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 (935 reviews)
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

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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
There are perhaps more flaws to this game than it can get away with. However, the areas in which it excels are the most important aspects of a puzzle game such as this, so I'm inclined to give this a thumbs up overall. Bear in mind though, that this game is probably not everyone's cup of tea, depending on how sensitive you are to annoying details and minor flaws.

Pros:

- The plot is surprising and genuinely intriguing, and keeps you wanting to find out where your next clue leads you.
- The puzzles are sufficiently varied and well-made, and not too easy to solve.
- The atmosphere fits the game and the story perfectly, including some very good voice-work.

Cons:

- While the plot is great, it also contains quite a few loose ends and logical shortcomings. Some of the deductions of Mr. Holmes are so far-fetched you've got to wonder if he's high.
- Some of the puzzles are overly difficult, and most of them has only rudimentary instructions which are of very little help as to what you're actually supposed to do.
- The gameplay is as linear as it gets, and consequently the game has absolutely zero replay-value.
- Animations and lip-sync are far below par. There is also weirdly little visual difference between gameplay and cinematics, which makes you wonder why they bothered.
- Considering the low-level graphics and effects, the game still manages to take up nearly 10 GB of space.
- Running is only marginally faster than walking, which makes some sections fairly tedious.

5/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Story was thrilling. Puzzles tested your brains to the end. Switching between Point & Click to Third-Person and First Person was great. One word. Amazing. 9.5/10. Totally worth the $20 even though i got it for $5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game looks and feels solid. It can be frustrating at times when you cant connect the dots but the if you take too long on a puzzle it will give you the choice of skipping it because... you suck. And the game will let you know when you are correct which sounds like cheating but you will be thanking God at times for that little saving grace.

The voice acting is also solid but none of the words matches the characters mouth movements.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
What a game!
I am a great Sherlock Holmes fan, and this game certainly delivers, to hardcore fans and to a person new to the Sherlock Holmes books, movies and games.
The game puts you right in the deep end with some explaining, it turns into a great adventure and you actually start to feel that you are investigating a dark case with the great detecive himself.
Occassianly the game does nothing to help you in puzzles and you may find yourself consulting the internet, as I did a few times.
The game delivers well, the costumes and detail is excellent but I get some audio sync issues.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is the perfect game for old and new fans alike. I high recommend it and many hours of fun are expected.

8.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very good game constructed with a great love for the books. While they sometimes seem unnecessary (schoolroom) the puzzles are always logical. Good story. My favourites were the deduction chains which sadly were only part of the game in the beginning and made way for more "classic" puzzles later. Recommend playing if a fan of adventures or Sherlock Holmes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Great game, even though I had to jump through hoops to actually get it to run.
Once I actually started playing, I was pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable it was. It's always hard to find a good "mystery" game that isn't just a seek-and-find snoozefest, and I enjoyed this game immensely!
Controls can be a little frustrating sometimes, but the game is really more about the plot and the investigation than anything else, so it wasn't a huge issue by any means.

Get it on sale, because as fun as it is, it just isn't worth $20 - it didn't last very long and there isn't a lot of replay value. Don't let the "~20 hrs on record" fool you - most of that is from when I accidently left the game running overnight. You're looking at around 10-13 hours of gameplay, depending on how thorough you are in each map.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I actually like this game. However it is glitchy and am unable to access the game so fix please.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Story is amazing and the puzzle are complex don't buy if you a fast pacing action gamer
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Indeed Watson, they stuffed up the graphics and controls, but the core idea of the great detective is there
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
A very good and a unfortunately overlooked game. Fun and challenging puzzles mixed with nice story and fun voiceacting. And fear none, you can skip the puzzles after trying for a while if you wish. Only minus can be given to some weird animations and the overall point and click style of the games progression. But should you love point and clicks with modern twist, adventures, good story and the license intrests you, this is definately worth chceking out. Don't let the metascore fool you.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This game is challenging and entertaining id recommend this game for any true Sherlock fan.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Prity Boring, not much of a chalenge.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
This game has hard puzzles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
nice for playing beetwen game
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
No controller support. Fail
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11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
awesome and grippling story till the end.

I see that frogware still had yet to fix their auto walking bugs in the game.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I'll get straight to the point:

The story is AMAZING! A very complex and well written one that makes you want to know every detail and spend a lot of time to pull things together to find the truth behing the dark side of sherlock holmes himself.

The Puzzles are fantastic! They will challenge your logic and test you IQ! :P

The only problem lies in the gameplay. or better say, in the controls which is a little annoying but you'll get used to it as you progress through the game.

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is A unique game in the adventure genre and if you are a fan of this famous detective, then you should try it for SURE.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Minor technical issues aside, this game was amazing. While I haven't played any of the other Sherlock games yet, so I don't have a benchmark to compare it to, I very much enjoyed the storyline and multiple mind-blowing plot twists, the varied puzzles and leaps of deduction, voice acting and the various personalities of the characters, and the occasional moments of poignancy, introspection and humour.

Progression was occasionally blocked because it wasn't obvious there was something up in a tree to click on or that you could ascend a stage using boxes, and I'd wander around for an hour being puzzled, but otherwise it was smooth and flowed well.

Also, creepy kids! But they tied that in at the end fairly well too.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Nice enough adventure game that can be played in first person, with good gamepad controls if one desires a Big Picture couch game. Nothing genre-shattering but entertaining enough that I felt like finishing it and wasn't bored at any point. Graphics-wise it's nice enough, maybe the lack of lipsync and mostly dull voice acting were the only annoyances. Puzzles weren't too nasty since I ended consulting help only with one of them. The hotspot-spotting "sixth sense" ability mostly eliminates pixel hunting situations. The plot was more than just a whodunit and Holmes was suitably rude, it felt like it had taken influences from the BBC modern version.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I think the 73 Metascore this time is right, TToSH is a good adventure game but I don't think good enough to reach a full 8 mark. Why? Because opposed to nice graphics and well built environments, some interesting gameplay ideas, three different control interfaces and a lengthy story, the player has to deal with rather inexpressive characters, subpar voice acting and animations, some logical puzzles put there only to extend longevity, a pair of little nasty bugs and an unreal and intricate but never clear story that leaves you powerless and confused even when Sherlock expresses his ingeniuos deductions/intentions.

I always loved adventure games, The Case of the Serrated Scalpel from the Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes series back in 1992 is still one of my favorite exponents of the genre, and I think Frogwares are on the right track to build a worthy successor to that perfect mix of realism and atmosphere. Crimes and Punishments is out at the end of the month and I feel good vibrations about it!

Recommended to adventure and Sherlock fans, and maybe also to newcomers who would like a not too difficult game to begin their journey from the best game of this developer's prodution.
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