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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

Frogwares
Nov 16, 2021 - PlayStation 5, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
PC Gamer
80 / 100
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
GameSpot
7 / 10
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8 / 10
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7.1 / 10
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8 / 10
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3 / 5
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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Trailers

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One - Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4 thumbnail

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One - Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One | Detective Gameplay Trailer

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One - Detective Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4 thumbnail

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One - Detective Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4


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Critic Reviews for Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is a decent detective game set in an open-world that's a bit too elementary.

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An island full of riveting mysteries, stuck with some truly awful and jarring combat.

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is a flawed but nevertheless fascinating look at the angsty years of the great detective.

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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One stumbles at times, but solving its fantastic cases scratches that investigative itch like few others try.

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I was impressed with my initial dip into Sherlock Holmes Chapter One in a previous preview and I really love how the full game expanded upon that. Cordona is a fantastic island to explore and its mysteries, whether directly related to Holmes’ journey or not, are quite fun to solve. Some animations are iffy and I kind of wish the combat wasn’t there, but I constantly felt like my logic and rationale were engaged by the clues the game presented me with. It also helps that Sherlock Holmes Chapter One has options to skip past annoying segments when they don’t feel worth it. Overall, however, I felt like the entire investigation was worth it and this is an origin worth exploring for any fan of mysteries or the great Sherlock Holmes.

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The shift of the series to an open world formula is a bit of a missed opportunity, but as a detective adventure Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One works well both in terms of writing and gameplay.

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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is Holmes but not as you know him, with a fantastic and unique story, plenty of crimes to solve, and a sprawling tropical island to explore.

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is a decent adventure game that lets you play as the great detective. The trouble is, it wants to be more than that. It wants to be an action-adventure game with an open world. It wants Sherlock to be a fun and interesting player character, but the game makes him drag around a buddy who’s even less helpful than Watson.

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