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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 Walking toward the manor.
Scratches Windows A book-filled study.
Scratches Windows A detail view of the previous owner's belongings.
Scratches Windows Even the Haunted Ebay Painting!

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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The Press Says

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 21, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Quandary Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 02, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Worth Playing Apr 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamerDad Jun 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamigo Feb 10, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Watcher Dec 28, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
La Aventura es la Aventura Nov 30, 2006 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Feb 20, 2006 63 out of 100 63
GameSpot Mar 24, 2006 3.9 out of 10 39

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Terrence Bosky (5232) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006