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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.


Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The menu screen.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Creaking swing
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Abandoned station?
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows No time to rest & barbecue

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

GameBoomers 2006 A- 91
Just Adventure Apr 20, 2006 A- 91
Adventure Island Jan 03, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75 Oct 31, 2006 13 out of 20 65 Oct 26, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Imperium Gier Nov 29, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action Dec 20, 2006 55 out of 100 55
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 54 out of 100 54
Game Chronicles Sep 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50 Jan 11, 2007 42 out of 100 42


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 (5222) added Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows) on Apr 23, 2006