Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldurs gate shadow.jpg
Basic Information
Video Game
BioWare Corporation
Interplay, Virgin Interactive, SEGA, Mac Play
Keyboard, Mouse
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
Retail Features
This title has been classified 15+ by the ELSPAThis title has been rated T by the ESRBThis title was classified M by the OFLCAThis title has been rated 15 by VETThis title has been rated C by CEROThis title has been rated 12+ by PEGI
Play Information
Technical Information
Infinity Engine
Main Credits
Black Isle Studios
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows 95
Intel Pentium 233 MHz
32 MB
64 MB (Multi-player)
DirectX 3.0-compatible
Graphics RAM
4 MB
Microsoft Windows DirectX
HDD Space
800 MB
DirectX 3.0-compatible
Optical Drive
Retail Recommended Specifications
Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
64 MB
Optical Drive
European Union European Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
September 292000

Microsoft Windows
March 302001 (DVD)
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
September 222000

Mac OS
September 2001
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
July 62001
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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is the sequel to Baldur's Gate. It is a Dungeons & Dragons game based on the old 2nd Edition rules (instead of the new d20 system).

Story[edit | edit source]

Shortly after Baldur's Gate the character is captured, jailed and experimented upon and escapes from there to a city where the character tries to hunt down the captor and the nature of the experiment.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

In the game the player can import character from Baldur's Gate or make new character. There is a difficulty slider which makes the game easier or harder. The game has many optional quests, decisions and allies. The game is played in isometric view real time and has all the typical RPG things but its system is quite deep including about 10 classes which can be mixed, hundreds spells and all over 10 weapon types having their own specialization.

Reception[edit | edit source]

The Windows version has 94% average on Gamerankings. The game is considered one of the best games ever and has many awards.

Releases[edit | edit source]

The game has been released as part of Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset and it has expansion Baldur's Gate II:Throne of Bhaal. Other Baldur's Gate games: Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

Similar games[edit | edit source]

Baldur's Gate

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