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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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
81.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Forget anyone who tells you this is a game to be skipped in the Witcher franchise - having re-played it 8 years after my first play-through it is as fun and immersive as the first time. Each game in the series has a vastly different gameplay style and this game is more of a rythem game than its sequels in terms of the gameplay itself. That being said, the first Witcher game is a brilliant RPG that includes choices and consequences that actually matter to the plot! If you love the books and the other games, please check this out. Although there are numerous inconsistencies with the books, there are also a lot of fun references to them, so it really all depends on how anal-retentive you are about rigid consistency toward Sapkowski's source material to love this game. Being a book fan - you should love this game!
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
"The sword of destiny has two edges. You are one of them." Great addition to Sapkowski's saga. Really exciting 50 hours of gameplay. Worth recommending.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I am proud to say that I read the books before the Witcher came to PC. However 10 more years had to pass plus I had to finish W2 and W3 as well to get back to this gem of RPG and try it, play it, this time for real.

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

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

P.S.: and do not forget, the books came first, not the game - something what is not well known on the west...
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
One of the greatest RPG games which I ever played.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This game is extraordinary. I purchased this game before reading the books, but played it after I read them and that added so much to the already great story...
Anyway, the game itself is just great. Although the controls are a bit oldschool, after you ge used to it, there's nothing in the way for you to enjoy the story of a freshly resurrected witcher Geralt of Rivia, which takes place in a very nicely made city of Wyzima and its surroundings. Although the game is old and so are the graphics, it's just beautiful and with the option of importing saves to the second Witcher, it really makes every decision important.
It can also be quite difficult, so remember to save, because there's nothing more unnerving than having to fight through loads of monsters and talking to a lot of people for the second time.
So, the main question is: would I recommend this game? The answer is not really difficult. Of course, andif you read the books, then it's almost necessary for you to give this old jewel a go.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game when it comes to atmosphere is the best out of all three. Atmosphere is dark and really immersive. Story and the characthers are 10/10. If only the voice acting for certain characters was a bit better. The only thing that is not that good is combat. Everything else is excellent and it deserves your money and time. Withcer is easly one my favorite RPG's of all time, including 2nd and 3rd games. CD Projekt Red improved with each game which only proves how talented they are. The game is cheap and its worth it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game introduced me to the series of games and I having previously read the books say this matches up well. From the striga to the bosses everything's in order though as with transferring text to game things get lost. I actually like this mire than the books. I reccomend this.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Hey! Well at this point there's not much to say about this game, but i still want to give my positive review, especially considered how many people actually say to skip this game and go to the sequels. While i think this game is a bit less fun and epic than some of the other western rpg (Gothic 2, Risen 2, Demon/Dark souls), this game is a great entry on the western rpg genre and a great start of an incredible saga. Long story short, do not believe anyone who tells you to skip this game. The two things i think are the strong point of this game are: 1) How polished this game is, no crashes, bugs, etc. 2) And this is a really interesting point that should be really adressed in a lot other games/ movies and books but i rarely see it mentioned/used (the only other game that comes to mind is Army of Two: the 40 day, and even there it's not as deep as in this game) it's that not only choices really matters but as in life sometimes every choice is wrong, and even an apparently wise choice is wrong. The only bad thing i found about this version of the game is that the "dlc" isn't worth it, there's two super short additional adventures from the developers, while all of the others are bad/boring mod like adventures from the community. I give this game a 7/10, be sure to play it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
The visuals and combat mechanics have not aged well, but this still manages to be an immersive RPG with some great characters and an engaging story.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
85.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Product received for free
The Witcher 1...

This game is a very old and nostalgic game.
It was by far the most amazing game I played alongside witcher 2-3
The story is detailed,touching,mysterious.
Every action has a conseqence. Even the tinniest bit.
The game itself is adventurous and deep.

The Soundtrack..
There is something special about it.
It sounds and feels heavenly peaceful.

Do I recommend this game?
If it was the last day on earth and I had to replay 1 game until the end.
It would be this
So yes
I do.
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62.4 hrs
Posted: October 22
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Special Fox
6.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
This game turned me into a hardcore dice poka player.

10/10 - Would lose all my money to Zoltan again.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
Fully consolized game with awful pc controls and bad mechanics . Doesn't even worth the reduced price . It should be free to play and still nobody would like it .
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46.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
Product received for free
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35.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
I had this game sitting in my library for the longest time before playing it... I regret not playing it sooner.
I am pleasantly surprised at how well this game has aged. It has beautifuly crafted characters and stories. From the smallest sideline quest to retrieve wine, to the biggest plot twist in the main story line, this game is incredible and has me in its grips. This has to be one of the best RPGs I have ever played and I'm so late to the party. In celebration of the 9th Witcher's anniversary, I am going to play this non-stop. I have the next two games and can't wait to see what's in store for me. I highly recommend this game!!
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37.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
Fun game that breathed fresh new air into the genre of RPGs, when it first came out.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
Doesn't work for me with windows 10. I picked this game up of 1.50 so wasn't expecting much, and played it for about an hour or so after defending the keep, I head south and get locked on the load screen, powered off computer, restarted and same thing happened again, I am using an Alienware Alpha Steambox in desktop mode, so I should easily have the power, but the game doesn't support Windows 7, so can't say I am surprised, oh well, I'm not going to spend hours trying to get this game to work, I have better things to do with my time.
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16.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
Maybe I'll give it try again sometime in the future, but the hours I dumped into this game felt wasted. Its CRPG with a horrible control scheme, middling story, and characters that somehow managed to make the uncanny valley into a ♥♥♥♥ing canyon.

The books and the sequels are SO much better, this is not representative of the quality of the franchise. Start there, and avoid this cancer.
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22.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
I have never played any Witcher games, and I thought I should start from the beginning. I thought it would be too old to play but I gave it a try anyways, and I'm really enjoying it! I did add a texture mod and an item stacking mod, which really helps. I really enjoy the story, and I like how you have control over some decisions. The combat was weird at first but now I enjoy it. The voice acting is great. One thing I don't care for is they didn't spend much time designing characters, so you get the same model over and over again with people you talk to.
I'm about 15 hours in and I'm glad I bought this! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys playing slightly older games, and who like story rich fantasy feeling games.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
my screen goes blank every time i exit the game, and i have to resart my computer from the hd other than that its alright
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