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 (1,347 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 16, 2013

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October 2

Steamplay for Mac Now Supported!

We're pleased to announce that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition now supports Steamplay for Mac! This means that if you own the game, you can install and play it on any machine running either Windows or Mac OS X. The Mac version is already updated with the latest 1.3.2053 patch and is ready to install now.

Gather your party and venture forth!

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August 29

Update to 1.3.2053

We're pleased to release the latest version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, including over two-hundred fixes and dozens of new gameplay enhancements. The full change log is posted on our official forums, but here's a taste of what we've done:

* Added "Font Size" to Graphics Options (changing this during play will empty the combat log)
* While viewing a mage's Spellbook screen, players can now switch to a priest character and the game will immediately switch to the Priest Spells screen (and vice versa)
* Spell scrolls that can be written into a spellbook for the current character now display a green-tinted overlay
* Non-friendly NPCs that are Blinded will no longer stand still; they will wander aimlessly until they are close enough to see someone worth attacking

For the full list, visit our official forums: http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/34086/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-update-v1-3-2053

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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

PC
Mac
    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
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
169.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
One of the greatest games of all time. The Enhanced Edition is still the same great game but with a few new companions and quality of life improvements, such as loot/item, chest/container, and character name highlighting when pressing tab, as well as a zoom function. The new companions are pretty nice. I played a lot with Dorn Il-Khan, the Half-Orc Blackguard, which is an evil and twisted reflection of the lawful good paladin, and I really like him a lot. He is an interesting character with a cool personality, and has an awesome class kit. He really adds a lot to an Evil party. The improvements and companions are not essential by any means, but they are nice. A lot of people complained about bugs when the EE was first released, but I'm happy to say that with the 1.3 patch, this has been eliminated. I played through the whole game and did not encounter any noticeable bugs. If you have never played Baldur's Gate, this is definitely the definitive version of the game, and the one to get. It's a 150+ hour game, so even at the full price of $20 you get your moneys worth for sure. If you have played Baldur's Gate, buy it on sale and enjoy a great excuse to replay a fantastic game.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
10/10 would reroll again
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
205.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
It's Madden except for cool people who like wizards and monsters.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
86.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
It's awesome. Baldur's Gate really shows off how good of a ruleset D&D is. There are any number of ways to play the campaign, solo, or with a party of up to six of probably fifty distinctly different character builds. I played for over 85 hours in just a single play through of Baldur's Gate and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion content, which is included here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
An old classic in a new coat. The entire Baldur's Gate series is definitely one of the best RPGs ever made so you can't go wrong with this one. Game itself contains an epic story, challenging battles and exploration of the Sword Coast. Enhanced Edition brings some bonus content and graphical improvements as well. However during my gameplay I have encountered some minor bugs in quest log but this is really not a big deal if you are intereted in deep RPG experience.

PROS
  • Graphical Improvement
  • New Characters
  • Oldschool RPG
CONS
  • Minor Bugs
MY RATING: 82 %
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Main reason I bought this enhanced edition was just to play multiplayer with some friends. Can't. The game crashes or locks up every time we enter a loading screen and sometimes just at random points in the gameplay. Extremely disappointed. Not even going to talk about the enhanced qualities of the game if the main reason I play the game is broken. I love this game in its original form, though. Probably worth it for nostalgic players, just can't play with friends, and for me that's half the nostalgia.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
SIMPLY THE BEST RPG OF ALL TIMES
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
126.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Bomb! Totally awesome. Played the original and still playing. Good job on the remake.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Oh boy. I hate this remake. Not a love/hate thing, it's hate/hate/hate. I've invested 60 hours. First of all, the game looks nothing like the iPad screens shown with all the fancy lighting effects. Secondly, it's SO BUGGY IT'S BARELY PLAYABLE. I have the GOG version, was hoping this was a clean update of the game. Why would a NEW VERSION of Baldur's Gate be a buggy frigging mess when the original is touted as one of the most brilliant PC games of all time? I don't get it. All I can figure it, the company that got their hands on the IP weren't held to high standards by WotC or Bioware (mostly WotC--but I don't know what the license issue is after so many years--I'd guess EA is not in the picture).

