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Black Circle is the sixth Carol Reed game. Like the previous titles in the Carol Reed series, the game is a point and click adventure set in Norrköping, Sweden. It's created with real photographs with a watercolour effect. Carol is a British girl but she lives in Sweden, where she has taken over a detective agency. In Black Circle, Carol is contacted by her neighbour Oscar, who is a retired doctor. On one of his morning walks he discovers a body, but when he goes home to call the police the body disappears and the police don't believe him. He asks Carol to help him find out what happened. Carol travels around town, finding clues, talking to people and solving puzzles.

Each photograph is a node and can be exited using arrows on the screen. Several nodes form a location. Travelling from location to location is accomplished by the use of a map. The notebook gives access to an in-game hint system. The game is fully voiced (in English) and has optional subtitles.


Black Circle Windows Oscar is calling
Black Circle Windows Carol's boyfriend, Jonas
Black Circle Windows Optional Tutorial
Black Circle Windows A new location is available

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Alternate Titles

  • "Круг Тьмы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Carol Reed 6" -- common title

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Just Adventure Jan 29, 2010 A- 91
GameBoomers Dec, 2009 A- 91
Adventure Island 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Adventure Gamers Jan 25, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZebo Feb 20, 2010 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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PolloDiablo (16870) added Black Circle (Windows) on Sep 21, 2010
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