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Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter (Windows)

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Description

Picking up after the conclusion of Icewind Dale, peace has returned to Icewind Dale... or so it seems. A plot by the northern Barbarians to attack the Ten Towns is underway, and it is up to the party of adventurers to investigate and stop this plot.

This expansion on the original game is more of the same. The game focuses on epic battles and powerful magics, relying on the plot only to provide a background for the fighting and spell-casting. Included are new weapons, armors, and enemies. Battles are now more like Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn than in the original, relying heavily on strategy and spell-casting to combat very powerful enemies.

The player can import their party from the original game to continue their adventure.

Screenshots

Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Epic battle
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Map with "fog of the war"
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Polar bears
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Ice giant

Alternate Titles

  • "冰風之谷:寒冬之心" -- Chinese Title (Tradition)
  • "Icewind Dale: Serce Zimy" -- Polish Title
  • "Icewind Dale: Herz des Winters" -- German title

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User Reviews

I'm sorry. I blinked and I missed the expansion. Gene Davison (730) unrated

The Press Says

Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87
IGN Mar 02, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Apr, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2001 8.25 out of 10 82
PC Action Mar 21, 2001 79 out of 100 79
ActionTrip Mar 06, 2001 72 out of 100 72
FiringSquad Mar 03, 2001 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 22, 2001 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

Working title

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 Adams.

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Gene Davison (730) added Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter (Windows) on Mar 14, 2001