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Perfectionist

Collect all possible in-game achievements.

Perfectionist0
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XBU PhilippeXBU Philippe461,982
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This achievement is rewarded - obviously - for getting all the others.

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NOTE: This achievement seems, like some others too, a bit glitchy. If it doesn't pop up for you after having gotten all other achivements, there may be a work-around. Thanks to MilKAOS, FreeZZa1992 and SDREW44 for trying and confirming this method:

Restart every case up to the point where you can talk to/pet Toby. Listen to the following phrase of Holmes, let the game save and then quit to the main menu. It is important to play on up to a checkpoint to let the game save your progress! (watch the left bottom corner for the saving process) After you pet Toby in Case 6, it is reported that the achievement would unlock!
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So this guide serves as an opportunity to warn everybody of the missable achievements and the most difficult ones. This "guide" is intended to get you the achievements all in ONE SINGLE playthrough.


All of your final conclusion to end the case have to be correct. Use a guide, if necessary.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsI Never GuessThe I Never Guess achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 110 pointsReach 6 correct conclusions for all 6 cases.


You will need to always talk to Toby (your dog) in your cases. Note the second case only allows this right at the beginning - afterwards you cannot return to Baker street!
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsDog-fancierThe Dog-fancier achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 48 pointsInteract with Toby in every case.


To get the following achievement you can always choose to let the culprits go, but to get all achievements you always have to condemn them and be "the good and rightful" guy.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsA Man of CharacterThe A Man of Character achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 128 pointsReceive maximum personality ranking.


The following achievements can only be gotten by choosing the right ending and condemning the culprits.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsBruiserThe Bruiser achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 41 pointsBeat Cairns in a fight.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsSharpshooterThe Sharpshooter achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 38 pointsDisarm Mexican by shooting the gun from his hand.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsHold your Herrings, Captain!The Hold your Herrings, Captain! achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 42 pointsSave Crocker from committing suicide.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsSuicide is Not an Option!The Suicide is Not an Option! achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 44 pointsPrevent Miss White from suicide.


And of course the most important, difficult and most missable one (you can get it with a second playthrough, though it might be lenghty):
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & PunishmentsA Complex MindThe A Complex Mind achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments worth 150 pointsReach all possible conclusions in the game.
MilKAOSI think the text of this achievement is a bit misleading. I got all the other achievements but this one will not pop for me. I assume that you can easily invalidating one of the states when playing some of the cases again (like admiring Toby or finding all the conclusions).
Posted by MilKAOS on 17 Oct 14 at 21:47
XBU PhilippeSeems weird, because I got it after replaying some cases for getting the "A Complex Mind" achievement. It seems glitched in my opinion. That really sucks. I'm sorry for you.
Posted by XBU Philippe on 17 Oct 14 at 22:42
The Reverend JCYeah I'm having problems with this one too - to begin with, A Methodical Man failed to pop, but after rebooting my system a couple of times it unlocked at the game's title screen. Only problem is Perfectionist never popped! Anyone found a way around this?
Posted by The Reverend JC on 18 Oct 14 at 07:22
MilKAOSReverend, I had no achievement glitch quite that obvious, so I don't know if that is the reason.
Thanks Philippe. I played a lot of the cases again because of the conclusion achievement. But there I skipped a lot of the locks and other stuff. Maybe that reset some counter, not sure how the game keeps track about the "in-game achievements". I will play the game a last time with all all cases, all riddles, Toby, conclusions and consisting endings. Last try, I hope that works. At least I know the game now completely, to make it a bit faster.
Posted by MilKAOS on 18 Oct 14 at 10:43
XBU PhilippeI also skipped most of the puzzles whilst replaying cases and the achievement popped nevertheless. Can't imagine why it is so glitched. I didn't have any trouble at all unlocking it how it's supposed to be redface I'm sorry for you guys having to go through so much trouble in order to just try unlocking it.
Posted by XBU Philippe on 18 Oct 14 at 10:59
MilKAOSJust did it! I started a completely new game and tried to do all the things necessary like you would for all the achievements.
At the beginning of the last case I interacted with Toby and then the achievement popped.
So maybe by replaying the cases before (for the conclusion achievement) and not doing all the things I messed up the Toby counter in my safe game.
I cannot say if that was the only thing and I cannot say if you really have to start a new game or just start all the cases and interact with Toby.
Posted by MilKAOS on 18 Oct 14 at 19:16
FreeZZa1992I just tried what MilKAOS suggested. I started every case to the point where I could talk to/pet Toby. I listened to the following phrase and then quit to the main menu. After I pet Toby in Case 6, the achievement unlocked for. I think this is worth a try!
Posted by FreeZZa1992 on 20 Oct 14 at 19:29
SDREW44This Is What Happened to me:

I Completed the Game Got Every Achievement on First Playthrough
Except for "Perfectionist"..

