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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Mixed (190 reviews) - 64% of the 190 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jan 16, 2013

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May 17

v2.2 Update - Release Notes Attached

Today we're pleased to bring you v2.2, which includes 229 fixes to BG:EE and the Siege of Dragonspear expansion. The full release notes are linked below, but here are the highlights:

- Improved multiplayer stability
- New graphics options
- Fixed item description artwork
- Localized Steam Achievements for French, Polish, and Italian
- Added voice-overs for French (Baldur's Gate campaign only)
- Updated voice-overs for Polish (Baldur's Gate campaign only)

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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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!

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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
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saoki.in.dreams
( 193.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
First things first: take a look at my playtime. Number of times the game crashed in over 188h? ZERO.

Baldur's Gate is an old favourite for its great story, engaging mechanics and fun gameplay. The enhanced edition isn't really that different from the original for someone that only played it out of the box, like me. If anything, it's improved, since it now runs smoothly (I remember making coffee while I waited for the city of Bauldur's Gate to load).

Don't buy into the haters' speech.
If you're new to the game, get it. It's awesome and has so much variety to its locations and monsters, that it feels better than a lot of more recent games (just remember, it's based on AD&D, so the rules are sometimes strange for people raised playing 4th or 5th edition DnD).
If, like me, you played it a long time ago and would like to replay it for nostalgia's sake (and also because it's awesome), go right ahead and remember you can mod the hell out of this game if you feel something's missing.
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ifrgt
( 33.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The dark character outlines are finally optional.
Lots of bugs fixed, lots left to fix, but the overall nostalgia feeling is present in this game again.
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ChakaRazer
( 411.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Wow, logged in today. It's been awhile. I can't believe steam allowed one of my favorite games to be so ♥♥♥♥ed up. I also don't know if I should only be mad at steam and not also the shit♥♥♥♥s that masterminded this disaster. Unfortunately for all parties, I'm sure are concerned, it's made me re-evaluate my relationship with GOG, where I can get the old version. A place I hadn't camped since I banged Imoen over the horse trough in mad drunken glory years ago.

Peace out Baldur'sGate fans. This ♥♥♥♥ is crap. You can smell it already, can't you?
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InfertileMaple
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Baldur's Gate is one of my all-time favorite games. I owned the CD set when I was younger and now the Enhanced Edition. Most of the added content is not as good as the core content of BG1, but it's optional. At least, they improved a few things from the original BG1, for exemple : larger stacks of arrows.

If you enjoyed BG1, you will enjoy the enhanced edition.
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Marang
( 130.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
If there were options to disable:
-all new added characters and content
-beamdog logos
-some "new upgrates" like f**ed up journal

then I would recommend this piece of garbage.

Honestly:
EE < BG1 from GOG + mods

EE has lost the magic from old BG/ The magic in old BG was keept somehow in the UI style and behind the game, cause many of ppl who created it originally they were driven by passion, not by obvious hunger for money.
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smokejaguarsix
( 86.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
DONT BUY UNTIL THEY GET RID OF THE NEW GRAPHICS!!!

I LOVED BG 1 & 2. I played them for hours and hours then went back and played them again. SO when I found out that there were enhanced editions I started playing all over again and fell in love with BG EE.....
But then these *&^(@*#^%@'s went and CHANGED the graphics and inserted their personal politics into my favorite game. Now I can't even play it. The new graphics physically make me sick. I'm not kidding. I literally get sick after a very short time. The new graphics are horrid. 2.0 is a travesty. Why did they ruin this amazing game?
I paid for this game and without any warning they completely changed the already amazing graphicsinto something absolutely sketchy and horrid looking ruining my experience and making an amazing game unplayable.
GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL GRAPHICS PLEASE!!! I hate these horrible cartoonish colors. Something about these 'updated' (Read =ruined) graphics makes me physically ill. I really want a refund. I cant play the game anymore. I also bought BG2 EE and BG1 EE for my son to play via multi-player and we cant even get the updated 2.0 versions to load on his computer in single player now.
Way to go! You ruined these games.
Iv'e never heard of a game company deliberately ruining a game before. Apparently, they don't intend to stay in business. Either that or they hate D&D fans and enjoy alienating an entire genre of gamers.
Drop the 2.0 and go back to the original game that was working so wonderfully.
For those who want the expansion, fine....keep the graphics changes for them but I want my BGEE and BG2EE back the way they were!!! They worked fine before and now they SUCK.
Oh, and FYI....I've canceled my plans to buy Icewind Dale EE and refuse to spend even one more dollar on Beamdog products until they give me back the original BGEE graphics. Why buy something I cant play?
Changing the graphics from a stable,well recieved, beautifully rendered engine to a shoddy, ugly, unstable, sketchy trainwreck was the worst decision ever in the history of gaming.

