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 A clue to the game's first puzzle
Scratches Windows Walking toward the manor.
Scratches Windows Initial Loading Screen.
Scratches Windows Title Screen.

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 (17190) 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

Adventure Classic Gaming Sep 08, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBoomers Feb 27, 2006 A+ 100
Puntaeclicca.it May, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Level Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Gamers Mar 08, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 16, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Game Freaks 365 2006 3.5 out of 10 35

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Terrence Bosky (5225) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006