PS5/PS4 Review: Murder is Game Over

Can you solve the case?

A fabulously wealthy game designer is found dead outside his castle in rural Vermont, and soon evidence shows that this was not merely a freak accident attributed to local superstition. Now it’s up to you to investigate the murder and apprehend the guilty. Play as unlikely partners — ace sleuth Detective Guy and Cleo the clue-sniffing dog to explore the castle grounds, search for clues, and question suspects.

“Murder is Game Over” is a point-and-click murder mystery with pixel art visuals. You switch between Detective Guy and Cleo the dog to hunt down clues either by just finding them, sniffing them out with Cleo or by getting statements from suspects and witnesses. The game is simple in its design and while it won’t take you more than a few hours to complete, its still a memorable experience.

It also helps that the game is incredibly cheap at just £3.99 which also nabs you both the PS5 and PS4 versions, which is handy for those who want a double Platinum trophy. I really enjoyed the art style and the writing has some good humour in it to boot. It’s not a game that takes itself too seriously which is something that works well in its favour.

Like I said, the visuals are pixel art so it’s more for those who prefer that retro look. The framerate is solid and I didn’t come across any bugs. The soundtrack is pretty retro too and goes with the game well overall.

The Verdict

While not a particularly long game, “Murder is Game Over” is a decent point-and-click outing that has plenty of charm from start to finish.

Score: 7.0