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Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows)

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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 No time to rest & barbecue
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The opening FMV.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Making my way by foot to the motel.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The Petrol Pump attendant isn't much help.

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

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The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming May 01, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Worth Playing Aug 31, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Couch Aug 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Europe Apr 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Absolute Games ( Jul 12, 2006 74 out of 100 74
Adventure-Treff May 01, 2006 71 out of 100 71
UHS (Universal Hint System) Oct 03, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Oct 26, 2006 65 out of 100 65
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 54 out of 100 54
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2006 34 out of 100 34


Topic # Posts Last Post
Horror-adventure at its best 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
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 (5232) added Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows) on Apr 23, 2006