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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: Behind every shadow lie your darkest fears... Alyssa Hamilton is an ordinary girl with ordinary dreams who is about to discover a side of herself that she never knew she possessed. Only she has the power to destroy the evil that threatens to plunge the world into darkness. Her destiny is toBehind every shadow lie your darkest fears... Alyssa Hamilton is an ordinary girl with ordinary dreams who is about to discover a side of herself that she never knew she possessed. Only she has the power to destroy the evil that threatens to plunge the world into darkness. Her destiny is to end the brutal crusade of the Evil Servants, foul spirits who thrive on the trapped life force of their murdered victim's souls. To save herself and these tortured innocents, Alyssa must unlock the mysteries surrounding the death of each soul. However, the legions of the dark world won't succumb easily. Alyssa must summon the sacred weapons necessary to banish these demonic creatures to the nightmare realms that spawned them before the clock tower strikes midnight. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. The graphic violence is shocking. The story is captivating and the disturbing scenes are sure to make even hardcore gamers a little queasy.
  2. It utterly breaks the subdued mold of the series.
  3. A relatively short but enjoyable game that has its share of rough areas here and there, but do not let that keep you away from a game that is a ghastly good time.
  4. A good attempt to innovate the survival horror genre that doesn't deliver nearly enough depth to wholly satisfy. [May 2003, p.33]
  5. While the game starts off on the right foot with a dark tale of schoolgirls, slaughter, and restless spirits, it immediately trips over the other foot with a range of directorial issues an overall lack of focus.
  6. The wonderfully directed cut scenes from Kinji Fukasaku combined with the decent plot without doubt give players plenty of incentive to keep plugging away, but despite the obvious quality on display the real meat of the game seems to lack that something extra to demand a glowing recommendation.
  7. Clock Tower 3 is never scary: rather it's unwitting proof of the banality of evil. [June 2003, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    10
    With a captivating story, gameplay, and well thought out races/enemies, Clock Tower 3 offer what I would call a hard to put down game, in myWith a captivating story, gameplay, and well thought out races/enemies, Clock Tower 3 offer what I would call a hard to put down game, in my experience this game gave me much enjoyment and scares that most horror games offer little, their are good horror games but this one took the cake. Expand
  2. Mr.Python
    May 19, 2003
    10
    Yo if anybody loves this game as much as i do email me at bgall66@earthlink.net! THIS GAME IS AWSOME! I THOUGHT GTA WAS GOOD UNTIL I PLAYED THIS!
  3. GamesMaster
    Jul 15, 2003
    10
    I have it and basically no words can describe what I see and play. All the bosses are original and beutifully detailed. so I rate this 10 out of 10.
  4. ZachH.
    Aug 5, 2005
    8
    I thought the game was freakin awesome. The Cutscenes were incredibly well designed and this is the only game that ever made me jump and turn I thought the game was freakin awesome. The Cutscenes were incredibly well designed and this is the only game that ever made me jump and turn off the system. All these people are like its stupid to watch lil kids get killed, but does this mean its ok to watch adults get killed? I think of it as the same thing. The whole game from beginning to end leaves your heart pumping. I gave it an 8 though because I couldn't finish this game without a strategy guide, id rather not be lost while a 10 foot monster with a sledgehammer is chasing me around. Plus the British girl in the skirt was damn hot lol, well i thought so anyway. Bottom Line: The whole game is awesome except for the fact the game is so damn confusing, and sometimes u dont know where u r going. Expand
  5. etown
    Jun 5, 2006
    8
    Hey dave, there have been far worse cases IN REALITY than that of being described of in this game. and happened long before the game as well.Hey dave, there have been far worse cases IN REALITY than that of being described of in this game. and happened long before the game as well. and if you dont know any, just seach Serial Killers in the United states. yeah thats right, good ol' US of A. for shit sakes man, its just an animated video game, for all the homocidal maniacs that have been from the states... i'd be worried more about who my neighbor is that some animated cut scenes. its just make believe... to get your nerves going and to get people , like you, all worked up.
    clock tower rules
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  6. RayF.
    Aug 7, 2003
    7
    A decent enough game but too much running away from the stalkers makes the game a big pain in the buttcheeks and it is a tad on the short side.
  7. Rick
    Aug 10, 2003
    0
    This game is one of the most highly inappropriate games I have ever played. The game developers and KINJI FUKASAKU should be ashamed to make This game is one of the most highly inappropriate games I have ever played. The game developers and KINJI FUKASAKU should be ashamed to make such(can't find a better word) SICK game...I was appalled to see a little(age6 or 7) year old girl get smashed in the face by some grotesque freak 15 minutes in the game... Ok, I am well old enough to buy M rated games, but what about the kids that actually buy this sick Japanese game... Maybe its ok in japan to see a little girl brutally killed, but over in these post 9/11 times its highly disturbing....This game should have clearly have had a rating off A(adult).... Even big budge Hollywood movies don't show the suffer-cation of little children to that extent, it doesn't make it right that this is a just a game....It comes of as sick and almost perverted to see such a sight in a game, Maybe Kinji Fukasaku likes to animate and create such graphic scenes(they actually sat down and thought this up and created it), but over here in America, we don't want Capcom's(Fukasaku) disgusting garbage..... Expand

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