I then Started A NEW GAME.. Did Cases 1 and 2 Again..

I then Saw the Above 2 Comments..

I then went to cases 1-6 And Went to toby the dog As Soon As Possible..
Then Quit to the Main menu Immediately..I Did NOT Get A Checkpoint At All..

I got No Achievement.. I Then did the Above Again.. Still Nothing..

I then went back to case 1 Spoke to the Dog then Continued on Playing Until
I got A Checkpoint.. ( You Will See A Spinning Circle Bottom left corner of the Screen)..

Once that Disappeared i went to the Main Menu..then did the Same For cases 2-6..And Got the Achievement As soon As I spoke to the Dog in Case 6..

So Short Story.. Talk to the dog in Each Case And Make Sure to get a CHECKPOINT...

toast
Posted by SDREW44 on 21 Oct 14 at 11:08
The Reverend JCWell done chaps, looks like you've nearly solved this little mystery! I'm still in the process of trying to unlock it, but stupidly deleted my save. Will post back with my results smile
Posted by The Reverend JC on 21 Oct 14 at 11:49
The Reverend JCYup, another 100% run through the game and it unlocked for me at the end credits. I presumed this achievement would work like a Platinum trophy but clearly it is dependent on a series of "counters" after all. So, deleting your save and starting afresh has been more time consuming but also worked :)
Posted by The Reverend JC on 22 Oct 14 at 13:05
Exalted EntityFollowed exactly what was said in the guide.

I did one full playthrough, doing everything except pressing A on the side / wrong deductions. Did a second playthrough pressing A rapidly to skip conversations, and only skipping the harpooning in Case 1, and the talking to the dog in Case 2. On my third playthrough, I talked to Toby in Case 1, waited until circle appeared for checkpoint (talked to Watson to arrange the pig carcass at White Chapel). Press menu, went to main menu, and loaded case too. Skipped the conversation with Mycroft, talked to Toby, achievement popped.
Posted by Exalted Entity on 06 Dec 14 at 09:18
one question for some reason the 30 mini games achievement didn't unlock but the 45 achievement did. when i also look at my stats the bar is full and says unlocking but hasn't unlocked even after getting 3 other achievements any ideas on how to fix it
Posted on 27 Jan 15 at 03:03
Exalted EntityNo way for you to fix that. It's server side. You unlocked achievements at a time when others were, and MS couldn't keep up with authentication. When they manually review your achievement to be not modded / accidental, you will get it. There is a huge queue, so it might take you a while.
Posted by Exalted Entity on 27 Jan 15 at 05:28
oh ok so i take it lots of people are having issues rite now with achievements not unlocking
Posted on 27 Jan 15 at 06:33
Exalted EntityYep.
Posted by Exalted Entity on 27 Jan 15 at 06:45
awesome got to unlock and was reading bout chapter 6 so i choose x instead of a i take it
Posted on 28 Jan 15 at 03:20
It glitched for me too...I patted the dog and got a checkpoint in chapters 1 and 2 then got bored, patted the dog in chapter 6 and got the achievement, effectively skipping patting the dog in chapters 3-5.
Posted on 02 Feb 15 at 20:27
Uber Silk RoadI replayed chap 1 clicked on toby the waited to i spoke to the boy in scotland yard. As soon as i clicked on toby on chap 2 i got the ceevo. But b4 all this i neva had THEMIS ranking. I replayed chap 6 as i chose the wrong ending to option cn_X & cn_A
Posted by Uber Silk Road on 09 Apr 15 at 00:28
Lobo SamhainIt glitches on me, so I thought, so I tried the replaying cases and petting the dog suggestions to no avail. Then I decided to replay the game so I selected new game and one I condemned the suspect in the first case and beat him in a fist fight the achievement popped.
I'm thinking it might have been something to do with the fact I replayed the end of the case originally because I wanted to absolve everyone instead of condemning them, so as far as the game was concerned the fight never happened so that achievement was not earned even though it was the first achievement I earned in the game.
Posted by Lobo Samhain on 11 Aug 15 at 09:40
Apostle92627I got this one to pop when I got the last cluster at the end. I did need to replay the first case but that was because I didn't get every clue and got the wrong conclusion, so I missed the fight achievement because of that.
Posted by Apostle92627 on 05 Mar 16 at 02:24
IndieStation 4You need to condemned all suspects for this achievement to unlock.
Posted by IndieStation 4 on 14 Mar 16 at 15:40
JeroenRosCalculatdRisque's comment worked on me. I just replayed case 1, 2 and 6 up to a save point to get this achievement! :)
Posted by JeroenRos on 15 Mar 16 at 16:52
LeXXuzUnlocked right after padding Tobi in chapter six with chapter replay. Almost thought I had to do this all over again. Thank you very much.
Posted by LeXXuz on 22 Mar 16 at 00:51
TheSt1g95The petting Toby trick worked! Thanks a lot for finding it, and saving me a lot of time :)
Posted by TheSt1g95 on 03 Apr 16 at 00:06
DCM7734The petting Toby thing isn't working for me. I did it twice to no avail.
Does anbody know if IndieStation 4's suggestion is worth trying? Because I really don't want to spend 10 hours trying to get this.
Posted by DCM7734 on 14 Apr 16 at 23:31
DeviSlatorDidn't pop for me 1st time. Did case 1 to arriving at the 2nd location (didn't pet Toby). Did case 2 to where you get to move at the station (petted Toby). Did case 6, popped as soon as I petted Toby. Cheers!
Posted by DeviSlator on 03 May 16 at 19:20
Lornemeh i just went to case 6, pet toby, and it unlocked.

