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 (79 reviews) - 74% of the 79 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,823 reviews) - 83% of the 2,823 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
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ZypreXacuS
( 117.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I really like the new addition to the Saga.
Beamdog did a very good job with this.
Hope there is more to come!
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UnDeRaTeD
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Remember the original hardcopy release of this game? With an unfolding sleeve of glossy cardboard containing no less than six (6!) cd-roms? Installing it took about an hour, and in return you were given around 350 hours of gameplay in one of the first CRPGs that was truly devoted, nay, worshipful of Dungeons & Dragons. I'm coming for you Sarevok, one kobold at a time...
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Crush
( 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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Pirate Thom
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I havent played the original version of Balders Gate so I couldn't say whether or not the Enhanced Edition makes the game significantly better than the original, or whether the recent update is a travesty which ruins an otherwise excellent game. The perspective I offer will be that of someone thats new to the series and hasnt played many isometric RPG's. To quickly summarise, BG is absolutely fantastic.

Combat is challenging at times and will require you to consider different stratergies or party makeups (on normal) making success feel very rewarding. The graphics generally look fine and significantly better than what I've seen of the original (without mods) however when fully zoomed in the graphics do suffer. The storyline and diagloge is often extremely funny and very engaging, although you will be expected to do a fair amount of reading due to a limited amount of spoken lines, however I have found this only adds to the immersion. Party Banter is quite limited and would have benefited from being more prominent to which end I would recommend using the NPC project mod, which adds further interactions amongst other welcome changes.

The games currently on sale for £6 which I would say is 100% worth it. At a full price of £15 there is a fair arguement that the Enhanced Edition doesnt add enough to the base game and you may be better of buying the original but I dont feel qualified to say either way. Whichever version of BG you get im confident you will thoroughly enjoy yourself.
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JCaesar
( 38.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
First off absolutely love this game the visuals are good (if you know what to turn off!)
My only critisism is that the multiplayer STILL DOES NOT WORK
I dont know what the problem is but the ip address connections do not work
There is still no cross platform compatabilty (as far as I can tell)
This is really sad because version 1.3 had multiplayer that actually worked! I know crazy right!
Beamdog all I can say is FIX IT ASAP

Base game and Siege of Dragonspear still great though
9.9999999/10
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Serene
( 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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cb4n28
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
So far, has run great, no issues. Great update of a classic title with new content and some improvements here and there.
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SkylarGirl73
( 163.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I played the original Baldur's Gate when if first came out years ago. When the Enhanced Edition came out I was hesitant about picking it up since I've "been there, done that" with the original.

One day it came on sale and I said, "what the heck."

It's the same insanely fun game - yet different. The new characters you can bring to the party, the UI changes, the graphical tweaks all make this a refreshing update. It's not worth the price of admission, however, unless you can set aside any zealotry you might harbor for the original. As I said, it's the same game - but it is different. Hardcore purists will be outraged, perhaps.

Overall, I am very pleased that Beamdog brought this classic back to us. The original was an insane amount of fun and they didn't screw that up. Maybe I'm not as overly passionate about my classic originals as others, but I still enjoy this game.

There are not enough D20 ruleset games to be had.

Pros:

* Same Baldur's Gate
* "Go for the eyes, Boo! Go for the eyes! RAAAAARGH!"
* "Heyya, it's me. Imoen."
* "My hotel's as clean as an Elven ar*e."
* Fighter/Mage is still powerful

Cons:

* The journal is terrible (at least in the update I'm running)
* Dynaheir is still useless
* Fighter/Mage is still powerful
* Some may find the graphics dated (and they are - the game first came to us in 1997)
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vexviron
( 184.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game tells a story. If you enjoy reading and can think outside of the box then check it out. Otherwise this game isn't for you. The worst thing about it is that it ends.
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Whipstyle
( 1,249.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Was strictly a console guy until I found this a few years back. It started me down the rabbit hole of PC gaming and led me to Steam itself. Have played this over a few times. Well worth the time!
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48 of 78 people (62%) 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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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.4 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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25 of 41 people (61%) 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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29 of 49 people (59%) 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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19 of 31 people (61%) 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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21 of 35 people (60%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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