Classic Broken Sword Games: Now available for Mac

By Gary Johnson - Sep 17, 2010

Originally released in 1996 the Broken Sword adventure game series was seen by many as the best point and click games ever made. Now the classic series is available for Mac users to enjoy. has announced today the release of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar’s-Director’s Cut and Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror. The games are a globetrotting adventure involving conspiracies, cults and murder, all around the Knights Templar.

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templar’s was first released in September 1996 by Virgin Interactive Entertainment. The story follows an American tourist enjoying a quiet coffee in Paris, which is interrupted by a bomb which was planted by someone dressed as a clown. He then goes off to solve the crime.

Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror was released the following year and follows the same character that this time has to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend. He uncovers a secret drug ring which relates to the redemption of a sinister Mayan god. This was the only game in the series not to follow the Knights Templar story line.

Both games are available as a digital download for $9.95 each. Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later required. Use the links above to view and purchase the games.

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  • KevB

    How can a game like Broken Sword 2, which has such a shockingly bad ending, be one of the best adventure games ever? There is a massive unexplained portion between George being a stuntman and being about to be sacrificed, then the final puzzles are some basic boring jigsaw games. To top it all off the final showdown is a short cutscene that the player has no active role in. Indescribably rubbish.