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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
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Developer(s) BioWare
Publisher(s) Windows
Interplay (NA)
Virgin Interactive (EU)
Sega (JP)
Mac Play (NA)
Designer(s) Black Isle Studios
Engine Infinity Engine
Release date Windows
September 22, 2000 (NA)
September 29, 2000 (EU)
March 30, 2001 (EU) (DVD)
July 6, 2001 (JP)
September, 2001 (NA)
Genre RPG
Mode(s) Single player
1-6 Player cooperative
Age rating(s) ELSPA: 15+
VET: 15
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) PC
Media 4 CD-ROMs
Input Keyboard, mouse
System requirements Required
  • Windows 95/98 with DirectX 3.0 (included)
  • Pentium II 233Mhz
  • 32MB RAM
  • 800MB Hard Drive space for installation
  • 4x CD-ROM drive
  • DirectX certified sound card
  • 4MB DirectX certified video card
  • 100% Microsoft compatible keyboard, mouse


  • Pentium II 266 or faster
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 8x CD-ROM drive


  • 64 MB RAM
  • modem-to-modem
  • null modem
  • IPX
  • TCP/IP
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
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

Similar games

Baldur's Gate

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