The Bard’s Tale Is Now Available On Windows And Mac

Thanks to GOG, players can now enjoy The Bard’s Tale like it was meant to be. Enjoyed, that is.

The original Bard’s Tale titles were three of the role-playing staples of PC gaming, popular way back in the DOS-era of the early 90s. All three original games: Bard’s tale 1, 2 and 3, are now available for both Windows and Mac OS X on, bundled with the release of the much newer The Bard’s Tale.

The description reads:

“In a world, that’s in a desperate need of a hero, one man chooses his own destiny. Yup, that sounds about the same as every other role playing game. Only this time, things go a little bit different. The Bard, a roguish vagabond who only cares for coin and cleavage, has no intention to perform acts of unmatchable heroism and prove that he’s larger than life.

“Neither he has desire for fame and glory that would earn him a place in songs and sagas that would fuel the imagination of the generations to come. After all, he can always come up with songs and sagas praising him, while he enjoys a pint of beer and some female companionship at some cozy inn. Yup, whatever he does, he will be remembered as a great champion of the realm. What would you do in such unique position? Loot riches and woo maidens–it’s the correct answer, my friend.”

Like the original game, The Bard’s Tale is a CRPG that offers a lot of quests, items to loot, and places to explore. The game’s also voiced entirely by Cary Elwes, best known for his role in The Princess Bride.