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 Abandoned station?
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows The title screen.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows What do I choose this way?
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Newspaper

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

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Oct, 2006 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 Lantern Jun, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Games ( 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
PC Games (Germany) Dec 28, 2006 70 out of 100 70 Jan 11, 2007 42 out of 100 42
A Hardy Developer's Journal Aug 23, 2010 2 out of 5 40
GameSpot Aug 24, 2006 2.6 out of 10 26


Topic # Posts Last Post
Horror-adventure at its best 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (584)
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 (5231) added Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows) on Apr 23, 2006