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  • Summary: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper allows you to play as the greatest detective of all in the London of 1888. A series of particularly horrible murders creates a real psychosis throughout the country. Atrociously mutilated prostitutes' bodies are found by the police without them being ableSherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper allows you to play as the greatest detective of all in the London of 1888. A series of particularly horrible murders creates a real psychosis throughout the country. Atrociously mutilated prostitutes' bodies are found by the police without them being able to find a serious lead. Sherlock Holmes starts looking for clues in the dark and sinister alleys of Whitechapel in order to follow the macabre trail of the one the press now calls Jack the Ripper. During an adventure full of twists, Sherlock Holmes will try to bring out the true identity and the motives of the one who hides behind this scary alias. [Focus Home Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. If you have ever had an interest in Sherlock, Jack the Ripper or detective stories in general then this is a solid game with some great puzzles that will entertain for days.
  2. Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper is an excellent game for those who like to solve a wide range of different puzzles.
  3. Despite the lack of truly compelling gameplay and any kind of replay value, I would still recommend this game due to its rewarding and involving crime and puzzle solving elements, and obviously, because of its strong story.
  4. It has a good story, well-made since the beginning until the end, and both the main character and the nemesis are charming. There is no greater satisfaction for a private detective than to find who is Jack the Ripper.
  5. Fans of the books will love it, and we wouldn't dissuade anyone else either. [Issue#54, p.89]
  6. It's clear that amidst all of the glaring and unforgivable problems of Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper, Frogwares does have a grasp on mystery fiction, however tenuous it may be.
  7. If you want a detective story that's told in an interesting and thoughtful fashion, there's always Phoenix Wright and Sam & Max. The folks on Baker Street just ain't what it used to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 15, 2010
    9
    Good game, is is the only adventure game for the console; waiting for "Gray Matter to arrive"
    The graphics aren't superb and is a clear PC
    Good game, is is the only adventure game for the console; waiting for "Gray Matter to arrive"
    The graphics aren't superb and is a clear PC port, but the game entertains you while palying
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  2. Mar 17, 2011
    7
    This games puzzles are not very hard..the accents & sound effects are very ps1ish but it sucked me in and i quite enjoyed it..you should beThis games puzzles are not very hard..the accents & sound effects are very ps1ish but it sucked me in and i quite enjoyed it..you should be able to pick this up cheap now..so don your deerstalker and give it a whirl.....if you dare.... Expand
  3. Killacure
    Dec 2, 2009
    6
    Offers a classic point and click PC experience on the 360 but fails to add anything new or inventive.
  4. Aug 12, 2014
    3
    This game is a stain on the Sherlock Holmes name. It's boring, it's wooden, it's just flat out awful. Awful graphics, awful voice acting, andThis game is a stain on the Sherlock Holmes name. It's boring, it's wooden, it's just flat out awful. Awful graphics, awful voice acting, and the game is extremely hard. No, not the puzzles, the navigating! It feels like you're in a never-ending labyrinth of cobbled streets. While it may explain the ripper killings well, they should've just made a fictional crime. Don't buy this game! Expand