Resolution Magazine writes: "Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Dungeon Siege to an extent, and many more were all born from the popularity of the original Baldur's Gate, it having revitalised the genre with its deep characters and narrative, excellent use of the AD&D rules, and attention to detail in all areas. It became a new benchmark, and inspired countless similar games for a number of years. Other titles set about to mimic the same qualities that made Baldur's Gate the great game it is, but even a decade on nothing quite like it has surfaced. This is a game whose innovation has now been immortalised by an overwhelming response from fans, developers and the press. Today's re-release packages prove its appeal is timeless."