Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.
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Very Positive (71 reviews) - 94% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,310 reviews) - 93% of the 1,310 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 29, 2014

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“I have to believe Holmes would approve.”
8/10 – Polygon

“Thrilling detective-game ... even Moriaty would play it!”
85/100 – GameStar

“Hands down the best detective game I've ever played and one of the most enjoyable experiences of the 2014 gaming year so far.”
9,5/10 – Hooked Gamers

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About This Game

Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.

Will you follow your moral compass, or will you apply the letter of the law?

The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Use the 14 extraordinary skills of detection for which Sherlock is famous, choose the avenues of enquiry you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties... you can even determine their fate! The ramifications are far-reaching, and your decisions will exert a real influence through your reputation or the surprising consequences that will arise where you least expect them…

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE AMD RADEON HD 3850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 GTS OR HIGHER
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION
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Daruud
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
'Elementary'

And not a modern reboot-style game. They stay true to Arthur Conan Doyle's characters and gives us a game of wonderful suspense and immersion. You will lose yourself in Sherlocks world, and sit on the edge of your seat as you work the cases with your "superhuman" detective skills.

A deduct system enables you to keep track of and connect the different clues you discover in a case, and can be combined to create different theories about who the culprit might be.

Really interesting gameplay with a great feel to it.

The good old Eccentric Sherlock - Skeptical Watson chemistry is also very present.
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Lucky Shot
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Finally the Sherlock Holmes game that we deserved. Collect all clues, decide who the culrpit is, and take the moral decision of absolving or condemning the culprit (that's entirely up to you). Be warned though that you may choose the wrong culprit and the game won't stop you from taking the wrong decision. This game is really good and you should buy it.
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olly!
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
They really need to remove all these silly minigames and add something of value instead. And I do hope they've cut down on loading times between the scenes in the sequel. Otherwise, it's a good Holmes game, if you've ready to forgive a couple of inconsistencies in the evidence, like "The cylinder recorded by Miss White appears to be quite lengthy, thereby proving that she remained in her laboratory on the day of the crime." in the Kew Gardens case..
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attackonautumn
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Growing up reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries made it hard for me to like any other adapted media version of the character. But Crimes and Punishments stole my heart! The atmosphere and gameplay perfectly reflects the classic Doyle atmosphere.
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Silvioz
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Very nice game;sadly i found it only now after an year.
It should've been promoted and advertised more than the most of the poor games out there...
Personally i rate it 9/10
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Laukku
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
One of the best Sherlock Holmes graphic adventure games ever made (second best after The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel IMHO). While none of the Frogwares Sherlock Holmes games have nearly as good, detailed and learned writing as the Lost Files series, in Crimes and Punishments they finally arrived at a nearly perfect gameplay formula. You gather clues by varied means (observe surroundings, scan people's appearances, engage in interrogations, perform analysis and - unfortunately - do a few QTEs) and combine them in Holmes' brain to form your own conclusions. Making the correct conlcusion is an engaging challenge as there are many ways you can interpret clues, which then form further and further deductions, finally letting you either absolve or condemn a suspect.
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P o † ә Я
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Nice and clear
every case is hard to solve, in every case you might find out what is the truth because your deductive can only be the conclusion this can be overthink but if you stand in the right way focus to the detail it will easy to finish your goals

RECOMMEND FOR THE PERSON WHO LIKE INVESTIGEST GAME

Crime and purnishment reduce the hard way to solve the case in deductive board this episode is telling you when you choose the wrong connection event
if you ever played sherlock's game you will like this one
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thylaa
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Very enjoyable experience! I absolutely loved this game and definitely recommend it to all Sherlock Holmes fans!

