Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is a game that consists of 6 playable mysterious cases of the world famous detective.
Gameplay 8.5 of 10
The game captures the feel of the Victorian London quite well, the whole environment design is really detailed, including tapestry, pictures on the wall, clothes and manner of speaking. You collect pieces of evidence and use Sherlock Holmes power of deduction to come to a reasonable conclusion and uncover the truth. But be aware, can come to the right conclusion? Or are you going to verdict an innocent man? Sometimes you know quite fast who did the crime, but how can you prove it? Use all of your senses. Smell , vision and hearing and if you can't find the conclusion yourself , you can get help from Sherlock Holmes dog Toby and sometimes you can also switch characters ,so you can play as Watson. You can also reenact some crimes in your mind to see if the witness’s statements are conclusive.
Graphics 8 of 10
The graphics are really good, you can even see dust particles in the air. The unreal engine really did do some good for the game. Especially the faces, when you interrogating the witness. You almost can’t tell they are game characters. They look so real.
Sound 8 of 10
There is slight background music, a little mellow, but fitting the scenery perfect and sometimes it's adding suspense. The voice acting is top notch. The English actors are truly good and really make you feel like you are in England at that time.
I played some of the other Sherlock Holmes games and this feels like it could be one of my favorites. So I would definitely recommend it to every adventure gamer who likes a good story and engaging puzzles.Every for gamers who are just starting out , this is a good way to start into adventures and point-and-click games.