The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut
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Release Date: Sep 16, 2008

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Become The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, a legendary monster slayer caught in a web of intrigue woven by forces vying for control of the world. Make difficult decisions and live with the consequences in an game that will immerse you in an extraordinary tale like no other. Representing the pinnacle of storytelling in role-playing games, The Witcher shatters the line between good and evil in a world where moral ambiguity reigns. The Witcher emphasizes story and character development in a vibrant world while incorporating tactically-deep real-time combat like no game before it.


The RPG of the Year (PC Gamer, GameSpy, IGN) is back in a Premium Edition packed with powerful extras!
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition takes all of the acclaimed gameplay that garnered the original game more than 90 awards, and perfects it with a number of gameplay and technical improvements.

  • Superior dialogue and cutscenes - The developers have re-recorded and rewritten more than 5000 lines of dialogue in English and redone the entire German edition to create more a more consistent experience, while adding more than 200 gesture animations to make characters behave more believably in dialogue and cutscenes.
  • Enhanced inventory - The new inventory system makes item use and organization less complicated by introducing a separate sack for any alchemical ingredients, as well as a simple sort-and-stack function.
  • Technical improvements - The enhancements made to the technical side of the game are too numerous to list, but a few of the highlights include greatly reduced loading times, greater stability, improved combat responsiveness, faster inventory loading, the option to turn autosave on or off, and more.
  • Character differentiation system - To add more variety to NPC and monster appearances, we've added a new character differentiation system that randomizes the appearance and colors of dozens of in-game models.
  • In your download you'll also get: Interactive Comic Book, D'jinni Adventure Editor, Two new adventures offering 5+ hours of gameplay, Official Soundtrack, Music Inspired by The Witcher album, Making-of videos, Official Game Guide, Two Maps of The Witcher's world
Key features:
  • Geralt of Rivia: a one-of-a-kind protagonist
    • A charismatic and unique character, Geralt is a mutant swordmaster and professional monster slayer.
    • Choose from over 250 special abilities correlated to attributes, combat skills and magical powers to build the character in a way best suited to tactical needs and style of play.
  • Original fantasy world drawn from literature
    • Inspired by the writings of renowned Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
    • Featuring adult themes, less fairy-tale than typical fantasy, with mature social issues like racism, political intrigue and genocide.
    • It is a harsh world where nothing is black or white, right or wrong, often forcing players to choose between the lesser of two evils to advance.
  • Non-linear and captivating storyline
    • Full of turns, twists and ambiguous moral decisions which have real impact on the storyline.
    • All quests can be accomplished in several ways and the game has three different endings depending on the player's actions and choices throughout the adventure.
  • Stunning tactical action
    • Engage in complex yet intuitive real-time combat based on real medieval sword-fighting techniques.
    • Motion capture performed by medieval fighting experts at Frankfurt's renowned Metric Minds studio, resulting in 600 spectacular and authentic in-game combat animations.
    • Six combat styles, dozens of potions, complex alchemy system, modifiable weapons and powerful magic add tactical depth to the fluid real-time experience.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® /XP/Vista
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (included) or higher
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon 64 +2800 (Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +3000 recommended). Athlon XP series, such as the Athlon XP +2400, is not supported
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 or better (NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX or ATI Radeon X1950 XT or better recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM recommended)
    • Sound: DirectX version 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB Free
    • OS: OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 650m (1440x900), AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1440x900) or Intel HD 5000 (1366x768)
    • Hard Drive: 14.25 GB free space

      Display compatibility notice: 1440x900 resolution is the recommended resolution for best performance. It is not recommended to use native Retina resolutions.
    • OS: OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 650m (1440x900), AMD Radeon HD 6970M (1920x1080) or Intel Iris Pro 5200 (1440x900)
    • Hard Drive: 14.25 GB free space

      Display compatibility notice: 1440x900 resolution is the recommended resolution for best performance. It is not recommended to use native Retina resolutions.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
"The sword of destiny has two edges. You are one of them." Great addition to Sapkowski's saga. Really exciting 50 hours of gameplay. Worth recommending.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
One of the greatest RPG games which I ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
81.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Forget anyone who tells you this is a game to be skipped in the Witcher franchise - having re-played it 8 years after my first play-through it is as fun and immersive as the first time. Each game in the series has a vastly different gameplay style and this game is more of a rythem game than its sequels in terms of the gameplay itself. That being said, the first Witcher game is a brilliant RPG that includes choices and consequences that actually matter to the plot! If you love the books and the other games, please check this out. Although there are numerous inconsistencies with the books, there are also a lot of fun references to them, so it really all depends on how anal-retentive you are about rigid consistency toward Sapkowski's source material to love this game. Being a book fan - you should love this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I am proud to say that I read the books before the Witcher came to PC. However 10 more years had to pass plus I had to finish W2 and W3 as well to get back to this gem of RPG and try it, play it, this time for real.

