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

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About This Game


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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( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Its like Skyrim, but with guns!
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( 58.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Even the greatest devs can have humble beginnings. Despite the great accomplishment CD Project RED has made in the rpg genre over the past years, it is very interesting and educational to see how far they have come since their debut project. If there is any fatal flaw about the Witcher, it's that as a video game it is very mediocre. It certainly feels like this game is based on a series of books since a great deal of the gameplay is either inconsequential or is full of blatant artificial game lengtheners such as middle man fetch quests devoid of content. The story itself is a different experience from the combat experience, which can be looked at in a much better light than the core action rpg gameplay.

The problem with the Witcher is that playing the game is a constant struggle with various tedious tasks and an unstable game engine which is highly prone to crashing. So much of the gameplay is one-dimensional quicktime button combat and completing MMO tasks, or running back and forth across a large but mostly empty map to talk to different people. Occaisonally more directed or complex objectives will arise which have a more intimate relationship with the events of the story, but these are rarer than I would like. If you play this game to completion the majority of your playtime will have been jogging from A to B, killing distracting mooks along the way and then returning from where you came. NPCs are only at certain locations at certain hours which is a nice touch for realism, but since the player has no means of discovering their day schedule basically makes completing objectives into a guessing game of showing up at the right hours. The maze like map makes traveling back and forth even more of a chore, and many objectives are unclearly communicated. The game can crash regularly and is full of visual bugs. The animations in general are very poor even for a game dating back to 2007. There is a highly distracting bug in which various characters hair will bug out and flop all over the place, which never fully goes away.

The interactive narrative experience is unquestionably the highlight of this game. Many games boast about having narrative or moral choices, but rarely do they do something which is intricate or complex. Often choices come down to goofy extremes like save the baby or consume the baby, and the signficant consequences of the actions usually result in little more than differing perks or good/evil color swaps. So far the Witcher is the only game I have played in which when I had to make a choice I would sometimes have to sit for a few minutes before deciding. Though I'm not sure how much of the plot was effected by my actions versus the illusion of being effected, the fact that I felt like I had a hand in the events that followed based on the decisions I made is something most other games rarely achieve or fail to achieve. I also congratulate CD Project for representing the factions of the natives and the traditional Orthodox civilization in a balanced way. I wanted to test the "NO GOOD AND NO EVIL" CD Project promised by joining the obvious analogue to European Christianity and seeing if the resolution would be that they are dumb and evil like your typical Hollywood movie. It was surprisingly fair, and they still make sure to show the pros and cons. If the Witcher was a virtual novel I would be giving it a recommend.

However, despite this interactive narrative achievement the Witcher suffers from faults in its story design and pacing. The convoluted quest design which affects the gameplay also affects the story pacing. The quests are often acccessible in an open order yet clearly written to be experienced in a particular order. This can lead to characters referring to other characters or plot points which you have no knowledge of because you are playing the quests in the wrong order. There also multiple elements of the game world or narrative which are never fully explained or made to feel relevent. The game takes for granted from the beginning that you already care about the fantasy world and the multiple characters who occupy it without giving you a reason to care first. It is not until chapter III that really basic plot points and character development is introduced to give the world and the narrative some weight, and that can be up to 20 hours of gameplay, which is assuming a lot of charity on the part of players. Even after that there are multiple parts of the world and the story which are never made clear, and certain characters drop off the map when they gave the impression of being more important later on. The Witcher would have benefited from a LoZ style intro cinematic or village sequence which would have gave a foundation for why anyone should care about what happens. The amnesia plot device also is a really lazy way to introduce the player into the world by giving the player info dumps on various factoids and the character themselves. There are much more organic ways to introduce a fictitious world, and it hurts the narrative because any changes Geralt makes in himself comes from him making up a new personality as you go rather than being able to trace his(your) decisions from any character development.