Oh...and apparently Beamdog has decided to force their politics on Baldurs Gate fans! I don't care about your politics or what your employees do behind their closed doors.Seriously! This is Baldurs Gate. This isn't Liesure Suit Larry's Hottub. We just want toplay the old game on new computers....THAT's ALL!!! Changing beloved characters and adding politically desperate language to please some angry programmer's warped views is unacceptable to the majority of BG fans and the feedback here is ample proof.

I guess you guys never went to business school or learned the maxims, "the customer is always right" and "never dump on your core clients."

My monthly game money will go to some other deserving company. Beamdog apparently doesn't want it. They are too busy telling off customers and messing up time honored, beloved and respected games.
Restore the game graphics and functionality or I will never spend money on a Beamdog product again.
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Stevo 5000
( 42.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Do not buy from these SJW feminazi freaks.
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Vyrrh
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Never played before, but know a bit about Second Edition D&D. Friend insisted I experience it, so I played.

Made a character. Fighter/Mage Male Half-Elf Multiclass. 3d6 in order, no "adjusting" stats because that isn't how rolling works. 78 total stat points, 09 strength, 14 intellect. Core Rules difficulty. No reloading after failing to scribe a spell.

The plot can be summed up as Everybody Wants You Dead: The Game. You live in a monastery and your wizard foster-father just starts freaking out one day and telling you to pack some stuff because we're GTFO-ing. Somehow a couple of extremely incompetent goons made it into the monastery despite the entrance fee being "you must donate a book worth A @#%&load of money," in order to kill you, for... a 200 gold bounty? Maybe lower? Whatever the case, they aren't getting a good return on their investment, mostly because their nonmagical daggers are flimsy.

So you leave, then Big Armored Guy shows up and kills Wizard Dad. Your little sister shows up to help you because it's boring in the monastery, but apparently Wizard Dad just doesn't care about her because he fully intended to leave her behind. Then you meet your replacement parents and learn that all the iron in the region is messed up somehow and it's probably your fault, because of... reasons? Oh, and more "assassins" try to kill you while the bounty notices they carry show a steady increase in price. None of these fights can be avoided by not telling the people trying to hunt you down what your name is. The option to wear a cowl and avoid people should exist, but whatever. The game must be close to twenty years old at this point, yeah? I'll cut 'em a little slack for that. Game / programming limitations and all that.

Throughout my journey in "The Sword Coast," I've encountered a female chicken that gets turned back into a male human, an old male hermit extolling "the joys of being a woman that one summer" when a wild surge hit him, a group of "amazons" who are really just female adventurers trying to murder you for the reward money, more chances to belittle female adventurers for looking so gosh-darned cute in their chainmail bikinis, a bard who tells women they belong in the kitchen making cupcakes, and a radfem who treats men as unnecessarily horribly as the men in the setting treat women. You also have the opportunity to tell one of the new characters "lololol make me a sandwich" in response to her saying she's having the time of her life adventuring.

The writing and setting are completely sexist, and the cast of companions is BORING. Except Minsc. Minsc is kind of hilarious, but once you get tired of the same few lines he gives out, he goes from "entertaining" to "we get it, you have a pet space hamster and that's half of the entire basis of your personality."

