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Game #4008
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Suspect    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Conventional

Rating: 6.75 (4 votes)

Suspect box cover

Suspect screenshot
Infocom's third murder mystery no longer puts you in the shoes of a police detective, but rather a nosy reporter who has been framed in the murder of Veronica Ashcroft, a famous superstar. Similar to Deadline, you have only twelve hours to find the real killer.

Compared to the first two mystery games, Deadline and The Witness, Suspect stacks up well against both of them, thanks to the complex storyline and many interesting characters. Similar to Deadline, you can replay the game many times and never reach the optimal ending. Suspect suffers from one problem that plagued Deadline as well: you need to witness a few critical events at the right time and place, but some of these events seem to be triggered quite randomly, or without sufficient clues. Fortunately, the intriguing plot and solid writing helps keep replaying Suspect less of a chore than it would otherwise be. If you like murder mystery games, Suspect still ranks as one of the very best. In terms of difficulty level, I would put it one notch above The Witness but not as hard as Deadline. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Dave Lebling
Developer: Infocom
Publisher: Infocom
Year: 1984
Software Copyright: Infocom
Theme: Mystery, Modern
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Witness, The, Deadline, Ballyhoo

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