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Inspired by The adventures of Sherlock Holmes Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After Lord Montcalfe's death, his daughter Elisabeth turns to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery that surrounds her father's death.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2008
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Buy Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy

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Buy The Sherlock Holmes Collection

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

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About the Game

Inspired by The adventures of Sherlock Holmes Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

After Lord Montcalfe's death, his daughter Elisabeth turns to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery that surrounds her father's death. As his trusted assistant Doctor Watson is having a well deserved holiday with his family, Holmes decides to go to the manor on his own. He will have to use all of his considerable skill to resolve all the manor's riddles. Only then will he discover that behind this mysterious case hides a dreadful secret.

In The Mystery of the Mummy, you'll be immersed in an incredible adventure full of mysteries and with many developments. Take on the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and get ready to avoid numerous traps and to solve riddles. A mysterious murder, numerous suspects, and the famous mummy for a case that appears to be not that easy...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
    • Processor: CPU PII 350 Mhz
    • Memory: 64 MB
    • Graphics: 8 Mb DirectX 7 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB Free
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
I bought all SH games and decided to start at the beginning, and I'm very disappointed. And yeah, I know this game is old but that is not a very good excuse.
You can only play it at fullscreen (in which everything is pixelated and hard to look at - and I only have a 13'' screen, which is considerably small), you can't alt+tab away from the game unless you're in for restarting it (you can't even access the Steam layer) and it happens a lot that the game crashes at cutscenes (that stuff you spent the last hour working on? Lost!).
If that is not enough to harden your way through, items are very very well hidden, which is not a bad point per se, but I found they were just overly hidden for it to be fun. I don't know whether this was made on purpose (since Sherlock's primary skill is observing it makes sense to make it hard to "see" useful stuff) or not.
Also, the puzzles are really difficult (difficult enough they're no longer fun) and most of the time will require you take paper and pen (since you can't alt+tab out of the game) and spend some long time on them, which could be fun if you like it (like I do), but, in this case, it just isn't.

Yes, the story is fine, the way you can get letters (backstory) is well thought of, moving through rooms/levels is a very good mechanic, but the bad points weight, by far, much more than the good points.
So, unless you enjoy very difficult and time-consuming games, don't spend your money on this.
If you get this in a SH bundle and need to check it out just because you're a fan, don't be afraid to have a walkthrough ready on your phone!
Posted: April 25
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
This game hasn't aged well, and I doubt it was ever much fun to begin with. Moving around and picking up evidence is a total pixel hunt, and the game as a whole handles poorly. It's incredibly easy to get stuck because the game wants you to do some random illogical interaction to move on which you usually find by just clicking on everything until something happens. Dying and end of level cutscenes crash the game on windows 7. The voice acting is so bad it's actually pretty funny. The story was almost acceptable, but Holmes' customary explanation of the mystery at the end was badly done and I couldn't understand it. I wouldn't play this unless you really want to beat the whole Holmes series, or you bought the bundle and feel like you might as well try it.
Posted: June 30
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Old, awkward and broken controls. Unintuitive interface with sub-standard... everything. I mean the game feels so 1st gen... Not one that stood the test of time that's for sure. Of course, all this had to start someplace, Kinda like a bad Atari 2600 game: It exists for a reason.
Posted: April 26
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
It is flawed. For an old game, the least they could do is to improve the graphic texture, it's appalling on high res screens.

The other problem is the control. Although it's simply point and click with only your mouse. When you have a high spec pc expect near uncontrollable mouse movement. The pointer moves so fast, it's like you would on FPS you have to be accurate. Moving around the place is frustrating at times when you wish they would just simply have something/anything that gives you quick access to rooms instead of moving you pointer accurately just to click to move.

This is compounded by the fact that some levels have a time limit. Imagine that you're in a life/death stage and you need to find objects to save yourself. But the pointer moves so fast, it's terrible that you also have to move you pointer ever so gently just to access the inventory or the menu. Yes, there's no shortcut keys. It's atrocious that while you can't see the item that you're looking for, very well, you need to be accurate. Oh, and there is a puzzle near the end, where you have to be accurate, gently and slowly, but there's a time limit in that entire level! Oh for the love of..! *Breathe*

For a point and click adventure game and Sherlock Holmes for that matter; you would think that you would go and find clues and solve mysteries through deduction, not using items just to get you from A to B of clues. It's like playing an escape game.

As for the puzzles... What a joke! It's either mind-numbing or pure frustration. I am definitely disappointed, if not by the logic then definitely the requirement of finesse with you hand. Even if you set your mouse speed, it will make a bit of difference, but it will annoy you if it moves too slow for you to move to a different room.

For the other aspect of this game. The music is dreary and the voice acting, rubbish! Even some horribly dubbed anime sounded better than this actor voicing Sherlock Holmes. It is an insult to the English character.

You're better off just watch the entire game on youtube and then add this game to your category of completed games, because this is simply not worth it no matter the price.
Posted: March 28
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8.4 hrs on record
After playing all of the Sherlock games from 'The Silver Earring' onwards, I wanted to go back right to the beginning and play them all through chronologically before the new one due out this year. I'm giving this one the thumbs down as much as I want it to be a thumbs up because of so many speed humps that actually interrupt the flow of the game. Probably the first thing to mention is the continuous crashing, particularly at the end of cut scenes and chapter ends. MAKE SURE YOU SAVE OFTEN. I cannot reiterate that point enough. Much frustration comes after completing a devilish puzzle to have the game crash and redo it ALL over again. However, these crashes can be overcome with the good ole ESC key, for the most part.
The second most disappointing element is the visuals in relation to the difficulty of the game. I appreciate the age of a game and God knows how many adventure games I have played over the years but to find a hairpin, for example, on a floor that frankly is blurry and the object resembles a smudge is poor form. Being penalised via having to consult a walkthrough so often for locating objects is not on. On the plus side the story is engaging enough to make you restart again and again and finish it but it feels a chore to 'get through'. The voice acting/recording is atrocious (knowing in the future this becomes its' main selling point) and the dialogue itself is poorly written. After almost no interaction with characters the game finishes with a huge cutscene that wraps it all up with way too much assumption and frankly insults the gamer who has been there all the way by solving the whole thing and saying goodnight with silent credits. Fans of the games NEED to play this one to experience the whole saga but this one cannot have it's age to blame because in its era there were many other adventure games that got this formula right with less frustration. Anyways, onto the next game :)
Posted: July 26
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