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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Release Date: Sep 29, 2014

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"Well-written episodic adventure that plays like Telltale's "The Walking Dead" but with less action. 6 separate cases of 1.5-2 hours each. "

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October 1

SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS, REVIEWS

His skills, your wits!

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His skills, your wits. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, is now available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC!

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September 26

SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS, THE LAUNCH TRAILER!

His skills, your wits!

Ready for release next week from September 30, the launch trailer of Crimes & Punishments is being unveiled today! Take a trip through Victorian London with Holmes and Watson in the latest video of the game, showcasing the theme and a few of the mechanics you’ll use for yourself in this new investigation game by Frogwares, as soon as next Tuesday on your PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

A lot of you are already reviewing Crimes & Punishments, and some of you are already sharing with us your enthusiasm. We are very proud to propose, next week, a game a little bit unique in today’s videogaming landscape, something different from current productions on consoles and PC.

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In Crimes & Punishments, become Sherlock Holmes and 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. The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Choose the leads you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties... and determine their fate wisely, as surprising consequences may arise where you least expect them.

His skills, your wits. Become Sherlock Holmes from September 30 when Crimes & Punishments releases on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Reviews

“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

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
    • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
I did like the game, and the graphics are beautiful, but it was way too easy (sometimes plain obvious) and just seemed more of 3d interactive novel rather then real quest.
Posted: October 1
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Outstanding! The best from the genre.

Has its own problems, but they all are not game-breaking and don't spoil the fun in any way.
Posted: October 1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Compared to the last Sherlock Holmes game - The Tastement of Sherlock Holmes, this game is way over my expectation. The graphic is amazing, and looks nicer with warm colors (Oh, I hate the cold tone in TToSH so bad), The stories/cases are so interesting. Now I can choose how to punish/solve the cases - along with some cool actions. I love how they construct the Deduction in this game - way better and more like in criminal movies/series (who doesn't seek for neuron in those kinds of thriller/crime). In short, this is a game that I highly recommend for those who love Sherlock Holmes (like me, teehee, I know some of endings before they got inspired from the books - oops, spolier here). It's time to put those books down and live the action.
Posted: October 2
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
I bought this game along with the previous Sherlock games, A Testament to Sherlock Holmes. I really enjoyed the last game, and this game is more of the same but much more beautiful. The scenes in this game are magnificently beautiful, the people look lifelike and the shadows and lighting are goregous. The compromise to this is the excessive loading times. This can be a annoying when you only need to visit a scene for 1 clue, which may take but a few seconds, and then it loads for a couple of mins to get there.
The game is difficult but there doesnt seem like a way to truly mess up. You are always guided by Holmes and Watson. I would like more of a sense of failure, which may alter the play of the game. However, this doesnt change the enjoyment of the game.
I would really recommend this game to people who enjoy a good mystery, but do check out the previous game too.
Posted: October 1
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Great game!
Posted: October 1
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116 of 149 people (78%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
[SPOILER FREE]
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment is a beautiful and impressive adventure puzzle game starring a very popular detective who players will enjoy playing as to solve crime and choosing thier own choices in a case's outcome through deduction.

First off, the graphics of the game use the unreal engine 3 and a step up for the series.The facial features of the characters such as pores, scars, and even the detail on the clothing. Not only is the character detailed but so are the aesthetics and details put into each of the maps that the players will traverse to solve crimes, which gives it a it more immersion.

The music is appropriate for the game and kicks in at the right moment though the rest of the time the game is pretty quiet to letting concentrate and could use more to bring immersion. The voice acting is also decently done for most of the characters in the game and brings them to life in the game world.

Players can play the game with either a keyboard and mouse or with a game pad. Both are configured well and didn't include key binding, which isn't too bad since there aren't many keys to press for this type of game genre. Players be able to play this game in first or 3rd person whichever choice you decide. The controls may feel a bit stiff but overall it is not too bad at all.

Each of the maps in this game is really focused on the area where the crime appears. You won't find yourself in unnecessary places or free roaming since it isn't that sort of game though it is something to suggest for a future sequel. The game uses a fast travel system to travel around the map with a push of a button. With a button click, players can bring up a map and click on locations to travel where they need to go whenever you want. With each loading screen, Sherlock in the cab where the interface can also be brought up for the menu to look over the clues, evidence, and deduction while they wait. The menu itself is very sleek and organized.

The game play to Sherlock is to solve puzzles, gather evidence and to come up with deduction and solve crimes. The puzzles range from ordinary lock puzzles where you match locks to complicated puzzles where you rebuild molds, combine chemicals or find clues to fix certain situation, compare notes, Extreme arm wrestling and lots more variety to keep the game intriguing. There is a skip function for those that get frustrated or stuck at a puzzle but keep in mind that it is a puzzle game, and that self-satisfaction comes from solving by oneself.

Sherlock is armed with an arsenal of tools to help him combine clues and solve puzzles. Focus will help him see things that he will miss at times such as small marks and such. Imagination is when he gathers enough clues to solve a puzzle, he will be able to recreate the scenario in his mind to gather more clues and evidence and finally when he does get all this, he will be capable to go into deduction.
In deduction mode, Sherlock can look over his facts and evidence, draw a line between them and form bubbles and by doing so created deductions. Sometimes there is only one deduction in a bubble but other times. There will be two totals. As players look through all these bubbles, they'll be able to draw and combine a conclusion to the case. If the case is a contradiction, it will tell you between the bubbles. If it combines there will be a larger bubble and there will be a choice to the entire scenario. Either the person is guilty/innocent or an alternative choice route opened will be up to players to decide by finding enough clues and evidence.

The game introduces five case scenario total and may take a player 12-15 hours total to complete depending on how good they are at gathering clues and puzzles.

My opinion is that this is possibly the best puzzle/adventure game I have yet played. I enjoyed it though some of my cons are that the disguise function wasn't used as greatly as I thought and that the game hopefully will be even frequently more expansive with the deduction system in the future because that felt like the real meat of the game to me personally.

Pros
+ The graphic details are beautiful. You can see the details of the faces of characters, clothes, and the aesthetic to the background looks great with the Unreal 3 engine.
+ The puzzles are brilliant
+ The case themselves are very realistic in a sense
+ Brilliant story and cases. Especially the third case Blood Bath.
+ The voice acting is decently done. Most of the characters sounded great.
+ Deduction offers the players choices and replayability. Multiple choices on how to punish a crime or finish it off with another outcome.
+ Game lasts 12-15 hours



Cons
- Though beautiful the maps were decently sized and it felt too closed in especially with parts blocked off. Hopefully we'll see even larger areas in the future.
- Disguises weren't used as much in the game
- There is a skip button that pops up everytime that just seems to invite players to push it. Should be something you can turn off
- The online feature should take in more stats instead of just who chooses the choice or discovering it.


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Posted: September 29
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