Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are your birthright. Can you resist the evil within you, forge a legend of heroic proportions, and ultimately destroy the dark essence that haunts your dreams?
User reviews: Very Positive (645 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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"Baldur's Gate II is a fantastic CRPG of a golden era. It may be a bit difficult and obtuse by today's standards but it can be played MP with friends!"
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About This Game

Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are your birthright.

Can you resist the evil within you, forge a legend of heroic proportions, and ultimately destroy the dark essence that haunts your dreams? Or will you embrace your monstrous nature, carve a swath of destruction across the realms, and ascend to godhood as the new Lord of Murder?

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition brings this critically acclaimed role-playing experience to back to life.

Features:


  • The Final Chapter - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the epic conclusion of the Bhaalspawn saga.
  • Four New Party Members - Bundled with Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition are four new characters that can join you on your journey.
  • The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay - Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Undermine your captors and prey upon their weaknesses while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and Githyanki.
  • Easy Multiplayer - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes it easy to find, list, and join multiplayer games, even while behind a firewall.
  • Widescreen and More - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition features full widescreen support, remastered area artwork from original renders, and a host of other interface and gameplay improvements.

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 available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
It's Baldur's Gate 2.

Baldur's. Gate. Two.

Buy it.
Posted: September 25
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
The best PC RPG ever made. Baldur's Gate 2 is the milestone with which Bioware has settled future games as neverwinter nights, knights of old republic and dragon age.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
119.3 hrs on record
Definitely one of my favourite games from my youth - still highly enjoyable. Haven't encountered any serious bugs, and the modding community is absolutely wonderful.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
101.1 hrs on record
My personal favourite game of all time. Love all the choices you can make in the game and all the diversity in the world. As well as the epic boss battles and legendary items you can smith.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
236.6 hrs on record
It's Baldurs Gate alright. If you're looking for a singleplayer experience on par with the original Baldurs Gate 2, then here it is. Additional characters are very interesting and fun to play with. A few bugs here and there, and some of them are quite bad and consistent, but overall I really enjoyed the singleplayer experience enough to play through the game 3 or 4 times.

Multiplayer on the other hand is broken beyond belief. If you intend to play BG2 with friends, my advice is to buy the original from somewhere else, because the Enhanced Edition's multiplayer is just straight up nonsense. Can't even get out of the tutorial area without some encountering at least 4 or 5 major bugs, including quests just straight up not working, or scripted events not occuring.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
One of the best game ever !
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
77.2 hrs on record
This is still the greatest rpg I have ever played. I played this game when it first came out in its four disc glory and jumped on it when I saw it on sale. The story is compelling and engrossing and the sidequests are entertaining as well. The graphics hold up well and the style is still enjoyable to play through. The "enhanced" part is negligable, if you played an earlier version you are not missing much. This is a must play for any rpg fan.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
108.8 hrs on record
Continues to be and hold as the best RPG ever made even over a decade later.
Posted: October 11
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
Buy the original. Half the price, half the bugs.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Always a pleasure.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
81.7 hrs on record
This is a direct copy-paste of my review for Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition, as it pretty much covers everything I have to say about the sequel as well:

Personal rating: 10/10
Replayability: High
Budget: If you already own the original, buy on sale only.
Lenght: ... It took me years to finally complete it. I'd wager an experienced player can get it done in a week or more. No less.

Baldur's Gate is hands-down one of the best games I've ever played. While initially, porting D&D into a tactical real-time gameplay setting should set off some alarm-bells, this game is one of the most tactical games I've ever played, requiring precison, patience and understanding.

It's also a roleplaying game that allows you to explore the, now venerable Forgotten Realms setting that I grew up with (Fantasy books ect.). It features a soundtrack and memorable characters that you will NEVER forget. You'll find yourself hearing things in real life, that almost makes you burst out a quote from this old gem, that no one will get.

The biggest problem with Baldur's Gate, is that it's ancient by now... Which is where the enhanced edition comes in!
Upgrading the game to HD and even upgrading the game engine and interface to the same standard as the sequel is exactly the kind of boost the game needed to become playable, even to people who didn't grow up with it.

Enhanced edition also features some new content. While I appreciated this, I'll be honest and say that I didn't quite feel that this new content entirely fit with the mood of the original game. It was a bit too... Humorous and... Cute. I mean, considering the rather dark underlining theme of the game and the story, it just didn't feel quite right, but this is to be expected as the update was done by a third party.

Baldur's Gate, to me, is the predecessor to all modern RPG's.
Posted: September 29
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
In addition to only working with PC's, I found that [they] also lacked a USB 2.0 port, installation software, and were extremely susceptible to spyware. These pens are not y2k compatible and contain no slot for extra memory. All in all I was not impressed with this product.
Posted: October 17
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Everything that was wrong in the first game is carried over in here.
I find nothing changed and I still don't enjoy it.
4/10
Posted: September 27
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Clunky and boring. I think the only reason people like this is for nostalgia.
Posted: October 8
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5.9 hrs on record
Love the game but I can't even get it to start and minimum interest from the support team, leaving me to recommend you do not but this game, or at least this version
Posted: October 25
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518 of 568 people (91%) found this review helpful
116.3 hrs on record
This game ruined my mid school grades. Now it's time for this game to ruin my marriage.
Posted: June 29
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368 of 520 people (71%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
This purchase was a disappointment. There are FAR too many bugs in this release, and in fact, the original release of Baldur's Gate II had far fewer bugs (BGII veteran here; I've been playing this game since 2001 and have never taken a year off). I was very pleased with all the enhancements which make this game look so much nicer on newer systems, but between the sheer number of bugs and the weak voice-acting of the new NPCs (Hexxat's voice was PITIFUL to the point where I couldn't keep her in my party) I just can't say this release is worth spending money on, period. Download the latest patch, get a widescreen mod and the Baldur's Gate II Fixpack from Giberlings 3 and just play the original release. Don't waste your time with this version.
Posted: June 10
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281 of 396 people (71%) found this review helpful
148.5 hrs on record
11 months and no patches to address a lot of the serious issues that it introduced (especially in the case of the games multiplayer). For the time being I would recommend you buy BG2 from elsewhere (gog perhaps) and just mod it (search for the bg2 fixpack on G3). It is cheaper and less buggy.
Posted: May 15
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32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
49.4 hrs on record
Do you like RPGs? Story? Dungeons? Dragons? Miniature Giant Space Hamsters? If you said yes to any of these things. Buy this game. It's on a lot of people's best game of all time lists. I play it again at least one a year. Just do it. Or buy it on gog.com. DOOO EEEET
Posted: June 26
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
The godfather of Western RPGs. Before loot games ruined them forever.

Buy it now. Play it over and over.
Posted: June 25
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