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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

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The threat of the Onyx Tower has passed for now, but mere moments pass before a new threat to the Sword Coast arises. The heroes of the Onyx Tower have disappeared, so the fate of Baldur's Gate now rests on the shoulders of five wandering adventurers who are only now journeying into the region.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II can be played solo or cooperatively with one other player, each choosing from 5 playable characters. The gameplay is the same as its previous incarnation: kill monsters and bad guys to collect treasure, items, and experience. By talking to townspeople in Baldur's Gate the player can learn of optional maps filled with more dangerous monsters and additional treasure. Equipment can be enchanted by the player this time, and given various magical effects such as additional fire damage, absorbing mana, or boosting stats.


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TeamXbox Xbox Jan 19, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
Deeko Xbox 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox Jan 20, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Feb 21, 2004 80 out of 100 80
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Deaf Gamers PlayStation 2 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
MS Xbox World Xbox Feb 09, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play (Sweden) Xbox Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Yiya Xbox Oct 08, 2004 6 out of 15 40


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Black Isle Studios used to code-name its projects after U.S. presidents and vice-presidents, an idea by Josh Sawyer. The code-name for this game is Project Jackson.


According to one of the Loading Screens, over 100,000 man hours were put into the development of this game.

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