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The Bard's Tale

The Bard
$ 2.99
Genres: [Role Playing | Entertainment | Action]
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Release Date: Dec 01, 2011
Version: 1.8.1
Size: 1.34 GB
$ 2.99

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This iOS application is compatible with iPhone 3GS/4, iPad 1/2, iPod Touch 3rd.
inXile Entertainment has already given us Fantastic Contraption 2 on Nov 24, now delivering another great Role Playing & Entertainment game and iphone app on the store. The review includes the developer's description, customer ratings, user reviews and screenshots for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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#1 RPG in 75 countries, including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Japan, and China!

Sync your saved games between iOS and Mac!
Includes classic games trilogy!

They said it couldn’t be done… a full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game on iOS! See why it’s the BIGGEST iOS game ever made!

“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 magical song you summon characters to join 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 in the iOS version:

New Features:
• Leaderboards—for accumulated Silver and Experience!
• Achievements—over 50 spread throughout the game!
• Autosave—option to save automatically when you near a save-book in game.
• iCloud Saves—option to save to iCloud, enables sharing saves across your iOS devices.
• Time-Savers—optional in-app purchases are available to pump up your Bard and save you time! (Note: All such items are attainable through normal game-play, with time and persistence, just as in the original console release.)
• Classics Games—includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3.
• Supports 60beat® GamePad.

Universal App with Adaptive Rendering:

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

Play The Bard’s Tale today!

* Compatible with iOS 4.0 and higher on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad, and iPad2&3.
** HD on iPhone 4S/5, iPad2,Mini,3&4, iPod Touch 5G. Enhanced rendering includes: environment mapping, dynamic water surfaces, full shadow cast, and 60Hz display-refresh (with in-game “Battery Savings” option turned off).

We are committed to improvement. Please send support requests through The Bard’s Tale Support link below.

Please note: Installation over Wi-Fi can temporarily require as much as 3.4GB of free space on your device.
Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

This application support GameCenter feature for achievements and leaderboards.
Universal iOS application for both iPad and iPhone.

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Download The Bards Tale app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download The Bards Tale on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the The Bards Tale application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the Game.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the The Bards Tale app.
Download the Game With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for The Bards Tale.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


