353259_5This weekend, Revolution Software released an iPhone version of Broken Sword: The Director's Cut. The game franchise dates back to 1996 but the most recent release is a remake of the original title and was released on the Nintendo DS and Wii in 2009.

Broken Sword: The Director's Cut is a loving update to the adventure which introduced George Stobbard, Nico Collard and the conspiracy of the Knights Templar in an epic narrative spanning the globe. A massive smash on its original release, the Director's Cut includes a significant amount of content not featured in the home computer version, adding approximately 20 per cent to the total play time.

The game is a traditional point and click adventure game but has been updated to adopt the wonderful iPhone interface also found in Beneath the Steel Sky. The iPhone version also contains new cut scenes and animations.

The game has been getting positive reactions in our forums, and we've been really enjoying it. Our full review will follow shortly.

App Store Link: Broken Sword: Director's Cut, $6.99

  • Howard

    One of the best adventure games of all time with lots of new content, first class production values and perfect UI! Best adventure game on iPhone yet!!!

  • Howard

    One of the best adventure games of all time with lots of new content, first class production values and perfect UI! Best adventure game on iPhone yet!!!

  • Jon

    This game is incredible. It takes 'Secret of Monkey Island's' place as best adventure game on the iphone. Beautiful artwork, a great story and script, awesome controls, and great puzzles. Revolution software deserves major kudos for this -it's clear that a lot of care and work went into it. It's also a better version than the one for the DS and much cheaper. Download it.

  • Jon

    This game is incredible. It takes 'Secret of Monkey Island's' place as best adventure game on the iphone. Beautiful artwork, a great story and script, awesome controls, and great puzzles. Revolution software deserves major kudos for this -it's clear that a lot of care and work went into it. It's also a better version than the one for the DS and much cheaper. Download it.

  • Leon

    If it's anything like the DS version, it's a great game that's totally worth your time and attention. And from that video, it looks like they even got the voice acting in there, something the DS game didn't have.

  • Leon

    If it's anything like the DS version, it's a great game that's totally worth your time and attention. And from that video, it looks like they even got the voice acting in there, something the DS game didn't have.

  • Prestner

    Really enjoyed Monkey Island and BASS, so I'm getting this too.

  • Prestner

    Really enjoyed Monkey Island and BASS, so I'm getting this too.

  • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com Omni Geno

    I am getting this sight unseen. I loved Broken Sword on the computer, and I was sad when it was announced that the Director's Cut was only available for DS and Wii, two systems which I don't own. Now that I can get it on my iPod touch, I will. Right after I'm done posting this.

  • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com Omni Geno

    I am getting this sight unseen. I loved Broken Sword on the computer, and I was sad when it was announced that the Director's Cut was only available for DS and Wii, two systems which I don't own. Now that I can get it on my iPod touch, I will. Right after I'm done posting this.

  • Noah

    I've been wanting to play this game for 10 years. Woo!

  • Noah

    I've been wanting to play this game for 10 years. Woo!

  • Avs

    It's not available for spain yet!?

  • Avs

    It's not available for spain yet!?

  • Sn7ke

    Very much recommended to everyone who loves a game with depth on their Iphone/Ipods!

  • Sn7ke

    Very much recommended to everyone who loves a game with depth on their Iphone/Ipods!

  • Philip

    Does anyone know when it will be released in Europe?
    One of the best adventure games ever - love it!

    Now please release Phantasmagoria, Gabriel Knight 2 and other classics!

    • Howard

      Would love ALL the Gabriel Knight series. I think Sierra published them didn't they? ...so no idea who owns the rights to them!

      • Jason

        According to wikipedia Sierras IP is owned by Activision. I would love to see remastered versions of GK 1 and 2 on an iDevice!

      • Howard

        That would rock! I actually loved GK3 as well, although many didn't apparently...

  • Philip

    Does anyone know when it will be released in Europe?
    One of the best adventure games ever - love it!

    Now please release Phantasmagoria, Gabriel Knight 2 and other classics!

    • Howard

      Would love ALL the Gabriel Knight series. I think Sierra published them didn't they? ...so no idea who owns the rights to them!

      • Jason

        According to wikipedia Sierras IP is owned by Activision. I would love to see remastered versions of GK 1 and 2 on an iDevice!

      • Howard

        That would rock! I actually loved GK3 as well, although many didn't apparently...

  • http://www.taptoplay.de Lakeshore | taptoplay.de

    I asked them and got a reply via mail: The german version will be in the AppStore in a few days and will be fully localized!

  • http://www.taptoplay.de Lakeshore | taptoplay.de

    I asked them and got a reply via mail: The german version will be in the AppStore in a few days and will be fully localized!

