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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: Sabrina Culyba, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Neverwinter Nights is a series of games based on the Forgotten Realms campaign of Dungeons & Dragons. You play by creating and then guiding an adventurer on a dangerous mission. It stands out for being one of the first adventure games to offer graphical depiction of your character and the world and continues to be popular in enhanced and re released form on modern consoles.

The re released version invites you to return to the Forgotten Realms with new and enhanced features offering over a hundred hours of adventures and the tools to create your own. The series features three main stories:
  • Neverwinter Nights Campaign: You find yourself at the centre of intrigue, betrayal, and dark magic in Neverwinter Nights. Journey through dangerous cities, monster-filled dungeons, and deep into uncharted wilderness in search of the cure for a cursed plague ravaging the city of Neverwinter.
  • Shadows of Undrentide Expansion: Another adventure begins in Shadows of Undrentide! Charged by your master to recover four ancient artifacts, travel from the Silver Marches to unravel mysteries of a long-dead magical civilization.
  • Hordes of the Underdark Expansion: Continue the adventure started in Shadows of Undrentide and journey into the ever-more bizarre and hostile depths of Undermountain to challenge a gathering evil.

It's a game that was developed and enhanced over many years. While visually the game is basic it has that spark of recreating the feel of a Tolkien adventure. It has something to offer a wide range of players, both experienced and newcomers. Those that want to can use the wider tools, DM client, and multiplayer options to craft an experience of their own.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/06/2002, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Role-Play

Developer: Neverwinter Game (@NeverwinterGame)



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Play Time: This game will take between 40 hours and 50 hours to complete. The expansions take this game to 100s of hours.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game. Play solo or team up with friends for a grand adventure in the Forgotten Realms.

You can play this game in the following styles:



This game has helped players develop their Relationships as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Violence for sustained depictions of death to human-like and animal-like characters. This game contains sustained depictions of death to human-like and animal-like characters. Large amounts of blood often appear on impact of attacks whilst characters let out cries of pain. More powerful attacks can cause characters to explode into a pile of blood, bones and body parts. While it is gory, it is incredibly unrealistic in nature and highly over exaggerated. The level of violence is relatively the same regardless of what weapon is being used. When characters are defeated, they fall to the ground and briefly struggle before falling limp. The bodies remain on the floor for a short time before vanishing.

Skill Rating

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

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Neverwinter Nights usually costs £15.49 to £47.99.

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £41.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £47.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Switch Store Switch £39.99
Steam Store Mac £15.49
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can download the free expansions:
  • Darkness Over Daggerford: Darkness Over Daggerford is Ossian Studios’ enhanced update to the award-winning original premium adventure. The Duke of Daggerford has been mysteriously killed, a new power has taken over the town, bandits rove the Trade Way unhindered, and mysterious things stir in a fabled ancient citadel, yet all is not as it seems.
  • Pirates of the Sword Coast Premium Adventure: A swashbuckling Dungeons & Dragons journey on the high seas— experience multiple endings, cunning henchmen, and a rollicking tale of woe!
  • Wyvern Crown of Cormyr Premium Adventure: You have returned to Cormyr, the land of your birth, in the hopes of rebuilding your family’s fortune. Explore the kingdom on horseback, compete in jousting tournaments, and become a knight of Cormyr!
  • Kingmaker Premium Adventure: Navigate guild politics and take on a mysterious masked mage to become Lord of the Keep in the premium adventure, Kingmaker!
  • ShadowGuard Premium Adventure: You are recruited into the ShadowGuard— a secret organization tasked with protecting the Empire!
  • Witch’s Wake Premium Adventure: You awaken on the battlefield with no memories, but soon you are drawn into a mysterious adventure that will take you to realms where the living world collides with that of the dead.
  • The Dark Ranger's Treasure: Start a mysterious adventure at the Inn of Lance.
  • The Winds of Eremor: Strange winds blow your ship to a mysterious island full of adventure!
  • To Heir is Human: Save a kidnapped child from the clutches of the Drow!
  • Contest of Champions: Go head to head in a competitive co-op battle against other teams of heroes.
  • Adventurers of Neverwinter (Portrait Pack): A whole new cast of faces to create your next hero! Customize your Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition experience with this collection of ten new character portraits. 
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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Neverwinter Nights Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@NeverwinterGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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