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In each round, one player is selected to be the Sheriff, who must identify and shoot the murderer. One player is the Murderer, whose aim is to stab and kill everyone without getting shot by the sheriff. The other ten players are the Innocents who run and hide from the murderer.
Because you can't tell people's roles by looking at them you have to carefully observe what others are doing to work out whether they are the murderer. Each time someone is murdered they drop a coin that you can collect and spend between games. If the Sheriff is killed the Innocents can pick up the gun and go after the murderer themselves.
As play progresses over the repeated short rounds you have enough money to purchase different-looking knives to use when you are the murderer. This has grown into a big part of the fun, as there are hundreds of different weapons to collect with a detailed history and hierarchy of rareness for each one. This leads players to trade these items in the game, or via external websites and communities on social media.
The result is a game of nuanced social deduction where players not only need to pay attention to each other's behaviour but also use chat and other interactions to try and convince others of their innocence. It's a lot of fun without the common drive for in-game purchases. You just need to keep an eye on how and where players are trading items.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Murder Mystery 2 (Roblox) 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 months ago.
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated ESRB TEEN, Diverse Content: Discretion Advised.
When a character is shot there is a loud bang but they just fall over in a cloud of confetti.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Players need to be able to cope with being chased and targetted by other players. They need to use social and communication skills to work out who the murderer is. There's also the need to get around the levels efficiently and hide from attackers.
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Subscription: Subscribe to get regular content or game currency and access to special items.
- Trade Items Outside Game: Players can trade or bet items they have earned or purchased, on third-party sites outside the game. Where these sites offer the ability to gamble with items, they require confirmation that the player is 18 or over.
You need a subscription to play online:
- You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
Many families choose to pay for an In-Game Subscription that grants access to features and Robux currency for use in any Roblox games without the risk of individual transactions. Outside the game, you can make larger purchases.
This subscription grants 450 Robux a month as well as discounts on buying more Robux and access to selling and trading items with other subscribed Roblox players. The games generally encourage the spending of Robux to progress as a proportion of the money spent goes to the person who creates the game.
You can purchase Elite and Radio upgrades with Robux (purchased with real money) to help you get more Experience and Coins from each round. These also grant you unique and exclusive knives to use in the game that are cosmetically different.
Crates can be opened for 1000 coins that are collected while you play. They contain either knives or guns that vary in rarity from Common, Uncommon, Rare, Legendary, Godly, and Chroma. While these Loot-Box style transactions aren't access via real money, the resulting items generate a virtual economy where players collect and trade knives and other weapons for the game. This happens both within the game and on third-party sites such as MM2Values or
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Release Date: 18/01/2014, updated in 2023
Out Now: Android, PC, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Players: 12 online
Components: 3D Third-Person