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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“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.
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Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
Mac OS X10.6.8 *Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.

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* Not compatible with: 10.10.x, 10.11.x, 10.12.x, 10.13.x
64bit SupportNo
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 OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later OSX/macOS.

Reviews, Ratings & Comments


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  1. Fun
    by philippe woodward, United Kingdom - Oct 28th 2017

    A simple and funny take on the classic genre with nice twists

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  2. Most lilkely the funniest RPG ever
    by Christoph Pfaff, Germany - Jul 9th 2015

    Hi there,

    even though the game isn't really a graphic or gameplay masterpiece, the story is great, ironic, sarcastic, and full of sexual references. Absolutely fun...

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  3. I would like to give it 4 stars
    by Shawn Brady, USA - Dec 14th 2014

    It's an entertaining and engaging game. It's not for the hardcore RPG player, as others have said. But it's not horrible as an RPG, even. Where this game fails is in the execution. I can't play the game for very long before it freezes, forcing me to force quit, and start over from my last save. It happens so much that I am just giving up playing what was a really wonderful game. Maybe you'll have better luck. Maybe you won't. As I only payed about $3, I'm not overly disappointed. But it's more trouble than it's worth.

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