Will you resist the evil within you and forge a legend of heroic proportions? Or will you embrace your monstrous inner nature and carve a swath of destruction across the Realms? Your story begins anew in the exotic southern kingdom of Amn, amidst the opulence of the sinister capital city of Athkatla. Journey through the fierce, unforgiving wilderness of Amn in your quest for artifacts of awesome power and treasure of unfathomable wealth... Even challenge dragons, if you dare. Such is the life of a legend.
One of the greatest fantasy adventures continues! Return to the Forgotten Realms and once again lead the exciting life of an adventurer in this timeless Dungeons & Dragons cRPG classic!
For enhanced gameplay in your GOG.com edition of Baldur's Gate II, please follow this modding guide.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Blood, Animated Violence, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2010-11-15 07:25:43 byplasticvet:
More or less the pinnacle of mainstream RPG, this game packs everything your average gamer loves. Engage in countless epic fights and regular skirmishes, watch your characters develop incredibly powerful abilities and interesting relationships, follow the enthralling storyline or wander in search of gold, treasure and tons of unique items. All wrapped in wonderful visuals, sounds,read more and voice acting, virtually bug-free, with support for high-end resolutions. Many areas were in their time jaw-dropping and the art has lost very little of its original allure.
This game has aged extremely well. It has excellent pacing, looks well-polished, and presents enough challenge. Game experience will be very different with different parties, as all party members come with distinctive banter, side quests, and abilities. If you are the only RPG-lover on the planet who has not played this - do it now. Whatever today's RPGs attempt to do, BGII did it before them and, very likely, did it better.
A very special mention needs to be made regarding player freedom. While there is a storyline to follow with enemies who scale in prowess, one is still allowed to wander around a lot. Side quests unnecessary for game completion amount for at least half of the gaming time. You may walk into a basement with high-level enemies who may annihilate you in seconds well after emerging from the stating area. Dusty old houses with strange doors are not to be entered lightly.
The game world is huge and diverse, combat is fierce, dialogues are witty and fresh and the characters are amongst the most memorable you will encounter. Often imitated, never duplicated: BGII and ToB.
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Posted on 2010-11-15 08:31:50 byFlameinc:
I don't know what deal GoG made with Atari, but it is putting serious pressure on my free time! Baldur's Gate II is the gold standard to which other RPGs hold themselves up to. Legions of loyal fans celebrate it not just of the D&D license but because of the deep and often heartfelt story. A magnificent effort and one that any RPG fan will not regret playing.
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Posted on 2010-11-15 08:31:31 byAstaldo711:
I bought BG2 when it was originally sold for the PC and still have it today. I bought the collector's addition and the box alone was the size of a VW Bug! I also have the TOB addon. The little freebies that gog gives you is nice as even the collector's edition didn't have the soundtrack (which is nice) or the wallpapers. At any rate, I still play this game to this day. The charactersread more in your party (provided you take the ones you encounter in the game) interact with you and each other - sometimes bickering with each other as well. A classic game that you keep playing for many hours.
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