If I were to summarize the Witcher, I would summarize it as a skeleton for a much better game. I would like to think that this is a diplomatic way to describe the game which does not contradict how fans of the series feel, since it is clear that CD Project takes the series in infinitely more complex and more thoroughly developed directions since their humble first game. My negative review of the first Witcher isn't a condemnation of CD Project Red or the Witcher series as a whole, but a comparison of this game versus other action rpgs on the market, including CD Project's own later efforts, which this game is very lacking in comparison. I would recommend the Witcher only under the conditions that (1) you are a fan of the Witcher novels and want to experience as much Witcher material as you can or (2) you are interested in CD Project Red as a developer and want to see how they began and grew as a developer. Since I'm only recommending it under such specific parameters, I can't recommend this as a stand alone rpg product when there are so many better rpgs than this one on the steam market. I would say for those who do not care about developers rookie efforts to just go right to the Witcher 2. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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( 39.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
One of the best games I\'ve ever played on PC. I love the questing and the story-line. The sidequests are fun and the main storyline is quirky but keeps you going. I feel like I\'ve picked up a good book I just can\'t put down until I\'ve finished. <3 Now if only work would quit getting in the way of my play time!
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Homefront: GOTY Edition
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
♥♥♥♥boy/Badass Simulator 2016
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( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Love this game, and so glad to see I could it cheap on Steam. Can\'t wait to play the others.
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( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Best sword animations ever \o/

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( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Im not sure what to make of this game as I don't think the physical and visual mechanics have aged well. But I am very sure that if I played it when it first came out that I would probably swear by it. I think the key here is to play it not for its combat or visual appeal(lack of) but to play it for its story and immersion into a complex universe. I am trying my best to stick it out playing it from time to time until it grips me and I wont touch the second or 3rd game until I have done this one since I don't like to start a series half cocked.
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The Y2K Problem
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
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RaiLLer ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
The game is not bad .Great story but the combat sistem sucks and the game crashes.
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( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Okay, at the time of writing this I only have 20 hours in the game.

(TL;DR at the end)

I came into this game a little iffy, to be completely honest I didnt think I would like this game at all and I only decided to play it because it was 85% off (like $2) and I really liked the look of the 2nd and 3rd game and so of course the best place to start is the begining.

So far I can only say my veiw of this game was completly wrong, I looked at the combat system and thought it would definitly put me off this game. A common thing you'll hear is that this isnt a game you play for the combat, and this is so true, its all about the amazing story with great character development and charm.

The combat just falls to the side of this amazing plot and although its not a terrable combat system it lacked the thill and excitement of battle (for me anyway) making it feel simply left click ... wait ... left click ... wait with a few right clicks in for good measure. Though I shouldnt be too harsh.. combat is more a planing game, learning what you might be fighting and how many helps you prepare for the battle in ways like knowing what wepon, stance, upgrades or posions to take for the incounter.

Of cousre the story! Im not much of a story driven game sorta guy and I doubt im even half way through this mian plot but I love it, Ive already gone through so much, tough matters with weighty decissions that can change so much and really shapes who you want to be in this game. I do not want to spoil anything for you but I can tell you its worth the time and money.


I wasnt sure of this game but after a few hours I can say im completely hooked by its amazing plot. Highly recomend and well worth the time.
- 10/10 Would have sex with again
- "Hey thats pretty good"
... and what ever nice things you can think of.
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Bugg's, bugg's and more bugg's. cant setup the highter video option dropme to the desktop.i Have to start the game 3 times until get a savegame and dont use ALT+TAB u 'll cameback to the game.
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General E. Supersaiyan
( 72.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
One of the best games I've played. Story from witcher 1 to the third is great. The few problems I had with the game were addressed with updates. Super impressed with the developers for listening to the gamers suggestions and fixing issues.
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( 36.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I would like to say The Witcher is the first serious RPG I had played ( played Lord of The Rings Online because of friends ) , and I am really entertained by the vast lore.

I suggest you play this game for the plot, as the battle system seems quite awkward. It's just a matter of clicking at the right moments instead of button mashing, and perhaps brewing HP regen potion are essential.
Also, it is strongly reccomended to often save your games, because mine kept crashing for unknown reasons. :/

Plot wise, it introduces you to the theme of The Witcher, and the quantity of adventures in this game are large, which I like ! I had fun watching the medallion vibrates for suspected monsters that disguise as humans.

