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Generally favorable reviews- based on 228 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Cat Lady contains strong adult themes and is recommended only for players over 18.

    By author Remigiusz Michalski (Harvester Games). The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day
    The Cat Lady contains strong adult themes and is recommended only for players over 18.

    By author Remigiusz Michalski (Harvester Games). The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything... This suspenseful psychological horror game features stylized artwork, a simple keyboard control method and English voice acting, plus a compelling, atmospheric 70 minute soundtrack by Micamic.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. PC Master (Greece)
    Feb 4, 2013
    92
    A rare creation, a unique study on human behavior that exposes instincts, fears, desires that most of us would not even care to admit to ourselves. [February 2013]
  2. May 6, 2013
    90
    The Cat Lady is simply one of the most beautiful horror adventure out there, something that goes beyond a videogame and yet a work of art that only a videogame could have delivered.
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    90
    As long as you're not totally put off by the art design, there's no reason to not play The Cat Lady. It is not only one of the best games of the year, it's one of the best horror adventures out there.
  4. May 16, 2013
    80
    The Cat Lady could be defined as a “non game”: it’s a beautiful, sad picture of our lives. Maybe one of the most interesting horror adventures around.
  5. Jan 22, 2014
    80
    If you seek horror, The Cat Lady may sometimes freak you out, though probably not outright scare you. But that horror is in service of a touching character portrait--a portrait that's authentically, poignantly askew.
  6. Jun 3, 2013
    80
    The Cat Lady offers a unique and deviated world and a setting full of horror and despair, although the keyboard controls and an excessive backtracking remain flaws to be reckoned with.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 5, 2013
    70
    Once or twice The Cat Lady made my heart race but the game would benefit from some more tweaking, especially when it comes to story coherence. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.63]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54
  1. Sep 12, 2013
    10
    Censor me, I don't care. This game is Play this game. If the Kings Quest series gave birth to Stephen King's baby this would be it. Dark,Censor me, I don't care. This game is Play this game. If the Kings Quest series gave birth to Stephen King's baby this would be it. Dark, disturbing, messed up in the head, and brilliant. If you're looking to be scared with loud noises and quick time events look else where, if you want to be told a truly unnerving story that will leave you thinking long after it's over, here it is. Not the kind of game that will hold your hand; it can be frustrating at times, but it never feels pointless or repetitive. If this game had AAA production values, it would be discussed as a Game of the Year candidate, without question. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2017
    10
    Best horror adventure game. Story got me really in my heart. Nice and cold game-play, very fluent story-line and in full consistency puzzles.Best horror adventure game. Story got me really in my heart. Nice and cold game-play, very fluent story-line and in full consistency puzzles. I can't see any mistakes about The Cat Lady. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2013
    10
    this was the only game that has ever made me cry.
    Absolutely beautiful, recommend for those that are looking for more that just to push a
    this was the only game that has ever made me cry.
    Absolutely beautiful, recommend for those that are looking for more that just to push a couple controls, it has a brilliant story line and really makes you think, in all ways.
    my all time favorite
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  4. GVB
    Oct 30, 2020
    9
    DIsturbing and emotional tale about disturbing and emotional... things. Very well written. A great soundtrack. Best than most horror novels. Play it.
  5. Sep 28, 2019
    9
    Сюжет, атмосфера классная, графика терпимая, игра линейна. Понравилось.
    Итог: 9.333/10
  6. Apr 25, 2017
    8
    It was good, easily an 8, though most people are scared of not giving it a 10 in case it would be considered uncool. The main problems wereIt was good, easily an 8, though most people are scared of not giving it a 10 in case it would be considered uncool. The main problems were the graphics and gameplay/difficulty's simplicity; graphics were extremely basic, including the very simplistic animations, while the gameplay was too simple and easy; it was hard enough to be considered a game but it was relatively easy and simplistic.

    However, the game in overall was fantastic, or at least much better than 95% of what's out there. The atmosphere of horror it tried to produce was fantastically done, the characters too real, and the story almost perfect (it did not make sense in some cases but that can be forgiven since it was the point that it was kinda psychotic to begin with).

    All in all, all adventure fans will love it, but be warned it's scary.
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  7. Jun 5, 2020
    0
    A game full of losers who doesn't have anything better to do than killing one another...Everyone is depressed ,life is a pain in the ass ,notA game full of losers who doesn't have anything better to do than killing one another...Everyone is depressed ,life is a pain in the ass ,not worth living...that is the lesson...This game will try its best to depress you as much as it can with people who lost their human spark...They are just counting the days to stop breathing ,or better makes others stop breathing because they are so miserable...But guess what ? Someone would make a profit out of that and smile all the way to the bank using the misery of other people...He knows that are many miserable human beings in the world who would be identified with those characters which will make him a fortune...He doesn't even bother to give a support of a mouse or a Gamepad since he is determined so much to depress you....Just see the score of this worthless game...The only pleasant shred of human behavior is The Cat Lady voice which could easily make anyone fall asleep and never wakes up...So I am glad it is all over and behind me and smiling back at the gift of life...Now I want a date with the woman who made the voice of the cat lady...I could listen to her all day and all NIGHT....
    My tip for this game : If you enjoy life looking for fun stay clear....
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