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:
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Mostly Positive (53 reviews) - 77% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,810 reviews) - 83% of the 2,810 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
Customer reviews
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LeberMac
( 92.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Hey it's Baldur's Gate all over again, but with enhancements that make it not-so-clunky to play in 2016. Same old storyline but with all of the added enhancements, characters, mods, etc. that make this the "standard" for computer D&D gaming. A far better experience than the original. Highly Recommended - 9/10 - bonus points for nostalgia.
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Sentenza
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
YOU MUST GATHER YOUR PARTY BEFORE VENTURING FORTH!
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leshpar
( 111.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Singlehandedly one of the greatest CRPGs ever made. If you have any care for Dungeons and Dragons then you need to play this game. Its based off of D&D 2nd edition rules and very faithfully creates that feeling of playing Pen and Paper Dungeons and Dragons. The story is very well written and the character customization is pretty spot on with what you expect from D&D. I'd love to see more playable races such as Gnolls, Kobolds, Tieflings, and half-dragons (or dragonborn), but that isn't required to make this a good game. The controls may take a little getting used to as the game uses a real time turn based which means pausing the battles will be common and frequent.
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Izex
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
If you enjoy D&D type games then you will enjoy this.
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Lt. Don Draper
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
The UI was ruined because of their stupid forced update with their bad DLC. I can't support Beamdog.

They released an update that broke the mutliplayer as well. WHY?

Fantastic game otherwise. Why don't you purchase a physical copy, or somehow get a version of this game without the update?

I'll fix this review if I can figure out how to eliminate the UI changes.
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Plague Injected
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
The game is very buggy and frequently freezes and crashes. Stick to the original version on GOG.
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Duncan
( 56.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I was very happy to see this game made available again. Loved it when it first came out and love it still.
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Duke of New York
( 64.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
The most defining game of the start of a generation. All other modern games pale to the scope of the Baldur's Gate series as a whole
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Lenerdo
( 217.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Take the time to learn it, and you'll love this game in 20 years.
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SocialEngineering
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Defined as a Classic in Gaming for any RPG fan
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
39 of 61 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
This used to be one of the greatest RPGs of all time, but the new developer Beamdog has been a terrible steward of this iconic franchise.

Beamdog has made numerous unnecessary updates to the user interface and has introduced so many new bugs that the game is almost unplayable. I bought the Steam copy of this game for a nostalgic RPG we had played almost two decades ago. Instead we have struggled through numerous crashes, terrible input lag, UI bugs, items duplicating and disappearing among other issues. There are more patches coming out, but so far they have done nothing to alleviate the major issues we've encountered. Reviewing the bug report forums it seems most of these bugs are well known and have persisted for a long time.

In it's current state the game is no longer worth buying from Steam. Do yourself a favor and find a copy of the game that is prior to version 2.0.
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
The game is very buggy and frequently freezes and crashes. Stick to the original version on GOG.
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
The UI and multiplayer in this game are completely broken and bugged to all hell, even after 3 of their latest patches. UI disappears, various functions randomly stop working among other things.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
93.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
If you have an ounce of D&D nerddom in you, buy this. Get it on sale if you can, but its worth the $20 retail too.
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29 of 52 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
82.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
New updates ruined this game for me.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
83.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
An RPG classic, updated with lots of ease of use and convenience tweaks, customization options, and improved modding support. (Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new 2.0 character sheet, either, but now the interface is very easily moddable, so you can change it if you want!) Story-wise it's not as developed as BG2; there's a lot of just wandering around having random encounters in the wilderness, and there's not much interaction with your party members. However, I actually prefer low-level 2nd edition D&D combat to high-level "mage chess," and there's an active modding community with plenty of ways to add NPC interaction and other enhancements to your game.

The biggest downside is that Steam makes you install updates before playing, which will break any mods you have installed and wreak havoc with your savegames using those mods. You have to backup your old modded game and launch it outside of Steam in order to keep playing. I don't know if this will get fixed in the future, but it's an important consideration if you're thinking about whether to buy BGEE from Steam or GOG.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
190.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This game put to shame so many of today so called RPG's.
If you are an RPG fan, you've got to play this marvelous game and it's sequel BG2.
Do yourself a favor and play it without a walkthrough\guide.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
491 of 583 people (84%) found this review helpful
394 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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293 of 338 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.5 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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605 of 759 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
423.8 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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