11 Games Like Baldur's Gate

Baldur’s Gate:-
The Game!
Baldur’s Gate is one of the most recognized and legendary game series in the video game universe. Basically a RPG, it is based upon the Advanced Dungeon & Dragons’ 2nd edition rules as its combat system (read: Basic Gameplay). D&D as you might know is a legendary board game of epic proportions that uses a board, a dice, a mythic setting, some hard bound rules, four friends, lots of imaginations and test of friendship.
So the story of BG is set in a D&D sect called The Forgotten Realms, where the main player resides, whose clan is constantly under attacks from shadowy assassins. Now as the protagonist it is your duty to find the secret of those assassins’ fascination for your squashed head and if a life threatening danger ensues (which must) then stop it as well!
Oh and also there are hard to defeat orcs, werewolves and other mighty unholy monstrosities as well, but that is what the fun is about here.
The Gameplay!
The game’s active progression moves in top down isometric perspective, with real time third person combat system, simply speaking, you’ll be watching your party and the enemies and the world from above like God but unlike God, you will actually do something about all the mishaps by guiding your troupe to victory.
Yes, you as a party leader can select up to five different non playable team members to aid you in your journey, kinda like in those FF titles.
What you have to do is basically what we know and expect from great RPG games to do, explore the magic and majestic of the new worlds that is presented to us while you try to become the best in it.
Explore many taverns, mountains, cities, cults, organizations and combine the clues to solve the mystery that is taking shape and be prepared for anything!
The gameplay is basically about exploring (lots of it! Distractingly lots of it!), fight occasional battles, level up, fight bigger battles and make the sense of the chaos around the regions, so quite basically it is pure RPG fun.
The Company!
Developed by BioWare and published by Black Isle Studios and Interplay Entertainment for the PC, Mac OS and Linux, the game was released on December 21, 1998.
The Appeal!
To all the D&D fans, this title holds a special value since it most aptly conveyed the settings, atmosphere and feeling of a D&D game, using its own rules albeit a bit modified for real time systems and it holds its ground as one of the best story and combat driven RPG titles ever for the non D&D enthusiasts as well.
The Game!
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is the direct sequel to the previous hit Baldur’s Gate, set shortly after the events of the first title, the main character’s deeds and fame reach the ears of Jon Irenicus, the main antagonist of the game. So he tests out the main character’s guts on his own standards!
You and your team members are taken hostages and experimented by the dark wizard Jon Irenicus, of course who has taken the hero’s soul into himself to doom the world and rule over it, as we all know, so it’s the journey in the main city of Amn, to look for clues and history of the fallen god’s legend and stop the wizard in his evil scheme.
The Gameplay!
Have you ever played Radiata Stories aka Radiata Knights? Play it, we insist. So in that game they have loads of factions in the main kingdom and other parts of the areas surrounding it, which you can be a part of and can even ask their members to join in your team. That awesome concept was years ago used by BG 2 SOA!
As we have said before, if you have a nice battle system, fitting story arcs, decent characters and some random magical craziness then RPG’s have always been about escapism and BG series is one of the few ones that does it so nicely!
The team members talk to each other, like they wanna say something out of their own, they can interact with you in anyway, they could start a bickering, they can doubt your methods and even start a romantic relationship with you! With such great gameplay system, the experience of clearing such a game feels less like an enjoyment and more like a memory you make with friends at magical times.
The Company!
Developed by BioWare and published by Black Isle Studios and Interplay Entertainment for the PC, Mac OS and Linux, it was released on September 24th 2000.
The Appeal!
What more to say except it comes with an online multiplayer option as well, although with mixed reactions from different game critics, it does have bugs here and there, it does have some faulty multiplayer experiences but don’t let that come into your way to a great gaming experience!
The Game!
Whoa! This Baldur’s Gate title Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II is for the big toys, the PS2 and the Xbox, and this one seems even more intriguing!
With the export to the consoles, the game has been modified in free form style, select one main character from five available ones, a brutal warrior, a necromancer, a monk, a rogue and a cleric - each with their own fighting styles and capabilities. Each of them have come to the Baldur’s Gate itself for their own personal reason and then they get entangled into the haunting mystery surrounding the place and is also heavily implying its doom.
