The remastered edition of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II, one of the best RPGs ever to hit the PlayStation 2, has debuted on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. It’s worth taking a look at how this classic has been received by today’s gamers.
- The record of activity on the day of release on Steam was 632 concurrent users. This is almost double the result of the first Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance.
- The game also received a warm welcome with 79% positive reviews on Steam.
- Player reviews are noticeably lower than the first part, which has 84% positive ratings on Steam. The sequel, however, only has a few dozen ratings from players at the moment, so it will be some time before a meaningful comparison can be made between the two games.
- Most players praise Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II for its gameplay and atmosphere. Criticism is mostly limited to the high price. almost $30 for a 20-year-old game is considered by many to be too much, especially since the graphics haven’t improved much, and the quality improvement comes mainly from increased resolution.
- In general, the technical level is getting good reviews, and many players emphasize that the game works well on Steam Deck.
Recall that Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II originally debuted in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube consoles. So the debut of the updated version of PC gamers was waiting with particular impatience. It is worth noting that CD Projekt has been working on porting the first part to the PC for a long time. However, the port was abandoned due to Interplay’s financial problems and the Polish team took on the creation of the first The Witcher.
- Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II on Steam