Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet

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Hunker down at your flat at 221b Baker St. in London. The year is 1896, and Scotland Yard has called Sherlock Holmes with an urgent request for help. Along with Watson, you must investigate a peculiar crime - a young painter has been murdered and found rolled up in a remarkable Persian carpet. Explore scenes in order to find clues and reveal suspects. Use Police reports with interrogations and statements of witnesses in Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Persian Carpet.

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  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 100 MB

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Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Game's Afoot! I loved this game. There is no voice-acting, but the music is wonderful - the beautiful violin tune that I have heard in many Sherlock Holmes *adventure* (non-Hidden-Object) games that came much later than this one. In fact, I liked this game so much, I played it four times! Twice in the "Adventure Mode," then in the "Casual Mode," and then in the "Detective Mode." The opening selection page actually tells you the main differences. The Casual Mode has easy puzzles, allows you to skip up to 7 puzzles, and provides you with "guided, linear investigation" (which, as I learned by playing, means that they open up only the locations, and spots within a given location, one by one). The Detective Mode is a bit harder, as it has "difficult" puzzles and allows you to skip up to only 3 puzzles; but it still provides you with "guided, linear investigation." The Adventure Mode is the hardest, of course. Like the Detective Mode, it too has "difficult" puzzles and allows you to skip up to only 3 puzzles, but there is no "guided, linear investigation." Instead, it gives you "Freedom of investigation," which basically means you have to set your own priorities as to where you would investigate, when you would examine/analyze the data, and when you would work on your "Deduction Board" (pretty cool, but you would have to check it out yourself to see what I mean!). Playing in all three modes also confirmed something else that I suspected. In the Adventure Mode I'd played the first two times, I got only 3 Hints per level. But the Casual Mode offers 7, while the Detective Mode provides 5. In case you might be wondering, no, I don't like to use Hints myself. But, believe me, they can really come in handy in this game, because the hidden objects can be really, really small. But don't let that deter you. As I mentioned, the levels are usually short, and even 3 Hints can be enough. Finally, I should mention that you can choose to play this game in the Timed or Untimed Mode, regardless of the Difficulty Mode you choose. I don't think the game mentions that in its instructions, so be sure to check that out. Just go to Options, and you will see it at the very top of the page. Thus, you can choose to play in the Timed or Untimed Mode. It would probably be more enjoyable to play it in the Untimed Mode, at least the first time you play it. But it's up to you. :) In short, this is a really neat and relatively short game. I know it is a rather old game, but if you haven't played it yet, I would definitely check it out. And Big Fish is selling it for only $6.99! And it is only $3.49, if you get it during one of those 65%-Off sales! And it's definitely worth every penny of it. So, Watson, what are you waiting for? The Game's Afoot! Let's go! :D
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Quite Liked It! In fact, I LOVED it!! I totally disagree with the previous reviews. I probably would have given it an overall rating of 4 stars had not the average rating been so low - and it definitely deserves to be higher than 2.5. A few puzzles are quite easy, but most are challenging without being ridiculously difficult - the HO's are very challenging tho - so fair warning.... One tip: most of the evidence you're seeking is very similar -- strands of hair, ashes, footprints, etc. I truly enjoyed doing part where you match up the suspect with the evidence.... Also, I would suggest you begin in easy mode until you get the hang of the game.... Enjoy!
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Diffirent but i like it I almost gave up on this game after i saw the 2.5 star, then i saw couple good reviews and decided to give it a try. I am glad i did. It is a quite different game as normal hidden/adventure game, and quite different as other games in holmes serial. You have to think a lot when you play. What i like: 1. Puzzles. The are challenge and interesting, Most of them are variant of some common puzzles (hanoi tower, nonogram, etc). I like all except Coded Lock Puzzle, which is quite difficult to analyze the possibility strategy; 2. Great story line; 3. Hidden Object scenes are not junk piles. you are actually searching for clues. What i do not like: 1. It is older style game, so you can only read the dialog. And i think it change too fast, so sometimes i can not follow. 2. I do not think the hidden objects are too tiny(could be because i have big monitor), but they are too blended in the environment, especially the foot prints. Although i will not recommend this game if you just want something relaxing and do not require lots of thinking.
