Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Narrative
71
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Description

Archaeology meets adventure in this game set in the desolate Cornish landscape. A dig at Barrow Hill is timed with the Autumnal Equinox, but is it wise to disturb this ancient burial place during an important pagan holiday?

Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle is a first-person adventure game that combines accurate archaeological exploration with adventure puzzles. The main character must uncover the mystery of Barrow Hill and learn its connection to a string of disappearances in the area, but doing so means facing what lies beneath the mound.

Screenshots

Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The menu screen.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Abandoned station?
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The Petrol Pump attendant isn't much help.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The opening FMV.

Alternate Titles

  • "Barrow Hill: Проклятие Древнего Кургана" -- Russian spelling
  • "Barrow Hill: Le Cercle Maudit" -- French title
  • "Barrow Hill: Klątwa Kamiennego Kręgu" -- Polish title
  • "Barrow Hill: Der Fluch der Kelten" -- German title
  • "Barrow Hill" -- UK title

User Reviews

Mentally challenging and extremely scary Ancient1 (3) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Oct, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Over Online Sep 21, 2006 82 out of 100 82
FOK!games Nov 07, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 12, 2006 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Dec 28, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Adventure Corner Jan 30, 2007 68 out of 100 68
JeuxVideoPC.com Oct 31, 2006 13 out of 20 65
PC Action Dec 20, 2006 55 out of 100 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 18, 2006 5 out of 10 50
PC Powerplay Dec 20, 2006 50 out of 100 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Horror-adventure at its best 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
Jul 25, 2007

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Related Web Sites

  • Barrow Hill (Official game website (US version))
  • Barrow Hill (Lighthouse Interactive's product page)
  • Barrow Hill Hint File (Arranged in question and answer format, this is the UHS file which can be viewed online or downloaded for use with the UHS Reader software.)
  • Official English Site (Screenshots, Making of, the real Barrow Hill, downloads, reviews and much more)
  • Zarf's Mini-Review (A mini-review of Curse of the Ancient Circle by Andrew Plotkin (September, 2007).)
Terrence Bosky (5224) added Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows) on Apr 23, 2006