Sherlock Holmes: Crime & Punishments review

(360, XOne, PS3, PS4, PC)

You are the master detective himself as you tackle a wide range of cases, where your judgement alone can convict the guilty… or the innocent.
SherlockH2In many respects a throwback to the golden days of graphic adventure (Monkey Island et al), Crime & Punishments is a cerebral
title that is as relaxing to play as it is interesting. Each of the eight cases on offer here stands alone, which is a shame, as the game misses out on a grander story to be told. The popularity of the TV series Sherlock has obviously had an effect on the game design, with floating words over the crime area and suspects leading to clues.

There are a number of different ways to solve each case, although only one true solution – it is possible to accuse the wrong person whilst the guilty get away. This means there is plenty of scope for replaying each case, but on the flip-side constantly travelling back and forth between locations can become tedious after a while.

Mark Pilkington

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