The Witcher is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game, set in a visually stunning fantasy universe, full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter tasked with finding a child from an ancient prophecy.
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Release Date: May 18, 2015

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August 30

Patch 1.30 - Changelog

Patch 1.30 is available now on Steam!

CHARACTERS

  • Vimme Vivaldi is now sporting a fresh look.

GAMEPLAY
  • Fixes issue whereby oil descriptions were not removed from swords.
  • Fixes issue whereby it was not possible to obtain certain dye recipes.
  • Fixes issue whereby it was possible to skip the entire second phase of the Eredin fight.
  • Fixes issue whereby a silver sword was needed to craft the Mastercrafted Legendary Griffin Steel Sword.
  • Fixes issue whereby two NPCs from the "Without a Trace" quest were impossible to defeat.
  • The Rabid Rock Trolls near the Dun Tynne crossroads are slightly less rabid on the "Just the Story" difficulty level.
  • Fixes issue that allowed users to switch bolts underwater, resulting in lower damage dealt during said submersion.
  • Corrects the value of the Adrenaline Rush buff during the fight against a group of bandits in the "Capture the Castle" quest.
  • Introduces tweaks to the loot randomization system.
  • Dealing a killing blow now generates the correct amount of Adrenaline.
  • Fixes issue whereby Roach's tail could vanish. For those affected by this issue, swapping saddles, saving the game and then loading that save is recommended.
  • Adjusts the maximum level for items, quests and NPCs to address level requirement discrepancies if player started NG+ on a very high level. Item and quest maximum level is now 100. NPCs maximum level is 105.
  • Corrects the statistics of the Hen Gaidth and Tesham Mutna sets in New Game + mode.
  • Fixes issue whereby the Toussaint Knight's Steel Sword Diagram was not added to the crafting page after looting it.
  • Fixes issue whereby the Second Life mutation could, under certain circumstances, grant Geralt infinite health regeneration.
  • Fixes issue whereby the Wicked Witch in the "Beyond Hill and Dale..." quest could occasionally prove invincible.
  • Fixes issue whereby the Euphoria buff was not applied correctly following the imbibing of a decoction.

GUI
  • Fixes issue whereby it was possible to place a skill in a mutation slot of a different color.
  • Fixes Steam controller issues.
  • Adds PlayStation controller prompt icons.
  • Fixes issue whereby craftable items in New Game + mode could have incorrect level requirements.
  • Fixes issues affecting the dismantling of mutagens in bulk in the alchemy lab.

QUESTS
  • Fixes issue whereby it was not possible to interact with loot chests in the "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear" quest.
  • Fixes issue whereby Geralt's entry would disappear from the Glossary once he decided to join the tourney under his true name.
  • Fixes issue whereby two bandits outside the Nowhere Inn could prove impossible to kill during the "Following the Thread" quest.
  • Fixes issue whereby players could occasionally become blocked during the "Contract: Bovine Blues" quest due to a dracolizard's overly friendly attitude.
  • Fixes issue whereby Reginald's statue could not be placed in Corvo Bianco's front yard.
  • Fixes issue whereby it was not possible to kill Morkvarg in New Game + mode during the "In Wolf's Clothing quest".
  • Fixes issue whereby it was occasionally not possible to use the Alchemy Table at Corvo Bianco.
  • Fixes issue whereby the progression of the "Equine Phantoms" quest could occasionally be blocked.
  • Fixes issue whereby the objective to wear attire befitting the occasion could be displayed indefinitely after the player fulfilled it in the "The Man from Cintra" quest.
  • Fixes issue whereby the quest "Contract: Bovine Blues" could not be completed if the "Big Feet to Fill" point of interest had not been completed.
  • Fixes issue whereby Vivienne could despawn in the "The Warble of a Smitten Knight" quest.
  • Fixes issue whereby the progression of the "Feet Cold As Ice" quest could occasionally be blocked.
  • Fixes issue whereby it was possible to inadvertently reactivate the objective of the "Feet Cold As Ice" quest.
  • Fixes additional instances of an issue whereby the borders meant to exist only during the "Night of Long Fangs" quest would sometimes become enabled outside the duration of the quest, preventing users from exploring Toussaint.
  • Hughes is now spawned correctly following the "One more day" choice in the "Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Granite!" quest.
  • It is no longer possible to get trapped inside The Pheasantry during the progression of the "Gwent: Never Fear, Skellige's Here" quest.
  • Fixes issue whereby the progression of the "Big Feet to Fill" quest could occasionally be blocked.
  • Fixes issue whereby the statues in the "Extreme Cosplay" quest occasionally would not spawn.
  • Fixes issue whereby the bruxa in the "The Beast of Toussaint" quest would display pacifist tendencies, whereas the progression of the story needed her to turn hostile.
  • Fixes issue whereby it was not possible to interact with the footsteps during the crime scene investigation in the "The Beast of Toussaint" quest.
  • Fixes issue whereby it could be impossible to talk to the quest giver in the quest titled "Knight for Hire."

