Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is a solid adventure game with some truly challenging puzzles. While there are some gameplay problems here and there, the game should appeal to hardcore fans of Sherlock Holmes.
  2. So if you're a patient player who doesn't mind kicking around puzzles for long stretches of time, you might have some fun partnering up with Sherlock Holmes during this adventure.
  3. At the end of the day, Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is impressive in its own right, but doesn’t set any groundbreaking standards.
  4. This is by no means a stellar adventure game, being too strict and occasionally lacking atmosphere, but it does some justice to the license and has enough unique elements to make it at least stand out from the rest, if not tower above them as it probably ought to.
  5. 70
    Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is a solid adventure title if you like pixel hunting in a 3D environment while solving riddles and the occasional obscure puzzle.
  6. AceGamez
    70
    Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is certainly a great addition for the currently somewhat parched adventure game genre, one that'll entertain both fans of the books and players who love to stretch their minds, keeping them busy for a while.
  7. Nemesis too is not without its rough patches, but still represents a return to form of sorts, another solid Sherlock adventure that showcases better understanding of character, narrative, structure and pace than most of its genre peers.
  8. PC Zone UK
    66
    An occasionally frustrating and overpriced brain-fondle. [Aug 2008, p.72]
  9. PC Format
    63
    A bit like listening to Radio 3. [Aug 2008, p.107]
  10. Obtuse puzzles make Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis a case that's about as hard to crack as "The Red-Headed League."
  11. Play (Poland)
    60
    The confrontation between the greatest Victorian detective and French gentleman burglar who never met each other on the cards of the novels provides hours of mind exercise and also frustration - search for the relevant details turns into a painfully irritating hunt for a changing cursor and unfortunately everything hinges on it. [June 2008]
  12. PC Gamer
    53
    Both Holmes and Lupin deserve better than this middling. [Aug 2008, p.71]
  13. PC Gamer UK
    51
    Plodding, morose, half-decent puzzles. [Aug 2008, p.86]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. May 24, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I love Sherlock Holmes, read the original stories, saw several movie takes, etc. The game is ok for its value and references to the original Sir Arthur Conan Doy's story. However, as an adventure game it lacks dynamics. In Nemesis prepare to walk through different museums all game long. That's pretty much it, and all puzzles are based on it. I did not finish the game because i found it too repetitive and a little boring. By comparison, i enjoyed "Sherlock Holmes the Awakened" much more, and would recommend that title of the series instead. Full Review »
  2. AWG
    Jun 4, 2013
    7
    I played SH:Nemesis for the plot. Graphics are not so good (even for a 2008 game) but the storyline is interesting and I never got bored byI played SH:Nemesis for the plot. Graphics are not so good (even for a 2008 game) but the storyline is interesting and I never got bored by the characters. The third-person perspective and the keyboard controls are golden add-ons that increase the level of attractiveness of this game. Full Review »
  3. Mar 6, 2012
    4
    Big Sherlock Fan, this wrecks it for me, something about the amount of glitches I had, and the texture problems, and the whole point to walkBig Sherlock Fan, this wrecks it for me, something about the amount of glitches I had, and the texture problems, and the whole point to walk idea! Should make a Third-Person game of Sherlock, I would be happy to play $30 for it...Just not this game. Glad I bought it on sale... Full Review »