You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Now includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3!
Nutzerreviews: Größtenteils positiv (400 Reviews) - 79% der 400 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 17. Juni 2005

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"Die Charaktere sind allesamt genial synchronisiert, die Stimmen sind wunderbar ausdrucksvoll - allen voran des Barden, gesprochen von Oliver Kalkofe."
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4. Juni

The Bard's Tale IV In-Engine Video

Greetings Exiles,

We finally put the finishing touches on the video for The Bard’s Tale IV In-Engine Video. The biggest question we get is how we plan to bring the genre forward, and this video should answer the question!

For the full gameplay video and Kickstarter update text, check here:

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2. Juni

The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter launched!

Greetings Exiles,

It's been a long time. Released 30 years ago, Tales of the Unknown: The Bard's Tale was released to glowing reception and quickly became a defining role-playing game of the 80s, inspiring countless games and putting Interplay and Brian Fargo on the map. But it's been many years since we had a follow-up to the series. In 2004, Brian and inXile released The Bard's Tale, a console-oriented spin-off that was well received, but even then the team knew it wasn't necessarily a true follow-up to the classic games.

Now, the same team that brought you Wasteland 2 in 2014 invites you to lend your support once again for The Bard's Tale IV. As a sequel to the original trilogy by Interplay and Brian Fargo, The Bard's Tale IV will revitalize the dungeon crawling and CRPG genres with gorgeous visuals, Gaelic music, and fast-paced dynamic phase-based combat... not to mention all the twisting, mind-bending dungeons you can handle.

The game won't be possible without the backing of our amazing and generous community. On the 30th anniversary of Tales of the Unknown: The Bard's Tale, help us return back to Skara Brae and bring back the dungeon crawl! These kinds of games would not exist under a traditional publishing model, and we need your support to make them a reality. Please lend your aid and back The Bard's Tale IV on Kickstarter today.

Thank you,
inXile Entertainment

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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.”

“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

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

Kürzlich aktualisiert

  • Includes Original Classic Trilogy
  • WASD controls for movement
  • Added French, German and Spanish Localizations for text/subtitles
  • German Dialog (accessible under Sound Options when game language is set to German)
  • Full Wide Screen support + supports resolutions higher than 1600 wide.
  • Performance enhancements.
  • External URLs links on main menu for support pages and related media.
  • Bug Fixes to original release

Über dieses Spiel

Now includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3!
You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join your quest for coin and cleavage!
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
  • Classics Games—includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3.


Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Betriebssystem: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: Pentium 4 2 GHz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
    • Speicher: 512 MB
    • Grafik: GeForce FX5700 oder besser / ATI Radeon 9600 oder besser
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 6 GB frei
    • Sound: DirectX 9 kompatible Soundkarte
    • OS: OS X 10.6.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3.6GB Hard disk space
    • OS: X11 enabled Linux distro
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2Ghz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
    • Memory: 512Mb
    • Graphics: GeForce FX5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9600 or better
    • OpenGL: 2.0 compatible video card and compatible drivers
    • Hard Drive: 3.8GB of free space
    • Sound: OpenAL compatible sound card and necessary drivers
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
159 von 165 Personen (96%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
19 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juni
I bought this for The Bards Tale II: Desteny Knight

My dad purchased a commodore 64 when I was four years old, along with this game.
He spent hours upon hours moving one space and drawing it down on his graph paper.
I was a cool kid and would fetch him beers while he mapped every square inch of the towns, dungeons, and forrests.

He made a character that was "mine" and would ask what to do when that characters turn came up. He even let me name him "foopicker" <--- I was 4...

We spent so many hours having fun playing this RPG, it brought back a lot of memories when I seen it on the market.

Today, thirty years later, it's fathers day and I took my laptop over to my dad's house.
I created a party and had him name one of the characters.
He choose "foopicker" and laughed then went to the other room as fast as his broken, old body could take him.

He returned with a weird smile on his face, in his hands was a dusty old shoe box that looked like time forgot about it.

When I opened it, it had his old graph paper maps, some barely visible.

He then handed me a beer he got from the fridge, sat down, and we played this RPG together again, perhaps for the last time.

This is the power of The Bards Tale.
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20 von 21 Personen (95%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
22.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Juni
The creators of The Bard's Tale (2004) said that they wanted to create something special and that's exactly what The Bard's Tale is. The game is something of a fractured fairy-tale and focuses more on poking fun at the fantasy/adventure/rpg genre than creating just another entry in the sea of fantasy rpgs. You play as The Bard (voiced by Cary Elwes) who is more interested in women, wine, and coin than adventuring. He uses his magic for his own personal gain. Being pulled into an adventure to save a damsel in distress and stop an evil sorcerer was the last thing on his mind. So of course... that's what happens. And so our story begins... The game serves more as a vessel for crude humor, snarky remarks, and breaking the 4th wall. This may not be for everybody but certain lines are bound to make you chuckle. As for the gameplay, it's not bad at all. The game is solid, simple, and different from most fantasy games. Rather than having convoluted tech trees and a long list of abilities, The Bard's Tale focuses on simple top-down combat and using summons. My main complaint is the repetitiveness of the combat. Some segments felt like they were there to pad the game time and give you more experience but gaining new summons and the occasional weapon upgrade help to keep things a bit more fresh. Overall, I had a lot of fun playing this game and enjoying some sharp wit and silly songs while exploring a unique Scottish fantasy setting.

For those who are fans of the original games, the original Bard's Tale trilogy from the 80s now comes with this game. I haven't played them but I've heard that The Bard's Tale (2004) hardly resembles the original games. With 4 games in 1, this may be enough to hold you until the release of the newly kickstarted The Bard's Tale IV.

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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. August
A fun little (2004) action rpg. You play a bard and navigate (pretty) linear areas, use melee weapons, bows, and summons, and collect money to buy better gear. The best parts about the game are it's humor (it is actually pretty funny) and the freedom of combat options (depsite being only able to play one character). You level up abilities which in turn allows you to specialize in summoning, melee, bows, etc. Worth a play. Around 12-15 hours or so with one or two optional sidequests. Like I said, It is pretty linear, so dont expect Diablo.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
25.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November
This game is old but gold. Its an interesting tale of some guy named Bard who became hero of his new tale. For me most enjoyable parts are a lot of humour, narrator and system where you rely on creatures that you can summon with your musical instrument. Story is pretty common but still fun, with a lot of mockings of modern fantasy settings and tropes. The only downside of this game that you cant get throught some game progress without grinding and btw you can easily level your Bard bad so the game will become unplayable so better use autoleveling.

8 out of 10
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
23.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. September
Just as i remembered it! This game is so much fun, Everyone should give it ago!
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