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!
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle © 2006 Shadow Tor Studios. Developed by Shadow Tor Studios. Licensed exclusively worldwide to and published by Iceberg Interactive B.V. All brands, product names, and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Made in the UK.
Barrow Hill Curse of the Ancient Circle is a point and click adventure game with some horror elements that is set during an equinox. You move around by clicking the sides of your screen to turn or near the middle to walk forward, clicking on an area you can examine will give you a closer view and things you can pick up or interact with will cause the mouse icon to change to a hand icon. The controls can be awkward because you always have to move the mouse to the far left or right to turn or move instead of just clicking the logical area of the screen and sometimes you will be able to interact with and pick up objects that your mouse isn't even close to. There are puzzles that tend to be quite poor and sometimes don't even make sense, one of the first things you can do is put together a postcard where the pieces become actual puzzle pieces, even though their are multiple other postcards right next to it. Horror elements amount to bad jump scares. Graphics are poor and the environments not very detailed, character models make weird movements and their voice acting is poor and can be difficult to hear. The game was recently just released as a digital version after ten year, it does have some annoying features on Steam, such as changing the resolution if you try to minimize the game and not closing properly unless I shut down Steam entirely. There are better point and click games available on here, even the hidden objects games that most people ignore are of much higher quality.
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