This new Sherlock Holmes game sends us to 19th Century London where Arséne Lupin, a young French burglar with an impressive track record, has just challenged Scotland Yard and the most famous of detectives - Sherlock Holmes. This new adventure offers gamers tremendous freedom and an even stronger sense of involvement through real-time 3D.
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Release Date: Apr 14, 2008

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Includes 6 items: Sherlock Holmes - Nemesis, Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Remastered Edition, Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet, Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes


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This new Sherlock Holmes game sends us to 19th Century London where Arséne Lupin, a young French burglar with an impressive track record, has just challenged Scotland Yard and the most famous of detectives - Sherlock Holmes.
This new adventure offers gamers tremendous freedom and an even stronger sense of involvement through real-time 3D. The game invites you to visit 19th century London in all its splendor and to travel through superb decors which have been faithfully reproduced.
  • The magnificent city of London with all its most famous monuments (Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tower of London...), is faithfully created for the scenes of investigation
  • Meet the Queen of England in a very private interview.
  • Interact with more than 40 characters to further your inquiry.
  • Take turns being the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful friend, Doctor Watson.
  • Use and combine more than 100 objects and discover hundreds of clues and documents to help you bring the investigation to its conclusion.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: WINDOWS XP SP2/VISTA
    • Processor: PENTIUM3/ATHLON 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or Higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HARD DISK SPACE
    • Supported OS: WINDOWS XP SP2/VISTA
    • Processor: PENTIUM4 2.0GHZ/ATHLONXP 2000+
    • Memory: 1 GB OF RAM
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or Higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HARD DISK SPACE
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33 of 33 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2014
Having played Nemesis, versus Jack the Ripper, and Testament of...Holmes, I have a soft spot for these games. I've liked the style since I first played Ripper and continue to enjoy every game that I get into from this series.

Nemesis finds Holmes pitted against Arsene Lupin, (a character of Maruice Leblanc's writings), the gentlemen thief. While one could argue this way and that to the justice to the true character of Lupin, I think that misses the point.

I found that the puzzles in this game are more enigmatic than those of the other games I have mentioned solely because Lupin is such a character. I feel that the puzzles and tasks that lay before you as a player are cerebral and push you to observe everything. In a sense, it is pushing you to be Holmes. Though I may have groaned at another failed attempt at a puzzle, the sense of reward after finding the answer on my own was exceedingly gratifying.

What Holmes game would you want to play that readily gives you all the answers? I don't want one of those. I'd rather sit and ponder art puzzles or move around a giant library to find the clues I need to complete each mission/task.

If you're looking for a game that is easy and entertaining to pass the time, this may not be the game for you.
However, if you are looking for a game that's going to push you and test you, have great history, and by chance have you learn something in the process, then you should give it a go.
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
I've just completed the game and had fun with it, as there were some very good puzzles and I did like the story as well. The graohics are pretty much the usual for this series but they set the scene well. The audio is good as well, nothing out of the ordinary though. My two complaints about the game are too many MATH puzzles and there seemed to be too much retracing steps at every scene almost. More than the usual. The map jump feature helps, but I actually thought I was going to lose my mind at the museum. Other than that I recommend the game as the story is good. Now I may move onto The Last Testament of Sherlock Holmes.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
I "recommend" for the people who like solving puzzles but I didn't like this game.
Well, if we compare this one to the others, this one is a "light game". Different from "Sherlock vs Jack", "Crimes and Punishments"... There's no dead peoples, murders... It's only about this famous french theft: Arsène Lupin. However, I think that Lupin is an annoying "villain". Since he decides to mess with Sherlock, he became some sort of "The Riddler", making you (Sherlock) read paper after paper, make puzzle after puzzle just find an object to solve another puzzle.... to find another puzzle... to find another paper... to make another puzzle...(in the same scenario) to find another paper to know where it will be his next theft... zZz
In my opinion, he annoyed me so much. And the ending wasn't so exciting...
However, there were things in this games that caught my attention. The puzzles in this game are way more difficult than the puzzles on "Sherlock vs Jack" for example. And as there's no such thing as to find out who is the killer, there's no deduction menu, so they increased the number of puzzles (and Lupin's annoying letters).
And don't get fooled by the "hints" on the menu. They are the most useless and laziest hints I've ever seen in a game xD Really.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
I am playing and reviewing Frogware's Sherlock Holmes series in chronological order of the games. This is the fourth game in the series. I want to get this out of the way and say, that this felt like a fan fiction version of Sherlock Holmes. This is a cat-and-mouse game of Sherlock Holmes versus Arséne Lupin, a gentleman thief written by a Frenchman Maurice Leblanc which was written while the Sherlock Holmes books were being written. Historically, these two characters are not strangers to each other with Leblanc writing books about their opposition. But was forced to change those names for copyright issues. I have not read any of Leblanc's works so I do not know if Arséne Lupin is being presented correctly, but I am confident that Frogware have done their research.