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How to play

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User Ratings

Jul 02
(5★) RPG at its Best!
This is what an RPG should be. The Bard's Tale has a wonderful storyline and beautiful music. Your path is not linear. You can
explore and interact with the surroundings. This is the best RPG I've pla
Jul 01
(5★) Great game. Great app
What can I say? It's so great!
Jun 29
(5★) Great Writing!
As an avid reader first and a gamer second, I'm always complaining about the writing in games - especially in RPGs. When devoting
my time to a story-based game, I have this crazy expectation that it w
(5★) From original format player
I am impressed. Taking the general idea, and making it with all the bells and whistles of modern coding. I did play and finish all
3 original (only help with those arrows on 3rd) enjoying it so far. J
May 23
(5★) Great!
Loved this on PS2 and now I can get my fix anytime!
May 08
(5★) This game is hilarious
This game is not only a fun game, it also makes you laugh constantly
May 07
(5★) Love the Bard
This is a fantastic game. Definitely a must play for the iPad.
May 02
(5★) Great app
An absolutely splendid and sardonic roleplaying experience that grasps your attention whilst appealing to the completionist in us
Apr 17
(5★) Wow!
If you are thinking that you might like this game, I cb virtually guarantee you will.
Apr 12
(5★) Well worth it
Great game. Sort of like a iOS version Of ice wind dale. No bugs so for. Lots oCute characters, good rpg gameplay, Very addicting.
Highly recommended Also charmingly funny. And for a cheapPrice. On pa
Apr 11
(5★) Grid Paper
Doesn't come with grid paper?
Apr 06
(5★) Oldie but goodie
Feels great to play again, best thing on my phone
Mar 24
(5★) Worth it
It is worth the money just to play the old version. The new version is a great (and delightfully sarcastic) update.
Mar 19
(5★) Love it!
Great game! I love the snarky attitude of the Bard. I've had no issues with game lockup etc using iPad Air II.
(2★) Fix the in app purchases
Great game, but the in app purchases aren't working. In the Frozen Tombs now, and now I can't fight OR buy my way out. Have
already tried the dev's website for bugs and workarounds. Please fix!
Mar 13
(5★) Funnnny!
Loved it on the ps2 and now it's back! Yessssas!
Mar 09
(3★) Good, four-star game.
But loses an additional star for porting the PC versions of the originals rather than the Amiga ones. Even Atari ST or C64 would
have made a better port than this junk.
Mar 03
(5★) The Good, The Bard, and The Ugly
Plays as well as the original, with possibly better controls.
Mar 02
(5★) Flawless
A perfect hack and slash RPG. only one better on iPad is KOTOR. perfect and a must own.
Feb 17
(4★) Excellent
2.99 price, got the whole shabang (original three games included)! This is the first time I've played this much talked about game
and years after its release I am very impressed with the refreshing ta
Feb 12
(5★) Crass,great fun
For iPhone game it's outstanding
Feb 08
(5★) All time best!
Best adventure app ever. Great story, wonderful dialogue, great monsters, gorgeous graphical interface, just too much fun. All I
want to do is play it all over again.
Feb 06
(5★) In-app purchases broken
Not connecting to iTunes Store. I feel dirty for reporting this.
Jan 24
(5★) Adventure game on steroids
Better than any review could indicate.
Jan 10
(5★) Fun humorous adventuring
Been playing this for days and it feels like I'm just getting started. This app gains a position in my top RPG list.
Jan 02
(5★) Guys. Get this game.
Dudes, this game is one of my favorites. Its action packed, and just pretty much awesome. Get this game. Just get it.
Dec 09, 2014
(2★) Great game, if I could play it
I loved playing on my Playstation and it is just as fun on the iPhone 4. But, I only got to play for and hour and now it crashes
every time.
Dec 05, 2014
(2★) Open the book and it crashes
This game was fun at first. Paid for it, enjoyed it, but as soon as the book attempts to open the game crashes.
Nov 28, 2014
(5★) Python meets LoTR meets Austin Powers
Hilarious in an pre-adolescent sort of way (In other words, right up my alley). Buy it. Buy it now.
Sep 29, 2014
(5★) Looks amazing on the iPhone 6!
bugs fixed and this app looks amazing on the iPhone 6!
Jun 18, 2014
(5★) Impresionante e inolvidable
Siempre lo quise jugar en el xbox original y ahora lo tengo en mi movil, de principio a fin es genial, el bardo es un personaje
digno de compararse a un gran actor, gran trabajo de los desarrolladores
Jun 07, 2014
(4★) Enjoyable
Game play is great, content is engaging, but in app upgrades tend to crash more often then not.
May 18, 2014
(5★) Funny dungeon crawler
Lots of save points, buy new weapons and armor, lengthy story, hilarious!
May 07, 2014
(5★) Great value!
Great game for the iPad. Controls work well, great value got it 80% off. Along with Kotor another RPG worth paying for, add
