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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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Gamer.no
Selv om det litt overraskende er noe småfusk med enkelte av de nye elementene i spillet, blir det ørsmå detaljer i mine øyne. Det viktigste er hvordan det originale spillet er teknisk oppdatert og tilgjengeliggjort. Jeg var veldig spent på hvordan dette kom til å bli da jeg først hørte at Overhaul Games skulle ta for seg Baldur's Gate, men de har lykkes fullt ut. Nå kan alle nyte en gammel klassiker, og det fortjener den. Jeg kan ikke si noe om hvordan det funker på nettbrett, men på PC er dette full pott og varmeste anbefalinger fra meg. Eller som Minsc ville sagt: «The stuff of legend, right Boo?»
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Gaming Nexus
The original game is a classic. The “Enhanced Edition” is a near-clone, with some additional content and different bugs. If you haven't played it before, or would like a deep RPG to put on your tablet, this is a good buy. Veterans of the original will find the added material hard to justify for the price.
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DarkZero
Should you buy this game? Well, that depends on your answer to two questions. First – do you have time on your hands? Second – are you willing to play one of the best RPGs ever? If so, take it from me – three weeks, two days, and 95 hours later, I’m still loving this game. You’ll love the new upgrades to the original content, and don’t be surprised if the game makes you rethink what you thought you enjoyed about RPGs.
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INC Gamers
Putting aside nostalgia, and putting aside a genuine longing for more games in this vein - yes, Baldur's Gate really is that good.
89
ZTGameDomain
The game is nothing short of epic. If you wished, you could put over 50 hours in this game and still not have everything done. The Sword Coast expansion is in the package as well. The new characters fit well with, and while still the experience is a very challenging one, it can also be very rewarding. If you have played Baldur’s Gate before and want to experience it again with some new features, there is enough here to garner the $20 price tag. Players of modern RPGs should give this game a shot as well not only to experience a classic RPG, but to see just how well the mechanics stand the test of time. The game may not be perfect, and it may not be particularly easy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a fantastic game that RPG fans of all shapes shouldn’t try.
85
RPGFan
A solid re-release of a classic plus some nice new frills, but not without its problems.
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Destructoid
Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.
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GameStar (Germany)
PC-Spieler, die das alte Spiel bereits besitzen, sollten sich aber bewusst sein, dass sie hier vor allem für zwei Dinge 15 Euro zahlen: Zum einen Bequemlichkeit, denn auch wenn kostenlose Mods viele ähnliche Verbesserungen bieten, ist deren Installation deutlich umfangreicher und komplexer. Und zum anderen die Zukunftspläne von Overhaul Games, die bereits versprochen haben, die Enhanced Edition auch nach Release konstant aufzuwerten. Eine Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition steht bereits fest, bei ausreichendem Erfolg soll sogar ein Baldur’s Gate 3 möglich sein. Aber von so einer Taube auf dem Dach würde ja nicht mal Minsks Hamster satt. Für sich genommen bietet die Enhanced Edition Veteranen also klar zu wenig.
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IGN UK
The clue’s in the name. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition isn’t a remake of the famed RPG classic; instead, it acknowledges the many improvements modders have created over the years while seasoning the content with some worthwhile content additions. Despite a dearth of immediately obvious changes, Baldur’s Gate has aged well, and new players will find many hours’ worth of fun if they approach it with an understanding of its increasingly antiquated framework.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
I det stora hela känns Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition som en värdig uppdatering som ger fans anledning att återvända till forntidens rollspel. Nya spelare får också plats och bör se till att ta den eftersom detta är ett alldeles ypperligt tillfälle att upptäcka en riktigt spelskatt. Men jag skulle ljuga om jag inte sa att det kommer behövas ett stort tålamod och en villighet att ta del av komplicerade och stundtals orättvisa regelverk. Men det är klart. De vackraste diamanterna kräver ju lite jobb.
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Snackbar-Games.com
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition doesn’t add more than what a new player needs to get into the series, and adds enough to get long time fans of the series interested, however it feels like much more could have been done. I think Overhaul was wise in holding back, especially for its first foray into the Infinity Engine series, especially considering the fondness many fans have for the original game.
80
Game Watcher
Should you buy Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition if you own it on GOG? Probably not. A few optional characters, a Horde mode, and a few built-in modifications do not a Really Special Edition make. You should absolutely play Baldur’s Gate if you don’t mind isometric RPGs that give you a real challenge, since the writing is still amazing and both the world and combat system are still really deep and engrossing. This may be the one to get if you don’t own a copy, but it still needs a few more patches, a Steam release and a price drop before I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Nevertheless, a classic game given a questionable buff is still a classic game. Butt-kicking for goodness, indeed.
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Hooked Gamers
It is a shame Overhaul didn’t go the extra mile hooking us up with proper graphic settings and a better interface or even fix the ridiculous pathing issues that have plagued both the original and the sequel since day one. Yet these things do not stop Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition from being the definitive version of the game. If nothing else, it saves old fans from having to mod their game through BGTutu, making it playable without requiring any further tinkering. For them, and new fans alike, it is as easy as downloading it and hitting the play button and immersing oneself into one of the best games ever created. Period.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
However, here's a postscript that serves as both a warning to new players and a reminder of the importance of keeping multiple saves. Before writing this review and in the interests of being thorough, I gave the new tutorial a quick play, hoping that it would serve as a better introduction to the esoteric and somewhat antiquated Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition rules that Baldur's Gate is built upon. I found it a little unsatisfactory and I don't think it properly prepares players for such eccentricities as the concept of THAC0. I also found that it overwrote both my main game autosave and quicksave without informing me, even though I swear I never touched the Enhanced Edition's new quicksave button. The convenience of that button had me relying on it for storing most of my progress and I'm estimating that this double-tap has cost me some 60 hours of play.