Date published: 2012-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed revews-but I liked it! As some reviewers say, this game is definately on more of a challenging side. If you are used to common hidden object games that guide you everywhere you go, then you will struggle with this game. I liked -hidden objects that make sense (you do not have to collect butterflies or answer for 2+2 to get a wrench in the end) -places hidden objects are hidden/laid make sense (footprints you have to find are on the floor!) -Challenge of the puzzles is excellent. These might be little annoying -Indeed, hidden objects are tiny. But use common sense if you cannot find them. -No voiceover, but this is good because the file size does not become big I am getting tired of a lot of hidden object games because they are all so similar now and the story line is almost identical. This game is maybe not as good as authentic adventure games, it might be good for those who want something different.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tricky but I liked it. This is a very different game. At first I became frustrated as I couldn't figure out how the game worked. Perhaps clearer explanations? Half way through I got stuck at the Deduction Board and I had no hints left. Restarted and was very careful not to use hints unless absolutely necessary. Also used Walkthrough to help. I liked this game because it was different and a little more difficult. The ending was a little confusing. No bonus play but you get to repeat the puzzles. It got me hooked so I would recommend it.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall good game but some tiny objects bring the game's rating down Mmmm this is a bit different, game. For those of you thinking this is a hound of the baskervilles type game it's not. It's even different to a lot of the other style Sherlock Holmes games. And to those thinking it's an old style hidden object game - with traditional hidden object scenes it's not that either. I like that there is a timed/untimed option, that there is 3 different difficulties of play. There is an option that you can manually put in for your resolution. I changed mine to a lower resolution and it did make the black bars at the side smaller which was good. I don't even look at this like an old pure adventure game. But put this in a more interactive mystery book type game. As you do have to read and follow the story. I lOVE that the hidden object scenes are not junk pile but part of the story. I will forgive a game most anything if there are no junk pile scenes. And it's a find shape of items not word list, but when you click on shape it will tell you what it is. Some are very hard to find, but with patience most I did find. Playing on a laptop pulled close did help! I don't think the puzzles are particular hard but some like the painting are just tedious. Some are more of the traditional adventure game variety, you have to think for some of them! I also like that they are unlocked when you play them, so you can go into the menu and replay them. For those that like stories, or something different with some nice puzzles then this is a check out game. I really enjoyed it. tech wise no problem from me I have nvidia card, windows 7 64 bit. pros - Interactive hidden object scenes (got to uncover things to get to some items) - unlocked puzzles - no junk pile H O scenes -great story, got to think -more difficult puzzles cons - - Some of those objects are really tiny, I did get most with adjusting lighting and patience, and hints -needed more skip options for puzzles -deduct board, got a bit tedious
Date published: 2011-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tedious A slow and tedious game with language errors (ex: "torned paper") and difficult-to-find objects.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I really didn't like this one at all. Dark, small objects and some places very difficult.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too hard for me but an experienced gamer might enjoy This is not a simple hidden object game from Frogwares; the graphics, artwork & music mirror all the other Sherlock Holmes games from this developer. As ever the game is beautifully drawn & there are many types of puzzles to solve & it is extremely challenging to play. There is no voiceover but quite a lot of dialogue which is clickable but still quite slow. There are 3 modes, Casual, Detective & Adventure; I used Casual in the demo as I do not have the expertise to play in the harder modes. Once you get past the initial scenes in the game you will find 3 icons at the top left of the screen, a picture of Holmes which returns you to Baker Street to analyse, deduce, etc, a map to move to areas as they open up & a hat which is Scotland Yard where you look at witness testimonies, crime reports, etc. You only get 3 hints per level & you cannot earn more so you may need to resort to a walkthrough more often than you would like. You will have to find objects in a scene & identify them from a silhouette although if you hover your cursor over the object you will be given its name, e.g blood stain. Many of the items were extremely small & an inbuilt magnifying glass would have been really useful but unfortunately you have to strain your eyes instead. As there are so few hints it is made more difficult. There are also puzzles through the game but there is a limited number that can be skipped, seven in casual mode & only three in the other modes of play. Some of the items that you find are also puzzles; you select an item & drag it over the puzzle icon (looks like a jigsaw piece). The puzzle icon will turn a golden colour when all the puzzles in a location have been solved. This was altogether too confusing for me but perhaps more advanced gamers may find it easy to play.
Date published: 2011-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible This has no similarity to the previous two games (the excellent Awakened, and nearly as good Nemesis), the hidden objects are only hard to find because they are tiny, there is no thinking involved, the interface is clunky, and the text is riddled with grammatical errors as it was obviously written by someone who doesn't speak English and they could not be bothered to have an editor give it a once-over. Also, the flashing indicators on the top of the screen nearly drove me nuts in the first five minutes. The latter issue, combined with tedious tasks that aggravated my carpal tunnel syndrome by making me wave my mouse around for several minutes for no real reason (uncovering the painting) made me quit this game 10 minutes in. Worst game ever on BigFish. Which is alarming, given that the previous two in this series are among the very best.
Date published: 2018-04-05
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