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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    50
    It's certainly not a bad game, just a decidedly mediocre one, so unless you're in the mood for a fairly lightweight puzzle-adventure, a purchase is not so elementary this time.
  2. Apr 6, 2011
    50
    Not many riddles are logical, which is a big letdown for a puzzle game.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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.
  8. Apr 6, 2011
    40
    Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House misses the interesting riddles and also has a lot of text instead of puzzles, which does make it boring quite a bit.
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. Apr 6, 2011
    40
    Its multiple flaws, irregular difficulty curve and short durability make this game a failure.

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