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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
444 of 524 people (85%) found this review helpful
39 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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156 of 162 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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134 of 157 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.9 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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202 of 264 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 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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70 of 75 people (93%) found this review helpful
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Captivating storyline, dynamic combat, excellent soundtrack and decent graphics. Rich experience for each player / fan of RPG games. Probably one of the best fantasy RPG on the market, also one of my favorites. The Witcher - the well-known Geralt of Rivia outcast, the hero having to face the evil that is necessary in a world full of terrifying monsters. Fantastic story about a hunter of monsters who has been involved in a conflict in which your every decision will change the course. By the way I recommend you to play at a high level of difficulty because then you will be able to use the full potential of this game. One of the titles that you should have.
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54 of 58 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
My review will be separated into different parts covering the many different aspects of the game. First I want to mention that I beat the game in exactly 39 hours (107 days total), I did all the main story quests + many side quests I would say that I have probably done 65-70% of all the side quests.
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Story: One of the most immersive storylines I have ever played. I usually have trouble following long storylines because english is not my native language, but I had absolutely no trouble following this one and understanding everything that the game wants me to do. This is the best part of the game, 10/10
Freedom of choice: The game will often ask you how you want to go about doing centain things, like picking a side for example. Infact you have to make so many choices that the game would completely change if you play it a second time. The choices play a big part on the story and I will definitely do a second playthrough in the future just to see how different the game will be, 9/10
Free roam: This is a very big downside in my opinion. Every chapter has it's own "place of operations", you are confined to only one place where you have to do your quests in order to advance to other sections. The places are big, but get boring after you walk around the same street a 70th time, 6/10
Gameplay: The fighting mechanics at the start were incredibly annoying. They were so annoying infact that I ragequit a couple times because I didn't understand the proper way of using them. Way into the game though I really saw the appeal of them. Having 10+ enemies coming after you means that you have to do a lot of fast thinking, changing combat styles and using different potions. So the fighting at first seems primitive and annoying until you get used to it, then it becomes amazing, 8/10
Graphics: Amazing graphics for a 2007 game. The greenery especially is beautiful, 8/10
Misc: Not being able to jump and walking off half a meter ledges is very frustrating. The game is full of invisible walls and really slows down your movement. You have to often guess where you can walk. These limitations are the worst thing about the game and the reason why it is not my GOTY of 2007, instead it will take the 2nd place in my list, 1/10
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That's it for the review, I recommend the game, I payed 2 euro for it on the summer sale, but would have gladly payed 10 euro if I knew how amazing it was. Final score 8.5/10
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236 of 337 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
103.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
YOU CAN MAKE A POTION THAT TURNS YOUR BLOOD INTO POISON WHICH KILLS ENEMIES THAT BITE YOU
HAHAHA KU­RWA

Realtalk though.
The Aurora engine doesn't do it justice, but that shouldn't keep you from enjoying The Witcher for what it is; one fu­ckin' good-a­ss videogame.¹
I suggest playing on Hard for an authentic experience.²

¹ If you don't, then you're a filthy casual.
² See ¹
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
173.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Everything you want in a very good RPG game. Amazing story, great characters and voice acting... lots of things to explore and learn about in the game world, which makes up the meat of the game in my opinion. If you are the type to skip all the dialogue and forget about all the codex entries, it might not be for you, because outside of that, the game only becomes a decent RPG at best.

I've still yet to play 2, which is why I'm reviewing this now instead of after, so I can't compare the clearly better, newer game to the older one (we're all guilty of this). I'd say the graphics can be a bit inconsistent... sometimes it feel like you've time traveled back to 2002, and sometimes the graphics are absolutely stunning.

The combat is fluent and works well once you get used to it, but it does get a bit boring after a while. I'm hoping the 2nd game in the series expanded upon the combat just a little bit to add some flare. Overall one of the best RPGs in its class (2008) and WOW, $10
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209 of 312 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
This game allows you to bang hot redheads. 11/10
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34 of 37 people (92%) 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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32 of 39 people (82%) 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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
A nice RPG for 2007.
While it has a lot of awkward and funny looking cutscenes, an extremely repetitive combat system, a short list of voice actors, little diversity in character models, and the occasional naked chick* cards being added to your personal collection (you heard me right), it still retained a fair amount of immersion in a well thought out storyline and environment, despite it being quite linear with plenty of loading screens. The game mentions a plethora of relevant information in the universe lore when it comes to the background histories, monster descriptions, alchemy, etc.
Oh, and the music. Fantastic is an understatement.
Be warned: The game can be damn hard at times, as drinking potions is a must. Saving frequently is recommended too.
"A witcher without potions is only half a witcher."

*My edit, I originally said "porn cards" but it didn't exactly constitute porn the way I see it. However, there are some rather....odd-ball ones...I'll just leave it at that.

7/10
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21 of 30 people (70%) 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
This game is incredible. It flows along with the original Andrzej Sapkowski stories. They're not necessary to follow the plot, but this game is well worth the play.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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9 of 11 people (82%) 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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5 of 5 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I don't want to mention all the good things about this game, everyone did that before me.
So, beside the praises, I got immersed so fast,
first thing I noticed was that I spent all my day on it.

Though, only thing I hate is that I can't jump.
Because whyyy, why do I have to go around all the stupid small fences and obstacles everytiem!

..and it finally helped me to get off of my farmville routine.. so, thankyou, Witcher!
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