“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster... When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you...” Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are your birthright.
User reviews: Very Positive (945 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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"Must Play for all true CRPG-enthusiasts. AD&D 2nd ed. game that continues the great story of BG 1. RtwP combat; memorable characters - Epic Game remake!"

About This Game

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster... When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you...”

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?

Features


  • Throne of Bhaal: Travel to Tethyr in this thrilling conclusion to the Bhaalspawn saga, and delve into the treasure-filled halls of Watcher’s Keep!
  • Fist of the Fallen: Help the Sun Soul Monk Rasaad find peace in his quest for vengeance, and determine the fate of a heretical sect.
  • A Price Paid in Blood: Join the Blackguard Dorn in carving a swath of destruction across the Realms, as he struggles to appease the increasingly bloody demands of his dark patron.
  • A Voice in the Dark: Recruit the mysterious Thief Hexxat and take up her mission of retrieving long-lost artifacts from tombs as far away as Zakhara..
  • In Defense of the Wild: Protect the innocent and stand with Neera the Wild Mage against a ruthless school of Red Wizards.
  • The Black Pits II - Gladiators of Thay: Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Turn your captors against each other while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and the legendary 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.
  • The 1.3 Release: The latest update to Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition fixes hundreds of gameplay issues and adds dozens of new enhancements such as adjustable font sizes, improved party pathfinding, and much, much more.

Note: All translations are text only. Voice-overs are played in English.

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 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Steam Run-Time
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
311.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
No idea i had one of the highest hours on record for this game ^^ , Well i suppose i am entitled to write at least a little about this game.

Pro's
-Game never gets old
-Very Depth filled story
-Great Strategy/Tactics game
-price is very generouse for such a great game
-Graphics are not mind blowing but are good
-Multiplayer is legendary


Cons (Not any cons i can think of honestly all around amazing game but if i had to choose some..)
-if your reading this and dont have this game , The fact that you have't bought this game yet (WHAT ARE YOU DOING BUY IT ALREADY AND BECOME A LEGEND!)
-They need to come out with a 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 and so on , there HAS to be more ^^


I know Comign from somone with both games and over 1000 Hours+ (i have this game seperate from steam in CD form played it just as long) This is kind of a lame review but at least i gave one ;P

This game is great honestly , if your into this kind of gaming you cannot pass this up. 10/10
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36 of 57 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Me and a few friends picked up this game on sale because we wanted to play through the game on co-op. It's a lot of fun, but borderline unplayable due to the constant glitches and how often the game crashed, especially during cutscenes. It's been about a year and a half, and so far none of the patches have fixed it. No amount of uninstalling or reinstalling has fixed it. The single player is still great, but if you pick this game up to play with friends, beware.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Baldur's gate 2

Difficulties

easy : wow this is so easy

normal: okay this is kinda difficult

hard: why do i feel like im playing dark souls

insane: cant even get past the prolouge without all my party members dying
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
God only knows how many hours I've poured into this game across so many different platforms and computers, but it must be well into the thousands (I have three of the original CD copy sat next to me on a shelf, including the collector's edition!) I promise to change that one day soon.

I'll start by addressing my low playtime on here. I bought the steam version before it supported Mac, foolishly without checking, and because I spend almost all my time on it throughout the day I knew I was never going to play on my main rig - so I purchased it again from the AppStore.

As for a review, the EE version of BG2 doesn't change much of the original game, but what it does do is fix it and update it. It brings compatibility with different resolutions, bug fixes, smoothness. The whole shabang. It's startling that since playing the Enhanced Edition I've not had a single crash, save game fail, or random lack of an NPC or item vital to completing a quest - all of which I have experienced in the past a number of times on my countless playthroughs. The EE's main strength is that it optimises it for modern hardware (not that it was hard to run in the first place) and as a result runs smoother than a velvet undergarment.

But what I would say about the Enhanced Edition is that at no point did it feel like I was playing a different version of BG2 (aside from it's lack of faults) which in one way is fantastic as the game was near-perfect anyway, but in another way feels like a bit of a con given the price difference - if you're happy to put up with the occasional bug or crash, then £15 is a bit steep compared to the £5 the original is available elsewhere.

In the end, for me, the multi-platform capability and faultless gameplay of the EE version on here justifies what is, in all honesty, not too much to ask for one of the greatest games of all time. You just have to ask if the extra £10 is worth it to you.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
223.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Certainly the best turn based game I've ever played, and ranks as one of the best video games I've ever played alongside its predessor. Unlike the first game, this one moves much faster and right from the get go throws you into the action. As far as the story goes (which is the most important aspect of a game) this is unparalled in the fantasy genre. Controls are a bit tedious as is the movement algorithm for controlled characters, but nothing an hour in game wont get you adjusted to. Graphics are not this game's strong point, however they are good considering when the game was made, and do not in anyway impede the story or experience. 10/10 would play again.
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