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.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (81 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2008
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Buy The Sherlock Holmes Collection

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

 

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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. 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
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
All the bad reviews are true. This game is dreadful. It has poor grainy resolution, horrible voice acting and tormenting ears-piercing background music. Sherlock has an irritating nasal British accent and his remarks are obvious or silly statements, The puzzles are quite easy, but not all of them make sense, and it's easy to miss items. And why make a puzzle game from first person view? It was a bad idea, especially with the oversensitive mouse (obviously, this game was made for mechanical mouses).

And the game crashes, too.

This game takes place in the 19th century, and apparently it was made back then, too.

Avoid this game at all costs. 3/10.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
sorry but this game is scrap ...
the graphic, an insult for your eyes
and the gameplay, confusing
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
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!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
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.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
I dont think this was considered good in 2002, which means its definetly not good now. The game is just littered with pointless impossible puzzles that dont make any sense and defy the laws of physics, and when your not doing those you are going on a wonderful pixel hunt with the thing your looking for being a tiny black dot in the bottom of the screen. The world is literally a panorama shot where you 'look around' for things to infuriate you more.

The only way I actually managed to somehow finish this was by watching another person suffer on you-tube as the final puzzle will take around 40mins to solve (Correctly) and the first time you do it correctly it will fail you anyways.

If you are getting the Sherlock Collection (Which I would highly recommend as every other Sherlock game is Fantastic) then by all means give it a go, but as a game by itself.......dont.
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