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Sherlock Holmes: Vozvraschenie Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes: Return of Moriarty) is a 2D point-and-click adventure game inspired by a Soviet TV series (1979-1986) adaptation of a classical stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes. The actors Vasiliy Livanov (Sherlock Holmes) and Vitaliy Solomin (Dr. Watson) of these TV series provide the Russian voices for this game.

The protagonist Sherlock Holmes is accompanied by Dr. Watson. After the Reichenbach Falls incident the dead body of Moriarty was resurrected with a help of a magical pentagram. This allows him to create a more terrific world domination plan. To prevent this plan Sherlock Holmes is involved with cases during four chapters including a theft of Stradivarius violin, a black sect with Jack the Ripper, a return of the Hound of the Baskervilles and finally encountering Moriarty himself at the top of the Mayan pyramid in Mexico.

Most of the time Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are guided between static or side-scrolling screens, collecting or using the scattered items, and talking to characters to gain more items or information. The cursor has states (walk / get / talk) auto-selected on hovering over an interactive spot with auto-updated spot description.


Sherlock Holmes: Vozvraschenie Moriarty Windows An accurate shot of Dr. Watson in the final confrontation with Moriarty on the top of Mayan pyramid.
Sherlock Holmes: Vozvraschenie Moriarty Windows Main menu (Russian version)
Sherlock Holmes: Vozvraschenie Moriarty Windows Moriarty is approaching an unconscious Alice.
Sherlock Holmes: Vozvraschenie Moriarty Windows A wanted poster is hanging on the wall of the saloon (Russian version).

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Alternate Titles

  • "Шерлок Холмс: Возвращение Мориарти" -- Russian spelling

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7Wolf Magazine Dec 27, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games ( Dec 22, 2000 50 out of 100 50


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POMAH (57356) added Sherlock Holmes: Vozvraschenie Moriarty (Windows) on Nov 10, 2016