New Bundle Puts Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment Back on the Shelves

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New Bundle Puts Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment Back on the Shelves

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A new bundle offers six of the best isometric RPGs ever made for only twenty bucks? Hamsters and rangers everywhere, rejoice!

There are many gamers who miss the days of unwinding a solid story, finding +2 weapons with ostentatious names, and trying to decide how many hexagons they'd need to travel before summoning a Cacofiend from safety. But, even though mainstream game developers have long since left the isometric grids of yesteryear behind, RPG lovers can still relive some of the most timeless gaming experiences ever crafted by replaying their favoites. Next week, Atari is releasing a brand new bundle of these classic games for a ridiculously low price.

The Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection will include six RPG classics and all of their expansions for one measly green portrait of Andrew Jackson. Here's what you'll get for the twenty bucks:

Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 + Expansions
Icewind Dale 1 & 2 + Expansions
Planescape: Torment
The Temple of Elemental Evil

If the hundreds of hours you'll spend hunched over your PC from that packaged goodness aren't enough, Atari will also be releasing a second bundle called Dungeon & Dragons: Neverwinter Nights Complete for thirty bucks which will include:

Neverwinter Nights + Expansions
Neverwinter Nights 2 + Expansions
An 18" x 21" map of Neverwinter

If you've heard of these games, but never made the time to check them out, this sounds like a pretty opportune moment to take the plunge. The Baldur's Gate series alone is almost universally known as one of the greatest examples of the RPG genre to date (and was even recently voted top game in a survey of game developers), but Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment are certainly no slouches in the role-playing department either. Sure, it's not as exciting as an HD remake or Baldur's Gate 3, but gamers could do a whole lot worse than finding a legit copy of so many classics already tooled for today's PCs in one package with a cheap price tag.

Both bundles are currently available for preorder at GameStop, Target, and Amazon.

Source: Gaming Blend

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Holy Cr*p...

Now I only need to get rid of my graphic-wh*re eyesight, endure the pixels and can have some fun with this series (again)...

What...yes but...but..alright. Boo tells me that I'm raving again. I did not notice a difference, but I shall heed his word, nonetheless.

Wow, that's awesome. I already have anything but ToEE, but still. Awesome.

Oh man...

...I hope these bundles get put on Steam. I just got into PC gaming two years ago, and I really want to play some of the past gems.

Sorry Atari, I bought the D&D pack off GOG back when they had the sale and thus have no reason to purchase the bundle.

DeadlyYellow:
Sorry Atari, I bought the D&D pack off GOG back when they had the sale and thus have no reason to purchase the bundle.

Same here. The more people who are exposed to these old classics, the better in my opinion, so definitely a good thing.

These games are available separately on Good Old Games (www.gog.com) right now. It has an excellant selection of games for digital download all for less than $10 each. And they have weekly sales, so you may be able to pick them up cheap if you are patient. Highly recommended site!

death to Atari why they not available on the Canadian parts

Its not something that I would ever consider buying but it does look like a good deal price wise. I have never heard of this The Temple of Elemental Evil game though.

Aircross:
Oh man...

...I hope these bundles get put on Steam. I just got into PC gaming two years ago, and I really want to play some of the past gems.

These are definetly worth having. I sunk silly hours in Baldurs Gate 2 alone, trying new classes and so on. Highly recommend picking them up!

DeadlyYellow:
Sorry Atari, I bought the D&D pack off GOG back when they had the sale and thus have no reason to purchase the bundle.

Same here. It's a good deal, but you've got to pick up the pace.

I've been seriously thinking on buying Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment at GOG, but for $20, I guess that this is a no-brainer.

Also, the other pack of Neverwinter Nights sounds pretty good, but I think that just buying the first game alone in GOG is enough, as I've heard that not many people are fans of NWN2.

oh interesting. if they realese the bundle over im gonna buy one.

SupahGamuh:
Also, the other pack of Neverwinter Nights sounds pretty good, but I think that just buying the first game alone in GOG is enough, as I've heard that not many people are fans of NWN2.

But it also contains the expansions; Mask of the Betrayer is supposed to be very good (though I unfortunately haven't yet got around to playing it; damn you backlog of games!).

I see they finally figured out that "hey, people will buy old games if you put them out there!"

