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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.


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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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IGN May 03, 2010 8 out of 10 80 Dec 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Dec 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
XboxAchievements Jan 04, 2010 70 out of 100 70
3D Juegos Dec 09, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Vandal Online Dec 01, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Console Monster Dec 02, 2009 60 out of 100 60
GameSpot May 21, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Teletext 2009 5 out of 10 50 Feb 07, 2012 3 out of 10 30


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Sciere (508291) added Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (Xbox 360) on Nov 20, 2009
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