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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Unheard (2019) is a murder mystery puzzle game. A crime has been committed and you most solve the case by exploring the area and listening to people. It's unusual in that you need to deduce the culprit by only having access to audio files.

Play involves exploring the floor plan of the crime scene with various dotted circles that represent people. Your first task is to determine who the players are and match the correct name to the correct circle. You then have a series of questions to answer involving the crime.

You control a detective who can move around the scene listening in on conversations and seeing past actions. You cannot interact with the people as what you are hearing are recordings of past events. But by listening carefully you will discover clues that will enable you to unravel the mystery and finally deduce who did what.

It's an ideal game for those who enjoy a good crime novel or radio play. The fact that you are not dealing with physical evidence, fingerprints, DNA etc is unusual for a detective game, but the use of audio, and the way the stories develop is well thought out and just as involving.

Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Unheard 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 23 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Communication game with Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Play and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The game is one that features adult themed content such as murder, and drug taking.

CostsCosts

Unheard usually costs £1.99 to £5.19.
 

Unheard

Steam Store PC £5.19
Steam Store Mac £5.19

Unheard Screams - King Leopold II's Rule Over The Congo

Steam Store PC £1.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There is a free downloadable extra story called The Lethal Script available. This story features a hotel and a bunch of actors rehearsing a play. Can you work out what is real and what is scripted? 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/03/2019

Out Now: Mac and PC

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Communication (Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Play and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Text

Developer: Next Studios (@NextStudios)


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