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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.


Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows 221b Baker Street third person view (playing as Watson)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Deduction Board (red outlines indicate wrong answers)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Establishing the time line
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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Adventures - Kompakt Aug 11, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Adventures United Aug 16, 2009 83 out of 100 83
IGN UK Jun 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Jun 14, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Adventure's Planet Nov 18, 2009 77 out of 100 77
Absolute Games ( Jul 16, 2009 76 out of 100 76 Apr 30, 2009 15 out of 20 75 PC Gaming Sep 01, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
Impulse Gamer May, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 07, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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thud (88) added Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (Windows) on Aug 11, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (360864)