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The horrors unfold as Sherlock Holmes The Awakened releases on PC and console

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Arriving on modern consoles for current-era players to enjoy, Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is a full remake and substantial rewrite of the mid-2000’s launch of the game with the same name. With the Ukranian devs at Frogwares behind it, this is one that you won’t want to miss. 

Sherlock Holmes The Awakened has this time been put together via the power of Unreal Engine, bringing with it modern visuals and animation, a storyline that builds out on what was previously present, a ton of side quests and some fun new gameplay mechanics – with that of ‘unique insanity’ up there as our favourite. 

Drop in to what Sherlock Holmes The Awakened brings to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo switch and PC today and you’ll discover a tale that focuses on a young Sherlock as he and his mate Watson take on their very first case together. Sounds good eh? Well, it is until they discover that this case centres on a chilling, psyche-shattering mystery and a Cthulhu worshipping cult. 

Frogwares (previously behind Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter and The Sinking City) are keen to point out that this tale is a creative reimagining of traumatic and sanity-breaking experiences the young detectives could have endured at this, the most crucial, point in their relationship. With memories, secrets and scars taking hold, it’s these which will quite possibly be found to shape them into the famous detective duo the world knows them for.

What this means is you’ll find a tale in which Sherlock is actually afraid; where otherwordly entities take hold with just the hunt for the truth allowing them to hold things together. But it also means that a host of key features can come into play. Expect to…

  • Investigate the Cthulhu Mythos as imagined by H.P. Lovecraft and face Eldritch horrors beyond human comprehension
  • Fight encroaching insanity as you pursue answers to questions that have no rational explanation whatsoever
  • Find clues that will lead you through the famous Baker Street in London, a haunting psych ward in Switzerland, the perilous Louisiana wetlands and more

If Sherlock’s shoes look ever-enticing to you, then you’ll find Sherlock Holmes The Awakened on your favourite PC or console today – Xbox, PlayStation or Switch. For us Xbox players, it’ll be the Xbox Store that plays host to the download we need, with two distinct editions present. For £39.99 you’ll gain access to the Standard Edition of the game, whilst an extra tenner (£49.99) allows the Deluxe Edition to come your way. It’s that which adds to the base game with The Whispered Dreams Side Quest Pack. 

Our full review of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened on Xbox Series X|S is coming very soon. Keep an eye out for it. 

Game Description:

Experience a nerve-racking Lovecraftian adventure, rebuilt from the ground up with modern graphics and gameplay. Become Sherlock Holmes, and find yourself at the heart of the terrifying Cthulhu Mythos as you investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in Europe and the US. A Lovecraft meets Sherlock Holmes crossover, The Awakened puts you up against the legendary Cthulhu Mythos. Investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, apparently linked to a dark cult that worships an Ancient God. Whatever their plan is, you must put a stop to it… or face unspeakable consequences. For the first time in his life, Sherlock is truly afraid. A man of rationale and reason, he faces an otherworldly entity that defies all logic, and this discovery is as enlightening as it is shattering. The pursuit of the truth pushes Sherlock to the verge of madness, and it’s the only story that Watson will never publish. Taking place in 1882, The Awakened lifts the curtain on how Sherlock and John, mere roommates at the time, became the world-famous crime-solving duo.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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