Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, developed by BioWare and released September 26, 2000, is the second computer role-playing game in the Baldur's Gate series, which takes place just a few months after the events of Baldur's Gate. It is based on the 2nd edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing system. The story is set in the Forgotten Realms, the most popular D&D story setting. It has sold over 2,000,000 units and is widely regarded as one of the best role-playing games of all time.
An expansion pack for the game was released in 2001, entitled Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal is the expansion pack for the computer role-playing game Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, and is the final chapter in the Baldur's Gate series. It adds one large optional bonus area to the Baldur's Gate II game called Watcher's Keep, which is a multi-level dungeon of sorts. It also extends the main plot line to an epic conclusion. There are also several new powerful weapons, a higher level cap, and new class-related feats and magical skills. A novelization of the game exists, written by Drew Karpyshyn.
- Original Games - Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal
- Official Bonus and Collector's Edition Discs
- Official Bioware Updates for both games
- Unofficial update BG2 FixPack v4 from The Gibberling Three Modding Comunity
- Several Mods (about 1GB), like The Darkest Day, Shadows Over Soubar, The Big Picture, Epic Endeavours, Tortured Souls, Redemption, Weidu- Ascension and lot of others. I suggest you to go to the websites creators ( I provided all links in the Mods section of the installer) to understand more about those mods and also to get any available updates. All mods have their original readme files.
- Original Soundtracks for SoA and ToB and the Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance Soundtrack as bonus.
- Maps, Walkthroughs, Wallpapers, Manuals, NPC List and Locations, Spell and Items List, Game Editors, etc and etc.
Thanks to The Gibberlings Three, The Pocket Plane, Spellhold Studios, the Black Wyrm Group, TeamBG, Sorcerer's Place and lot of others active and vibrant Infinity Engine modding communities for making the Baldur's Gate Series still a fun and interesting game to play.
And last, but not least, thanks to Bioware, Black Isle and Interplay for creating some of the greatest games in history.