I had alot of frustration with this game. While playing I spent alot of time stuck in the British Museum part of the game. Walking back and furth between puzzles that Lupin set up felt like a time sink, and in the story it was, but also confusing when trying to figure out which part of the massive museum has what in which section. This game just felt very tongue-in-cheek about the entire thing. At some parts it was hysterical but removed me from the immersion.

Even though I felt like I was being dragged through the mud by Lupin, knowing that regaurdless of what I did I would never hamper Lupin until the very end of the game. I did have fun with this game expecially near the end. If there were slight branching paths with solving the puzzles or figuring out conclusions, this versus would work very well.

There are parts in the game that made me smile. There were some clues left by Lupin which I, the player, had to take note which the game purposly avoids. They foreshadowed a later crime committed by Lupin, even further than the game wanted to offically mention. But I could not use this knowledge to make a trap for Lupin because of this limitation. There were also nods to the previous game, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, which I was happy to understand. And some of the other characters are fun to interact with expecially a lady in pink, I forget her name. I never experianced the Creepy Watson which this game is famous for, so who knows if you will experiance it too.

In summary: This game is good but not great. It is fun to deal with clues designed by a guy who want to get caught. But the middle part of the game is slow and bogged down by frustrating puzzles and being forced down a linear path until the VERY END. Get this game on a sale if you are unsure, it helps elevate any negative feelings. This game is still better than Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Mummy. Even though I bash this game pretty hard, I still recommend it for those who want to complete the Frogware's game series.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
Although this entry is a step above the previous low points in the series, I can't recommend it to even the greatest Sherlock Holmes fans.

The writing, while not bad, cannot be considered good - it's simply boring. Watson is made to be an imbecile (as per usual in the Frogwares games), and Holmes goes on postulating and grandiloquising about five times more than he should do in his numerous speeches.
Virtually every character that you meet is either eccentric or idiotic, the locations are *too* large when you are forced to find tiny clues and objects to further your progress, and the quiz that you occasionally have to answer fluctuates wildly between incredibly specific and unspecific answers.
As with the other games, you can't collect items unless there is a reason to do so, which can be especially infuriating in situations both where the environment is huge, and when Holmes randomly decides to just start picking things up, breaking the gameplay style that you have been forced to play by for the past hours.

On the plus side, while excessively large, the locations do look nice, and the first time that you hear the short endlessly looping soundtrack, it isn't unpleasant on the ears.

Ultimately, Nemesis isn't a bad game, just one of the dullest point-and-clicks that I have ever played.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
They expect you to be a smart man when you play this game
I am not that man
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Remastered * 7/10

A thrilling new adventure For Sherlock Holmes And The Good Doctor Watson! This time they're threatened by the dangerous and subtle creativity of the Master thief himself: Arsene Lupin!

After The dark atmospheres seen in the previous chapter it's an astonishing step forward to live this new adventure in the magnificent locations of London.
A challenging letter from Lupin to Holmes anticipates the plan for his future thefts. Lupin's fame isn't underestimated so Holmes and Watson, together with Lestrade will work to chase Lupin in a 5 days long hunt.
Lupin will obviously Steal his targets day by day leaving every time clues in shapes of riddles. The idea is clearly brilliant, I loved the contrast of such an antagonist like Arsene Lupin, with a mastermind that can really rival Sherlock Holmes. I liked the riddles through the game but some sections end up being a bit repetitive, as some of Lupin's clues wil lead to other riddles that will lead to other riddles that will... Well, You got it, right? This will make you go back and forth a lot of times in the same locations. Somehow it didn't weight too much, though, but it might just be me.
The music takes again the classic mood, with some previous tunes and other classic melodies which will accompany your puzzle solving sessions.
Though in the original game it was designed to be played in First Person View, in this remaster we can constantly switch between a classic interface and the original First Person View. Sometimes one will be more comfortable than the other, depending on the situaions. Anyways the interface and menus are quite intuitive and a little improved.