This one is gonna rock you!
The Gameplay!
Its awesome, basically! Select a character, head along in a movie like story progression that remises the legendary yet greatly overlooked PS2 title Blood Will Tell, fight the monsters in a real time hack n slash combat mechanism (Yes kinda like God of War!), explore many mysteries and many side missions, uncover the plot and earn glory, upgrade your weapons to the mightiest levels and build your character traits in combat using experience points as seen in Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner series.
Give it a go ASAP is what we mean here!
The Company!
Developed by Black isle Studios and published by Interplay Entertainment for the PS2 and the Xbox, it was released on January 20 2004 for the PS2 and February 6 2004 for the Xbox.
The Appeal!
Don’t let the old title label and “expert’s reviews” fool you into abandoning a great game experience, seriously we promise no matter how awesome that Shoot the World title in super HD is, this one is not far behind!
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition:-
The Game!
BG EE is the remake of the Baldur’s Gate and its expansion pack Baldur’s Gate: Tales of The Sword Coast.
It’s basically a re-mastered version for the new age gamers, with basic and clear changes like 3 new major NPCs that can join your party, new areas to explore, a separate spin off story game- The Black Pits (6+ game hours with 15 levels), the player interface is revamped, flexibility into modding the game, a new renderer and match making abilities for the multiplayer, phew!
It’s a long, long, long awe inspiring journey, in HD, with some new extra toys is what we mean!
The Gameplay!
There is a great garden, just suppose okay? So there’s this garden, and a lady is standing in the mid of it, a party of six arrive in the view, you click on the talk option, conversation happens, you reply to that lady’s questions as your team mates add in, a while later you leave the garden, arrive in the open market and order your team to go to the direction where your cursor has clicked, they go there, suddenly four swordsmen appear, you hit the attack option and since you were on a high level and the assassins weren’t you maul them and gain some money and experience in the process. But here comes the boss, be prepared now…
Simple, easy and fun!
The Company!
Developed by Overhaul Games and published by Atari for the PC, iOS, OS X, Linux and Android, it was released on Nov 28-Dec 7 2012-Feb 22 2013-April 17- Nov 27 2014 for PC-iOS-OS X-Android and Linux.
The Appeal!
It’s heavily priced for a title that many have already access to the original and many mods of it as well, but the cross platform compatibility it supports may be a big plus point.
Anyways if you had never touched Baldur’s game series before, then BG EE is a great way to start the experience in $20, so plan yourself!
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition available on iTunes  Get Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on Google Play  
The Game!
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is simply the remake of the previous title Baldur’s Gate: Shadows of Amn and its expansion title, Baldur’s Gate: Throne of Bhaal.
The story, concept and progress are the same like in the previous titles, of course, but they do have some major differences such as, new side missions, some new characters, an optional standalone story/challenge mode campaign, wide screen compatibility and higher resolutions.
Basically it’s been furnished up from the past to be playable in the future, with some assortment of extra goodies as well.
The Gameplay!
Same as before and later, the games of this series follow the Dungeons & Dragons’ 2nd Edition Rules in its combat system. Which to understand easily is like any other MMORPG games these days, where no less than 80 characters, there are small sword icons, small shield icons, small potion jar icons and all of these things are intermingled with each other and no goddamn person in this godforsaken world knows what the hell is happening on the screen!
Yes, it’s kinda like that for the others but not to the players who are experiencing a momentum tension of a war.
Kidding aside, just click on myriads of options from the select panel of the game screen and see the characters dole out your orders, just like that, but you got strategize still, keeping in mind your own character’s and team’s capacity.
The Company!
This title was developed by Overhaul Games and published by Atari for the PC, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS and it was released on November 15, 2013.
The Appeal!
Baldur’s Gate II Shadows of Amn had 60+ hours of gameplay time, just the main story arc! Excluding all the side missions and extra exploration, which brings that up to 300+ hours! And this title has quite a bit more to offer, in HD, so…
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition available on iTunes  Get Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition on Google Play  

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