The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Great looking game – Interesting story to experience
Bad
  • Little enjoyment for non-Sherlock Holmes fans
7.5

If you love the Sherlock Holmes universe then The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is one of the best games in the series. Like many other Sherlock Holmes games it is set in London during the 1890s and has Holmes working on an unsolvable case.

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Players join Holmes just after he solves the case of the missing Samoan necklace. Sherlock Holmes has been tricked though, the necklace he believes to be the real thing is actually just an imitation. From here all his evidence begins to unravel and instead points to him as the thief. Holmes continues to follow his clues though in order to clear his name which leads him on quite the twisty adventure.

For most of the game players take control of Sherlock Holmes with the option to control him in both first and third person. During some scenes the player will get to jump into the shoes of Dr. Watson instead although these sequences are limited.

The focus of the game is definitely on the crime scene investigation with players moving around various crime scenes to gather clues by examining objects. To help players Sherlock Holmes can access a sixth sense ability which shows objects that can be interacted with by the player. If players get stuck they can review the current information in the menu which also shows information about their current inventory.

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In order to advance players will need to link pieces of information together and make the correct deductions from the evidence. In addition to clue gathering certain sequences might require the player to complete some simple puzzles.

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a much more visually impressive experience compared to previous games in the series and the controls have also been tightened to deliver a much better overall experience.

Summary:

  • Take control of Sherlock Holmes and solve a series of mysteries.
  • Great storyline with several plot twists.
  • Use your sixth sense to help you gather clues.
  • Control Holmes in first or third person perspective.
  • On Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Review Platform: PC

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages, Quora and GameStah Radio. He has over 3 million YouTube views, 10 million views on HubPages and 250k views on Quora.

Samuel follows the independent gaming scene closely and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. Games Finder is a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.
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