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Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle

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Somewhere deep within the woods of Cornwall, a timeless force is stirring. Unseen beneath the ancient burial mound, known locally as Barrow Hill, a forgotten myth awakens. Following in the footsteps of the wellknown archaeologist, Conrad Morse, you will discover that the barrow is more than just a collection of forgotten standing stones& Experience the detailed and immersive storyline yourself, in this great point-and-click adventure.

The eerie Cornish landscape is brought to life like never before. Arriving during the Autumn Equinox you have one night to unravel a sinister story. Explore the well trodden pathways across the land, seek clues in almost forgotten shrines and experience the ancient forces which exist in the standing stone monument known as Barrow Hill.

Ancient Celtic Monuments: Standing stones are, perhaps, the most mysterious wonders of the ancient world. There are still no satisfactory explanations as to what they are, how they were built, and who constructed them. A detailed, and spellbinding, story is woven through the very fabric of Barrow Hill, offering possible explanations, further mysteries and a chance to get beneath the surface of archaeology like no other game before it.

Dig deeper: Use real archaeological techniques, and practice, to unearth forgotten artefacts and delve into the Celtic legends which haunt the green lanes of the hill. Cornwall boasts itself as the home of many sorcerers, ancient kings and mythological characters. From the piskie folk of the hedgerows and clifftops to the beasts of Bodmin Moor. There isn't a corner of England's most western county that isn't rich in folklore, magic and danger!

  • Discover a world of puzzles, archaeology and ancient rituals
  • Use gadgets to locate clues and communicate with other characters
  • Haunting soundtrack of creepy music and spine-chilling sound effects
  • Explore wonderfully spooky locations
  • Use CCTV to uncover clues
  • What has happened to Conrad Morse?
  • This is the digital re-release of the game at Barrow Hill's 10 year anniversary ! PS: Don't forget to check out Barrow Hill:The Dark Path, the new instalment.
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Shadow Tor Studios
Iceberg Interactive, Shadow Tor Studios
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB DX 9.0c compliant video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
  • Additional Notes: Runs in 800*600
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB DX 9.0c compliant video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
  • Additional Notes: Runs in 800*600
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Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
It's been a long time since I wanted to play this game, so I was thrilled to finally find it on steam... Well I have not been disappointed! It's a point'n click as I like them, very "atmospheric". I simply regretted that it was not longer. It's a bit of a mix between dark fall and Rhiannon, so if you liked these games, chances are you liked this one!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game was Fun! (Even if the Opponent is more likely to smile ... A Stone that wanders around! That was kind of funny. :D ...) It is important to buy a Notepad, because no Info you find is saved. But the Puzzles are fair and the Knob makes mMn. So especially fun. I particularly liked the (fictional) references to Celtic Culture, pagan Customs, the Setting in the middle of Cornwall and the Story. And of course the Source House-I would have liked to stay there much longer. Not so good: A "silent" Main character, which seems uninvolved.
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Barrow Hill, a Top-class Adventure! Inventory with Overview? Nope items that disappear into the Inventory when they no longer have any Benefit? Nope A Notebook? Nope!!! It's been several years old, has no Comfort Zones for pampered kids and is Bockheavy If you're not used To it! 8 h with a little Help, because I didn't understand the Plant mixing, which is explained, but stands very hidden between the Lines if you don't know where it stands! 8h, which I kept switching back and forth between locations, looking for Hinweuise, studying Texts and scribbling me a Side of Info so I didn't have to run back again and again for door codes and Phone Numbers. Story: It's a mystical story that lies down to Celtic (if I'm not mistaken) Mythology (whether real or entirely fictional, I haven't looked at now either) that is slow to develop. It's about Archaeology, more would reveal too much as it revolves around just a few Corner points. Gameplay: It is an Adventure that is played from an issue perspective with a rigid Camera, you can only ever rotate around 90 ° and up and down you can only see selected ones when the Mouse changes. Combination in the Inventory does not exist and the Number of Items is manageable, there is a lot played through Texts or Dialogues. Sound: Good, but according to Age! It's no longer the best, like today'S Mixes! Characters: There are only 2 more to interact with, with the 2nd Person communicating only over the Radio, Mobile phone or the like. Graphic: Also aged, but still appealing! But You shouldn't expect HD quality;) Verdict: For old school fans, a Recommendation! The 8 Euros are worth it! For modern Players rather less or only in the Sale!
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