The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut
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Release Date: Sep 16, 2008

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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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28 of 29 people (97%) 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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22 of 25 people (88%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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5 of 5 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
96.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4

- Engaging story with non-obvious plot twists.
- Excellent voice acting.
- Choice-based story consequences.
- Long adventure.
- Good mix of spells/swords/crafting to keep you entertained.
- Additional adventures included by devs and fans that add backstory.


- No controller support.
- Ok background music.
-Your decisions not only impact the story, but some lore-important side-quests will be closed off to you depending on what you choose to do/who you do or do not randomly run into in the cities. There's no real way to experience all the quests without looking online the first time you play. Some people may like this, but I don't feel this game merits a second play through just to pick up the remaining quests that complete the background lore. There's often no warning you are completing a main-quest segment and will be leaving the area either, making it double challenging to find all the side-quests yourself.


- Quite unstable for me on Windows 10. It took me 5 in-game hours and many tweaks to get the crashing down from once every 20 mins to once every couple hours. They should really re-think the two-hour return limit.

- Many glitches and bugs. There were times a character would try to hand me an important quest item, but my inventory was full, so the item just disappeared from the game. The last chapter is totally unpolished and many of the mechanics don't work normally at the end of the game. Several randomly bugged character textures as well, making me think a disfigured monster was attacking when it was actually a book merchant.

- The swordplay is based around timed clicking. This worked ok for Legend of Dragoon, but for an action RPG it feels a little silly.

- The cities would often drop down to less than 30 fps in crowded areas, despite using far better hardware than was available when this game came out (using an i5 4590 and an R9 390).

- The country-side part of the world feels big and empty, almost like this was supposed to be some kind of MMO but is void of life.

- Some weapons and ability upgrades are not spaced out well and come FAR too late into the game so that most of them are pointless.

- If you don't do things in the order the game was expecting, it can get confused and your journal will tell you to go somewhere that isn't where you are supposed to go. The game catches up eventually when you pass certain checkpoints, but the story feels out of order and you wind up feeling like you are missing something.

Conclusions: I view a "thumbs up" as saying this game is worth paying full price for. If you want to play this game for the full Witcher experience, wait until it is on sale. I view this game as skippable in the series. Obviously I trudged through and I enjoyed the story, but the game was a mess to play with few solutions to common problems, and it single-handedly convinced me the refund window needs to be lengthened.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Not going by the graphics and combat style, it is a pleasure to play the classic and learn where it all begun.Recommended for anyone who loves the witcher series.Now waiting for the next CDPR game CYBERPUNK.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
The controls keys are too hard to use. The view of you is too far away.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
i like the witcher its a really cool rpg but the gameplay fighting parts are pretty boring cuz all you do is press left click once on bad guys or monsters all i like about it is the story and the music its better getting the witcher 2 its alot more fun.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
The combat system really sucks
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Neku Sakuraba
15.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Bought it on weekend sale, really worth my money.
I love the story. The gameplay, not so much. But no matter, it makes up for its great story.

(P.S How do I enable Anti Aliasing in this game?)
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27.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
Nice game
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17.2 hrs
Posted: October 24
One of the best.
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31.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
Bought For Half a buck now i want to buy at full price.. 10/10
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Moss Indeedy
39.1 hrs
Posted: October 23
While some may say that the voice acting and animation is mediocre, I still think this game deserves all the praise of its sequels. The gameplay, story, and graphics hold up well for a game released 9 years ago, and the soundtrack is one of the best of all time in my opinion. If this is on sale and you want an engaging RPG worth its money, I highly recommend this game, as well as TW2 and TW3. You don't necessarily have to play this one first, but I'm just saying, it's still great. The only gripe I have is the combat, which can get repetitive. Also, unless you have a fireplace, swallow or a lot of food on hand, I found myself watching youtube for about half an hour while my health regenerated at a snails pace. They certainly learned from their mistakes, mind you, and it definitely shows in TW2 and 3.

Solid 8.5/10
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3.0 hrs
Posted: October 23
Product received for free
If you want to get into a thrilling and amazing RPG, start here, but only if you really want to. An if ur up for a big challange, play all 3 witcher games and transfer your data from game to game for youre personal own story!
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37.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
So, you'll all have heard of the Witcher series by now and you're wondering: "should I play the first game in order to play the rest?" Simple answer: no, you don't. Nonetheless, I heartily recommend it. I, too, heard the Witcher 3 was an awesome game, and thought about playing the first two games first. I won't ever regret that decision.

So let's cut to the chase: what's good, what's bad, why do I recommend it? For a start, this game is already nine years old. Don't expect any of the visual quality we have nowadays. That being said, through the visual style, the developers put you in an incredibly immersive world which has a very particular and authentic feeling to it, which I've never seen before in a game. The atmosphere in this game is one of a kind and I'll always associate certain feelings with it. Furthermore, the Witcher series renowns itself for it's great storylines, starting in the first game and not getting any worse up to the second DLC of the last game (B&W). But it all started here. The characters are well-defined and real humans with motive and reason. Everyone has a purpose. Combine these last two points to have a very good reason to play this game.

Now why do people tell you you can skip it? Well, simply because the story isn't continuous. While there is a bigger overarching story, it is not prominent in any of the games because each one has its own story which begins and ends within the game. Another reason is that is a tedious game. You move slowly, can barely fast travel and there are no means to speed up. The main story took me about 30-35 hours, of which I spend at least 40% traveling between the objectives. There are mods that increase your movement speed, but I didn't use one. Next up is combat. Combat in the Witcher is very unique. It is click-based, where you have to time your click just right in order to not get stabbed, or to chain hits and do more damage. There are also different attack styles: fast, strong and group, each of which should be used against different types of foes. Some people love this system, some hate it and of course some don't care. In reality, I think everyone should be able to adapt to it, as long as you're motivated to uncover the story.

So, do I recommend it? Heartily. The unique atmosphere this game sets was one in a kind and unforgettable. Do you need to play it? Definitely not, but please do it!
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