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!
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Fecha de lanzamiento: 17 de jun. 2005

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"Trigger warning: old game. A funny RPG game for a change. A pretty solid game with hilarious dialogues."


“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

Recién actualizado

  • 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

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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.

Requisitos del sistema

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • SO: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    • Procesador: Pentium 4 a 2 GHz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: GeForce FX5700 o superior / ATI Radeon 9600 o superior
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Disco Duro: 6 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Compatible con DirectX 9
    • 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
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A 4 de 4 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
31.0 h registradas
Publicado: 9 de noviembre de 2014
El juego está disponible con subtítulos en castellano a pesar de que no lo diga Steam. Lo único que está sin subtitular son las canciones.

Por lo demás, pues qué decir: es divertido, tiene un humor gamberro y socarrón; la cámara fastidia un poco; la vista es casi cenital y resulta algo facilón... Pero bueno, unas risas sí que se echan.
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A 43 de 45 personas (96%) les ha sido útil este análisis
65.9 h registradas
Publicado: 30 de octubre de 2014
I enjoyed the game from the very beginning till the very end and probably will replay it at least once sometime later to buy all the extras (funny songs and arts there) and find two last tunes. The game is short enough (about 20 to 25 hours of gameplay tops, and you level cap could be achieved easily) but very funny and costs every cent of its price.

The strongest part of the game are its witty dialogues and excellent voicing, however the plot is not so bad too and jokes are good (and yes, I’m almost forty). Combat is simple, especially with a bow and easy mode (which affects only start attributes and number of save points, so don’t bother with harder difficulty). This game is really a game, not some kind of computer sport where you need huge guides on spell usage and skills allocation. Still, the summons are fun and efficient, the weapons are sparse but don't become obsolete too fast. You are free to experiment. Save points number and location are well chosen. Songs and music are awesome! I sing them under my nose now and then.

In short I like the game, the way it is designed, its gameplay and humour. If you are not combat-obsessed power gamer try it. If you are, still try it to for a change.
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A 8 de 10 personas (80%) les ha sido útil este análisis
4.6 h registradas
Publicado: 12 de noviembre de 2014
I doubt I'm even 1% done. This game is actually pretty good. It's graphics aren't bad for the time they were made, and I kind of like the feel they give. They aren't really retro, but still bring nostalgia. The voice acting is great, and it has a great storyline, with different responses you can choose, a kind response or a rude response and both change the outcome of the story, whether it be a small change or a large one. It's got a thorough skill system, and might I say, one of the most descriptive smithy shops in a game. The works are very described, but not so much in a way that they take forever to understand. They are clear, to the point, and yet aren't short. There are a couple glitches, and one that has halted my progress 4 hours in, which I am very upset about, but still, I love this game. And hey, every good game has glitches, It's possible to beat Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time in under half an hour because of them. Who doesn't love glitches?
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A 6 de 7 personas (86%) les ha sido útil este análisis
18.1 h registradas
Publicado: 26 de noviembre de 2014
I purchased this game primarily for the three original Bard's Tale games - which were favorites back in the days of my old C64. However, I've been pleasantly surprised by newer version, even though it has little in common with the original series. The Bard's Tale has a sharp wit and isn't afraid to lampoon traditional sword & sorcery RPG games in a most amusing fashion. With Carey Elwes providing the voice of the Bard, the producers couldn't help but tip their hats to "The Princess Bride" at various points in the story. While the game is hardly cutting edge in terms of game play or graphics, it is a breath of fresh air compared to much of the turgid and predictable fare found in fantasy gaming. An overlooked gem.
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A 6 de 8 personas (75%) les ha sido útil este análisis
13.6 h registradas
Publicado: 7 de octubre de 2014
What the game doesn't have in graphics and gameplay, it more then makes up with incredible humor and sharp sarcasm. Well worth purchasing and playing through once or twice for all the awesome dialogs. Greatly enjoyed it!
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A 3 de 3 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
26.0 h registradas
Publicado: 6 de marzo
Really great RPG with excellent story and plenty of humor, it is still as good as in the day it was released it has aged well!
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A 2 de 3 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.2 h registradas
Publicado: 6 de noviembre de 2014
Fun game. The humorous banter is amusing at first but get old after a while and travelling around gets monotonous but otherwise I enjoyed it.
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1 persona ha encontrado divertido este análisis
1.5 h registradas
Publicado: 21 de enero
I have never bothered to review this game because, meh. However, since they added the original trilogy, this just got 1000 times better.