TLDR, it's worth to buy, especially when it's 85% off ( which is my case ) :3 .
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
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( 37.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
this game is great. at only three dollars, it was an amazing value and the amount of content it has is staggering. it was worth every penny and even if it was sixty dollars i would probably still buy it because of the sheer amount of content it has. its important to note that when you make a decision in this game it matters quite a bit, so choose wisely and save strategically if you need to. overall this game blew me away and i reccomend it to all of my friends but my only complaint is that it doesn't have a brightness setting. the combat system isn't really that bad, its just kind of weird since it is tempo-based but in my honest opinion it's not all that frustrating or anything. overall this game is a staple for pc gamers that you really should have in your library, it's one of those games that i reccomend for everyone from the new pc gamer to the most experienced pc gamer. it's a great game to get if you are just starting out on this platform, and you'll quickly fall in love with it. thanks for reading my review! peace out.
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( 26.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Once you figure out the combat the overall gameplay gets pretty good. Best part is the lore.
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I didnt like combat system, and i found doing quests slow and boring.
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( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
The Witcher combines spectacular action and an intriguing storyline. You are a Witcher, a warrior who has been trained to fight since childhood, subjected to mutations and trials that have transformed you. You earn a living killing monsters, and are a member of a brotherhood founded long ago to protect people from werewolves, the undead, and a host of other beasts. The game's visual style and physics systems shoot for a high-powered blend of brutal action, complex RPG options and character configuration, and sweeping storytelling.
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ordyH | Hydro
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Keep in mind that I have just finished 2/5 chapters (not including the prologue and epilogue) when I wrote this

This game is a one to have.

  • The story is quite a well made one. With the game based off of the Polish book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. the story is well-made.

  • The graphics are well done, even though I'm using a low-end laptop and am not able to put settings all the way up besides my resolution. I still get a decent amount of frames (i.e 50-60 fps)

  • The movement is horrendous. I can't really explain it, you will just have to figure it out or watch a video on it.

  • Alchemy is very confusing hard to understand at first.

  • The monsters aren't hard, they are just completely annoying. When you get into the Swamp in Ch. 2, you have to travel A LOT. Drowners and other monsters come out of no where.

I would recommend this game to anyone who likes adventure, exploration, and well-made story lines.
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Freddy Cougar
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
A must play game, one of my favorites of the franchise.
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192 of 218 people (88%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Don't play it for the combat, play it for the lore.
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100 of 114 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
202.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
200 hours later.. and I'd do it all again. The Witcher had an amazing combat, potions, and alchemy system. I fear this was lost in the move to The Witcher 2, when the shift went to high-court intrigue, and less about being an actual witcher.. though TW2 IS a fantastic game.

I digress. The Witcher doesn't want to be easy. Played on the hardest settings, it requires you to watch for "tells" in combat to be effective. You must brew and use potions, and be properly equipped for any and all fights.

It then makes you decide how you want to shape your world. Are you going to side with the one group over the other? Or are you going to BE a witcher, and stay neutral?

200 Hours.. and memories that will last a lifetime.
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60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I finished the Order ending. Bonus stuff added at the end.
It's amazing for an 2007 RPG game. 8/10
Baked with care in CD Projekt RED's oven for years, and still considered good to this day.
Literally, one of the few good RPG's that involve isometric view and click-to-kill mechanics that i enjoyed.
(I used OTS view, though.)

The best thing about the game is that the combat system is not like;
-*click on enemy*
-*wait for an hour for him to die*
-*get 1shotted because you don't have enough defense skill*

*Very content heavy, will provide you hours of gameplay.

*The world around you is not just plastic, but it feels real, with many places to visit.

*Thanks to the dynamic combat system, you really have a blast while confronting many enemies.


*Cutscenes (NOT CINEMATICS!) are pretty buggy, and the lipsync is not on point everytime.

*The optimization is not THAT good, but it's adequate. Hitman Absolution on High/Ultra settings
runs faster than this game with Medium/High settings. I know, two games are very different but mind the 5 year gap.

*Loading scenes are not long, but there are a lot.


*Are you tired of the shovelware point-click garbage RPGs which try to market their game with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ anime graphics and edgy plots that you see in google ads and think they should be purged?

*Are you a fan of RPG-esque games, but can't find anything
nostalgic X [エステティック]?

*Do you want an RPG that is actually fun to play?

Should you grab this one out?
Hell yeah.