  • MrMuesli

    I am enjoying this more than BASS - the animations, the voice acting, the interface, the theme - everything. The only problem I am having is when I select an item, sometimes it takes a couple of goes to get it to activate, despite it glowing away.
    Otherwise, get it if you like yourself a Da Vinci Code type of story to solve: )

    • Deewin

      It's happened to me too and it can be very frustrating to deal with if you're the type of person who plays adventure games without hints.

      • MrMuesli

        Glad I'm not the only one; ) As you say, it's a bit frustrating. I thought I was stuck having already tried everything, so resorted to the hints (which I never do) only to find out that I had already done the right thing, only the game hadn't registered it! I'm pretty careful with these things, so I can't believe it was me. On going back to the place it would miraculously work! Oh well, hopefully it will happen less as this great game goes on.....

  • MrMuesli

    I am enjoying this more than BASS - the animations, the voice acting, the interface, the theme - everything. The only problem I am having is when I select an item, sometimes it takes a couple of goes to get it to activate, despite it glowing away.
    Otherwise, get it if you like yourself a Da Vinci Code type of story to solve: )

    • Deewin

      It's happened to me too and it can be very frustrating to deal with if you're the type of person who plays adventure games without hints.

      • MrMuesli

        Glad I'm not the only one; ) As you say, it's a bit frustrating. I thought I was stuck having already tried everything, so resorted to the hints (which I never do) only to find out that I had already done the right thing, only the game hadn't registered it! I'm pretty careful with these things, so I can't believe it was me. On going back to the place it would miraculously work! Oh well, hopefully it will happen less as this great game goes on.....

  • Simon

    awesome.. been waiting for this one for a while. Broken Sword is my favorite point n click

  • Simon

    awesome.. been waiting for this one for a while. Broken Sword is my favorite point n click

  • Justin

    Downloaded this over the weekend and I must say that it is completely awesome. I have the DS version too, but this easily beats it thanks to better graphics and sound and the UI is just plain perfect. Get it now.

  • Justin

    Downloaded this over the weekend and I must say that it is completely awesome. I have the DS version too, but this easily beats it thanks to better graphics and sound and the UI is just plain perfect. Get it now.

  • Chris

    According to the co-founder of Revolution Software on Twitter, he told me that Broken Sword will be out on French Store (and rest of Europe) in feeeeew days so we have to be patient, probably the translation :D can't wait!!

  • Chris

    According to the co-founder of Revolution Software on Twitter, he told me that Broken Sword will be out on French Store (and rest of Europe) in feeeeew days so we have to be patient, probably the translation :D can't wait!!

  • SolidSnake

    Broken Sword has landed in the german appstore. It has full english speech. A localized Version is coming soon. Greetz

  • SolidSnake

    Broken Sword has landed in the german appstore. It has full english speech. A localized Version is coming soon. Greetz

  • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

    Too bad the head-icons during conversation are not animated, I played Hotel Dusk on the DS and it had such gorgeous and most of all believable animations. They were reused a lot but still, you really got to love some of the characters, it drew you in, according to the video, Broken Sword could learn a lot, the spoken dialogues seem good but the accompanying animations are way to stiff; no actual change of facial expressions which would show the emotions heard in the dialogue, too bad.

    • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

      OK I should have said hardly animated no edit button?

  • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

    Too bad the head-icons during conversation are not animated, I played Hotel Dusk on the DS and it had such gorgeous and most of all believable animations. They were reused a lot but still, you really got to love some of the characters, it drew you in, according to the video, Broken Sword could learn a lot, the spoken dialogues seem good but the accompanying animations are way to stiff; no actual change of facial expressions which would show the emotions heard in the dialogue, too bad.

    • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

      OK I should have said hardly animated no edit button?

  • Alukakum

    Someone help me please. I keep trying to get into the art room with the key n I keep getting the "uh no" and these 2 blue arrows pop up at the top. What does all this mean? How can I get in the door? Also how do I role the cylinder stone in the paint.

    I just need help. What am I doin wrong?

  • Alukakum

    Someone help me please. I keep trying to get into the art room with the key n I keep getting the "uh no" and these 2 blue arrows pop up at the top. What does all this mean? How can I get in the door? Also how do I role the cylinder stone in the paint.

    I just need help. What am I doin wrong?

  • manuelcanepa

    did someone noticed the cameo of lady piermont( she is also from Beneath a Steel Sky)?

  • manuelcanepa

    did someone noticed the cameo of lady piermont( she is also from Beneath a Steel Sky)?