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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 Likewise
Scratches Windows A trail near the manor
Scratches Windows Michael's room
Scratches Windows A clue to the game's first puzzle

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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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

GameBoomers Feb 27, 2006 A+ 100
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 21, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Gamers Mar 08, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Level Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Feb 15, 2006 80 out of 100 80
UHS (Universal Hint System) Mar 14, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Mar 03, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Mar 24, 2006 3.9 out of 10 39
Game Freaks 365 2006 3.5 out of 10 35

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