The only thing that was a bit of letdown to me was the clunky controls that were quite annoying at times, but that is easily overlooked if you are looking for some detective guesswork :D

As a big fan of Sherlock Holmes adventures in all their iterations I admit most of the cases have been quite challenging,
with exception of Abbey Grange case since I have been rewatching Granada series and that's one of the recent episodes I've seen. It's my own fault though ;)

TLDR; yes it's a good game play it
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Me Llamo Slurpee
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Really good detective game. Really makes you think during the cases and is very story rich!
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tomlikeabomb
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Game crashes all the time. Wasted so many hours replaying sections, trying to figure out what was breaking it, and waiting for devs to send new save files. Buyer beware!
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I was thuroughly satisfied with this game. I enjoyed the movies, the books, and the BBC television show. It is only natural that I should try and enjoy the video game.

PROS
- Graphics are steller.
- The logical deduction puts more of the solving power in your hands.
- I liked the voice acting for the most part.
- Super fun.

CONS
- The limited walking is that illusion of freedom in the hub-world. Which is fine, but distracting.
- Recycled voice actors can be distracting.
- While you can draw your own conclusions, and it does give you the option to choose a "right way" and a more honorable, merciful way -- the choices do not reflect game play long term.


Overall: 8.5/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Very good point and click adventure. Is a must to play if you like detectives and Sherlock Holmes in particular. What I liked in the game that even after finding all clues in the case you need to do some brain work yourself to find real culprit and not accuse innocent.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A really great detective/mystery game, and not incidentally also an excellent Sherlock Holmes adaptation. No Moriarty, no Irene Adler, no New Sherlock, no Shipping, just detective work, early forensics, and legwork. A very, very solid game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This is detective adventure game with six independent chapters. I must say that this is one of the best adventure games I have played in last few years.

Pros:
+ Length: It took me 22 hours to finish the game (I am experianced player)
+ Story: The storytelling is catching and interested me from the beginning at each chapter
+ Puzzles: I would say that they were quite adequate and even if player has trouble with them, there is always possibility to skip them - the game is obviously centered at story and detective part and most puzzles reflect that
+ English humour - I loved it! No further comment needed :D
+ Characters: The people in the game are alive and real, at least that it is like it seemed to me.
+ Decisions: The decisions do not have impact on the game itself, but still they felt important and interesting to me. I liked the possibility to look at the statistics of the other players decisions, which is a nice feature.

Cons:
- Cannot think of any. Some of the puzzles were a bit obscure, but as I said, there is always possibility to skip them.

Conclusion: If you are into detective stories and adventure games with a lot of story and characters, this is a obligatory game for you.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This game is good im most ways; the graphics are good, plot lines interesting and some features, such as the creating character profiles through observation, are very good.
The appearances of the characters and most of the speech and actions are true to the book- I love the Sherlock Holmes stories and this game is a pretty good representation.
However, the loading times aren't brilliant, though they do allow acess to casebook during loading screens which is good.
Some of the objectives are unclear, but it is up to you as a player I suppose, to logically think of what to do next.
Overall a good game, would reccomend.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Buy if you love jailing, and putting innocent citizens on death row!
Buy if you don't, and you actually play games the way they are meant to be played!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Growing up reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries made it hard for me to like any other adapted media version of the character. But Crimes and Punishments stole my heart! The atmosphere and gameplay perfectly reflects the classic Doyle atmosphere.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Finished it in 13 hours not rushing. I enjoyed it. 13 hrs = maybe wait for it to be on sale. Keep in mind I do not regret the purchase.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Outstanding adventure game. My only minor complaint was the speed of Sherlock running around, as it was quite slow at times. However, the mysteries and puzzles more than make up for such a minor issue.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes stories since my childhood and an actual admirer of SH Games series. I just couldn't overlook "Crimes & Punishments"!
Although, I'd like to notice that some moments and endings of recent games can seem both very deep and bright... and disturbing for some people (I mean, when you're not so sure if you can agree with it as a part of one big story of Sherlock Holmes' life). However, I always liked it how these games developed. I would bought this game anyways - and, honestly, I don't feel sorry for spending time with this game.
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