Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,932 reviews) - 90% of the 1,932 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2013

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"The writing of Baldur's Gate has always been one of its strongest aspects. The story remains unchanged and still holds up."

8.5/10 - Destructoid
"Hammers out a multitude of bugs found in the original release, as well as introduces brand new characters, storylines, and modes to play through.

8.5/10 - Inside Gaming Daily
"Enhanced Edition has received a number of visual upgrades including support for high resolutions that provide a far more panoramic view of the game's lovely, lush backgrounds, and a mousewheel-controlled zoom function for quickly shifting to a more down-and-dirty view of the battlefield."
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About This Game

Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur's Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer roleplaying games ever since.

Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.

Key Features

  • New Adventure: The Black Pits
  • New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
  • New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
  • New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
  • A new collection of player character voice sets
  • Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
  • Over 400 improvements to the original game
  • Improved multiplayer support with connectivity between all platforms

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:1 GHZ
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive:2.17 GB HD space
    • Sound:Windows Compatible
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive:2.17 GB HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12+
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive:2.17 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
349.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Go for the eyes Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!! RrraaaAAGHGHH!!!

Ever dreamed of taking your typical D&D session with your friends out of the pen & paper setting to a PC screen?

+ Timeless classic of the D&D universe
+ Excellent character NPCs of all variety
+ Charismatic companions: Minsc the Ranger (and Boo!), Jaheira, Viconia, Xzar, Sarevok…
+ Game length (both games combined are well over 100 hours of gameplay)
+ Immersive story
+ Replayability
+ Voice acting
+ Late game stays true to the D&D aspect that there isn’t just one way to complete a quest
+ Random Easter eggs and parodies
+ Every action you make affects the game world,
+ Controls were pretty straightforward, felt like a RTS with a pause button
+ Can export your character to use in Baldur’s Gate II
+ The (new) developers are supporting the game with patches and fixes, and they actually listen to the community

- Since I can't find any cons let me here tell you something about Boo. Boo was the pet and companion of the Rashemi ranger Minsc, having joined him shortly after he sustained an injury to his head.

While there was skepticism regarding the claim, Minsc insisted that Boo was, in fact, a miniature giant space hamster who was intelligent and could converse coherently with him. However, as Minsc was quite addled, it was unclear whether or not his claims were true.


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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Special thanks to a good friend who proof-read this review; they said they wanted to remain anonymous, but thanks nonetheless.
**Some of review in comments section

Unlike many of the individuals who have purchased this title, I had not previously been exposed to Baldur’s Gate before this variance made its way onto the Steam store; I can, however, say that I anxiously awaited its rerelease on Steam, and even purchased it at a much higher price-point than I ever had and would with any other title. Baldur’s Gate is a game that deserves its praise as a classic open-world roleplaying adventure game based on the Second Edition (2e) of the Dungeons & Dragons (DnD) tabletop d20 game developed by the late Gary Gygax; Baldur’s Gate, followed by the Neverwinter and Dragon Age series, supports the DnD 2e core roleplaying game mechanics. As an avid player of DnD 3.5 and 3.75e (the Pathfinder system), I had not experienced much prior exposure to 2e other than that which I researched online and from my older Dungeon Mastering books, and, therefore, was able to view Baldur’s Gate as an original concept instead of ‘just another DnD adventure path.'

Here are some things that I found particularly enjoyable about Baldur’s Gate:

Connectivity to Dungeons & Dragons - Right down to the equipment, combat tactics, roleplaying capabilities, and intriguing characters, Baldur’s Gate provides the sheer thrill of roleplaying that is offered by the tabletop renditions of the Dungeons & Dragons games. The game utilizes a simultaneous real-time and turn-based approach to combat, which will be described under the Gameplay portion of this review. Included in this title are six playable core races, a multitude of classes that influence each character’s style of play, the ability to multiclass, and the capability to interact with party members, which further enhances (no pun intended) the roleplaying experience. Since it utilizes the same mechanics as those in the tabletop roleplaying system, concepts such as THACO scores, Initiative modifiers, and alignments make an appearance; to those that are not familiar with the concepts, they are very simple to grasp and there are online guides dedicate to both Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons that aide newer players in learning the roleplaying system.

Gameplay - As stated previously, Baldur’s Gate utilizes a combat system that is both turn-based and real-time in that actions rotate between characters within a confrontation as a sequence depending on each character’s Initiative score; basically, whoever’s quicker will end up going first in the rotation. The game also employs a simulated d20-or 20-sided die-roll to resolve the degree of success pertaining to given actions such as lockpicking and attack actions. Outside of combat, players can speak with other characters, both in and out of their own party, which may alter a given character’s alignment status. Some characters also have the ability to perform certain actions such as picking locks as a Rogue archetype (pressing V while out of combat), or casting passive Charm spells on non-player characters for specific gains. In all, the system is so intricate and open that you can practically do whatever you want, within the game’s limitations, of course. There is also a multiplayer component to Baldur’s Gate in which you can import characters you have created and play with friends throughout the game.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
235.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
10/10 would go for the eyes again.

For first time players I would caution: this game is an 2nd-edition D&D pencil & paper game made into a computer game. If you are expection lots of cutting edge graphics, sfx, Michael-Bay style action, CoD-style instant-gratification, and easy gameplay with little thought involved, this game is not for you.

On the other hand, if you enjoy good narrative, compelling story arcs and excellent gameplay, look no further.

