GameOver - Games of the Year 2000

GameOver - Games of the Year 2000

Best Role-Playing Game - Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (c) Interplay

Honourable Mention - Diablo II, Icewind Dale

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a mythic saga continuing the much-loved Baldur's Gate storyline. The Forgotten Realms adventure ensues along the southern portion of the Sword Coast in the merchant kingdom known as Amn. The borders of this region include such diverse environments as the Elven forests of Tethir, the Cloudpeak Mountains, The Drow cities of the Underdark, and the Capitol City of Amn, Athkatla.

Here's a quote from our review of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn:

The amount of sub-quests in Shadows of Amn is also impressive. Early on, you'll easily be overwhelmed by quest offers, many of which, you may not be powerful enough yet to handle. It leaves you with a lot of picking and choosing, although running back from one scared out of your pants to go pick another won't be all that surprising. The monsters in BG2 aren't your usual assortment of orcs and trolls. Vampires, werewolves, and strong demihuman parties can easily be found early on. I had many a reload early on (and then some later) just because the quest I picked was near impossible based on my current abilities and weaponry (like only having +1 weapons and going against monsters that require +2 or better ones).

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