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The 100 Greatest Games | 19 | Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
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The 100 Greatest Games | 19 | Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

YEAR: 2000     FORMAT: PLATFORMS: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 19 | Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn


1998's Baldur's Gate was a boon for fantasy geeks, bringing the imagination-fuelled fun of Dungeons & Dragons to life on a computer screen. The result was all the thrills and spills of the pen and paper experience but without the many-sided dice or need to have someone serve as dungeon master. BG2 took things a step further, laying on an even more engaging story, bringing back some familiar faces and, crucially for the anorak brigade, expanding the core rules with new abilities and introducing prestige classes to break up the mage/warrior/cleric/thief tedium. Infinitely better than its successor, Neverwinter Nights, BG2 remains one of the most engaging Western RPGs ever and the quintessential D&D experience for Forgotten Realms fans.

Memorable for...
Two of the greatest gaming characters of all time: Minsc the demented ranger and his 'miniature giant space hamster' Boo. "Go for the eyes Boo, GO FOR THE EYES! RAAAAAAGH!"

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