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Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter (Windows)

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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.


Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Epic battle
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Ice magic
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Stats
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Polar bears

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 (729) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 02, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Unlimited Apr, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Feb 25, 2001 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Apr 04, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2001 81 out of 100 81
PC Action Mar 21, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 22, 2001 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Feb 21, 2001 5.7 out of 10 57
Gamekult Mar 20, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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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 (729) added Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter (Windows) on Mar 14, 2001