Good Game: Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper (PC)

A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper a 2009 adventure game developed by Frogwares and published by Focus Home Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC) and Xbox 360. It is the fifth game in the Sherlock Holmes series of adventure games developed by Frogwares. The game takes place in the London district of Whitechapel in 1888, the historical site of the Jack the Ripper murders.

Following the remastered version of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and Sherlock Holmes versus Arsène Lupin, Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper offered the ability to play in a third-person perspective in addition to the first-person perspective.

The game is set in the late Victorian period, a time at which the British Empire was at its peak. As the première world power, the United Kingdom was a model of wealth, yet Whitechapel was the capital’s most squalid neighbourhood. Within its boundaries lived some of the country’s poorest inhabitants including alcoholics, beggars, prostitutes, as well as a large community of Jewish immigrants fleeing Eastern Europe’s growing anti-Semitism. In this terrible hole of misery, tens of thousands of people lived crammed within a maze of narrow, dank and dirty streets. In those streets, between 3 April 1888 and 13 February 1891, a series of horrifically violent murders occur. It is within this sinister and faithfully rendered setting, that Holmes must investigate, track and apprehend Jack the Ripper, thereby solving one of the greatest mysteries in criminal history.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 50 minutes of the game.


Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper Gameplay.

Developer: Frogwares.
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive.
Platform: Microsoft Windows.
Release : 24th May 2009 (EU), 26th May 2009 (NA).
Genre: Point-and-click adventure.