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Average Player Score Based on 613 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 613 ratings
  1. 10 (102)
  2. 9 (96)
  3. 8 (163)
  4. 7 (78)
  5. 6 (47)
  6. 5 (47)
  7. 4 (22)
  8. 3 (17)
  9. 2 (21)
  10. 1 (20)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:7.5

    GameSpot lies to you.

    Honestly, never come to Gamespot expecting a nice, unbiased review of an adventure game. It seems that they won't put a good word in for anything unless you carry a gun in it. Scratches is a perfectly good game, if you d... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Scratches

  • Rating:6

    Still scratching my head!

    What I like about "Scratches", this typical horror adventure game, is the creepy atmosphere which makes it so mysterious and gives me this feeling that there's something unusual going on. It makes me eager to find out w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    The fumbling about in dim light game

    Scratches is a first person point an clicker game, in which you take on the role of a (rather famous) horror writer named Michael Arthate. Apparently Michael has some problems getting started with his next novel, so he d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Scratches

    I enjoyed this game a great deal, which surprised me. I normally am not able to get into games of this genre but the lonely atmosphere really sends a creepy feeling down your spine. The puzzles are quite challenging ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    An absolutely astonishing point & click horror game that will probably scare the living hell out of you.

    I remember being interested on this game ever since I saw someone mention it on a scary game thread, after that it took me around 4 years to finally buy it (Thanks GOG!) and all I can say is that it blew me away. The ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    There are only 3 first person adventure games better than this and they are Myst, Riven and Myst exile.

    Gamespot 3.9?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Scratches is without doubt one of the best first person adventure games ever made. If your an intellig... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Haunting.

    Whenever a game advertises itself as a spine-chilling horror, most of the time one just has to laugh. Scratches boasts itself as such a game, but with minimal production values and low resolution graphics (which are just... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Another GameSpot's underrated pearl

    Honestly, I never judged the games based on GameSpot's scores, because so many many of them are underrated. Scratches takes players into the old Victorian mansion in October '76 where our horror writer protagonist, Mi... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Not fast enough, too linear, no excitement.....

    This game should've been amazing but just didn't quite make it for me. The thing about horror adventures is they have to grip you and have you on the edge of your seat, this one just didn't do that for me, it was way ... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The isolation makes the imagination running wild, incredible atmosphere, you don't know what to expect.

    First of all I must say that watching the trailer does a lot of consternation, it made me concentrate on the basement and accumulated all my anxiety in this one particular area. Because of it I felt quite safe in the who... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Eger sukunet sizi sikmazsa siz de cok seveceksiniz...

    Scratches benim için gerçekten çok ayri yerde duran bir oyun. Bu oyunda öyle dehset grafikler, olaganüstü ses efektleri ya da günlerce süren bir oynanabilirlik süresi yok. Zaten proje olarak bakilacak olursa da bu tür bi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful