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Murder by Numbers (2020) is a detective game where you find clues by solving math-square nonogram-style logic puzzles. A little like Phoenix Wright games where you have a murder to solve, but here you have to use maths logic rather than pure deduction.

You follow TV actress-turned-detective Honor Mizrahi and Scout her robot companion and help them with four murder cases. You work your way up with each one, starting with a Detective Rank of F, by scoring points to unlock bonus puzzles. Do well enough and you can unlock further back story.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Murder by Numbers 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game with Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 23 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 with Sexual Innuendo, Mild Swearing.


Murder by Numbers usually costs £11.99.

Murder by Numbers

Steam Store PC £11.99
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/03/2020

Out Now: PC and Switch

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Narrative

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Mediatonic (@Mediatonic)

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