DescriptionThe 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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Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: Snowblind/Dark Alliance
- Baldur's Gate series
- Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Setting: Forgotten Realms
- Dungeons & Dragons (D&D / AD&D) licensees
|How to fly an Elemental Plane||PlayStation 2||Terrence Bosky (5235)|
The Press Says
|TeamXbox||Xbox||Jan 19, 2004||8.9 out of 10||89|
|Game Over Online||Xbox||Jan 20, 2004||88 out of 100||88|
|GameZone||PlayStation 2||Jan 13, 2004||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Daily Game||PlayStation 2||Feb 15, 2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Deeko||Xbox||2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Xbox||Feb 06, 2004||16 out of 20||80|
|4Players.de||PlayStation 2||Feb 21, 2004||80 out of 100||80|
|GameDaily||PlayStation 2||Dec 14, 2006||6 out of 10||60|
|Super Play||Xbox||Jan, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Yiya||Xbox||Oct 08, 2004||6 out of 15||40|
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CodenameBlack 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.
DevelopmentAccording to one of the Loading Screens, over 100,000 man hours were put into the development of this game.
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Related Web Sites
- The official site (News, information, and forums relating to the game on all platforms.)
- Wikipedia: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II (Information about Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II at Wikipedia)
PlayStation 2 Credits