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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 135 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 135
  2. Negative: 23 out of 135

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  1. Nov 26, 2014
    6
    Great game but they could have easily added companions BG2 style. As it is, replaying the same game you played 15 years ago with silent companions and asking 15 euros for it, it's kind of a stretch. Worth it for 5 euros or if they add some DLC companions in the future.
  2. May 28, 2017
    6
    I played the first part after the continuation. Playability stays the same, still the second part is much improvement, including graphics (huge improvement in only 2 years), mechanics (i.e. spell managing), the thing I don't like though are locations that repeat themselves in second part even though they are better used in terms of a plot. Icewind Dale makes the same mistake as Baldur'sI played the first part after the continuation. Playability stays the same, still the second part is much improvement, including graphics (huge improvement in only 2 years), mechanics (i.e. spell managing), the thing I don't like though are locations that repeat themselves in second part even though they are better used in terms of a plot. Icewind Dale makes the same mistake as Baldur's Gate, limited dialogs, cliche story. The expansion, Heart of Winter 7/10. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    7
    Icewind Dale is good team-based RPG with huge focus on combat. The plot was very simple and straightforward but still engaging, combat - interesting and tactical enough on Hard difficulty, only the final fight was very disapointing.

    Beamdog has done really good job 'enhancing' this one: the game looks decent and feels comfortable to play. Except for pathfinding, it's still terrible)

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2015
    85
    Canadians responsible for this edition restrained their own creativity almost completely, delivering a polished product true to the original game. [13/2014, p.63]
  2. Dec 19, 2014
    90
    For someone looking for a game like the Baldur’s Gate titles but with more emphasis on spending time fighting monsters and delving through dungeons, this may be just the thing.
  3. Dec 15, 2014
    80
    Icewind Dale isn’t a perfect game, but it’s one of the best RPGs of all times. Obviously, the Enhanced Edition is also among the best in the genre, but it only brings minor improvements into the mix.