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In Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter, the player controls the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The game is set in late 19th century London. While Holmes and Dr. Holmes have been completely redesigned to look younger and more dynamic, the game is still set in the same timeline as the rest of Frogware's Sherlock Holmes games. While the four big cases are unrelated to each other, there is a framing story in which the detective has to deal with his adoptive daughter Kate (continuing the story of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes) and a mysterious new neighbor.

The gameplay mechanics are mostly identical to the direct predecessor Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes: the player searches the environment for clues, interrogates suspects, solves mini games and makes deductions based on the found clues. While inspecting persons, Holmes now sometimes has to choose between two alternative interpretations, e.g. if a red stain on the suit is wine or blood. If the wrong alternative is chosen, it can't be taken back. While this does not tamper the ability to solve the case, the person's character interpretation in the log is marked as incomplete.

The major difference in comparison to Crimes & Punishments is that the investigating and interrogating parts have been scaled back in favor of the mini-games. While there are still many mini-games which can be solved quickly (e.g. using the lab to examine a piece of evidence, balancing or quick-time events), many are more involved: they are either action-based (e.g. Holmes needs to flee from an assailant while frequently taking cover) or large-scale logic puzzles. While the latter were always an integral part of the series, they were mostly gone from the direct predecessor. Most mini-games can be skipped.

Additionally there are multiple occasions where player control shifts to another character. Mostly it's just switching to Dr. Watson during a puzzle sequence, but sometimes there are longer parts like a stealth sequence with Wiggins (tailing a suspect without him noticing) or following a trail with Holmes' dog Toby. The game can be played in 1st or 3rd person perspective, but in some sequences 3rd-person is forced.


Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Windows A present flies through the windows.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Windows A stealth sequence.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Windows The game tells us what our goals are.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Windows In this case some of our deductions are not compatible to each other.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "シャーロック・ホームズ 悪魔の娘" -- Japanese spelling
  • "셜록 홈즈: 악마의 딸" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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4Players.de PlayStation 4 Jun 27, 2016 78 out of 100 78
Vandal Online PlayStation 4 Jun 12, 2016 7.7 out of 10 77
GamingTrend Windows Jul 11, 2016 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 08, 2016 69 out of 100 69
IGN Denmark PlayStation 4 Jun 27, 2016 6.8 out of 10 68
Riot Pixels PlayStation 4 Oct 19, 2016 65 out of 100 65
IGROMANIA PlayStation 4 Jul 12, 2016 6 out of 10 60
TheSixthAxis PlayStation 4 Jun 07, 2016 6 out of 10 60
Adventure Gamers Windows Feb 20, 2017 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer Windows Jun 20, 2016 59 out of 100 59


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