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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: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jul 31, 2016
    90
    Even better than Frogwares’ previous attempts at creating an accurate representation of the character and sleuthing of Sherlock Holmes, therefore elevating it to being the best videogame adaptation of the character and story thus far.
  2. 80
    All the same, the fact remains that sleuthing about Victorian London has never been as entertaining as this.
  3. Jun 14, 2016
    77
    The Devil's Daughter is one of the best adventures of Sherlock so far. It's very well design, fun and enjoyable, and one of the most diverse in the series.
  4. Jun 7, 2016
    70
    Devil's Daughter focuses more on story, with a larger plot taking over from the case work in satisfying ways. Some extended sequences of button mashing can become tiresome and the moral choice system doesn't add anything substantial, but the overall experience is great fun.
  5. Jun 28, 2016
    70
    Although the game’s engine could be tweaked to run smoother and maybe it will in the future, a lot of the time the graphics aren’t what make a game. It’s the storyline and how much you are enjoying the experience are the real reason this game will score higher for me.
  6. Sep 13, 2016
    65
    The Devil's Daughter is a collection of minigames sewn together with a very questionable story, but that manages to keep the player amused for the duration of the game. Particularly given the atmosphere crafted in every detail of London and the deduction mechanics, the game will often make you feel like Sherlock.
  7. Jun 7, 2016
    60
    The story is solid, if a little unusual for a Sherlock Holmes tale, and the collection of mechanics and mini-games that could easily feel thrown together actually work well together, leaving you guessing about what comes next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Jan 17, 2017
    10
    It really makes no sense to me why none of these Sherlock Holmes games ever sell well I think they're phenomenal and it requires you to do aIt really makes no sense to me why none of these Sherlock Holmes games ever sell well I think they're phenomenal and it requires you to do a little thinking definitely worth buying in my opinion I would start with crimes and Punishment first before this one the only reason why I gave it a 10 is because of other people that give it such a poor review so I try to balance it out Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2019
    9
    I don't know how can Ukrainians make so good games based on book series.This game is awesome.The only problem is animations (sometines).Must-play
  3. Jul 28, 2016
    8
    Cool game. Not the best, but unlike Crimes and Punishments every case was original! I loved it and I really liked that they tried to put someCool game. Not the best, but unlike Crimes and Punishments every case was original! I loved it and I really liked that they tried to put some action scenes in it! I've played every SH game from Forgwares and this is surely one of the best (vs Arsene Lupin and the silver earring are my top.) Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2020
    7
    This game is very hard to score. Some things it does perfect, like world building and specially the investigation systems (the menu where youThis game is very hard to score. Some things it does perfect, like world building and specially the investigation systems (the menu where you connect your thoughts is amazing). Cases are fine. Graphics are pretty. But the lack of budget shows in animations, loading screens, ugly transitions, occasional frame drops and bugs (this game froze on me one single time but I could tell I was lucky).

    Then there are some design decisions tough to swallow, like the fact every zone of the game is disconnected from the rest of the game so you are forced to fast travel everywhere. Too much reliance on quick time events during the action set pieces. Or some dungeon puzzles that don't belong to a Sherlock Holmes game but a Tomb Raider one, smelling like a trick to artificially lenghtening the playing time. To make things worst, this specific puzzles are either painfully easy or trial and error pattern puzzles. No deduction or intelligence needed, just a lot of deaths. Playing as Sherlock Holmes this rubbed me the wrong way.

    All in all I enjoyed playing this game but it had potential to be so much more. I wonder what could have been done with more time and budget. It's full of good ideas poorly developed. Also, as a bonus, it's an easy peasy platinum trophy if you are hunting for those.
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  5. Dec 12, 2020
    7
    Pros.:
    - Investigations.
    - Some characters are cool. - Gameplay is solid. - Exorcism short quest. Cons.: - Bugs. Annoying freezing,
    Pros.:
    - Investigations.
    - Some characters are cool.
    - Gameplay is solid.
    - Exorcism short quest.

    Cons.:
    - Bugs. Annoying freezing, glitches.
    - Unclear motivation of the characters.
    - The ending with the very strange behavior of the characters while everything is in a very extreme situation.

    If not bugs I would definitely recommend it. Because of the bugs proceed with caution.
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  6. May 3, 2020
    6
    Mediocre.

    This game will appeal to girls or children in my opinion. Rather simple gameplay, light story and not the best game engine. For
    Mediocre.

    This game will appeal to girls or children in my opinion. Rather simple gameplay, light story and not the best game engine. For game in 2016 it is not so good, but even this game have some interesting features in each case, which make you play it with ineters sometimes, but in general the game became boring enough too fast ( it's good that the developers made it short enough).

    Also some of decisions in game too obvious and some too strange, so you can change your choice)

    L.A. Noire for childrens)
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  7. Dec 4, 2018
    2
    I generally have enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes series of games, and investigation based games as a genre. The Mayan translation riddle is aI generally have enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes series of games, and investigation based games as a genre. The Mayan translation riddle is a terrible puzzle. You can get close to the answer logically but then are forced into hundreds of trial and error combinations to guess, having nothing to base it on. I did this for about 20 mins before rage googling the answer. Terrible!!! Expand

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