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Pre-Purchase The Witcher Trilogy Pack

Includes 3 items: The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut

 

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"Decent PC version. Looks great with a lot of options but it can have performance issues in some parts like Act 3. Vsync must be forced through drivers."

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
64 of 83 people (77%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
83.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
For fans of the witcher books I recommend just skipping the first video game adaption of Geralt. It's a short but not as good version of the books. Some characters you care so much about in the books are simply cut out from the story (don't be scared, they appear in the witcher 2 and 3).

If you haven't read the books: Shame on you :O But we all know there are more games to play, movies to watch and books to read than time to spent :P Do yourself a favor and play The Witcher if you love games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age but be warned this title is actually for adults. Themes like violence and nudity are common in the universe of The Witcher.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Awesome game!

Thanks Project Red

Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 : Assassin of Kings = 10000/10

Can't wait for Wild Hunt !
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Do yourself a favor and play The Witcher if you love games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
So I never got to finish this game and I fear I won't. First off it doesn't have cloud save. I played for 8 hours only to have a faulty hdd resulting in reinstalling windows. I lost my saves and had to restart the game. Now today it happened again, except this time windows got corrupted and rendered my hdd useless without a reformat. So my review is only based on the 8 hours I managed to squeeze out of the game. The graphics are okay (game is rather old) The combat system is so weird. It took a couple of hours before I understood exactly how to use it. As you level up, you unlock more combo moves and it becomes pretty fun. The story is hands down my favorite out of any game I have ever played (I also own consoles) It sucks that I won't get to finish the game as I don't really see myself spending another 8 hours doing the exact same ♥♥♥♥ I have done twice before. Highly recommend this. Now it's time to move to Witcher 2. I will review that once I finish it :)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Really awesome game, deep story and I actually enjoyed the combat system!
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Even thou its old and the controls and graphics are outdated it still has good atmosphere and is somehow addicting gameplay..
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Fantastic game and a great start to the series

Pros : Surprisingly enjoyable combat and very good story and choice driven game. Really connects you to Geralt's story

Cons: Not a very challenging game at default/normal difficulty and quest design really could have been better. You end up spending a lot of game time just travelling from place to place manually.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Having never read any of the Witcher novels, I didn't fully understand the storyline, but it was an enjoyable game otherwise. Most of the enemies are pretty simple, which is good, because the combat system is a bit awkward. Graphics and voice acting are a bit dated, even though this is the "enhanced edition." A decent RPG otherwise.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
combat could use some work but overall great game 9/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
My 50 hours of game-gasm! 9/10

Gameplay:
This game is really fun to play. Especially when you immerse yourself in it.
Story is just plane-awesome. Even some side quest have some connection with the main quest. side quests are not "Must" in this game but they are as fun as main quest. most of side quest can be done through main quest, so it's not a bother to your experience.
Dialogues are plane AWESOME. Best in my book.
Your choices DO matter. even better then "walking dead" series.

Sound & music:
it's awesome. though it can be a bit dull sometimes. but when you are in a battle, it keeps you on your toes.

Graphics:
Let's just say for this generation gamer it is acceptable, for me it was always awesome. neat models with good textures and nice shadow maps (no self shadowing).
it doesn't support Vsync or triple buffering but they can be done through RadeonPro or nvidia controls.
post processing is a bit too pixelated and it's a little bothering.

Overal: This game is like an interactive book. It's a MUST for every rpg player or for someone who likes a good story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
It's fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Don't walk into this game expecting stellar gameplay (I myself play on the lowest difficulty due to the repetitive combat system) or graphics because it has neither. The combat system is lackluster and the graphics leave much to be desired even on highest settings. It does, however, boast an amazing storyline with memorable characters who will react to your choices in the storyline making them seem a little more real than their ugly, and admittedly outdated exteriors suggest. If you invest enough time, effort and willingness into this game (it will take around 4-8 hours to pick up the pace), it will reward you enormously. The satisfaction of uncovering the secrets of the Witcher's world using your own intuition without the 'hand-holdy' aspect drilled into most games these day is immense. You begin to form your own opinions of the characters in the stories and the story of the game is flexible enough to accomadate your opinion while still retaining it's hold on you.
If you don't mind the obvious setbacks of a game this old (graphical capabilities, bugs, complex menus,repetitive 'filler' dialogue etc.) and focus on the truly superior points of this game, it will not fail to impress despite it's age. You will be glad that you stuck around, believe me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
All I need is CARD!!....
Just Kidding.....
It's Great RPG game I like it
battle system
story
alchemy
magic

RECOMMEND!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
A very good game. Choices shape the game's ending. Very mature story and not just because of the nudity but because the game covers civil matters too such as racism. A good story about finding out what kind of person Geralt is. Combat is a bit wonky at first (feels like a dungeon crawler to me) but can be learned in a matter of minutes. Not a steep learning curve, the tutorial pretty much covers everything. The game can get a bit long feeling in some parts but the story never suffers. The included strategy guide is a big help if you want to get the ending most suited to your satisfaction.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Tedious at first. But becomes engrossing, worth it for hte story.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
After 50 hours I can say easily, it was amazing adventure. Charismatic Geralt slaying every monster and making love with every lady. If you think about play witcher 2, absolutely you have to play first one. First chapters can be boring because of graphics and non usual combat system but give a chance and play it throught. You will love it. Very rich rpg items. Absolutely amazing story and nice soundtracks. Play it, finish it and jump in to Witcher 2.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Pretty Awesome Game :D
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