Editors' reviewThere is mystery--and possibly murder--lurking around every shadowy corner of this exciting and intense game. Jack the Ripper takes a page from the legendary story of the serial killer. You are a young reporter on the homicide beat, and soon you find yourself part of the gruesome story. Rich in texture, the seedy underbelly of the Lower East Side in New York is rendered convincingly, and 3D graphics are of top quality. Gameplay is engaging and will keep even the most jaded players riveted. It's too bad the demo version of Jack the Ripper is so short, but it's an adequate taste of what's to come. Overall, this is a promising game that offers loads of first-person challenges.
While writing a series of articles about horrible murders in the Low Side District of New York, the young reporter Jimmy Palmer soon will become involved in a game of cat and mouse with an elusive and deadly character--Jack the Ripper. Along Palmer's dark journey, he will foster a friendship with a young singer, Abigail, "the Irish Nightingale," and meet numerous other colorful characters of this poor district. Beginning with a search for witnesses to the crimes, Palmer's snooping soon will lead him to investigate suspects. His daily editorials trigger the interest of the serial killer himself, who begins to correspond with Palmer via the newspaper, leading Palmer to surmise that this killer is the infamous Jack the Ripper.