Black Isle Studios / Interplay
ESRB rating: Teen (Ages 13+) - Animated blood, Mild
language, Use of alcohol
Baldur's Gate takes you back to the Forgotten Realms
campaign setting on a visually dazzling roleplaying adventure, one that brings
to life the grand tradition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game through
cutting edge art and technology. Immerse yourself in this quintessential
medieval fantasy world, where nations hang in the balance of your actions, dark
prophecies test your resolve, and heroic dreams can be fulfilled at last.
Huge game world - multi-CD set filled with nearly
10,000 scrolling game screens, all fully rendered in lush 16-bit SVGA
Gripping non-linear adventure that spans seven
chapters, with dozens of subplots that branch in and out of the main scenario.
Your decisions affect subsequent chapters and the entire game world as a
Transparent interface can be modified to play in a turn
based fashion, and makes it possible to play without knowing AD&D
Set in TSR's best-selling Forgotten Realms campaign
setting, the most popular and longest running of the Advanced Dungeon &
Dragons roleplaying game worlds.
"I am Volo, and I have traveled more of these Realms than
any other. I'd bet ye a bag of gold and a half-dozen kegs of bitter black ale
that ye cannot look upon the murderous beasts and minions of evil in the
adventure ye hold in your hand and not turn tail. So waste no more time in your
drab, humdrum world - it is time to draw steel in Baldur's Gate and test your
mettle. Who knows, ye may find me there waiting to pay off the bet - or propose
a better one, double or nothing!"
Explore hundreds of intricately rendered buildings and
Face off against more than 60 imposing monsters,
including cunning hobgoblins and mighty ogres.
View characters in exquisite detail, down to skin and
hair color, clothing, weapons and armor.
Invoke more than 100 spells - freeze enemies with an
icy blast from a cone of cold, or incinerate them with a searing stream of
Every building and structure is modeled and rendered in
fine detail - taverns, temples, houses, arenas, stores, and brothels are
meticulously created and visually stunning.
Features real-time environmental effects such as rain,
snow, lightning, and fog, day and night lighting, plus dynamic full-color
lighting effects from interior and exterior lamps and magic spells.
Create your character from a combination of six
authentic AD&D races - human, elf, half-elf, dwarf, gnome, halfling - and
26 different classes and subclasses - fighter, thief, cleric, mage and
subclasses such as druid and specialist mage.
Guide a party of up to five other characters, each with
their own personalities and dispositions. Allows you to control party
characters one at a time or as a group.
95/98/Me/XP with DirectX 5.0 or better, IBM compatible PC Pentium 166 Mhz (P200
with MMX recommended), 16MB RAM (32MB recommended), 300MB hard drive space
(600MB recommended), 4x or faster CD-ROM drive, 2MB SVGA video card (4MB
recommended for 24 and 32 bit effects), keyboard, 100% Microsoft compatible
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