I still have my original 5.25 floppies and graph paper maps for the first game. I still have my character disk for the party I took through the whole trilogy. I think the fact that I still have those things is a testament to how much I loved the games. (or I'm just a hoarding nerd)

I highly recommend you play the old games in the old way. Get yourself some graph paper and make your own maps. Don't use the maps provided (cheater!). Print out the documentation and the map for Skara Brae and time warp back to the mid 80's.
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A 3 de 5 personas (60%) les ha sido útil este análisis
28.5 h registradas
Publicado: 24 de noviembre de 2014
great gameplay and story. Funny and fun for lovers of simple rpgs and snarky comments
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A 3 de 5 personas (60%) les ha sido útil este análisis
6.6 h registradas
Publicado: 12 de diciembre de 2014
This game is an amazing example of good solid gameplay, perfect writing and a well executed concept. When friends ask for recommendations for fun or funny games, this is always at the top of the list. The interations between the Bard and the narrator are priceless. It may not look like I have a lot of time played, but i owned it on another platform and only repurchased it on steam to play it again.

why are you still reading this, you should be purchasing Bard's Tale now! Go!
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A 4 de 7 personas (57%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1 persona ha encontrado divertido este análisis
1.9 h registradas
Publicado: 30 de noviembre de 2014
I was obligated to by this game because of my username
I don't regret it

Funny, sarcastic, and entertaining. Like good ol'-fashioned role-playing games? May as well give it a whirl
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A 5 de 9 personas (56%) les ha sido útil este análisis
54.6 h registradas
Publicado: 15 de noviembre de 2014
my all time favorite game.
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A 5 de 9 personas (56%) les ha sido útil este análisis
40.2 h registradas
Publicado: 3 de febrero
This game is sort of alright.

Love the songs in this game.

That is probably the only thing going for it, the humour and awesome songs.

The controls, combat and camera are very clunky and awkward and the constant load screens are annoying as well. No inventory, little depth to the game and it becomes repetitive.

Though no inventory can be classed as a good thing especially if you're a hoarder who finds it hard to part with anything in case you need it later. Not so with this game, no need to sell anything, it is automatic, any loot you pick up whether it be wolf pelts, or jewels etc. immediately turn to silvers, the currency of this game. If you find a weapon more powerful then the equipped, it immediately equips it and turns the old into silvers. But it also means less depth and not really any choice of what you equip. Such as you would rather equip a faster sword that has less dmg, but nope it would equip the weapon does the most dmg.

This game is also very linear and more like an action adventure game than an RPG.

I like the main character he is rather snarky and selfish and not a typical save the world hero, which makes for a nice change. He's in it primarily for coin and booty.

But even so the fun songs become repetitive and don't vary much, always the same bad luck song with slight variation sung by trow. So 7 Trow songs and only 2, more unique songs that I came across and Iam very thorough in exploring so don't think I missed any.

Can't recommend this game for the humour alone does not make up for the negatives.

I found it a bit too repetitive to recommend, I only kept playing as I hate leaving a game uncompleted and it was not so terrible that I couldn't stand playing and now that I completed it, it's not a game Iam likely ever to play again. And to see the other ending I can just watch it on You Tube.
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A 2 de 2 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
16.0 h registradas
Publicado: 16 de junio de 2014
Genial juego, sencillo, divertido y muy gracioso. Destila amor por los 4 costados.

PD: It´s bad luck to be you
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A 2 de 5 personas (40%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.7 h registradas
Publicado: 19 de marzo de 2014
Bueno, no me gusto tanto, el simple hecho de que tienes que mover la camara para tener una mejor vista y no perderte de los objetos o tesoros que te dejas solo por tener un angulo mejor.
La narración esta un poco mal hecha y eso hace que me aburra (o simplemente pedir que el narrador se calle).
El sistema de combate es simple pero a la vez un poco confuso.
Pero eso si, tiene algo de humor que a veces puede hacer hechar una que otra carcajada.
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A 0 de 1 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
37.3 h registradas
Publicado: 17 de julio de 2012
Por fin encuentro este juego. Y ha sido de suerte (no es que lo anunciaran mucho).
Por 1'74€ NO PUEDE ESTAR MAL. No lo he jugado pero, un bardo que va por ahí, como dicen el vídeo y la descripción, buscando dinero y escotes NO PUEDE SER MALO.

El pero es que, según parece, sólo viene con subtítulos en inglés (en España salió con audio inglés y subtítulos ene spañol); habrá que buscarse la vida.
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A 0 de 9 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.0 h registradas
Publicado: 1 de enero de 2014
Muy soso. La idea es original pero la historia es sosa, los gráficos apestan y pronto te aburrirás de tener que tocar el laud para hacer cualquier cosa.
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A 54 de 58 personas (93%) les ha sido útil este análisis
5.0 h registradas
Publicado: 4 de diciembre de 2013
The Bard's Tale is a great casual RPG that takes you back to gaming as it was nearly ten years ago. So be prepared for a top down third person view most of the time. What makes it most enjoyable are the bawdy humor in the dialog and the lyrics to the songs.

