The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut

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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

PC
Mac
    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 version 10.6.8 or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (any)
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card nVidia GeForce 320M (or better), AMD Radeon HD 6750M (or better) or Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10.5 GB free space on HDD
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7 (any)
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 10.5 GB free space on HDD
Helpful customer reviews
91 of 96 people (95%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
When I first played The Witcher, I was in middle school and I had pirated the game. Like most middle schoolers, I wasn’t very smart and the only thing I really looked for in a game was how many bad guys I could murder. I finished the game and quickly forgot about it. Only after I was in college did I realize to the full extent the awful choices that I had made during my first playthrough of The Witcher. My crimes were beyond description. I killed street dogs and innocent travelers just to loot 2 orens worth of stuff from their corpses. I slept with women and promptly abandoned them to be murdered by angry mobs or overzealous knights. I killed a fellow witcher. I walked away from a chance to have a happy family with a woman who loved me in order to sleep with my sex buddy sorceress who I thought looked hotter. I helped commit mass genocide, murdering dozens of non-humans fighting for freedom.

By chance I happened to see The Witcher: Enhanced Edition on sale during Steam Summer Sale 2014. I took it as a sign from heaven. Lord Gaben the Redeemer was speaking to me through my computer, offering me a chance to atone for my sins of the first playthrough. Now I could do what I had not done in middle school. I would uphold justice and help the weak. I would be the hero that Vizima needed, but not the one it deserved. And I could do it with 75% off. I clicked buy and my $1.99 ascended to the heavens while the face of Lord Gaben smiled down upon me.
Posted: August 28
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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
61.6 hrs on record
Great game, a bit rough on the edges, its true, but still a unique RPG with a magnificent and very deep adult storyline.

At first sight the gameplay is strange and complicated, the combat system is unusual and I believe that many don't have the courage to go ahead, I went and I don't regret it, the combat and skill system is a matter of adaptation, and there a great and intelligent resource, alchemy, which it's necessary in certain situations depending on the difficulty and makes the gameplay more interesting. Graphically the game is dated, but for those that don't concern with that, the graphics is quietly acceptable. As for sound quality, the effects follow the other technical aspects and has its flaws, however I have to say that the soundtrack is great!

As for the plot, needs no comments, is by far the strongest point of the game. The way the story evolves and the aspects that compose it, beyond common cliches we see in roleplaying games, is something unique. During the storyline there are several choices to make, choices that go beyond good or bad, right or wrong, that make you think and reflect on your decisions and that impact directly in the plot, however small and insignificant they may seem. The lore is also impressive, as is the variety of well constructed characters, and the ending is surprising.

Gotta be honest, the game has its flaws, is notable that at the time the game was made, CD PROJEKT RED lacked the necessary resources, they weren't suitable with their aspirations. The animations aren't the best as well as the gameplay, excessive comes and goes in some scenarios and the lack of a functional inventory are unsatisfying. It's still a perfectly playable game and a unique title for those who like RPG. Recommended!

8/10
Posted: June 19
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
57.7 hrs on record
At first, the witcher seems like a fairly normal RPG with a clunky fighting system, but this is only at the beginning. After you have forgotten that there is another world around your screen, you will not regret having bought this game.

The game sets you in a world as the character Geralt, a witcher. Witchers are human mutants with magical powers and are usually monster hunters. It’s starts off with you being saved by some other witchers and you have somehow lost you memory. Then your introduced to some main charcters, then some bad things happened and you have to set off on an adventure. The story at the start of the game seems pretty linear and boring, but it gets so much better when you spend some hours playing the game. There are political, religious and racism problems all over the game world that’s very easy to get immersed in. Both the problems, which often seems exceptionally profound and realistic, and the characters, who are often very fascinating and unique, makes the game’s story/stories particularly interesting to pay attention to.

The Witcher's world is somewhat unusual for fantasy RPG. The atmohsphere throughtout most of the game is very dark and grimy. Most citizens you encounter are sick, poor, frightened or they’re rich happy folks that have no sympathy for the poor. There are drunks, prostitut*s, thieves, farmers, bandits and more with all they’re unique type of look, voice, reaction when you walk passed them and unique type of personality if you’re able to talk and get to know the character. All this makes the game world feel really realistic and makes it easy to get immersed in.

The game doesn’t make a clear line between good and evil. It’s up to the player to decide for themselves what they think is right to do and then decide if they want to do what’s “right”, and there is a lot of choosing in this game. Even from the start of the game, some of the choices you have to make have major impact on later parts of the game. The player is able to be part of different assembly’s with different quest’s, which makes the game to some extent repayable.

