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Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Cover.jpg
European cover art
Developer(s) Frogwares
Publisher(s) Focus Home Interactive
Series Sherlock Holmes series
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox360
Release date(s) FR April 30, 2009 [1]
UK May 24, 2009
NA May 26, 2009
EU May 28, 2009
AUS June 9, 2009
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen
PEGI: 16+
Media DVD (1), Download

Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper is an adventure game for Windows and Xbox360, developed by Frogwares. It is the fifth game in the Sherlock Holmes series of adventure games developed by Frogwares. The game takes place in the London district of Whitechapel in 1888, where a series of particularly horrible murders take place.

Following the remastered version of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper will offer the ability to play in a third-person perspective mode in addition to the first-person perspective.

The French version of the game was released on April 30, 2009.[1] A playable demo is also available for download. The English version was released on May 24.



At the time the industrial revolution was in full swing, the British Empire was at its peak. As the premiere world power, England's model of wealth and modernity radiated throughout the world. However, Whitechapel District, in the East End of London, hardly reflected this brilliant reality. Whitechapel was the capital's most squalid neighborhood. Within its boundaries lived England's worst rabble including alcoholics, beggars, prostitutes…as well as a large community of Jewish immigrants fleeing Eastern Europe's ever growing anti-Semitism. In this terrible hole of misery, tens of thousands of people lived crammed within a maze of narrow, sinister, stinky streets overshadowed by fog. To deal with the poverty, the government created Public Work Houses in an attempt to manage the masses. It's within this sinister set, faithfully rendered in all its details and similar to a macabre playground that you'll have to investigate and track Jack the Ripper's bloody trail and solve one of the greatest mysteries of crime.


The player can play either 1st person perspective or 3rd person perspective and can change the point of view whenever he wants. It is similar to The Awakened gameplay.

Main Characters

Sherlock Holmes: Famous consulting detective who lives in 221b Baker Street with his loyal friend Dr. John Watson. Holmes's method's are unique and he must put all of his exceptinal powers of deduction in this case!

Doctor John H. Watson: A doctor and Holmes's best friend! He will do whatever is possible in order to help his friend catch this new murderer called by the papers Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper: Madman or genius? This serial killer is a demon who strikes at the sinister destrict of Whitechapel. He kills with no mercy prostitutes and mocks the police! None can stop him, only the great Sherlock Holmes!

Inspector Fredderic Abberline: Excellent police inspector who refuses Holmes's help. He believes he can easily solve the case.

Baker Street Irregulars: A gang of poor children who help Holmes and Watson in their difficult case. They appeared to be valuable in many cases and Holmes believe they won't let him down.


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