Baldur's Gate PC

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  • Summary: Baldur's Gate takes you back to the Forgotten Realms on a visually dazzling role-playing adventure, one that brings to life the grand tradition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons through cutting edge art and technology. Immerse yourself in this quintessential medieval fantasy world, where entireBaldur's Gate takes you back to the Forgotten Realms on a visually dazzling role-playing adventure, one that brings to life the grand tradition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons through cutting edge art and technology. Immerse yourself in this quintessential medieval fantasy world, where entire nations hang in the balance of your actions, dark prophecies test your resolve, and heroic dreams can be fulfilled at last. [Interplay] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Baldur's Gate is not a computer role-playing game...it is THE computer role-playing game.
  2. This is, without a doubt, the closest thing out there to actually getting together with a bunch of your friends on a Sunday afternoon, taking your characters into a dungeon, and using you own BOO to find out if that bottomless pit was actually bottomless.
  3. PC Gamer
    94
    This is the best roleplaying game you can buy. Period. [Apr. 1999, p.94]
  4. That's the great thing about Baldur's Gate, not only does it look "the dog's," it provides the player (and multiplayers) with a living, breathing world complete with specific rules which must be adhered to. Now that's magic!
  5. 90
    Offers an amazing amount of control over how the game is played in a game session. It is very easy to set up a multiplayer game, and just as easy to join one in progress over the Internet or LAN.
  6. Everything that fans of AD&D have always wanted in a computer game. The only thing that will prevent it from being perfect for everyone is the very fact that it follows the AD&D rules so faithfully.
  7. Despite our nitpicky issues with "graphical cleanliness" and clunky multiplayer, Baldur's Gate simply shines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  1. Jul 10, 2016
    10
    Giocato: 2000 (circa)
    Finito 2 volte
    Gameplay: Ottimo, permettendo di sviluppare strategia dettagliata e micromanagement per gli scontri
    Giocato: 2000 (circa)
    Finito 2 volte

    Gameplay: Ottimo, permettendo di sviluppare strategia dettagliata e micromanagement per gli scontri più difficili, e rapidità per quelli più semplici. Migliero uso del sistema RTwP, superato solo da BG2. Fantastico il sistema di creazione e costruzione di CHARNAME.

    Storia: Ottima, per certi versi anche superiore a quella di BG2, grazie a

    Grafica: Buona per l'epoca, con alcuni dettagli ottimi - i fondali disegnati, alcuni effetti degli incantesimi

    Sonoro: Fantastica colonna sonora, buoni gli effetti audio
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  2. Mar 18, 2011
    10
    'Legendary' is a term much bandied about these days but this game is one than genuinely deserves the adjective. Many people consider this'Legendary' is a term much bandied about these days but this game is one than genuinely deserves the adjective. Many people consider this game to have single handily have saved the single-player RPG genre on the PC just when it looked dead. It represents a definite turning point in the history of gaming. This can be hard to appreciate today because even I'll concede that the graphics are dated. But the truth of the matter is that RPGs have never been about graphics anyway. What made Balder's Gate innovative it was the first RPG to actually use NPCs to advance the story in a mission critical way. It put their stories, their personalities, their goals on a footing that was equal to your own. What made it show-stopping was the nature of those personalities. They were all different, all unique, and they all didn't necessarily care about you. You had to not just manage combat but manage people if your little band was going to finish the game.

    Yes, the combat can be unbalanced at times. There are a few bugs. But if you cannot laugh when Minsc shouts, "Go for the eyes, Boo" there is something wrong not with the game but with your life. If you want, you can break this game down and find all it's flaws; they exist. But if you don't cheer sitting in your chair when Minsc shouts, "Butt kicking for Goodness!" you have no heart. This isn't just so much a game as it is an experience. That, it seems to me, is what an RPG is all about. It's about creating experiences; it's about making memories. It's playing your role to the hilt and loving it. Baldur's Gate might not have been the best, some people argue the sequel is better, but it was the first to offer that immersion in a way no other game had up until that point in time. If you haven't played this game you should. Because this is where it all began.
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  3. MetaPhysical
    Dec 5, 2006
    10
    A truly *epic* RPG game that has revolutionized what the gaming industry now sets as a standard for its games - this game can totally engross A truly *epic* RPG game that has revolutionized what the gaming industry now sets as a standard for its games - this game can totally engross the player in its amazing, seemingly limitless world, fully catered with an excellent plot, amazing playability, and everything one could probably ever want in an RPG. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2013
    10
    A great game that at the time shaped my enthusiasm as a gamer, but would unfortunately ruin my appetite for the modern vein of rpgs that focusA great game that at the time shaped my enthusiasm as a gamer, but would unfortunately ruin my appetite for the modern vein of rpgs that focus on form over substance. Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2012
    10
    The Godfather of RPGs. Period.
    Still pays to play it from time to time. Everything about this game was groundbreaking for the time, the
    The Godfather of RPGs. Period.
    Still pays to play it from time to time. Everything about this game was groundbreaking for the time, the graphics, the interface, the sound, the vastness, the storytelling.
    Had some issues with pathfinding, but those were fixed in Baldur's Gate II.
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  6. Jul 29, 2013
    9
    A great RPG game. Actually, I played it after BG 2, that's why 9/10. Baldur's Gate 2 just fixed all the small things in BG. So, if you haven'tA great RPG game. Actually, I played it after BG 2, that's why 9/10. Baldur's Gate 2 just fixed all the small things in BG. So, if you haven't played either BG or BG 2, just start with this one and then play BG 2.
    It's just amazing how after so many years these "legacy" games (Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Jagged Alliance) don't lose any of their value.
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  7. MathewM.
    Jun 19, 2009
    2
    Quite possibly on the list of the worst five role playing games I have ever played. Don't think that the fact that Black Isle, Quite possibly on the list of the worst five role playing games I have ever played. Don't think that the fact that Black Isle, developers of Fallout and Fallout 2, is on the box means that it is up to that standard. Boring, cheesy storyline that is not even half up to par with any average Dungeons & Dragons group at your local card shop, slow, redundant gameplay, poor engine, and awful graphics combine to make one of the RPG genre's greatest settings into a disaster. Expand

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