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.
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Release Date: Jan 16, 2013

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June 23

Special Update!

Today's update brings a hot-fix for tooltips on Macs, as well as achievements localized for Brazilian Portuguese and a minor crash fix on the Options menu.

Enjoy!

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June 8

V2.3 Update – Release Notes Attached

Today we're pleased to bring you v2.3, with fixes for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Read the full release notes here, a master document that also includes the release notes from v2.0, v2.1, and v2.2!

Highlights of v2.3 include:
-Tooltips now display a stylized scroll background that dynamically resizes with the amount of text displayed  
-The Candlekeep tutors’ dialogue no longer displays placeholder text when a non-English language is selected (BG:EE)
-Turkish UI strings no longer appear in English (BG:EE)
-Story Mode protections now apply to the player’s Familiar as well as party members
-multiple dialogue fixes (eliminating repeated lines, removing incorrect lines, and closing dialogue loops)
-multiple gameplay fixes and interface fixes
-multiple quest and achievement fixes

We are continuing to make improvements to the game all the time based on feedback from the community and beta testers. Hop over to the official Beamdog forums to join the conversation!

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12+
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive:2.17 GB HD space
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ra_hammerhead
41.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's interesting to roleplay. Quite number of good tweaks and additions to the original. Pick it up if you're a cRPG fan.
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(OTG)tonyhsloanejr(Gae'len Fade
122.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is AD&D at its finest. Nothing is watered down and there are a myriad of character choices and custimization options. If you like RPGs that let you make any chracter you want and play any way you want then this is for you.

They don't make games like this anymore Divinity OS is good but still doesnt come close to how deep AD&D is. Seriously just look up the spells, feats and classes for this and many other D&D games like BG. Even crazier is the tabletop version is even deeper and makes the pc rpgs look watered down lol.

Bottom line get this game.
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wong15allan
81.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
Just wow! I loved the old one a lot and now that they have made a newer better higher quality one it’s the masterpiece of RPG role playing fans I was ecstatic about jumping back into my thief’s boots and sliding on my dusty leather armour ready to face the danger filled realms again and I was entertained the whole way. It’s also good that they willing to throw in a few more characters to change up the game a little bit from the original, this is above all the best game in my library of games I love just wandering around and finding new and exciting things. Buying this game is the best thing I have bought.
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Doop
44.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
this is a good game, dude

pros:

tons of content- i played in the fast lane and beat it in 40 hours, and that's plenty for 20 bucks, but there's tons more quests out there that i haven't even done yet

strategy- i played on easy and even cheated a little (sorry) and the combat encounters still had enough variety and challenge that it was necessary to plan out my moves whether i was fighting kobolds or big scary demons

choice- this game relies heavily on dialogue options for most of the decisions you make, but it's not hurt by that. the options are well thought out and smart, and there's hardly ever a moment where the thing you want to say isn't listed there. or at least, that's how it was for me. the decisions are also really challenging- they feel meaningful and they really force you to think them through. this has you feeling like you're really blazing your own trail.

customization- there are a lot of cool options for making characters and cool gear to suit them up in, so you really feel like your character is your own creation and kicks butt.

fun cast of characters- there's an option to create your entire party at the beginning of the game. it's a cool feature, but i'd urge you not to do that, since the NPC companions are so much more fun to have in your party and they add an extra story element and they all have their own little character arcs. i got a big kick out of seeing how my party members interacted with each other and me as went through the adventures and such

art- i think this game really benefits from the isometric 3d style. there's so much detail packed into the dungeons and castles and houses and forests which, paired with the lore and stories spread generously across the world, really creates a feeling that this place is alive and real

cons:

slow start- the story takes a while to pick up and make sense, and you don't even meet the guy behind everything until near the ending (and the only thing you hear about him through the rest of the game is that "there's somebody behind all of this").

inventory tetris- the game has so many items that you're gonna have to shuffle items around a bunch, and you'll have to sell a bunch, and drop a bunch. i didn't mind this so much, it was kinda fun trying to decide who needed what the most, and having to make critical decisions of either dropping the magic sword or the really nice armor, but if you're not into that kinda thing, this might make for some dull moments

music- i hate to say it, but the music in here can be kinda lackluster. there's a limited number of songs, and at some point you get kinda tired of hearing the same three inn songs over and over. you'll also hear the main theme all the friggin time, it's worked into most of the soundtrack. it's cool for a little while, but i found myself wanting more variety.

ajantis- won't stop saying helm. calm down dude. even helm is getting tired of hearing his name so much. however, if you time his commands properly, you can get him to say "helm yes!" which is pretty cool i guess

noober- how about now?

overall 9/10 pretty heckin good game, you really feel like you're getting your own experience here, and the world is built around you doing just that. i'm a fan. bought the sequel. will probably buy the expansions and icewind dale too.
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arthur98r
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
Wouldnt recomened this game ps2 version way better notworth 10$ nvm the 20 i payed on it.
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Edgewalker
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 15
I loved the original Baldur's Gate. I played it for at least a hundred hours, and have been saying since that it was some of the most fun I've ever had in a single-player RPG. Along with the other Infinity Engine games, it was among the best of their kind, and set the tune for what a PC RPG was for a decade.

