Dark Legends surround the old abandoned Blackwood house, secluded far away in the northern wastelands. For writer Michael Arthate, this cold, solitary atmosphere is fodder for his restless imagination. But Michael soon becomes distracted by the mysteries offered up, as he follows a trail exploring and delving into the secrets of the past.
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Recomandat de Curatori

"Creates a feeling of classic horror that is rarely attained in gaming."

Ce spun criticii

“They have really pulled out all the stops with their first effort and created one classic piece of Adventure gaming. Just don't get too used to that luxury called sleep.”
100% Game of the Year – Just Adventure

“A creepy and fun title, fans of the Myst series and with a love of horror will be right at home in this game.”
83% – PC Game World

“If you're an adventure gaming veteran, especially if you like the horror / creepy / gothic-type atmosphere, then Scratches is for you. It's a solid game.”
77% – IGN

Despre acest joc

Dark Legends surround the old abandoned Blackwood house, secluded far away in the northern wastelands.

For writer Michael Arthate, this cold, solitary atmosphere is fodder for his restless imagination. But Michael soon becomes distracted by the mysteries offered up, as he follows a trail exploring and delving into the secrets of the past. As he is drawn deeper into the story, his sleep is shattered by mysterious noises, and he is plagued by nightmares that cross into reality.

Whose shadows lurk in the dark corners? Is that lonely house inhabited by restless spirits of the past or something more sinister? What is that sound that chills to the very bone...scratching?

Join Michael in a suspenseful adventure, as you explore beautiful and chilling environments. Prowl dark corners and solve puzzles leading to the solution of a tale begun with obsession, and ending with madness and murder.


Features

  • Eerie and immersive story
  • Haunting soundtrack
  • Full 360 degree panoramic viewing
  • Puzzles and challenges throughout
  • Numerous hours of gameplay
  • Explore a Victorian mansion, sinister chapel, forbidding crypt, musty rooms, greenhouse…

Director’s Cut includes:

  • An alternate ending that might be more shocking than the original
  • A new chapter: “The Last Visit” will have you back at the house 10 years after the events of the original game
  • Michael’s diary with more clues and thoughts from the main character
  • Upgraded graphics and an eerier soundtrack

Cerinţe de sistem

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 500MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 1.2 compatible with 64MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
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73 din 119 oameni (61%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.9 ore înregistrate
Postat: 6 octombrie
In this game, you play as a drunk man with glaucoma as you attempt to navigate a mansion built for an elf. Your friend Jerry calls you and hangs up after three seconds, and you are tasked with trying to collect and put together mundane objects while somber orchestral music plays. This game has a nice array of challenges, from trying to walk in a straight line to trying to interact with an item without accidentally leaving the room. Your main character has a touching backstory; due to a tragic accident he can only look in 45-degree angles and has a hard time making eye contact with the furniture. I love how the game crashes a lot, too. Really gets into your head. Five dirt stars.
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16 din 21 oameni (76%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
1.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 17 octombrie
I first watched a lets play of this game and another mansion horror game: Pineview Drive. I wanted to give Pineview Drive a negative review because it sucks and is pointless, but that would mean having to pay for it. I already owned Scratches, so lets give this game a positive review instead.

This game is great.

Honestly it's not for everyone, but seriously it's great. Unlike Pineview Drive there is an actual story with real weight to it. Everything has a reason and a consequence, and it's meangingful to a character that you learn to care about.

The game is slow, dated interface and graphics, and requires a lot of reading without voice over. That's a drawback to most people, but it's atmosphere is great and meaningful. It has a couple puzzles and very few jumpscares but they are in places that actually matter to the story and give you a memorable experience unlike a certain other game.

Scratches has a heavy story with not a whole lot of game action, definately not everyone is into that, but this game is beautifully catered to the people who are into that. Great atmosphere, very imersive, great story.
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9 din 9 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
26.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 10 octombrie
Seriously a dark and creepy game. Everybody should play this. It does have some difficult puzzles in it. But if you use common sense, you'll be able to figure most of them out.
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5 din 5 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
7.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 1 noiembrie
Very interesting game, atmospheric und beautiful artwork.

