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If You Love Hitman 3, You’ll Love Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

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I adore Hitman 3, which will come as a surprise to no one who reads this website a fair bit. There’s so much to that game to master, and it feels very much like a puzzler rather than a stealth or murder game. I’ve started to realise that Hitman 3 bears a lot of resemblance to Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, although the murder part certainly won’t be. However, there’s a lot between the two that compliments each other, and I want to explain what those are so that you know if you’ll enjoy the game ahead of its November release date.

In Hitman 3, you have targets that you need to kill, and set loadouts. You’re tasked with working around the map and using your knowledge to take the targets down without being seen and as efficiently as possible. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is very similar. There’s a murder, a puzzle, and you need to uncover who did it. This requires you to look for clues, find the witnesses, and solve the crime to the best of your ability. You’ll be using a similar instinct vision to identify clues and people, and need to use map knowledge to help you piece together the events that have occurred.

From the looks of it, there’s so much more though. There are costumes that Sherlock Holmes needs to wear to infiltrate certain areas, giving him access to all new clues and witnesses that he may not have been able to find before. This is where the game comes into its own a bit more, but it’s still very open for players to do what they want in it. The puzzles are the sandboxes, and it’s down to you to make the most of the skills at your disposal to solve them.

I really can’t wait for Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. While I don’t think it will get post-launch DLC, it looks like the kind of game I love. It also looks like it’s going to scratch the Hitman 3 itch between content drops for that game, since there seems to be a lull right now from Io Interactive.

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