The only time most of the main cast ever speaks up is to react to reputation changes or comment on your surroundings. There's generally a line for certain characters referencing the fact that you're in a city, or you're in the woods, or you're in a dungeon. And sometimes two companions will interrupt a traveling session to fight to the death. Seriously. The only party members that even bother speaking about something else are the ones that were added in the Enhanced Edition, and the sexism from the old game is still visible in dialogues with Neera. And normally I'd probably say something about Neera being completely self-centered, manipulative and unlikeable, but 1) that also applies to a lot of other characters, and 2) she's a wild-mage. Wild mages are supposed to be chaotic, catty, and fun, and Neera is all of these things.

Dorn is single-minded in his obsession with vengeance against those who betrayed him, and if you take him on as a party member you don't really get the option not to ask about his powers and not get an answer when he forces dialogue, but... the writing is lazy elsewhere too. Also, what would you expect from a Blackguard? They're "evil but not chaotic paladins," so Dorn makes a lot of sense as a character.

The game just oozes magical items though. You get a magic belt almost as soon as you leave the monastery, the new characters come with their own magic weapons (with Neera's staff being a bit hazardous for her to wield in combat because it might be her that gets burned), some encounters just drop amazing weapons for such a low level party, but it looks like longswords and zweihanders are the favored weapon in this game, just like so many other RPGs. You can even grab a set of elven chainmail (read: armor that wizards can cast spells in without penalty) and magic rings that increase the amount of spells you can cast/prepare per day by a large amount. And if you've got a wild mage in the party, casting through Nahal's Reckless Dweomer with such a ring turns that character into a completely overpowered powerhouse.

Baldur's Gate is such an easy game once you know how the game interprets the 2nd Edition (Best Edition) ruleset that I wonder why there are easier difficulty settings than the one I chose. "Normal," which is apparently the default setting at character creation, penalizes the damage enemies do. It should be called "Easy," but there is also an "Easy" mode where enemies are penalized even further and player characters get a +6 bonus to all their rolls. And *then* there's "Story Mode," where the player's party literally cannot die. Ever. It reminds me of the DOOM difficulty setting known as "I Am A Wimp."

And yet, with all this rampant sexism and magical weirdness, so many reviews on here are complaining about the game being full of Social Justice because the expansion has a minor non-evil transgender cleric that can be encountered. Or there are complaints concerning "They Changed It, Now It Suck." Or that multiplayer doesn't work. But who plays a computer RPG for the multiplayer? Why is that even an option in the game? I thought multiplayer was what tabletop D&D and MMOs and Shooters were for. But whatever, obviously multiplayer Baldurs Gate appeals to somebody, or it wouldn't be in the game.

But, the interface is easy to make sense of. Not giving commands to the party when enemies appear isn't a suicidal tactical option because the AI generally knows how to handle itself. People with bows engage enemy units without input from the player long before said enemies can close in for melee. Melee characters move to engage nearby foes, and move on to the next foe when the one they're attacking gets hacked into chunks. Sometimes they get hung up on pathfinding, but telling them to attack the next target generally fixes that issue. And, for all my issues with the writing and the boring plot that was probably a lot more interesting in the late nineties (when RPGs weren't flooded with the "special snowflake protagonist who's descended from a god or a dragon or is Destined For Greatness that the player must customize from the ground up" archetype yet), it's a pretty solid game.

It's certainly a lot more entertaining than Neverwinter Nights, even if you do run into Mary Sues like Elminster, The Doctor, and Drizz't Dro'Urden. At least here you get the option to murder such characters in cold blood! And for what it's worth, the game also serves as sort of a history lesson in gaming culture.

This is the sort of video game that led to the birth of the kinds of people who threaten female video game developers in today's age, but it's also a sign of evolution in the industry regarding the treatment of female characters in RPGs. But, it's also evidence of stagnation in video game storytelling, because in all the time that's passed since the release of Baldur's Gate, the majority of RPG protagonists are so, so very bland because they follow the same cookie-cutter design process.

Baldur's Gate isn't really my kind of girl, but I've taken worse ones to bed.
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egschooley
( 58.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
still a fun game. Save often.
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Azarius
( 68.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
A good "remastered" version of the game.

I would like to see a couple of changes made around the camera and the sharpness of the characters, other than that the game is still totally enjoyable.

Apparently a few bugs still remain but I am over half way though now and I have yet to find any.

