The main character, ward of mystical monk Gorion, whose name, sex, race and class are defined by the players, leaves his order's keep for the first time and starts a journey to discover his true identity. But Someone wants him dead.



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Credited cast:
... Caldo / Garrick / Niklos / Taurgosz (voice) (as Dee Bradly Baker)
... Galkin / Gatewarden / Nimbul (voice)
... Dream Knight / Drizzt / Quayle / Xan (voice)
... Daveorn / Entar / Rieltar / Sonner (voice)
... Montaron / Thalantyr (voice)
... Aldeth / Cadderly / Tethoril (voice)
... (voice) (as Kathryn Cressida)
... Gorion / Minsc / Mulahey / Tazok / Ogre Mage (voice)
... Shar Teel (voice)
... Imoen / Ithmeera (voice)
... Brunos / Irlentree / Yeslick Orothiar (voice)
... Belt / Coran / Oublek (voice)
Ed Gilbert ... Ardenor Crush / Galkin (voice) (as Edmund Gilbert)
... Husam / Krestor / Marek (voice)
... Brielbar / Nereid / Skie Silvershield / Viconia DeVir (voice)


In the high fantasy medieval world of Forgotten Realms lies the continent of Faerun. Baldur's Gate is one of the biggest and most important trading towns and city-states on the continent. The young ward of mystical monk Gorion, whose name, sex, race and class are defined by the players, lives in the keep of the monk order Gorion belongs to. He or she has never been outside or known anything about his/her parents. One night, the ward has a disturbing nightmare. In the morning, Gorion sends the ward away for his/her protection. The ward is joined by her/his best friend Imoen, a skillful thief. Their adventure soon takes a dark turn when they witness Gorion's murder by a strange man in the forest. After some adventuring, the ward meets Jaheira, a half-elf fighter and druid, and her beloved husband Khalid, both of whom are old friends of Gorion. They offer help and a goal - to investigate the suspicious shortage of iron ore that has befallen the land recently and made everyone paranoid ...

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24 May 1999 (Poland)  »

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Baldur's Gate: Wrota Baldura  »

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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 actually reveled in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the expansion pack for Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn. 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 »


[first lines]
Knight: No, please! There are others! I can show you!
Sarevok: I will be the last -
[grabs the knight by the throat and begins to strangle him]
Sarevok: and you will go first.
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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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After 10 years, still great
22 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

It feels almost weird to review a game that was made almost 10 years ago, but the fact that it still holds a place as one of the best games I've ever played speaks volumes of it's qualities. The story, the game-play, the very world you play in are all parts that make up this masterpiece. In this game, and it's even better sequel, BG 2 - Shadows of Amn, I AM Talle, an orphan from Candlekeep, whom is forced to leave his home and try to survive in a beautiful and at times dangerous Faurun. Few games has made me feel so involved. In fact the only games that compares are the above-mentioned Shadows of Amn, Planescape Torment and Fallout 1 & 2, all products of Interplays daring and artistic vision. With risk of sounding like an old man I have to say it's a shame they don't do games like these anymore.

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