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The Excavation Of Hob's Barrow

Cloak and Dagger Games, Wadjet Eye Games
Sep 28, 2022 - PC
Mighty

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
78 / 100
IGN Italy
9 / 10
Daily Mirror
5 / 5
Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
TechRaptor
8.5 / 10
GameSpew
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Excavation Of Hob's Barrow

Hob's Barrow is a game that refuses to leave your brain until the whole thing is untangled.

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A splendid adventure that's well paced, excellently voiced, and doesn't outstay its welcome.

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A beautiful point and click adventure that dives into the English folklore with a lovecraftian vibe. Great writing, strong emotions, smart puzzles... it works on every level.

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Not only that, but this is the definitive example I will use when it comes to smaller studios producing absolute gems. If you don't have the time to play this game, I highly recommend clearing your schedule at the earliest opportunity and digging into this masterpiece.

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A slow-burn psychological experience which taps into the tropes of folk horror with precision, and leaves a truly memorable mark on your subconscious.

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With its skilled application of a foreboding atmosphere instead of cheap jumpscares, The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is the perfect game to lead us into the spooky season. It's a well-crafted mystery that is creepy in all the right places, taking us back to a not-too-distant past of superstition. If you're in the mood for a suspenseful tale of oft-overlooked folklore and themes of grief and loss, the Excavation of Hob's Barrow gets my firm recommendation.

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The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a fantastically spooky mystery for those looking for some point and click horror with solid puzzles, but it unfortunately doesn't quite nail the ending.

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It’s not the only horror game set in the UK, but its Englishness and its historical setting is a constant boon. And while the ending is a sliver too familiar to be perfect, the journey to that point is so wonderfully chilling that, unlike its protagonist, you won’t regret digging into The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow.

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