Let’s roll back the clock a bit, shall we? The year is 1998, The Big Lebowski has just hit theaters, Sonny Bono lost a fight with the business end of a tree (too soon?), Google is officially founded, and Baldur’s Gate has arrived on the PC. Gamespot gave it a rating of 9.2, calling it “easily the best computer adaptation of AD&D ever, it also convincingly returns role-playing games to the forefront of computer gaming.” Today Baldur’s Gate is well-known as a classic, seminal moment in gaming history. Most video cards at that time went up to 4MB, 8MB if you were exceedingly lucky and had a lot of money to spend. We find better capability on a portable device that people regularly break and easily replace. I’m not going linger on the subject of how crazy technology has gotten, but crap, it’s crazy how technology has gotten!
We can now find Baldur’s Gate on sale in the Apple App Store for $9.99, compatible with the original iPad or greater (so the App Store says). However, it should be noted that it looks like you need iOS 6 in order to run the game. Meaning that the original iPad can’t run iOS 6, meaning that the original iPad can’t run Baldur’s Gate. So take that for what it’s worth, I guess. That being said, people seem to indicate that this rendition of Baldur’s Gate is worth the higher price tag (for iOS apps) and remains a quality game for all, currently holding a four and a half star rating across 370 users.
You should play this if you haven’t already.