As the greatest detective of all time you must find clues, interrogate suspects & unveil a mystery in a story full of twists!
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Release Date: Sep 25, 2012

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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 Persian Carpet, Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

 

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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

YOU ARE SHERLOCK HOLMES, AND THIS IS YOUR INVESTIGATION!

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

    Minimum:
    • OS:WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 GT OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:14 GB HD space
    • Sound:DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
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Zimos
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Watson: The poor man! What a dreadful end!

Sherloc: He has definitely gone.....

Ba dum tss

10/10
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bFunk
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
A decent enough game with a rather silly frame narrative, a single case. Deduction and puzzles are both extremely simple. Buy if you're a big Holmes fan, any price point below 6 gold nuggets.
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riyan_svrya
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
This game has a classic style point and click adventure feel with quirky puzzles that might appeal to some people. But if you look for more investigation-focused adventure like Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, I suggest you look elsewhere.

This game has quite nice graphic, but the music often does not match the situation Holmes and Watson are in, therefore ruining the atmosphere. And the part where Holmes has to look for a missing laundry in the garden totally turned me off. Quite a disgrace for the great detective, in my opinion.

At least it has a nice Steam badge quite fit for the Sherlockians here.
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Sherlock Hound
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
It's a fun game for fans of Sherlock Holmes. Most of the puzzles are logical and can be figured out with simple deduction. There are a few that are completely impossible and you *will* need to refer to a guide at least two or three times. The graphics are serviceable (on par with a late PS2 game) and the music is passable, although you end up hearing the same few music tracks over and over.

If it's on sale or in a bundle, check it out. 7 out of 10.
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Nicholas Dust
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This was quite the excellent game. It is your typical adventure game, yet is somehow far more gripping than others I have played.

You play as Sherlock Holmes (and occasionally John Watson), in London, investigating a murder that leads down a very dark path. There is one major plot twist in the game, which I knew was coming, though I could not predict the details.

Game play is rather simple. You must walk around the environment and find clues on which you can click. Puzzles are interspersed throughout the game, and while some of them are challenging they can all be skipped after a certain amount of time is spent on them.

The graphics in the game are unremarkable. The character modelling is decent, though the texture resolution is rather blocky. The framerate stutters at times, where it becomes obvious that the game did not finish loading even though the loading screen (which is rather long at times) had passed.

I am afraid I cannot comment on the soundtrack, as I had turned off the music to avoid distraction while focusing on the puzzles.

All in all, an excellent game, well worth the money.
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DONKAYthePotterHead
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
BEFORE I START LEMME SAY THIS GAME HAS VERY VERY VERY FAST LOADING SCREENS, ITS ♥♥♥♥ING AWESOME

The puzzles in this game actually need sherlock holmes to solve because my brain can't process them.

Pros:
-Good story full of twists
-Will keep you hooked
-Very lengthy game
-High replay value (in my opinion)
-Graphics are pretty good for an old game
-Voice acting
-Suspense
-Makes you feel like a smart badass
-Its ♥♥♥♥ing sherlock holmes

Cons:
-Cant think of any :P

Overall I'd give it a 10/10
I'm a nice guy :)
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( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Poor. Awful controls and the story was un-engaging
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ponksheanand
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
A great captivating game. Frogwares have done it again... kudos to the developers! Keep up the good work.
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thing not a person
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The game continues to refine the formula familiar from the previous Frogwares Sherlock Holmes titles. Despite everyone's inexplicable fondness for weird puzzle locks, it also stands out in the puzzles by and large being sensible -- in contrast for example to Nemesis, where most of them seemed very forced and out of place. The game doesn't fear to get grisly, either, bringing back the unforgivingly realistic graphics of The Awakened in murder investigations, in contrast to the cartoonish diagrams of Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper. The deduction board is back and has been further refined, so that it's very rarely one has to resort to guessing, but

Many of the weaknesses from the previous games are also present: Budget constraints are evident in every aspect of the game, and it's far from being as polished as the AAA titles of the day. The controls are still suite clunky, the voice-acting leaves MUCH to be desired, and the game crashed on me a few times. All in all, however, it's likely the best game in the series so far, so if you liked the others, you'll like this one, too. Having played the previous games is also recommended, as the stories thereof are heavily referenced, and you may have some difficulty following the narrative otherwise.
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Shami
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
"The Testament of Sherlock Holmes" is an adventure game with a pleasant plot, overall well designed and built, with unexpected elements that appear on several occasions and a Gothic atmosphere pleasantly surprising.

-Despite the game was released in 2012 it's still playable today.

-Personally, I also found the puzzles entertaining and understandable.

-Much has already being said, and I finish saying: this game deserve a big rating.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This was quite the excellent game. It is your typical adventure game, yet is somehow far more gripping than others I have played.

You play as Sherlock Holmes (and occasionally John Watson), in London, investigating a murder that leads down a very dark path. There is one major plot twist in the game, which I knew was coming, though I could not predict the details.

Game play is rather simple. You must walk around the environment and find clues on which you can click. Puzzles are interspersed throughout the game, and while some of them are challenging they can all be skipped after a certain amount of time is spent on them.

The graphics in the game are unremarkable. The character modelling is decent, though the texture resolution is rather blocky. The framerate stutters at times, where it becomes obvious that the game did not finish loading even though the loading screen (which is rather long at times) had passed.

I am afraid I cannot comment on the soundtrack, as I had turned off the music to avoid distraction while focusing on the puzzles.

