As the greatest detective of all time you must find clues, interrogate suspects & unveil a mystery in a story full of twists!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,289 reviews) - 84% of the 1,289 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 25, 2012

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“One of the legendary sleuth's greatest investigation”
8 out of 10 – GameSpot

“A Testament to the genre”
4.5 out of 5 – Gamezebo

“It is every bit as gripping as you would expect from a tale about the great detective”
8 out of 10 – Hooked Gamers

About This Game


Become the greatest detective of all time in The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, a twisting, turning investigation game set in a faithfully-reproduced London of 1898. Suspected in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossing, Sherlock Holmes will undergo a descent into hell in what will doubtlessly become one of his most thrilling cases yet. You will find all the elements of a grand investigation: examine crime scenes, find the clues, follow the trails, interrogate suspects and unveil the mystery behind a great adventure, led by a breath-taking story full of twists!

Key Features:

  • Lead Holmes’ darkest investigation: examine crime scenes, find clues, interrogate suspects
  • Discover Sherlock Holmes’ dark side in a breath-taking story full of twists and turns
  • Uncover new leads and clues as you explore richly detailed places all across London

System Requirements

    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:14 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Being a fan of the TV show 'Sherlock', I had to play this game. This is my first Sherlock Holmes game and I was pleasantly surprised. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a point-and-click adventure game where you play as Sherlock (and Watson) trying to resolve the murder of a Reverend in his own church. I won't say more about the story since the main reason of playing this game is to discover that.

The gameplay is faily simple. Where you can interact, there is either a magnifying glass to look at some items or a hand to show that you can take the item or that you can interact with it. That's it. Most of the time, you'll have to look through everything to be sure that you didn't miss any important clue. The rooms are small enough so it's really easy to find everything.

Also, as a detective, there is a deduction board. You'll have to discover every clues to see statements about them. With these facts, it's up to you to choose between 3 answers which one is the right one about what happened in this case. There are multiple questions to be answered and you won't know if you're right until you have all the right answers. It can be hard but if you pay attention to the story, it will be fairly easy. There is also a lot of puzzles in this game. Some are logic and really easy once you understand how they work but some of the puzzles that does NOT involve any deduction/logic can be really hard and frustrating for some people. There is a skip buttons after some minutes so don't worry !

One of the problem in this game is that it's too linear for a detective game. There is no real choice to be made and even if you choose to go to a location instead of another, you'll end up going to both places without any change.

The story is really interesting and there are a lot of twists (I found it similar to the TV show and it's a good thing). The problem (because it's a videogame !) is that Sherock is not as funny as Cumberbatch's Sherlock (but it's understandable since there is no actor involved).

In conclusion, if you like point-and-click games, you'll like this one. It will definitely entertain you for hours ! (I finished the game in about 7-8 hours)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
One of the very best adventure games of recent years. Even with the terrible, plot-unrelated pop-up puzzles (thankfully, they are all skippable) trying to muddle the experience, the writing, length and sheer strength of it's mystery are guaranteed to hook adventure gamers. Only surpassed by the sublime Crimes & Punishments!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This was the best Sherlock Holmes game that I have played so far (Silver Earring, Awakened, Jack the Ripper, Hound of the Baskervilles, Persian Carpet & Mystery of the Mummy), made better for me by the fact that there was an option to skip puzzles, which I haven't experienced so far. Much as I don't like to skip them, sometimes I get so frustrated with puzzles that I don't understand, that it spoils the game for me. There are only 2 reasons why I give this game 9.8 out of 10 instead of 10. One is that I find when I am Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson always gets in the way by standing directly in front of him. You have to negotiate around him otherwise you keep speaking to him inadvertently. His constant 'what should we do now, Holmes?' is a litte irritating. The other negative is that frequently when you are just walking around the message box showing how to make the character run pops up - if I wanted to make him run, I would! This, I think, is just a little glitch.
Overall, story excellent, graphics excellent, game play excellent and I can't wait to play the next one which will be Nemesis.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Exceptional game. Worth it.
Very user friendly, nice graphics, plenty of puzzles without being repetitive.
If you barely know about Sherlock Holmes, still you can guess the end.

A con maybe is that when you talk with the characters, what you are saying has no impact on the rest of the story till you choose the "right" answer.

But still, this game is awesome.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This is the first modern Sherlock Holmes game that I've played; my last outing was an old point-and-click on my family's old 386 when I was about 13. Being that I hadn't played any of the new games yet, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm a fan of Holmes from the books and later the new series, and I wasn't sure how the game would capture the right atmosphere.

I'm pleased to say that, in my opinion at least, they knocked it out of the park. Settings were extremely evocative of the time period. I thought especially that the slums of Whitechapel were very well done graphically and atmospherically. If a game can make me say "oh my god why can't I help these poor people" and actually make me distressed about it, I call it a win. Good immersion, I'd say.

Fans of the books will appreciate some easter egg references to past adventures, plus the fun of taking Toby for a spin once again (with some added skills he didn't have in the book; I think he was smarter than Watson in this one...)

The puzzles had that perfect balance of challenging without making me tear clumps of my hair out. The very few times I consulted a walkthrough was in situations where I knew I'd forgotten to pick something up earlier and didn't want to have backtrack too far for it. It was unnecessary for the puzzles themselves, which took me a lot of thinking but no random rage-quits over it. :D

I will mention there is some "digital" gore due to a couple of rather grisly murder scenes, in case that matters to you. I cringed a little bit at doing a post-mortem exam, but the sequence was mercifully short. I'm naturally squeamish and it really wasn't enough to bother me much. Just wanting to throw that out there for anyone who wants to know!

Overall, an excellent experience and one that was so entertaining I'll probably go back and play it again at a later date, which isn't a treatment I give to too many games. I'd pay the full $19.99 cost without flinching, knowing how much I enjoyed myself, but if the cost is bothersome, wait for a sale. Either way, pick it up and give it a play when you can!
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