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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 Title Screen.
Scratches Windows Walking toward the manor.
Scratches Windows The telephone is the only connection to the rest of the world.
Scratches Windows The back of Michael's last book (I count 4 references to Lovecraft)

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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 (17555) 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
Adventure Classic Gaming Sep 08, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventurespiele Feb 03, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
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 Feb 15, 2006 80 out of 100 80
PC Powerplay Feb, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameZone Mar 03, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Games (Germany) Feb 20, 2006 63 out of 100 63


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Euro-pless at fact checking

A newspaper in the game implies that Euros are the currency being used. In 1970s Britain. The Euro currency didn't come into existence until 1999, and Britain has never used it. And, following the events of June 23rd 2016, probably never will.

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Terrence Bosky (5459) added Scratches (Windows) on Mar 03, 2006
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