Game: Murderous Muses
Time to Platinum: 15 – 20 hours (8 – 12 hours if you skip videos when possible)
Missable trophies: None. You will need to replay the game multiple times
Trophies: 1 , 8 , 6 , 7
Author: JimP2121, edited by BloodDragooner
Welcome to the trophy guide for Murderous Muses. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4/5 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.
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Welcome to Murderous Muses! It’s a year to the day since controversial artist Mordechai Grey was murdered. Now, a new exhibition has opened on the anniversary of his death, featuring six of his most famous portraits – each one a potential suspect in his murder. You play as the night watch, exploring the gallery in the echoing hours to uncover clues about his death. Solve puzzles and use the Eyes of Mordechai to bring the portraits to life, restoring the past to find his killer. Solve a cold-case murder mystery that re-rolls every time you play. Explore a procedurally-generated 3D gallery with shifting rooms and unexpected twists. Uncover clues and use deduction to find the killer. Solve puzzles and unlock secret locations! From the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, The Shapeshifting Detective and Dark Nights with Poe and Munro, Murderous Muses is an infinitely replayable supernatural whodunit mystery adventure where choosing how to investigate is an art form.
Stage 1 – Play the Game – General Walhrough.
Play the game using the General Walkthrough below. You will need to play the game at least 5 times to earn all the trophies. Every time you play, the puzzle solutions will be different, the layout of the gallery will change, paintings you need to hang will change, and the murderer will change. There will always be 18 paintings that you will have to unbox and hang in the gallery, there is a room for each of the 6 suspected murderers with the important story elements to watch out for, a Sasha room with a Telephone Hotline, and there is always a room for the urns to be placed to reveal more information to the stories.
You will need to complete the following items (and these can be done over multiple games as they do accumulate):
1. Sit down 10 times.
2. Clicked on TVs 50 times.
3. Watch a police interview during one of the nights at one of the Suspect Boards, after earning the 3 word requirements for a character on that night.
4. Obtain 17 Urns, place them in the Urn Room and watch the videos.
5. Recycle 6 Eyes.
6. Restore 6 Eyes.
7. Catch the killer at least once.
8. Open 50 crates.
Stage 2 – Replay the Game At Least 4 more times.
You will need to follow the same General Walkthrough, but you can focus on earning certain trophies when it is more advantageous to you as you play through each game. For example, there is a trophy for having 20 or more Eyes at the end of a game. This will be more easily achieved when you are not worrying about if you convict the wrong suspect as there is a trophy related to actually convicting the real murderer too.
You will need to focus on these in at least one of your playthroughs of the game. They are:
1. End a game with more than 20 Eyes collected and not used.
2. Find a painting you left in the storeroom in a game. (Do not attempt with the “Employee of the Month” trophy.)
3. Use the Telephone Hotline at least once in a game.
4. Solve all 3 puzzles on their first attempts in a row in a game.
5. Hang all the paintings correctly for Sasha during a game.
Congratulations on solving the murders!
You caught the killer.
You will earn this when you have correctly accused the Suspect who actually committed the murder during that game’s playthrough. The murderer will change each playthrough.
The Big Picture
You unlocked a character lore painting.
As you hang the Suspect paintings through the nights, when you have fully completed a word list from one of the five lists in one of the Suspect’s Room, you will unlock this trophy.
You unlocked a branching painting.
As you hang the Suspect paintings using the Suspect Boards, you will highlight the words from their list. Eventually you will have a set of words that will lead to a you watching the FMV that branches the paintings for them.
Employee of the Month
You hung all the paintings correctly for Sasha.
There are 6 paintings to hang each night, and there are 3 nights that this happens for a total of 18 paintings to hang. When you hang a painting correctly there will be a highlighted circle that you can interact with to hear a narration of the history of that painting. See All Paintings with their Titles in Stage 1 – General Walkthrough for more information. After hanging the 18th correctly, you will earn this trophy.
You solved the murder with over 20 eyes left.
You will be able to recycle Eyes from paintings each night. Make sure to check the frames to remove the Eyes on the Eye Table. Also, collect any of the Eyes that are scattered throughout the Suspect Board rooms from the three nights. Finally, if you have collected all 17 Urns, you can earn Eyes from where the Urns would have previously have been located. You will earn this trophy if you correctly accuse the right Suspect and have over 20 Eyes in your inventory before the end of Night 3.