Bastion into the mix all three will keep you entertained for hours.
Apr 21, 2014
(4★) Winner
Great.console-like experience for iOS.worth a few bucks for sure.
Apr 10, 2014
(5★) Terrific RPG!
I just finished playing this great game. It was fun from the beginning to the end. This is a very polished and professional game.
Cary Elwes voices the bard. The guy who did the Taco Bell chihuahua al
Mar 18, 2014
(4★) Upgrades
App freezes when I try to purchase upgrades. I have ipad mini retina.
Mar 11, 2014
(5★) Awesome
Just like the playstation version
Mar 03, 2014
(5★) Outstanding
Game is great, original trilogy did not want to download at first. I posted on their Facebook page and they looked into their
servers and saw their was a problem and now it works. Great support.
Feb 25, 2014
(2★) Buggy! Love this game but crashes when I go to in
Then I lost all info because it became a totally frozen game. It flashed twice then froze so I had to reinstall! Please fix!
Jan 01, 2014
(5★) This is a great game
This is the RPG I have been waiting for on my iPad. It is funny, and keeps me entertained. I also got it on sale, for the money
one of the best games I have purchased.
(4★) Good but crashes when app purchases
Every time I try to look at an in app purchase it crashes.then I lose my progress at that point. Please fix.
Dec 27, 2013
(5★) A girl who plays
I played this on the play station and fell in love. I recommend that you get this!
Dec 23, 2013
(3★) Good breifly
Was pretty good briefly until the Crashes (CTDs) Began around the time of last update.complete review after regaining ability to
Dec 08, 2013
(5★) i love the game
what i love more of the game? the storyline is super funny jaja
Nov 28, 2013
(5★) Awesome revival of a great PS2 & NES series
Brilliant, hilarious writing and plot, excellent action and adventure elements, and an overall fun and engrossing gaming
experience. Play control could be a tad tighter, but not enough to give this un
Nov 21, 2013
(5★) Classic RPGS
First saw this on the PC going on 10years ago now. This is a great implementation and a classic in every sense of the word. you
will love it!
Nov 11, 2013
(5★) Yeah very funny!
This is a very good buy! Hours of fun!I wonder if there will be a new bards tale in the future? Beer beer beer tiddly beer beer
Nov 06, 2013
(5★) The absolute best
This is indeed the best game I have played on any phone to date. Better than the early Dungeon Hunter games before Gameloft
turned to :!
Nov 05, 2013
(4★) Crashes on iPad Air
Played wonderfully on iPad but crashes on my iPad air. Love the game, please fix ASAP!
Oct 18, 2013
(5★) Best RPG for the iPad
Amazing RPG that does not take itself too serious.
Oct 10, 2013
(5★) Love this game
Just like the old days. Involving, clever, fun.
Oct 08, 2013
(5★) Wow
What a game! Brings back great nostalgic memories of the original. Still the great and witty sense of humor! Great Job!
(5★) Rpg nostalgia
Including the classic versions is a great deal. They are hard to find and a throwback to the days of "real" floppy disks. Great
Sep 20, 2013
(5★) lives up to hype
I only saw this years ago, when I could not afford a PC. Never played it but watched others. Great game and very fun. Highly
recommend it!
Sep 17, 2013
(5★) Awesomest game ever
Just like the classic PC version I loved from way back.
Sep 12, 2013
Game is awesome. Reminds me of old school Diablo II .Easy controls. Awesome plot/story. Good Stuff.
(5★) Original story-driven RPG
Very little grinding or hunting for the best weapons or all that other stuff you get in most RPGs. Just a good story and amusing
dialogue. Sort of an interactive movie
Sep 07, 2013
(5★) Great fun
Great control scheme. Tons of fun with witty humor throughout. All at a great low price!
Aug 25, 2013
(5★) Buy this now.
Awesome game, worth well more than that 5 sale price. A funny, linear adventure with just the right amount of side quests. Makes
fun of stereotypical RPG story lines. Design is great, i almost expe
Aug 06, 2013
(5★) Fun!
Great times on me iphone. Fun, funny, fabulous! Take that alliteration!
Jul 27, 2013
(5★) Love it.
Entertaining from the start. Great humor, intrigues and makes you want to play more to see everything else that could be thrown in
on top of the dialogue and graphics.
Jul 16, 2013
(5★) Hours of fun
One of the best RPG I have played on iPad
Jul 12, 2013
(3★) I love this game but
It said it temporarily take up to 3.4 GB i deleted some games to make room. But now i cant redownload at least one of them saying
not enough storage.
Total 64 reviews with 92.6% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 1.6.1 Upgrade Dec 1, 2011
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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Price History

Recent price drops and raises of .

  • $0.99 -> $2.99 Jun 27, 2015
  • $2.99 -> $0.99 Jun 17, 2015
  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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