GOG releases: “Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle” and “Barrow Hill: The Dark Path”

Shadow Tor Studios‘ supernatural first-person adventure games Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle and Barrow Hill: The Dark Path have slowly crept on the GOG store.

A short while back I already covered Dark Fall: Ghost Vigil (see my GOG release news), which made effective use of found footage video material and more traditional first-person puzzle solving. By using modern technology, investigating paranormal activities is again what binds both Barrow Hill titles together.

Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle from 2006 delivers plenty of chills that play with one’s mind if one doesn’t have a problem to read lots of text and stumble around in the woods late at night. Set in Cornwall, the story is about an ancient burial mound called Barrow Hill where archaeologist Conrad Morse seems to have found out the origins of the stones and then mysteriously disappeared. Now it’s up to the player to investigate in only one night and learn more about the myths surrounding the local area, using both surveillance cameras and archaeological tools to unearth the truth.

Barrow Hill: The Dark Path is set 10 years after the first game (and was also released in 2016), and the Celtic stones forming an old druid circle again prove troublesome to locals who are talking about rituals and even devil worship. Together with amateur late-night DJ Emma Harry, one explores the woods at night, although watching other videos shot by day additionally help to understand what’s been going on in these parts of Cornwall. Anyone who has a love for low-budget The Blair Witch Project found footage horror will definitely like this one even more.

Both Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle and Barrow Hill: The Dark Path are now available on GOG with 50% individual or 75% combo launch discounts until April 15, 2020, at 1 PM UTC.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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