Boxart of the first Icewind Dale

Icewind Dale is a sister game series to Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment, which was developed by Black Isle Studios.

Unlike Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale doesn't feature NPC companions, but instead the player builds their own party from scratch. Other than that there are only very minor differences in gameplay, such as spells and the likes. It was released in June 2000 and also got an Enhanced Edition by Beamdog which was released on October 30, 2014.

Icewind Dale II was released on August 27, 2002. Unlike all other games in the family, it doesn't use Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition rules but instead Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition. There was a discussion about Icewind Dale II: Enhanced Edition, but due to lost source code of the game, it proved too troublesome.[1]

Games[edit | edit source]

Over all there exist two main games in the series and one enhanced edition and two expansion packs for the first entry:

  • Icewind Dale
    • Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter
    • Icewind Dale: Trials of the Luremaster
  • Icewind Dale II
  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition

Setting[edit | edit source]

Like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale takes place in the Forgotten Realms and centers around the eponymous Icewind Dale region, including Kuldahar, Easthaven, Dorn's Deep and more, which lie at the very northern end of the Sword Coast.

Cross-references with Baldur's Gate[edit | edit source]

In addition to general references regarding the shared setting, the games also share a number of game specific references between each other:

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