The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut

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"Action CRPG based on the awesome book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski - play this one!"
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About This Game

NO GOOD AND NO EVIL - ONLY CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES

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.

ABOUT THE WITCHER: ENHANCED EDITION

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
639 of 744 people (86%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Had more sex in this game than in real life 10/10
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200 of 208 people (96%) found this review helpful
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
The Witcher Saga begins here for "Geralt of Rivia",

* One of the Best Stories told in a RPG, it's not just the Main Campaign even all the Side Mission adds lot of depth.
* The In-Game Choices & Path you choose defines how the story & gameplay unfolds, I loved it.
* Sound & Music are Awesome, so does the dialogues which were very nicely done.
* Atmospere & Graphics are good nothing ground breaking though for game released on 2008 using Aurora Engine.
* Such a Dynamic Combat System, It's Joy Ride to Play on Hard Mode that’s where you start using lot of "Alchemy"
* Many People didn't like the control system, even i find it very wonky at the beginning but once you familiarize them it's a cake walk.

Four years back I've finished this Game twice with "Sco'iatel Path" & "Order's Path" each in a Non-Steam Version and now this time around In Steam Version - I’ve done it right and completed the game with "Neutral Path" which is the True Witcher's Path.

****A Definitely Must Play RPG for the Fans of the Genre.""""
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189 of 219 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
83.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Do yourself a favor and play The Witcher if you love games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
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254 of 326 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
The first town I visited I found the inn, spent all my money on beer, got drunk, staggered around talking to folks, hit on the bar girl, stole stuff and got into a fight.
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
I am not a fan of the combat system but the world is very immersive and the story is above average for a modern fantasy game.Graphics are very good for their time as well. If you are an RPG player you'll like it.
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39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Good game. The best part is the moral choices you have to take during it which are not really easy: nothing is black or white in this game. The end is also bittersweet, which is not bad at all ;)
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The Witcher manages to be one of the best RPGs that I have played in spite of many little flaws. There are times the game will frustrate you in minor ways, and yet the game deserves the cult classic status it enjoys. The story is dark and engaging, the world is deep and lore filled, and the moral ambiguity will have you racked with doubt about the choices you have made. But make no mistake, you will make choices in this game, and you will have to bear the responsibility those choices bring.

If you dont mind working through a clumsy interface, and like a game that makes you work for it: The Witcher: Enhanced Directors Cut may be the game for you.

See my full review here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSb1Z380XCM
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
I finished this game, and I have to say that this is one of the games that you are sad you have finished. It is overall interesting, the story, the characters, and not to mention that every choice you make has an impact on the story later on.
This game is a `must`, not to mention that there is a triology, this particular one being the first part of it, so you have just started an adventure that you cant wait to finish but again dont wanna finish.
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31 of 46 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
188.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Fighting system is a bit weird, but you'll get used to it.

10/10 would bang Lady of the Lake again.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Talked to a girl in a language I don't understand and found out the meaning of about twenty words. We engaged in hardcore sex.
10/10 looks like my life.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Paid 150-250 Orens each time I wanted to sleep with a hooker. I spent over 1,000 Orens doing this.

Later I completed a quest and now I can sleep with hookers for only 5-15 Orens!

Wish I knew about the quest earlier, but I can't complain.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
If you love old school rpgs then this is the game for you. Be Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer as he is thrown into a world of intrigue and twists, where there are no good or bad choices but only consequences.

If you are new to this kind of gameplay, you will be a bit confused during the first few hours but by the time you have finished the first combat area outside of the prologue you'll be more confident (personal experience). The voice acting and character animations aren't exactly good but what this games excels at is the superior story, unique characters, awesome soundtrack, well written missions, great visuals for a 2008 game and combat mechanics (in that order). The game will keep you enthralled for many weeks at the least.

Keep your save file secure so that you may continue your adventure in Witcher 2... Farewell Witcher!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Though a few years old and definitely not the best looking game in the world, The Witcher brings the fantasy world of Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels into the video game world and does it in style. When I first played this game several years ago, I was very turned off by the combat system which uses timed clicks in order to perform increasingly powerful combo attacks against enemies. It feels a lot like a rhythm game when you first start but feels much more natural as you play more.

The Witcher uses its own game systems and rules unlike any other RPG I have played and they not only work very well, but fit the game's lore perfectly. I like that it isn't as complex as a lot of systems such as D&D but still has plenty of depth to work with.

Gameplay is fun with fast-paced combat and plenty of RPG storytelling. The content is well-balanced and the harder sections will require some thought and tactics rather than just plowing right into the fight. Unfortunately some sections of the game will have you running around a lot with little action which can become tedious and may turn some people off. The writing is surprisingly good with many genuinely funny lines and some (unfortunately not all) good voice actors. Characters are interesting and have their own unique personalities.

The game's maps are well designed and leave plenty of room for exploration and side quests while you progress through the story. It doesn't really have any of what I would consider secrets, though you will be rewarded for exploration. One additional feature that I quite like is that the game does not let you collect or utilize alchemy ingredients from plants and monsters unless you first obtain knowledge of them from books or conversations with NPCs. Being as your character has lost all his memory prior to the start of the game, it's a nice touch of realism.

