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Baldur's Gate 3 for Windows

  • Paid
  • In English
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Venture to the Forgotten Realms

Baldur's Gate 3, the third sequel to the fantasy role-playing game series,  Baldur's Gate series. Developed by Laarni Studios—the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2—this long-awaited 3D adventure game allows you to take control of a party of heroes and venture to the era of Forgotten Realms. In there, you will delve into the myth of fellowship, betrayal, sacrifice, and survival. Each hero has a background and a motive unique to their own, giving an air of intrigue to the game. 

Beat them or join them

The setting of Baldur's Gate 3 takes place after the scarring events from its first two main games—Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II—although this doesn’t necessarily mean that it directly follows the story of the previous games as this new sequel aims to tell a brand new story within the same game world. 

The game starts with a gang of Mind Flayer parasites implanting tadpoles into human brains, which later on turns the human subjects as one of them. Your player character is one of the humans, who got devoured by parasites, and it is up to you on how you will fight the evil inside you, resist corruption, turn darkness against itself to prevent your character from being an extreme evil.

Real-time exploration, Turn-based combat battles

Baldur's Gate 3's exploration gameplay takes place in real-time. However, you have the option to pause the world and slow things down at any point. You can use this option as a tactical advantage, especially if you see an opportunity to do a precise break-in or escape an atrocious trap. This ability makes the game handy to play as it allows you to multitask activities of your party and split up your team for efficient execution of attack plans. You can expect to see other actions happening in real-time at the same time other events occurring turn-by-turn on the other hand.

Baldur's Gate 3’s turn-based combat is based on the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. You will see a status bar for character's movements, number of stats, and percentages for attacks. Combat fights for this sequel are more interactive. You’ll be able to do more during your action time, like throwing off your boots towards your enemy, knocking off buckets, and destroying the ground to get underneath your enemies

Play alone or team up among your friends

Baldur's Gate 3 supports both single-player and multiplayer modes. Both game modes give you the freedom to choose from a wide range of D&D races and classes. You can also portray an original character that has a hand-crafted background. All characters are tied up to classes. This massive role-playing offers six classes, namely Fighter, Wizard, Rogue, Ranger, Cleric, and Warlock. 

When you opt to play in single-player mode, you’ll be able to select or create one or more characters that you plan to form a party along with other computer-generated characters. On the other hand, multiplayer mode requires up to four players to team up and organize a group together.

One for the books

Baldur's Gate 3 is a massive role-playing game that can be played in long hours. It offers an original and expansive story with tons of exciting game modes as well as challenging turn-based combat battles that will test your strategic skills. This is a must-try for every gamer who seeks a sophisticated adventure

PROS

  • Real-time exploration
  • Turn-based combat battles
  • Supports both singleplayer and multiplayer modes
  • Extensive and interesting game story

CONS

  • Can’t import previous characters

Baldur's Gate 3 for PC

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 1
  • (1)
  • Security Status

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