  • ENVIRONMENTS. In this chapter we'll be visiting some of the main building in London and they are really built and decorated with great care, so the impact is very strong and pleasant. Really god job. Unfortunately I had the impression there were quite few locations.
  • ARSENE LUPIN. A perfect character to incarnate a great nemesis for Sherlock Holmes: clever, subtle, creative and still a gentleman.
  • MUSIC. As usual pleasant tunes will accompany you in the game with some melodies used in the previous titles, new ones and classical pieces.
  • REDUNDANCE. Some riddles will make you go back and forth all the time to move ahead and this scheme might prove to be too repetitive sometimes. Not to mention the re-used model for both the British Museum and The National Gallery directors, which was something quite unnecessary as they did a good job with other models so it wasn't much of an effort to make a new one, I guess.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
One of the hardest and most time consuming detective games, the hardest of the sherlock holmes series, let me tell you something, without a guide this is impossible because the game doesnt require logic or mathematics (sometimes it does like all Sherlock Holmes games) but it requires lots of historical knowledge, you need to know things like when napoleon lost the war and where, who wrote a specific poem,etc and you'll never guess these if you dont already know them so use a guide

As for the story itself , it was really interesting and surprising, there's a nice plot twist involving Lupin in the game. I am a big fan of Arsene myself, i have read his books and i have his pic as my avatar, he is a very interesting character and you trying to catch a master thief makes it very interesting

The only problem i have with this game is sometimes its obvious how Arsene is gonna get in and where but the game just wont let you do anything about it, i would recommand it to puzzle solving lovers, arsene and holme fans
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2013
Decent mystery game with a fairly fluent story and an atmospheric game world that seems too clean for London at 1895. The option of switching between first and third person view was necessary for a couple of moments in the game. The puzzles themselves were fun for the most part with a couple of real stinkers in there - with some points requiring that you switch areas, the clues need to quite clear regarding this or you'll spend pointless time examining the nearby environment.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Overall the the plot and gameplay was well done. Lupin himself proved that he was cunning antagonist against Holmes.
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19.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Great game - really interesting and fun.
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MiniDude (Sick)
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 8
Score 8 / 10

Sherlock Holmes you did it again.
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Perseus of Holly
15.7 hrs
Posted: July 26
For anyone interested in playing this game I do not recommend it.
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14.4 hrs
Posted: June 28
I'm a fan of the Sherlock Holmes games, but this one let me down on more than one occasion.

- You can see the plot twists coming from a mile away.
- Paradoxally, some of the puzzles are so remote and hard to figure out you can't possibly do it without the included guide.
- The voice acting is awful through and through. More than usual. Very disappointing in a game that relies so much on dialogues.
- The soundtrack is very limited, and apparently almost entirely made out of classical music. That's okay, but it's still limited.
- The mise en scene/cutscene direction is laughably bad in more than one occasion. Also more so than usual in this series.

Only redeeming value is the recreation of a few iconic London landmarks in lovely detail.
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90.7 hrs
Posted: June 1
Its more than just a \'seek and find\' game; its an adventure.
Elementery, my dear Watson.
I like it.
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Why do ye loose him?
3.5 hrs
Posted: May 22
Ask yourself this before playing: Are you tough enough?

I know a guy who has logged over 2,000 hours in this game and he's still questioning his sanity.
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Communist "Joseph Ballin" Layton
19.3 hrs
Posted: March 31
Even though this game is titled Sherlock Holmes - Nemesis nearly everywhere, the game's actual title is Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin, which was changed in several countries for some reason; I can understand America, since as we all know Americans are cultureless swine who would have no idea who Arsene Lupin is, but the reasoning behind changing it for the UK and Australia is a mystery I'll leave to Holmes. This game is most well known in the series due to the Creepy Watson effect, in which Watson follows the player by constantly teleporting behind them due to lack of a walking animation, but what I didn't realize before was that this was actually tragically removed in a 2010 remastering of the game, putting an end to creepy Watson's legacy. It's still a very good adventure game, though, so I'd highly recommend picking it up. The puzzles in between each of the big events can get a bit tedious at times, mainly at the end, but if you can deal with the game showing its small budget every now and then it's well worth getting for fans of Sherlock Holmes.
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48.4 hrs
Posted: January 29
amusing game if you can get it on sale . hard puzzles . good hint system.
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10.2 hrs
Posted: January 23
What can I say, I REALLY like this Sherlock Holmes game series. Therefore I recommend this game to Sherlock fans, or Lupin fans, or even to hidden object game fans. Just get ready for running around back and forth all the time (thank god for map shortcuts) and solving way too many math puzzles. Those were very much not my favorite. This game is also lacking dead bodies, but at least you get to see pretty art everywhere. Worth it.
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