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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.

Screenshots

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Startup Screen
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Watson reads the news
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows The same gloomy pub in third person view
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Examining a dead body

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot

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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Adventurespiele Windows Aug 08, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventures - Kompakt Windows Aug 11, 2009 85 out of 100 85
IGN Xbox 360 May 03, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Adventure's Planet Windows Nov 18, 2009 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 11, 2009 74 out of 100 74
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2010 70 out of 100 70
Impulse Gamer Windows May, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Dec 01, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 21, 2010 6 out of 10 60
GameCola.net Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2012 3 out of 10 30

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