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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Windows)

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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 Say "cheese".
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows Our two heroes in a train
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows The American state of Louisiana
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows Also using the microscope will reveal some clues.

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 thud (88) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Nov 06, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 13, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
Worth Playing Oct 05, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
TTGamer Mar 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.de Dec 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Dec 01, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Gamesmania Dec 14, 2006 67 out of 100 67
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 17, 2007 64 out of 100 64
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 04, 2007 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Denmark) Apr, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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

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Quoth (23) added Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Windows) on Dec 29, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (130146)