Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Sep 30, 2014
7.12
playscore
Average
690th of 1221

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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...

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768 Reviews
7.03

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Critic Reviews

6 Reviews
7.21
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.
Mike StubbsySep 30, 2014
Each of the cases offers a unique and interesting story, and discovering what happened at each location is fascinating. While constantly pressing X to examine what seems like every object in a room becomes tedious it is easily offset by eureka moments that pop up every so often. The environments you explore are great but are unfortunately not helped by ropey visuals and a slew of technical issues. Perhaps Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments’ greatest achievement is how guilty you feel when you punish an innocent person – even just being able to get it wrong is a superb idea.