My main gripe about this game is the same as The Witcher 2: combat control responsiveness. Fairly often in combat you will attempt to perform a combo and Geralt will just stand there. You click again and it kills your combo because it worked the first time and it just delayed the attack for no apparent reason. Sometimes you will have to click multiple times for commands to register or it will target a different enemy than the one you clicked on, making Geralt move to another position to attack.

The other main problem I found is the game engine itself, the Aurora Engine. This is the engine that Bioware has used since Neverwinter Nights though they tend to rename it with each major update. Having played most of the games produced on it, I have never been impressed with the performance of any of them and The Witcher isn't any different. In addition, not being able to take advantage of multi-core processors it is heavily CPU-bound on modern gaming PCs and the game's framerate can regularly drop significantly despite its 2007-era graphics. It does still remain playable though.

The Witcher is a very mature game with plenty of (though mostly optional) sexual content. It has been regularly criticized for its callous treatment of sex (it even gives you collectible cards for all the women you sleep with) though I find it makes sense in the context of the lore. It has superb writing, fun gameplay and for me, it beats Dragon Age by a mile in all aspects. I highly recommend the series to any RPG fans.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is the most underrated game ever.
It's perfection. The graphics are amazing: if you compare with Dragon Age they are so much better even though this game is older. The music is a masterpiece and fits perfectly everywhere ... it really makes you feel like the places actually exist and gives the game a very unique and special feeling. The characters are very interesting and you want to know more and more about them all the time (very much as in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn). The story is also awesome ... I don't want to spoil anything but it really is great.

If you like RPGs then buy this game. It's a masterpiece and one of the best RPGs ever made (Baldur's Gate II and Morrowind are the only RPGs I recon beats this game).
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
The Raw and Mature
Rating: Excellent

Great game with great story, good combat and lots of stuff to do. It's a bit lineair and drags sometimes but otherwise it is a great experience in a raw and mature world. If you like RPG, you definitely should play this.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Triss is the only woman I was loyal to, I swear!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
The first Witcher game! This is not where it begins, it begins in the books but that is not important. What is important is that you don't have to know anything about the witcher universe to appreciate and enjoy this game.

Now it took me 3 years to finish this, not because it would be that lenghty! But because I've been recording this for youtube... Alongside many other games and sometimes I've just had a "break" with The Witcher for a while. I have also been playing on standalone DRM free version for a while so my hours played do not reflect the game's lenght.
There are grand total of 5 chapters to clear + prologue end epilogue and of course many side quests to complete. I've been doing most of the side-quests and it was my first playthrough. We have 53 videos here, each ~30-32m long so we are looking at something about 26 hours in total (I've been also cuting out backtracking/repeated fights etc etc) so I'd say you are looking at 30-40h adventure in this one for 9.99 (this game is also often on sale, so it's basicly a steal).

The game is quite old now but it still looks absolutely gorgeous, if you are able to run this on maxed out settings, you are not going to be dissapointed. The Witcher series are known for their outstanding graphics for the time they are released after all. It's like Final Fantasy series and their cutscenes, always out of this world.

The story is interesting, it starts you off as the Witcher that is brought back basicly to his "home" which is a Castle where all the Witchers are trained. Our protagonist doesn't remember anything about his past and he have been missing for a long time already. Instead of a nice relaxing day something is going to happen. Strange group of people break in and they are after the mutagens that are necesary for a human to become a Witcher. Witchers have almost superhuman abilities and can drink potions that would kill an ordinary human, of course someone would be after this "power". So you take on a Journey and you are after these people. It's going to get really complicated and you'll have to kill alot of beasts, monsters and people to get to the conclusion. You'll also have a few moments to spend with some nice ladies that you meet along the way. I've been told that there are more ending. At the end you are basicly told what happened.

Now the combat system. I found this part to be weak or at least weaker than the rest of the game's mechanics. Sure there's some depth in it. You have a steel sword for humans, silver sword for mutants/monsters etc. Witch each sword The Witcher can use 3 styles for big slow monsters/people, for small fast monsters/people and for fighting a large group. If you are not sure what to use at a specific moment, you might find yourself dead pretty soon as witcher might not be able to lande a hit if you are attacking this small dude with a style that's ment for big encounters. You also have signs (is that how it's called in English?) basicly magic. There's 6 of them I believe but I found myself using mostly Igni and igni only (it shoots flames in a wide area that damages and catches your enemies on fire). So you can switch between those too. but it's rather simple as far as the actuall fight goes. you click a monster and you wait untill the sword icon (that's basicly your mouse cursor) changes so you know you can click again and The Witcher will continue his successful hits, there's nothing to it really.

