The Sherlock Holmes series returns with this updated version of The Awakened, which brings a whole new dimension to the original title developed by Frogwares. Keeping with the traditional Point & Click gameplay style of the original adventure games, The Awakened has been totally rethought, offering players a new third-person view while...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (48 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2009

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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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“This is how adventure games should be made”
8.3/10 – IGN

About This Game

The Sherlock Holmes series returns with this updated version of The Awakened, which brings a whole new dimension to the original title developed by Frogwares.

Keeping with the traditional Point & Click gameplay style of the original adventure games, The Awakened has been totally rethought, offering players a new third-person view while keeping the original first-person view available also.

The game puts the player into an investigation of the myth of Cthulhu - as imagined by author H.P. Lovecraft. Sherlock Holmes, assisted by the loyal Doctor Watson, investigates strange disappearances which seem related to the activity of a secret sect. The adventure begins in London, in the renowned Baker Street, taking us to investigate a disturbing psychiatric hospital near Bale, Switzerland, on to Louisiana and finally to Scotland.

Key Features

  • 2 points-of-view available at all times: new gameplay in 3rd person, giving a new dimension to the original game, or classic first- person point-of-view.
  • An original confrontation between the universe of Sherlock Holmes and the myth of Cthulhu - a fight between the rational and the supernatural.
  • Rich graphics, biting dialogue, disturbing characters and an excellent sound track create incredible turn of the century atmospheres.
  • Play as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend Doctor Watson.
  • A new help system that shows the interactions available (objects and actions).
  • Interact with more than 60 characters in 5 disturbing universes.
  • Use and combine more than 50 objects, and discover hundreds of clues and documents to carry out the investigation to its final outcome.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, XP64
    • Processor: 1.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 Mb
    • Graphics: 32 Mb
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Probably my favorite of the Sherlock Holmes games. Great story and environment. Some puzzles will grind you down, but overall a dark and entertaining game. It is certainly the most haunting and grim of them, which sets a good environment.
Posted: August 24
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
have an interesting game story (some about occult; cthulhu maybe). using mouse and/or keyboard to move and interact in the game. as for the graphic, the latest game ( the testament of sherlock holmes is the latest i played) is better.
Posted: August 7
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
sherlock holmes written by hp lovecraft instead of ac doyle?
Posted: June 29
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0 of 15 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Game is bugged where at the point it won't let you finish. Making multiple saves before the bug doesn't seem to help at all.
Posted: June 29
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7 of 34 people (21%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
"I have no reason to go there"
Posted: June 26
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
I've been enjoying the modern reimaginings of Sherlock on CBS (Elementary) and the even better BBC series. So, when the Sherlock collection went on sale on Steam, I decided to give it a try. Of course, this game portrays the original Sherlock Holmes.

This is mostly typical point-and-click adventure fare and puzzles, with a little more than the usual pixel hunting due to the forensic nature of the story. For a game created in 2006 and then "remastered" in 2008, the production values are low, but the voice acting is pretty good. There are a few brain teasers thrown in, which can be difficult, but there is a built-in hint system. The game requires a little bit of deductive reasoning, but it falls short of making you feel like Sherlock. All too often, you gather all the evidence only to have Holmes pull it all together in a cut scene. The story is kinda slow, but it comes together nicely in the end. All in all, not a bad game, but not great either.
Posted: December 5, 2012
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