Scratches (Windows)

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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.


Scratches Windows Approaching the manor.
Scratches Windows A sitting room.
Scratches Windows Walking toward the manor.
Scratches Windows Guessing I can find a way in

Alternate Titles

  • "Шорох" -- Russian spelling
  • "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 (17194) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Atmospheric, but clichéd and tedious plumifrons (95) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Mar 29, 2006 A 100
Adventure Classic Gaming Sep 08, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Feb 15, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Quandary Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Powerplay Feb, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameZone Mar 03, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Action Mar 19, 2006 62 out of 100 62
Gamer 2.0 Mar 05, 2006 5.4 out of 10 54
Diehard GameFan Apr 02, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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Terrence Bosky (5226) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006