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  • Summary: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth game in the series, is an incredible adventure game with unique gameplay blending investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of players' nerves and intelligence. Playing as the greatSherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth game in the series, is an incredible adventure game with unique gameplay blending investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of players' nerves and intelligence. Playing as the great detective, they will have to track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human spirit, freely exploring several neighbourhoods in the city in search of clues and suspects while they untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 28, 2016
    78
    Detective work works, but needless action elements make this worst Sherlock so far. [Aug 2016]
  2. Jun 7, 2016
    75
    Shelock Holmes : The Devil's Daughter is a nice step to evolve the IP into something more substantial. Conservative enough to satisfy the fans, and new enough to draw in young players.
  3. Jul 11, 2016
    75
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is another solid entry into this long-running franchise.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 23, 2016
    66
    To uncover the truth, you’ll have to possess not only deductive skills, but a considerable patience as well: puzzles “pull a lever, push a button, try to figure out what happened” and chase sequences are unreasonably long. Even though you’d think that a game about Sherlock would have you play as Sherlock, not as Indiana Jones wannabe. [Issue#211, p.73]
  5. Aug 17, 2016
    65
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter is an uneven game. Making Sherlock younger and having him take part in action scenes was a good idea but the execution is poor at best. Still there are some excellent mini-games, interesting investigation and a truly great deduction board. If only the game handled it's characters better it would be glorious. The end result is ok but the potential is far from being fully realized.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 12, 2016
    60
    Sherlock took a few long steps away from the adventure toward the action gaming again. Although someone might actually like this change, fans of the original game won’t be satisfied. [Issue#265]
  7. Jun 20, 2016
    40
    Three weak cases, one decent, and a lackluster finale make Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter a marked step back from its predecessor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Jun 10, 2016
    10
    the great return of the best detective of all time. with the best cases and the best graphics comes the one of the best detective and mysterythe great return of the best detective of all time. with the best cases and the best graphics comes the one of the best detective and mystery games in the game history. you have to play it. YOU ARE LITERALLY SHERLOCK HOLMES. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    As someone who 1) has not played any prior Sherlock Holmes games, and 2) has not read any of the books (I know, I'm sorry), I *thoroughlyAs someone who 1) has not played any prior Sherlock Holmes games, and 2) has not read any of the books (I know, I'm sorry), I *thoroughly enjoyed* this game and give it a hearty recommendation!

    Pros:
    - Loved the characters! Holmes, Watson, and all the suspects and supporting characters do an excellent job of making the world feel alive and believable. I assume Holmes is different in the books, but since I haven't had the pleasure of reading them, I didn't mind Holmes' acting or emotions. It made him feel quite relatable. In fact, I would have found an emotionless, mechanical Sherlock Holmes rather perturbing (for example, I can't stand Benedict Cumberbatch's BBC Sherlock--but again, that's just me).
    - You really feel like a detective! The game mechanics are really good and I love that you get to observe each character and make split-second decisions/inferences about them that can either be right or wrong and that these deductions can correctly or incorrectly inform your subsequent judgements. The "Deductions Space" is also really cool. This is where your gathered mental notes can be connected to each other to form potential judgements. The different branching choices with the clue combinations is impressive.
    - You can switch between 3rd and 1st person views. This might sound minor, but is greatly appreciated when you're trying to read signs or details in a room.
    - The game can be played in bite sized chunks and the game saves after most interactions so there's little to no backtracking.

    Cons:
    - Mini-games offer a nice variety and break from the normal game, but do feel inconsistent in quality, especially compared to the main game. Some mini-games are delightful and others border on slightly tedious.
    - The ending is rather abrupt and doesn't tie whole game together as one might anticipate. The game seems to hint that your "Moral Decisions" for each case will have an effect on the later part of the game, but it fails to deliver in any meaningful way. I wish the cases were somehow tied together on a grander scale.
    - The game is on the shorter side, but personally I like games this length since they actually hold my attention long enough to finish them.
    - On my machine there was massive stuttering when I first load a new area. It would disappear after a few seconds. Annoying, but not a deal-breaker.

    All that said, I can't wait to now go play the other Sherlock games, especially Crimes & Punishments!
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  3. May 19, 2017
    10
    Great game...... A must play for Holmes' fans........................ I loved the graphics and te animation....... And I also loved theGreat game...... A must play for Holmes' fans........................ I loved the graphics and te animation....... And I also loved the British accent......................... LOVED IT.................................. Expand
  4. May 6, 2018
    7
    I don't know what to say about this one. It's enjoyable, it has its good moments, but as a Sherlock Holmes game it just doesn't feel right.I don't know what to say about this one. It's enjoyable, it has its good moments, but as a Sherlock Holmes game it just doesn't feel right.

    Lots of the cases feel off. You have to make the final conclusion without collecting enough information so you end up just guessing who the guilty person is instead of deducing. Sherlock doesn't always ask all the questions that should logically be asked when interrogating suspects. Some clues are way too "in your face" especially letters that should feel naturally written by characters in the game world, but instead obviously look like text left there by the developers for the sole purpose of pointing out a fact.

    The character portrayals are kinda bad, the voice acting is very wooden and the characters themselves are bland and uninteresting. Also the whole daughter plot feels completely unnecessary. I found myself not caring at all about it and annoyed when I found out it's actually the main plot overarching through all cases and even more when it lead into a witch hunting "dramatic" hollywood ending, which felt very unsherlocky.

    Technically the optimization isn't bad, but the draw distance is terrible. Textures popping-up everywhere you turn.

    In the end I still had fun because it's Sherlock and I really like playing detective.
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  5. Jun 25, 2016
    7
    The game is interesting, the part '' research '' is good, the story can involve you, and it's good for fans of Sherlock legend, but has wellThe game is interesting, the part '' research '' is good, the story can involve you, and it's good for fans of Sherlock legend, but has well exceeded charts despite an interesting setting, the game's minigames are horrible, boring and strangers, a game that you do not need to play, but you can if you want. Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2018
    6
    Decent game, the cases and back story are pretty solid and entertaining but some of the game play and puzzles is a bit boring and nonDecent game, the cases and back story are pretty solid and entertaining but some of the game play and puzzles is a bit boring and non interesting making it a grind at times. Still worth a look. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2016
    0
    i just hope that denuvo cost them more money than they will profit from pc version, because this game is garbage, thanks Gaben for steami just hope that denuvo cost them more money than they will profit from pc version, because this game is garbage, thanks Gaben for steam refund system. This is not adventure game, at least not good one. It is worse than its predecessor with more QTE. I hate two things in games - "cinematic experience" and QTE, this game delivers both. Expand

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