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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: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 23, 2022
    100
    I’ve played a few Sherlock games before and really enjoyed them. Chapter One has exceeded all expectations and made the bar very high for all future installments. It’s one of the best games I played this year! Being in an open world and solving cases is pure bliss. At least for people who like crime and solving cases. Don’t let the price fool you, this is a full game with tons of awesome content. It’s just a bonus that it costs less than the average AAA title. When it’s called Chapter One, it gives the impression there are more installments planned. But because technically it’s more of a prequel of sorts, it very well could be by itself and the name could just represent the timeline. I would be thrilled if there are more chapters, especially with the last scene of the game being so exciting. If there’s any indication this version of Sherlock will continue, count me in.
  2. Dec 6, 2021
    87
    Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One brings us a young Sherlock Holmes in an open world adventure that will have you glued to your seat solving mysteries for a long time.
  3. Nov 22, 2021
    80
    Quite possibly developer Frogwares’ most accomplished crack at the iconic detective yet, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One combines a compelling story, detailed world, and involving investigation mechanics to great effect.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    78
    Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is a good (re)starting point for the famous detective's video game saga. The mysteries this time are a bit easier, but there are many more contents than usual thanks to the new open-world approach even if the new features would have used a little more development. All in all, the new direction of Sherlock Holmes is definitely the right one and we're eager to see where it will lead in the future.
  5. 75
    If you love the detective genre, then you will adore the challenge that awaits. With some interesting and bizarre crimes to solve, colourful characters and vivid era-specific imagery, it’s a treat for the senses. However, even with all these positives, it was missing something! I can’t ignore the rinse and repeat character models, the rehash of many scenarios, and the lack of interaction. It left me wanting more, as I could see its potential. Despite its shortcomings, I recommend you to buy it.
  6. Nov 18, 2021
    74
    I need a little more hand holding than Sherlock Holmes Chapter One gives. I’m not as smart as Sherlock, and found myself bumbling around at times like a lost child. When I was in the zone I was having a good time. The variety of costumes made for a fun time, and the eavesdropping mini game were a good distraction to a worthwhile story. The game has flaws, but those can easily be overlooked with a mountain of fun and interesting mysteries to solve.
  7. Nov 15, 2021
    60
    There are a lot of things to admire in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, and when it works, it all comes together in a fantastic new way. Unfortunately, there are far too many instances of clues that perhaps made sense to the team that made it, but not the player. Just when you start finding your stride, a roadblock appears as you struggle to figure out your next steps. The jump to an open-world setting ultimately feels unnecessary and adds to the confusion. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is not a bad game at all, but the experimental gameplay feels like a missed opportunity that a sequel could perhaps refine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Just my favorite game ever: great story, interesting characters. I feel being a real detective.
  2. Nov 28, 2021
    10
    Amazing Graphics. Great Gameplay. Tight Mechanics. Overall one of the BEST Sherlock games so far. You get to see a younger more cockyAmazing Graphics. Great Gameplay. Tight Mechanics. Overall one of the BEST Sherlock games so far. You get to see a younger more cocky Sherlock. The Detective Mechanics are fleshed out & refined. A pleasure to play. If you have enjoyed the other Sherlock games, then you will definitely enjoy this entry to the series. If you got the time pick it up & play today!! Expand
  3. 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
  4. Dec 21, 2021
    6
    the story of the main case is very good, but the game play is clunky (especially the combat scenes) and the cases are all pretty easy. I likedthe story of the main case is very good, but the game play is clunky (especially the combat scenes) and the cases are all pretty easy. I liked the older games of the series much better. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2022
    1
    Crimes and Punishment was the best in the series. This is a generic B grade game.
  6. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    Wtf is this? Nothing at all like the older games. This character is barely Sherlock. His 'mate' Jon is not the kind of person Sherlock wouldWtf is this? Nothing at all like the older games. This character is barely Sherlock. His 'mate' Jon is not the kind of person Sherlock would hang around with and is incredibly irritating. The voice acting is third rate compared to previous itterations.

    Frogware have LOST THE PLOT!
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  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.

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