Description

Catherine follows the story of Vincent Brooks, who is caught between his girlfriend Katherine McBride, who may be pregnant, and Catherine, a 22 year-old blonde he met at the Stray Sheep, a bar he hangs out at. Since his encounter with Catherine, Vincent has been having nightmares every night. The nightmares are puzzle-platforming sections shaped as tower-like levels in which Vincent must climb to the top by pulling and pushing blocks. While he climbs, the level falls apart, and sheep characters try to shove him back down. Along the way, the player can learn various climbing strategies to adapt to different situations. In some levels, a giant boss tries killing Vincent with a multitude of attacks.

After (or rather before) the nightmares, Vincent hangs out at the Stray Sheep. In this bar, he can send and receive text messages, drink, talk to people or play an arcade game called Rapunzel (a series of 8-bit-like short climbing levels) until he goes back to sleep. When Vincent has to make choices, a blue and red gauge appears. This gauge indicates whether Vincent is more inclined towards law or chaos, which will influence the game's ending. Apart from the story mode, there is Babel, a special challenge in which one or two players have to climb as high as they can to achieve new records. Babel must first be unlocked by meeting certain conditions in story mode.

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Catherine PlayStation 3 Trying to outrun the boss puts a bit more pressure and gives you less time to think about your next move.
Catherine PlayStation 3 Follow the sheep.
Catherine PlayStation 3 The cause of all your problems... young Catherine.
Catherine PlayStation 3 The tutorial will get you acquainted with some of the basic moves.

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Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2011 9 out of 10 90
411mania.com Xbox 360 Aug 20, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) PlayStation 3 Aug 30, 2011 88 out of 100 88
Fragland.net Xbox 360 Mar 08, 2012 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Aug 25, 2011 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2012 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Feb 06, 2012 17 out of 20 85
Xboxygen Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Factornews Xbox 360 Feb 29, 2012 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2011 – Best Import Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #5 Best Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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