“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 (1,167 reviews) - 86% of the 1,167 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Steam Run-Time
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
171.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
I grew up with this game. It's one of my favorites of all time. The story is quite good, and there are so many different party/class configurations that will keep you coming back for more. There are a huge number of quests, a great deal of them with hours worth of content and multiple outcomes. Every class has their own unique quest chain, and there are numerous others for each side of the alignment spectrum. The game is hugely improved over Baldur's Gate 1, and there are even a few small improvements here over BG: EE.

I like the additions that Beamdog made, but it's worth noting that this game is still very, very buggy - especially in online multiplayer. Unfortunately, it seems like they've created more problems than they've fixed. It can be tolerated or worked around, but people who have the original and are thinking of upgrading to this should perhaps weigh their options. If you're looking to play multiplayer, expect to see good old Biff the Understudy fairly often.

My personal favorite additions are the hugely reduced load times, auto-loot, and the conveniently organized/bulleted journal. I haven't played around a lot with the new NPCs, but I like them a lot so far. Their romance options, however, seem incredibly superficial at present. There is now a same-sex option for both males and females respectively, so that's nice, though both of these NPCs are unfortunately evil.

This version is compatible with a lot (although not all) of the countless mods created for this game over the last fifteen years, allowing you to configure your gameplay experience if the hundreds of hours of vanilla content aren't enough for you.

I cannot recommend this game enough, and that extends also to the first game. They're just fantastic.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
75.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
9.5/10

Perhaps the best rpg i've ever played, I didnt think id be able to get into it with it being so dated and all but i got sucked in again like it was my first time in amn.

pros:

-the combat is awesome, the d&d rules and dice roles feel great and make the game challenging with just the right amount of luck and strategy

-no shortages of interesting characters, really engrossing story, you'll be dissapointed whwn it ends simply because there is no more

-you always get good loot, all the weapons and armor feel unique, like they had a story before you were in the world and somehow you came across them and your going to add to their legend

-this is a personal reason, I liked the way it felt like you and your companions are traveling large distances to go on your quests, the combination of distance and time really make you feel like you and your party are really going through hell together and bonding along the way, the only game that has come close to recreating that feeling for me was dragon age origins at the campsites and such, I cant tell you how happily exhausted I was when I escaped the underdark for the first time

cons:

-The pathing, dear god the pathing is so bad, the battles can be quite big and confusing so its a bit frustrating when your tank gets stuck at a crate at the back of the fight or decides to take the long way around simply because your mage blocked the doorway for 1/2 a second,

but it dosent take away from the game at all
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150 of 263 people (57%) found this review helpful
218 people found this review funny
1,447.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
Не затянуло(
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
63.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
I have completed this game at least 50 time since I was 15, and STILL manage to find something new every time.
Truely a masterpiece
That being said, if you didn't grow up with these graphics and gameplay mechanics, i completely understand if you find it jarring or even borderline unplayable. It's worth your time to learn, the game will reward you.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
This is one of those classic RPGs that just don't get old. At least for me personally. I still rate this to be one of the best games ever so can't really write about it neutrally/objectively.

Epic story, ageless visual style, brilliant voice acting and sounds overall, interesting tactical combat, solid controls though mayhaps a bit outdated for the modern gamer (very natural for me as I played this at an age when I didn't even speak English), challenging, the writing on the party members is just gold and the list goes on.

Through the game it's great how you feel as the power of your party increases steadily and towards the end of the game you have seriously strong bunch of badasses wearing rare powerful gear, with stories of their own. And as you've finished the game you can't but help feel touched by what an awesome literally epic adventure of struggle and finding what and who you are and what is your destiny in the world you've traversed through.

To keep it short I'm gonna stop rambling here. I'm suggesting this game to anyone whose loved the old CRPGs and pretty much to any fantasy RPG lover. I'm sure it's going to feel a bit old and rough to get into for some but if you put the time to play it in length, get into it, play through it, I'm sure it'll be an interesting and rewarding game experience for you.
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