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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes - Xbox 360

by Atlus
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) 64 / 100

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Platform: Xbox 360
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes leverages the advanced visual technology of an allnew game engine, one developed to provide players unprecedented depth and nuance in their examination and analysis of crime scenes, critical clues, and persons of interest.
  • Explore every inch of elaborately conceived set pieces. Examine crime scenes, collect clues and evidence, pursue leads, question witnesses and suspects, and ultimately do what Sherlock Holmes does best: deduce!
  • As both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, players are faced with an open investigation. Keen observation skills and sound logic are the key to success. Which leads should be followed ? Which witnesses interviewed? Which clues examined ? You decide!

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Platform: Xbox 360
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0087Y3M5G
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,837 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: Xbox 360

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Scrutinized by Scotland Yard, doubted by his stalwart companion Dr. John Watson, and behaving more erratically than ever, Sherlock Holmes is in what might be his darkest hour yet. His recent triumph in the case of a missing set of priceless jewels has turned to disaster; the necklace's owner accuses Holmes of returning a forgery to him, and there seems to be no evidence at the ready to clear his name. Has Sherlock Holmes become a criminal ? If he is indeed a thief, what else is he capable of ? As the questions and suspicions mount, will salvation be found or will there be nothing to stop the famous detective's seeming descent into darkness.

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London, 1898.
Holmes has just solved a recent case by retrieving a priceless set of jewels that had been stolen. Unfortunately, the jewels' owner reveals that the necklace Holmes returned to him is a pale imitation... and everything seems to incriminate the detective as the culprit!

 

Sherlock Holmes
Play as Sherlock Holmes
Play as Sherlock Holmes
Thrilling Adventure
Thrilling Adventure
Breath-taking Story
Breath-taking Story

Synopsis

Thus begins Sherlock Holmes' downward spiral. London begins to have doubts and lose its trust in Holmes, who is incapable of refuting suspicions or disproving the charges against him. Even Doctor Watson's unshakable faith in his friend starts to waver when the famous detective begins to avoid Scotland Yard and displays increasingly strange behavior: night escapades, blackmail, destruction of evidence... Could Holmes go so far as to murder someone?

Scrutinized by Scotland Yard, doubted by his stalwart companion Dr. John Watson, and behaving more erratically than ever, Sherlock Holmes is in what might be his darkest hour yet. His recent triumph in the case of a missing set of priceless jewels has turned to disaster; the necklace's owner accuses Holmes of returning a forgery to him, and there seems to be no evidence at the ready to clear his name. Has Sherlock Holmes become a criminal? If he is indeed a thief, what else is he capable of? As the questions and suspicions mount, will salvation be found or will there be nothing to stop the famous detective's seeming descent into darkness...

Dark and sinister, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes features a Sherlock Holmes like never seen before. It is a breath-taking story that will constantly surprise players through its twists and turns, especially those already captivated by Sherlock Holmes' dark side.

You are Sherlock Holmes, and this is your investigation.

Live a thrilling adventure and foil an incredible conspiracy!

 

Key Features:

  • The First Sherlock Holmes game built for HD systems
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes leverages the advanced visual technology of an all new game engine, one developed to provide players unprecedented depth and nuance in their examination and analysis of crime scenes, critical clues, and persons of interest.
  • Can you solve the mystery of Holmes' darkest hour yet?
  • Explore every inch of elaborately conceived set pieces. Examine crime scenes, collect clues and evidence, pursue leads, question witnesses and suspects, and ultimately do what Sherlock Holmes does best: deduce!
  • Tackle an open investigation as both Holmes and Watson
  • As both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, players are faced with an open investigation.
  • Keen observation skills and sound logic are the key to success. Which leads should be followed? Which witnesses interviewed? Which clues examined? You decide!

 


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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You see but you do not observe. September 26, 2012
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Add a star if you like slow, methodical mysteries with little action.

I love a good mystery game, but I hate point-and-click games, so there's not much out there for me. In the past few years, the best mystery games I can cite as meeting my sort of parameters I can cite are Heavy Rain and LA Noire. So I was excited when I found out that a new Sherlock Holmes video game was coming out.

Wee bit of background: I had not played the Sherlock Holmes / Jack the Ripper game that came out a few years ago (frankly, I didn't even know it existed), nor did I play any of the strictly PC Holmes games, so I can't provide any basis of comparison there. The last Holmes game I played were the two FMV games that came out for the Turbografix and Sega CD way back around 1990.

