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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

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Summary: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments has critics suggesting that it recreates the titular's mysteries faithfully, but still challenges the player's critical thinking skills which would make the great detective proud

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Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 29, 2014
Xbox OneSep 29, 2014
PCSep 29, 2014
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Frogwares

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Genre: Adventure

Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.

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Evidently, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments isn't about rights and wrongs so much as it is about interpretation and judgement. Being right all the time is a fitting tribute to Homes' monstrous ego, and it's also an interesting premise for a detective game - a more effective one than it might initially seem. However, the lack of character development and some lacklustre supporting players result in a feeling of detachment from a game that only excels if you are invested in it. That's a shame, because there was potential for Crimes and Punishments to be a truly great detective game, instead of just a mechanically sound one.

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7.5 / 10.0

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments dazzles visually, but disappoints with murky conclusions to its cases.

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Rough around the edges, and some bad puzzles, but this is an atmospheric detective adventure that actually lets you do some detecting.

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In terms of pure gameplay this is perhaps the best serious detective game so far, but the issues with the script and characters remain more than a one pipe problem.

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Audience Reviews

7.8 / 10.0
Interesting and varied investigations, graphics far from bad for the time, rather immersive story. Only some small collisions with Watson but that doesn't spoil the game experience either, game a bit short. but otherwise great game, I recommend it!

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