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Things haven't been easy for Michael Overton and his wife Allison. The young couple has experienced a terrible tragedy - the death of their daughter in a car accident. While Michael seems to deal with the shock better, Allison has gradually descended into a delusional state, unable to accept reality and function normally as an adult. Dr. Turner, a psychologist, suggests the Overtons hire a live-in nurse for Allison, and recommends a young woman named Katherine Randolph. However, new dark tensions start arising shortly after the nurse moves in.

Tender Loving Care is an interactive movie with limited adventure-like gameplay segments. The game is divided into chapters, each consisting of four parts. The first part consists of a non-interactive story episode presented as a short live action film. Afterwards, the player is asked several questions by Dr. Turner concerning his understanding of the events he just witnessed. The third part involves first-person exploration of still graphical images representing various locations in the house. There are no puzzles or other challenges during that phase, but the player may uncover diaries or other items that shed more light on the story. Finally, the fourth part consists of taking a Thematic Apperception Test: the player is shown various images accompanied by questions and a list of answers, and is given a psychological profile depending on his choices. The story that develops through the movie portions may also be affected by the player's answers.


Tender Loving Care Windows (H) Return to step (A) and repeat. A different set of answers next time you play and she'll appear topless in this scene (CD version)
Tender Loving Care Windows (F) Use the hot spots to pry into the character's personal business (CD version)
Tender Loving Care Windows (G) When you are done being nosy, take a Thematic Apperception Test... (CD version)
Tender Loving Care Windows (B) Dr. Turner quizzes you on your interpretation of what you just witnessed (CD version)

Promo Images

Tender Loving Care Screenshot
Tender Loving Care Screenshot
Tender Loving Care Screenshot
Tender Loving Care Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "TLC" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Die Versuchung" -- German title

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User Reviews

Movie and game? Not much of either, actually Unicorn Lynx (181697) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Need any more reason why FMV gaming died a horrible, flaming death? Vance (101) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jul, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Captain Jun 05, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Just Adventure 1999 B+ 83
Adventure Corner Feb 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 79 out of 100 79
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Electric Games 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Revolution Apr 01, 1999 D+ 33
PC Joker Jun, 1998 27 out of 100 27


Topic # Posts Last Post
Regarding the "DVD Video Version" 3 firefang9212 (56298)
Jan 19, 2018
RIP John Hurt! 1 Pseudo_Intellectual (61234)
Jan 30, 2017


DVD player version

Tender Loving Care was available in a special DVD edition made for playing on standard DVD video players via your remote controller. This version was usually sold on music and video stores.


  • ICDIA and IDMA Awards
    • November 15, 1997 - Gold Award (DVD category)
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1999 - The Sigmund Freund Memorial Award
Information also contributed by Jeanne
MAT (194942) added Tender Loving Care (Windows) on May 04, 2000
Other platforms contributed by MrMamen (10975) and firefang9212 (56298)