Help Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, investigate the legend of a supernatural hound on the fog-shrouded moorland in England of the 19th century. Immerse yourself into the dangerous world of diabolical curse and discover the truth of the monstrous creature.
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Very Positive (151 reviews) - 84% of the 151 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 11, 2010

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About This Game

Help Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, investigate the legend of a supernatural hound on the fog-shrouded moorland in England of the 19th century. Immerse yourself into the dangerous world of diabolical curse and discover the truth of the monstrous creature.

Key features:

  • Unusual representation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most read book
  • Incredible gameplay combining hidden object and puzzle game
  • Over 35 locations to explore
  • Choose your level of difficulty: additional or limited help and hints, quick or slow hint recharge, easy or hard puzzles and Hidden Objects

System Requirements

    • OS:XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:1.0 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
This is honestly one of my favorite HO games, not the least because I'm a Holmes fan and Hound of the Bakervilles is one of my favorite books. However, I will warn the Sherlock purists that this game has only a very passing relationship to the book so if you're looking for a HO-version of the classic, you very well might hate this. The story is really very different.

In terms of general gameplay this is a pretty standard game for the genre, with HO scenes mixed with minigame puzzles and the usual inventory-based puzzles. Where it departs from the norm is with a handful of special "powers" unlocked throughout the game that add to the puzzles; while in some cases it's apparent what you have to use and when, other times it took some thought and I appreciated that.

Puzzles and minigames themselves are average difficulty, not hard but not too easy, with the exception of one or two of the minigames that were just obnoxious; however there is a skip button or if you're intent on getting a no-skip achievement, there are solutions online (I confess to being guilty of looking up one or two solutions for that reason).

Sound and voice acting is nothing stellar but definitely better than the average, if you consider that most HO games have extremely poor voice acting.

All in all, a great game with some unique aspects that make it stand out. Worth it if you're a fan of this style of game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Unlike most of the other Sherlock Holmes games on Steam, this is more a classic Hidden Object type game rather than Point & Click or FMV. It's a perfectly good game for its genre with good HO scenes and logic in puzzles. The puzzle type and difficulty varies greatly throughout the game; most are doable without guide or hints.

The story follows Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as they go with Lord Baskerville to his mansion to find out why his bloodline has apparently been cursed and his ancestors all died to this curse by being attacked by the creature known as the Hound of the Baskerville.

As a Sherlock story it's a bit... blasphemous; the story has heavy focus on supernatural theme and there no logical solution is found (this is not really a spoiler),

The game has good visual progress with throughout the game you complete "badges" to unlock powers to get into new rooms. Not really sure if this is good or not as it reminded me a bit too much of the much more child-friendly Princess Isabella games.

All achievements are easily earned; the one it says you get for "completing the game" is actually earned for Easy mode only, and as it has an achievement for completing Hard mode, you'll have to play it through twice to get all achievements. All dialogues can be skipped and as I accidentally clicked away a sentence said by a character, I can only assume that the "do not skip" achievement is only messed up if you click "skip" on dialogues entirely and not for normal left-click for skipping the sayings individually.

I didn't have too much problem with the voice-acting; Sherlock is a bit more enthusiastic in this game than he is in the later P&C games Testament and Crimes and Punishment. The sound effects and music is pretty good, but if you play League of Legends it might annoy you that in one musictrack there are sounds almost identical to "found a game" and "game invite" in LoL.

Buy more for the Hidden Object genre than for it being a Sherlock Holmes game. You may wanna buy it on a discount as it's getting a bit old, but it's a very enjoyable game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
This is a typical Hidden Object Game but very well done. There is a nice story, lots of achievements and great atmosphere. Some hidden object scenes are rather easy, but mostly the difficulty is average and most of the objects can be found (even if some are very well hidden).
There are a lot of puzzles from easy to average, only one that is really tough - but you can always skip.
So if you like HO games, this is definitely one of the good ones.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Very fun pussel game no one can argue that the hound of baskerville is not a classic sherlock homles case.

a bit short is the only thing that i would say is against it.

9/10
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Great game of puzzles. Most are easy, but some are a challenge at the right time.

The voice acting is horrible. No wonder they have an achievement just to watch the whole thing without skipping. No one would watch them otherwise...

Nice game to get 100% achievements on and not too much work getting either.
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