I would recommend this to old and new players alike, one of the greatest RPGs of all time.
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Croosty_Muesli
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???????????
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rehlo3
( 95.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
not the old classic anymore, if you came for nostalgia look elsewhere
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evcastello
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Best RPG ever.
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Anchorhead
( 49.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
More like "Beamdong"...

I haven't played SoD yet, but it changes nothing about the poor experiences I had with Beamdog prior to Dragonspear, conerning their port of BG to iphone. It was terrible for SO LONG. They seemed not to care. For the longest time their solutions to certain problems (the sidebar buttons that remove the sidebar, but don't bring it back) were actually work-arounds that the community had discovered. The tone of their responses to people leaned toward defensive, and it is off-putting.

From reading these customer reviews, it only further reassures me that I didn't make a mistake by being wary of Beamdog's newest venture. They should just make mods. It seems like that's what they'd rather do, than deal with any mistakes that they make, or the unhappy customers who feel duped when they buy a broken product, or have a less than positive opinion of said product.

I really wanted to be happy about Beamdog's latest venture. But it seems I should not be. Which is fine. I'll find other retro/retro-styled games to get excited about. Tides of Numenara, for example.
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Stanko
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
One of the best games ever made in a new and perfect version. A pure pleasure :)
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我要集齐P社4萌
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
It's my most stupid expenditure.

you are ♥♥♥♥♥ lazy developer team

JUST GO BROKE!
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Blitzkrieg
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I do still recommend this game after the changes.
Were they horribly unneeded and spat on a classic? Yes.
So why do I still recommend it?

Because, if you go to the beta opting for the game, you can set the game to an older patch, 1.3 to be exact, which is before any of the unnecessary changes took place. So while yes, the update made the game far...far worse. I say EE is still the more stable version of the game as it stands for newer hardware and I'm happy to say that yes, you can infact, avoid that atrocious and unneeded update. If you still want to give them money or not is up to you, I honestly say they don't deserve it but the game itself is still worth it.

Just so people stop freaking out as if there is no way to change everything back, I hope this helps some of you that planned on buying the game and were put off or people who already bought the game and were pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥!

Although I will say the Multiplayer side of the game is pretty buggy, for both this and the second game. Not really sure why, but the connecting players tend to crash when loading new zones. It's best to get the original game if you want to use the multiplayer aspect.
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Braver XIII
( 92.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
All of the recent negative reviews for this game are unfortunate, and I would say misleading. This is a fantastic update to a game I've loved since I was a child, and the Siege of Dragonspear expansion is an interesting and well-crafted segue to Baldur's Gate 2.
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RetrogradeTom
( 88.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
I was a fan of BG when it came out, and love the Enhanced Edition. I have finished the entire game plus Tales of the Sword Coast. The new characters are really cool, and I played from beginning to end with no issues. I also prefer the outlined graphical style, but you can turn if off if you want. I couldn't be happier that Beamdog formed around reviving these games. Great purchase.
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UltimateSpinach
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Great game, great expansion and to those screaming about how awful it is to have trans people talk about being trans in a game you really need to get your close minded bigoted selves out of my games. You call people who appreciate diversity “social justice warriors” as if it's an insult but that is a label I'm happy to wear if it means more inclusivity and diversity in my games. And if your upset because they changed the original, than play the original not this. You can still buy it, I own a copy and love it. I'm sick of hearing people cry through their rose tinted glasses about how someone changed the game in an enhanced edition, obviously they changed it that's why it's the enhanced edition not just a re-release of the same game. If you want to play the original, go ahead buy it and play it. If you want to play the original with a number of nice ui fixes/upgrades, some cool new characters and pieces to the story, and an awesome expansion than this is the game for you.
ps. There are some bugs that I wish they would get around to fixing this is not a perfect game but it is a really good one and worth picking up and playing. I loved this game when the original came out and I love this version now and I hope to see many more games like this new enhanced edition coming from Beamdog. Keep up the great work and ignore the people blinded by nostalgia or their own bigoted minds that can only deal with sexuality and gender as long as it is their own sexuality and gender.
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107 of 154 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I'd like to rewrite my deleted review, but I can't be bothered.

Any publisher that would delete reviews to push up their game's rating should be avoided at all costs.
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45 of 65 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Multiplayer is a horrible buggy mess!

