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Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring

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Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson have been invited to a reception in Sherringford Hall. The wealthy industrial Sir Bromsby wants to commemorate the return of his daughter to England. As the host climbs the stage and starts to deliver his welcome speech, he is shot. Suspicion is immediately drawn towards his daughter, but Holmes decides to thoroughly investigate the case.

Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring is a third-person point-and-click adventure set in 19th century England. Players control both Holmes and Watson, interrogating witnesses and suspects, and searching for material clues and evidence. Basic inventory equipment are a test tube, a tape measure and a magnifying glass, all of which can be used to examine the environment and other objects found. A few times in the game the player is taken to Holmes' lab desk, to analyze some substances or tissues.

Notes of all findings and conversations are automatically written down in a diary for future reference. At the end of each of the five days the game is divided in, a quiz has to be filled in correctly to progress.


Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows A rather unusual lock for a hidden safe
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Sherlock questioning the maid
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows The player will also control Dr. Watson as he's doing parallel research along Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Your dialog choices appear in a window

Alternate Titles

  • "银耳环疑案" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Шерлок Холмс: Загадка серебряной сережки" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring" -- Wii title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Případ stříbrné naušnice" -- Czech title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: L’Orecchino d’Argento" -- Italian title
  • "Sherlock Holmes i tajemnica srebrnego kolczyka" -- Polish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: El Pendiente de Plata" -- Spanish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Case of Sherringford Hall" -- Working title
  • "Les Aventures de Sherlock Holmes : la Boucle d'Argent" -- French title
  • "Das Geheimnis des silbernen Ohrrings" -- German title
  • "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring" -- UK title

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User Reviews

“Really, Holmes. You go too far!” Windows Jeanne (75521)
Another curious incident in the night-time Windows Terrence Bosky (5232)

The Press Says

GameBoomers Windows 2004 A- 91
Gamesmania Windows Nov 24, 2004 77 out of 100 77
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2004 77 out of 100 77 Wii Dec 09, 2011 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Dec 01, 2004 73 out of 100 73
GamingXP Wii Jan 03, 2012 70 out of 100 70 Windows Oct 19, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Spazio Games Wii Dec 09, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamers Europe Windows Sep 20, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Aventura y Cía Windows May 17, 2005 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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Waston and the Books 1 sheena alexander
Jan 02, 2010



The end credits note that the game was based on a novel by Jalil Amr. This doesn't refer to a published novel, but to something along the lines of fanfiction. Emailing Frogwares for more information about it, would result in a reply from the company's CEO Waël Amr stating: "The author wishes the novel not to be public and anyway it’s in French!"


Much of the game takes place at Sherringford Hall. Sherringford Hope (or Holmes) and Ormond Sacker were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original name choices for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John (or James) Watson.

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