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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.

Screenshots

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Documents
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Newspaper offices at night
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows 221b Baker Street third person view (playing as Watson)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Talking to a police officer

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper" -- Steam / GOG title
  • "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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Critic Reviews

Adventurearchiv Windows Aug 18, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Dec 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN UK Windows Jun 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Adventure's Planet Windows Nov 18, 2009 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 14, 2009 73 out of 100 73
4Players.de Windows Aug 14, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Adventure Gamers Windows Jun 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure Windows May 29, 2009 B- 67
Impulse Gamer Windows May, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
GameCola.net Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2012 3 out of 10 30

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