The storyline is well made with lots of corners and twists.

For point and click adventure lovers, definitely recommendable, but beware the thriller/horror setting.

No jump-scares but intense atmosphere provide the shiver down your back.

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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
6.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 19 octombrie
Interesting game. Creepy atmosphere and captivating story. I really enjoyed exploring the mansion!
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5 din 7 oameni (71%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
9.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 20 septembrie
Very atmospheric and immersive horror adventure, if you let yourself be immersed. Otherwise, you will probably just get frustrated with, sometimes, illogical puzzles and "aimless" wandering.
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2 din 2 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 13 noiembrie
Atmospheric, creepy and really beautiful.
A very good company for a rainy night.
Shut down the lights, make some tea and prepare yourself to be immersed in this big manor and its suroundings.
Unravel the mystery~!

8/10
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2 din 2 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 19 decembrie
Unfortunately this game doesn't work on my computer. I first got the extreme flickering bug, which was fixed with the help of a forum post. A warning to anyone with epilepsy, if you do decide to play this game, let someone else start the game first to make sure the screen isn't flickering excessively

My other problem with this game is that as soon as I gently move the mouse, the cursor will travel five thousand miles per hour. It makes it near impossible to navigate through the game, as only sometimes will it move at a normal pace. It also leaves me feeling quite ill as the screen keeps spinning excessively. Setting the camera options to the slowest speed didn't fix the problem either.
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1 din 1 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
1.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 17 noiembrie
have you ever walked past a old house? Did you ever stopped and thought about what ever happened in that house? If you see past the chipped paint and the decayed wood will you find something truly horrifing? that is what scratches delivers, it tell the story of a author staying at a old manor for inspiration for his books. the atmosphere is so thick that even opening a door can make your heart race. the gameplay is your standered point and click puzzle affair, nothing ground breaking but works fine with the atmosphere and story. I give Scratches-director's Cut a 9/10.
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1 din 1 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
8.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 15 decembrie
This game scared the hell out of me! An amazing game with a gripping story which makes you feel thankful that you don't have to live in a decrepit old house.
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2 din 3 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 11 noiembrie
For the people who find this game to be too difficult, here is a Will Stamper quote that might make you think:

'If you hate hard stuff, shut up and do better'.

It's not hard, you just need to do better.

Great game by the way.

Pretty damn cool.
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2 din 3 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
11.9 ore înregistrate
Postat: 22 septembrie
Psychological horror at its finest. The story is enticing and very unsettling as it unravels, and the soundtrack accompanies it brilliantly. There are a few issues, such as the strange jumps in logic regarding certain things which needs to be done, and I've consulted a walthrough a couple of times. The game is all about triggers, and can't progress without certain things having been done first. While this is a bit annoying, it's well worth it in terms of story. Another downside is the short length of it (it couldn't possibly be any longer, but I wish it was - it was done in about six-seven hours), and the fact that you can't explore more things with it being a point and click game.

That being said, the game is great, and I definitely recommend it to those who enjoy good old fashioned horror, the unsettling kind which is more than just jump scares and loud noises.
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2 din 3 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
20.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 26 august
Like playing through a horror novel, this game is absolute bliss for point and click fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNsdOR3zbpc&index=1&list=PL21B2FE7E57494E24
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3 din 5 oameni (60%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
2.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 octombrie
If I were ever to visit a house my first instinct would never be to go straight to the basement.
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3 din 5 oameni (60%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
9.4 ore înregistrate
Postat: 23 iunie
Just beat the game and wow, it was incredible. I loved the story, the music, the environment and the atmosphere it creates, I started to feel very uneasy since the second day on and I loved how the story slowly unfolds and how all the pieces slowly fit together. My only complaint is how cryptic it is to keep advancing with the plot, you are supposed to use certain items on certain objects in a way that wouldn't cross your mind and wouldn't make any sense. Had to use a walkthrough but it was well worth it.
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1 din 2 oameni (50%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
11.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 6 noiembrie
Game is very, I actually had to stop playing just to catch my barrings after this one shocking moment. The music didn't help,

