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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 Petrol Pump attendant isn't much help.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows No time to rest & barbecue
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Abandoned station?
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows What do I choose this way?

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

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The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Oct, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Couch Aug 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Adventurearchiv May 29, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Gamers May 21, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FOK!games Nov 07, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Game Captain Nov 22, 2006 72 out of 100 72 Oct 31, 2006 13 out of 20 65
PC Powerplay Dec 20, 2006 50 out of 100 50
A Hardy Developer's Journal Aug 23, 2010 2 out of 5 40
GameSpot Aug 24, 2006 2.6 out of 10 26


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Horror-adventure at its best 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588)
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