Dynamic, chilling, and captivating, Crimes and Punishments is a groundbreaking investigation game that you control. You'll take on the role of Sherlock Holmes in a realistic and finely detailed environment filled with criminals and clues. It is up to you to gather evidence over six different cases, and to question and analyze every place and person you meet. Use Sherlock's amazing detective skills to examine countless details within each scene, and see the connections come together inside Sherlock's brain! Write your own story with a variety of moral choices and outcomes. Each case has up to 8 different endings.
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Gather clues and interrogate suspects (failure to find all clues could lead to imprisoning the wrong person!)
Lead 6 intense investigations, each with a variety of people and places involved
Use Sherlock's skills to examine countless details within each scene
Write your own story with a variety of moral choices and outcomes
Crimes and Punishments Sherlock Holmes is rated
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Rated 5 out of
crimes and punishments:sherlock holmeslove the investiagations and you can get things wrong, but it is fun.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 4 out of
Fun game. Different from everything elseI was a bit skeptical about buying this game but it is actually very fun. Super complex when it comes to the investigation process, awesome dialogue and even though it's an older game the graphics are still good. I've had tons of fun trying to solve all the cases with my wife.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 4 out of
Not badIt's not a bad game at all, sometimes seems a bit slow but still has kept me and my fiancee interested in trying to solve the mysteries together
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 4 out of
good puzzlewas looking for something different then the platform games I usually play, good puzzles, great idea for a game
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of
Interesting CasesThe game is excellent so far. I'm about halfway through. Sherlock can be annoying and pompous at times but that is not a game flaw he just is that way. I love how you can keep changing your mind as to what happens and it allows you to draw your own conclusions. I would say after playing through once it would not have high replay value as the cases would be the same. But it may be fun to try different endings.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of
Great story lineI bought this game and I'm glad I did its challenging and I love that in a game
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 3 out of
The murders are caught, finished story arch is notSherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments is a "Whodoneit?" type game that is a ok game, it just feels as though it is not completely finished some of the story elements are never explained, some aren't even followed up on. the graphics are pretty good aside from some textures on many crime clues, the autopsy portions of the game like the organs look like plastic models from a doctor's show piece. the gameplay is again ok, not outstanding by any means, the puzzles are easy and require little effort and a look in your notebook takes all the guess work out of the game. The voice acting is good. In closing though it pains me to say, but this game deserves a pass unless you are a true Sherlock Holmes fan, Which I am.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 4 out of
A deduce who dunnit as a Victorian period SherlockNO SPOILERS IN THIS!!!
I bought this as a Sherlock Holmes fan, and I was very amused and thrilled by the way it plays out. Here's what you need to know about Crime and Punishments.
The Humor: this game follows true Sherlockian humor, at least from my perspective. Watson is appalled by Sherlock's bad behavior as per the usual, and even Lestrade gets a few good quips in. Sherlock dismisses the recreational drug use of certain parties in some of the cases, and complete disregards the privacy of the suspects like lockpicking a coatroom he was told not to go into anyways. I would suggest making sure to 'click/observe' Toby in each case, it is hysterical.
The deductions about the individuals: Each time you meet a suspect you are to deduce things about them based on their appearance as Holmes does... Or rather you have to point out what Holmes is seeing and it gives you an idea about your suspect. It's kind of like the subtitles from BBC's Sherlock series.
Both a con and a Pro: Detail oriented- There is a lot of detail in Crime and Punishments. The good thing is you can see all the details, the bad is that there is a lot of stuff to sift through for the cases. You can't always tell what you need to find for the case because none of it stands out (again something that will be clear when you play the game). In other ones there is so much to look at for the case (the best way to discribe it is think of detective mode in Batman Arkham Asylum), but it is difficult to find exactly what is relevant when it shows.
1.) There are times when you do everything right and miss one vital thing and it won't let you move on until you 'deduct'/'find' said thing. A couple of times I had to literally look up what I was missing because I had already looked at the clue but it just hadn't registered.
2.) This game is relatively short, there are about six cases and if you are a Holmes fan you will probably play them back to back without breaks. In doing so you will be done in less than 24 hours...
3.) The Mini games. "Why on earth?" and "bloody Nora." could be heard from my room most of the night when I entered these... challenges. In one of the cases (the 'crossing' mini game if you must know) there are two back to back mini games. One involves testing Sherlock's already questionable aim with strange weapons (the first case and the fifth case being the reference), the second is a matter of shall we say... Balance? Both are nods back to the first case, but this case of balance would be far more practical with the Mercury sensor in the PS3 controller than tapping the buttons on the PS4 controller. On the plus side you can avoid all frustration from the get go by hitting the new touch pad/former start button. But that's just too easy to be fun isn't it?
4.) The ending is Rubbish. It is my belief that Crime and Punishments cuts off rather abruptly, even if it is a fully realized conclusion. (You'll understand when you finish the game.) It's like driving a car into a cement pillar, you think that there is more that you could do at the end of it, but it stops there.
There is a feature that allows you to check and see if your deduction is correct. That is after you 'playthrough' the cinematic ending of each case. The reason I am undecided about this is that it allows you to watch all the endings by simply letting you play through the case once rather than making you play through the entire case again to see the other endings. For those of us who would replay it anyways just to see the alternative endings its kind of a let down. It would have better replay value if this was not an option.
Sherlock has a wardrobe- this should not come as a surprise to any true Holmes fan. My disappointment stems that he can't 'borrow' Watson's clothing for his disguises, and many of the outfits are locked, or they were through-out my playthrough. I was also disappointed that when using the makeup area it does not allow you to tilt Holmes' head in the mirror or anything to preview how his disguises look from the back before selecting them.
You can select either a first person view or a third person view during this game at ANY time. I generally used 3rd.
All in all I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I highly recommend waiting a few months for the price to drop. It is worth probably more like $30 something than between $50-60 like I paid. It took me a little over a day to finish the game, and I would describe myself as a very casual gamer.