Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. 70
    The new modding tools are an excellent addition to any homebrew RPG designer's bag of tricks and the single-player campaign is worth playing simply for the terrific story.
  2. It really isn't for anyone other than the devoted western-RPG head. Which is fine; the devoted western-RPG head has had a particularly weak year, and will lap this up. As they should. But if you're not in their ranks there's little here for you.
  3. 70
    Even with significant flaws, it's still easily the best D&D game I've played since the power-duo of Baldur's Gate II and Planescape: Torment.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 194 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    This direct sequel to Neverwinter Nights 2 is everything I've wanted since Planescape: Torment. The comparison to Black Isle's masterpiece isThis direct sequel to Neverwinter Nights 2 is everything I've wanted since Planescape: Torment. The comparison to Black Isle's masterpiece is entirely justified. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2011
    10
    The best RPG since Planescape:Torment, Obsidian Entertainment finally live up to their Black Isle legacy. Simply one of the best RPG's everThe best RPG since Planescape:Torment, Obsidian Entertainment finally live up to their Black Isle legacy. Simply one of the best RPG's ever made. The fact that it has a lower critic score than the travesty that is Dragon Age 2 is an insult to the obviously passionate people who developed this game. That passion died a long time ago at BioWare. Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2011
    10
    This "mere expansion" to Neverwinter Nights 2 is possibly the best story-driven CRPG that's been made. Following the legend of theThis "mere expansion" to Neverwinter Nights 2 is possibly the best story-driven CRPG that's been made. Following the legend of the spirit-eater of Rashemen, it sets you on a tale that spans thousands of years and crosses the Planes -- but a tale that's *personal* in a way no other game of this type has quite managed. This is the one where the biggest combat mechanic is there for a reason deeply linked to the story; where you'll actually believe it when you select the "I love you" option; where the ending will have you burst into tears -- and then start again, to see a different path the story can take. Utterly wonderful. Full Review »