The music of the game truly fits wherever you are in the game world, and it changes from place to place. Some of the tracks gets played over and over, and instead of getting boring, they just became like a relaxing reminder of where you are, and if you’re in a safe place or not. I wouldn’t say that there are any bad tracks, but are some that are much some which are more rememberable than others.

This is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. I have never been so immerged in a world and cultivate an interest in a story so deep and complex. If you like story based RPG’s and you have the time and money, get this game.
Posted: May 16
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
53.5 hrs on record
I've always been a huge RPG, fantasy, medieval fan. That being said, I've never heard of the novels nor the game before I bought it. I got it at a 90% discount. I was watching the images and reviews for some time and I saw that a friend of mine had the game. After asking him if the game was worth it, I bought the game. He only said that it was very good. Nothing more. So I wasn't expecting anything extraordinary. Damn, if only I knew. Seriously, this game (and it's sequel) are the only games in the world I regret buying at a discounted price. I would have GLADLY bought them at full price (and seriously, only 10$ for this masterpiece? Finally a very good game at low price!!)

GOOD
- The storyline : Not only is it great, it's also very huge. The developpers really didn't just made a game as quickly as they could. The story is there, and you always want to know more.
- You don't need to read the books before playing : Because yes, this game is a sequel to a novel series. You won't spoil yourself so much of the story (except the final, but there's going to be so many more questions when you'll learn what happened)
- The bestiary : The creatures that lurks at night -- or not -- are very diversified. There's so much information you can get about them. If you stick to the story, maybe you'll encounter only half of them. And there's not only a lot of monsters, there's also a lot of fantasy humanoid creatures likes vampires, werewolves, elves, dwarves, etc.
- Over 30 hours of gameplay : If you stick only to the story, you'll get around 35 hours of gameplay. But if you try to get everything, you have for more than 80 hours.
- The gameplay itself : There's two gameplay mode : mouse and keyboard, and mouse. Even tho you'll probably prefer the first choice, the second one is also very good
- The soundtrack : After playing this game, all of those beautiful music will stick in your head. Every music fits very well with the action. They are very enchanting and immersive. Plus you have all the soundtrack when you buy the game! Yay, wonderful music when I'm not playing this game!
- You can collect sex cards : Yes, you can have sex with almost every girls in this game (including a princess... and a very sexy gingerhead witch <3)
- The realism : Even if it's a fantasy game, there's a great realism as for the way people sees you. It reflect a lot our world by differents aspects, like racism, fear of the unknown, genocides, what's good and what's evil. There's a lot of choices to make that will make you wonder what you'll do if it was real.
- The choices you make impact on the story : Every choices you make will have its consequences. There's always a way to rediscover the story by making differents choices from a game to another.
- Graphics for 2007/2008 are trully amazing

BAD
- You don't really get new armors and weapons until late in the game. Dependly on the difficulty level, you don't really need a new one anyway.
- It'll take some time to adapt to the sword-fighting gameplay
- Some ingredients for the alchemy are very difficult to find

Little tip : Try to get Raven's armor at the last chapter. Not only is it useful, but you'll be able to load your saved file when you'll start The Witcher 2, so the choices you'ld have made will have effects on this new game too, AND you'll start with a very good armor from the start!

I STRONGLY recommand this game to anyone who likes fantasy and/or RPGs. The characters are rich, lovable, the plot twists are seriously intense and sometimes, you won't even have a clue about a major spoil. Also, the difficulty levels trully makes a difference. I'm not the best gamer in the world, I usually can't finish my games because sometimes the ennemies become way too powerful/godlike, but I made it through this game in about 50 hours (trying to complete some quests on the side sometimes) and actually enjoy the game without raging against the monsters/ennemies all the time. Once you get how to beat them, you can make it.
Posted: June 5
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
The witcher is one of the few games that made me question my decisions every step of the way. While the combat is not the best, the story makes you want to stick around.
Posted: April 24
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368 of 410 people (90%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
This game. It's amazing.

First off, don't let the first chapter fool you. It starts off really slow. Like, REALLY slow. It can turn a lot of people off. The slow-paced combat at the beginning and a few graphical hitches doesn't help it at all. In fact, it took multiple attempts to try to get into the game because of it, as I felt there were just better games for me to play.

But, once I got through that first chapter, the game picked up quickly. You encounter unique characters and environments, difficult decisions that aren't just black & white "good versus evil", a great soundtrack, an engaging storyline, and hell, even the combat begins to show a little variety.

Overall, this game is just absolutely great. I recommend playing it on the Hard difficulty, as it feels like the right way to play the Witcher. You have to make use of your alchemy to make bombs, potions and oils to turn the battlefield to your favor.

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Posted: October 31, 2013
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