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The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Great hidden-pic mystery game with some creepy details.

Game Mac , Windows 2010
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The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2 stands out as one of the best hidden-object games around. Its lush, detailed scenes are truly beautiful to look at. Each of its 16 cases has a legitimate plot to follow (and often suprising endings). The hidden objects themselves are not only sensible items to find in their settings, but relevant to the stories; you're not just looking for random whatevers, you're really looking for clues. Many of the objects you find will trigger a word from Holmes about a suspect that the item you just found now implicates. The additional puzzles are also written into the plots -- decipher a puzzle to unlock a clue-bearing box, piece together a shredded note to find out who wrote it, etc. -- so that nothing feels forced or added just for the sake of having another puzzle. Well, except maybe the memory game that is used to weed out the villains from the list of suspects at the end of a case -- but that one-by-one elimination of suspects helps to build the suspense, so it's forgivable. The game is a truly enjoyable playing experience for mystery fans and lovers of seek-and-find games.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Legacy Interactive
  • Release date: March 9, 2010
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Tobacco Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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