Summary: Icewind Dale II is packed with entertaining storylines and encounters. This game makes use of the 3rd Edition rules reasonably well. Black Isle Studios no longer exists, so getting the patches for this game may be difficult. Overall, Icewind Dale II is well worth playing and is a lot of fun.
Summary: First of all, if you expect or hope for meaningful character interactions, go away. Icewind Dale 2 is hack and slash. True, it's glazed by some nice voice acting, beautiful locales, villains that are satisfying to kill (and even some that you half don't want to kill) -- but in the end, the game is linear, and there is really only one way to complete it.
Summary: I still remember the reason I got the original Icewind Dale. I was simply bored out of my mind, disappointed with Diablo II, and looking for more Baldur's Gate while waiting for the sequel to be released. Icewind Dale had a unique flavor that distinguished it from the other Infinity Engine games, and a fast-paced, svelte system that still makes it an eye-opener in this world of 3-D everything games. The soundtrack, also, was arguably the best of any game I've seen.
More enjoyable than the first thanks partly to 3E D&D rules.
CMC "Diamondfist", Amazon
9 September 2002
Summary: I was somewhat pleased with Icewind Dale; due to a few issues I had with the game, I thought myself through with Black Isle Studios, but upon hearing about the release of their sequel Icewind Dale 2, and their implementing 3rd Edition D&D rules I decided to give it another shot. BIS has modified the Infinity Engine to accomodate the 3E rules, including the Half-Orc and the special new playable races, like Drow, Aasimar and the new Forgotten Realms races, like the Gold...
Summary: This game was too good to be left with the meagre review here. Using the same game engine as Baldur's Gate, arguably the best computer game EVER, this is more of an inferior production line model. This is Dungeons and Dragons for the computer. Here you have six characters that you can choose yourself - for experienced D&D players I chose Paladin, Barbarian, Ranger, Thief, Cleric, Magic User.
Excerpt: ATTENTION: Possible spoilers Icewind Dale 2 is the sequel of Icewind Dale and keeps the tradition of a Baldur's Gate game with more action and less story and sub quests. At the begining of the game, you can choose one of the premade partys or make your own that go up to six party members.
Excerpt: Icewind Dale 2 is the long awaited sequel to the popularly acclaimed Icewind Dale. In essence many things are the same in IWD2 as in the first game but there also many significant changes and improvements. IWD2 sees you fighting off the goblin hoards who have invaded the land of the men. To accomplish this you may choose up to 6 characters to fight the enemy. Here comes much of the versatility of the game.
Summary: Okay, I looked at this game for quite a while (over the period of several weeks) trying to decide whether to buy it or not. Finally, I needed something new to play (waiting for NWN:HotU to come out) and caved in. Why not? I enjoyed the freedom to totally and completely create my characters.
Summary: If you're looking for some good classic D&D hack and slash action, this game is for you. Using the D&D 3rd edition rule set, there are many, many options to explore when creating characters and gaining levels. Several different races, classes, feats, skills, abilities, and also hundreds of powerful items and spells. Explore your options with anything from a mighty barbarian to a powerful wizard, and everything between, there's no getting bored with this game.