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The 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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GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
RPGFan Xbox Mar 03, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Feb, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Jan 21, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 2 Apr 10, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PlayStation 2 Feb 21, 2004 80 out of 100 80 Xbox Feb 06, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Deaf Gamers PlayStation 2 2004 7.9 out of 10 79


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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 Jackson.


According to one of the Loading Screens, over 100,000 man hours were put into the development of this game.

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