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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Mostly Positive (67 reviews) - 71% of the 67 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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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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Meclodar
( 49.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The second best game ever (best being BG2^^), remade for newer PCs. Definitely a must if you like rpgs. This has what modern games often lack: Lore, depth, multiple-choice and epic game time.
It has enough script for a good book trilogy and covers most big legends within DnD (Drizzt, Elminster etc.)

A must have!
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Mike
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
11/10 best home invasion similator on steam...

But the new UI is 1/100
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White Mason Reviews
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
So traveling deep into the world of D&D but ona computer, well this has to be played to believe! I am an avid "D&D" enthuiasit and all i can say is playing this has opened my eyes to what is plausable with modern times.

You can take on a whole party of your creation, or have the ingame characters join you, and with some of the characters backstories out of this world I cannot praise this enough.

Built back in the 90ies there are some general bugs and glitches that happends and you can say this is part of the added "charm" but then again when your playing it can cause the old fashioned rage quits! The path tracking is redicilous!

I must reccomend this to anyone who enjoys DND as its story line is tradition to a T. Anyone wanting to take a break from Final fantasy, or Try something new, prepare for an indepth world and a storyline like no other, unearth the mysterys that lie within.

Call this a prerequisit to divinity as that is only where you can head from here!
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LuisGC
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
40 hours for a complete playthrough.

It's not as "enjoyable" as any modern RPG game (as Pillars of Eternity, for example) but totally enjoyable anyway :-)
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Anakoreten
( 60.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Aside from the devs not honoring settings like not giving you max rolls on level up etc, it's decent. I'd still pick the original with mods though. Linear difficulty doesnt belong in AD&D. So on that fact alone; would not recommend.
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webkahve
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Aged but still brilliant classic RPG. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and the expansion has plenty of tweaks, widescreen support, higher resolution textures and improved spell animations to enhance experience for HD screens.
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Cheesecake
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Do you like hotels that are as clean as an Elven ♥♥♥♥?
This is for you
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stewelement
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
FYI, I bought this on Steam after buying it from Beamdog when it originally came out a few years ago, and I haven't played my Steam copy yet which is why my played hours are so low.

Baldur's Gate is a game that I have been playing since 1998. It's an incredible game. This is a solid update, plays well, no more loading screens, and incorporates many quality of life improvements that you previously needed mods for. There are new classes and kits to use, and now there is a brand new adventure in Siege of Dragonspear.

It's true that out of the box, the game looks different after the latest patch. However, the changes that Beamdog made, particularly the ones that change how the game looks, are customizable and can be turned on/off (like the sprite outlines and other UI changes ). It takes less than 2 minutes of checking off options in the gameplay menu to make it look like the original. As for bugs, the only ones I experienced were minor (e.g. a map marker with the wrong label).

I recently played through the OG campaign and Siege of Dragonspear, and I had a blast. The original campaign is still great, and most of the popular mods like the NPC project have stable versions that work with the EE version of the game. Be advised that the Steam version of the EE may cause you to jump through some hoops to get mods working.

As for Siege of Dragonspear, it was fun. The story bridges the gap between BG1 and BG2, and overall, it does a good job, particularly when you remember it is bookended by such great stories. Tonally, it has to walk a line between the colorful adventure of BG1 and the dark journey of BG2, and there are several attempts to show your character dealing with their heritage, their accomplishments, and the relationship they have with the public at large. There are some NPC and player responses that may make you think, 'My Bhaalspawn would never say this' or 'this character would not behave this way', However, there are some really great moments with many of your favorite series characters (canon party in particular) and you are sure to enjoy at least a couple of the new NPCs (I thought M'Khin and Schael were interesting, could not stand Glint, YMMV). There is banter between old and new characters, which can range from annoying to charming, but this is usually due to personal preference with NPCs.

