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Clock Tower (PlayStation)

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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 Title Screen
Clock Tower PlayStation Library
Clock Tower PlayStation Barrows Castle
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! TwoDividedByZero (149) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
BEST...ADVENTURE...GAME...EVER...EVER!!!! leon101 (63) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Hot and cold horror adventure. Sycada (175) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
If Scissorman was a band...He would be the best cover band of Michael Myers. Theo Jones (11) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
"The Giant scissors once again search for prey." Arejarn (747) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Clock Tower,Sony PlayStation GameGod (12) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
One of the most under-looked games of all time. Leroy Jinkins (2) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation Oct, 1997 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla 1997 84 out of 100 84
NowGamer Dec 01, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1997 7.6 out of 10 76
Just Adventure 1997 B 75
Consoles Plus Jan, 1998 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Oct 20, 2002 B- 67
Just Games Retro Oct 30, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Dec 30, 1997 5.8 out of 10 58
IGN Oct 13, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55

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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.

Information also contributed by Zovni
Grant McLellan (545) added Clock Tower (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (21523)