Something GoG figured out years ago, but whatever. Good for them. Hopefully there's no crap DRM on the games.

As for me, well I already bought all those off of GoG. In addition to the games that are optimized for current operating systems and no DRM, I get the soundtracks and a bunch of other goodies.

Well, I don't own Temple of Elemental Evil yet, I'll probably get that off GoG sooner or later though.

Still, great deal for other people.

I... I think... I think I just jizzed in my pants.

I will be getting this, no doubt.

People haven't already bought these from GoG?

I'm shocked. I figured anyone who wants them already bought them.

SupahGamuh:
I've been seriously thinking on buying Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment at GOG, but for $20, I guess that this is a no-brainer.

Also, the other pack of Neverwinter Nights sounds pretty good, but I think that just buying the first game alone in GOG is enough, as I've heard that not many people are fans of NWN2.

Actually, I found NWN2 quite enjoyable, though when I tried the original NWN more recently it felt much more stable and, for lack of a better word, complete. That isn't to say NWN2 is bad, it is just to say it is a different feel and doesn't have the same "old game" feel yet, making the meh graphics, bugs, and occasional lag seemingly less forgivable.

I've been meaning to buy Planescape: Torment.

Excited Toombs is excite. :3

Boo will be pleased that he and Minsc will one again graze the golden screen of PC Gaming!

Anyone who is remotely interested in role playing games should pick this up. It's an amazing deal for a lot of the best RPG's ever made.

That said, I already have almost all of them, so I probably won't grab it myself. GoG has been a godsend for old school RPG lovers.

Satsuki666:
Its not something that I would ever consider buying but it does look like a good deal price wise. I have never heard of this The Temple of Elemental Evil game though.

Temple is my personal favorite of the bunch. It's basically a combat sim but it's a brilliant one. It's the best implementation of the rules into a video I think.

I'm curious if these versions of the game are optimized for new systems. That worries me. It's such a no brainer purchase if they are.

Must buy..... must buy. This looks amazing.

Best. Fucking. Deal. Ever.

If you like RPG's and have not played these, for the love of god BUY IT!

Hiphophippo:
I'm curious if these versions of the game are optimized for new systems. That worries me. It's such a no brainer purchase if they are.

All we know is that they are listed as being for "Windows 7/Windows XP/Windows Vista." They certainly aren't expecting people to still have Windows 95, so I think its a safe guess that their ready for your current PC. :)

SidingWithTheEnemy:
Holy Cr*p...

Holy crop indeed.

I've only really played a couple of these titles, so....

Mike Kayatta:

Hiphophippo:
I'm curious if these versions of the game are optimized for new systems. That worries me. It's such a no brainer purchase if they are.

All we know is that they are listed as being for "Windows 7/Windows XP/Windows Vista." They certainly aren't expecting people to still have Windows 95, so I think its a safe guess that their ready for your current PC. :)

There's "compatible" and "optimised." The former doesn't always mean the latter.

It may still run like shit on a Win7 computer.

This is good news. I've been meaning to play these for a long time, and being able to get them in one bundle will be nice.

As someone who owns all of these games I can only say that if you're interested in RPGs at all, you absolutely need to get this box. Just be aware that you can kiss your life goodbye for a very long time. But seriously, this compliation is worth its price because of 'Planescape: Torment' alone.

Heh. Despite owning something like 75% of that bundle, I'm seriously considering buying it just because it's such a good deal and it doesn't hurt to have extra copies to loan out.

CD-Projekt in Poland had those games in multiple bundles over the years. Yeaah and GOG.

Sadly, Neverwinter Nights 2 wasn't worth even $20 at release... might be worth it + expansions now.

I APPROVE.

Although I can't really fathom why Temple of Elemental Evil is on there. That game is effing AWFUL. Weak and insipid dialogue, frustrating world layout, annoying interface, very little plot exposition (I'm still not entirely sure who built the Temple or why) and bugs upon glitches upon programming errors.

Still - one crap game out of eight? Torment alone is worth getting a crap game alongside (I got mine with Soulbringer, a game with some really interesting ideas let down by terrible execution.)
'Tis very much a bargain.

Are they including a patch that makes it possible to play Temple of Elemental Evil on a Windows 7 Computer?

As tempting as the bundle is, i've already got them on GoG.

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