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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: 40 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52
  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. Apr 11, 2016
    9
    The Cat Lady is a game that probably requires a warning sign: don't play when severely depressed. This is a game with sad story but it ends onThe Cat Lady is a game that probably requires a warning sign: don't play when severely depressed. This is a game with sad story but it ends on a positive note(at least it did with me). Just take the protagonist. When you start the game she has just failed to commit suicide and is in hospital. But perhaps failed is not the right word, perhaps she actually succeeded...

    The game has a dark theme. This is the tale of someone who believes her life to be a failure and decided to end it. The overall colors are black, grey or a sharply contrasting white. What other colors there are are subdued. Except for red.You know blood red. The story is told with colors and the music supports the overall mood. It's a dark theme certainly, but often very beautiful done. Not realistic mind you, but made to visualize the emotion that the protagonist undergoes and thus communicating this to you as the player.

    As a game it is probably not a very challenging for experienced players. I can't tell as a seldom play such games. My main reason to play it was because it was cheap on steam and the art intrigued me. That the story was actually captivating was a bonus.

    I think that you choose this game for the story and art more than for the challenge it offers as a game.. Perhaps it would be better to say that this is a guided story.Games that matter because of the story and not so much because of the gameplay.
    Some like that, others don't care for it.
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  5. Nov 16, 2013
    9
    Note: My real vote should be 8.7/10 but Metacritic doesn't permit that, so I give a "9".

    The Cat Lady is an opaque and rough diamond that
    Note: My real vote should be 8.7/10 but Metacritic doesn't permit that, so I give a "9".

    The Cat Lady is an opaque and rough diamond that shines with sick colors. You'll love the introspection and the mature story. Easily one of the best adventure games of the last years. VIRTUALINN.IT
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  6. Oct 25, 2016
    8
    I didn't feel very attracted at first, but in the long run the story proved to be compelling. As a puzzle game it is not very hard. I wishI didn't feel very attracted at first, but in the long run the story proved to be compelling. As a puzzle game it is not very hard. I wish the main character graphics were more detailed. Expand
  7. May 24, 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...But what do you know ? Someone would make a profit out of that and smile all the way to the bank using the misery of other people...The only pleasant shred of human behavior is The Cat Lady voice which could easily make anyone fall asleep without any problem...So I am glad it is all over and behind me...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.... Expand

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