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