win.
Posted by Lorne on 08 May 16 at 17:37
A Navy of DucksI skipped to pet Toby is case 6 and it also popped after not popping. Seems Toby is the key to everything.
Posted by A Navy of Ducks on 17 May 16 at 20:50
DCM7734I just went straight to the last case, and pet Toby. Still no achievement for me still.
Posted by DCM7734 on 17 May 16 at 21:38
DCM7734Something I just thought about... the speech icon will turn green for me sometimes, and other times, it won't. Does that matter perhaps?
Posted by DCM7734 on 17 May 16 at 22:16
DCM7734Just played through and did the Talk to Toby, get checkpoint, move on to the next one. I think this achievement is permanently screwed for me.
Posted by DCM7734 on 17 May 16 at 22:49
DCM7734I was talking with Frogwares, and they said the same thing about Toby. So it looks like I'll have to try another playthrough.
Posted by DCM7734 on 18 May 16 at 17:26
Samurai ScholarFor me, I talked to Toby for the first 3 cases, and on Case 3: Blood Bath, it unlocked. This was about 2 minutes after the game saved.
Maybe this is some glitch related to the Dog Fancier achievement, and we're essentially unlocking that achievement again for Perfectionist, though we already have it unlocked?
Posted by Samurai Scholar on 23 May 16 at 12:52
DCM7734Well, like I said, I talked to Frogwares. They said to talk to Toby again. I told them that I had already done that about 5 times at that point, and no good. So they said they are looking into it for me, and will get back to me.
Posted by DCM7734 on 23 May 16 at 17:19
TrueKilla360After completing case 6 and having all achievements but this one I just loaded up case 6 and spoke to Toby right after chat with Wiggins and BleeBoop! Didn't have to go back to chapter 1.. But I literally had everything else done.
Posted by TrueKilla360 on 01 Jun 16 at 00:49
DCM7734@TrueKilla360: Are you saying try completing the sixth case again, then talking to Toby in Case 6 again? Are you saying that that might work?
Posted by DCM7734 on 01 Jun 16 at 02:10
TrueKilla360On my 1 and only play through.. I completed the last and final case (6) and received the remaining achievements I was missing except for perfectionist.. At end game scene (smoking pipe on chair) I quit to main menu and started case 6 again and after opening dialogue I spoke to Toby and perfectionist unlocked..
Posted by TrueKilla360 on 01 Jun 16 at 02:14
DCM7734@TrueKilla360: I did that too. I guess I really am going to have to play all the way through again, huh?
Posted by DCM7734 on 01 Jun 16 at 02:22
TrueKilla360hmmm..hard reset and try toby again..
or ya unfortunately start again and pretend you dont have a single achievement and play though the game again "earning" every achievement again.. that sucks man I don't know ....
Posted by TrueKilla360 on 01 Jun 16 at 02:28
Sir Jam Teaah, remember the good old days when achievements would unlock if earned. Also I've tried everything and officially given up. did all the toby nonsense played through 're-earning' all the achievements in one playthrough and still no achievement, not even an permanent 'unlocking' state either. :(
Posted by Sir Jam Tea on 20 Jul 16 at 10:36
Sir Jam Teaah, remember the good old days when achievements would unlock if earned. Also I've tried everything and officially given up. did all the toby nonsense played through 're-earning' all the achievements in one playthrough and still no achievement, not even an permanent 'unlocking' state either. :(
Posted by Sir Jam Tea on 20 Jul 16 at 11:52
VyzieTaurThis glitched for me but the petting Toby trick worked wonderfully! Thank you :D
Posted by VyzieTaur on 09 Sep 16 at 18:19
Pyro EndyJust replayed case 6 and petted Toby at the start. Achievement unlocked.
Posted by Pyro Endy on 19 Sep 16 at 17:42
LetItBleed1980Going back and talking to Toby worked for me. On my first playthrough I'd talked to him in every case except for Riddle On The Rails. I didn't know there was an achievement for talking to him (I didn't read any of the achievements out of fear they might spoil a case and I wanted to solve them myself), but after finishing the game saw the achievement and loaded up Riddle which popped the achievement after talking to him. I had to play through again to get the Complex Mind achievement, but never really interracted with Toby because I'd already gotten the achievement. But then I had everything except perfectionist so I went back, as was mentioned here, to talk to him in every case. I didn't have to go through all, after talking to him in Riddle again it popped, which probably isn't a coincidence as it was the only mission I missed on the first playthrough. I guess the order mattered somehow.
