Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. If you're planning a road trip and have always loved the dry tales of this particular mystery-solving savant, then perhaps it's worth a rent. For everyone else, hang tight until the release of the next Professor Layton.
  2. Less thinking more stroking (steady now!) of blurry static visuals with a stylus in search of the vital clues. [Aug 2009, p.84]
  3. Sherlock Holmes DS is an excellent option for those Nintendo DS adventure lovers, specially the followers of this British hero.
  4. Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy is an adventure port from the PC version, but the adaptation is not good because of the control scheme. The static visuals, the disappointing puzzles, the strange voice actors and the poor sound, make the experience not so funny. The Egyptian theme and the principal character are the only good points in this title.
  5. Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy is a simple and short adventure, that could be fun for people who never played games like this before. The Egyptian theme works, but a bad presentation and disappointing puzzles prevent this game from being more than forgettable.
  6. Appalling voice acting makes this feel very shoddy, though with the sound turned down it's a passable 'entry level' point 'n' clicker if you can find it cheap. [July 2009, p.77]
  7. The game is a simple port of the PC-version, without a good control scheme. There are some fun puzzles, but there are too little to entertain you for hours.
  8. For Sherlock fans, I’d rank this as more of a Basil Rathbone than a Jeremy Brett on the Holmes-o-meter; somewhat enjoyable but wildly inaccurate. And for DS fans simply looking for a good adventure, I’d largely recommend holding out for better mysteries than this.
User Score
2.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 14, 2013
    10
    The game begins with puzzles. takes a little time to solve them, but when you begin to understand them, the game starts to get extremelyThe game begins with puzzles. takes a little time to solve them, but when you begin to understand them, the game starts to get extremely amazing.takes a while for it resets because the puzzles are incredible like Professor Layton Full Review »
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    0
    What started as a pleasant enough puzzler (if a bit dated) turned into an abysmal mess of illogical puzzles, impossible to find items andWhat started as a pleasant enough puzzler (if a bit dated) turned into an abysmal mess of illogical puzzles, impossible to find items and pitiful crashes.

    Disastrously conceived with terrible voice acting... this is perfect example of why we almost lost the "point and click" adventure altogether.

    I recommend that any one who likes "point and click" puzzle games AVOIDS this pile of binary excrement like the plague. Play something like "The Longest Journey" instead... and have fun! :0)
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