You solved all 3 puzzles first attempt
You will need to solve all 3 of the puzzles on your first attempt. These are the puzzles that will give you the Key to the locked door in the Suspect Board rooms. See Stage 1: General Walkthrough for more information and a link to a video of how to solve the 4 different types of puzzles.
You tried to solve the murder again
After completing the game once, play it again and Accuse someone at the of playthrough 2 to earn this trophy. You do not need to correctly name the Suspect to the murder during this playthrough.
The Importance of Being Urnest
You collected all the urns
There are 17 Urns to collect in the game. It will take at least 5 playthroughs to get all the Urns. The Urns are available in the locked rooms inside the Suspect Boards rooms and the hidden room where the large red Eye breaks through the wall after placing the Auk statue on the pedestal. See Stage 1 – General Walkthrough for more information.
You Urned It
You watched a Kira video.
After you have collected an Urn, you will need to place it in the Urn Room. Each Urn will have a roman numeral on the bottom and you can rotate it to see what it is. Then place it on the correspondingly numbered pedestal. Behind the Urn/pedestal is a painting of Kira on the wall that you can interact with to watch a Kira video.
Lost and Found
You found a painting you’d left in the store room.
Do not attempt this trophy while trying to earn Employee of the Month trophy. After you have earned this mentioned trophy you will need to do the following:
During one of the Days (1 or 2) you will need to unbox the paintings, however do not place all of them in the gallery. You can keep one or more in your inventory and end the day. The night will follow and you will play through as usual. The next day you will need to go to the Staff Storeroom and start opening up the crates. You will eventually find the one or more that you did not hang the day before.
You socketed 6 Eyes of Mordechai.
You can use the Eye Table to Restore Eyes to the frame of a painting. This is cumulative so it will carry over to multiple playthroughs. However, if you did not earn it by your 5th playthrough, you will need to Restore Eyes to the frames of the painting until you earn this trophy.
Pay to Win
You paid the tips hotline.
You can use the Telephone Hotline by placing 6 Eyes in the slots above the Telephone and then interacting with it. This will play a message telling you who is not the Murderer for that playthrough. You can only use this once per night of a playthrough.
You watched a police interview.
At any of the Suspect Boards, when you have completed the word list for any of the Suspects, all 3 words will be highlighted. You can then interact with the name of the Suspect and you will play a police interview video. Using the Police Interview behind the Security Monitor does not count for earning this trophy.
Recycle Recycle Recycle
You recycled 6 Eyes of Mordechai.
As you play through the nights, make sure that you are Recycling any paintings that have at least 2 Eyes in their frames. The cost to recycle the Eyes is 2 for 1. As soon as you have done this to obtain 6 using this method, you will earn this trophy.
Hung your first painting to see into the past.
During your first playthrough, when you have hung your first painting either on the Police Interview wall behind the Security Monitor or from the Suspect Board onto the wall, you will earn this trophy.
You opened 50 crates.
As you play the game multiple times, you will open 19 crates from the gallery area every game (Night 1 has 7, Night 2 has 6, and Night 3 has 6). There are also 12 crates in the Staff Storeroom each night that you can open. As soon as you open your 50th crate, you will earn this trophy.
I Am TV
You clicked the TVs 50 times.
During one or more playthroughs, you can interact with any of the TVs for the Murder Suspect information. These are in the hallway leading into the Suspect Board rooms. You do not need to watch the full video each time if you want to quickly earn this trophy.
Listened to your first Higgins lore painting narration.
During any Night you can go into the gallery and interact with any of the narration circles below a painting to hear Higgins narration for that painting.
J.A.M.I.E. and the Magic Tour
Listened to your first J.A.M.I.E. lore painting narration.
During the Day, after you have hung a painting with its correct title, there will be a narration circle that appears below the painting and near its title. Interact with the narration circle the first time to hear a J.A.M.I.E. painting narration.
You sat down 10 times
There are benches that are scattered around the rooms during the day or night. You can quickly earn this trophy by sitting and seating 10 times in a row at any bench.
You made it out of the tutorial puzzle
During Night 1, you will need to solve the tutorial puzzle that involves you learning how the Eyes with the paintings work. As soon as you earn the Key to exit the back room, you will earn this trophy. See Stage 1 – General Walkthrough for more information.