I played the original back in 1998 and i'm already a huge fan. If you are too, then you will be pleased to know that Beamdog have left alone eveything that made BG great, while making small subtle improvements to things like the User Interface and the graphics (resolution, zoom feature). Trent said it well himself, to paraphrase "BG has not aged well, so they've make improvements to make the game to match what we all see through our rose tintend glasses".

Extra content and NPCs are all good too. The NPC's all fit very well with the lore and don't tread on the toes of the existing characters, who all still have their place. The extra areas are very in keeping with the atmosphere and in some cases the humour of the original.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
One of the best RPGs using D&D rules in history. Even nowdays it outshines most of the titles of the same genre, for its memorable characters (Boo is still my hero) and the storyline, which is still one of the best around after 20 years. A masterpiece and personally one of my all time favorites, avoid it only if you hate the genre or games with an isometric worldview.

What's good:
-Tactical DnD combat, at higher difficulties it becomes prioritary to prepare for the toughest fights, besides choosing your companions wisely.
-Charismatic characters to choose from as your companions throughout the game, each one with its own personality and will. A practical example: you're the usual lawful good paladin, saving maidens right and left, feeding ophans and so on? Do not expect that chaotic evil semi-pedophile dwarven mercenary to stay long in your party.
-The game is full of side-quests, most of them rewarding and satisfying.
-Characters interact with one another (mostly with you of course).
-Romance system available for some characters, further developed in the sequel. You want to play something more like Dawson's Gate rather than Baldur's? Here you have it.
-Entertaining storyline and decision making power. You can kill almost everyone in this game, but beware to face the consequences (I myself messed the game up once.)
-Even without all of the side-quests, this game is pretty long. Without the expansion and all the side quests included in this enhanced edition, it will take you from 20 to 30 hours to beat the game, if you're not rushing it like mad.

What's bad/ possibly not enjoyable for others:
-If your a fan of 3D graphics this is not the game for you.
-A little dated audio packs in some cases, not a big deal considering the epic soundtrack but still...
-By contrast with what i wrote before, some may not appreciate the DnD dice based fighting system. If you're a fan of pure action oriented combat games you'll probably be disappointed in this one.
-Objectively dumb racial restrictions in some cases. Why in the world can't I be a monk if I'm an half-elf? Or an elven paladin? Nothing fun-breaking yet still unsettling.

To conclude, if you're a fan of traditional RPG or an open minded ACTION-RPG lover, this might be the game for you.

PS. Nevermind the hours of gameplay Steam shows, I've beaten this game thrice or more in a non-Steam version, besides the countless hours I spent on the original one.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This game is definitely a classic. If you know anything about The Forgotten Realms or Dungeons&Dragons in general, than you definitely need to get this. I am a Dungeon Master myself, and seeing rules and actions of a tabletop role-playing game is definitely exciting. Anyway, here is a full list pros and cons...


Emersion, very emersive world with lots of lore. You don't need any prior D&D experience to really appreciate the vastness of the world. As a Dungeon Master, I have learned a lot about the Forgotten Realm lore from playing Baldur's Gate.

Dialogue, although this may seem like a small thing, it is something I thought I would point out. The dialogue is believable when it needs to be, but also very humorous in parts as well. Space Hamster Boo!

Combat, the combat is good and well balanced, each class actually serves a unique and power purpose. It is basically taking the combat straight from the tabletop RPG and putting it in the game.

Graphics, although the game itself is dated to some degree, graphically it is still good. The enviroment and atmosphere is nearly perfect, areas look believable, feel how they should feel. The characters and monsters fit the overall graphic theme, so overall the graphics just fit perfectly for this kind of game.


Difficulty, this is more or less a problem, it really depends on what your starting class is. Early on you have to be careful as you have limited resources you can use. In later game the difficulty levels out fairly though.

Class Balancing, but didn't I say that the combat was balanced? Well, sadly Dungeons&Dragons has had a hard time trying to balance all of the classes to the "perfectly balanced" point. This is also true in the pen and paper/tabletop Dungeons&Dragons as well. This isn't really a problem in theory, but it does put more favor on certain class choices. Although early on the classes are all balanced, the late game is where the balancing can vary. Basically, I have noticed that Fighter/Mage duel class is completely overpowered in late game because of high defense plus defensive magic (actually did a solo run with a Fighter/Mage duel class). Anyway, moving on now...

Tricky Controls, at first the controls may seem a bit tricky, with little in the way of a tutorial (well, if you don't walk to where the "tutorial" is then you don't get anything really). Being able to control your characters is definitely tricky early on, with all of the combat and magic using and so on. You can always pause the combat and give commands, but this feels unnatural and slow.

Inefficient Interface, the menu layout is a bit confusing at first, but after a while you get the hang of it. Again, the menu layout and things aren't really explained in a tutorial or anything, so you are left to figure it out. Moving items around and things like that is also somewhat of a problem, having it open one characters inventory and moving it to another characters, so forth and so on...

Definitely recommend this game, if you like classic Dungeons&Dragons tabletop gaming or things like it, then this game is a must. The game itself feels like you are playing a session of Dungeons&Dragons with your friends (just without your friends, and on your PC instead of on a table with pens and paper). If you are a Dungeon Master, then this is a must, even if you don't want it. The amount of D&D lore that this game prevides if massive. Anyway, hopefully this review has effected your view as to whether or not to get Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

May your adventures be many and always end in reward!
-Donoknight, Founder of the Tabletop RPG Gamers League
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