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News video games 11 April 2023, 14:47

author: Adrian Werner

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Launches - Lovecraftian Adventure Game Returns

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, a remake of one of the most important games in the output of Ukrainian studio Frogwares, will be released this afternoon.

In a few hours, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, a remake of the 2006 adventure game that combined the atmosphere of a detective story set in the Victorian era with the Cthulhu mythos, will be released. The project turned out to be a breakthrough title for the Ukrainian studio Frogwares and remains one of the highlights in the team's output to this day.

  1. The game will debut today on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5.
  2. The standard PC edition will be available for purchase on Steam, and Epic Games Store for $39. The PC edition will be unlocked today at 5 p.m. CET.
  3. The game is also available on Xbox consoles, on Microsoft, PlayStation, and Nintendo eShop.
  4. In addition to the standard edition, two special editions are also available. The Deluxe edition comes with a pack of additional quests titled Whispered Dreams. The Premium edition, on the other hand, will additionally offer a digital soundtrack and artbook.
  1. We’re not going anywhere. Interview With Frogwares About Gamedev in Wartime Ukraine
  2. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened on Steam
  3. Frogwares - official website

Turbulent development

The revamped version of the game was developed despite the ongoing war, and the developers see the game as "middle finger" aimed at the Russians attacking their homeland.

  1. Before the title was revealed, the game operated under the code name Project Palianytsia, referring to a traditional Ukrainian bread made from wheat flour, the name of which is extremely difficult for Russian speakers to pronounce.
  2. For this reason, during hostilities in Ukraine, the word is sometimes used to identify Russian spies claiming to be of Ukrainian nationality.

Finally, it is worth quoting the system requirements of the PC version of the game.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - minimum requirements

  1. Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  2. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4 GB / AMD Radeon R9 380 4 GB.
  3. DirectX version: 11
  4. RAM: 8 GB
  5. Disk space: 30 GB (preferably SSD)
  6. Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - recommended requirements

  1. Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  2. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB / AMD Radeon RX 590 8 GB.
  3. DirectX version: 11
  4. RAM: 12 GB
  5. Disk space: 30 GB (preferably SSD)
  6. Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

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