it is definitely worth the low price now. Great pickup for a quick game
Rated 8 out of 10 by elserath Expected a let down, but very pleased
Ive been on many websites slaughtering this game, but to be honest i dont feel the reviews were given its proper justice. I bought it used expecting to return it but it was actually very well presented. Theres not really a whole lot of combat , but the story does take over enough for me not to care about the lack of combat. I would recommend this game to everyone to atleast experience the story. It also has plenty of replayability outside of trophys. I found myself replaying just to finish all the diaries to get the full story , and many of the side murders. I would give it an 8.0 out of 10. Not amazing but not bad.