DescriptionOn 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.
- "Sherlock Holmes jagt Jack the Ripper" -- German title
- "Sherlock Holmes contro Jack lo Squartatore" -- Italian title
- "Sherlock Holmes contra Jack el Destripador" -- Spanish title
Part of the Following Groups
- Fictional character: Sherlock Holmes
- Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series
- Inspiration: Literature
- Physics Engine: PhysX
- Setting: Belle Époque
- Setting: City - London
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The Press Says
|Adventures - Kompakt||Aug 11, 2009||85 out of 100||85|
|ComputerGames.ro||Jun 14, 2009||80 out of 100||80|
|PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)||Jun 25, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|GameZone||Jun 10, 2009||7.5 out of 10||75|
|PC Games (Germany)||Jun 11, 2009||74 out of 100||74|
|GameStar (Germany)||Aug 14, 2009||73 out of 100||73|
|GameSpot||Jun 10, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|2404.org PC Gaming||Sep 01, 2009||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Impulse Gamer||May, 2009||6.5 out of 10||65|
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TriviaThe ISBN 1553459425 as printed on the box is invalid.
Related Web Sites
- MaGtRo's Walkthrough (posted on Gameboomers.com)
- Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (product page on the official website)
- Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper from UHS (not your ordinary walkthrough, gradual hints are given before the solutions are revealed, helping you solve the game yourself.)