Get ready for some mystery. Meet Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments


I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. I’ve read some of the novels, seen some of the BBC episodes, and the detective genius will always astound me.

I just came across Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, and it looks wonderful. The locations look gorgeous, oozing with rich colors, intricate details, and the cozy English feel that makes you want to grab a fancy cup of tea. Of course, the game plot will be anything but cozy, but still.

I found these details on YouTube:

From luscious gardens to Victorian manors, to grim crimes scenes, discover the beautiful and meticulously detailed environments you will explore as Sherlock Holmes in Frogwares’ latest investigation game, Crimes & Punishments, coming from September 30 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
A testimony to Frogwares’ care and attention to detail in their gorgeous recreation of the Victorian era, this video is the third of a series focusing on the many new aspects brought to Crimes & Punishments, expanding on the series in every way.

London and its suburbs are composed of varied and exotic locations, sprawling with culture and class at every turn. From moon-lit grimy alleys, to sun-kissed Chinese gardens, no matter how seemingly peaceful a scene may be, it is always open to the horrible thefts and murders that Holmes charges himself with investigating. Hot on the scent, you – along with Watson – will find yourself readying the motor-carriage to visit some of the most famous locations in and around London, such as Kew Gardens and the Roman city of St Albans. Where there is beauty there is murder, in this faithful recreation of the Victorian world.

There are six unique cases in Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, and with each new case new locations to explore and piece together all the clues in order to feel confident about the choices you make, culminating in either the absolving or condemning of a suspect. Expanding on the universe of Sherlock Holmes games, Scotland Yard makes an appearance as the central-hub for interrogating suspects once arrested, examining evidence, and even inspecting corpse after autopsy, for any all-important missing clues!

Luscious indeed! And while I’m not a fan of how Sherlock looks in this (heh), I’m still interested in playing this game, because I’m a huge fan of mystery and adventure.

Here’s the official launch trailer:

SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIMES & PUNISHMENTS releases on September 30th, for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Find it on Gamestop, Amazon, BestBuy, and Steam.

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2 Responses to Get ready for some mystery. Meet Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

  1. Carina Olsen says:

    Heeeh. Awesome post Hafsah. <3 I.. have never read or watched Sherlock Holmes (A) But. ONE DAY :D So many love him. So I must. One day. Most likely :D Glad you love him. <3

  2. Fran says:

    I bought two games on Black Friday one was a walking dead game and the other was called the evil within.
    The evil within is kind of hard for me because I am a new gamer so I’m not used to looking for all of the things that people who would been playing games a long time look for.
    I had to watch a little tutorial/cheat type video just to get me past the first few stages because I could not even make it out of the opening scene alive! I could not find the keys that were hanging up on the wall.
    But as I keep playing the games I’m getting better and better and having more fun one. This was a game I was considering because I love Sherlock Holmes and I thought it would be fun. But I love the walking dead and I love the evil within.

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