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DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST

Alt name Murder
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1990)
United States (1991)
Brazil (1993)
Genre Adventure
Theme Detective / Mystery, Real-Time
Publisher U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Creative Materials
Perspectives Isometric, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.29 / 5 - 21 votes

Description of Murder!

A fun murder mystery that resembles boardgame classic Clue! with real-time elements thrown in, Murder! puts you in the shoes of an investigator who must solve a murder case in a big mansion and arrest the killer before he or she strikes again. The game is played in real-time, which makes tracking down characters to interrogate within the time constraints may prove frustrating.

Murder! can be quite compelling, as there is a wide scope for detailed questioning. You can also take fingerprints from possible murder weapons, and try to figure out what the weapon was. In fact, you need this to win the game, because to win, you need the murder weapon in your possession, plus you must accuse someone who you think might have committed the crime.

If you're a fan of spy novels, the game may indeed be worth your while because harder levels can be very interesting. For instance, characters might lie about themselves, or be involved in supposedly "secret" love affairs with other characters. For all of the game's attention to detail, however, sometimes the levels can be solved within 30 seconds by sheer luck: just find the nearest weapon to the scene, speak to the nearest person to find out who had a motive to kill the deceased, and accuse them - very often this turns out to be correct! Of course, this really isn't the correct way to play the game, and die-hard sleuths will cry "foul!" But the fact that you can "cheat" in this way reflects a poor design.

Overall, if you enjoy spending a lot of time questioning suspects, trailing people etc., and can tolerate a cumbersome interface, then you will probably enjoy this game.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

XenonS 2018-05-24 5 points

I have re-visited this game after downloading it 4 years ago here!
This DOS version is by far not so good as the Amiga version which I recommend to play, because there is a central bug in the DOS game: people will not drop their objects in the novice level so if they carry the murder weapon (which they do usually on novice levels) you will NOT be able to pick the weapon and accuse them. Also a lot of game freezes caused by the clumsy interface.
The Amiga version doesn't have this bug and has better visuals and sounds.

Xenouh 2014-07-22 0 point DOS version

HELP! i'm at the newspaper how do i get started?

XenonS 2014-01-22 1 point DOS version

Wow! it's so nice that there's a DOS version of this game. I spend hours on my Amiga many years ago on that one! Highly recommended! Even modern Clue games are just a shadow compared to that one which takes place in real-time. Some good dev companies should make a modern remake - and a lot of money with it !


Dar 2012-03-04 0 point DOS version

For the security check, use the smaller (289kb) manual titled "Murder IBM Addendum" in this download, NOT the big main manual found on other sites.

Page numbers begin with the top right-hand page ""This Game Is...Murder!".

admin 2011-06-13 1 point DOS version

Ok, the crack file does not seems to work, I added the scanned manual in the zip file. I could not figure out the page though :-(

eXo 2011-06-13 1 point DOS version

crack doesnt seem to work in dosbox. says "incorrect" everytime I hit enter.

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