Fictional detectives rarely go gently into the night; devotees of the long-running Sherlock Holmes series never want to feel that “their” character has come to the end. They like to hope that there is a life for them beyond the Canon.
Inspired by classic literature and popular culture, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments turns back the clock for you to enjoy the continuing exploits of the most famous London-based consulting detective whose abilities border on the fantastic.
Plot-driven crime drama, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is a pure investigation whodunit game that features brilliant detection, dreadful villains, and blood-curdling crimes. Six sophisticated cases, numerous suspects, right or wrong charges, possibility to fail or succeed, moral choices to influence the gameplay, and alternative endings — you play Sherlock Holmes at your own peril.
Here are four things you need to know about Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments:
It’s all About the Sherlock Holmes Universe
19th century England, Victoria Regina, Dr. John Watson, Baker Street Irregulars, Inspector Lestrade, and Sherlock’s long-suffering housekeeper Mrs. Hudson… you will be switching characters, and hey, you will even control Toby, the best nose of the British Empire!
It Forces You To Think Logically
Gameplay mechanics are specific to investigations and meant to convey what it feels like to actually BE Sherlock Holmes, the investigator, such as his ability to learn the details of an individual’s life simply by observing them, or to imagine and reconstruct a past event by merely studying the key features of a crime scene.
Each Case Offers You Real Freedom
Collect clues and tie the evidences together making your own deductions, coming to your conclusions. Make your own choices rather than enforcing justice by the book. Incriminate wisely though, as your decisions have an influence in the game.
There Are 9 Endings To a Case
It’s perfectly possible to accuse the innocent and have him or her sentenced to death — it’s XIX century, after all.