GameSpot Reviews

Player Reviews

Average Player Score Based on 6854 ratings
8.9
Please Sign In to rate Baldur's Gate
Score Breakdown Based on 6854 ratings
  1. 10 (2399)
  2. 9 (3072)
  3. 8 (1018)
  4. 7 (200)
  5. 6 (74)
  6. 5 (31)
  7. 4 (13)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (8)
  10. 1 (35)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

What Gamespot Users have to say about Baldur's Gate

  • Rating:5

    Good game with many problems

    Baldur's Gate has been very high on my list of "games I need to play" for a very long time, and I've tried very hard to get into it. I read about 13 of R.A. Salvatore's books (which are great) in order to get more immers... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Great game. This game presents a true dungeons and dragons adventure for RPG players.

    This game provided an excellent dungeons and dragons experience on your computer. There was plently of different monsters to fight and magic items to equip your characters with. There are character specific items and ite... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Compelling, involving and revolutionised CRPGs. I bought a new PC just so I could play the TOSC expansion!

    This is the game that proved that RPGs could transfer to the PC not only sucessfully but actually improved. Addictive, compulsive, involving, affecting and challenging doesn't even begin to describe how this game sucked... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    It beats Diablo (1997) at its own game!

    This is a true rpg masterwork. You can fully customize your character (race, alignment, class, gender, abilities, etc..) and equip him/her with all sorts of weapons, armor and spells. The game is in top-down view, giving... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5

    A linear mess of a game, with a cliche-ridden plot that is just okay.

    Maybe if I played this game before Fallout/Arcanum I would think higher of this game, because it really is quite mediocre role playing experience. For instance, the combat sucks (though it does for nearly all RPGs) ... Read Full Review

    10 of 66 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Just an unbelieavbly good RPG

    I first played this when I was about 10 or 11, obviously at the time I had little knowledge of video games or indeed RPGs, but I played about half of it, thought it was fairly good and moved on. Having come back to it re... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Not as good as 2, but no game really is!

    Ahh, the first game in the Baldur's gate series. Don't mind that I am 11 years late on the review. I just dug this game out again after thinking a lot about playing BG2. They have a lot of similarities, and neither of... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    A delightful experience

    Overall feeling: GREAT This is the first of many games with the same game engine, which means it got popular. It should be very well liked by every RPG gamer, especially by those who have used the D&D rules before. The ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    This is the first RPG I ever played and is the game that got me hooked on RPGs.

    I never thought I would enjoy Medieval style games with swords, shields, castles, etc. Then I saw a friend of mine play Diablo. I thought Diablo looked amazingly fun, so I went to the store. Of course, I was only abou... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Baldur's Gate is your standard role-playing game.

    The first thing you must do before starting the game, it read (or at least skim) the manual. This large manual will give you an overview of the Advanced Dungeon and Dragons rules, many tips, and incredibly useful informa... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful