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 Xbox Destroying rats with my Burning Hands spell.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Xbox These gnolls are trying to start trouble.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Xbox Character selection screen
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Xbox When you enter the tavern, you notice this stuffed creature above the fireplace. Behold the beholder!

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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

GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 15, 2001 94 out of 100 94
GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 11, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Entertainment Depot, The GameCube Jan 03, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameZone GameCube Dec 23, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Diehard GameFan Xbox Feb 03, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 B+ 83
GamePro (US) GameCube Dec 09, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Game Critics GameCube Feb 06, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Netjak PlayStation 2 Aug 05, 2002 6 out of 10 60 (GAF) PlayStation 2 Apr 11, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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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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