Recognized as one of the best licenses in adventure gaming and lauded by the international press, Sherlock Holmes is back with an investigation that is sure to be the most horrifying of the series. In this great new adventure, the famous detective chases against the most threatening serial killer England has ever known - Jack the Ripper.
User reviews: Very Positive (171 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 23, 2009
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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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Recognized as one of the best licenses in adventure gaming and lauded by the international press, Sherlock Holmes is back with an investigation that is sure to be the most horrifying of the series. In this great new adventure, the famous detective chases against the most threatening serial killer England has ever known - Jack the Ripper.

It’s 1888, London, in the Whitechapel area, and a series of grisly crimes in the heart of the East End leave a gory trail of mutilated female bodies. The police struggle to pick up the scent as the bodies pile up and paranoia sweeps the city. Sherlock Holmes immerses himself in the dark, sordid alleyways of Whitechapel in order to follow the trail of the one that the press calls Jack the Ripper. During a terrifying investigation, Holmes will attempt to lift the veil of mystery that shrouds the motives and the face behind that horrific nickname.

Presented in full 3D, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper offers players 2 different perspectives available at any moment in the game: a third-person view in the pure style of traditional point ’n’ click adventure games and a first-person view for close-up investigation. Players have the total freedom to choose either of the angles they wish or use them both to immerse themselves completely in this terrifying adventure.

  • Features Solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of England and discover who is Jack the Ripper!
  • 2 mythic characters of 19th century England engage in a horrifying manhunt: the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the terrifying Jack the Ripper.
  • Discover the hidden side of London and the sinister streets of Whitechapel, all faithfully recreated (e.g. public work house, hospitals, brothels, etc).
  • Switch between playing the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes or his trusted friend Doctor Watson.
  • Interact with more than 30 authentic characters that help you complete your investigation.
  • Use and combine more that 100 objects and collect hundreds of clues so you can finally uncover the real identity and motives of the perverted Jack the Ripper.
  • 2 points-of-view available at all times: gameplay in third-person or classic first-person point-of-view, a favorite for the enthusiasts of the series.
  • A progressive help system puts you back on track whenever you need assistance.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Celeron 2Ghz or AthlonXp 1900+
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Graphics: 128MB Graphics Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9
    • Hard Drive:3GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Good game, don't recommend to people that are stupid
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
This was one of the earliest Sherlock Holmes games in development. Now it may not be a great story as opposed to other original stories by the source material, but it was good nonetheless. I enjoyed the puzzles as well as the means to discover the mysteries. Strangely enough, what turned me off initially was the first person view but it grew on me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This game is hard, Sherlock will probably find me dead soon.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This is a pretty good adventure game with some major flaws.
First, the 3D engine is just hideous. The lighting looks awful and the characters cast no shadows - that looks really bad especially at night. I don't think that was acceptable even in 2009.
Second, some mini games are incredibly confusing. It wouldn't hurt to give us some instructions, you know?
However the investigation is a lot of fun, dialogues are well written and the story overall is pretty interesting.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
This game doesn't works in Windows 8 64 bit.
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