User Reviews

The deadliest game of hide and seek you'll ever play. SNES Kaddy B. (758)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 5 4.2
PlayStation 3 Awaiting 5 votes...
PSP Awaiting 5 votes...
PS Vita Awaiting 5 votes...
SNES 17 4.1
Wii Awaiting 5 votes...
Wii U Awaiting 5 votes...
Windows Awaiting 5 votes...
WonderSwan Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 22 4.2

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
SNES1UP! (Oct 31, 2009)
Même si les auteurs s'imprègnent ici de l'univers d'un fameux réalisateur européen — et sans doute aussi de quelques mangas de Kazuo Umezu, on pense aux ciseaux en particulier — Clock Tower est une création bien à eux, une oeuvre avec une forte personnalité véritablement unique en son genre. Rarement a-t-on vu un jeu 16 bits avec une ambiance aussi pesante, où l'angoisse nous étreint à chaque action. Rarement les silences dans un jeu vidéo ont-ils été aussi profonds et les décors aussi minutieusement sculptés par la lumière. Rarement les possibilités ont-elles été aussi nombreuses et les finalités, ending comme dead end, aussi variées.
SNESSharkberg (Oct 13, 2015)
The game does a great job balancing the two sides of the horror atmosphere coin. When Bobby’s not around, you’re tense because you can’t know when he’s going to show up again. And then when Bobby’s there, that’s obviously when things get frantic. All in all it’s a must-play if you’re into horror games at all, and if you want to go all-out there are quite a few endings to shoot for. Pretty neat for a title that old, right? Storytelling in gaming format! A horror movie where YOU are the generic teen hoping to not get gutted by the bizarre slasher!
79 (Jan 05, 2008)
Altamente recomendado para seguidores del terror en general y los del giallo en especial, o amantes de aventuras gráficas que quieran vivir experiencias diferentes.
SNESHonestGamers (Jul 31, 2007)
Clock Tower 2 may have expanded considerably on the premise, but its 16-bit predecessor is a more than solid horror adventure in its own right.
WonderSwanPlanet WonderSwan (2006)
Clock Tower ist in seine Art einzigartig auf dem WonderSwan. Leider macht es das nicht gleichzeitig auch besonders gut. Gerade wer mit der Serie bislang wenig bis gar nichts anzufangen weiß, wird von der WonderSwan Version mit ihren kleinen Makeln womöglich eher etwas abgeschreckt, als denn motiviert. Adventure und Clock Tower Ethusiasten dürfen hier hingegen einen Blick riskieren, echte Alternativen gibt es ja zumindest auf dem WonderSwan nicht.
SNESJust Games Retro (Oct 30, 2013)
This is not an awful game, by any stretch. I’ve played far, far worse. But it is a game that nobody on Earth, no matter how careful or thoughtful they are, is going to be capable of beating on the first attempt, which to me, is the cheapest mindset possible when making a game. Clock Tower isn’t terribly long, but it’s stretched out due to it being so much trial-and-error (and error, and error, and error). And I’m far from the only person to get frustrated with it, there’s a classic video on the internet of the Japanese Game Master attempting to beat it, and even HE had to have a buddy explain how to actually do the deed. I’d recommend giving it a look if you’re a fan of survival horror or a mark for the ol’ point-and-click, but I’d also recommend wearing a cup, because you are going to get whacked in the jibblies quite often.
PlayStationHonestGamers (Aug 05, 2007)
This game could have been awesome had it actually used any of the PlayStation’s extra capabilities, expanded on the original game with more puzzles, or simply implemented random Scissorman attacks as in the sequel, but instead it’s a quick and utterly lazy port that’s only selling point seems to be its relative rarity. You’re really not missing anything by sticking with the unofficial translation instead, and depending on where you get it this game can either be really expensive or dirt cheap, so if you still have to own First Fear make sure it’s the latter.