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 (983 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
20 of 21 people (95%) 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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9 of 9 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 7 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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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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A+. Got this game on a $5 steam sale, and it was worth way more than that. It provided me with 10 hours of solid explorative gameplay.. Definitely the best point and click adventure game I've played in years. Being able to swap from the traditional bird's eye view to first person added a whole new experience to the game as well.
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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. What is there to say that hasen't already been said? It's a master piece. A master piece whit one of the best stories in recent video games. I bought it on sale, for about 4,99. It's worth even spending 19,99 on it. Fantastic gameplay and amazing puzzels, that actually needs little brain to solve. I recomend this highly too anybody who likes a story oriented puzzle game. 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Frogwares knows how to make a good adventure game. That they do it with Sherlock Holmes is awesome. I like how the puzzles aren't mind numbing and nonsensicle but can actually be solved by mere mortals. The music kind of reminded me of the composer for that game Gray Matter, both of which were memorable. Great voice acting too. Could use some optimization work but, whateves put the money in animation and other things I'm fine with that :D Great Game!

9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Playing this game was a fun, but also sometimes boring experience.
The PRO:
-great story, mystery and plot twist
-interesting puzzles
-captivating story telling from Dr. Watson's points of view
-really enjoyed the ending scene. i rarely look at credits, but this time, it kind of had a mysterious, old london darkish vibe

The CON:
-annoying movement mechanism. you just bump around in every room/yard pressing SPACE to look for clues.
-somewhat poor graphics, but still, for a game on sale, i can't complain.
-not much of an open world. you just have a single path to follow to finish. no decisions, no consequences.
-children at the beginning look just awful. when i saw them first, i almost regreted buying the game.
-you don't feel like solving a mystery, you just click where the devs want you to. no much option there

Overall, i enjoyed this game as it was quite an interesting and mysterious story. It really kept me going and pondering as to what happens next and how does it all unfold. I hope there will be a sequel with more options and better graphics.
If you see this game on sale and enjoy puzzle games, grab it, otherwise keep looking (doesn't look up for the full price)! awesome time passer and mind exercise.
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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Best puzzle game I have played in a while. Also, the best story in a game I have played in a while.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
+ Some good puzzles
+ Good and detailed looking graphics
+ Gameplay reminiscent of L.A. Noire (minus the action) and Murdered Soul Suspect
+ Intriguing plot...

+/- In-game voice acting is hit and miss

- ...that drags on for a bit too long
- Sometimes hard to select the right clues (playing with a controller)
- Hideous FMVs with their own terrible voice acting
- Some of the investigative dialogue is repeated way too often

[Rating: 77/100]
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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I've been enjoying this game so far. It's mostly a point and click adventure with some puzzles in the middle but the dialog and mystery is really fun. Very reminicant to the novels and stories.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
This game is fantastic. If you are going to play a Sherlock Holmes game, I would suggest you start with this one, not because of any story or gameplay reasons but because it's very well presented. The 3rd person behind the shoulders view and the way the menus look makes it feel like a modern adventure game. The older games still have the look and feel of "classic" point and click adventure games.

The story gets a bit absurd at times but I feel like the TV-show "Sherlock" groomed me for this. Sometimes it felt like there should've been an extra cutscene there or another bit of dialogue to explain stuff more but overall, I'm very statisfied with this game. I appreciated the campiness.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Fun if you're into the Holmes Adventures
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I am going to give it a thumbs up but there are some things in this game that make me lean to a thumbs down.

* The game is interesting to play.
* The story line can be quite gripping at times and a few twists and turns make you want to keep playign.
* Some good achievements to watch out for (I mean you have to work for a few not all of them are just earned by playing the game).
* Voice acting is done well.
* Graphics are not bad quite a few games seem to be like this lately.
* Some of the puzzels were really fun trying to figure them out and trying different approaches to make them work I would to play some of these puzzels again and will look for other games that might have something like them.

But

* The children are annoying and act really odd just making noises.
* There is no real influence in the story its all set out you don't get to choose where things go.
* Quite a few of the puzzels just seem to be like a childs game there is not alot of thinking required just try a a couple of different approaches.
* Very disappointed with the main bad guy he is made out to be so much better in the main stories.

Basically a point and click game where you just need to find all the parts to move on.

There is thinking involved but not as much as expected in a game with Sherlock Holmes in the name.

I do think it is worth a quick play (when the game is on cheap tho - I got this during summer sale).

It is fun working out the main clues on the deduction boards but sadly there are not many and one of them bugged for me so I had to return to an older save and it worked that time (only bug I saw during the entire game).

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is fun and at times challenging but, I love trying to solve the cases. I recommend this game if you like solving mysteries.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Started playing this game with an IQ of 100. At the end of each session my IQ increases by 10.
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