Clock Tower 3 is a survival horror action adventure in which you play as Alyssa, a girl approaching her 15th birthday. She is summoned home from boarding school because of a mysterious phone call from her mother. When she arrives, her mother is gone and only a scary stranger is there to greet her. You as Alyssa must pacify the spooky denizens of the house by returning to them items of sentimental value. The game contains action elements but emphasizes exploration and features no weapons to fight enemies with.