WTMG's Heidi Hawes: "Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened was a fun, albeit uneven, experience. Several of the flaws from Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One were addressed, such as removing the clunky combat system, while others, like pinning specific evidence to uncover clues, remain a frustrating gameplay feature. The overarching story is compelling and will keep you invested all the way through. Although, it does bear repeating to expect some pretty uneven pacing, especially when your leads take Sherlock away from the Lovecraftian elements. Still, this remake is an impressive feat, essentially completely rebuilding the original game from the ground up, with all new story beats never seen in the original."
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened merges the world of H.P. Lovecraft with the usually rational Sherlock Holmes. Have Holmes and Watson met their match?
XBA says: Much more than a simple remake, it's a new take on the original. A case worth investigating.
MonsterVine: "Frogwares really really likes doing Sherlock Holmes games and there is a deep affection for the characters woven throughout."