“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.
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Very Positive (1,393 reviews) - 82% of the 1,393 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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June 23

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Soundtrack Now Available!

Today we're pleased to bring you the full soundtrack to Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. The digital package contains the original soundtracks for Baldur’s Gate II and Throne of Bhaal, composed by Jeremy Soule, Inon Zur, and Howard Drossin.

The Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition Soundtrack also contains 15 new tracks by Sam Hulick, composed for the enhanced edition of the game, making 81 tracks in all. This includes 34 previously unreleased tracks, now available for the first time. All tracks come in both MP3 (320kbit) and lossless FLAC format.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/467620/

Today's update also 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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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
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Mixed (60 reviews)
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Adam Kappa
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
One of best game i ever played you can spend really a lot of time trying few combination of team. +rep
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LaughteR
( 85.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
GG Beamdong
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Tasker 2016 #KuritaStrong
( 114.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
The dynamic zoom and scaling UI in widescreen high resolution is great!

Every other change made by the incompetent morons at BEAMDONG? All of the brand new, game-breaking bugs introduced? Not great at all.

Play and mod the original.
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alsatravel
( 56.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I just... I dont know why you would do this. I call to mind the ancient painting of Jesus in Spain that the nun tried to restore, making him resemble a downs chimpanzee. This is that you have done Beamdog. You have turned my Jesus painting, that I have been playing since before i could masturbate, into a chimpanzee with an extra chromosome. TAKE THE CHROMOSOME BACK!

-Respectfully...
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retsam1
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Avoid beamdog's extremely bad version of this. Go pick up the regular version of the game on GOG instead of this horrible steaming pile of dung.
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Zilkin
( 37.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Still the best RPG of all times!
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mastergradius
( 294.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
it's a wonderful game with an interesting story that will take weeks of regular play to complete. the spell lists are huge and varied, many unique magical items, some procured through quests (those are usually the best ones, but not always). if you don't mind the dated graphics and, in places, lack of voice acting -- plus if you like to read, there is a lot to read -- very immersive; highly recommended. a classic rpg.
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bhaalspawn
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Possibly the greatest game of all time has been destroyed, if you want BG 1 or 2 buy original non EE versions.
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Sethisto [Glow]
( 40.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Highy recommended. Beamdog didn't change a whole lot in their re-release other than graphic upgrades and new NPC's, but what they did change actually improved the game quite a bit. A lot of the tweak packs of the last decade have been incorporated, with ui improvements that are upgrades that don't over-simplify a game that really shines due to it's complexity.

If you have never played BG before, this is the ultimate in PC western fantasy based RPGS. An incredible game and a stunning example of what the genre used to be before modern gaming turned the genre into a series of "chase after the quest marker" and ridiculously simple talent trees. Make a mage or sorcerer or recruit some for your team and have a blast.
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Meatball
( 128.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Loved it, exactly what I was hoping it would be.
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42 of 60 people (70%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Allright, at first I have to mention one thing: I am a big fan of BG 2 and it is still my most beloved RPG ever. The Enhanced Edition used to be pretty good: some good upgrades, better graphics, changes to make the gameplay more comfortable. It was ok and I liked it. I'd rate BG2: EE 9+/10 back then.
However, everything good must come to the end in some point. For this game, the point was 2.0 update. I've run the game and I couldn't recognize it. What have you done to my favourite RPG, Beamdog?! What the heck is this abomination? Deafult spell autocast, tips popping up everywhere, highlighting the map so you know where you can go (WTF), health bars, completely demolished journal... What is this? Baldur's Gate 2: Version for people with Paramecium caudatum IQ? Are you f****n' kiddin' me?! You, Beamdog, have completely ripped of the good old spirit, the soul of this brilliant game. That's a thing I can never forgive you. Shame on you. Give my beloved BG back, you disgustig thieves.

Until there's no possibility to go back to the previous version of the game, it isn't worth playing. Sorry. I think I better go to my shelf, take the old CD version of Baldur's Gate 2 and install it, so I can save at least few of my nerve cells.
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57 of 89 people (64%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
93.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Thank gods I backed up my entire BG2 directory the last time I played. I added a couple player-made mods that I didn't want to have to scour the net to find again the next time I wanted to play.

I heard people screaming about Beam Dog molesting my 2nd favorite game of all time and against my better judgement, I gave Beamdog the benefit of the doubt. I installed it cleanly from Steam and loaded it up, started creating a new character and felt like I'd just taken a sip of beer spiked with Rohypnol. I continued though determined to see all the changes they've made. "Surely they can't have completely destroyed this masterpiece." I foolishly told myself as I finished creating my character.

