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Clock Tower

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Description

Originally titled Clock Tower II, this game is a sequel to Clock Tower. You must stop a disfigured mass murderer named Scissorman who has been terrorising the citizens of Norway in this full 3D point and click adventure, but watch out: Scissorman will be after you!

The game is spread across three scenarios (including a prologue at the start). Through the course of the game, people are being killed one by one by the notorious Scissorman. Once Scissorman shows up, you will have to find a hiding place or something to knock the Scissorman out with. Between levels, there is also an intermission in which the player can take a look around the town before going onto the next level.

Screenshots

Clock Tower PlayStation Jennifer's back from a trip
Clock Tower PlayStation The psychology office
Clock Tower PlayStation Library 2
Clock Tower PlayStation Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Clock Tower 2" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

One of the scariest games I've played! PlayStation TwoDividedByZero (149)
BEST...ADVENTURE...GAME...EVER...EVER!!!! PlayStation leon101 (62)
Hot and cold horror adventure. PlayStation Sycada (175)
If Scissorman was a band...He would be the best cover band of Michael Myers. PlayStation Theo Jones (11)
"The Giant scissors once again search for prey." PlayStation Arejarn (834)
Clock Tower,Sony PlayStation PlayStation GameGod (12)
One of the most under-looked games of all time. PlayStation Leroy Jinkins (2)

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1997 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
NowGamer PlayStation Dec 01, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
HonestGamers PlayStation Jul 16, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner PlayStation Dec 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Sep, 1997 7.6 out of 10 76
Consoles Plus PlayStation Jan, 1998 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 20, 2002 B- 67
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1997 61 out of 100 61
Just Games Retro PlayStation Oct 30, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Plot

Ever think that the story in Clock Tower seems like a sequel? Well, Clock Tower as we know it is known as Clock Tower 2 in Japan. The original Clock Tower: The First Fear was released in Japan only on the SNES and featured Jennifer, the traumatized girl from this game, in a creepy mansion with other teenagers trying to escape the clutches of the evil Scissorman. It was later ported to other platforms, but only in Japan.

Scissorman

While there isn't any official statement from the developers of the game, the Scissorman murderer of the Clock Tower series seems very influenced by the Scissorman character from "Struwwelpeter", a collection of rather morbid cautionary tales for children written by Heinrich Hoffman, a Victorian-era asylum doctor from Frankfurt who wrote and illustrated this collection of stories to educate his three year old son. The title has been often linked to cases of child trauma. The Scissorman is in the book the person who punishes naughty little kids that continue to suck their thumbs... with a pair of giant scissors.

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Contributed to by Fred VT (24510) and Grant McLellan (545)