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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

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Description

Sherlock Holmes, with the help of Dr. John H. Watson, investigates strange disappearances in relation to the activity of a secret cult of Cthulhu.

Unlike the fixed third-person perspective of the previous Frogwares title Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring, The Awakened's gameplay takes place in an entirely real-time 3D landscape and from a first-person perspective, losing the pre-rendered backgrounds of its predecessor.

Although the game has adopted the view popularized by the first-person shooter genre, it retains the point-and-click aspect of most adventure games, giving the player the ability to complete the game using the mouse alone.

Screenshots

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows The inventory screen
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows The American state of Louisiana
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows 221b Baker Street
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows Luckily my parents weren't here at this moment...

Alternate Titles

  • "Шерлок Холмс и секрет Ктулху" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Przebudzenie" -- Polish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Procitnutí" -- Czech title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: La nuit des sacrifiés" -- French title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: La Aventura" -- Spanish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Die Spur der Erwachten" -- German title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Curse of the Forgotten God" -- Working title
  • "Sherlock Holmes 3" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Not bad, not much related to Sherlock Holmes or the Cult of Cthulhu Windows thud (88)

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Windows May 01, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2007 76 out of 100 76
Just Adventure Windows Feb 20, 2007 B 75
Armchair Empire, The Windows Aug 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Impulse Gamer Windows Jan, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Windows Apr 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Adventures - Kompakt Windows 2007 7 out of 10 70
CyberMycha Windows Jun, 2007 4 out of 6 67
Adventure Gamers Windows Mar 20, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Apr 02, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Two years after the initial game, an enhanced remastered edition was released.

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