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 (678 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
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
101.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
103.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
MULTIPLAYER IS BROKEN!!!! As soon as you get out of the first dungeon the game will crash/bug/kick on one or more of the ppl playing. Then During the "character arbitration" screen (when you start a multiplayer game it starts you at this screen, this is where the host can assign character slots to the players joining his game so they can create/load/select the characters they want to play) people trying to join the game can't or are kicked when someone else trys to join. I got this game in the hopes that me and my 4 other friends could play this together and i could'nt be more disappointed. How do you take this old game, release it again for 25 dollars, call it the enhanced edition, and deliever a worse than original product. Fix the game... FIX IT!!!
......why haven't you fixed it yet.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
64.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Well, the game was already a masterpiece when it was out, only to be seconded by Planespace: Torment for some (not me). Therefore, the base quality is still there. The original game had beautiful 2d artwork used as locations and they held their eye candy to this day.

What needed work was the paper dolls, spell effects, the UI, screen resolution (original one only supported 800 x 600 and 640 x 480) and one of the nightmares: 64 bit compatibility.

The initial release had bugs but at the moment, this game is quite solid. The story itself is probably one of the best modules ever written for Forgotten Realms. The characters (original ones) are all quite fun in their way and the newly added ones somewhat blend in. Although, they are neither as interesting as the original cast (like Minsc, Edwin or Jensen) nor their voice acting matches the quality of the original NPCs. Still, they don't disturb you much.

I have probably played and completed Baldur's Gate 1, Tales from the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate 2 and Throne of Bhaal over 20 times, modding them to the bone. Nowadays, I am replaying the EE and I am quite happy that it helped me return to an already favorite, not causing issues with my high end rig. I am already halfway through the game, saving Imoen, and wife laughs at me whenever she sees me mimic the NPCs and their war cries.

Now that Pillars of Eternity and Torment: Tides of Numenera are coming, it would be nice to re-visit this masterpiece.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game holds up amazingly well. I enjoyed playing the enhanced edition maybe even more than the original.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
With Fallout 2 and Planescape;Torment, Baldur's Gate II is one of the great gems of roleplaying, a timeless classic. Even after 14 years it is still a great game, atmosphere, depth, story wise, a masterpiece, a once in a lifetime game.
The story is gripping and epic enough to keep one thinking about it long after finishing the game.

There are countless quests and many different classes, epic battles and incredible humour (don't kill The Eye of the Beholder before you enter the under dark, makes for one of the funniest re-encounters in game in Throne of Baal), and last but not least gripping dialogues!

For anyone who likes RPGs, well worth a visit!

P.S.
And the MUSIC! The Intro Music still gets me going after all these years!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
One of the best old-school RPG, back when Bioware were making games so good, they were ahead of their time. Along with Kotor 1&2, Baldur's Gate 1&2 were Masterpiece, gameplay (Strategy, turn-by-turn, fully customable AI behavior, driven story) and the stories/lores in every cornes of the game makes its so much enjoyable.

Sometimes I'm kinda against old games making a "remastered" (which 80% of those games are adding minor tweak that a simple mod/download+unzip/ was fixing the problem, which many are still broken and force people to modify their old fix/mod so it works with both version now. (Aka, Myst,Riven,Baldursgate,Kotor,deusex,rollercoaster,systemshock,etc)

But this game is so worth it that you will GLADLY spend that time fixing some of the issues (you might get lucky also!).
I have 21 hours played and I still feel like I am early in the game and yet so much epic stuff happened and met so many people...

MUST BUY!!!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is potentially the best RPG ever made, it has an amazing, in-depth story, with alot of character interaction.

Combat difficulty ranges from very easy, to frustratingly difficult, depending on factors such as game difficulty setting, party composition, and order of quests completed. The depth level of combat is also extremely impressive given the release date of the original Balduer's Gate series, we're talking Hundreds of spells to choose from.

There is also alot of replay value, as altering your party composition completely changes the game, from how you deal with encounters, to a few class specific quests. Each npc character which you're able to get in your party, has their own quest to complete.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Why did I buy this game? 30 dollars for a game that is poop in comparison too the original. The original... which had working multiplayer... 15 years ago. Are you kidding me? Your game crashes on people and you won't refund anyone? Nor compensate for realeasing a broken game to be played? Like I stated... why did I get this?? If you have hopes of enjoying this classic with some friends take heed. Every cutscene will crash your party out. Dreams included. Unreal.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I wish the multiplayer worked decently.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
My personal favorite from the series (IWD, IWD2, NWN, BG). Graet remaster. Be wary of bugs (looking at you, Harper's Call).
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Brilliant game even now, a must for any RPG gamer. Dosent look like i got the extra characters either,i cant click on them and it says they need to be installed......but where from?
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Only thing harder than learning how to play this game without the guide was my ♥♥♥♥ when I finished it.

10/10 would play again
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Best RPG ever. Period.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
91.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Still waiting for the OSX and Linux versions to appear. Otherwise pretty good.
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7 of 18 people (39%) found this review helpful
97.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The game would be 10/10 IF they would fix the multiplayer, and they propably never will update it.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Still the best game I have ever played. Worth every penny.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Incredible game. You should pay up to $100 for this game.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
If you played D&D 2e, you must play this game otherwise.... not sure you will be able to enjoy it
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
i go tempel for res but 5 toempel no want res
wher find res 4 fran?
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4 of 17 people (24%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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
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