In The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (TToSH), you basically have an overarching mystery in which Holmes appears to have been set up for the theft of a necklace after having solved the mystery of where the necklace was. As the evidence mounts against him, even Watson doubts Holmes' innocence. During this time, you have the opportunity to play both Holmes and Watson, as the perspective switches between the two characters. In addition, there are several smaller mysteries that you must solve, such as the murder of a bishop.

So far I dig TToSH - but I also get that it won't be for most players. On the one hand, I love the whole process of picking up clues and trying to put them together till you reach a conclusion. There is a really fantastic and unique system called the deduction board in which you see all of the facts listed in Holmes' notepad and then link those facts in order to reach a particular conclusion.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A frustrating yet fun experience February 22, 2013
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Before writing this review, I'd like to note that I did not purchase the previous Sherlock Holmes Vs Jack the ripper game, therefore, I can't compare the two. With that said, here's my review-

Graphics-

While I actually like this game a lot; the graphics are not good at all. The graphics aren't even average to be honest, but there are some parts of the game that look a lot better than the majority of the game.
The in game characters look fine as far as the main characters are concerned, but then there are characters that either look identical to another in a different outfit, or, the lesser know characters just don't look good at all. Most of the backgrounds aren't much to yelp about either, and although they're not bad looking, there are certain aspects about the backgrounds that ruin the experience for me. Namely and for example, sometimes grass or plants look too green and at times there's a good amount of screen tearing or graphical bugs.

Speaking of bugs, one of the worst graphical bugs would be getting stuck in front of an open door which happened to me at least 6-8 times. Other bugs included Watson blocking my path one too many times.
Some of the backgrounds looked good such as the Cemetery in Whitechapel or the cobblestone path of the Whitechapel district and of course, Sherlock Holmes office which has a fine amount of detail. I often wondered why the rest of the game didn't look like this. The graphics had potential, but I feel it wasn't given enough of anything to make it more than a below average looking game for the 360.

Sound-

I love the sound of this game. The background music is suitable for games like this, but the voice acting is excellent.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, wish gameplay was better. October 29, 2012
By Cain
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Really could have been awesome, like LA Noire. However, you must solve each case exactly the way the game wants, there is a use for each and every item in the game, there is no free roam, you spend a lot of time walking around trying to look at everything to find what you missed. In short, you end up trying to make the game happy. Plus there is a glitch that prevents you from walking through doors or walking away for about five seconds after they open. There are a lot of doors, so this adds up to like ten minutes waiting at open doors spinning in circles. Should have been way cooler.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mechanically Difficult December 23, 2012
By B. Love
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
The characters, story line, settings and artwork are all very well done. But navigating the characters around the crime scenes and obtaining the active item indicator are a pain. They are very awkward.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun December 20, 2012
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
My son and I had a good time playing this game. The movement of the characters is a little strange at times but it has a good plot.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, it's a good game but just too short. January 30, 2013
By early
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
The puzzles are interesting, few of them are fair easy, but few of them are pretty hard; some things are hidden in a spot that need you to spend some times to figure out.
Graphic is good in this gene of games, but it's graphic can not compare to the top, like Gear of War, Assassin's Creed or Bioshock.
Slow character movement is another thing need to be improved, I need some time to get used to it.
Overall, I pretty much enjoyed this game, I spend around 8-9 hours to finish and it's just too short, IMO.
Anyway, if you like this genus of game like me, some puzzles are pretty challenging and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It was a lot of fun. Very interesting and fun to play
It was a lot of fun. Very interesting and fun to play. Not an action packed shooter game. It was a methodical search for info and a great story line. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great....and it arrived intact and in time.
Published 1 month ago by Robert F. Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars But still a awesome game, couldn't wait to see what happens next
Wasn't what I thought is was going to turn out. But still a awesome game, couldn't wait to see what happens next. Can't wait to see his next adventure.
Published 2 months ago by Miranda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by David J Patton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun but quick game.
Published 4 months ago by Christina B.
2.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed playing this game
I enjoyed playing this game, even with all the skipping scenes and audio cutting off. Up until I got to near the end when there was a cliffhanger cut scene and, even though there... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy gamerscore and fun point and click game
Great game and easy Gamerscore.
Published 5 months ago by Filip
1.0 out of 5 stars This game would have been great, except that it has so many glitches
This game would have been great, except that it has so many glitches. Some of them are minor, but some of them are game ending glitches where the glitch cannot be fixed so you have... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Francesca
4.0 out of 5 stars Puzzle Heavy Game; Good Representation of Holmes and Watson
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a wonderful game; it has everything I look for: it is challenging, has action, plot, a wonderful story, and fantastic voice acting. Read more
Published 7 months ago by D. Eiler
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