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 The other side of the manor.
Scratches Windows A sitting room.
Scratches Windows Approaching the Greenhouse.
Scratches Windows Publisher's logo.

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 (17191) 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

GameBoomers Feb 27, 2006 A+ 100
Just Adventure Mar 29, 2006 A 100 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
Gamigo Feb 10, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Over Online Mar 06, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Gamer 2.0 Mar 05, 2006 5.4 out of 10 54
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2006 50 out of 100 50
GameSpot Mar 24, 2006 3.9 out of 10 39


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