Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (2001)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  21 June 2001 (USA)
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The main character, Gorion's ward, and his or her party must overcome five children of the dead god Bhaal, who've raised armies to conquer the world through carnage and claim their father's sinister throne and title.

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Haer'Dalis / Omar Haraad (voice)
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Saemon Havarian / Cespenar / Cyric / Carras / Yakman / Carston (voice) (as Jeff Glenn Bennett)
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Kelvim (voice)
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Minsc / Abazigal / Gromnir Il-Khan / Gorion / Master Wraith / Chromatic Demon / Saladrex / Demogorgon (voice)
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Nalia de'Arnise / Viconia DeVir / Illasera / Nyalee / Diaytha / Fll'yissetat / Fayanna / Moira (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
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Imoen (voice)
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Mazzy Fentan (voice)
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Charity James ...
Solar (voice)
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Cernd / Valas (voice)
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Sendai (voice)
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Korgan Bloodaxe (voice) (as Bill E. Martin)
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Narrator / Priest of Waukeen / Master Bennon (voice)
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Jeff Osterhage ...
Valygar Corthala / Balthazar / Draconis (voice)
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In this expansion pack to "Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn", the main character, known as "Gorion's Ward", and his or her party are informed that the five most powerful children of the evil dead god Bhaal have joined and raised an army to hunt down all of their remaining Bhallspawn siblings, kill them and conquer the world through carnage in order to claim their father's infamous throne in the underworld as well as his power and his sinister title of Lord of Murder. In this final adventure of Gorion's Ward, three new chapters are added to the previous game. There are no new romance options and there's only one new potential companion available, although it's highly surprising who this person is. Another unusual element is that this character's alignment can be changed if properly influenced by the player. Gorion's Ward also creates a pocket dimension with his/her mind, where he/she must pass several challenges to determine his or her definite path. Several unique items and weapons ...

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The mystery behind the purpose of Golden Pantaloons, a popular infamous seemingly-useless unique item from Baldur's Gate 1, is finally reveled here. However, in order to find out what this item does, the player must keep it in his or her inventory throughout BG 1, import his or her main character into Baldur's Gate 2, pick the item up along with the rest of his/her BG 1 inventory in Irenicus' Dungeon, be evil towards Welther during the Buried Alive quest in BG 2, use those turned to stone in the Throne of Bhaal expansion and eventually visit Amkethran. See more »

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Imoen: So... Sarevok. You've had an itty-bitty piece of my soul in there for quite a while now. What's it been like?
Sarevok Anchev: Well, other than a slight obsession with my weight and the resurgence of a few pimples, it's been simply grand.
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Amazingly satisfying
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nearly the best possible ending to the greatest and most epic CRPG series of all time. Where Baldur's Gate is immense, long and superbly paced, Throne of Bhaal is fast, action-oriented and has you dealing with immense schemes, opponents and forces. Yes, its a little too short and a little too linear, but after the great deal of freedom of the first two games the tightly driven conclusion- complete with frenetic combat at god-like levels - well, it just works. God-like powers, invulnerable fire giants, elder demon lords and other ridiculous challenges await you, and after 2 long games, you've earned it. Its a hell of a lot of fun to see your party grown from struggling with kobolds and xvarts back in BG 1 to easily dispatching mariliths, hive mothers or the armies of entire nations.

As always, the tactical combat is excellent and challenging, although I suggest getting the advanced mods to up the difficulty level in many of the encounters for experienced users (while still playing on Core Rules).

And of course, you finally get a satisfying ending to the story itself, slowly built up over two and a half games. A fitting conclusion is provided for each of your party members, and you'll probably come away feeling just a bit nostalgic for all those hours you spent babysitting them.


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