Sherlock Holmes Mysteries – Review

On December 22, 2009

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Sherlock Holmes Mysteries – Review

Our rating:

By: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2009-12-20


Price: 0.99

User Rating:

The game is indeed afoot.  When I first saw the preview for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movie, I thought that they were turning the world’s greatest fictional detective into an action star.  Well, they are.  Fortunately the associated iPhone game to the movie doesn’t have Sherlock fighting ruffians or blowing up bridges, but rather doing what he does best: solving a mystery.

The game uses the upcoming movie as inspiration and splits the game into two mysteries called "The Missing Momento" and "The Case of the Innocent Man".  It then takes you through a series of puzzles or mind games in which one has to decipher the clues in front of him or her, including conversations with the residents of the seedy underground of London.

One cute aspect of the game is that Holmes is a total smartass, as he is portrayed in the movie.  The animation and graphics are superb.  I did find the violin playing in the background to be somewhat annoying, but fortunately that can be turned off in the settings.

The directions to this game can be complicated.  This is most definitely a thinking person’s game, so if you prefer shoot-em-ups or drag racing, this may not be for you.  The entire game is reminiscent of those "How to Host a Murder" party games in which careful attention must be paid to the clues presented.

As of this writing, I have not been able to solve the mystery.  However, for the low price of a buck combined with the excellent graphics and storyline, you could do much worse than pick up this game.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Indeed.

Learning Curve:Medium to High.

Who Is It For:Holmes enthusiasts and mystery lovers.

What I Like:Excellent graphics and animation.

What I Don't Like:Can be complicated to use and solve. Have to read the directions carefully at each step.

Final Statement:The purchase of this game for your holiday pleasure should be elementary.

Read the Developer's Notes:
The Game Is Afoot!The World’s Greatest Detective arrives on the iPhone/iPod touch in the exciting adventure game, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, inspired by the Warner Bros. motion picture, Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Guy Richie and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong, Sherlock Holmes comes totheaters December 25th.Full Version Features:Full Case #1– “The Case of the Innocent Man”Once inside the shoes of the World’s Greatest Detective, you must use Sherlock’s keen wit and persuasive charm to prove a man innocent of murder, without revealing your sources. The investigation will take you into the seedy, gritty side of Victorian London, overflowing with deceit and disregard for basic codes of decent behavior as you traverse the deadly back alleys. Scour the environments… Uncover the Clues… Reveal the truth in “The Case of the Innocent Man”.Features:- Authentic Sherlock Experience– Alongside Dr. Watson, uncover clues, interrogate suspects, solve the case!- Stunning Visuals– The gritty, seedy side of 1890’s London exposed with exceptional art-style, and breathtaking graphics- 11 Immersive Environments– 3-D environments bring the genuine Sherlock Holmes atmosphere to life- Compelling Mini-Games: Gain crucial information through insightful mini-games- Insights - Find Hidden Clues using Sherlock’s keen Insight, and put them together in Sherlock’s Mind to unravel the mystery.- Puzzle Boxing– When Sherlock fights it is a game of wit and mental acuity, finding and exploiting his opponent’s weaknesses to neutralize the threat.- Lock Picking– Find the perfect path through a lock’s inner workings to lift each of the tumblers, and gain access to the secrets within.- Foot Chase– Wind your way through London’s streets in pursuit of justice. Outmaneuver those you pursue and emerge victorious!Visit the Official Movie Website:
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