But I'm not rating this game while living in which the environment into which Baldur's Gate was originally released. It's been twenty years, and it shows. We've learned a lot about UI and "User Experience" since then, and to charge more than a few dollars without doing a full recreation is asking too much.

The "enhancements" are only the absolute bare minimum required to make the game acceptable by today's standards, and those are the standards I'm obliged to use since the game is for sale now.

I tried for a few hours to enjoy this game, but ultimately nostalgia is all I had, and I had that without spending $40.
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We're Not Aiming For The Truck
92.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
eet gude
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
106.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I've never been into Classic Isometric RPGs, mostly because I'm terrible at them. So, when Badur's Gate got "enhanced", I decided to swallowed my pride, set it on Easy and dive into it.

Best decision ever.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It is Baldur's Gate. Amazing classic.

This version is worth it if only for the ZOOM FUNCTIONALITY, which is not added by any mod that I know of. If there is any mod that does it, please tell me.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Hi. I already gave about same feedback on the BG2: EE, so will make this one more brief. :)

The biggest advantage for me is game resolution and zooming in and out. Although I own the original game, only for this the EE was a worth purchase for me.

The biggest nay here are the charachers introduced in EE and their story lines. For me they downgrade the game experience and after giving them a try, I was happy to avoid them.

That is it. :)
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
25 hours logged, four characters with over 90 on the stat rolls...

Best damn Dice Rolling sim EVER! 20/20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This is an old but very fun role-playing game.
You can be a tough warrior and a great magician.
It is possible to travel with fellow of good and evil.

The middle of the journey, you will be able to a lot of selection.
Different selection, will also change journey.
You can play any number of times without getting tired.

I would recommend this game.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
BG:EE finished. In summary, it was meh. half of the achievements are broken, the game grashed on me around a dozen times, new features are nice but bugged as hell (half of the journal messages have "No objective text" headline, that makes it harder to find your current objective. Map markings are broken and often switch texts or put "Invalid" instead of whatever you put there.

and it completely unbalances the game.

New content is ♥♥♥♥.

not worth 5 bucks.

Maybe 2.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
119.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
You must gather your party before venturing forth.
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It seems that most of reviews have a deep affection for the original game a long time ago so they know about some differences between the original version and this EE and want to talk about it. As for Chinese reviews, there are just a whole lot of people complaining about localization. I am just a fresh newcomer to Baldur’s gate, actually this EE version and I think it couldn’t have changed much from the original one because the game is still sooooo great.

I’ve beaten some Bioware games so I know some of the modern Bioware features: gorgeous main quest, lovable companions, tons of lore and some homosexual staff. Side quests, however, are not strong in those Bioware titles I've played such as in Mess Effect and Dragon Age. However, Baldur’s gate gives me a feeling more like it is a pioneer of skyrim for the open world exploration and endless side quests, or, more appropriately, side "events". It is the point of exploration in games that you can always encounter some interesting people and fun stories during your whether or not aimless wandering. That is why I like Bethesda games despite some of their poor designs. Many of those events in Baldur's gate does not have complete storylines. Some of them are just small moral choices to enrich lore. It does not mean that the game has weak side quests. On the contrary, some of the actual side quests are surprisingly good and there are not many simple “go to the dungeon and fetch me something” quests like in skyrim.

The game feels like skyrim in some way. But judging from some other aspects, I guess it looks pretty Bioware, even though it might not be the modern Bioware I know. Companions, for example, are quite likable. However, companion part is in a quite similar situation like the quest part is in the game. We have a great amount of companions and nearly none of them have much to do about stories. Instead, they are just being different kinds of combatants with interesting characteristics. Companions in other bioware titles, such as dragon age, can be trustworthy friend, lovers that you really are in love with, tutors and students. Companions in Baldur’s gate are not as good as those in Dragon Age franchise in my opinion, but is still far better than some RPGs such as skyrim. Here I’d like to say that although beamdog might have messed something up in the game, they really did a good job writing and designing those new companions. Dorn and Neera are really cute and Rasaad is much more interesting than a common lawful good guy.

