2. Baldur’s Gate 2
Baldur’s Gate 2 took the video game world by storm back in 2000, with the likes of GameSpot stating that “there’s nothing available that compares to it”. And not only did the game feature memorable characters like the crazy warrior Minsc (who kept a giant space hamster as a pet) and the evil wizard Irenicus, the game’s main antagonist, but also the story was engaging enough to keep players on their toes for over 100 hours.
And unlike modern RPG games like Dragon Age: Inquisition, there was hardly any filler in Baldur’s Gate 2. The quests were inventive and original, such as one that saw you battling a red dragon or another that had you siding with vampires in the city of Athkatla. Played today, Baldur’s Gate 2 definitely feels like an old-school RPG, with its turn-based combat and an isometric perspective. It is also rather unforgiving, being one of the hardest games of recent times, but also, undoubtedly, one of the best.
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