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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldurs gate shadow
Type Video Game
Developer(s) BioWare
Publisher(s) Interplay, Virgin Interactive, SEGA, Mac Play
Designer(s) Black Isle Studios
Input Keyboard, Mouse
Engine(s) used Infinity Engine
Game Status Released
Genre(s) RPG
Player(s) 1-6
Release Platform(s) Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
Network IPX/SPX, Null Modem, Modem-to-Modem, TCP/IP

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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).


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.


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.


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


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

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Baldur's Gate

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Facts about "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn"RDF feed
DesignerBlack Isle Studios +
DeveloperBioWare +
DisplayNameBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn +
ELSPA15+ +
EngineInfinity Engine +
European Microsoft Windows Release29 September 2000 +
European Release29 September 2000 +
FeaturesSingle-player +, Multi-player + and Co-op +
GameCatVideo Game +
GenreRPG +
InputKeyboard + and Mouse +
Japanese Microsoft Windows Release6 July 2001 +
Japanese Release6 July 2001 +
Mac OS ReleaseSeptember 2001 +
MediaCD-ROM + and DVD-ROM +
Microsoft Windows Release22 September 2000 +, 29 September 2000 +, 30 March 2001 + and 6 July 2001 +
NameBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn +
NamePageBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn +
NamesBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn +
North American Mac OS ReleaseSeptember 2001 +
North American Microsoft Windows Release22 September 2000 + and 30 March 2001 +
North American Release22 September 2000 +, September 2001 + and 30 March 2001 +
PEGI12+ + and 12/12+ +
PageNameBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn +
PageTypeVideo Games +
PlatformMicrosoft Windows + and Mac OS +
PlatformTypePC + and OS +
Players1-6 +
PublisherInterplay +, Virgin Interactive +, SEGA + and Mac Play +
RatingBodiesELSPA +, ESRB +, OFLCA +, VET +, CERO + and PEGI +
RatingsELSPA-15+ +, ESRB-T +, OFLCA-M +, VET-15 +, CERO-C + and PEGI-12+ +
RegionNorth America +, Europe + and Japan +
StatusReleased +
VET16 +
Year2000 + and 2001 +

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