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 Your friends and colleagues will lend you an ear for your troubles.
Catherine PlayStation 3 You can use your cellphone to check on messages or to save the game progress.
Catherine PlayStation 3 In a nightmare, but this time together with your girlfriend
Catherine PlayStation 3 Your character meter

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IGN PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Splitkick Xbox 360 Aug 30, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) PlayStation 3 Aug 30, 2011 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Aug 25, 2011 86 out of 100 86
GamesCollection PlayStation 3 Aug 09, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2012 17 out of 20 85
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
Factornews Xbox 360 Feb 29, 2012 6 out of 10 60
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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