At a reception organised in honour of his daughter, Melvyn Bromsby, a rich tycoon, is about to make an important announcement concerning his future business affairs when, all of a sudden, a shot rings out. Sir Bromsby collapses, having suffered a mortal wound to the heart...
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Release Date: Sep 30, 2004
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About This Game

At a reception organised in honour of his daughter, Melvyn Bromsby, a rich tycoon, is about to make an important announcement concerning his future business affairs when, all of a sudden, a shot rings out. Sir Bromsby collapses, having suffered a mortal wound to the heart...

A baffling murder, dozens of witnesses and numerous places to visit around Victorian London. You play Sherlock Holmes, and use all your skills to shed light on this mysterious case.

  • Assume the role of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and meet all the heroes of the novels: Inspector Lestrade, Wiggins, Mycroft and many others!
  • Investigate 5 murders! Over 40 witnesses to question, 200 clues to uncover and over 25 hours of gameplay to solve the mystery.
  • Explore Victorian London, which is magnificently and faithfully reproduced in 3D.
  • Between each level Sherlock Holmes sets you a quiz which will validate your progress in the case.
  • The adventure is full of vivid cut scenes to heighten the dramatic aspect of the story.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium™ III 600 MHz or higher
    • Memory: 256 Mb RAM
    • Graphics: Video card 32MB DirectX® 8.1 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 1.2 Gb hard disk drive
    • Sound: DirectX™ compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
I enjoyed this, it was challenging, to say the least. I had to use walkthrough many times, since I just wanted to continue futher. The story was interesting, but some of the quizzes were too hard and annoying to pass.
Posted: May 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
The gameplay was a bit clunky but still fun. Make sure to save often or you may have to restart the game from the beginning at a certain point in the game.
Posted: July 14
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8.5 hrs on record
After the disappointing 'Sherlock Holmes Mummy' fiasco, 'The Silver Earring' takes sixteen leaps forward in creating a massively character-rich whodunnit. A lot of the classic Sherlock trademarks are here - opulant mansions, the evidence of the English class system, and shady characters create a great work for this story. Sherlock Holmes & Watson are given a lot to do and make no mistake this is a medium to high difficulty game. Hidden object, casual gamers, leave this one be for now. Puzzles are solvable, but need some lateral thinking, there are some timed puzzles, and probably the hardest aspect of the game is keeping on top of all the characters and plotlines to solve summary quizzes throughout the game. An achievement for NOT using a walkthrough should be somehow earned if you can do it. Finishing with one of the longest adventure game cutscenes in the history of gaming, The Silver Earring is a great next step in the Sherlock series of games that paves the way for the future releases. The game is hard, but satisfying :)
Posted: August 11
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7.2 hrs on record
Among the oldest games in the Sherlock Holmes series, this is perhaps the most one closest to the spirit of the original books. A crime occurs and there is an obvious suspects that has the motive... but something doesn't fit. Go around the scenes and gather information that leads you towards solving the mystery. Collect clues, documents and testimonies and use them to find the correct answers to the questions that arise in relation to the crime.

This game is very good, especially considering it's a bit old now. Its stronger part is the gameplay, while graphics and UI design leave something to be desired. Also, there are a few parts (e.g. the forest part) where you may lose, without a checkpoint and no autosaves, which means that if you didn't save shortly before, you are screwed. There are some other minor annoyances such as having to remove the quickbar (can be done with a single button press), in order to go to the previous area or find a clue.

Although there are better options out there, this is a nice piece of game that you won't regret getting if you are out of detective games to play.
Posted: August 10
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8.9 hrs on record
Typical Sherlock game. Had lots of fun. Some of the cutscenes were a bit lenghty. Make sure to save in this game. There a few points where you will loose all progress if not saved.
Posted: June 30
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring was overall a very enjoyable puzzle adventure game. The game begins with the death of a wealthy businessman and leaves you to investigate the scene. The game will then take you to multiple connected locations as you attempts to piece together the murder and uncover the assassin and the motive for the murder. The game is set over 5 days of investigations and each day will have you visit a location and search it for clues and solve one or two puzzles with ranging difficulties (some puzzles were quite hard and confusing), at the end of each day you will summarise your findings in a quiz, which for me was probably the hardest part of the game. I found the story to be quite engaging and interesting overall with a good range of characters and locations and was well suited to a Sherlock story.

Overall 'Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring' was a good solid adventure game which presented a well written story and some good puzzles, taking around 9 - 10 hours to complete and with a very conclusive ending I would highly recommend it for adventure game enthusiasts.

8.5/10
Posted: January 10
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