Ever since they released the Seige of Dragonspear expansion, it's been one awful bug-fest after another.
I don't even own that particular expansion, and it's completely crippled multiplayer.
At first we were completely unable to host a game without the use of third party software. After a week, they finally patched it, but now the save system is broke. Apparently if you set your party AI to "None" the saves stop working and crash your game. We've lost several save files to this bug.

I simply cannot recommend this game in its current state. It makes me want to reinstall my old 5 Disc set. The one from 18 years ago works perfectly fine, whereas this one is nothing but frustration.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
This is review commendary on Dragonspear expansion, made by person with light sensitive eyes.


Original baldursgate saga, specificly shadows of amn was and is my all time favorite rpg series.

Everything was so well thought out the music, ui, combot, text, everything was so well designed you could play the game hours and hours to an end without any problems at all, it was overally really pleasant journey.

So when they made enchanted editions for modern machines I were happy, I could play my favorite game once more without extensive fine tuning I had to do on originals.

And it was fun, for while.


Then came siege on dragonspear.


They changed the well thought ui coloring and theme of old baldursgate to dark obsidian hue " volcanic" style, that looks good in paper.

But in game it's health hazard.

The black ui causes all color contrasts to be so strong, you will literally get sick and your eyes start hurting if you play the game for longer than few minutes.

That's right, they made coloring so horrible, it causes me to get physical pain in my eyes.

I want to play the expansion but I can't, it just hurts me.


If you want to get bg 1& 2 ee, don't get Siege on Dragonspear.

It makes the game unplayable for people with even slight eye sensitivities.
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34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Keeps crashing during multiplayer, not sure why. Seems to be prior to/during saves and travel (which has an accompanying autosave). Using LAN. Pretty frustrating, multiplayer is the only reason we're playing at all.
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35 of 53 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I loved the original B♥♥♥♥nd bought BG1:EE to experience the first game, and while it worked about a year ago when I first installed it, now the game no longer functions for me. I imagine that--like other players--the latest update ruined my ability to play the game I paid for. Even after working with tech support, the best I could do was to get the game to turn on, at which point it would be so slow and glitchy I couldn't even move past the first screen. Tech support has been unable to fix this for me yet, and their only advice was to wait for a revised patch. My machine can handle Skyrim, AC4, Far Cry 3 and other big games just fine, but apparently this remake of an ancient RPG kills my computer's ability to handle things.

Until they fix the bugs that make BG:EE unplayable, I cannot recommend it.
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Game itself is one of the best rpg of all time.

It´s a pity that beamdog ♥♥♥♥ed this up. avoid this buggy product for now and get the original version from gog.
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36 of 56 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
2.0 (dragonspear) update ruined whole game experience (and it's only UI changes). Play old not-enhanced version from gog with mods.
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27 of 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
So... they released a new update, and my save file was deleted, and the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ dlc which i refunded was back!! I don't want your DLC, I want my save file back, and I want to be able to roll back to the last update before the game was screwed up. Unfortunately the devs are a bunch of SJWs who don't understand games so they won't do any of that, but hey, at least the orgiinal is on sale over at GOG.
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52 of 86 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Got banned and my posts removed from the game's steam forums.
For calling the moderator/developer a liar, For censoring/deleting negative posts
and banning people for it. Irony/10

Should have seen it coming though, From a company that asks people for positive reviews.
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28 of 43 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Added a patch that broke the game..
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28 of 44 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
116.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Game hasn't been stable since the Dragon Spear expansion came out.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I want my money back!! This game is beyond ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t! I cant even do anything becuase my character is constantly freezing and the computer is freezing!
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Hi, I'm not much of a reviewer but just tried this for the first time and was a bit disappointed. The graphics and overall performance is very sluggish or how you say it. I would have thought they could have made it smooth, but at least with my system:
Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz
16,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (10-10-10-30)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
etc. it isn't.
Of course the main point for this great game is not the graphics, but still it makes a difference to me. It looks a bit like Ultima 6 with outlined characters imo but at that time at least it was obvious it was sluggish.... I have to admit I haven't played this but only few minutes, but this is the first impression. The same good game is there of course, but... As I have played it years back ago (the original that is) and I also have Baldur's Gate II via gog.com, I think this "enhanced" isn't worth the money. Though they do sell this also on gog.com...
I don't recommend this version, but just my opinion so take it as it is.
Cheers...
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Not Recommended
175.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Disregard everything I said before - Beamdog took the game I wanted to play, and changed it to the game they thought I wanted to play. Obviously, I didn't. Go torrent the original.

