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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 The first puzzle.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The opening FMV.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows What do I choose this way?
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Abandoned station?

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

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming May 01, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure Apr 20, 2006 A- 91
Adventure Europe Apr 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Lantern Jun, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Quandary Apr, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FOK!games Nov 07, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Adventure Island Jan 03, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Nov 22, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Game Chronicles Sep 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50
PC Powerplay Dec 20, 2006 50 out of 100 50


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