#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:
For a single low price, play on all your compatible* devices! The Bard’s Tale takes full advantage of your hardware to maximize your experience--including HD resolution and 60Hz video refresh on capable devices.** iOS adaptation by Square One Games.

“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.

What's New

Version 1.8.6

Fix the Kunal Trow maps achievements.
Further layout tweaks for iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Good Game


Great game but can anyone tell me how to restore the in app purchases please?

Wow! Another must have!

Bradley Baum

I don't believe it! Yet another fun, thoroughly entertaining role playing game until you get to The Forest Tower where the learning curve starts to get a lot steeper than it has been! By the time you have gone in killed the boss and come out again, well when you are back outside the learning curve in the game gets stupidly steep! Far steeper than Mount Everest steep! So if you like a game where the learning curve becomes ridiculously hard then this is the game for you! Me? I'm out and deleting this crap!

If you are having problems killing Snarf, a character you will This is your (not so) early morning reminder. about 1/3 of the way through the game in an area called Highland Park and have the ability/means to summon two creatures then use the body guard and the healer. If you get in close on Snarf he teleports away from you so use your bow to hit him from distance!

Only get the game if you like a game that has a learning curve like this one has!




I downloaded it in hope of playing the old traditional version that I knew well, but at first it wouldn't let me; it said "coming soon". After persistent tapping away at various parts of the screen it eventually asked me to download the old version as an extra (as if 1.3gb or whatever its original size was, isn't big enough!). I managed to play for about 5 minutes after creating a party, but while trying to trade items between characters, it crashed. And thereafter, it would not open again (the old version of the game). Please note that I only bought it for the old version - I wasn't interested in the new version at all. It looks like the old version is some kind of emulator, because it asks for "disks" like the real thing used to! I suggest you wait for the next version before buying - if the old version is what you want to buy.


inXile Entertainment
1.8 GB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2004-2017 inXile entertaiment, inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Bard Epic Transformation Training £2.99
  2. Bard Training £0.99
  3. Coin Clipping Kit £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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