Our hero in the game, The Bard, is not really a hero; but a scounderal given to snarky comments and possessed of an ability to get himself into trouble. His comments are not limited to dialog with NPC's. He is equally capable of taking issue with the narrator and both seem to have a mutual hate relationship which adds to the fun. You'll also encounter Scottish, English and French accents with a healthy dose of Scottish words for things, which is fitting for story based on legends from the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

The Bard needs to recruit a team to help rescue a damsel in distress and true to his character, he's not willing to help without a reward, which the damsel offers. That offer ought to make you chuckle. Along the way you'll summon many creatures and finally figure out which ones are most useful to you. After that you'll have an opportunity to really wreak mayhem and get yourself into some interesting situations. The game is full of cliche's on purpose and they spice it up instead of detract from game-play. And of course there are always complications along the way to add dimension to the game.

The screen resolution choices are based on what was available at release time. Don't fuss over them too much. Pick the largest resolution with the same ratio as your screen and it ought to look fine anyway. Works fine on a 1900x1200 monitor.

It can be played with a controller, but you may find the onscreen prompts to be confusing and awkward. If you do use a controller, you can find a useful list of controls at - seriously though, the game is best player with a mouse and keyboard. It just works better for a game this old.

The original game was released in 1985 and twenty years later this version was released with much improved graphical content and music. If you want the full retro experience, the menu system will let you load up the original game and have a go at it.

If you want to get a feel for the music and dialog in the 2005 version of the game, I would recommend these YouTube videos:

* The Tale of the Nuckelavee
* The Bard's Tale Silkbeard and the Viking Song
* Here's to the Bard
* The Chosen One #4 (There are several variations of this song and all of them have an Oompa Loopa feel to them right down to ending with a Diddly-Do.)

I just replayed a bit of the game on my Win gaming rig, but it will play equally well on a computer with low graphics capabilities. Worked just fine on a stripped down Mac Mini when I played it a few months back. (Disclaimer - used non-Steam version on my Mac.)
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A 44 de 47 personas (94%) les ha sido útil este análisis
37.6 h registradas
Publicado: 12 de julio de 2014
Top-down view RPG-lite, more of an action-adventure, I suppose - one of those titles that focuses more on the characters and story rather than loot, combat, or game mechanics in general.

That is not to say it abandons game mechanics completely - just simplifies them compared to more mainstream RPGs (especially "western", as opposed to JRPGs).

However, in the story department - it excels, with witty, humorous writing (it's essentially a parody/spoof of fantasy RPG games) and superb voice acting (at least in English version). Well worth playing just for that! And you'd be surprised how much is based on real world mythology and places.

There are essentially two main characters in the game - the eponymous Bard, whose misadventures you follow and whom you control directly, and The Narrator, who holds the Bard in great contempt, never failing to throw in some sarcastic commentary. There's fourth wall to be broken for sure, and generally the game does instill this idea that it is a tale, sort of reenactment you're witnessing, rather than directly participating in, at least that's how it worked for me - I would place myself, perhaps paradoxically, more next to The Narrator, who's spinning the tale, rather than the Bard, who's living (reliving?) it.

The story mostly revolves around Bard being a Chosen One, enduring trials and tribulations to save a princess, although his motives are clear: coin and cleavage, and definitely not saving the world. Which rapidly enters worse and worse state. Which may or may not be related to Bard's questing around. Nothing really to dwell on much, you're here pretty much to enjoy the ride.

I finished it on hard difficulty, but I wouldn't really bother if I were you, it only serves as annoyance really rather than a proper challenge, and everything can be easily cheesed anyway, with you shooting offscreen enemies with bows, minmaxing dexterity and rhythm (as a bard, you can summon variety of allies and rhythm makes them stronger), so playing it easy just lets you enjoy the ride more.

If you're unaware, it's well worth pointing out that none other than Brian Fargo is behind this game, one of industry titans (does Fallout ring a bell? something he was personally responsible for, not mentioning other great titles he was more or less involved with, and most recently, Kickstarter backed great promises of Torment and Wasteland 2). You really should cast away any doubts with regard to writing quality this game has to offer (mind though, again, it's not a "serious" title, and not big one either, giving off somewhat indie, passion project vibe rather than triple-A vibe Interplay could muster and inXile not so much, at least until Kickstarter and ever growing technological advances.. but I digress; look the guy up on Wikipedia if you don't know who he is).

Oh, it's bad luck to be you.
A chosen one of many isn't new
When you think you're full of luck
in the bullocks you'll get struck
Oh, it's bad luck to be you.
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A 33 de 37 personas (89%) les ha sido útil este análisis
30.0 h registradas
Publicado: 13 de febrero de 2014
A classic. Game centers around The Bard, a less saving-the-world, more coins-and-cleavage kinda guy. Well worth my money.
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