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Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 Sailor
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Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter Windows Ice magic

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

Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamer's Pulse May 13, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 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 Games (Germany) Apr 19, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy Feb 25, 2001 82 out of 100 82 Mar 22, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Feb 21, 2001 5.7 out of 10 57


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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