Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments for PlayStation 3
PS3

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Sep 30, 2014
7.98
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438th of 1270

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About this game

Developer: Frogwares
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

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 inquiry 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...

Gamer Reviews

1666 Reviews
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Jun 14, 2020
I don't have much to say about this game except that while I always find Sherlocks and Watsons adventures to be great I quickly grew bored playing this game.


The cases were pretty dull and the conclusions to them aren't any better either.


But if you are a fan of mystery adeventure games give this game a try othervise just watch a walkthrough on youtube instead for the story.

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Critic Reviews

9 Reviews
7.31
Chandler WoodSep 30, 2014
My time as Holmes was extremely exciting, fun, and immersive, and I was impressed with how long it lasted. Every case had some new gameplay element introduced, like getting to play as Holmes’ hound Toby to follow a scent trail.
Dan JonesSep 30, 2014
It’s difficult to find a detective game where you can actually solve a mystery how you want to. ...You can also enjoy a great sense of satisfaction as you make a plot revelation. Visually, Sherlock Holmes is brilliant, from the detailed crime scenes to the realistic facial animations. The clunky gameplay, frustrating mini-games and inconsistent voice performances do detract from the overall experience though.
Martin EiserOct 01, 2014
Our impression is that the game seems slightly undercooked, as if grappling with the new tech, multiple formats, and fresh gameplay mechanics took up too much of the allotted development time, and as such the game's not as deep or rich as it could have been, even if the characters are well-rounded and fleshed out. ...Despite these issues though, our time spent with the game was entertaining enough, and the different cases managed to maintain a level of tension throughout.