The release of 221B, the online Sherlock Holmes game from Warner Brothers made me think of other Sherlock Holmes video games that I have seen and played. The stories of Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. John Watson as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been the basis for many computer games. While most have stayed true to Conan Doyle’s story lines, a few games use his characters, but the game creators have written their own story lines.
There currently are Sherlock Holmes games available for PC, Mac and Nintendo with some available for immediate download. Of course the ones you can download cost less than the hard copies you can buy.
These five games are available for immediate download ~
- The Awakened – You can download a trial version for one hour’s use
- The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes – You can download a trial version for one hour’s use
- The Mystery of the Mummy – Sorry, no trial version available
- The Mystery of the Persian Carpet – You can download a trial version for one hour’s use
- The Secret of the Silver Earring – You can download a trial version for one hour’s use
These Sherlock Holmes games are PC compatible ~
These Sherlock Holmes games are Mac compatible ~
- Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
- Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
One game is available for Nintendo DS ~
- The Mystery of the Mummy
How many of these games have you already played? And how many cases did you solve – do you think you’re a match for the great Sherlock Holmes?