GOG has just released Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn with the expansion pack Throne of Bhaal for just $9.99.
As usual, GOG bundles the 2.2GB download with some goodies: two manuals with 181 pages, 15 high definition wallpapers, the full soundtrack, 13 avatars, 87 artworks. a map and a Throne of Bhaal reference card. The download includes Throne of Bhaal, the only official expansion set released for the game which continues the story from where Shadows of Amn ends.
Baldur’s Gate II is one of the best role playing games of its time, developed by BioWare based on the 2nd edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing system. The awards this game won can make a very long list.
It made into Gamespot’s “Greatest Games of All Time” list and snagged their Readers’ Choice Game of the Year award for 2000. Baldur’s Gate II also received three “Gaming Globe” awards from Eurogamer in 2001, for Best Game, Best Art Direction and Best Male Supporting Character.
The game’s fame does not end there. GameSpy, GameSpot and IGN awarded the game “Role-Playing Game of the Year” awards in 2000. IGN placed it at 25th ranking on their “Top 100 Games of All Time” list published in the year 2005. In 2009, Game Informer placed Baldur’s Gate II at the 88th place on their list of “The Top 200 Games of All Time”, naming it the “The Best Dungeons & Dragons game ever made”.
And if that hasn’t make you buy that game yet, just recently, in 2010 on IGN’s Top 25 Modern PC Games, Baldur’s Gate II was ranked 2nd, with Half-Life 2 being ranked first.
Download the game now, and enjoy one of the best RPGs ever made. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Support for multiplayer and co-operative play is included.