developer: Overhaul Games
publisher: Atari / Infogrames
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-6
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is a remastered edition of the second installment in the legendary RPG series. It was developed by Overhaul Games and improves on graphics, as well as adds some improvements and enhancements in the gameplay itself.
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition takes us to the fantasy world of Forgotten Realms where we assume the role of a son of a God of Murder, Bhaal. After the defeat of one of his numerous children, Sarevok, the protagonist and his party got kidnapped by Jon Irenicus, a mad mage with the intent of using the power within the Child of Bhaal for his own gain. We quickly get out of his hideout in Amn, but our step sister, Imoen, is not so lucky. We set out to rescue her which marks the beginning of a long and dangerous journey, taking us to the previously unknown parts of the Forgotten Realms and presents the opportunity of facing own horrifying heritage.
The game is a classical RPG with the gameplay based on famous Dungeons & Dragons, perfectly known to all pen ‘n’ paper gaming fans. In the game, we fight in real time (with the active pause system), develop the statistics of our six-member party and, first and foremost, perform hundreds of side quests prepared by the developers. The world of Baldur’s Gate II is even larger than the one of its predecessor, and the amount of various themes, the interactions between the characters, and the scope of the story are very impressive.
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition does not change the basic rules of the gameplay, but adds completely new content to it, such as new quests, items, locations and characters developed by the people working on the original game. The graphics are also significantly enhanced.
age requirements: 12+
PC / Windows
- Recommended: Pentium III 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM (1.5 GB RAM - Vista/7/8), graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 8500 or better), 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8