Sherlock Holmes The Awakened: Tips and Tricks Sherlock Holmes The Awakened walkthrough
Our tips for beginners will help you familiarize yourself with the basic mechanics in Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. We explain what to pay attention to in order to move the plot forward.
Last update: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
On this page of our Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened guide you can find tips and tricks shedding some light on evidence hunting and environment analysis mechanics. We explain how the Mind Palace works, how to examine evidence and make observations on the people we meet.
- Look for evidence by analyzing the scenes
- Examine items carefully
- After the observation, talk to the suspicious person
- Check the Casebook
- Talk to Watson
- Solve tasks in the Mind Palace
Look for evidence by analyzing the scenes
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is an adventure game in which careful examination of the environment is the most important element. However, you don't have to hover your cursor over every object or person on the screen to see if you can interact with them. Important points from the area you are studying will be marked with a small circle or dot when you approach them.
To make matters much easier, remember to press the Analyze button often to highlight all important objects and people. This will streamline finding mission objectives and speed up gameplay, focusing your attention on solving puzzles instead of laboriously searching every nook and cranny on the screen.
If you want to ask people on the streets about the evidence you find, don't forget to pin it onto the game's main screen. To do that, go to the Casebook, select an item and press the appropriate button to pin it.
Examine items carefully
Once you find the right item, a bar will appear at the top of the screen telling you how much evidence you have to find. The cursor will change from white to yellow when you hover over the thing that is worth analyzing.
If Sherlock picks up an object, it may mean that you need to find some evidence or clue on it. Rotate the object until you find the required evidence.
After the observation, talk to the suspicious person
When a lead leads you to a person, you will have to take a good look at that person and create a character portrait. Same as in the case of objects, if the cursor turns yellow, it means that you have found an interesting bit in the appearance of the person under study.
A bar at the top of the screen shows the progress of the observation. You have to fill it completely, and then choose one of two possible options for the character portrait. After a brief conversation with the observed individual, you will be able to present her with evidence in the investigation to solve the current task.
Check the Casebook
Sherlock's Casebook stores all collected information regarding the case. Look there often and read the descriptions carefully. Some evidence descriptions may be updated if you discover a new clue.
If, despite searching the entire area, you are unable to move the investigation forward, try talking to the questioned character again. Maybe you haven't used all the dialogue options yet or haven't completed the needed observations.
Talk to Watson
Watson also sometimes has something interesting to say. Sometimes he will tell you where to go, other times he will point you to the right place in the investigated room. If his manner of talking is perfunctory, it means that there is something yet to find in the current area and you should take a look around again to find it.
Solve tasks in the Mind Palace
It is in Mind Palace that Sherlock solves appearing puzzles from the current case - you'll need to complete them there to push the plot forward. After collecting all the evidence in the area and questioning the people you meet, enter the Casebook and look into the Mind Palace.
Each puzzle is in the form of a question that you have to find the answer to. In the black ball you'll find several colored balls. The number of colored balls indicates the amount of evidence you must match to find the answer to the question.
Choose the evidence that matches the current investigation. If you fail to find the answer to the question, but one of the proofs is still pinned, it means that this proof is correct. Rejected evidence will no longer appear with the current question, so you can eliminate incompatible things with this method.