Baldur's Gate is a computer role-playing game in a high fantasy setting, developed by BioWare and released in 1998 by Interplay Entertainment. It was the first game in the Baldur's Gate series, which spawned an expansion pack and a sequel before the story arc was concluded. The expansion pack that followed was called Tales of the Sword Coast (1999), as well as the sequel Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000). A three CD version, Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga, which includes the original game and expansion, was released in 2002. In 2013, a remake for NWN2, Baldur's Gate:Reloaded was released.
The story follows the player character as he grows up following the cataclysmic Time of Troubles, and it puts an emphasis on character development through dialogue and battle. The game rewards the player character according to its moral choices, good or evil.