There are plenty of quests and interesting locations, and even a few new gameplay concepts thrown in as well. I'm glad Beamdog took some risks with the gameplay as it provided some awesome moments, like being chased by a lich through it's lair while racing to destroy it's phylactery, or sneaking by a sleeping dragon, or exploring a ruined temple of Bhaal, or managing the titular siege, planning the attack with the coatition generals, and then leading the assault personally.

If you enjoy CRPGs like Divinity: Original Sin, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, or Pillars of Eternity, give this a game a shot. If you are a BG veteran looking to play again, give this a shot before going back to your CD copy.
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Coconut Gorilla
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
When thinking of a game to play that relates to the mechanics of D&D 2nd Edition, and the lore of the Forgotten Realms, Baldurs Gate comes to one's mind first most of the time. This game offers a wonderful RPG experience to anyone new and old veterans, and despite the amount of negative reviews over bug issues, I still consider it to be very playable. I've just bought it recently and played through the whole story, and I've never met any annoying bugs at all. (Except for one where Minsc wouldn't listen to my commands for one time.) So to conclude this review, I'd say that Baldur's Gate EE is still a good buy for any D&D and RPG players out there.
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bobfoss79
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Very slow. Nothing like real d and d. Boring.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
If you want to play with 3 or more of your friends, don't get it. Won't let them all load in. Tried with 5 and two or three would aways disconnect right after we finished creating our characters.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
What happened? Only bought this on steam to play with a friend. I have the original hard copy which looks 100 times better than this pos. "Enhanced"? Thought that would mean it would be better than the original. Not even close. Looks like crap, plays like crap, that is if you can even play it. Constant crashes, freezes and just a plain buggy mess. What a crime it is what they have done to this great game. Beamdog is it? I would sugest avoiding anything these butchers work on like the plauge. You should be ashamed of yourselves for what you have done to such a work of art which was this game. What a crying shame. Thinking of buying this hot mess? Don't. Go buy Pillars of Eternity. Anything but this mess.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Not sure why is it called "enhanced edition" but it plays worse than original version of the game.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
148.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I really wish i could recommend this game, I do LOVE Baldur's Gates but i would recommend the original over the "Enhanced Edition" for the following reasons:

- UI changes made the UI very VERY glitchy.
- The game will suddenly crash every now and then.

I would like to add that i did beat the Enhanced Edition twice, both single and multiplayer and i noticed that the UI and crash problems happen mostly in multiplayer, the single player was somewhat "bearable" to play through, but you are paying for both modes thus i recommend getting the original and modding it to work in BG2's engine with HD resolution support.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I've got a pretty good computer. Not the highest end, but pretty above average. HOW THE ♥♥♥♥ DOES IT KEEP DROPPING BELOW 30 FRAMES? WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ ENHANCEMENTS DID YOU DO???
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
So traveling deep into the world of D&D but ona computer, well this has to be played to believe! I am an avid "D&D" enthuiasit and all i can say is playing this has opened my eyes to what is plausable with modern times.

You can take on a whole party of your creation, or have the ingame characters join you, and with some of the characters backstories out of this world I cannot praise this enough.

Built back in the 90ies there are some general bugs and glitches that happends and you can say this is part of the added "charm" but then again when your playing it can cause the old fashioned rage quits! The path tracking is redicilous!

I must reccomend this to anyone who enjoys DND as its story line is tradition to a T. Anyone wanting to take a break from Final fantasy, or Try something new, prepare for an indepth world and a storyline like no other, unearth the mysterys that lie within.

Call this a prerequisit to divinity as that is only where you can head from here!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
40 hours for a complete playthrough.

It's not as "enjoyable" as any modern RPG game (as Pillars of Eternity, for example) but totally enjoyable anyway :-)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
60.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Aside from the devs not honoring settings like not giving you max rolls on level up etc, it's decent. I'd still pick the original with mods though. Linear difficulty doesnt belong in AD&D. So on that fact alone; would not recommend.
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495 of 588 people (84%) found this review helpful
403 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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294 of 340 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.3 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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