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Sherlock Holmes versus Arsène Lupin

a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes versus the King of Thieves / Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

published by Focus Home Interactive in 2007, developed by Frogwares, running on Windows
type: adventure
series: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.5/5

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Official description
Two of the greatest figures of detective literature are about to square off...

Having grappled with the cult of Cthulhu in his last PC adventure (« The Awakened »), Sherlock Holmes is now ready to challenge Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief, invented by French writer Maurice Leblanc, and whose exploits have thrilled millions of readers worldwide.

This new Sherlock Holmes game sends us to 19th Century London where Arsène Lupin, a young French burglar with an impressive track record, has just challenged Scotland Yard and the most famous of detectives – Sherlock Holmes. Lupin has announced that he plans to rob the capital of five objects of immense value over the course of five days. The objects are housed in highly prestigious locations such as the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Tower of London and even Buckingham Palace! Sherlock Holmes will have to muster all his courage and ingenuity to save England from terrible humiliation.

As was so brilliantly achieved in « The Awakened », this new adventure offers gamers tremendous freedom and an even stronger sense of involvement through real-time 3D. The game invites you to visit 19th century London in all its splendour and to travel through superb decors which have been faithfully reproduced.

With famous places and some of the most prestigious landmarks as your playing field, it is as if you are on your own guided tour of one of Europe's most fabulous cities. If the pace of the adventure and its many surprises leaves you breathless, take a break and enjoy looking at the hundreds of works of art all faithfully reproduced in their real locations.

Features:

• It's the end of the 19th century and an amazing battle of wits and wills is going to take place between two great figures: Sherlock Holmes, armed with his experience, and Arsène Lupin armed with his wits. Will you be up to the challenge?
• The magnificent city of London with all its most famous monuments (Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tower of London...), is faithfully created for the scenes of investigation.
• Meet the Queen of England in a very private interview.
• Interact with more than 40 characters to further your enquiry.
• Take turns being the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful friend, Doctor Watson. Uses the latest graphics technology, along with real-time 3D visuals, to provide total immersion and maximum thrills.
• Use and combine more than 100 objects and discover hundreds of clues and documents to help you bring the investigation to its conclusion.
Focus Home Interactive - # 2008-02-20 21:55:36 - official description - source
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