Bernadette at GameCloud writes: "In the eight hours it took to complete the game, Murdered: Soul Suspect never failed to capture my full attention; something which I’ve found happening a lot more often with recent games. Considering my only problem was that it didn’t let me keep playing after the story, I’d have to say it’s a pretty decent effort from Square Enix, especially as it’s an entirely new IP. It’s possible that some may find eight hours to be a little short, but I personally think any more than that would have damaged the flow of the story and created a lull in the suspenseful atmosphere. Murdered: Soul Suspect was advertised as a detective thriller, and the most thrilling thing is that’s exactly what it was. It made use of Salem’s spooky history and crafted the perfect experience for people like me: those craving the supernatural thrills of the horror genre, minus the cheap scares and emotionally scarring gore."