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Catherine

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
80
4.4
Xbox 360
82
4.0

Description

Catherine follows the story of Vincent Brooks, who is caught between his girlfriend Katherine McBride, who may be pregnant, and Catherine, a 22 years-old blonde he met at Stray Sheep, a bar he hangs out at. Since his encounter with Catherine, Vincent started 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 if Vincent has been good or bad, which will influence the game ending. Apart from the Story mode, there is Babel, a special challenge in which the player has to climb as high as he can to achieve new records. Babel must first be unlocked by meeting certain conditions in Story mode.

Screenshots

Catherine PlayStation 3 Progressing through the game.
Catherine PlayStation 3 From time to time 2D anime cut-scenes kick in.
Catherine PlayStation 3 Time to create an exit.
Catherine PlayStation 3 After you answer in the confessional, you can check how other people answered.

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The Press Says

IGN PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) PlayStation 3 Aug 30, 2011 88 out of 100 88
Fragland.net Xbox 360 Mar 08, 2012 87 out of 100 87
Hasta los Juegos PlayStation 3 Feb 21, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesCollection Xbox 360 Aug 09, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Xboxygen Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Calm Down Tom Xbox 360 Mar 06, 2012 8 out of 10 80
XboxFrance Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Xbox 360 Feb 29, 2012 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

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

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