"Oh god, those sprites look terrible" These were my first words upon seeing the opening scene with Jon Irenicus. Every sprite now has gaudy thick black outlines, completely ruining the way the original developers seamlessly melded their spritework with the prerendered backdrop of the game world. I hurredly retreated to the options menu to tweak everything as best I could back to the original. The menus look so tiny now on my 23 inch monitor. The UI overall doesn't scale well how it did before.

The map is awful, the journal is awful, the character sheet is awful, the inventory is awful, the spellbook is awful. Even the gods damned Save/Load screen is awful! How could Beamdog mess up this badly? It's like they purposely made everything worse, piece by piece.

I can tell a lot of things they changed for "streamlining" but this is a classic crpg. We know how to play D&D computer games, we learned how when the game first came out with no problem. Why do you feel the need to dumb this down?

I didn't continue playing this way. How could I? I'm not a fan of people staying in marriages where the husband continually beats and rapes his wife, and that is what Beamdog is doing to every fan of the Baldur's Gate series. Something truly wicked is happening within this company. I saw the signs when that accursed liberal politics expansion was released for Baldur's Gate I.

I opened up my archived BG2 install directory and copied the entire contents over this new patch, I've erased the abomination from my own PC, but I won't stop there.

Beamdog, this is directly for you. I am going on a full assault against you. You are Jon Irenicus holding my sister prisoner and experimenting on her in disgusting and abhorrent manners. I'm going to assemble a party and come after you. You will roll back these changes, you will publicly apologize for being child molestors of all Baldur's Gate fans. And you will relinquish your rights of this game to a different group who will treat it and its fans with the respect it deserves.

I never thought I would be posting a negative review of one of the greatest games of all time. Look at what you've made me do.

All you had to do was fix some bugs. Instead you wanted war. Well, now you've got it.
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I have played this game serval times from start to finish, the story, rpg and magic is really good, but upto now, I changed my mind since the developer has altered the main system and muddled the game up... I really dont understand why all developers like to muddle wonderful and successful title to something everyone hated.... what kind of people are working for game developement??

Fast casher, little brain and dont listen....
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31 of 46 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
WTF have you done beamdog.

I have not played this game in few months, so i decided to have a quick go after reading about whole "2.0" controversy.

And I must say i agree with most of people that this is pure gar♥♥♥♥♥.

I really don't understand why beamdog would do this. It's not like there were people demanding to make this game garbage or anything. I don't see the point of this "upgade"What was the point beamdog?
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This is a worse version of Baldur's Gate Tutu (look it up). This is certainly for the tablet (and does not look good even there).

Get BG and B♥♥♥♥nd mod them. While I love bioware, and would gladly pay again, just avoid this game, it's not worth your time.
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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
You have been waylaid by Beamdog and must defend yourself.

There is no punishment on Earth that fits the crime of this hideous mockery of a once beautiful work of art.

You should all be ashamed.

I know that I am not alone when I say

♥♥♥♥ you Beamdog.

You can fix this ♥♥♥♥...

or you can be remembered as the murderers of one of the greatest games ever made.

"....Yes Boo, I agree. This group could do with a swift kick in the morals...."
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
129.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Once this game was an unparalelled piece of art. It was probably the best game ever made. But then some idoits thought it was good idea to tamper with perfection. And now it isn't worth my spit.
Now the game is sluggish and it's not like the graphics were improved. It's just sluggish...
BUT WAIT! There's more. They also decided that it was a good idea to change the dialoge because it didn't fit their notions of pc. How did they miss the memo that this is a freaken RPG? The appeal of an RPG isn't in perfect cookie cutter charaters that always "behave" the way they should. That's boring and stupid. A good RPG has vibrant and dynamic characters that have flaws as well as strengths.
I keep hoping that Beamdog will see the light and fix the crap they've done to this game... But I'm not feeling to hopeful. What's really shocking is that they think any fan of this game is likely to buy their sequel to Baldur's Gate II. I'm disinclined from ever buy anything from Beamdog after the mess they've made here. And from looking at message boards and the like I don't think I'm the only one.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
They ruined the multiplayer- pretty nonfunctional now. You'll lose your entire save.

Oh, and the UI changes made me stop playing singleplayer. Disgusting and pointless changes to the character screen, among other things.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
The only good thing enhanced edition has to offer is improved graphics/resolution. Everything else ("rebalance" changes, removal of CLUAConsole commands, and unauthentic new content) makes it difficult to play through the game without cringing.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
56.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I just... I dont know why you would do this. I call to mind the ancient painting of Jesus in Spain that the nun tried to restore, making him resemble a downs chimpanzee. This is that you have done Beamdog. You have turned my Jesus painting, that I have been playing since before i could masturbate, into a chimpanzee with an extra chromosome. TAKE THE CHROMOSOME BACK!

-Respectfully...
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