Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
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  1. Jan 7, 2020
    70
    It's a game made for a very specific audience in mind, one which thoroughly knows the rules of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition and doesn't mind the limited graphical capabilities of turn-of-the-century computers. For those fans, or for anyone interested in role-playing PC history, Neverwinter Nights is a no-brainer.
  2. 70
    Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is a rich collection of the role-playing classic. There are hundreds of hours of fun at your disposal but it's saddled with technical issues that are impossible to ignore. Vigilant players will need to save often and have high tolerance for such problems. It stays faithful to the original assets in a way purists might enjoy but some more quality of life and graphical improvements would've been welcomed. As a newcomer, I rate this highly but veterans won't find much new here.
  3. Dec 11, 2019
    65
    Neverwinter Nights is a game that holds up really well, but this port is weaker than it should. It feels like a low-effort adaptation, with way too many technical problems that shouldn’t be present almost 20 years after the original release.
  4. Feb 14, 2020
    61
    If you didn't get the chance at the time to play Neverwinter Nights, then this is a good chance to enjoy a slightly better version of one of the most ambitious role-playing titles in history. Likewise, this game doesn't get the score it could have deserved, because the development company Beamdog couldn't improve the interface or the graphics, so it's an adaptation that has absolutely nothing to do with remastering.
  5. Dec 18, 2019
    60
    It’s hard to imagine RPG fans used to God of War or Outer Worlds finding Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition anything but nearly unplayable. Graphics aren’t everything, but dated appearance married to a frustrating UI and even some missing features are asking a lot to be forgiven. Extremely tolerant gamers willing to overlook these flaws and seek the under-the-surface quality will find it, but playing a true remake or graphically made-over game would be a more inviting prospect than the disappointing port that we actually have.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Oct 30, 2020
    3
    I loved NWN back in the day, and played it just as much as Baldur's Gate 1&2, sinking hundreds of hours into it. So, when seeing the PS4I loved NWN back in the day, and played it just as much as Baldur's Gate 1&2, sinking hundreds of hours into it. So, when seeing the PS4 edition in a bargain bin, I dived in pronto!
    I should not have. For when starting the game (after 10GB patch download) it was not nostalgia that hit me, but rather disbelief and shock.
    Shock at how bad a job they had done translating this masterpiece for PS4. I could not believe it, but the game actually looks worse on my PS4Pro than it ever did on my old gaming PC (Win98, Pentium II, Voodoo 3). And it runs worse too! What on Earth went wrong?!? How, what, why???
    Well, I did give it a solid try, and tried to play thru it. But it was just too painful. So, into the trash it goes.
    Next time I feel like going back to the good old days, I'll just download the game off Steam for this laptop. Which is what I should've done in the first place. And which is what I suggest you do. For, even for nostalgia trip, the PS4 edition is not worth it. Not even if you can get it cheap. It is an insult to the fans of the game.
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  2. Apr 21, 2020
    0
    Very good game with tons of content sadly it was half baked and the other half a cash grab on the supposive enhanced edition otherwise a veryVery good game with tons of content sadly it was half baked and the other half a cash grab on the supposive enhanced edition otherwise a very good game when on a very good sale ofc. Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2020
    3
    Incredibly disappointing, absurdly expensive port.

    I should have done more research on this before picking it up for Xbox One, but I was
    Incredibly disappointing, absurdly expensive port.

    I should have done more research on this before picking it up for Xbox One, but I was too excited when I saw it on sale. I loved my copy of Diamond edition on PC back in the day and thought getting it on console would get my wife to try it, since she doesn't like using a mouse and keyboard but she loves D&D.

    Unfortunately, the only enhanced aspects are the visuals (and only in terms of texture compression and monitor resolution) and having direct control of your character (rather than pointing and clicking).
    Everything else actually seems worse, particularly interacting with merchants and working with your AI partner. In addition, there is virtually no tutorial for either the rules of 3rd edition D&D or controls for the game itself, so a lot of the experience becomes trial and error.

    I plan to keep playing, since I paid for the game and want to get my money's worth, but it kills me that they could have really made something special if they had just spent some time redesigning the interface and the controls.
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