Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance casts the player as one of three basic characters: an elf sorceress, a human archer, or a dwarf fighter. From humble beginnings slaying rats in the cellars of an inn, the adventurer will move on to exploring caves, crypts, and mountain passes. Naturally, it's all filled to the brim with horrible monsters, wicked traps, treasures, and fabled magical weapons. As the game progresses the player is constantly rewarded with new weaponry, new monsters to fight, and experience points to put into the adventurer's character stats to grow even more powerful. The adventurer must eventually unravel the secrets of a dark, new Thieves Guild backed by powerful mages.


Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance GameCube Title screen / main menu
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Xbox Destroying rats with my Burning Hands spell.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Xbox Quest givers and important people have gigantic beacons above their head.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 For you, anything. Quests are obtained through conversations featuring detailed versions of the game's characters.

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User Reviews

This game is very good and is best when played with another person Xbox Todd Bello (32)
A graphically attractive hack n' slash with little gameplay PlayStation 2 NobodysSon (12)
This game is not much RPG, Not much Diablo like... what is it trying to be? PlayStation 2 VXBlade (8)
Eldrith the Betrayer? Not ringing any bells. PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5226)
A solid action RPG with impressive visuals, and insanely addictive co-op mode - 4 Stars GameCube Ryu (50)

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) PlayStation 2 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Aug 14, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Gamers' Temple, The GameCube Dec 20, 2002 86 out of 100 86 Xbox May 07, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Game Chronicles GameCube Jan 29, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpy GameCube Dec 13, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Stratos Group GameCube May 07, 2003 3.8 out of 5 76


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1001 Video Games

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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