Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is the first in a series of role-playing games developed exclusively for game consoles. It was developed by Snowblind Studios and released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001, with versions for the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube releasing in 2002. A Game Boy Advance version of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance was also released in 2004, by Magic Pockets. The sequel to the game, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, was developed by Black Isle Studios for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, releasing in 2004.


The player must choose between one of three (or five) characters:

The game starts when the player character arrives in the city of Baldur's Gate, after a dangerous journey. Shortly after arrival the player is attacked and robbed, and is brought to an inn by guards to recover. There, the first hints about a great evil hiding in Baldur's Gate are revealed, and the player(s) is recruited by the Harpers to uncover a sinister plot by demonic forces.



Playable characters
AdriannaKromlech BruenghorVahnDrizzt Do'Urden
Alyth ElendaraBartleyEthonLortimerNebbish


Buildings & Sites
Chelimber's CrownElfsong TavernOnyx Tower
Adderspine Road
Baldur's Gate
Marsh of ChelimberMount Burning EyeSunset Mountains
Baldur's Gate
Sword CoastUnderdark


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Computer games
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