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.
User reviews: Positive (28 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 14, 2008
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About This Game

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.

Features

  • 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

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: WINDOWS XP SP2/VISTA
    • Processor: PENTIUM3/ATHLON 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE GRAPHICS CARD
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or Higher
    • Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE SOUND CARD
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HARD DISK SPACE

    Recommended:

    • Supported OS: WINDOWS XP SP2/VISTA
    • Processor: PENTIUM4 2.0GHZ/ATHLONXP 2000+
    • Memory: 1 GB OF RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE GRAPHICS CARD
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or Higher
    • Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE SOUND CARD
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HARD DISK SPACE
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
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 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, Lupin was actually with you during the investigation and you yourself would never notice it. I am a big fan of Arsene myself, i have read his books and i have his pic as my avatar, he is a vbery 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
Posted: June 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Overall the the plot and gameplay was well done. Lupin himself proved that he was cunning antagonist against Holmes.
Posted: June 29
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Sherlock Holmes and Arsene Lupin... this game should be great, yeah? Well this is just as good as fries with pasta, you might enjoy both but mixed together are horrible. That is because the plot is really terrible : Arsene Lupin tries to steal British treasures in an effort to prove French are better. Never mind that Lupin in his canon is an anti-hero, i.e. a character that performs acts that are normally immoral (theft) but does so towards a good cause. Also, let's forget that the French and British empires had put their differences aside and in less than a decade after the timeline of this game, they would form an alliance (Entente). Even if you are willing to disregard these, I guarantee you that you will be disappointed by some of Lupin's escapes which seem more like out of a child's cartoon than the witty adventures of Arsene. And finally, the ending is the biggest let down of them all, with some "gentleman" non-sense going around, completely disregarding pretty much everything that has happened previously in the story.

The puzzles and object finding are tedious and not really interesting. A redeeming factor are some great settings and voice acting in locations such as the London Tower, the British Museum and the National Gallery. Unfortunately, those are not enough to save this title.

Avoid, unless you are extremely bored.
Posted: July 27
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
They gave Watson a walk animation.
Posted: August 4
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Good game
Posted: June 27
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 20
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