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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.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2013
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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 the 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

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:1 GHZ
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Windows Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
248 of 260 people (95%) found this review helpful
320 products in account
5 reviews
25.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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99 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
118 products in account
1 review
65.6 hrs on record
Baldur's Gate was the first RPG that could capture the essence of table top roleplaying experience. The Enhanced Edition allowed me to relive the original expirience with enough new material te keep things interesting. It is based on the AD&D rules and thus can be a bit confusing to new platers. Overall very entertaining both for new and experienced players.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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75 of 82 people (91%) found this review helpful
265 products in account
11 reviews
22.9 hrs on record
This enhanced version does a good job of bringing a true classic into the modern age. They changed very little, hammered out some bugs and made it easily playable on modern systems. There are other versions out there and plenty of fan-made mods but this is perfect for folks who don't want to spend time installing a lot of random things and tweaking the game to get it right.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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63 of 74 people (85%) found this review helpful
431 products in account
10 reviews
22.6 hrs on record
Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition started off its life under great duress, due to bugs and other technical mishaps.

It has now, however, come through these difficulties and is an amazing (and faithful) recreation of an old classic that many consider to be one of the best games ever made.

Baldur's Gate is the grandfather of the modern RPG, and is a must-play for someone who hankers to know how Skyrim and Dragon Age came to be in the first place. It is fun to play, but note that there is some micromanagement involved with controlling party members - the built in AI scripts aren't perfect and can be a pain at times.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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52 of 66 people (79%) found this review helpful
955 products in account
14 reviews
51.6 hrs on record
This game brought back the genre of C-RPGs from the dead. Still worth playing even today but Baldur's Gate 2 might be the better game over all. This version has been updated with new content and features and the needed Tutorial from BG2 has been included. Play it!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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