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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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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adavidov
33.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
Played on mac. Just like the BG you know and love.
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Ayuri
196.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Heya it's me, Imoen ! Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition - back to the roots, to the game released in 1998 that turned me into a RPG lover. Even then, I enjoyed it so much that it became my favourite game for years, until Dragon Age : Origins came out.

This is why I could not have been happier when I heard about the Enhanced Edition project : playing this fatastic game again on recent configurations, with a visual upgrade, lots of optimizations and improvements, and even new content. For not only the Enhanced Edition includes the original campaign and the Sword Coast expansion pack, but it also introduces four new companions with different personalities (which means new quests and areas) and the Black Pits, a new and short gladiator-like adventure.

Baldur's Gate is a complex RPG based on Dungeon & Dragons rules, taking place in the Sword Coast with an adjustable difficulty. One of the highlights of the game has always been the story, a thrilling scenario of intrigues and revelations, in a huge universe waiting to be explored. From the opening to the battles, through the stuff, the actions, the stats, the turns and the dice rolls, everything is connected and quite complicated if you're not familiar with that kind of game. A simple foretaste at the beginning, with the character creation ; you'll have so many choices to make : ability scores, race, classes (the Enhanced Edition allows the players to pick the specilizations that only appeared in Baldur's Gate 2 at first), alignment, skills, abilities / spells... And those are just a start. There are so many different classes and ways to deal with everything according to your alignment and actions that the game basically offers itself for a replay.

I wouldn't recommend Baldur's Gate for people who play for the graphics because, despite the update, Beamdog maintained the particular and original isometric style, that totally fits the kind of game in my humble opinion. The combat system can be confusing at first as well : it's a modified turn-based system in which everybody has his own initiative round. That makes the battles quite slow with a heavy use of the pause button. But do not think it's easy for all that : on the contrary. You'll need strategy, a good team composition and smart use of potions / spells / items.

Nostalgia ! Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition brings an amazing classic back to live with brio. Relive this incredible adventure up to date with a beautiful soundtrack and a high resolution support, with charming companions or co-op with your friends.
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Zan Goldblum
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
For those who appreciate Role-Playing to a very, very detailed extent, I highly reccomend this game.
I, sadly, am not able to cope with a lot of information at the same time, and my attention span is very reduced. I will still rate this game positively because I am a Role-Play enthusiast. It's sad that this game is just too much for me. But definitely worth it for those who are able to commit and enjoy it fully.
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Charisma
91.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Everyone that likes RPGs should play through the Baldur's gate series at some point. It's among my favorite games ever. I think the second game is a lot better, but I still recommend this game. The enhanced edition doesn't add a lot, but I would still recommend it. It's made for modern computers and doesn't require mods to be played. The new companions is a good addition to the game, and I like the new UI. I really really recommend getting some of the best mods like Sword Coast Stratagems, as the game gets more challeninging, but in a better way than just increasing the difficulty (AI improvements).
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Elspath
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Massive issues and bad graphice options. Not much of a Enhanced edition. I played the orginal back in the day and BG is a wonderful game. This ... EE version is not worht the money. PLUS. If you have a laptop and looking for a game to play on a older mechine "on the go" this is not it. It doesnt run on allot of mechines with intergrated graphices chips (laptops and basic pcs) so you can wait your money buying this game and it wont work.

Its to bad.
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harpamom
134.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
My favorite game of all times
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Moonrunes
74.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
This was my favorite game growing up as a child, the enhanced edition offers some new characters and additional zones to explore. Overall it was a good buy and it was fun to re-experience a game I will never forget.
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aves
68.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Great game then, great game now. 9/10
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bright eyed corpse
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
I've heard nothing but good about this game from many people over the last couple of months, and indeed it looks like a good game, more for intellectuals of our age.

If only the f***ing game wouldn't immediately crash when I launch it, then maybe I'd be able to add to it's praise. Until this happens, I couldn't recommend this game to anyone trying to buy it on steam.
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AtaCignus
138.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
Makes me come back 20 years and it is still a blast. Very well adapted. very nice new expansion. having a blast
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
196.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Heya it's me, Imoen ! Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition - back to the roots, to the game released in 1998 that turned me into a RPG lover. Even then, I enjoyed it so much that it became my favourite game for years, until Dragon Age : Origins came out.

