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Catherine follows the story of Vincent Brooks, who is caught between his girlfriend Katherine McBride, who may be pregnant, and Catherine, a 22 year-old blonde he met at the Stray Sheep, a bar he hangs out at. Since his encounter with Catherine, Vincent has been having nightmares every night. The nightmares are puzzle-platforming sections shaped as tower-like levels in which Vincent must climb to the top by pulling and pushing blocks. While he climbs, the level falls apart, and sheep characters try to shove him back down. Along the way, the player can learn various climbing strategies to adapt to different situations. In some levels, a giant boss tries killing Vincent with a multitude of attacks.

After (or rather before) the nightmares, Vincent hangs out at the Stray Sheep. In this bar, he can send and receive text messages, drink, talk to people or play an arcade game called Rapunzel (a series of 8-bit-like short climbing levels) until he goes back to sleep. When Vincent has to make choices, a blue and red gauge appears. This gauge indicates whether Vincent is more inclined towards law or chaos, which will influence the game's ending. Apart from the story mode, there is Babel, a special challenge in which one or two players have to climb as high as they can to achieve new records. Babel must first be unlocked by meeting certain conditions in story mode.


Catherine PlayStation 3 Vincent is a guy with many flimsy excuses
Catherine PlayStation 3 Title screen
Catherine PlayStation 3 Different camera angles might provide with some minimal assistance, if any
Catherine PlayStation 3 Your friends and colleagues will lend you an ear for your troubles.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Catherine: Classic" -- Windows title

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Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Splitkick Xbox 360 Aug 30, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Xbox 360 Aug 09, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesCollection PlayStation 3 Aug 09, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2012 17 out of 20 85
Meristation Windows Jan 10, 2019 8.5 out of 10 85
Noisy Pixel Windows Jan 15, 2019 8.5 out of 10 85
WCCFtech Windows Jan 10, 2019 8.5 out of 10 85
The Telegraph Windows Jan 10, 2019 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Spain) Windows Jan 11, 2019 8 out of 10 80


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  • 4Players
    • 2011 – Best Import Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #5 Best Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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