Although the game aged a lot it is still a joy to play, somehow reminded me the classic RPG era with Baldur's Gate in front so that's a huge plus to me.

So, if you are new to this franchise please please please play the first part as well (and read the books for gods sake, support the writer!!!)

P.S.: and do not forget, the books came first, not the game - something what is not well known on the west...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game introduced me to the series of games and I having previously read the books say this matches up well. From the striga to the bosses everything's in order though as with transferring text to game things get lost. I actually like this mire than the books. I reccomend this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This game is extraordinary. I purchased this game before reading the books, but played it after I read them and that added so much to the already great story...
Anyway, the game itself is just great. Although the controls are a bit oldschool, after you ge used to it, there's nothing in the way for you to enjoy the story of a freshly resurrected witcher Geralt of Rivia, which takes place in a very nicely made city of Wyzima and its surroundings. Although the game is old and so are the graphics, it's just beautiful and with the option of importing saves to the second Witcher, it really makes every decision important.
It can also be quite difficult, so remember to save, because there's nothing more unnerving than having to fight through loads of monsters and talking to a lot of people for the second time.
So, the main question is: would I recommend this game? The answer is not really difficult. Of course, andif you read the books, then it's almost necessary for you to give this old jewel a go.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game when it comes to atmosphere is the best out of all three. Atmosphere is dark and really immersive. Story and the characthers are 10/10. If only the voice acting for certain characters was a bit better. The only thing that is not that good is combat. Everything else is excellent and it deserves your money and time. Withcer is easly one my favorite RPG's of all time, including 2nd and 3rd games. CD Projekt Red improved with each game which only proves how talented they are. The game is cheap and its worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
88.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game was clearly developed on a budget, and yet it manages to be ten times more immersive than RPGs like Skyrim and Dragon Age.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
83.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Good game, good story!

You'll be more busy chasing skirts and staring at boobs than fighting and killing monsters!

Story is real good, with twists and turns you wouldn't expect. Lore and Background Story is nice enough to keep you hooked up. Rather old but still good graphics too. And almost every decision you make has an impact on story.

All and all, it worths your money. You wouldn't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Not going by the graphics and combat style, it is a pleasure to play the classic and learn where it all begun.Recommended for anyone who loves the witcher series.Now waiting for the next CDPR game CYBERPUNK.
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Spookweaner [Sho]
64.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
Has a lot of pacing problems, and the combat is pretty boring for the first third of the game. It gets slightly better afterwards but still not great.

If you care about lore, and are fine with playing up to 4 hours or more to start to get into the game, then try it out.

I'm a hard core fan of the series and the books and it still took me about 4 tries to finally start playing it till the end.
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41.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
unravel one of the best video game conspiracies while accidentally banging 70% of the female cast
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41.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
This game is simply the old gold. It's kinda easy to get used to combat after few fights. Well if you play it in 3rd person, can't imagine playing it in the native camera... BTW, useful tip: Each save takes 25MB in C:\Users\%your_name%\Documents\The Witcher\saves ... Took me 8,5GB from my kinda small system SSD before I found out what is that thing that fills my drive... So erase your old saves if you're the kind of person like me (saving every 3 - 4 minutes) :)
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14.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
It's a fun game but infuriating at time I have been stuck on a mission for two hours since the item I need will be given to me at a random time and there is nothing else I can do since I completed the side missions that are available, but other than this I fully recommend this game it is a fun way to kill a couple hours at a time
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71.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
Good story
Easy combat system [just run while you regen]
50% chance to sex with the woman you are talking to
Green nipples
So many potions and so few inventory space
Fist fighting
And drowners in every corner...

