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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 Approaching the manor.
Scratches Windows The other side of the manor.
Scratches Windows The back of Michael's last book (I count 4 references to Lovecraft)
Scratches Windows A book-filled study.

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

Just Adventure Mar 29, 2006 A 100
Adventurespiele Feb 03, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 02, 2006 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de Feb 15, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Puntaeclicca.it May, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamerDad Jun 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Powerplay Feb, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Gamer 2.0 Mar 05, 2006 5.4 out of 10 54
Game Freaks 365 2006 3.5 out of 10 35

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Terrence Bosky (5234) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006