Discover dark secrets in this chilling point and click adventure as you encounter an ancient evil lurking in the walls of the home that holds a terrible connection to a timeless struggle between man and magic.
User reviews: Mixed (29 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 6, 2008
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Recommended By Curators

"A strange, dreamlike adventure game about mythology and mystery. Pretty underrated."

Reviews

“...it’s a joy to play — and experience.”
75% – GameZone

“Welsh spooks, ancient myths, and subtle scares abound in this stylish point-and-click adventure.”
75% – GameSpot

“It's the perfect title for people who dig history, mystery and the paranormal, not to mention people who like to think when they game.”
75% – IGN

Digital Deluxe Edition

Premium version of Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches includes these added features:

  • In-game tutorial
  • Interactive Map
  • In-game hint system
  • Improved navigation

About This Game

Rhiannon is hearing noises and seeing things she can’t explain. Living in her family’s remote farmstead miles from friends and neighbours and having ambitious, busy parents, Rhiannon is alone. Her parents believe her stories to be an overactive imagination and teenage angst. So the Sullivan’s decide to take their daughter away for a break and have asked you to look after their home.

The moment you enter, you suspect that something is not right. Rhiannon’s stories are true and the farmstead is engulfed in supernatural happenings as an ancient myth spills over into reality.

Discover dark secrets in this chilling point and click adventure as you encounter an ancient evil lurking in the walls of the home that holds a terrible connection to a timeless struggle between man and magic.

  • Set in present day, the plot draws from ancient Welsh myths and legends
  • Explore the eerie Welsh farmstead, from the imposing house, to its extensive grounds and buildings
  • First-person point-and-click with approximately 20 to 30 hours of largely non-linear gameplay
  • Involved multi-threaded plot
  • Features classic themes such as: magic, paranormal phenomena, and technological gadgets
  • Interact with a comprehensive inventory of nearly 200 items
  • Engaging and unusual challenges, mostly plot and inventory driven
  • A haunting musical score will send chills up your spine
  • Solid chapter structure to the compelling and ultimately uplifting story

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Intel® Pentium® 3 or AMD® Athlon® processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
If you like point and click adventure type games, this should keep you busy for a while.

I think I got this game very cheap from a bundle somewhere, and I just recently tried it out. I've played about an hour, and so far, the game seems like it will be a good one. I can tell already that this game is likely to be pretty creepy, so keep in mind that it might be scary. So far, there has been no vulgar language or objectable content, other than some creepiness. As with most point and click adventures, the graphics are pretty good, and you navigate through the world by navigating through a series of pre-rendered images. For the most part, you can look every which way and interact with many things you come in contact with. Surely, there are lots of logic based puzzles. I arrived at the house where I'm supposed to be house-sitting. I found the hidden key to gain entrance. Found a couple notes, heard a few answering machine messages, discovered that the cat needs to be fed. The cat left a dead mouse near its food bowl, so I fed it. What to do with the dead mouse...? As would any logical person, I went to the bathroom and flushed it down the toilet. There seems to be a lot to explore in this game. So far, so good!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Words are not enough to express my dislike of this game - glitches that cause part of the menu to poof for good; events that seem to undo themselves because you did something out of order... the simple fact that you can do some things out of order is annoying because there are so many you can just not do until the game deems it time. If the item I want is right in front of me, just let me grab it. There were some okay puzzles, but a lot of them were random as heck and nonintuitive or just plain made no sense at all. The story left a lot to be desired as well, and what little you get simply comes from far too much reading, so by the time you get to story text that would be interesting, you are just so tired of filler text that you don't care enough to read it. Navigating in this game was also a major pain and some areas were awkard and could not be reached unless you moved in a certain way that made no sense. The ending was a let down that had me going "huh, is that it?" The girl magically comes back off-screen after putting a cloud of smoke in the ground... yeah okay where was she, what happened to her really? We hear nothing about where she was all this time? Well.... let's just cover that all up with a "twist" that says the unnamed woman who died just so happened to be the mother of the dude helping you with the translations... not that that adds a single thing to the story, and I kinda expected it with the way he was so into the lore, etc., that he'd chat up a seemingly-"losing it" young girl.

P.S. I swear to god you are some kind of diary voyeur because you snoop so so many of them in this game, and despite most of the entries being filled with garbage or blank pages that you still have to flip through (which may be more realistic but tedious), you always go back for more the next time you see one.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
First person point and click adventure game (like myst). It has pretty badly rendered backgrounds and the navigation is really awful. You will turn around in circles a hundrets times before you are finally facing a wall/thing you need to.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
Whilst I haven't played many games of the Point and Click genre, I do know that the game Scratches has a much bigger map than this one. The voice acting is good, and the graphics aren't too bad but certainly not top notch either. You may find the fonts used throughout the game (even on the main menu) offputting as they don't blend well with the game or interface in my opinion.

I bought it at a discounted price, but to be honest I am having trouble deciding whether or not it was worth that. The storyline was good but, leaves a lot to be answered as we never do meet the girl who is the 'damsen in distress' throughout the entire game. That being said though, it has an interesting theme and I did enjoy the puzzles for the most part.

As for the horror factor, there were a couple of parts that made me jump but it's not really a scary game. The music throughout was sub-par, but bear in mind this may have been made on a small budget.

In conclusion, if you like point and click games Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches has some tricky puzzles, and will be worth picking up at a discounted price. If you are looking for horror, this is very mild at best. And if bad fonts bother you, I wouldn't go for it. Still, I'd recommend it as I managed to finish the game and the story is fairly thorough.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
PROS:
+ Good atmosphere
+ Intriguing story
+ Interesting puzzles
+ Decent graphics
+ Passable music score
+ Adequate voice acting
+ Fair length

CONS:
- Annoying movement system
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