All in all, an excellent game, well worth the money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The game continues to refine the formula familiar from the previous Frogwares Sherlock Holmes titles. Despite everyone's inexplicable fondness for weird puzzle locks, it also stands out in the puzzles by and large being sensible -- in contrast for example to Nemesis, where most of them seemed very forced and out of place. The game doesn't fear to get grisly, either, bringing back the unforgivingly realistic graphics of The Awakened in murder investigations, in contrast to the cartoonish diagrams of Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper. The deduction board is back and has been further refined, so that it's very rarely one has to resort to guessing, but

Many of the weaknesses from the previous games are also present: Budget constraints are evident in every aspect of the game, and it's far from being as polished as the AAA titles of the day. The controls are still suite clunky, the voice-acting leaves MUCH to be desired, and the game crashed on me a few times. All in all, however, it's likely the best game in the series so far, so if you liked the others, you'll like this one, too. Having played the previous games is also recommended, as the stories thereof are heavily referenced, and you may have some difficulty following the narrative otherwise.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
It's a fun game for fans of Sherlock Holmes. Most of the puzzles are logical and can be figured out with simple deduction. There are a few that are completely impossible and you *will* need to refer to a guide at least two or three times. The graphics are serviceable (on par with a late PS2 game) and the music is passable, although you end up hearing the same few music tracks over and over.

If it's on sale or in a bundle, check it out. 7 out of 10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game has a classic style point and click adventure feel with quirky puzzles that might appeal to some people. But if you look for more investigation-focused adventure like Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, I suggest you look elsewhere.

This game has quite nice graphic, but the music often does not match the situation Holmes and Watson are in, therefore ruining the atmosphere. And the part where Holmes has to look for a missing laundry in the garden totally turned me off. Quite a disgrace for the great detective, in my opinion.

At least it has a nice Steam badge quite fit for the Sherlockians here.
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80 of 82 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: Adventure; Point & Click; Puzzle; Detective; Casual
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 10-18 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a very pleasantly surprising puzzle game, with a high standard of quality and a humorous undertone. Any fans of the puzzler-adventure genre should easily find this game enjoyable. Once you start playing you will likely find yourself engrossed by the experience.

It has a much thicker, richer story aspect than many other puzzler-adventure games out there. I was truly entertained by the narrative throughout my entire playthrough. The interesting plot goes a long way to elevate this game above the standard. Furthermore, I thought the graphics were nice and the voice acting was solid, which reinforces the high quality of the writing. The end result is a very enjoyable game with an excellent presentation.

This inherent quality in the writing, atmosphere, and overall presentation results in a game which feels much more true to the Sherlock Holmes brand than the other couple of games I have played that were franchised the intellectual property. The others feel like standard adventure games with the words "Sherlock Holmes" on the title. This game, to me, really felt like what I believe a Sherlock Holmes game should feel like.

The puzzles were very challenging and quite fun; though to be honest I lost patience and had to seek assistance once or twice because of how tricky some of them were. Some of the puzzles are doubly complicated because the objective of the puzzle isn’t always made clear. So first you have to figure out what you are trying to do, and then you have to actually do it. This does add an extra layer of challenge, but it also can be a bit jarring.

And lastly, something I thought was a pretty cool feature is the fact that you can choose to move around in 1st or 3rd person, or play in classic point-and-click adventure style. Having this freedom sounds trivial, but it is really nice to be able to tailor the style on a whim as you play through the campaign.

In summary, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a pretty sweet ride. It should appeal to both fans of the game genre and fans of the Sherlock Holmes IP. Give it some consideration if it sounds up your alley.

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93 of 110 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2013
Great adventure game! Maybe the best in the series. It has some minor flaws like no lip-sync,poor optimization in the sewers and awkard controls but the story, puzzles and overall gameplay compensate for them. I managed to finish it in 12 hours but with some help at the harder puzzles. It's a game that every adventure enthusiast should play.
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71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
I have never read a Sherlock Holmes novel, so I can't really tell you if this game sticks close to its source material. Fortunately the only thing you need to know before playing is that Mr. Holmes is some kind of old timey super detective (And i'm pretty sure we have all deduced at least that much by now).

This game was actually a lot of fun. My favorite part was the "deduction tables", where you use the gathered clues to put two and two together and you try to solve the crime. The puzzles were also fun for the most part. I say for the most part, because there are a couple that made me smash the keyboard over my head once or twice. Seriously, If you are a masochist like me, who doesnt like to use walkthru's, you will find some of the puzzles super difficult. But hey, that's also part of the fun.

I found the story to be very well written. The twist that comes near the end was unexpected and really made me want to finish the game to see how it all plays out.
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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2014
8,5/10

+ excellent presentation, some impressive graphics especially the character models are extremely well done
+ good voice acting
+ interesting story, nicely unfold
+ logical puzzles, good switch between 3d and 1st person mode with no problems
+ good legth
+ best sherlock holmes adventure game imo (with the exception of the very old one rose tattoo)

- nothing specific, it just isn't original or revolutional gameplay wise
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68 of 85 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2013
Amazing story, great gamplay, unique game.
Some puzzles will make you want to kill someone with a fishbone though.
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
I just finished this game and have to say overall it is at least tied for my favorite SH game, the other being vs Jack the Ripper. It may just be my favorite. The graphics are an improvement over most of the SH games and overall the voice acting is very good. I loved most of the puzzles as well, it was a good mix this time, unlike Nemesis which mostly had math puzzles. The story was very good and kept me guessing as to what was actually going on. The scenes in the game were all very good, each location had a good feel and there were no tedious travels with having to go back and forth between several places in a single scene (Nemesis got very tedious). I managed to get all the achievements as well, in 22 hours of play time (of which 6 hrs were probably idle/afk time for me. If you like mystery games this one is highly recommended!
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