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 Publisher's logo.
Scratches Windows The chapel.
Scratches Windows Michael's room
Scratches Windows Opening movie.

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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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Are you scared? Depeche Mike (17568) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Atmospheric, but clichéd and tedious plumifrons (98) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Mar 29, 2006 A 100
UHS (Universal Hint System) Mar 14, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Jul 02, 2006 16 out of 20 80 Feb 15, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Game Watcher Dec 28, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77 Jun 16, 2006 13 out of 20 65
PC Games (Germany) Feb 20, 2006 63 out of 100 63
Aventura y Cía Dec 08, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamer 2.0 Mar 05, 2006 5.4 out of 10 54
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2006 50 out of 100 50


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Terrence Bosky (5472) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006