Asad Quadri of TheKoalition writes:
Baldur's Gate II was the sequel to the critically acclaimed cRPG Baldur's Gate. It was released 2 years after the first game and brought the player once again into the world of the Forgotten Realms. Using the 2nd edition rules of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the game provided the player with sophisticated party management, a vast and magical world with deep and interesting lore and intense, tactical action. BG II received even more critical acclaim and is regarded along with its precursor as an important and influential cRPG that would provide the standard for other RPGs to meet for many years to come.