Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (pc game)
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The legendary detective that is Sherlock Holmes has starred in a number of memorable titles over the years, from The Awakened to Nemesis. This is another fine offering from Frogwares that does the great man's reputation no end of good and which deserves to be played by any adventure fan. Unlike earlier games in the series, this one gives you six separate cases to solve, three of which are original and three of which are based on Conan Doyle's classic stories. Although the stories are all different, you'll be investigating murders in each one and the gameplay is split into four main parts. First, you'll investigate your immediate surroundings, looking for clues. Once you've found sufficient evidence, you'll then interrogate a suspect, while eventually you'll end up having to choose a guilty culprit based on all the evidence you've gathered. There are also a variety of minigames which pop up and which can be action-based or more cerebral in nature. This might not be a game for the action lovers out there, as the general pace is rather slow and considered, but if that is what you're looking for, then this certainly delivers in spades. It's a very handsome game, with some nice visuals which do a great job of evoking Holmes' period and which add a lot of atmosphere. The various cases are all well told and written, with memorable characters and stylish dialogue, while the actual investigations are all compelling and full of the expected twists and turns, making this an excellent addition to any amateur sleuth's collection.
- Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Adventure, 2006
- Sherlock Holmes versus Jack... Adventure, 2010
- Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Adventure, 2010
- The Testament of Sherlock H... Adventure, 2012
- Sherlock Holmes: The Vatica... Adventure, 1986
- The Lost Cases Of Sherlock ... Adventure, 2008
- Sherlock Holmes: The Myster... Adventure, 2014
- Sherlock Holmes and the Hou... Adventure, 2014