Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition felt like returning to an old friend, polished and ready for a new generation. This classic from the golden age of RPGs has been updated, and the journey remains incredible.

Immersive Gameplay

The gameplay of Baldur’s Gate II remains largely unaltered in its Enhanced Edition, retaining the strategic depth that made the original a beloved masterpiece. Players command a party of up to six characters, navigating through intricately structured missions that challenge both tactical skill and moral compass. With the inclusion of the AD&D (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons) ruleset, combat is a thrilling concoction of strategy and chance. However, newcomers might find the steep learning curve a bit daunting initially.

screenshot_0_A Timeless Adventure Reborn: Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition

Improved Interface

The streamlined interface improves inventory management, a godsend for meticulous gamers. Keeping every potion and scroll neatly organized is now easier. New character classes and enhancements offer fresh gameplay experiences.

Enhanced Visuals

The Enhanced Edition offers improved resolutions and support for modern widescreens. The environments are lush and detailed, providing a vivid backdrop to the epic quest. Every frame is imbued with the essence of a world teeming with life and danger.

screenshot_1_A Timeless Adventure Reborn: Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition

Sound and Voice Acting

Musically, the game is a feast for the senses. The orchestral score enhances the immersive experience, weaving a layer of emotional depth that beautifully complements the highs and lows of the journey. Voice acting has also seen an improvement, with more lines fully voiced, thus bringing characters to life in a way that text alone never could.

Compelling Narrative

At the heart of Baldur’s Gate II is its compelling narrative. Players continue the story of the Child of Bhaal, navigating a world fraught with peril and intrigue. The story’s depth is matched only by its characters—each party member is fleshed out, possessing their own beliefs, background, and bonds.

screenshot_2_A Timeless Adventure Reborn: Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition

Expanded Content

The Enhanced Edition adds new characters and expands on existing backstories, creating new layers of interpersonal dynamics. This not only enriches the main narrative but also adds countless hours of side quests that are as engaging as the central storyline.

Potential Drawbacks

The main drawback of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition can be its overwhelming complexity for beginners to the genre. The high level of commitment required to master its intricacies might deter those looking for a more casual gaming experience. Additionally, some pathfinding issues persist, occasionally disrupting the gameplay flow.

screenshot_3_A Timeless Adventure Reborn: Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition


If you are a fan of intricate RPGs and are looking for a game that rewards attention to detail and strategic planning, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is a must-buy. It’s a game that respects the intelligence and patience of its players and offers a rewarding experience in return.

For newcomers to the RPG genre, be prepared for a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience. You might find it beneficial to explore some lighter games first to become accustomed to some of the typical gameplay mechanics found in RPGs.

screenshot_4_A Timeless Adventure Reborn: Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition

Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition successfully revitalizes a classic game without losing the essence of what originally charmed players worldwide. It’s a testament to the lasting appeal of well-crafted storylines and deep, strategic gameplay. For those who appreciate an RPG with depth, complexity, and compelling narrative, this Enhanced Edition is an exemplary choice.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Want to check it out yourself? Click here to see it on Steam.