[Hard] Order Ending Bonus Review

This is like a tl;dr review, but includes a couple of things i have to say.

+ It was a long, challenging yet a very entertaining ride.

+ It took 42 hours with no deaths.

+ Game gets super intense from time to time beyond the third chapter.

+ It feels like you are in a rush, yet you are not and at the point you realise that, it's usually too late. This is very good, adds a lot of tension to the decision making part.

+ Game cuts off resources to make potions at the most unpredictable and the most stressful fights and believe me, this hits like a train.

+ I found the fact above very satisfying, because the overall slow pace in the dialogue story progressions that are supposed to give you a "oh wow im safe now" vibe and then the game shoves in a bunch of elite enemies... I liked the challenge. This way, fights are very fast and quick decisions have to be made, like strafing and dodging, but you can be a baby and eliminate this with active pause which i haven't used.

+ There is usually no handholding except of objective notifications which are vital.

+ If you know the right time to use a potion, you don't finish the game with 600 of them because you actually need them to progress sometimes.

+ The fluidness of game makes you appreciate most basic of resources. The feeling when finding a high quality potion base in a dead enemy, while you are stuck inbetween 2 rooms filled with elite enemies... Even though it's not real at all, the satisfaction, very real.

+ You can't feel the time pass as the game draws you in. You can feel that you are actually progressing after finishing a mission, and that just sucks you in.

+ Fighting multiple fast enemies that dodge and have the ability to stun/pain (wraths for example), is an absolutely edge of seat experience. Even though you are not in an arena and everyone is chanting "Kill them all!", you will eventually find yourself in life/death situations where you have to act very quickly only to survive. You must dodge and attack your way through the enemies without wasting time on potions, because if you usually get bamboozled by a large (10-20) group of enemies consider yourself 6 feet underground.
or just master igni sign and f*ck them all up

+ Speaking of f*cking, you will get a lot if you have some speech up your sleeve.

However, there were one or two cons that dissapointed me.

- Sometimes progression can get slow since game lacks a fast travel.

- There is a quest bug in first quest of Chapter V. Remember to keep a save, if you start it again you may proceed. Not knowing this took my one hour.

- Some other minor things that i can't bother to write.
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
175.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
This game....

Ok. If you haven't played any of the witcher games before I seriously recommend you play this first, so you don't get thrown off by the combat system. The combat in this game is a combination of left-click qtes and right-click spells. When you attack in this game, you click once, wait for the attack animation to near completion, and then click again when prompted to keep fighting. If you click too fast, you screw up the attack and need to start over. If you do it too slow, you have to do the first attack set again dealing less damage, and possibly getting you killed.

The graphics are from 2008, and it shows. The graphics are 8 years old, so don't expect much. I recommend the rise of the white wolf mod to update some of the character models, and if you so choose, the UI.

Now for the good stuff. The Witcher games are based on a series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, so naturally the story is packed full of lore to discover. The story is pretty awesome, and end game events serve as a direct lead in to the next game. There's a main story focused on justice/revenge, and a secondary civil war-esq plot between the humans and non-humans in the kingdom.

When you get down to it, there really isn't a game like this, and despite it's initial akwardness and age, it is a fun game overall with lots of side missions that have an effect on the next game should you import your save.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
63.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This is sort of a rhythm game, gameplay wise. The activity you will spend the majority of your time doing is clicking at the right times.

The aesthetics are very typical of a "dark fantasy" setting. Expect the following: Nastiness, explicit language (even if ackwardly used), and copious application of Murphy's Law (if something can go wrong it will go wrong). The actual plot is pretty typical genre fiction (the main character is clearly a"Batman" like creation). Like most fantasy settings, their is some tinkering at the margins, but it stays mostly true to the D/D foundation.

There are some minigames that you probably won't like, as they generally are deritivate of other games or of the main gameplay of this game.

The game has a couple of gameplay systems the developers use to make you a better "roleplayer" that make this game worthy of your purchase.

1) You get a card for each time you have sex (always wth a female). The developers use a gameplay system (collection) to encourage you to have as much sex as possible. Witcher's are notorious for casual sex because they are infertile and cannot catch a disease. The witcher character would almost always be interested in sex, and this is well documented in the "Witcher" fiction. The developers are encouraging the players to roleplay this aspect of a Witcher's life through gameplay and that's kind of cool.

