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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
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  1. Nov 25, 2011
    7
    Good points: Fun and interesting gameplay, varied puzzles, good atmosphere and story. Graphics very reasonable considering it's not a very big games company.

    Bad points: Comically bad acting, badly synced dubbing, subtitles occasionally contradict what was actually said, puzzles in general too easy (though not all). Worth it if you get it cheap and like adventure games, provided you
    Good points: Fun and interesting gameplay, varied puzzles, good atmosphere and story. Graphics very reasonable considering it's not a very big games company.

    Bad points: Comically bad acting, badly synced dubbing, subtitles occasionally contradict what was actually said, puzzles in general too easy (though not all).

    Worth it if you get it cheap and like adventure games, provided you don't expect too much, there's certainly some fun to be had.
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  2. Dec 31, 2012
    6
    This game is a very competent game, and ends nicely too. Get it for cheap though. Unfortunately, some decisions made at the development time reduces it's fun value substantially, and may mean that it will not stand up as well as other point-and-click games over time (Syberia, Longest Journey etc.). The music brings nothing to it (to the extent that I found listening to Ambient channel fromThis game is a very competent game, and ends nicely too. Get it for cheap though. Unfortunately, some decisions made at the development time reduces it's fun value substantially, and may mean that it will not stand up as well as other point-and-click games over time (Syberia, Longest Journey etc.). The music brings nothing to it (to the extent that I found listening to Ambient channel from di.fm a good substitute). They put dev effort into NPC's walking in circles, a better choice would have been to stretch the graphics and bring in weather effects (smog/fog??), wind, moving windows etc. The walking NPC's bring nothing to the game. The puzzles are decent and easy enough (apart from one slight buggy ellipse one, google a solution), all in general work within the storyline too. Dev effort went into supplying both first and third person views, fail, because neither are done especially well. In fact, the third person view is often unusable. And without any toon or HUD on display, the first person view makes you feel like a box walking around. Finally, if all good and imaginative games are journeys, this alas isn't one until the last hour of play, where it picks up speed nicely to it's conclusion. There is no sense of urgency (even in the game, weeks go by between actions). That may have been so then, but for a game, it makes things lag quite a bit. For me, each session play lasted about 45 minutes until I got bored and left it for the next day. Worth getting for less than $9, enjoy it for it's ending, and use your own music. But I do not see myself picking up another SH game any time soon. Expand
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73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper is a good graphic adventure, full of funny gameplay Sadly, the technical aspect is poor and feels some 10 years old, but if you can live with that, a good storytelling and plenty of exploration and problem solving will keep you busy.
  2. The game is okay for adventure fans but it suffers from bad visuals and clunky controls.
  3. PC Zone UK
    58
    It's just not good enough and, crucially, makes Holmes and Watson do things they just wouldn't do in the books. Which is, at the end of the day, the biggest flaw. [Apr 2010, p.89]