Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

An explosion in a quiet cafe in Paris puts an end to American George Stobbart's vacation. After his encounter with the French police and a bold journalist named Nico Collard, George will find himself (with Nico's help) investigating the mystery of the explosion and the conspiracy behind it all.

Also known as Circle of Blood. Released on Game Boy Advance in 2002 by bam! Entertainment.

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Posted by Kelop on Jul 3, 2014

Superb adventure with beautiful setting

SETTING The main strength of this game are the locations where it takes place. The variation of places to explore and their climate and artistic presentation are exceptional and the player doesn't get bored of the locations before it's time to... Read the review »

Posted by MrChapeau on Mar 25, 2014

Very good game

This game is good. Occasionally it even reaches in to 'great.' The puzzles are well done, there are some investigative aspects to it, and it is generally interesting. It does not reach the level of inductive reasoning puzzles, but that is more... Read the review »

Posted by btague on Jan 13, 2013

Best Adventure Game Ever

I've played this game through over 100 times and still want to keep pulling it out more and more. My most treasured game ever. It is such a breathtaking display of graphics, dialogue, strong characters and character development and the best... Read the review »

Game Information

Platform GameBoy Advance, Mac, PC, Retro
Perspective Third-Person
Control Point-and-click
Gameplay Investigative, Quest
Genre Drama, Mystery
Theme -
Graphic Style Comic cartoon
Presentation -
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags Game-over events
Media CD

Product Details

System Requirements
486 66 MHz Pentium or above processor
4X CD-ROM drive
VESA 2.0 compatible SVGA graphics card
Soundblaster compatible soundcards
Known Issues
Is now supported by the ScummVM emulator.