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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 221b Baker Street first person view
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Newspaper offices daytime (playing as Sherlock)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows The same gloomy pub in third person view
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Mr Finley talks about gas

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

Adventures United Windows Aug 16, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Game Over Online Windows Jul 13, 2009 82 out of 100 82
IGN Xbox 360 May 03, 2010 8 out of 10 80
IGN UK Windows Jun 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Jun 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Adventure's Planet Windows Nov 18, 2009 77 out of 100 77
4Players.de Windows Aug 14, 2009 71 out of 100 71
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Dec 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Adventure Gamers Windows Jun 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Dec 01, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65

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