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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 menu screen.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Creaking swing
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle Windows Making my way by foot to the motel.
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

User Reviews

Mentally challenging and extremely scary Ancient1 (3) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Aug 31, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
GameBoomers 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
Adventure Island Jan 03, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Absolute Games ( Jul 12, 2006 74 out of 100 74 Oct 31, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 54 out of 100 54 (UK) Nov 18, 2006 5 out of 10 50


Topic # Posts Last Post
Horror-adventure at its best 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
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 (5224) added Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (Windows) on Apr 23, 2006