This is why I could not have been happier when I heard about the Enhanced Edition project : playing this fatastic game again on recent configurations, with a visual upgrade, lots of optimizations and improvements, and even new content. For not only the Enhanced Edition includes the original campaign and the Sword Coast expansion pack, but it also introduces four new companions with different personalities (which means new quests and areas) and the Black Pits, a new and short gladiator-like adventure.

Baldur's Gate is a complex RPG based on Dungeon & Dragons rules, taking place in the Sword Coast with an adjustable difficulty. One of the highlights of the game has always been the story, a thrilling scenario of intrigues and revelations, in a huge universe waiting to be explored. From the opening to the battles, through the stuff, the actions, the stats, the turns and the dice rolls, everything is connected and quite complicated if you're not familiar with that kind of game. A simple foretaste at the beginning, with the character creation ; you'll have so many choices to make : ability scores, race, classes (the Enhanced Edition allows the players to pick the specilizations that only appeared in Baldur's Gate 2 at first), alignment, skills, abilities / spells... And those are just a start. There are so many different classes and ways to deal with everything according to your alignment and actions that the game basically offers itself for a replay.

I wouldn't recommend Baldur's Gate for people who play for the graphics because, despite the update, Beamdog maintained the particular and original isometric style, that totally fits the kind of game in my humble opinion. The combat system can be confusing at first as well : it's a modified turn-based system in which everybody has his own initiative round. That makes the battles quite slow with a heavy use of the pause button. But do not think it's easy for all that : on the contrary. You'll need strategy, a good team composition and smart use of potions / spells / items.

Nostalgia ! Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition brings an amazing classic back to live with brio. Relive this incredible adventure up to date with a beautiful soundtrack and a high resolution support, with charming companions or co-op with your friends.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Everyone that likes RPGs should play through the Baldur's gate series at some point. It's among my favorite games ever. I think the second game is a lot better, but I still recommend this game. The enhanced edition doesn't add a lot, but I would still recommend it. It's made for modern computers and doesn't require mods to be played. The new companions is a good addition to the game, and I like the new UI. I really really recommend getting some of the best mods like Sword Coast Stratagems, as the game gets more challeninging, but in a better way than just increasing the difficulty (AI improvements).
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
For those who appreciate Role-Playing to a very, very detailed extent, I highly reccomend this game.
I, sadly, am not able to cope with a lot of information at the same time, and my attention span is very reduced. I will still rate this game positively because I am a Role-Play enthusiast. It's sad that this game is just too much for me. But definitely worth it for those who are able to commit and enjoy it fully.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This was my favorite game growing up as a child, the enhanced edition offers some new characters and additional zones to explore. Overall it was a good buy and it was fun to re-experience a game I will never forget.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
140.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Finally played through the expansion, and it was better than expected.

The prologue was a little bit clunky, perhaps as a way of re-introducing players who hadn't played recently (I went straight from the main campaign), and it was a bit of a hiccup discovering that I'd have to dump most of my party members, but it ended up being worth it to have so much voice acted content, and tying things so well into the start of Baldur's Gate II (there were happenings mentioned in the intro of BG2 that I'd forgotten all about, and this did an excellent job of explaining them).

The new characters were all really fun, and I think it would be great to bring the thief/cleric gnome into BG2 sometime. Sometimes the voice acting of side characters wasn't at the level of the original series. I'm noticing that in other EE content as well, it varies quite widely.

The inability to re-visit previous groups of areas in the expansion seemed a bit unnecessary, it might have made sense story-wise, but it's not great for gameplay, and it wouldn't have really been an issue plot-wise than the same option which usually exists for other eras.

Most of the UI changes I'm a fan of, though it took a long time to get used to the floating text box, as it feels like it partly reveals the world only to obscure it and make it feel awkwardly frustrating, like the entire viewport can't properly be seen. But at this point I'm used to it, and looking back at pictures of the old version looks a bit awkward and cramped now.n
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
68.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Great game then, great game now. 9/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
134.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
My favorite game of all times
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505 of 605 people (83%) found this review helpful
415 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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300 of 350 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.1 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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615 of 772 people (80%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
461.2 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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