WeView: Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect has an interesting concept. After your character, Ronan O’Connor, is murdered during a burglary, he finds himself trapped in the afterlife. To escape from this, he must solve his own murder.

We didn’t review the game here at TSA, or preview the game either (we’re sorry about that), so this WeView will hopefully provide a good insight of the game for you.

Murdered: Soul Suspect sits at 59 on Metacritic, which is quite an average score. IGN, who scored the game a 5.5, concluded in their review:

There are some great concepts in Murdered: Soul Suspect, but they feel undercooked or underutilised, and the lack of demand for any real input from us makes Murdered feel like a pick-a-path game where there’s only one path. It scrapes by on the power of its central whodunnit mystery, but I can’t help but feel that Murdered: Soul Suspect is ten hours worth of unfinished business.

Joystiq gave Murdered: Soul Suspect a similar score of three and a half stars, saying:

The mystery at the heart of Murdered really is excellent, and putting the pieces together crime scene by crime scene should satisfy many an armchair sleuth. The hidden ghost stories are well worth finding, and though Ronan is a bit of a dull fish, the people who surround him are worth getting to know, however briefly. With some truly great ideas and some unfortunate choices, Murdered: Soul Suspect and its ghostly hero is neither heaven nor hell, but something in between.

Now it’s over to you. Let us know what you thought of Murdered: Soul Suspect in the comments below. Be sure to give the game either a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It rating. Remember to have your comments in by Sunday evening to be included in Monday’s verdict article.


  1. This is in my backlog, really should find the time for it since it’s apparently quite short. Although I know it can’t be counted, I got it in the sale. Based on the average reviews, I waited and managed to pick the Limited Edition version up for under £21.

  2. Good game which I thoroughly enjoyed, it’s controls are a bit clunky, they kinda remind you of thief gameplay. Thr graphics ain’t really next gen but that’s expected for a game on all console platforms.

    It’s a good game, I recommend it in bargain bin

  3. I really enjoyed this game. thought that the story was well told & interesting enough. The biggest disappointment for men’s that there isn’t much replay value, other than to get the platinum. Was very disappointed when the studio closed as soon as it was released as I thought there was more than enough to build on for a follow up. As the game is relatively cheap now I’d definte buy it.

  4. Since it’s already bargain bin price I’d say buy it! I have really enjoyed the way the story has been told and all the other spirits you get to interact with and discover their story along the way. It has more in common with a point n click adventure than other genre so I’d say if you like a story and a really stilted experience (Deadly Premonition anyone?) then it’d be right up your street. If you’re looking for puzzles beyond find the bits and work out the clues from chatting/spying on people – you may be left wanting.
    However – I recommend it – one of the more unique offerings of 2014.

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