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Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows)

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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 title screen.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows No time to rest & barbecue
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Creaking swing
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Someone's left a journal.

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

Just Adventure Apr 20, 2006 A- 91
Adventure Lantern Jun, 2006 84 out of 100 84
IGN Aug 28, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Quandary Apr, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 12, 2006 74 out of 100 74
UHS (Universal Hint System) Oct 03, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Fragland.net Oct 26, 2006 65 out of 100 65
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 54 out of 100 54
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 18, 2006 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2006 34 out of 100 34

Forums

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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 (5237) added Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows) on Apr 23, 2006