Have fun!
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22.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
Игра The Witcher первая часть серии игр про геральта из Ривии потрясла и удивила меня. Её мир так прекрасен, красочен и разообразен, что сразу с первых минут погружает игрока в этот мир и держит его на протяжении всей игры. Можно часами бегать и следить за персонажами этой игры, за их поступками и наблюдать за природой, как она меняется. Как на смену дня приходит ночь и всё преображается. Вылазят разные монстры, люди начинают на это реагировать, прячутся в домах и наступает время охотника за чудовищами. Сюжет захватывает игрока сразу и продолжает держать в напряжении до самого конца действий. Лёгкий и запоминающийся, без всяких замлрочек, после чего у игроков может пухнуть голова, как обычно любят делать в RPG играх. большое разноробразие масел, эликсиров и оружия для Геральта. Ну и конечно же не обошлось без любовных похождений ведьмака. На протяжении всей игры его спутницей будет Трисс Меригольд, могущественная чародейка, которая во всём помогает Геральту. На протяжении всей игры мы будем поддерживать с ней тёплые отношения, но и захаживать к разным девицам и знакомиться с добрыми и красивыми девушками. Я советую вам купить эту игры и насладиться ей сполна!
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Callak Skytower
28.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
I bought all three Witchers on sale. With some effort, I limited myself to starting this, the first one. I tend to like games that let you play as less human characters- lizzard men, dragons, cat folk and the like are great examples, honestly, even though Geralt, the main player character is a mutant, he is still very humanoid in appearance. Have to like his slitted eyes and silver hair though.

That aside, this game is deep, I'm getting addicted and I've barely scratched the surface of the first one. The game supports Nvidia's DSR mode very well, giving edges a nice crisp look, though the textures are often blurred even at the games highest setting. Considering this is an older game now, that's not suprising.

Story plots are pretty deep. In fact, I'm involved in an investigation right now fit for a sluth. The game has a time of day system where events happen and people are only presant at locations at certain times of day. All the mechanics show a lot of consideration. Witchers potions provide benifits, while have an accumulative poisioning effect that acts as a limiter, preventing you from brewing and downing too many at once. Monsters tend to show up more at night than during the day. Conversations with folk should be taken seriously, lest you say something that turns them off from talking to you at all for a while. Swordplay is impressive, and once you understand the mechanics, is quite enjoyable.

All in all, the game is well designed and thought out, and at this point, With all three games, I'm going to be spending several hours with it.
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54.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
The first Witcher game. And a great game. One of the best of his time.

Little advice read the books and you ll have a lot of feeling during the games. ;)
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44.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
It's not as flashy as the later games and might not have the same widespread appeal, but if you're a fan of the sequels, or just want an old-school yet approachable RPG to spend several dozen hours with, The Witcher is definitely worth considering.
It's starting to show its age, and it was never a very big-budget game to begin with, but for a 2007 game running on a 2002 engine it's more than presentable.
I'd say I did the majority of stuff there is to do, and the game took me 40 or so hours to beat. There's certainly replay value with the choices and leveling.
The Witcher conveys the sense of "monster hunting" better than either of its sequels. The creatures are straight out of folklore as opposed to common fantasy, and the requirement of having to read books and learn about your targets is something you don't see in games very much at all.
The potion system is still incredible.
Combat is pretty much passive and I'd recommend playing on hard.
The tone is markedly different from the later games. There's certainly gray morality, but it's not exaggerated as much, and feels more "organic," in a way. The story has a really unique feel, combining the feeling of a classical epic with subtle social commentary which the later games focus on more.
Some of the dialogue, cutscenes, and such is silly, and I wouldn't call it a classic, but The Witcher is a great game and a very worthy start to the series. If you haven't done so, check it out.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
I have tried every fix on the internet trying to get this game to run in fullscreen. -dontforceminreqs fix means no AA, even with the texture mod fix. On top of that, the highest resolution I can play at is 1400x900, I've even tried to use programs to force borderless, fullscreened, mouse didn't work. I'm over it... getting a refund, found a 1080p60fps The witcher 'movie' on youtube, created a shortcut to it on my desktop. will watch it then start TW2.

As a sidenote: I recently moved to PC gaming from consoles, and games like this, that aren't available on console, are a HUGE reason why I decided to build a gaming pc, finally. This is the first game I've had problems with.... once again, I'm over it!! I can't believe CDPR hasn't fixed this....
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