Welcome to the most infamous and corrupt city in the Forgotten Realms, the port metropolis of Westgate! Explore the secrets of this cutthroat capital of the Dragon Coast, where anything goes and everything has a price, and attempt to unveil its darkest mysteries before they consume you. Choose your allies wisely in this city of treachery, as you seek to encounter the rulers of Westgate's underworld, the deadly Night Masks.
Mysteries of Westgate is the first Adventure Pack for Neverwinter Nights 2, developed by Ossian Studios. This single-player Dungeons & Dragons® game comes with over 15 hours of non-linear gameplay, an epic story of horror and intrigue with multiple paths and endings, new creatures and tileset, as well as brand new music and voice-over. In this city-based adventure, players can explore 4 bustling districts of the city of Westgate: Harbor Loop, Market Triangle, Arena District, and subterranean Undergate.
Start the game with a level 8 character and battle against some truly epic and horrific foes to progress up to level 14. Recruit 3 new companions to travel with you, each with their own unique personalities and goals, and win or lose influence through your words and actions to ultimately decide their fates.
Mysteries of Westgate requires the original Neverwinter Nights 2 to play, but is also fully compatible with both the Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir expansion packs, allowing players to use the new classes, races, and other features from these games (expansions are not required to play Mysteries of Westgate).
- A 15+ hour campaign of high adventure with multiple paths and endings for players to choose from - an ideal role-playing experience!
- Non-linear gameplay with plenty of sidequests to uncover and solve in different ways, including class-specific options.
- Well balanced so that even the weaker player classes, like bards, will have a fun time.
- 4 new creatures including the wererat and quelzarn.
- A new Sewer tileset used to create the seedy underbelly of Westgate, with tunnels, vaulted ceilings, rusty pipes, deep pools, and bridges.
- 25 minutes of hauntingly beautiful new music from composer David John.
- Hundreds of lines of new, professional quality voice-over.
The dark visions brought you to Westgate. The dark truth could keep you...
PC Gamer Magazine
May 2008 issue and November 2008 issue
Called "a real gem" and a "top-notch" game from RPG editor and veteran player, Desslock. He has great things to say about Mysteries of Westgate:
"Rarely has an RPG delivered a more interesting cityscape, as Westgate's sprawling metropolis is festering with devious and malevolent factions."
"Enemies seem to act less scatterbrained, courtesy of more effective customized AI scripts. The three new companions are all complex and somewhat broken or malleable individuals, such as Mantides the fallen Paladin whose lust for violent retribution caused him to lose his faith. There are only a handful of new monsters, but they're all memorable, and there's nary a bland or tedious encounter. Ossian tags the campaign at 15 hours long, but it took me around 20, and its competing factions and the conflicting choices you'll have to wrestle with make it worthy of at least one additional playthrough."
Games for Windows Magazine
April/May 2008 issue
"Mysteries of Westgate is as worthy of attention as Obsidian's great Mask of the Betrayer expansion from last year. It's no big surprise, as it was made by Ossian Studios (helmed by a former BioWare producer), who made the acclaimed Darkness Over Daggerford mod for NWN1 in 2006. Ossian delivers again with a great-looking and engaging 10-to-15-hour (depending on side quests) RPG that any D&D dork should feel right at home with."
Play Mysteries of Westgate!
Mysteries of Westgate is available for purchase as part of the "Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete" digital edition, on both GOG and Gamersgate.
Stuck on what to do next in Westgate or can’t figure out where to go? Then check out Ossian’s official Mysteries of Westgate walkthrough, written by the game’s lead designer, Luke Scull. The 30-page walkthrough covers both the critical path and all 16 sidequests.
Download Walkthrough (right-click to save PDF file)
Having a problem installing Mysteries of Westgate or have run into a bug? Then have a look at our MoW FAQ and Known Issues list to find a solution to your problem.
Download FAQ and Known Issues file (right-click to save txt file or left-click to view)
If you have the Steam version of Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum and are finding that Mysteries of Westgate is not detecting the MotB and SoZ expansions, then the following zipped 2DA files should fix the issue for you. Instructions are included in the zip and are also found in the FAQ on where to put these files after installing MoW.
Download 2DA Files (right-click to save zip file)
Are you a "power player" who wants to play Mysteries of Westgate with your 20+ epic level character? Then the Level Cap Removal executable is just what you need to raise MoW’s level cap up to 30 and it only takes a few seconds to install. To appreciate the ideal and balanced gameplay experience intended by Ossian, we strongly recommend that most players not use it and start with the expected level 8 character, but who are we to tell power players how to play? (Note: Not compatible with the GOG version of MoW.)
Download Level Cap Removal executable (right-click to save zip file)