The Bard's Tale

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Deep role-playing with non-linear gameplay, featuring wicked humor and clever personalities.


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  • InXile Entertainment
  • 11/17/2012
  • 1.3
  • English, French, German, Spanish
“The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played, and I’ve played all the funny games out there.” – IGN

You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through song you summon magical characters to join you on your quest for coin and cleavage!

“Ready your weapon and bladder as you embark on this ridiculously addicting quest and the funniest adventure of the year, The Bard’s Tale” – Game Chronicles

Prepare to immerse yourself in over 20-30 hours of adventure, featuring:

• 50 enemy types (not counting bosses!)
• A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more
• A full cast of bizarre NPC’s
• Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat
• 16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you
• Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot!
• More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off!
• Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the Narrator

But wait! That’s not all! Enjoy these great new additions to the original PC version:

New Features:
• Autosave—option to save automatically when you near a save-book in game.
• Full Screen Toggle—Cmd+F toggles between windowed and full screen view.
• Supports USB gamepads and sticks for controllers in addition to mouse/keyboard.
•Adaptive Rendering—displays at full native monitor resolution with user-accessible performance options**.

“This game is satire in its sharpest form” – Cheat Code Central

Play The Bard’s Tale today!

Mac OS X adaptation by Square One Games.
Copyright 2004-2012 inXile entertainment
Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
Mac OS X10.6 *Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.

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Not compatible with: 10.10.x
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed1 GHz
System RAM1 GB
Drive Space3.6 GB
Video RAM64 MB
Video CardAny
Important Notes:
  • Not compatible with: 10.10


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  1. Boring
    by michaeljahn, USA - Nov 8th 2014

    Does not live up to the hype. I expected a much more robust game.

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  2. It grows on you
    by Valentina Pagliai, USA - May 9th 2014

    At first, I did not like this game. Partially because it was not thought for a Mac, it takes a while to master the movements on the trackpad. Once you have done that, however, it gets really fun. There are a few cheats to be found online. Most did not work on mac, some did. (I am a big cheater, I admit it :) - I play to relax, so I like to have it easy).
    The songs are great. I have even been singing them with my kids. So yes, a great game.

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  3. Fun Game
    by NickalusFlemal, USA - Oct 7th 2013

    Bards tale is full of fun and humor. I would recommend the game to anybody that likes RPG games.

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