[edit] Background

The player learns that they are the ward of Gorion, and know nothing about your past. Your peaceful life in Candlekeep, where books are a ticket into the gates, is threatened by some mysterious danger, sending you on a great mission.

[edit] Features

  • 5 CDs filled with prerendered backgrounds, compelling music, and gameplay
  • Every location is unique since our backgrounds are rendered rather than tiled
  • Everything displayed in vibrant 16-bit color (65536 different colors)
  • Isometric, top-down view gives a birds eye view of the action
  • 3D height maps for realistic travel over terrain - actually climb stairs, fall into pits, and traverse rocky areas
  • Dynamic full color lighting effects
  • Realistic day to night changes in the lighting of the world
  • Rain, snow, fog, lightning, all occuring in real-time
  • Dynamic changes in character appearance - as you change a character's weapons and armor, you see it on that character

[edit] Hardware Requirements

System: Pentium-166 or equivalent
RAM:16 MB RAM
CD-ROM: 4X CD-ROM
Video Memory: 2 MB VRAM
Hard Drive Space: 300 MB
Mouse: Yes
Sound Board: Yes

Recommended System Requirements
System: Pentium-200MMX or equivalent
RAM: 32 MB RAM
CD-ROM: 8X CD-ROM
Video Memory: 4 MB VRAM
Hard Drive Space: 600 MB
3D Sound Card: Yes

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News

Baldur's Gate Enhanced details emerge, boxed edition being considered

Enemy AI remains the same, no Wii U or Xbox ports

Apr 16, 2012, by Susan Schreck | 5 comments
Countdown reveals Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate 1 and 2

The Lord of Murder shall perish, but will come back as an Enhanced Edition

Mar 15, 2012, by Rory Young | 6 comments
Good Old Games "2.0" detailed, launching Sept. 23 with Baldur's Gate

Get a good look at digital PC classics service new look & features

Sep 22, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 12 comments
Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale reissues coming Nov. 13

Retailer listings and PEGI say yes

Oct 26, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 2 comments
Baldur's Gate 2 Announced

Today Biowave and Black Isle, the developers of Baldur's Gate have announced that they will be working on the next installment in the BG saga.

Nov 11, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments

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BassMunkee
Apr 22, 10 6:26am
Finally got it to work on my PC is what I did... Well it currently works anyway. Good. Grief. BaldursGate
Dine_Agoti
Sep 05, 09 3:35pm
Finally started playing BG again. I'm a Half-Elf Fighter/Cleric, and I plan to have a party of Imoen, Coran, Minsc, Dynaheir, and Viconia. BaldursGate
Guest
Jul 31, 07 1:34pm
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SepheroT
Mar 16, 05 7:21am
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Baldur's Gate (henceforth BG) is an RPG based on traditional Advanced Dungeons and...

Xavier Silvermoon
Dec 01, 04 6:47pm
9.6

This game paves the way for its perfect sequel, BG2. It is barely less of a game...

Dark Elite
Aug 20, 04 2:45am
8.4

Well this game actually turned out to be a success on of the xbox. The past games...

Jooka
Jul 09, 03 11:18pm
9.0

General/Summary: Indeed Baldur's Gate is successful in every aspect of the game. It is...

Guest
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 4, 2003 (GBA)
    • Nov 30, 1998 (PC)
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