Sherlock Holmes:
The Mystery of the Mummy


Reviewed by Cherie Jung

(March, 2013)

Lord Montcalfe, a famous archaeologist specializing in ancient Egyptology, has disappeared from his mansion. A cousin of Holmes asks for his assistance to discover what happened to Montcalfe. Holmes arrives at the mansion and discovers it resembles a museum, stuffed full of Egyptian artifacts and protected by some kind of Egyptian magic. Or is it magic?

Despite what the online description for this game claims, Holmes is on his own in this one. There is no Watson; at least none that I could find...

I loathe this game!!!

And let me tell you why.

The list price for this game is $9.99. I chose it for free after purchasing a requisite number of other games. There is no trial version to play.

I bought the $6.99 strategy guide at a discounted $5.99 but it is so poorly designed (it not only doesn't explain game steps very well, it doesn't keep track of where the player has previously referenced) that it is practically useless and nearly as frustrating as the game itself. Perhaps this would not be such a big negative if it weren't combined with the other annoying aspects of the game; the spinning affects, the murkiness of the resolution, and the frequent game crashing incidents.

In the numerous hours I have spent trying to play this game, there has been no joy, no fun, and nothing interesting has happened. Frankly, I don't care what happened to Lord Montcalfe or why. I'm on level 4 of 5. I usually tough it out to the very end, as I did with Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet, but I doubt I will ever finish this game. It just crashed again.

Game System Requirements:

OS: Windows 2000/XP/VISTA/7/8
CPU: 600MHz or faster Processor
RAM: 128 MB

Game Manager System Requirements:

Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later



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