2) The witchers are always supposed to be neutral between factions. The game articulates this to the player by giving you "story choices" to make. These choices effect quite a bit of the gameplay and yet they rarely reward "good" behavior. The writers try very hard to remove any "good" options from most of the choices you can make. This skews you toward neutrality (or rather selfishness), yet makes you feel that you are the one deciding to be that way. By the end of the game you will probably come to agree with your character's view that all your decisions should be made solely in the best interest of the player character.

- Most games allow you to be a morally righteous night character or a scumbag. This game prods you to exist in between and that's not something that many games allow for.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I finally finished the game!
The BEST $1.49 I spent for a game!
I liked the unique controls for the game, but it isn't for everyone.
I didn't play with any mods, and this was my first time playing a 'Witcher' game ever.

RATING: 4.25/5

I got 'The Witcher' for multiple reasons:
1. I ordered a new graphics card, and 'The Witcher 3' was included.
2. Xbox Games for Gold was giving away 'The Witcher 2.'

Before I even wanted to start any of those games, I wanted to play the FIRST game. I've always tried to play games in order if there is a story to them, and boy, I am GLAD that I played the first game!

At first, I was confused on what to do. I wasn't confused on the combat aspect, it was mostly on the vastness of the world and UI. After awhile I started getting use to things.

I only played on Normal difficulty because I wanted to get to the other games in the series, but this a game that you have to take your time with sometimes. I did most of the sidequests, so I would say that I completed about 85% of the game.

Some helpful hints for newcomers:
1. The combat is unique, but I liked it. I think there is a mod that helps with that issue.
2. Potion making seems daunting, but I only used 1 main potion: White Raffard's Decoction (Normal difficulty)
3. Get the Raven's Armor. Believe me, it's worth doing the quest.
4. Blade coatings.
5. Igni Sign is the best! (Fire one)
6. Stuck? GOOGLE is your friend. I did get frustrated on some missions.

I know it doesn't seem like some good tips, but I went into this series blind, and into the game not knowing what to do just like many other people had to do when it first came out, but it's worth learning.

1. The game did crash, and glitch out sometimes, but everything still ran smoothly after restarting the games.
2. Inventory sucks. (There is a mod).
4. ...and then you have to delete tons of saves, since the menu stinks at saving/deleting games.

The story is great, the lore is great, the game is great!
$1.49 on a Steam sale?..Well worth it!

RATING: 4.25/5
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Download a mod to make Geralt run faster, and play the game on the easiest difficulty level since the combat is so terrible. This will make it easier to sit back and enjoy the story and characters, which is what you are really here for. Then buy Witcher 2 and 3 and enjoy them even more as they have better art and better combat on top of continuing the wonderful story.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
What is The Witcher?
The Witcher is a Fantasy RPG where your choices impact the game.

You are Geralt of Rivia. You have lost your memory so you have to find out what happened, who were you and who you are going to be.

Pros and Cons:
  • Replayable and interesting story which is atleast over 30 hours long
  • Semi-open world (There is large areas that you can explore)
  • There is a lot of content and things to do
  • Choices matter and there are 3 different endings
  • You have to pay attention to understand what is happening
  • Unique but rewarding combat (Might be con too)
  • Voice acting is good and so is the music
  • Graphics are decent
  • Good if you want to know the story and lore for Witcher 2 or 3

  • Unique and annoying combat (I heard there is a mod to make this better)
  • Buggy and messy cutscene interactions with some characters

Should I buy The Witcher?
Do you like RPG games? Are you interested in Witcher lore? Are you ready to pay 7,99 euros or less? Absolutely! The Witcher is now one of my favourite games. The combat might feel bad or weird but you will get used to it (Unless you cant stand it you can always mod)

Not an actual spoiler but still... On Chapter V after the beastie problem you should get healing potions and atleast 2 willow potions not to talk about the diamond dust or oils. This will help you alot!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
1. Chapter II, get into the Cannibal's hut in the swamp.
2. Tell him you want to rest.
3. Spend 12 hours meditating and preparing potions while the creep is two meters away from you, chewing human/elf meat and talking to himself at the same time.
4. Talk to him once you're done, you'll receive the lovely invitation to join the table.
5. Appreciate the hospitality by replying "Shut up, you son of a ♥♥♥♥♥".
6. Leave.

