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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

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Description

On August 31, 1888, a horribly mutilated body of a "lady of the night" is found in Whitechapel, London. The killer's methods are quite unusual, and the brutal slaying doesn't go unnoticed at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes decides to go to the Whitechapel police station to obtain the reports and preliminary investigations by the police and the coroner.
He won't get much help, but with his trusty companion Dr. Watson, he starts his own investigation by examining the crime scene and questioning possible witnesses. Soon more deadly crimes on prostitutes are committed. Holmes will have to be at the height of his powers to find out who is responsible for these horrific crimes.

Like Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, the previous Sherlock Holmes game from Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper can be played from a 1st or 3rd person perspective, and the player can easily switch between modes during gameplay. The game runs in realtime 3D and the player plays alternately Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The game includes a map and menus with dialogues, reports and documents.

In this installment, emphasis is laid on deductive puzzles. Deduction boards are added, which the player must use to arrive at the likely conclusions, based on deductions made and clues that were gathered. In some cases a time-line of the murder has to be construed with the help of dialogues, reports and documents.

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Watson reads the news
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Sherlock in disguise
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Use magnifying glass on hand
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Menu showing inventory, documents, map etc

Alternate Titles

  • "Sherlock Holmes jagt Jack the Ripper" -- German title
  • "Sherlock Holmes contro Jack lo Squartatore" -- Italian title
  • "Sherlock Holmes contra Jack el Destripador" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

Game Captain Windows Aug 13, 2009 82 out of 100 82
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Jun 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 30, 2009 15 out of 20 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 11, 2009 74 out of 100 74
Adventure Gamers Windows Jun 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2010 70 out of 100 70
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Dec 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Jun 10, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 21, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Teletext Xbox 360 2009 5 out of 10 50

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