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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Very Positive (2,673 reviews) - 84% of the 2,673 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2013

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April 14

v2.1 Update - Release Notes Attached

Today we're pleased to bring you v2.1, which includes a number of fixes to BG:EE, BGII:EE, and the Siege of Dragonspear expansion. The full release notes are linked below, but here are the highlights:

- Difficulty options should now be preserved across saved games
- Using cloud saves should no longer cause game crashes in multiplayer
- Multiplayer in general should be more stable

We still have a few lingering issues to fix regarding multiplayer, as well as other areas of the game that need some more polish; those things will be addressed in one of our upcoming updates. In the meantime, enjoy this first batch of fixes!

Release Notes

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April 7

Soundtracks Now Available!

Beamdog is pleased to announce the release of the full digital soundtracks for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and its expansion, Siege of Dragonspear!

The Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition soundtrack features the full original soundtrack from Baldur's Gate, as well as all of the tracks composed by Sam Hulick for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

The Siege of Dragonspear soundtrack features all-new tracks by Sam Hulick, featured in the Siege of Dragonspear expansion, as well as several bonus tracks from the game's official announcement and launch trailers.

The soundtracks come in both lossless FLAC and 320kbit MP3 format. Once downloaded, you can access them from the Steam Media Player to listen to them while you play--or load them onto your phone or mp3 player and take the sounds of the Realms with you as you venture forth.

(Both soundtracks require you to have already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.)

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Reviews

"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
Helpful customer reviews
579 of 727 people (80%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
422.8 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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342 of 430 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I had just gotten back into Baldurs Gate and was loving the experience. I had never beated BG1 upon its release many years ago, and I was enjoying going through the world before BG2. Right as I got into the swing of things they released the update today 3/31/16.

The character models look chartoonish, the journal now pops up, items now obscenly flash their stats if you even pick them up in your inventory for a second. It seems dumbed down and thats unfortunate.

If there was a option as a previous reviewer mentioned, of reverting back to the old format, I have no doubt I would again enjoy this game and look forward to completing the saga. As it stands now I own't be playing until that's an option. And as I paid for both games, and the product has vastly changed, I feel slightly cheated.
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309 of 394 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I was so happy of being back to BG, when suddently, this morning, THE UPDATE happened.
Cartoonish graphics, clumsy UI and a BIG BUG.
What to do: don't buy the game.
What to do if you already bought the game: don't try to go back to old graphics, like I ingenuously did this morning by clicking "use alternative rendering" (or similar) in graphic options. It will crush the game and you won't load it anymore.
What to do if you already bought the game and caused the crash: write to the support and wait... Wait... Wait...
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188 of 230 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Wanted to play multiplayer.
Made private server with friend... multiplayer broken.
Advised to port forward.... Multiplayer still broken.
Advised to DMZ (really!!!)... Multiplayer lobby loads.... game doesn't... Multiplayer still broken.
Direct Connection.... Multiplayer still broken.
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206 of 255 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
54.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Not much enhanced here - if anything the game is dehanced because of hamfisted changes to the UI which remove a lot of the fantastical charm the original Baldur's Gate had and replace it with an ugly, mostly black one (no more stylized dropcaps at the beginning of item/book/weapon/gem descriptions, tacky black backgrounds behind tooltips (instead of the charming scroll that used to appear), popup speeches during action scenes, and journal entries, ability to scroll off the maps and see blackness which cuts off the on-map scenery, etc etc etc). They have also decided to not include their own version of a detailed, colored map seen here from the TuTu mod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B174_ETClo Instead, they used the original bland, tan parchment paper map with the added feature of immersion-breaking font!

Feels much more like a fan-mod with mediocre (and sometimes anti-intellectual sjw) writing (or removal of writing *cough* Safana's dialogue has been erased in favor of vacuous, humdrum scribbling *cough*) instead of work on the same level of greatness that was the original Baldur's Gate.

I'm still going to play it so I can transfer my character to Siege of Dragonspear and play through the rest of the series, but if this is the team that will be making Baldur's Gate 3 if they get enough funding for it, my expectations will definitely not be high. I wish there was a one thumb up and one thumb down mixed option for steam games. If there was I'd choose that instead of a thumb down. The game is still good, but many of the changes push it away from being great.
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