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  • Summary: In this brand new big adventure, especially designed for Nintendo's handheld system, you play as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and you will have to shed some light on curious events. When Queen Victoria's genealogical records are stolen, the Royal Family decides to put you in chargeIn this brand new big adventure, especially designed for Nintendo's handheld system, you play as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and you will have to shed some light on curious events. When Queen Victoria's genealogical records are stolen, the Royal Family decides to put you in charge of the case and asks you to solve this strange mystery. As always, followed by your wise and faithful friend, Doctor Watson, you will have to use your logic and observation senses through dozens of riddles, puzzles and brain teasers of all sorts. You will travel through dozens of beautifully hand-drawn places, looking for clues and new mysteries. You will also meet many charismatic characters who will help you solve this strange case and finally discover the truth! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Nintendo Gamer
    Apr 6, 2011
    63
    It's no Layton, but puzzle-fiends might find it's worth a try of it's spotted cheap. [Aug 2010, p.72]
  2. Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Sherlock Holmes and the Mistery of Osborne House is a good variation of the Professor Layton formula. The graphic is well drawn, but the complete lack of animations is quite sad. The puzzles are good and often complex enough, but every single mini-game is too much classic to create some problem to the genre lovers.
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    55
    Sherlock Holmes has many elements in common with professor Layton, but the poor quality of the puzzles and of the story makes it a worse game than the Level 5 masterpiece.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 6, 2011
    50
    Average title has all its parts balanced – no one is good to enough to adore or bad enough to criticize. If you miss it you won't miss anything crucial. If you play it, well... you get an eccentric detective and his case. [Aug 2010]
  5. Apr 6, 2011
    40
    Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Osbourne House could have been better if the puzzles weren't so simple and if its adventure was longer, with a deeper story. But it's an easily played, easily forgotten 40 euros game, without anything quite worth remembering. One cannot be Professor Layton just by wishing it.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    40
    Inspired by Professor Layton, Frogwares delivers here a substitute which lacks creativity and temper.
  7. Mar 7, 2011
    25
    Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osbourne House is neither pretty good nor as good as any of the games in the Professor Layton series that it's trying to emulate. Why you'd play this game, when you could play any of the games it draws inspiration from is the real mystery.

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#19 Most Shared DS Game of 2011