Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Image
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  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
    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is one of the very best series installments, thanks to a great story powered by solid writing, charming characters, varied cases, and new open-world gameplay mechanics that fit incredibly well. While some of these mechanics do require a little tweaking, such as combat, Chapter One is a very solid game that no fan of the series or adventure games should pass on.
  3. Nov 22, 2021
    81
    The PC version of Sherlock Holmes Chapter One avoids the frame drops and other glitches that some PS5 owners experienced with the console release, and gives us a fairly good detective game, with several culprits to find in a beautifully crafted turistic island. Fans of Sherlock Holmes might discover a quite different hero from the one they are accustomed to, but the overall experience of Chapter One is absolutely pleasant.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    80
    An island full of riveting mysteries, stuck with some truly awful and jarring combat.
  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.

See all 26 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. 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!
    Expand
  2. 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
  3. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Just my favorite game ever: great story, interesting characters. I feel being a real detective.
  4. Nov 17, 2021
    9
    It's good for what it is . Quests are a lot of fun. Though technical issues and some gameplay mechanics are outdated or plain ineffective.
  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 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
  7. Jan 28, 2022
    0
    A potentially interesting game ruined by a stupid off-center camera. Devs, put the character in the center of the screen.

See all 15 User Reviews