In the game, you learne the creepy ♥♥♥♥ is happening because some guy stole this Mask from an African tribe that used it in rituchual killings. I still don't know all the deatails, but after takeing the mask, his life got turned upiside down, and he may have killed his wife out of insanity. Still too ealy to tell. His friend, a rationist doctor, inherited the house, and began to expirence the same case of events Mr.Blackwood went through. I found the mask that was hidden under a boarded up door behind a display case. My character wakes up in the night with no clear upjective other than a wird feeling. I decide to go check on the mask to see if that would give me a clue to the next ubjective and guess what...

It's Gone!

My cue to take a break.


It's a point and click, and one that reaquires you to tinker with stuff. If you get stuck, someone made a great walthrough that just tells you what to do without giveing anything away. Game is definatly a geme in my book. The game hasn't jump scared me yet, and it's still got me to log off out of fear. That my friend is impressive.
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4 din 8 oameni (50%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
8.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 5 iulie
Very intriguing beginning with a really cool mystery story that gets more and more interesting the more you play it. However, became frustrating near the end with having to check and recheck and triple check EVERYTHING in your inventory to make sure you didn't miss anything. With a somewhat weak, convoluted and dissatisfying ending. It's a shame because it could have been an awesome game and would've earned a solid thumbs up from me if not for the ending and the frustration that went beyond just 'difficult to figure out.' Nigh unfinishable without a guide.
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1 din 2 oameni (50%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 9 decembrie
This game is not for me. Firstly, you cannot turn the music off without muting the whole game, so if you want to hear yourself opening and closing doors and drawers, you're forced to listen to an instrumental, loud, uninteresting tune on repeat. Beware ALT-Tabbing out or your game and monitor screens (dual screens) will start to flash, forcing you to close the game down (scariest part of the game so far). I spent an hour roaming the house, looking at everything and still have no idea what I am suppose to be doing. So, he is there to write a new horror novel right? Well, you would think after an hour of looking at everything he would sit his butt down and get to it? No, he wanted to go get lost in the woods for the next hour. The house and scenery is lovely and all, but I just can't play this without being intoxicated.
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112 din 122 oameni (92%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
7.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 28 noiembrie, 2013
If I had to describe my gamer career, I would describe myself as a "horror game connoisseur." I've played everything from Resident Evil to Dead Space to Amnesia to Limbo to Condemned. Home? I've played it. Dark Fall? I've played that too. I'm telling you all this because I want you to understand what I mean when I say:

THIS IS THE SCARIEST GAME I'VE EVER PLAYED.

Yes, I know. I can hear the snorts of doubt. Scariest? Really? There's no blood, no gore, and only one body. But this was the game, above all other games, that scared the crap out of me. This was the one game that made me actually fall out of my chair screaming. This is a game that is not about cheap thrills or gore porn, it is a game that is about all of the qualities that make for great horror. Atmosphere, build-up, soundtrack, all are done great.

That said, there is one caveat I must make: USE A WALKTHROUGH WHEN PLAYING THIS GAME. Seriously, just do it. This is a game about experience over gameplay. Trust me, using a walkthrough won't make you miss anything. The horrors will be just as good with out all of the unnecessary searching. Trust me. I know this seems to run contrary to the "purity of video games" but in this one instance it works.
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25 din 29 oameni (86%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
4.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 27 noiembrie, 2013
Extremely atmospheric, which was a surprise because it's an point-and-click game. Amazing soundtrack and well made environment. Being able to look 360 degrees around you is nice. Puzzles might be frustrating at times but overall it's a nice experience.
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