Posted by LetItBleed1980 on 15 Oct 16 at 19:39
BigWiIIieStyIeStill glitched for me. Something I noticed was after the credits and going to the main menu and starting the game it didn't seem to keep my profiles. And when I looked at my case history case 6 was missing. Really don't want to play the case over today so will let everyone know once I do.
Posted by BigWiIIieStyIe on 22 Oct 16 at 19:03
BigWiIIieStyIeOK so may want to add this to your solution. I tried the petting thing and saving etc and nothing popped. Since I checked the snapped achievements in game and it said unlocked but online showed locked I decided to go to the Game Hub. Sure enough it showed locked there. So I just randomly decided to check my stats by clicking on Time played and the Achievement actually popped.
Posted by BigWiIIieStyIe on 22 Oct 16 at 19:36
DCM7734I've given up on getting this achievement. The developers do not seemed bothered it being glitched, and every time somebody finds a work around, it doesn't work for me.
Posted by DCM7734 on 23 Oct 16 at 17:23
Yoda Y21All I did was start up the last case, talked to Toby and the achievement popped. Thumbs up from me!!!
Posted by Yoda Y21 on 02 Feb 17 at 00:21
DCM7734Yoda, was there an update recently?
Posted by DCM7734 on 02 Feb 17 at 06:23
LordSoth66Just replaying case 6 and talking to Toby at the start worked for me. Thx everyone
Posted by LordSoth66 on 13 Feb 17 at 17:17
KilldbyNecropsyI replayed case 1, quit out before talking to Toby. Started case 2, talked to Toby and the achievement popped.
Posted by KilldbyNecropsy on 07 Aug 17 at 21:27
JOEMAN5350After playing through the game 4 times, I was never able to unlock 'A Complex Mind'. So after emailing the devs, they guessed that my saved game file was corrupted and that was why it wasn't unlocking. So I had to delete my 'saved game data' from both the cloud and locally on my box. Then after playing through the game again I finally got it to unlock. However, the 'Perfectionist' achievement for unlocking all other achievements didn't pop after finally getting 'A Complex Mind'. Apparently 'Perfectionist' is unlocked by meeting all of the requirements to unlock all achievements on the same save. So since I had already gotten them all before, I didn't go for them again when finally getting 'A Complex Mind' which was a mistake. I then had to play through the game a 6th time, while making sure to meet the requirements for all the other achievements in order to finally finish this stupid game. I hope this helps anyone from having to play through it as many time as I have.
Posted by JOEMAN5350 on 20 Jan 18 at 17:44
TheOnlyMattohad glitch, replayed only last case and only petted toby for the achievement to unlock. maybe cuz the night before i petted him, got the achievement then turned the game off. when i turned it on the next day i didnt pet him again. not sure. anyways before doing all that just try the last case like i did
Posted by TheOnlyMatto on 06 Mar 18 at 01:59
Pedle ZelnipToby trick worked for me. I had everything except this & A Complex Mind at the end of 1st playthrough. Replayed Ch1, and after the 2nd deduction A Complex Mind popped, but no Perfection.

Finished Chapter 1 with the "correct" ending, making sure to beat Cairns in the fight, and then after that chapter was completed went straight to Chapter 6. As soon as I got through the cutscene I talked to Toby & the achievement popped.

Many thanks!
Posted by Pedle Zelnip on 15 Mar 18 at 21:15
Legohead 1977Got to Toby on 1, 2 and 6. Nothing yet!
Posted by Legohead 1977 on 22 Nov 19 at 11:27
DCM7734can't believe this still hasn't been fixed.
Posted by DCM7734 on 27 Nov 19 at 04:26
Legohead 1977I got all the achievements, so I suppose that redoing the whole thing again probably won't work for me, but it's got to be worth a go!
Posted by Legohead 1977 on 27 Nov 19 at 12:38
laxasaurusrexOnly because the other comments are older - this achievement is still glitchy. However the talking to Toby trick still works - the only annoyance is the first few cases where you can't speak to him right away.
Posted by laxasaurusrex on 20 Apr 20 at 20:06