& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Killed Until Dead is a murder mystery game by
Accolade that has you playing the part of a detective
who has to work out who the murderer is, before they
carry out their dastardly deed. It's against the clock,
so you have to work fast in gathering information -
which involves studying surveillance tapes, conducting
interviews and collecting evidence. It's all menu driven
with neat, clean graphics. There are quite a few
mysteries to solve, but all follow the same formula. I
never really gave this game a go back in the day, and to
be honest I don't think I've missed much. It's fun
catching your first killer, but there's little reason to
go back to this one as there is very little variety
between cases. I was never a fan of Miss Marple or
Hercule Poirot either...
Here comes the
What a STUPID
question! Of course I do!
Ah - epilogue time...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I found some solutions online and followed those. Once
you know who did it, you can accuse them immediately and
win the game. Saving a lot of time and effort !
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
If your suspicions are correct then each case ends with
your detailed accusation and then confirmation of your
success. The guilty person is shown in the corner of the
screen as you speak to them on the telephone. They are
shown in an animated state of panic, while some text
below it conveys their emotion. In the final case the
murderer says 'I've been found out! But you'll never
take me alive!'. Then follows a computer screen which
has a message on it which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW THE MYSTERY?'. You can then
choose to return to the main menu or view two pages of
text which give a detailed breakdown of the murderer's
cunning plan. After this you return to the title screen.