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.

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Catherine PlayStation 3 The loading screen displays a random quote.
Catherine PlayStation 3 The cause of all your problems... young Catherine.
Catherine PlayStation 3 Catherine will send you provocative images which will vary depending on your various replies and character morale.
Catherine PlayStation 3 You can use your cellphone to check on messages or to save the game progress.

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IGN Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2011 9 out of 10 90
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
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Feb 06, 2012 17 out of 20 85
GamesCollection PlayStation 3 Aug 09, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
XboxFrance Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Calm Down Tom Xbox 360 Mar 06, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Console Obsession Xbox 360 Feb 08, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Jul 28, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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