As summer arrives, English private detective Carol Reed is asked by a neighbour to look into the discovery of a dead body that mysteriously disappears. Carol must discover scattered clues and interview suspects and helpful residents to get to the bottom of this stranger's death.
What starts as a routine investigation quickly becomes something more as Carol uncovers broken alliances and a cult long thought to be inactive.
Join Carol as she journeys through the beautiful city of Norrkoping, Sweden, as well as in homes, businesses, and abandoned buildings, all in search of answers.
Black Circle is about the only adventure game I know of that makes such an extensive use of real, photographed scenes to fit everything together. The private detective and the ensuing mystery is all very interesting, but the idea that one could actually visit the places pictured in the game is what I found to be quite cool. This is your standard point and click title, and controls are laid out as such - those who are fans of the genre will easily step into this one, and newcomers will find it an easy game to get into as well. The soundtrack is nice, and a little different from the mostly non-instrumental stuff I'm used to hearing in similar games - it suits Black Circle very well. Definitely a good, solid distraction from the real world, and a nice game to look at as well. Recommended.
In Black Circle, you play a detective, Carol Reed, who is asked to investigate a murder. It is a very good point and click with a beautiful atmosphere in the game, as the graphics are amazing and bring the game to life wonderfully. It is very interesting and I got stuck several times while playing the game, but I soon worked out what to do next. Brilliant game and worth getting, if only for the amazing look of the game.
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