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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 Menu showing inventory, documents, map etc
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Use magnifying glass on hand
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Deduction Board (red outlines indicate wrong answers)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Talking to a Jewish cobbler

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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
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Screenshot


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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Adventurespiele Windows Aug 08, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventurearchiv Windows Aug 18, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Adventures - Kompakt Windows Aug 11, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Adventures United Windows Aug 16, 2009 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 14, 2009 73 out of 100 73
Adventure Gamers Windows Jun 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PC Gaming Windows Sep 01, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 21, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Teletext Xbox 360 2009 5 out of 10 50 Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2012 3 out of 10 30


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