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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
80
3.8
Xbox
79
3.2
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Description

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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User Reviews

How to fly an Elemental Plane PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5235)

The Press Says

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Jan 06, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Over Online Xbox Jan 20, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Game Chronicles Xbox Apr 24, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GamerDad PlayStation 2 Apr 04, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Netjak PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Mar 18, 2004 B 75
Super Play Xbox Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Xbox Jan, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Yiya Xbox Oct 08, 2004 6 out of 15 40

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Trivia

Codename

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.

Development

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

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