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  • Summary: The famous detective Sherlock Holmes is back on the PC and Xbox 360 for a great adventure and probably the most dangerous investigation of his entire career.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. CD-Action
    Oct 24, 2012
    90
    It's been years since we were treated to such a thrilling detective story in a game. It's the best point'n'click title by Frogwares. [12/2012, p.58]
  2. Oct 4, 2012
    85
    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a really atmospheric addition to the series. The story is original and very interesting, puzzles are top-notch and demand lots of thinking and the gameplay is satisfyingly long. What is more - there are some really pleasant surprises along the way. I think it's the best installment in the series and it will be hard to top this one, but I have hope. That's the way to go.
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    An interesting, slow-burning adventure game well worth your time.
  4. Sep 28, 2012
    73
    The conspiracy story is interesting, the detective work is very entertaining. Unfortunately the designers decided to lengthen the experience with frustrating moments and a changing difficulty level.
  5. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    Fans of the Frogwares titles will be satiated, even with the lack of Creepy Watson shadowing your every move. Inconsistencies and plot, er, 'quirks' aside, this is a pretty solid adventure with some neat ideas and a dog jumping onto a series of wooden pillars.
  6. Oct 2, 2012
    68
    Sherlock fans will enjoy the story and mystery, and puzzle fans will get their fix. If you're a fan of point and click adventure games and graphics are not a big concern to you, you may want to give this game a shot, but keep in mind; it will not control or look too pretty.
  7. Dec 7, 2012
    50
    All I can say is if you're a maniac for Sherlock Holmes stories or adventure games, then there's going to be something here for you. I'm not sure what I'd call it, but it's definitely something.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Sep 27, 2012
    10
    This is a good game with good graphics and an up-to-date kind of Sherlock Holmes, not like the ones in the older movies, but not quite as rudeThis is a good game with good graphics and an up-to-date kind of Sherlock Holmes, not like the ones in the older movies, but not quite as rude as the one in A Game of Shadows or the movie before it. You get to experience a new side of Holmes as well as Watson. You can literally become Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective ever. You will not feel left out or like you got ripped of. I really think this game is worth the forty dollars that you have to pay to buy it. It is a game set in a time and place you will not forget guaranteed. No doubt. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you will LOVE this game. It is a deep game with many conflicts that puts you on the edge of your seat like a movie does. If you don't like Sherlock Holmes, or you don't know about him,give it a try and watch his movies. I just have to tell you one thing. Don't be overwhelmed at how bada** he is. You have been forewarned... Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2013
    9
    "The Testament of Sherlock Holmes" is an adventure game with a pleasant plot, overall well designed and built, with unexpected elements that"The Testament of Sherlock Holmes" is an adventure game with a pleasant plot, overall well designed and built, with unexpected elements that appear on several occasions and a Gothic atmosphere pleasantly surprising.

    Personally, I also found the puzzles entertaining and understandable.

    Much has already being said, and I finish saying: this game deserve a big rating.
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  3. Feb 18, 2013
    9
    Good point It has brilliant puzzles, Excellent Deduction board system, Good voice act attractive character making. I feel detective'sGood point It has brilliant puzzles, Excellent Deduction board system, Good voice act attractive character making. I feel detective's emotion. It was cool experience to me. Bad point Funny Motion ((like a Sherlock's running motion), Not comfortable controller input lack in Menu deduction board. some puzzles are very hard without no clue or too search hard.

    "The Testament of Sherlock Holmes" is well made adventure game for Sherlockian adv game fan.

    Do you want to play the detective thing? purchase solve it.

    If you korean then visit this review article http://goo.gl/epJ7p This is my formal review and written by korean language.
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  4. Mar 31, 2020
    7
    An elementary game.
    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a fine modern game of the point & click mystery genre, but it feels that was rushed
    An elementary game.
    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a fine modern game of the point & click mystery genre, but it feels that was rushed in its release. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME IN FULLSCREEN! The games tends to crash when autosaving or saving in fullscreen which is a pretty bad flaw, I still got another crash when playing in Windowed, and in these games crashes are unforgivable, since you will have to do entire sections again which in these games means talking to same people, making the same exact puzzles, it is more annoying than in other types of games. With that aside, there is a lot to recommend, Holmes has an excellent voice although Watson could be better, but the rest of the cast does a fine to excellent job. The problem of the game(to me) is that this is just one big 10-12 hour mystery game that it's story is based on one of the most famous cases of Sherlock Holmes history, so even though I felt that the story was too long, it actually had to be a very grand adventure.
    The puzzles go from fairly easy to very very difficult, you will sometimes get extremely annoyed by one puzzle or another and there is a big focus on them, sometimes you move from puzzle to puzzle and little investigation which is not that great in a Sherlock Holmes game.
    I found the ending satisfying me, when all the main characters actually show a great deal of character that me feel that this adventure tested all the character to their extreme and yet back to the simple man again, it felt great in the end if only the game had been polished before release...
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  5. Nov 21, 2020
    7
    Testament of Sherlock Holmes is just like previous games in the series - good puzzles, interesting story, slightly clumsy controls. This gameTestament of Sherlock Holmes is just like previous games in the series - good puzzles, interesting story, slightly clumsy controls. This game has a good start and some great moments, but the pacing is incosistent, in the latter half the story becomes very convoluted, full of plot holes and the ending is extremely anticlimatic and overall just one big "WTF". There are also too many puzzles which often has disruptive effect on the story pacing and atmosphere. Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2013
    6
    Testament is a fine adventure game. It has an "investigation" flare to it to help it fit with the Sherlock Holmes name. The story is betterTestament is a fine adventure game. It has an "investigation" flare to it to help it fit with the Sherlock Holmes name. The story is better than I expected but it still isn't all that good. There are many holes in it and it doesn't offer a very climatic ending, the most exciting part of the story seemed to be 3/4 of the way through. The controls are unintuitive and the optimization is not good. Voices often become desynchronized with the characters lips, the engine seems to chug at times, slowing down the framerate. The puzzles are either very easy or so confusing that you'll be searching for help online. There is a serious lack of pacing not only in the gameplay but in the story as well. It's these elementary issues that prevent Testament from becoming a top-of-the-line adventure game. Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2016
    0
    I don't know where to begin with this game. How could it have gotten a rating higher than half?

    Having read all the books by Sir Arthur
    I don't know where to begin with this game. How could it have gotten a rating higher than half?

    Having read all the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I find Sherlock's openness about his findings quite disconcerting given his preference to save his conclusions until the end. The level of arrogance shown by Holmes towards other inspectors and Watson is a tad out of touch with his subtle jibes being replaced by overly obvious slaps in the face.

    In addition to personality inconsistencies, the graphics make me nauseous. After the first scene, I wondered if perhaps it was an oversight or an afterthought, but the same animations continued through the game. The controls for moving the characters are quite fiddly and the methods of detection are hit and miss with no real finesse required. The puzzles leave a lot to be desired.

    This is the first Sherlock Holmes game I have played but it has left me sorely disappointed. While I paid peanuts for this game, knowing that other people have been charged upwards of $10 for the "privilege" to play this poorly designed game gives me a more queasy feeling than looking at a severed finger on a table for longer than I should have to.
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