User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.8
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.5

Critic Reviews

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macHOME (2000)
Dungeons & Dragons fanatics will delight in this game because it’s one of the first to use advanced D&D rules. But Baldur’s Gate is put together with such a user-friendly interface that total novices will enjoy it just as much. The excellent engine, great graphics, and meticulous attention to detail made this game so thoroughly addictive and fun that the PC version sold more than a million copies. Mac players will no doubt increase that number.
Electric Playground (Sep 18, 2000)
Baldur's Gate is an incredibly detailed game, as befits its noble pedigree: the thorough, convoluted rules system of TSR's Advanced Dungeons and Dragons.
Mac Ledge (Aug 11, 2000)
Baldur's Gate is a truly epic game, spanning several towns, forests, barren land, and big cities. You meet dozens of interesting people and are given almost as many quests while you learn more about what's happening in The Sword Coast. I find that Baldur's Gate is an incredible game, and it is one of the rare games that I want to play even after the review is done. It will take a long time to finish the game, which will tide most of us over until multiplayer is added. Hopefully, all of the expansion packs and sequels will be released for Mac as well. I definitely recommend that all role-playing and adventure fans check out Baldur's Gate.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Oct 17, 2000)
Baldur’s Gate is a fine game, well worth the effort it took to port it to the Mac. It offers the definitive computer version of AD&D, a good story, a huge number of places to explore and things to do, and stays fresh even after weeks of constant play. Discussing the game with some PC users who had played it when it first came out, I found that everyone still had vivid stories to tell about their favorite strategy or some difficult battle that they managed to win against all odds. Afterwards, one of the players was inspired to reinstall it on their PC to play some more. That simple action pretty much says it all.
80 (Dec, 2001)
Baldur's Gate pour résumé, c'est une immersion dans un monde réaliste, doté d'une histoire cohérente et intéressante, avec un système de jeu qui donne les moyens d'interagir avec lui au mieux. L'aventure peut prendre différentes tournures, suivant que le joueur aille droit au but, ou qu'il se laisse entraîner dans les nombreuses quêtes parallèles ( livraison, transport postal, garde du corps, héros sans peur et sans reproche qui libère une mine ou qui sauve une princesse, retrouver le chien d'un démon, etc...). Mais il ne faut pas oublier de souligner un point important. Dans tout jeu de rôle, vous jouez en équipe, à plusieurs. Qu'en est-il de Baldur's gate en réseau ?
AppleLinks.Com (Sep 18, 2000)
There are many other facets of Baldur's Gate that I could get into, but if I keep going here I'll have to charge Applelinks for two reviews. The game's setting is huge, but it has to be to contain the multi-layered story. The control system is complex, but it has to be to offer players the freedom of finding their own way through the game. Baldur's Gate is an epic, and finishing it is an accomplishment. You'll want to hold onto the box so you can put it up on the bookshelf alongside Tolkien, Lewis and Homer.
Games4Mac (2000)
Baldur's Gate ist ein echtes Rollenspiel mit all seinen Regeln und Schwierigkeiten, die man bereits aus der Offlinewelt kennt. Es wurde sehr darauf geachtet, daß möglichst viel vom Spieler verändert werden kann, um somit die Saga so vielseitig wie möglich umsetzen zu können. Für den gelegentlichen Rollenspieler ist Baldur's Gate bestimmt nicht geeignet, da man um das Studium des Handbuches sicher nicht umher kommt. Für Fans des klassischen Rollenspiels jedoch ist Baldur's Gate mit Sicherheit ein gelungenes Spektakel mit dem Reiz längst vergangener Tage.