RCMW Oct 9, 2013 @ 5:14pm
More Games Like Baldur's Gate?
Picked this up in the sale a few days ago and although I had played the original I had forgotten how much I like these old tactical RPGs, even the art work and particle effects hold up well. I'm finding it much more immersive than most modern games, each fight is a puzzle with many ways to finish it and I really feel I have impact on the world. All in all I'm surprised how happy I am with it, I've not had any of the bugs effecting some people and I'm looking for mare games like this.

I'm looking forwards to the BG2:EE next month (my old BG2 disks got damaged some time ago), but can you recommend anything else of similar game play that wont be dull in comparison?

I've seen a few on Steam, like Inquisitor and Shadowrun Returns that look similar but really no idea if they are, any suggestions?
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Y2Kiro Oct 9, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
neverwniter nights 1 and 2
Zezbo Oct 9, 2013 @ 7:55pm 
Icewind Dale 1-2, Planescape Torment, neverwinter nights runs on a different engine than the infinity engine, and it's first person, and you only have 1 character other than the 1 recruitable NPC that you can get (who is usually a waste of time). Neverwinter Nights 2 is a lot more like BG1-2.
[AJSA] Rabbit Oct 9, 2013 @ 8:11pm 
Originally posted by lucashellforge:
neverwniter nights 1 and 2

these


and NWN is not a first person game... im not sure where he got that at all, granted you dont normally roll around with 6 people in your party but you do have three friends most of the time.
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perfect Oct 9, 2013 @ 8:13pm 
There are games that resemble the Baldur's Gate games, but none that top them. :(
Light Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
You should also keep an eye on Project Eternity.

http://eternity.obsidian.net/
Rhenthyl Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
Baldurs Gate 1&2 were the pinacles of the genre really. Every game since has gotten weaker and weaker to the point we have now, where RPG's are essentially point and click
>>> Stuckski Oct 9, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
If you haven't playef Planescape then that would definitely be a good one. For more tactical, the first two fallouts were pretty good.
SeriousCat Oct 9, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
Party: Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)

Baldur's Gate II [1]
Icewind Dale [1]
Icewind Dale II [2]
Neverwinter Nights [2]
Planescape: Torment [3]

[1] = Advanced D&D (2nd Ed.)
[2] = D&D (3rd Ed.)
[3] = Advanced D&D (Unknown Edition)

Party: Other

Fallout [4]
Fallout II [4]
Fallout Tactics [4]
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [5]
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II [5]

[4] = GURPS rules.
[5] = D20 rules, adapted from D&D (3rd Ed.).

Solo: Other

Deus Ex [6]
Deus Ex: Human Revolution [6]
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines [6][7]

[6] = Played from FPS perspective.
[7] = Vampire the Masquerade rules.
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Rhenthyl Oct 9, 2013 @ 11:05pm 
not really sure i'd class the Deus Ex games in the same category as Baldurs Gate. TBH i would discount everything after FOT. Thats not to say they arent good games, just not the same feel as BG
[VN] Michael Doan Oct 9, 2013 @ 11:58pm 
well basically, you can buy it off GOG. I've a lot of old games and it's DRM-free.

I've icewind dale complete, Fallout 1 & 2 (not the same kind but combat had something familiar), planescape torment, neverwinter nights 1 & 2, D&D games are all on their site and about 10$ each
Rhenthyl Oct 10, 2013 @ 12:03am 
If you have an nvidia card you'll have issues with the original version of the game. Infinity engine causes major graphical issues with the Nvidia, which was never really addressed by Nvidia. Which TBF is fine, given the game is ancient. You have to faf around to get it to work right.

The EE version, whilest not being perfect, is still better than the original version IMO. Yes it has it's issues, but they're being worked on now and if the next patch does everythin they claim it will will fix almost all the problems. That said when we get it on steam is upto atari, since they're the ones bottlenecking stuff.
[VN] Michael Doan Oct 10, 2013 @ 1:03am 
nope, GOG games are auto optimised (how they did it don't ask me pls ^^)
for the latest PC technology,

I played with a NVIDIA 660ti with all of their games flawlessly (except fallout 2 when I had a graphic glich but magically it disapeared when I restart the game),

and yes I just bought EE from a sales last weekend like you but I didn't have time to try it, my head is full of xcom right now <3
Blackheart Oct 10, 2013 @ 3:58am 
Despite the fact that it isn't fantasy and only has light RPG elements, I'll recommend Jagged Alliance 2 (with the 1.13 mod) anyway.

It has tons of personality, great tactical gameplay and - like BG - it still hasn't been bettered.
RCMW Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:22am 
Thanks for the ideas, I remember liking Icewind dale 1 back in the day too, I'll have a look and see where I can find some of them. Planescape: Torment is one I have never played so that’s high on the list.

Although its a lot more modern I remember Dragon Age 1 having similar combat and tactics (not the 2nd one) to the BG games, bit more limited in all respects though.
virpyre Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:33am 
Planescape Torment - It would tickle me when Morte would toss is jaw in the air then catch it, I was disapointed in the end of the game, I won't say what happend but I was shocked. GOG has it for $10, I wish it was on here...but it's not.

Icewind Dale - I prefer it over Baldur's Gate 1, I dunno why I just like it more I still have my original box game of Icewind Dale: Complete it's in storage but I still have it.

Neverwinter Nights - I have the Diamond Edition box for that one, wasn't a big fan never really go into it that much, I think I only made it to Act 2. Never played the second one, tried out that stupid Neverwinter Online held my attention for about 1 week maybe got a level 31 Rogue in that time frame.
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