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Release Dates

11/30/98 Interplay
10/20/99 Sega
01/01/99 Interplay

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Owners: 161
Favorite: 11
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 1
Now Playing: 1

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Baldur's Gate - Summary

The story takes place in TSR's® best-selling FORGOTTEN REALMS®. The western shore along the Sea of Swords contains a multitude of ecologies and terrains including mountains, forests, swamps, marshes, plains, cities, and ruins. Collectively called the Sword Coast, it attracts adventurers and evil alike, and is the backdrop for this epic adventure.

The region encompassed by this game is roughly bordered to the South by the Cloud Peaks, the East by the Wood of Sharp Teeth, the West by the Sea of Swords, and the North by Baldur's Gate (the largest and most affluent city in the region).

Chaos threatens to overwhelm the Sword Coast. The state of Amn is under siege to the south, the High Moor is being overrun in the north, and the region around Baldur's Gate is in turmoil. In an area known for its ample resources, a crippling shortage is slowly developing for the metal that is used throughout the Realms for everything from swords to forks - iron. When iron ore reaching the region is smelted, the resulting wares are plagued with brittleness such that they crack and break with little more than normal use. What's worse, trading caravans coming from all directions into Baldur's Gate are under constant attack from bandits and cutthroats who loot not for gold and gems (although they often take those too...), but for iron. The armed factions in Baldur's Gate can scarcely keep themselves armed and the commoners are suffering all the more. Without iron they cannot mend their tools or purchase plows - and everyone knows that if they cannot farm or craft, they will starve come winter.

Some blame Amn for the chaos, others the trading cartels, and still others suspect even the Dukes of Baldur's Gate. Yet, this contagion may be an early omen of some greater evil...

The player starts the game with one character. This character can be generated using any of the races, classes, and alignments allowed by ADVANCED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS®. Up to five other adventurers may join the central character as the epic quest proceeds. The player begins in the glorious castle of Candlekeep, an orphan seeking self-knowledge.

Although once a stolid coastal fortress, Candlekeep is now a great library filled with endless dusty tomes and crusty sages. The player is led out of the keep by a mentor into the wilds of the Sword Coast, and the adventure begins..

- From the official site

Shipping Total

2,800,000 Units
As of: July 2015

Opinion (6)

Machina posted 22/10/2022, 07:13
Hat-tip to @bogorad222 on Twitter for finding the sales data.
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Yamaneko22 posted 07/05/2011, 09:11
Again... Why there are no sales numbers for PC games?:( I'm curious!
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Zkuq posted 08/11/2010, 11:37
I've finally found the motivation to play this game and it's pretty much what I expected: amazing. Age is showing, though, I hate the resolution the game uses. (And I do know of the widescreen mod but I screwed up and when I finally got it to work, I had played for a couple of hours already and didn't wan to lose my save.) Anyway, looking forward to being able to import my character to BG2 =)
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DOLBYdigital posted 01/02/2009, 12:27
Yeah this game is so classic and amazing... Man I kinda miss those good ole days ;)
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Mummelmann posted 16/12/2007, 05:05
Second to none, except BG 2...
Yes tombi123, very different and miles better imo.
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tombi123 posted 13/09/2007, 12:26
only played the ps2 version and its like the 3rd best game on the ps2. Is the PC version much different?
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