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

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
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
66.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 12
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Okay, I've played this game, so what?

The first time you run The Witcher is like doing a labor you normally don't do for the sake of civilized society. What I mean with "society" is everyone around you, the norm you live by, and such.

But as soon as you drawn into this story-driven game (character-driven too), you will certainly forget about all of that unnecessary feelings of hesitation. The game will eventually says: "It's okay, I may be have these naughty dilly dally.. But, I also have this well-thought and complex storyline that will makes you think of me differently."

What I like the most about this game is the artwork, not "that artwork" actually.. but rather the one that for example shows Garalt and Seigfried fighting together against this YianKutKu-like monster. Accompanied by this "what if" question that makes you wonder about the "other outcome" if you chose different path .

Just like you've already read above, I will not talk about the gameplay in general. Because you've already know that there is actually two types of gamer, the one that .... (you know the rest)... Basically the game is well worth your time if you're into a rather serious and well-made story and is okay with some unnecessary dilly dally. Oh well.. Just play it already!
Posted: October 1
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
173.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 17
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.7 hrs on record
Stunning debut from CD Projekt. It certainly has its flaws, but many of these have been improved by patches or simply by the advancement of hardware since its release. As an achievement of the RPG genre this game remains outstanding.

Based on the novels of Andrej Sapkowski (long popular in Poland), The Witcher's strength as an RPG owes much to the excellent source material. Sapkowski combines elements of folklore, medieval history and traditional fantasy to show us a believable world, then turns some of these conventions on their heads in a neat twist. In short, this is a world where Galadriel goes to the toilet and Gandalf goes to the brothel.

The crudeness occasionally feels overstated and even sexist, but generally the dark and dirty mood of the game adds character and credibility to the situations and decisions surrounding Geralt, the protagonist. This is clever storytelling with some absolutely brilliant moments. Also, at max settings it still looks pretty great.

A real gem of an RPG and a fantastic introduction to The Witcher series. Highly recommended.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Best game I've ever played. Period.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.9 hrs on record
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 pornographic card 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."

7/10
Posted: October 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
84.3 hrs on record
Wow, I am so glad that I FINALLY finished The Witcher!!! Such a long, but fantastically unique game that would make any RPG fan happy. The gameplay can be a little shoddy at times but overall it was a lot of fun. I wish Act IV didn't exist due to the length of the whole game, but that's about my only complaint.

A lot of the hours in my record are due to pausing the game so it doesn't take 80+ hours by the way! Most people seem to average 50-60 hours.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
7.5/10
"Triss, I know that our future is at stake and that I am the hero who has to save everyone, but I just saw a hot chick over there and would like to bang her first. Maybe she has a sister or knows other women I can bang. By the way, look at my cool card collection. Yes, they're women I banged. Oh I almost forgot, I love you. We should totally bang later."

Don't get me wrong, I don't have any problems with nudity and/or sexual themes in video games, but the devs exaggerated a little with that.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Too oldschool for me but nonetheless a great game especially if you want to know the backstory of The Witcher before you play 2 and 3
Posted: September 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
I'm 9 hours in; so far, so good. Buy it now.

8/10 [temp score]
Posted: September 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
If you like games like Gothic this game is for you.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Excelent RPG.

It even is replayable as your choices to alter the course of events and possibilities.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Became a favourite immediately. I'm an avid RPG player, being the final fantasy series my preferred choice. This title changed so much of my perspective on the genre, coming from FF and Diablo, there's not much to say, just follow the story and level up your character. I can only compare this title to dragon age origins (story wise), a game that truly takes the palyer decisions to smash them in your face with unexpected results. The plot unveils perfectly, the combat mechanics are one of a kind, really unique, and the satisfaction on completing secret quests its unparalleled. Just remembered my old days with FF X, with 60+ hours of gameplay... The outdated graphics are not as bad as some say, the escenarios are huge! Like nothing I've seen! (first pc game, so I come from the console market). Really, what a surprise... such a great game. I reclaimed my free copy at GOG.com with this KEY and finished there as I don't like to have an internet connection every time I wish to play, but the game is fantastic... just as that... Love The Witcher!
Posted: September 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
The fact that this is one of the better cRPGs released in the last 10 years mainly speaks to the fact that there are very few good cRPGs. The graphics are nice, and there's lots to do, but almost everything is either very uneven or downright poor.

Combat, after you get used to the "rhythm game" style is very repetitive, and by mid-game poses absolutely zero challenge since certain powers are so stupidly overpowered. Enemies give diminishing XP, so there's thankfully no real reason to fight most of them since little fun is provided. Since you never really have a party to work with, all strategy is eliminated, which I think is why they added the rhythm element to try and add some sort of depth. They failed. After the first act of trying things out, combat is never really engaging or fun. Fire spells are so stupidly overpowered that by midgame, it's basically a "win" button on medium difficulty.