You'll encounter gems like this all the time.
I initially purchased this with the only purpose of getting to The Witcher III knowing about the characters and the story from the start. I wasn't expecting to get such a cool gaming experience; The Witcher is fun in every way.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Very late to the Witcher series and starting with the first game im very impressed, cant wait to play the rest, i HIGHLY recommend this to lovers of RPG games!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19

I've heard a lot of people complain about this game, mainly because of its "boring combat" or lack of fast travel. Although not being able to easily warp from one location to another is a little bit annoying, I never found it to be a major issue, and I wholeheartedly disagree with the Witcher's combat being poor; it's simple, yes, and generally pretty easy, but increasing the difficulty or brewing a few of the many potions in the game can help to spice things up.

The reason I adore this game, however, is less due to the gameplay (which I have no trouble with) but more to do with Andrzej Sapkowski's fantastic characters and world, coupled with CD PROJEKT's great writing and incredible musical score. My only complaint with the Witcher is the fact that Geralt, who gets more action than most of the game's courtesans, looks frighteningly like a lizard.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Incredibly good game with great story and dialogue, as well as decent amount of attention to details. The Enhanced Edition will be part of the reason for that (there is only an occasionally cheesy grating line unlike other games...). There is room for more refinement but the settings and characters etc generally make up for that. One nice detail was in an engagement in the city, one of several brigands a knife's throw away walked back into a townsfolk walking another direction and turned and stabbed him in the back and gut, killing him, for disrupting him...then resuming the melee with his brethren. Very nice. <<Only played into chapter 1 atm. >> Special mention to the romance in the game with lots of t&a and nice art....really great. Hospital in C1 is great.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Even after playing The Witcher 3, this game is still enjoyable to all of those that enjoy a difficult, unique, thorough RPG that lasts for a while and entertains you the whole way through. The only flaw of this game was Chapter 2 of the Main Story and it may be off-putting to many players. Just get through it and on the other side, you'll be able to enjoy the RPG that set the foundations for one of the greatest games ever, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I highly reccommend to those who enjoy good stories, lovable characters, and just those who love games themselves.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Holds up very well and forever refuses to pay off shallow investments. It's a complex game with a combat apparatus unfairly rejected by many but the savvy rpg veteran will be handsomely rewarded when meeting the game on it's terms. Don't be so quick to dismiss the first Witcher game in hopes of fast-tracking your enjoyment of newer ones, especially if time is no constraint. There are many reasons why you may find it to actually be the best in the series!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This is an awesome game. After all the years, still nice graphics, story very simple to understand, yet complicated. Geralt is not the character you want him to be. Geralt is Geralt and you will just love him. I am not a fan of fantasy books, but this one was done really good. What I loved the most, this is a RPG, but it lacks all the modern cliches (i.e. new trousers will make you more intelligent) and the battle system is very simple, yet effective. Boss battles are challenging to the extent, that it is not childish , yet you might want to load the game a couple of times. Perfect balance. Very nice music.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
How to exit the game?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
The Witcher combines spectacular action and an intriguing storyline. You are a Witcher, a warrior who has been trained to fight since childhood, subjected to mutations and trials that have transformed you. You earn a living killing monsters, and are a member of a brotherhood founded long ago to protect people from werewolves, the undead, and a host of other beasts. The game's visual style and physics systems shoot for a high-powered blend of brutal action, complex RPG options and character configuration, and sweeping storytelling.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Best sword animations ever \o/

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
This has to be one of the best games I have ever played. I played it just last year, and in spite of the outdated graphical quality, it pretty much blew my mind. It took me roughly forty hours to finish the game (and I left out maybe a third of the side-quests) and it was a forty hours well-spent. Not only is it a fully compelling story, the characters are well-developed and fleshed-out throughout. The gameplay is remiscent of Dragon Age-meets-rhythm-game, but it works incredibly well. And what honestly is the most impressive to me is the soundtracking. I haven't played a game before or since this one that is soundtracked as well. Overall, I'd say 10/10 for anyone who enjoys RPGs, or any kind of fantasy game.
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