Neera still a cutie, tho

EDIT:

To expand upon this, seeing as some people weren't satisfied;
What you get is no longer the original Baldur's Gate and Tales of The Sword Coast with a few new characters and quests. The graphics are somehow worse, the classes are different, and the UI is also, somehow, less intuative than the original. Despite being the same game really, it no longer feels like the same game I stumbled through as a child many many years ago.
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
95.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
not the old classic anymore, if you came for nostalgia look elsewhere
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
411.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Wow, logged in today. It's been awhile. I can't believe steam allowed one of my favorite games to be so ♥♥♥♥ed up. I also don't know if I should only be mad at steam and not also the shit♥♥♥♥s that masterminded this disaster. Unfortunately for all parties, I'm sure are concerned, it's made me re-evaluate my relationship with GOG, where I can get the old version. A place I hadn't camped since I banged Imoen over the horse trough in mad drunken glory years ago.

Peace out Baldur'sGate fans. This ♥♥♥♥ is crap. You can smell it already, can't you?
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21 of 39 people (54%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
More like "Beamdong"...

I haven't played SoD yet, but it changes nothing about the poor experiences I had with Beamdog prior to Dragonspear, conerning their port of BG to iphone. It was terrible for SO LONG. They seemed not to care. For the longest time their solutions to certain problems (the sidebar buttons that remove the sidebar, but don't bring it back) were actually work-arounds that the community had discovered. The tone of their responses to people leaned toward defensive, and it is off-putting.

From reading these customer reviews, it only further reassures me that I didn't make a mistake by being wary of Beamdog's newest venture. They should just make mods. It seems like that's what they'd rather do, than deal with any mistakes that they make, or the unhappy customers who feel duped when they buy a broken product, or have a less than positive opinion of said product.

I really wanted to be happy about Beamdog's latest venture. But it seems I should not be. Which is fine. I'll find other retro/retro-styled games to get excited about. Tides of Numenara, for example.
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Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I do still recommend this game after the changes.
Were they horribly unneeded and spat on a classic? Yes.
So why do I still recommend it?

Because, if you go to the beta opting for the game, you can set the game to an older patch, 1.3 to be exact, which is before any of the unnecessary changes took place. So while yes, the update made the game far...far worse. I say EE is still the more stable version of the game as it stands for newer hardware and I'm happy to say that yes, you can infact, avoid that atrocious and unneeded update. If you still want to give them money or not is up to you, I honestly say they don't deserve it but the game itself is still worth it.

Just so people stop freaking out as if there is no way to change everything back, I hope this helps some of you that planned on buying the game and were put off or people who already bought the game and were pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥!

Although I will say the Multiplayer side of the game is pretty buggy, for both this and the second game. Not really sure why, but the connecting players tend to crash when loading new zones. It's best to get the original game if you want to use the multiplayer aspect.
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21 of 40 people (53%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???????????
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Recommended
193.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
First things first: take a look at my playtime. Number of times the game crashed in over 188h? ZERO.

Baldur's Gate is an old favourite for its great story, engaging mechanics and fun gameplay. The enhanced edition isn't really that different from the original for someone that only played it out of the box, like me. If anything, it's improved, since it now runs smoothly (I remember making coffee while I waited for the city of Bauldur's Gate to load).

Don't buy into the haters' speech.
If you're new to the game, get it. It's awesome and has so much variety to its locations and monsters, that it feels better than a lot of more recent games (just remember, it's based on AD&D, so the rules are sometimes strange for people raised playing 4th or 5th edition DnD).
If, like me, you played it a long time ago and would like to replay it for nostalgia's sake (and also because it's awesome), go right ahead and remember you can mod the hell out of this game if you feel something's missing.
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