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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Sega Force (Nov 04, 1993)
Det här spelet är inte likt något tidigare SEGA-spel. Det är faktiskt det första Cedespel som verkligen tar till vara mediets möjligheter.
Unfortunately, even if you like solving cases, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective will probably bore you. You cannot search places or ask people questions. The only thing you can do is choose where to go and watch videos.
Video Games (Sep, 1993)
Eigentlich könnte dieses Detektivspiel ein ziemlicher Knaller sein, wären da nicht das zeitraubende Icon-Menüsystem, ewige Ladezeiten und unsäglich mühsam lesbare Zeitungen (Ihr müßt jedes Textchen einzeln abrufen). Wer nicht sehr gut Englisch spricht, hat kaum eine Chance. Oft werden entscheidende Hinweise in einem Nebensatz dahingebrabbelt, außer-dem legen Verdächtige natürlich falsche Spuren. Sogar für einen Muttersprachler ist das Spiel nicht ohne weiteres zu knacken. Fast alles spielt sich im Kopf ab, auf dem Bildschirm tut sich über lange Phasen nichts. Sehr schwierig, sehr britisch, langatmig wie eine Partie Kricket. Nur älteren Semestern zu empfehlen!
Defunct Games (Jun 19, 2005)
In the end it seems like Sherlock Holmes is a step backwards for videogames, and ultimately not a game that will attract even a niche following. These are short adventures with no reason for you to ever visit them again. It seems like only fans of the books are going to like this, and most of them have already lived these cases making this game useless for just about everybody.
30 (Dec 10, 2007)
The bottom line here is commitment. You have to really want to solve these crimes, write down the clues, take note of the witnesses, and set aside the time to play the game. Consulting Detective is an in depth take on a classic literature character which is a rarity in gaming to say the least. It is because of this that the game is for the mystery fan, and not for the gamer. If you are looking for some light, fast paced, detective action try Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego? instead, as this one's high difficulty will most likely turn you away very quickly.
The Video Game Critic (Feb 21, 2013)
Sherlock Holmes is the kind of game that requires patience and concentration, if only to keep track of all the names being bantered about. I think Sega greatly overestimated their target audience when they included this as the Sega CD pack-in game. My friend Chris was really gung-ho about this at first, but after about 15 minutes he was like, "I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore!" (as I laughed hysterically). Cerebral players looking for a challenge can bump up the grade by a letter, and the rest of you may find the D- grade a little generous.