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  • Summary: In this story-driven detective thriller, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Nov 16, 2021
    100
    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is gorgeous in graphics, with in-depth gameplay mechanics, and a deep, emotional story about mental health and trauma compile it into the masterpiece that it is.
  2. Nov 15, 2021
    85
    This is easily my favourite game of the year. I haven’t been this captivated by Holmes since I began reading the original works by Doyle.
  3. Nov 15, 2021
    83
    In Chapter One we don't puzzle as intensely as in Crimes and Punishment, but we sink into Holmes' world more seamlessly than ever.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    80
    With a strong narrative and exceptional investigation mechanics, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One manages to one-up its predecessors. Sadly, it also doesn't reach its full potential, though we can hope that future titles are more in-depth.
  5. Nov 15, 2021
    75
    For its ambitious prequel, Frogwares relied on an open world that enjoys a rather generous scope for a wide range of surveys. These also give the game a very solid lifespan. On the other hand, the proposal proves difficult to measure up on a technical level, with slowdowns, rigid animations and clipping in support. More engaging in its second part, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One offers progressive dynamism and a commendable conclusion. The heart of the adventure lies in its clues to be connected and the accusations to be made, which follow a pattern of investigation which, however, runs out of steam too quickly.
  6. Nov 17, 2021
    71
    The shift of the series to an open world formula is a bit of a missed opportunity, but as a detective adventure Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One works well both in terms of writing and gameplay.
  7. Nov 15, 2021
    40
    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One takes the series in a completely opposite direction of its predecessors, souring its potential in favor of adding gameplay elements that pad runtime and take away from the investigations. Fans of the series may find some joy in getting to experience the original content or solving clues the hard way, but I was certainly not one of them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Just my favorite game ever: great story, interesting characters. I feel being a real detective.
  2. Nov 19, 2021
    10
    Great game! Чудова гра, стала набагато насиченіша порівняно з «Донькою диявола» та «Злочин і покарання».
    Don’t regret to buy! Price is
    Great game! Чудова гра, стала набагато насиченіша порівняно з «Донькою диявола» та «Злочин і покарання».
    Don’t regret to buy! Price is awesome for that kind of games!
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  3. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Fantastic writing, interesting search system, beautiful graphics, movement, and the open world! Enjoying every movement of Sherry). The bestFantastic writing, interesting search system, beautiful graphics, movement, and the open world! Enjoying every movement of Sherry). The best of Frogwares Sherlock series. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2021
    8
    If you like SHRLOCK HOLMES or detective games is a best choice but if you want a action, shooter game ! is not for you ! because this game isIf you like SHRLOCK HOLMES or detective games is a best choice but if you want a action, shooter game ! is not for you ! because this game is Focus on puzzles . Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2021
    8
    Honestly with the latest entry in the Sherlock Holmes series, Frogwares have attempted to create a new take on the character, one that isn’tHonestly with the latest entry in the Sherlock Holmes series, Frogwares have attempted to create a new take on the character, one that isn’t as lacking as the original that was shown in the games prior, yet one who seems like he’s already mastered all what is needed, still with the games new fresh approach in variety and options, and it’s expansion to existing gameplay mechanics and features, the game is able to succeed on becoming the best Sherlock Holmes game that Frogwares has come to made yet, and hopefully if the title preforms well, we’ll be able to receive another entry similar to the current title. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2021
    8
    The game is worth the money! in addition to great functionality, there is a good storyline and an atmosphere that the developers managed toThe game is worth the money! in addition to great functionality, there is a good storyline and an atmosphere that the developers managed to show in full glory, I hope there will be more high-quality content in the future Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2021
    0
    Thanks for showering your piss on a great character with this dumb game. Have to read the original book again to regain my lost brain cells.Thanks for showering your piss on a great character with this dumb game. Have to read the original book again to regain my lost brain cells. Better to buy on sales for $10 or even less, or simply just save your mental health with more woke **** to come as this culture isn't showing any signs of death, yet. Low IQ woke gens will feel at home as the game's personality has quite a resemblance with idiots trying to be cool and edgy, making up for their deadbeat, stone brained thinking capacity. Expand

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