Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Challenging remake of classic minimizes mature content.

Mac, Windows 2013

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

"From one thing, know ten thousand things."

Formal roleplaying systems are one of the best ways to get kids into game theory concepts (that said, I wish they'd legalize bookmaking), and while the computer automates much of it, it serves as a wonderful introduction to abstract concepts like Minmaxing and THAC0. Also, it forces you to think about spacial strategies when positioning your party for effectiveness in a manner similar to Starcraft or XCOM. Just letting the computer choose a formation for you will often result in your mage dropping the party from behind with an unwise Color Spray or Stinking Cloud spell, or will negate the benefits of your rogue noticing traps or getting close for a critical preemptive backstab to prevent an enemy mage from casting.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Beamdog
  • Release date: January 16, 2013
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures
  • ESRB rating: T for Animated Blood, Use of Tobacco and Alcohol, Mild Language.
  • Last updated: August 24, 2016

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