Save yourself a lot of frustration. Don't BOTHER with this piece of crap. Get the original if possible and play on a 4:3 screen. Fortunately, I got it on sale for a lot less than $20. And, fwiw, I've heard rumors that BG2:EE is much better than this, not buggy. But I'm not sure if I'll bother with it, or with the Icewind Dale series coming out soon from this studio.
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7 of 18 people (39%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Look, if you want to play Baldurs Gate 1 or 2 you really should just find a download for it somewhere and mod it so it works. Enhanced Edition has clear technical issues and shoehorns things into the game that don't really need to be there. You should definitely play Baldurs Gate 1 and 2, but don't do it this way.
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Enhanced with new bugs and broken features! It's disappointing to see a classic game manhandled by a team who clearly don't know what they're doing. It's better to just play the original with only the mods you want. This version has come a long way, but it's taken far too long and still has many outstanding issues, and is missing key features that I would have expected from an "enhanced edition" such as steam cloud support and achievements.
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
It is really hard to not recommend this, as I would count Baldur's Gate as my favorite game of all time. So while I am not recommending you buy Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, I am still wholeheartedly recommending you get Baldur's Gate, as it is absolutely incredible. If you have never played Baldur's Gate, go to GoG or somewhere and buy the original game. I have easily sunk 200 hours into the original game, back when it required swapping multiple CDs. Only buy this if it is a last resort and you absolutely cannot play Baldur's Gate any other way, as even here it is incredible. But buy the original elsewhere, and not this.

There is really so little work they needed to do to this to make it great. If it was absolutely unchanged it would still be incredible, but sadly the changes they've made are for the worse. There are still stability issues which I don't get with the GoG version, but the most notable problem is the cinematics.

In the original Baldur's Gate, you would get these beautiful (for the time) cut scenes of the area you were entering. The opening cinematic has been replaced with a far worse attempt to recreate it, and most areas have nothing more than a brief glance at the area. The cinematics created such a great feeling of the area you were aout to enter, in nashkel, beregost and the gnoll stronghold, that removing them seriously dents the game experience.

The game of Baldur's Gate itself is as glorious as ever, but this is simply not the best way to play it. It isn't the revamped experience that was promised. It is apparantly possible, with some modding, to get the game back to normal, cinmatics and all, but it seems very backwards to have to do that just to undo the changes that are the supposed selling points of this 'enhanced' game.
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
133.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Be wary when purchasing. While the game does look better than it's origins Beamdog doesn't really do a whole lot in the way of patching. Took them way too long the make a sizable patch to the game. In fact the only patch I can think of Pre-BG2EE, was right before the second game's release.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Met a guy who traveled with a Hamster that was from Outer Space and was Baby Jesus.

Eventually, he turned on me and killed my entrie party.

11\10 Would Fap Again
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
A fairly mediocre remake. Not worth more than a 5$ bargain.
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1 of 16 people (6%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Clunky and boring. I think the only reason people like this is for nostalgia.
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68.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
15 years ago I embarked on my journey from candle keep...Till this day I have never looked back! ...
Specially when being chased by a beholder!
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103.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Baldurs gate and baldurs gate 2 are two of the best story driven d&d fantasy games that have ever been created from the characters to the primary plot line to the dialog and choices you make in the game hands down this franchise changed how we enjoy our games and the way they affect us and the way we affect the universe we are playing in mass effect dragon age they both started here first a must play and a must experiance game if you are into fantasy epics! two thumbs way up! love this game!!!
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71.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
One of the best games I've ever played and the Enhanced Edition is even better. There isn't much enhanced graphics-wise, but there are new items brought in from Baldur's Gate 2, which makes this game more playable and slightly easier. The addition of four new team members was nice, all of them are equally well written and fun to get to know, especially Neera ^^. Somehow, not sure if it was because of this Enhanced Edition, but there were some glitches here and there, blocking me from certain areas or quests. The final fight glitched up too, where the main boss just died when I came in to the room (scaredy cat :P)
Certainly recommended if only for the cast of characters, great graphical overworld and well-arranged music tracks. Now, will somebody hold my hamster?
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