Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars DOS front cover
Play it online!

    Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

    The first game in the Broken Sword franchise — also known as Circle of Blood — is a point and click adventure game. A Director’s Cut with new content has been released on the Wii, DS and iPhone.

    Play it online!
    • 20 votes

    Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Circle of Blood in the US) is the first in the series of adventure games by Revolution Software. It is a third-person puzzle-solving point-and-click adventure game with 2D cartoon-like graphics. Play Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars online!

    Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars game description

    The player moves the character around using the mouse, examines the environment, talks to other people and collects items stored in an inventory. These items need to be used or combined with other items to solve puzzles. George gets help from Nicole Collard, a French journalist. The story is divided into eleven chapters and takes place in locations such as Paris, Ireland, Syria, and others.

    George Stobbart is an American tourist spending his autumn vacation in Paris. He barely escapes a bombing of a café and decides to investigate the clues left behind by the killer. This eventually leads him to a mystery dating back to the legend of the Knights Templar.


    The Shadow of the Templars is set in different locations around Europe:

    Paris – The capital of France is where the story begins, and is the city which the game is centered around. George returns here numerous times throughout the game to meet Nico Collard, as well as for the introduction of new locations such as Montfaucon, The Hagenmeyer Clinic and an excavation at Site de Baphomet.

    Ireland – George visits a traditional Irish pub and hears of a murder which took place right outside. He also explores a ruined castle, cleverly avoiding an angry goat.

    Syria – George visits the town of Marib in Syria after finding an empty matchbook from a hotel room in Paris which reads ‘Club Alamut’, an exclusive club in Marib. Georges main task in Marib is to find a way to get to a landmark called the Bull’s Head.

    Spain – Here George visits a Spanish villa whose owner is a wealthy old woman, in the hope he can find out more about the woman’s ancestors, who are thought to have been part of the Knights Templar. George also returns here later in the game to unveil the truth of the Templar to the old woman.

    Scotland – Nico and George travel by train to Scotland where they discover an old church in Bannokburn. It is here that the mystery is tied up once and for all.

    Play Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars online

    You can play Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars online here, in web browser for free!

    Most played DOS games games

    See more
    Have a cookie

    We uses cookies to personalize content and ads to make our site easier for you to use. We do also share that information with third parties for advertising & analytics.