Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

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Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is the modernized re-release of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and its Throne of Bhaal expansion.

If you buy this product on GOG, you also get a gift code for Baldur's Gate 2 Complete, which is the classic BioWare edition of the game.

Official overview

Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are your birthright.

Can you resist the evil within you, forge a legend of heroic proportions, and ultimately destroy the dark essence that haunts your dreams? Or will you embrace your monstrous nature, carve a swath of destruction across the realms, and ascend to godhood as the new Lord of Murder?

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition brings this critically acclaimed role-playing experience to back to life.

Release information

Extras

Note: The manual in the extras is actually one of the two manuals for the first Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. You can find the correct manuals in the "Manuals" subfolder of the game's installation directory or download them from the official website.

The Baldur's Gate 2 Complete edition, for which you automatically get a gift key when purchasing this edition, has more extras.

Patches and modifications

Official patches

The game is actively maintained by Beamdog, and tends to get a new patch every few months. The GOG.com download page is always updated to have the latest patched version of the game.

(Those who own the game on Steam can additionally participate in beta-testing new patches before they are officially released - this option is not available for those who only own the game on GOG.com.)

Unofficial patches

None.

Modifications

No mods are essential for enjoying this game, but there are lots to choose from in case you want to add new challenges, have more options, or simply mix things up a little for better replayability.
See:

Particularly worthy of mention are the following mods:

Tweaks Anthology (formerly known as BG2 Tweaks)
A collection of popular rule changes and quality-of-life cheats, like removing the character level cap, or allowing bags/containers to store an infinite number of items.
Only install individual components which you're sure you want.
Sword Coast Stratagems
The most popular mod for increasing the difficulty/challenge of the game. Makes enemies smarter and better prepared.
Don't install if you're a newbie.

Known issues

See Infinity Engine#Known issues

GOG trivia

History

Sale history

Price Discount Promo Date Notes
$5.99 70% Summer Sale 2016 2016-06-09 - 2016-06-22 "D&D Remade" bundle

See the IsThereAnyDeal.com page for a more complete price history.

Release history

Date Game version Info Installer filenames + MD5 hashes
2013-11-15 1.?.???? initial release
...
2014-08-?? 1.3.2053 release notes v1.3
...
2016-04-06 2.0.62.2 release notes v2.0
Windows:
Mac:
Linux: gog_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.1.0.5.sh
2016-04-19 2.1.63.2 release notes v2.1
Windows:
Mac:
Linux: gog_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.2.0.6.sh
2016-05-18 2.2.65.0 release notes v2.2
Linux:       gog_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.3.0.7.sh
2016-05-18

(2016-05-25 for Linux)

2.2.66.0
Windows:
Mac:
Linux: gog_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.4.0.8.sh 7cb5385ac5cd51cf0cc9f66cbafc3c99
2016-06-08 2.3.67.2 release notes v2.3
Windows: setup_baldurs_gate2_enhanced_edition_2.4.0.6.exe f3b81dbb69c65ffe5379f618789f3c43
setup_baldurs_gate2_enhanced_edition_2.4.0.6-1.bin e4a7a25ad2a65a46a3272910293764f7
setup_baldurs_gate2_enhanced_edition_2.4.0.6-2.bin d6cd03b82d2edf245044fd49af59dca3
Mac: baldurs_gate_ii_enhanced_edition_2.5.0.11.pkg c13895ef0515da952e7053ef8350944c
Linux: gog_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.5.0.9.sh f0cf23798fad26409add1c396b17dc54
2017-03-22 2.3.67.3 GOG Galaxy compatibility update
Windows:
Mac:
Linux: gog_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.6.0.11.sh b9ee856a29238d4aec65367377d88ac4

The download page sometimes also provides patch installers so you don't have to download the full installer again when a new version is released:

Patch to Patch filename + MD5 hash
...
2.0.62.2
Windows:
Linux: patch_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.0.1.5.sh
2.1.63.2
Windows: patch_baldurs_gate2_enhanced_edition_2.2.0.4.exe 88d71c3013bdb7924793026959e95c3a
Linux: patch_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.1.2.6.sh b6178664241ea28831f43f76c7db4a5f
2.2.65.0
Linux:       patch_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.2.3.7.sh
2.2.66.0
Windows: patch_baldurs_gate2_enhanced_edition_2.3.0.5.exe 7017437d8f51c5bf1df7a26d4c131912
Linux:       patch_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.3.4.8.sh 84f3a2fda6cf594cf6b0941309a2606b
2.3.67.2
Windows: patch_baldurs_gate2_enhanced_edition_2.4.0.6.exe 4de444f8adad27f97d6e893f5805a5d4
Linux: patch_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.4.5.9.sh a5c402c634f80daba6d5a570d5787d63
2.3.67.3
Windows:
Linux: patch_baldur_s_gate_2_enhanced_edition_2.5.6.10.sh 2cbffa27be6045ec51e15bc711ae9829

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