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Scratches (Windows)

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Description

Horror writer Michael Arthate comes to the isolated Blackwood Manor to complete his latest book. Alone in the Victorian home, nestled away in Northumberland, England, Michael's only contact with the outside world is via the telephone. Little does Michael realize that he isn't as alone as he believes. Exploring the house, Michael uncovers sinister secrets leading up to a terrifying answer to the question, "What is that noise in your basement?"

Scratches is an adventure game played from a first-person perspective using a point-and-click interface. Players must use inventory and deduction to solve integrated puzzles, exploring the manor and its grounds. An original soundtrack has been created by Cellar of Rats.

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Scratches Windows Looking at my inventory.
Scratches Windows The back of Michael's last book (I count 4 references to Lovecraft)
Scratches Windows Initial Loading Screen.
Scratches Windows A sitting room.

Alternate Titles

  • "Шорох" -- Russian Title
  • "Scratches: La Guarida del Miedo" -- Spanish title
  • "Scratches: Graffi Mortali" -- Italian Title
  • "Scratches: Dans l'antre de la peur" -- French Title

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User Reviews

Are you scared? Depeche Mike (17196) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Atmospheric, but clichéd and tedious plumifrons (95) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

The Press Says

Adventurespiele Feb 03, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Worth Playing Apr 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 02, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Gamigo Feb 10, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Mar 06, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Over Online Mar 06, 2006 76 out of 100 76
La Aventura es la Aventura Nov 30, 2006 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Mar 03, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Games (Germany) Feb 20, 2006 63 out of 100 63
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2006 50 out of 100 50

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Terrence Bosky (5235) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006