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 (93 reviews) - 78% of the 93 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2009

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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



“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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The Awakened is a great starting point for players new to the Holmes series. In this installment, the balance between puzzles, dialogue and hunting for clues has been perfected, and the new in-game hint system *usually* has the answers if you're stuck. There's been a pretty good graphical update, and the addition of the first person camera angle has totally removed the previous games' problems of pixel hunting and difficult controls. I personally encountered no technical problems playing on Windows 8.1.

If you're a fan of the classic Sherlock Holmes, Awakened may not be for you. The story has a lot of paranormal elements, which may be a turn off for some players. However, I am typically not a fan of paranormal mysteries and I was still able to enjoy the game. Each location has a totally different atmosphere, so in a way there's something for everyone. The mystery is interesting and intriguing without being convoluted, and at around 8 hours the length feels just right.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well known detectives. So many movies, TV shows and games are based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted companion Dr. Watson. But will Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened will be a game Sherlock Holmes fans Want to play ?

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is a bit of a departure from the more kid friendly games and what I mean by that is that the previous Sherlock Holmes games were pretty tame compared to this or even the later games in the series.

Story wise this is an interesting title. Sherlock Holmes has to solve a supernatural case which involves the legendary Cthulhu created by H.P. Lovecraft. Some illegal immigrants go missing and soon wind up dead in crime scenes that look like ritualistic sacrifices and it's up to you to solve the mystery.

As I stated before this is a departure from the more teen friendly games. This game has this unsettling mood. The atmosphere in every location feels great even though the graphics don't look that good.

Locations range from Asylums, to swamps in New Orleans and abandoned light houses and you can explore everything at your own pace and there is a lot of stuff to find.

Now originally this game only had the first person mode, but the remastered edition has an added third person point and click mode that helps out in some locations which have bad textures (I'll get to that in a moment)

Graphics look outdated. Some of the items you need to pick up blend in with the environment. Some of the lip syncing is just hilarious when the character models look like dead people. Some of the environments looks empty, but that's only for a second.

Now I want to cover the most important aspect of a Sherlock Holmes game and that's the puzzles. After playing Sherlock Holmes Mystery of the Silver Earring I was put off with the illogical puzzles. This time I was surprised with how smart the puzzles actually were. Now there was some hard puzzles and some of them are kind of stupid, but mostly really smart and well thought out puzzles.

Voice acting ranges from well done to incredibly horrible. Some of the voice acting is just incredibly funny. When they talk about serious situations all I did was smile at the voice acting.

If you do plan on playing the game I do recommend saving quite frequently and backing up your save file, cause there is a bug where you can lose your save file. Apart from that there's not many other bugs.

The game took me 8 hours to finish and apart from the one run of the game you will do, there's not much replay value as nothing really changes.

In the end I have to say I loved my time with Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and I might say it's the best Sherlock Holmes game I've played to date. The interesting story and puzzles are great in this game, because I felt they were the biggest flaw in The Mystery of the Silver Earring. If you like Adventure games, Sherlock Holmes and you like the work of H.P. Lovecraft you will love this game.

Final Rating:
8/10 - Worth to consider buying it.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game is awseome. I played it in first person mode which is a great time saving rather than clicking for Holmes to move. Problem is I just finished Far Cry the day before and I was always clicking the left mouse button to shoot people for the first few minutes. Still a great game and a bit messed up (story wise).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
This game is a bit of a departure from typical Holmes, as it mixes in a Lovecraftian element that gives the story an unearthly taste. I don't have a problem with that, but if you're not really a fan of sort of "out there" paranormal storie, you might not appreciate this game. However, even if you're not a Lovecraft fan, you might be engaged enough with the story to enjoy this too.

Gameplay is pretty standard pointy-clicky fare. As in most of these styles of game, the puzzles range from very basic to ridiculously difficult, but thankfully there is an in-game hint system that does help a lot to keep frustration to a minimum. The only truly difficult part I found was a point when you're in a dark area with a lantern and must find all the clues to progress; the last "piece" was very difficult to locate in the dark.

For mystery/detective fans who also are fans of Agatha Christie, there is a delightful "easter egg" partway through the game. As a Christie and Doyle fan, I squealed like a wee happy baby. I won't ruin it here, just keep your eyes and ears open for it. :D

My single real complaint (and it's just a nitpick really) is with the sound; there's a point where there are a lot of people using alert/warning whistles and they were piercingly loud (and over and over and over again, ouch my head). I didn't even have the sound up that loud but I thought my eardrums were going to rupture. Just a minor thing to keep in mind; you may want to keep the volume lower or even off when you hit that section.

So go grab the Sherlock Holmes Collection where you can get all six of the games at once and save a good bit of money. They're definitely worth it for fans of Doyle's Holmes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
There is a bug that has me trapped in the temple. I have checked and have definitely been through and done all I am meant to but for some reason the cut sequence will not trigger. Damned if I'm bothering to go through all that again. Shame, as it was great before that. Poor show, Holmes.
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