Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal PC

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 254 Ratings

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  • Summary: The final chapter of the wildly popular Baldur's Gate series, technically and add-on pack to "Shadows of Amn" but which plays like a true sequel, opens after the conclusion of "Shadows" at the outbreak of a major Bhaalspawn war and throws you into a new adventure called the Watcher's Keep.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. A true measure of any great series, whether it be books, movies, or computer games, is that I always feel a sense of loss when they are over; ToB gave that to me.
  2. Full of adventure, action, intrigue and suspense. You will be required to use your brain, and your strategic fighting skills to survive the course before you. But it is quite an amazing and enjoyable venture.
  3. A fitting completion to the Baldur's Gate "trilogy," but was slightly disappointing to this reviewer due to the shorter amount of playing time available for the main game itself (around 25-30 hours).
  4. GamePower
    88
    This isn't some short, slapped-together final chapter, but a full-fledged game of its own. Clocking in at around 40 to 50 hours, Throne Of Bhaal is easily longer than most other stand-alone RPGs.
  5. If there is any down side to it at all it’s that there won’t be a "Baldur’s Gate III" and I will sorely miss my player character with whom I have shared such a wonderful adventure over the last three years.
  6. In some ways it's even superior to Baldur's Gate II. It's filled with high adventure, epic battles, and plenty of surprises, and it's got a good cast, a good story, and more of all the elements that have made the series successful.
  7. 70
    I just can't help thinking that the "Final Chapter" should have had a little more to it.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
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  1. Vio
    Nov 20, 2011
    10
    Conclusion to one of the most epic RPG tales ever. Compared to today's graphics the game is obviously very lacking, but like its predecessorConclusion to one of the most epic RPG tales ever. Compared to today's graphics the game is obviously very lacking, but like its predecessor the art itself is beautiful. Gameplay and mechanics is complicated, but like its predecessor the story, world, and basic exploration properties overcome this. Did I like it? Yes! Collapse
  2. stuartr
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    The Bad: It ends, no BGIII The Good: everything else, builds the great gameplay, character development and story of the original to produce The Bad: It ends, no BGIII The Good: everything else, builds the great gameplay, character development and story of the original to produce 'the final chapter' to arguably the greatest rpg's ever produced (for me it shares this distinction only with deus ex and vampire:the masquerade). Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2012
    10
    A good addon to one of the best 2D Dungeons and Dragons RPGs ever made.

    If you like the genre and you think you can overlook the slightly
    A good addon to one of the best 2D Dungeons and Dragons RPGs ever made.

    If you like the genre and you think you can overlook the slightly outdated 2D graphics (Just look at some screenshots or videos) than you should really give it a try. Its simply brilliant.
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  4. JayL
    May 17, 2003
    9
    no game is perfect.but you are right.ending it like that.i would say theres only 2 things stopping this game from a definite 10.thats the XP no game is perfect.but you are right.ending it like that.i would say theres only 2 things stopping this game from a definite 10.thats the XP limitation of 8,000,000 and online play.you cannot play with gamespy on this.or any other hosts.so finding mates to fightwith is dificult.the XP limitation just kills your chaacter off.you cant be bothered to play it all over again just to be the same. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    Let's face it, BG2 was a (extremely brilliant) side issue as far as the plot of this saga goes. This is why this game should have developedLet's face it, BG2 was a (extremely brilliant) side issue as far as the plot of this saga goes. This is why this game should have developed the main story more, and Bioware, at the time, were the masters of doing just this. Supposedly they ran out of time on it (more than likely due to KoTOR) and it shows somewhat. But hey, all the fantastic things in BG2 are still there. Amazing high level abilities, interesting and varied armour, weapons and spells, a great new joinable NPC, some very tough enemies, romances, party banter, a great new dungeon and all the other small things which sometimes are the most important. The ending could easily have been a big let down but definitely wasn't (shivers and spine come to mind) but I think they could have handled the major villain a bit better. It could be argued that this game could never live up to its predecessor, but most of us were probably enjoying ourselves too much to care. A fitting end to the best thing ever to come off a collection of small circular discs. Expand
  6. Feb 29, 2016
    8
    Better part than Shadows of Amn. I was suprised about improvement they did in relatively short time. There's nothing else beside waiting forBetter part than Shadows of Amn. I was suprised about improvement they did in relatively short time. There's nothing else beside waiting for another dlc. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2016
    6
    As said before, too much combat. And the combat is too difficult; playing your mages etc. well requires an amount of planning and thinkingAs said before, too much combat. And the combat is too difficult; playing your mages etc. well requires an amount of planning and thinking that borders on work, not play. I played on normal setting. Expand

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