Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Developer Release Year Platforms
Revolution 1996 GameBoy Advance, Mac, PC, Retro

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.


Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars review

5.0 stars: "An instant, hall of fame classic. Although not "perfect", we award our top score only to those games that set the highest standard for quality."

Broken Sword (Circle of Blood in the US) might sound like a fighting game at first, but is in fact an adventure gaming masterpiece.

PC Mac

#4: Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars top 20

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is #4 in the Top 20 Adventure Games of All-Time.

PC Mac Apr 2, 2004

24 May
Broken Sword: Coming soon to a theater near you
Motion picture in the works for popular adventure franchise
30 Jul
Broken Sword 1 coming to PDAs
Classic adventure game will soon be portable

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


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Product Details
Version Info

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

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.


Where To Buy

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Available at

Affiliate Links

Worldwide 1996 Virgin

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