The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
|a game by
|Frogwares Game Development Studio, and Spiders
|XBox 360, Playstation 3 (2012)
|8/10, based on 1 review
|9.0/10 - 4 votes
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|Quest Games, 2021 Movies, Sherlock Holmes Games
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is an adventure game filled with puzzles and mystery that follows an investigation led by the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. When the game was first released in 2012, it was met with a lot of praise for its excellent story and gameplay and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes still lives up to that even today. Now, let's take a look at some of the features of the game that make it so popular and beloved among fans of the famed detective.
The game is set in London in 1898, in an age long before cell phones and the internet were around where people still traveled by horse-drawn carriage. The whole London environment within the game has been carefully designed to reflect how it really was back then, giving players a truly immersive experience that's worthy of praise. If you enjoy old-timey games, then you're sure to love this one.
A classic Sherlock Holmes story full of twists and turns
No Sherlock Holmes story is complete without plenty of mystery and revelations, and this game delivers just that. Right from the start, you see Holmes being a prime suspect in a criminal case, and it’s your job to take control of the detective and get to the bottom of things to prove his innocence.
Holmes being an actual suspect makes the story a whole lot more interesting as the stakes are raised dramatically and he's so much more involved than if he was just a spectator. There are so many thrilling and exciting things to discover along the way which we won't go into to not spoil things, but rest assured that you won’t be disappointed.
Taking on the role of a detective
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes involves a lot of detective work and critical thinking, so you can expect to find yourself extensively exploring crime scenes, looking for clues, and talking to various suspects. If you’re an avid thinker and love puzzles, then you’re going to really enjoy this game. You'll be traveling all over London, too, so be prepared to come across a wide range of characters and environments as you progress through the story.
While playing this game you really do feel like a detective with everything you do, and it’s incredibly satisfying once you start putting two and two together and uncovering what’s really going on in the story. There’s nothing quite like solving an intricate mystery and seeing how everything fits together, and that’s exactly what you’ll get to experience by the end.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is an incredible game whose story is as amazing as you’d expect from a game named after the famous Sherlock Holmes. If you’ve completed any similar detective games like L.A. Noire or Heavy Rain and are looking to scratch that mystery-solving itch, then you'll want to download The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and check it out.
- An incredible story full of unexpected twists and turns
- Lots of different puzzles that are fun and satisfying to complete
- Great graphics that have aged well
- Some of the puzzles may be particularly challenging
- The gameplay is quite slow most of the time which may be boring for some players