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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 Follow the sheep.
Catherine PlayStation 3 You can only check some sensitive emails when nobody is looking.
Catherine PlayStation 3 You can exchange climbing techniques with other sheep.
Catherine PlayStation 3 You can move several blocks at once.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Catherine: Classic" -- Windows title

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Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Windows Jan 10, 2019 86 out of 100 86 PlayStation 3 Feb 06, 2012 17 out of 20 85 PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor International Windows Jan 10, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Retro Gamer Windows Feb 21, 2019 80 out of 100 80
Gamereactor (Spain) Windows Jan 11, 2019 8 out of 10 80 Windows Jan 25, 2019 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars 76
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Jul 28, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Jul 28, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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