The main quest in this game is applaudable, mainly owing to the last two chapters in my opinion. But it is not as good as many other RPGs. In Dragon Age Origin, the four branch main quests allow you to explore four kinds of distinguished powers in Thedas and every one of them is a fantastic adventure, letting you learn the lore from a dimensional point of view. In Baldur's gate, however, all of your heroic actions in early chapters is indeed solving local people problems as the hero does in DAO except the dungeons are less exciting. They are just mines filled with annoying traps. Those adventures in Tales of the Sword Coast expansion is much better and more intense in story and dungeons than those in the original game. Durlag’s tower is probably still one of the best designed dungeons in game history.

Thanks to D&D rules, combat is fun in this game. I usually don’t care that much about combat components but I went through the manual thoroughly to get familiar with those rules. To me, the most fun part is spells. I’ve never seen so many different kinds of spells in one game. Many of them serves purposes, not just some kind of duplication. There are always different ways to beat enemies if you put your mage and spells in good use.

To conclude the review, Baldur’s gate combines some of the good elements in popular modern RPGs from groups like Bethesda and Bioware as well as its own D&D derived story and strategy-based combat. It might not be an appropriate expression since the game is much older than those modern titles. In that way, some part of the game may seem crude to a modern RPG fan. But that does not prevent the game from remaining a masterpiece even today. The game is still fun in today’s standard but enjoying the game needs some effort. At least remember to go back to the manual when you have questions. If you are interested in western RPGs and looking forward for more, I think Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition is a must play.
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510 of 612 people (83%) found this review helpful
424 people found this review funny
Recommended
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
This. Was. My. Childhood.
9/10.
would have been 10/10,
if the Steam version included putting in a new disc every 5 minutes.
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302 of 354 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The original Baldur's Gate is one of my favourite games, second only to its successor and is a game any rpg fan must play. Due to its art style for a game that came out in 1998 it still holds up well today. Graphically this game still looks beautiful due to 2d painting-esque backdrops and thirdperson isometric viewpoint.

The gameplay also has an incredible amount of depth to it and the combat is very tactical and varied depending on the class you play and the party setup you choose. The game is also from an era when games were unforgiving and actually provided the player with a challenge. The combat is similar to Dragon Age: Origins where it can be free-flowing and action oriented but it is highly recommended that players take it slowly and utilise pausing to setup properly between rounds during combat.

The game being built upon the ruleset of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons has a lot of depth to classes and the classes will all playout and feel very different which offers a lot of replayability ontop of just choosing and adhering to different alignments.

Also due to the game being built upon AD&D and being set in a D&D realm the game has an incredible amount of history and backstory in there that the world feels real and is incredibly dark and gritty which ties in great with the dark tones of the main story.

Without spoiling too much of the story it starts with very humble beginning and quickly thrusts the player into a world descending into turmoil with bandits and bad guys wanting to kill you at every turn you must uncover the sinister plot that is unfolding and discover your own dark heritage in the process.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this game although I will warn that there is a lot of reading involved and that the combat is designed to played slowly (unlike diablo and games of its ilk) and very tactically but for those that love a game with a great story this game is undoubtedly one you should play.
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620 of 784 people (79%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
462.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I am posting this on both the review for this game, and the first in the series, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced edition.

I absolutely LOVE this game, and everything about it, and the other game in the series. I loved the combat, the UI was tight, everything was well-polished when Beamdog re-released the game. I was actually in the middle of a run through the entire game on the hardest difficulty with only the main character...

Before IT happened.

The update to Siege of Dragonspear affected both games, and it's been nothing but negative for me so far. I can no longer access the Command Console (used for fixing the many glitches that can happen here and there), the UI is buggy and, when it does work, is clunky and, frankly, ugly as sin itself. My saves have all disappeared into the wind, and my character's data has become ridiculously bugged (Level 34 at the tail end of Throne of Bhaal suddenly turning into a level 17 with all of the items from her run through BG1 and 2? What?) and more.

Before now, I would have recommended this series in a heartbeat. This game, nearly two decades ago, defined and revived a dying RPG era. But now? Now it's nearly impossible to play. And, unfortunately, it was the fault of the people who brought it back in the first place.

--HOW BEAMDOG CAN FIX THIS--

-Implementation of the old character and save game formatting
-Option to use the old UI
-Option to turn the Console Command on and off IN GAME. The steps to do this in the first place were a nightmare in and of itself.

--Things that COULD help--
- Scale the difficulty levels back down a little. Insane difficulty jumped from enemies doing 50% more damage to 100%, and Legacy of Bhaal makes the game nearly unplayable.


As it stands right now? DO. NOT. BUY. THIS. GAME. It pains me to say that (as you can no doubt see from my time in this game), but as it is right now, it's not worth any money.
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