Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
There is no doubt that Crimes and Punishments is a tremendously good looking mystery game. It is beautiful on both the visual and auditory front -Holmes has a knack for being a bit boorish, especially when he starts talking down to the people he and Watson encounter, and the voice work does great work bringing all of it life. And all of that presentation matters since all of Holme's cases are intriguing -making you want to see all of them to the very end. It all feels very loyal to what we all know of the iconic Baker street tale, with a good dose of player interactivity of course. It is time to get ready, as murder is, once again, afoot.
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
Iconic character mashups are not an uncommon thing -especially not for Sherlock Holmes who has gone up against a litany of literary and historical icons (most common of all would be real life serial murderer, Jack the Ripper). So this little caper that involves the infamous art thief, Arsene Lupin (from the stories of Maurice LeBlanc), is not surprising to see at all. Still, it makes for a very interesting crossover story -as Lupin makes for a very fitting not-quite-villain persona. Ultimately, the game is a huge battle of wits as the crafty Lupin (whose claim to fame is the ability to be two steps ahead of everyone else) and super sleuth Sherlock (who can track down even the smallest clues to figure out what his opponents are thinking), go head to head and see which one will triumph at the end.
Sherlock Holmes VS Jack the Ripper
There is no doubt that Jack the Ripper remains as one of the human culture's most subversive icons -after all, he is a psychotic serial killer who managed to stalk the streets of London and was never caught. On the other hand, we have the fictional Sherlock Holmes, this legendary, literary creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has pretty much inspired much of what we consider to be detective work, criminal profiling, and more. Now, in Frogware's fourth installment in their Sherlock Holmes game series, these two mythical icons will clash, and it is up to you, the player, to help Holmes finally track down the defeat Jack the Ripper.
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles
Fans of the original Sherlock Holmes book will be a little disappointed to know that this game, "Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles" is not a point and click retelling of the story. Instead, it is a fantasy-themed re-imagining of the story where the hound is a real, honest to goodness hellhound. This is basically the equivalent of a Scooby Doo story that ends with the gang finding out that there was a real ghost instead of a mortal criminal behind the scenes. While this is certainly a different take on the story, the game still offers up some interesting mysteries of its own, and in some cases, the lack of predictability also adds some charm to the game.
When a mysterious death happens right in front of the eyes of Sherlock Holmes, he certainly has no other choice but to want to solve it. This is how the opening of Sherlock Holmes: the Silver Earring (originally released as Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring) goes, and right from the very beginning, players are drawn into a whirlpool of strange clues, multiple suspects, and a crime so well planned that it is worthy of the famous detective of Baker street. This game is the second part of the Frogware series of Sherlock games so if you have played the first one or some of the latter installments and enjoyed it, then you should certainly give this a try too.
For those of you who enjoy a little bit of true old school gaming, here is a great mystery game that will fire up those retro tuned hankerings without needing to go as far as using pixel style artwork. The Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective series is an excellent line up of game that brings us back to one of the earliest forms of interactive storytelling -long before the era of quick time events. Here, players will guide the legendary detective as he searches for clues, pieces together puzzles, and ultimately, solve the mystery -in this case, the death of several people that has been attributed to a mummy's curse. But Holmes (and his intrepid partner Watson) feel that there is more to the deaths than an old wives' tale, and thus the game begins afoot.