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The Escapist
The Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is a loving tune-up of BioWare's groundbreaking RPG, with visual enhancements, bug fixes and new content, but the game itself is the same as it ever was, wonderful and punishing in equal measures. It's a great second chance for RPG lovers who missed out on the original, but gamers after a more casual or relaxed diversion may find it more frustrating than fun.
79
GamingTrend
If you want to play the game as it originally looked, or if you want to pay the barrel bottom price, pick the GoG version, but if you think the game is worth a bit of money, want to play the game with a bit of tweaks to make it more usable, or want access to the excellent new content, be sure to at least give the Enhanced Edition a look. Personally, I think Overhaul deserve a lot of credit for updating the classic while maintaining everything about it that makes it great. I can’t wait for the Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate II or Planescape: Torment. Live by the sword, Overhaul, live a good loooooong time!
70
Chip Power Play
Baldur‘s Gate ist ein echter Rollenspiel-Meilenstein mit legendären Gefährten und ihren nicht minder legendären Sprüchen („Go for the eyes, Boo!“), taktisch-kniffligen Kämpfen und atmosphärischen Erkundungstouren an der Schwertküste. Das Geplänkel der Partymitglieder untereinander und ihre Reaktionen auf meine Taten lassen sie mir im Nu wieder ans Herz wachsen. Selbst als Besitzer von Original und Erweiterung locken mich die zusätzlichen Charakterklassen, die drei neuen Helden sowie die behutsam überholte Benutzeroberfläche. Klar, höhere Auflösungen gibt‘s auch mit der halb so teuren Urfassung und Fanpatches, doch das erfordert etwas mehr Fummelei. Ein empfehlenswerter Klassiker, den jeder ernsthafte Rollenspieler kennen sollte. Nur jammerschade, dass die Bugflut einem den Spielspaß etwas vermiest. Und dass aus Overhaul Garnes‘ ursprünglichem Plan für ein echtes Baldur‘s Gate HD nichts wurde: Die Originalzeichnungen waren im BioWare-Archiv nicht mehr aufzufinden.
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Atomic Gamer
BG:EE should get a very high score from me just on that alone, but it's not going to. All of the Infinity Engine games are brilliant pieces of work that still stand out from the RPG pack more than a decade after their release dates, and here Overhaul Games made a perfectly competent "port" of the game that started it all. But it costs twenty bucks, and that's too much when you can get the original version with the same Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack over at GOG for half the price - even less when it goes on sale - and a few minutes of installing mods gets you to nearly the same point. So I'm really hoping that the mobile port(s) that Overhaul is working on turn out great, and I'm expecting more out of their EE versions of BG2 and future games, assuming they still plan on making them. Or at the very least, they could sell them for a more reasonable price.
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PC Games (Germany)
„Wie kann dieser Idiot denn einem der besten Rollenspiele aller Zeiten nur 69 Punkte geben?“, fragen Sie sich vielleicht. So: Die Wertung bezieht sich nur auf die Enhanced Edition, das eigentliche Spielerlebnis ist immer noch eine Klasse für sich. Doch wer Baldur’s Gate 1+2 samt Mods schon kennt, verpasst hier nichts. Selbst Neela, Dorn und Rasaad reichen nicht, um die Existenz dieser halbgaren Neuauflage zu rechtfertigen. Egal ob Interface, deutsche Version (wo ist die Sprachausgabe abgeblieben?) oder Grafik: Ich kann mich des Eindrucks nicht erwehren, dass hier viel mehr möglich gewesen wäre. Vielleicht macht Overhaul mit Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition ja alles besser. Meine Lieblingsserie hätte es auf jeden Fall verdient.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Manque de temps et de moyens, ou volonté de profiter sans trop se fouler de l'aura de Baldur's Gate ? Toujours est-il que cette Enhanced Edition fait peine à voir. Difficile de la conseiller aux néophytes, tant le travail de restauration est à peine ébauché. Difficile de la recommander aux fans, qui, en l'absence de véritable valeur ajoutée, préféreront se tourner vers un modding à la fois gratuit et plus ambitieux. Dans l'absolu, elle s'adresserait donc à ceux qui ont jadis apprécié le jeu mais ne parviennent plus à remettre la main sur la boîte. Malgré tout, Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition, c'est un peu comme Imoen : les deux sont exaspérants et pas forcément indispensables, mais c'est si bon de les revoir !
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Gamekult
Quoi que l'on fasse, Baldur's Gate restera toujours Baldur's Gate et c'est la seule chose qui sauve cette Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition du fiasco. Même quinze ans après, le jeu reste tout à fait appréciable et passionnant mais rien ne justifie l'achat de ce remake fainéant qui n'accomplit pas grand chose pour presque 20€. Si vous souhaitez réellement découvrir ou redécouvrir la saga Baldur's Gate dans toute sa gloire, on vous conseillera plutôt de vous tourner vers les originaux (chez GOG.com par exemple) et une armée de mods - on vous explique même comment faire dans un dossier dédié. Bref, Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition est à réserver à ceux pour qui extraire quelques archives et lancer une poignée d'exécutables est plus décourageant que de sortir la carte bleue.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Que l’on soit un curieux néophyte ou un nostalgique vétéran, Baldur’s Gate : Enhanced Edition n’est pas un remake digne de ce nom. Simple adaptation paresseuse d’une édition destinée aux tablettes tactiles, BGEE n’offre que de timides ajouts en termes de contenu et se contente d’une légère refonte de l’interface. Pour le reste, il ne s’agit que d’une compilation de mods faits maison vendue à un prix totalement injustifié.