The classic 90s RPG returns— enhanced for modern adventurers. Gather your party & venture forth in this open-world epic where every choice matters.
GATHER YOUR PARTY
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is a story-driven 90s RPG set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Customize your hero, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth.
75+ HOURS OF ADVENTURE
The Enhanced Edition contains over 75 hours of gameplay, including the original campaign, the classic Sword Coast expansion, plus brand new challenges in the Black Pits arena!
-Classic Campaign: The Original Baldur’s Gate Adventure
-Expansion: Tales of the Sword Coast expansion
-New Challenges: The Black Pits, arena style battles
-New Difficulty Setting: Story Mode allows players to focus on story and exploration, rather than combat and survival
-Paid DLC Expansion Available: Siege of Dragonspear is a brand new chapter in the Baldur's Gate saga!
-11 Playable Classes plus dozens of subclasses
-Recruit Classic Characters like Minsc and his brave hamster, Boo!
-3 New Recruitable Heroes: Neera the Wild Mage, Dorn Il-Khan the Blackguard, and Rasaad yn Bashir the Monk
-New player voice sets to customize your hero
-Story-driven gameplay means character choices matter
- 2-D isometric graphics
- Real-time-with-pause combat
- Adapts 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons Rules
ENHANCED FOR MODERN PLAYERS
Over 400 improvements to the original game
Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
The 1998 Classic, enhanced for modern Windows, macOS and Linux players!
Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war.
Patch 2.6 arrives for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition! Venture forth and explore scores of fixes, system upgrades, and new hero customizations...
- Fixes | Many fixes to quests, menus & more
- Hero Options | Customize your hero with new portraits & voice sets
- Spell Effects | Refreshed & restored dozens of spell visual effects
Ratings and Reviews
Set graphics options at the beginning
The game does not scale itself to the screen correctly. You have to manually set the graphics options. Otherwise seems good. They need to fix the graphics issue, however.
Excellent Experience on Big Sur after Enabling macOS Setting
I had some reluctance given some other reviews about crashing but really wanted this to work, in anticipation of the full release of BGIII. I run a 16" 2019 MBP on Big Sur (v 11.0.1).
The KEY piece is I needed to go to Finder → Applications, right-click on "Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition", select "Get Info". In the window that appears, under "General", be sure to set "Open in Low Resolution" to TRUE.
It then worked perfectly. Before I did that, I had issues getting past the main menu. It now runs beautifully and incredibly smoothly. It even takes up my entire ultra-wide monitor in-game for a more cinematic feel!
I've only experienced a couple slowdowns but it was due to other apps eating up all my RAM (looking at your Google Backup and Sync). Check Activity Monitor for culprits, as Big Sur compatibility, as of right now in Dec 2020, can still be rough for some apps.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: January 2020. If you plan to play the Siege of Dragonspear (SoD) DLC—which I strongly recommend by the way—I suggest you actually buy the whole set through Steam, as I haven't seen a way to get SoD through the App Store. I had completed BG:EE on the App Store, then realized this...
So I re-purchased BG:EE on Steam, then dug into the Library files on my Mac, copied my Save folder from where the BG:EE App Store put it and, pasted it where the BG:EE Steam expects it. I could then Import my BG:EE game into SoD no problem.
Crashes constantly about half way through campaign.
Although the game brings back many fond memories from playing the original, I can’t recommend the game due to a couple of issues. The first is just annoying, that the pop-up text boxes for items and areas in the map have microscopic font that is completely unreadable. I could live with this. However, the game frequently crashes when travelling from area to area. Once I got to the Baldur’s gate bridge, I could no longer travel to any area at all, making any further progress in the game impossible. Given that the last update to this game was 2 years ago, it seems unlikely that these bugs will ever be fixed.
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- Requires macOS 10.9 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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