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News video games 16 November 2021, 11:08

author: Adrian Werner

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Launches to Good Reviews

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One has been released. The latest adventure game by Frogwares collects mostly positive reviews.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, the latest installment of the adventure game series by Frogwares, has launched. The game was released on PC (on Steam and GOG.com, soon also on Epic Games Store) and on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The project is also coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but these versions will be released at a later date.

The first reviews are positive. On OpenCritic Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One has an average rating of 77%. This is a better result than in the case of the two previous installments, namely Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter (65%) and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (76%).

Selected reviews of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

  1. Video Chums - 9.2/10
  2. PSX Brasil - 90/100
  3. CGMagazine - 8.5/10
  4. GamingTrend - 85/100
  5. TechRaptor - 8.5/10
  6. Wccftech - 8.5/10
  7. Cultured Vultures - 8/10
  8. GameMAG - 8/10
  9. God is a Geek - 8/10
  10. PC Gamer - 80/100
  11. Hey Poor Player - 4/5
  12. GameSpew - 8/10
  13. Shacknews - 8/10
  14. Sirus Gaming - 8/10
  15. GameWatcher - 8/10
  16. Spaziogames - 7.3/10
  17. GamesRadar - 3.5/5
  18. IGN - 6/10
  19. Push Square - 6/10
  20. Twinfinite - 2/5

Many editors have taken a liking to the game. They praised the changes in the formula, including the addition of an open world, interesting puzzles and intriguing criminal cases. In addition, the character of the main protagonist himself makes a very good impression. In Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One he is much younger and more cheeky than in previous Frogwares titles, but no less charming.

More criticism is aimed at the combat system, which, according to most reviewers, is an unnecessary addition that distracts from the logic challenges. In addition, many editors feel that the open world could offer more activities.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One was also warmly received by the players. On Steam, 75% of user reviews are positive, which is ategorized as a "mostly positive" reception.

  1. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One - official website
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

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