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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: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Nov 15, 2021
    92
    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is a masterpiece of a detective game as it manages to deliver a thoroughly enjoyable open-world adventure with an interesting cast, stunning environmental visuals, and highly immersive and engaging sleuthing gameplay. The fact that I was having such an awesome time made dealing with the odd progression issue worth it as I loved taking in all of the sights and stories.
  2. Nov 15, 2021
    80
    Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is Holmes but not as you know him, with a fantastic and unique story, plenty of crimes to solve, and a sprawling tropical island to explore.
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    80
    Unashamedly developed for fans of the series, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is a unique and deftly crafted take on a well-trodden character. Retaining its detail oriented, mystery solving core while moving to an open world design with a heavier inclusion of combat, this game retains the charm of its predecessors while pushing the series in an exciting new direction. It’s not perfect, but an excellent story and a plethora of ‘eureka’ moments make up for many of its flaws. If you loved Crimes & Punishments and The Devil’s Daughter, you’ll love this.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    73
    Way better than Devil's Daughter, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One has a captivating focus on Sherlock himself, but the open world feels there just for the sake of it.
  5. Nov 17, 2021
    70
    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One refines the formula of The Sinking City, offering a more investigative and varied game, which will probably appeal to hardcore fans of Frogwares' works. However, the main plot is a bit weak and rushed, although the total content is supported by various pleasant side events.
  6. Jan 3, 2022
    68
    I've struggled to properly rate Sherlock Holmes Chapter One. On the one hand, it does some great things in terms of the cases and the provided tools to solve those cases. I enjoyed that it never gave me an answer, and I had to arrive at my own conclusions given the evidence I'd found. On the other hand, the game is in a rough technical state with frequent frame rate issues on the PS5, basic animations that feel robotic, an empty open world, and voice acting that can pull you out of the experience at times. Fans of Sherlock Holmes or adventure games can check out Chapter One, simply for everything that it does right.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Dec 30, 2021
    40
    Watson, the game is a muddle. [Issue#367, p.119]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Just my favorite game ever: great story, interesting characters. I feel being a real detective.
  2. Nov 21, 2021
    10
    This Sherlock game is best. My favorite release of this year: great story, interesting characters.
    Gg frogwares
    Gg Slavs
  3. Nov 19, 2021
    9
    I am really happy they keep making those games.

    This one has a wonderful setting, a open world with a lot of details, great music that
    I am really happy they keep making those games.

    This one has a wonderful setting, a open world with a lot of details, great music that never gets on your nerves and beautiful designed interior spaces. I really enjoyed it and hope they will make more Sherlock Holmes games in the future.
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  4. Nov 18, 2021
    8
    Great game where you are able to use your marvellous detective skills. Nicely done and witty murder mystery where you can challenge yourself.
  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 title. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2021
    7
    I appreciate the effort put, but come on, Frogwares... Episodic game? Really? You guys were better than this... I defended you guys with theI appreciate the effort put, but come on, Frogwares... Episodic game? Really? You guys were better than this... I defended you guys with the Sinking City incident, please don't sink yourselves with this kind of business... Expand
  7. nd_
    Nov 17, 2021
    0
    do you see this new sherlock in top sellers list? i do not. boring, repetitive, glitchy and too expensive for this level of quality.

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