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 (1,116 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
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
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 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
A lovely gem
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Simply just brilliant.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
This game is challenging and entertaining id recommend this game for any true Sherlock fan.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
A must play for any fan of adventure genre. It has a great story (though a bit disappointing closer to the end) and logical puzzles nicely integrated into the narrative. The visuals are pretty good as well. I especially liked the fact one could play in three different modes: first or third person perspective, or with a static camera like in Grim Fandango. The last but not least: the game is very true to the books with Sherlock being, well, Sherlock.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Good stuff:

*Gameplay that doesn't put you in the 'where do I go'' situations as much.
The game cleverly helps you to the right directions, without making it
too straight forward easy.

*Puzzles is at a perfect level of challenge.
None of them taking more than 45 minutes to solve.

*Music is as soothing as usual, in a Sherlock game.

*Graphics are really sharp, with good lightning.

*Story pull some surprising twists.


Bad stuff experienced (as feedback):

*Recurring bugs when in puzzle view.
The interactivity decides to freeze half the time when entering a puzzle view.
Sometimes being fixed by spamming the ''reset'' icon and exiting the puzzle
view, but in some cases forcing you to instead reboot the game.

*The feature in the menu, of being able to select between playing Holmes or
Watson, comes out highly unnecessary, as it is almost never avaliable through the game.

*Dr. Watson is an expert at always standing right behind you, when playing
Holmes and feel like backing up, blocking your path doing so.
But maybe it was intended like that? :D


Conclusion:

Excellent game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I really enjoyed this game.

The Story, pacing and graphics are all very well done. I enjoyed all of the puzzles and found the voice acting solid. If this game is on sale, buy it. If this game is not on sale and you want a good point and click, buy it anyway. Either way I think it is worth it.

Thank you Frogwares for another fun game.

10/10

PS: Toby is in the game so let's call it 11/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Never really got into the point and click style adventures, but for Holmes I thought I could make an exception. The puzzles can be challenging, but it just makes it all the more satisfying when you finally stumble upon the solution.

Decent story which did eventually tie together at the end and pretty graphics. Overall I rather enjoyed myself.

A few gripes, the mini games don't explain themselves and you will waste time and patience trying to guess at what they want you to do. Very annoying once you realize you get an achivement only if you complete them all. Also, there were times where I couldn't figure out what the game wanted me to do. I couldn't leave an area until I found some crucial bit of evidence, but was given no indication what it might be. More than once it seemed like I just needed to have the character acknowlege something, even if it didn't seem the least bit relevant.

Still enjoyed the game and picked up a few of the others in the series.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
A good Sherlock Holmes Story with some nice twists.
If you like Sherlock and Adventure games i really recommend this game, despite of the sometimes laggy control
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
For a point-and-click game it was great, the puzzles were challenging but not to the point where you need to be a genius to solve them nor too easy that the game lasts 10 minutes
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
If you like crime, mystery and Sherlock Holmes then you'll love this game. This game is mostly about finding clues, looking for items, completing puzzles and talking to other characters. It's not a point and click game but does have some essence of it. You can control Sherlock and walk around environments. Finding clues is easy but the puzzles will really make you think. If you intend on playing this game fast have a walkthrough on standby. The game nudges you through a lot of it but the puzzles and how to use items is trial and error. But what do you expect from a Sherlock game? It's real fun and I recommend it. The storyline and cut scenes really kept me interested. It's like playing a story!

Pros:
Easy gameplay
Storyline
Voice acting
Challenge
Graphics were better than expected
Not boring
Easy to complete all achievements

Cons:
Some challenges or tasks was tough enough to need a walkthrough. This was a personal matter because I was rushing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Despite of some bizarre glitches, which do not prejudice in anything at all, the game is really good. I haven't finished it yet, but the game has a good story, the difficulty is fair and it is very well dubbed. Get it if you like adventures and to solve mysteries.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes tells an interesting story, mixed with a bunch of intuitive puzzles and a few clever characters. However, for every upside there's a huge downside, and it's hard to look away from the game's tendency to be both extremely slow-paced and amazingly rigid in the way you actually play. What's worse: The game includes plenty of infuriatingly complicated puzzles, the kinds you need a guide to figure out, lest you're a fan of crazy amounts of trial and error.

You'd be better of skipping straight to the far superior sequel, Crimes & Punishments.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Story is amazing and the puzzle are complex don't buy if you a fast pacing action gamer
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Indeed Watson, they stuffed up the graphics and controls, but the core idea of the great detective is there
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
The controls are horrible, holmes kept getting stuck everywhere i tried to walk, the puzzles were vague, I mean i was literally clicking on random things just hoping i got lucky enough to solve some far fetched mystery ..I got to this chess puzzle in the 2nd scene and had no clue as to how to solve it (even by using 6th sense it would keep saying i was wrong and try again)..The best part about this game is that i got to uninstall it and free up 16gb on my hard drive
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I really enjoyed playing this game. The puzzles were fairly challenging; I looked forward to trying to solve the next puzzle. I was truly interested in the story line, and I liked how the story came together. The controls were difficult at first. I actually ended up playing with a controller because it was easier. My major critique of gameplay was that the clues were always very obvious - meaning the magnifying glass or the hand popping up. I would have enjoyed playing this game as an interactive without those tips. Make me really look at the surroundings to find clues, etc. Otherwise, time and money well spent.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Meeh :S
Could have been so much better :(
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