The story of the game is also super uneven. Feels like a handful of good ideas that were screwed up by people completely inexperienced in writing a screenplay. Dialogue is uneven and not helped by mostly below average voice acting, and lots of plot threads just kind of lurch back and forth with bad pacing. The "big twist" in the game doesn't happen until the Epilogue and is both crappy and comes too late. I honestly didn't care about the character involved and the reasoning behind it made zero logical sense. The makers have obviously tried to make choice a "shades of gray" kind of thing with both sides you can choose between basically being ♥♥♥♥ty and unlikeable. The humans are racists who are killing and stealing from the elves and dwarves and putting them in ghettos, while the elves and dwarves retaliate by murdering civilian families.... and you have to pick a side that ultimately will have very little effect on the grand scheme of things. Every time you do something that seems obviously humane, they have to stick something in there to make sure there really was no "good guy" option.

Certain characters that I assume come from the source books show up and play key roles. They get little to no backstory (since you already know them!), so unless you've read the books (i didn't), you will have little attachment to them even though the game treats them like they're your dear old friends. Not helped by really bored voice actors. The other characters don't get much backstory, so you won't get attached to any of them either. Dialogue is really uneven, and characters' motivations, including the main character, are all in all very poorly handled and it really seems amateurish.

The makers shoehorned lots of sex into the game, so basically if you don't explicity tell every female character that you don't want to have sex with them, you'll be shown a still picture of them naked. Most of the time, the naked still drawing doesn't look like their in-game model. I guess that's supposed to give the game a "mature" theme, but I just found it to be weird.

There's an ok quantity of loot in the form of craftable potions and buffs, but you'll probably upgrade your weapons 2-4 times and armor twice in the course of the game. Potions really aren't necessary on normal difficulty. Inventory management is just a pain in the ♥♥♥. You have space to hold about 94% of the game's different crafting materials a ta time. Why not 100%, really? Bad design. There's one item in the game you'll have to save up money for, and once you've done that, take my advice and don't bother hoarding food or treasure items. No point, really.

Quest structure is the most frustrating part of this game. There's not really any fast travel. Each act takes place over 3-4 relatively small "zones". Most quests involve "go 2 zones over, get something, and then come back here before going back 2 zones over and coming back again". Most questgivers start indoors, so going 2 zones over generally means 3-4 loading screens each way plus some walking. There isn't much to do besides the main quest and a small number of side quests, so doing a few quests at the same time and multitasking your trips to different zones really isn't an option.

It took me 40 hours to play through the game, but I felt like if there was a decent fast travel system, even one that just let you teleport to the start of each zone after you've visited each once, the game probably only would have taken 25-40 hours. Literally 25-35% of game time felt like meaningless jogging between quest markers and load screens.

I should also say that if you hated Dragon Age 2's running around in the city, that you spend over half of this game in one city, which is much much smaller and has much much less to do than Kirkwall did.

The game looks nice and the setting is generally good (the glaring excepting being when they shoehorn the lady of the lake/holy grail/excalibur legend into the game which really smashes immersion), and the music is quite strong.

In all, I'd still actually recommend this game IF AND ONLY IF you haven't already played:

Dragon Age 1 + 2
Baldur's Gate 1 + 2
Icewind Dale 1 + 2
Elder Scrolls 3 + 4 + 5
The Divinity Series
Neverwinter Nights 2 + Modules
Arcanum
(maybe Neverwinter Nights 1 + expansions as well)

They are all better cRPGs that are in fantasy settings, and are basically better in all gameplay and story aspects other than graphics.

I'm going to play Witcher 2 next, which might end up making me appreciate Witcher 1 more (or not.)
Posted: October 15
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
I hate this game so much, but it's like a massive dump you've spent hours on and can't help but admire.
Posted: October 20
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
107.3 hrs on record
My balls itch.
Posted: September 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
I Really like this series. a bit different but good
Posted: October 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
This is one of those games (another example is Dragon Age) that combine a great story with terrible game play. The combat system is atrocious, boring and dull. I cannot recommend purchasing this game. Instead, read a plot summary on the web and google the collectible cards.
Posted: October 21
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
A good game and brilliant morality based story. Although it has lots of foul language, alcohol and drug use, violence, nudity, talk of ♥♥♥♥ and insest, sex, and suiside it is apart of the narritive and the moral of the story. If you are willing to endure these dark themes than go for it, otherwise this game is not worth trying. Fully recomend to muture adults who will understand the deaper meaning of the story, if you are not this person do not play. The last thing this world needs is another immoral idiot to get ideas.
Posted: October 5
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