Than you have a chance to do some alchemy and craft potions that will help you in many situations like dark areas so you can see like a cat. Or simple things like health regen, instant healing etc. Than you have special potions that you can craft only after you kill a certain boss. Usually giving you some talent points. For each level you get talent points that you can spend to improve your skills. The skills are quite interesting. Adding more combos for your styles or more effects to your abilities (magic/signs), nothing boring like "+3 strenght" so big + for that!
And you do all of this while meditating. You need a fireplace or a campfire to meditate. I feel like this is unnecesary but it also makes sense. Witcher meditates and focuses his energy to gain more power, yeah but it's just prolonging the process and it can be quite confusing at first. Nothing you can't get used to mind you!

The conclusion; If you don't own this game and you like RPGs, get this! It's a fun game that still looks great and it's cheap as potatoes. While the combat systeam and meditation mechanics might not be the best, they are nothing you can't get over and just enjoy the great, easy to follow story.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
La version française de ce commentaire se trouve après :)

One of the best RPG I have played!

Great game in most ways but it has his flaws like the fight system which not respond as quickly or accurate as it could be. But finally you get used to it ;o) Well, sometimes that doesn't do what exactly is supposed to as you have to choose the right sword first - depends if you fight a creature or a humanoid - and then you have to choose the style of your fight and here begin the trouble as sometimes you reach the target but finally that wasn't the good option and sometimes you had the good one but you missed every time.
In fact that the biggest and mostly only complaint I have against this game. Every other aspect is great nonetheless: great scenario with quite a good bunch of third parties quest, nice ambiance music, graphic very well done (mostly when we know that is a 2008 game!), the dialogue system nicely put (you have to make a choice between the different option you get as it will have some impact for the rest of the game), the alchemic system not so difficult to understand and which could help you a lot and finally you had lots of information regarding the history/explanation of the different people you will meet during the game, the monsters, the places etc.

So as you can imagine I warmly recommend this game for every gamers who like RPG, I'm sure you won't regret it!

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Un des meilleurs RPG auquel j'ai joué!

Un superbe jeu sur plusieurs plans malgré quelques défauts comme le système de combat qui ne répond pas aussi vite ou précisément que l'on souhaite. Mais on finit par s'y habituer :) Mais des fois cela ne fait pas exactement ce que c’est supposer faire du fait que vous devez d’abord choisir le bon type d’arme en premier – selon si vous devez vous battre contre une créature ou un humanoïde – et après vous devez choisir le style de combat et c’est là que les problèmes commencent car des fois vous arrivez à atteindre votre cible alors que ce ne sont pas les bonnes options choisies et des fois vous avez les bonnes options mais vous rater votre cible à chaque fois.
Cela dit, c’est la plus grosse récrimination que j’aurais envers ce jeu. Tous les autres aspects sont excellents : un très bon scénario avec pas mal de quêtes annexes, excellente musique d’ambiance, graphique très bien fait (surtout quand on sait que c’est un jeu de 2008!), le système de dialogue bien mis en place (vous devez faire un choix entre les options que vous avez car cela aura de l’influence sur le reste du jeu), l’alchimie pas trop compliqué à comprendre et qui pourra beaucoup vous aider et enfin vous pouvez avoir beaucoup d’information à propos de l’histoire / explication des différents protagonistes que vous allez rencontrer durant le jeu, les monstres, les régions visitées etc.

Donc comme vous pouvez l’imaginer je recommande chaudement ce jeu pour tous les amateurs de RPG, je suis sûr que vous ne le regretterez pas!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is a Story-driven Fantasy RPG based off of a popular series of books written in Poland during the 90s. You play as Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster-slayer, or better known as a Witcher. Assumed dead for Five years, Geralt returns to his fellow Witchers and their stronghold, Kaer Morhen on the same day the Witchers are attacked by a splinter group of bandits known as Salamandra. Geralt and the other Witchers descend into the stretches of the Northern Kingdom to retrieve the stolen secrets of Kaer Morhen. In Geralt's path will follow blood, destruction, and chaos. Though a little long-winded and drenched with lore that will seem daunting to newcomers of the series, The Witcher has an awesome story. Each decision you make has unprecedented consequences and outcomes. The events and characters are heavily laced with underlying moral themes about society, destiny, and consequence. Even now I'm regretting half the decisions I made during my playthrough.

The RPG mechanics of The Witcher are fairly good, though a little rusty at times. The quests are for the most part pretty interesting, there's a heavy reliance on potion crafting to give you buffs, and the skill system has a nice variety of options to build your character. The main game areas are mini-open worlds separated from chapter to chapter, so all your quest activities take place within the chapter. Everything about this RPG is as you can expect, though my only gripe would have to be about the combat. It's really clunky; consists of clicking every few seconds to build a combo and changing your sword stance based on enemy type. Can't say I hate it, though it could be a lot better.

I have to say The Witcher is a little hard to get into for new players of the series, not to mention the story has a very slow initial burn, but I highly encourage any RPG fan to take a stroll through The Witcher, as it is a highly satisfying and highly intriguing adventure that will leave you reflecting on the complex decisions you made.

8.5/10 - Well worth the asking price (Though this game goes on sale fairly often, get it at 2.00 and it's a steal)
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
104.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
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