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“ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER MADE”
10/10 – GameSpot

“AMAZING”
9.3/10 – IGN

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The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher you play as the professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, viking pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE
Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.
  • Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions and combat magic.
  • Hunt down a wide range of exotic monsters from savage beasts prowling the mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadows of densely populated towns.
  • Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armour, or spend them away in horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures the night brings.

EXPLORE A MORALLY INDIFFERENT FANTASY OPEN WORLD
Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The  Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity.
  • Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains and seas.
  • Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services.
  • Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.

CHASE DOWN THE CHILD OF PROPHECY
Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world.
  • In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon of power, foretold by ancient elven legends.
  • Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world.
  • Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.

FULLY REALIZED NEXT GENERATION
  • Built exclusively for next generation hardware, the REDengine 3 renders the world of The Witcher visually nuanced and organic, a real true to life fantasy.
  • Dynamic weather systems and day/night cycles affect how the citizens of the towns and the monsters of the wilds behave.
  • Rich with storyline choices in both main and subplots, this grand open world is influenced by the player unlike ever before.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
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Cracky🌟chan
249.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
just best game i ever played. just. best. game.
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shao
114.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Already sunk well over 100 hours in the game...and it's still fun :D
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Kurudeel
42.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Great game, although I personally think you should buy it on sale as it is a beautiful game but it gets quite stale about half way through.
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Jern
107.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Nothing is procedurally generated. There are no stupid radiant quests a la Fallout 4 that artifically pad your playtime. Every part of this game was designed by a human being and it's a shame I won't ever play something like this for a long time.
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Matthew Wolfbane
97.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Okay, where the hell do I start?
Flashback to 2007, where I discovered some unknown small Polish studio was working on a project called The Witcher using BioWare's Aurora Engine, which I then knew from games like Neverwinter Nights and Knights of the Old Republic, really old-school Western RPG stuff...but now with those tools handed to a bunch of Polish unknowns.

I've been following the Witcher franchise since, and though I found the first game a bit dull to play because of its combat, and the second just ticked me off with its strangely still persistent freezing issue in a certain area, I've found them both to carry a pretty compelling storyline overall.

Yes, they might've childishly tried to come across as "mature" by adding lots of swearing and gratuitous sex, but overall I've been a great fan of the European-esque setting of Temeria and its neighbouring countries.

Geralt, of course, has been pretty much derided as a visual rip-off of Elric of Melniboné from Michael Moorcock's Elric novels, even going as far as to gain the nickname "The White Wolf", but it seems that in overall occupation and personality they're not quite the same either.
I get it but also don't get it. Huh.

But when I heard The Witcher 3 would come out, I found it was good time to finally get myself a new PC just to play it on high settings.
Despite some talk about a visual "downgrade" and some ugly brick textures, I had quite the blast watching and enjoying the sights this world had to offer.

There's always something to do in random corners of the various countries, quests to undertake in various paths.
So where did I feel it faltered?

While the visuals, story, voice acting, music and exploration are all great, I did find the movement of the protagonist pretty hard to get used to; can't quite put my finger on it, but overall it can come off as a bit awkward to those used to more straightforward controls like in, say, Dark Souls or Dragon's Dogma.
Battles can come off as monotonous as well after you've learned the basics and mowed down your thousandth bandit or drowner.

If those niggles don't worry you, then I think you'll love this game even more than I already did.

Pros:
Amazing story and lore, very good voice acting, rich visuals and exploration amounting to quite a great load of content to keep you busy for quite the while.

Cons: Clunky controls, main story's villain relies more on intimidation factor than actual challenge, battles can get tedious. Also NORMAL PEOPLE SHOULD USE SHIELDS FOR DEFENCE!
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nbawiles
34.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
just an epic story made a rpg got 10/10
witcher 3? 11/10 flawless
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LibertyHope
55.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Best game ever!
I finished it twice and im not disapointed
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oilbucket
30.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
its really simple, i had to stop playing the witcher for a few weeks because of personal reasons, i was very exited to have time to play the game again! :D i started playing. but i had no idea anymore what the ♥♥♥♥ was going on, i had to learn all the controls again and to be fair, i cannot be asked to do all that again, i am sorry i bought this game. is it a good game? yes. do i like it? no i hate it nowadays
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The Snuggler
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
first impressions: IT'S SO PRETTY

i3-6100
RX 470 8 GB
8GB DDR4 RAM
I can run it max settings ~50-55 FPS without Hairworks being on, as that would devastate my performance.
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Efanium
98.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
Best RPG I've ever played.
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189 of 207 people (91%) found this review helpful
218 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Fantastic game. Basically you start with a small deck, not too powerful but it lets you beat a few innkeepers. As you win you collect more cards, which is great because there's literally always someone to play against. Absolutely wonderful strategic card game, a solid 9.5/10.

There's also, like, monsters, boobs and ♥♥♥♥ like that, whatever. Don't worry it doesn't interfere with Gwent.
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109 of 120 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
246.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Firstly you're just discovering question marks, doing scavenger hunts, contracts, secondary quests so you could play a little more before it ends. Then you're playing gwent, even though you completed the quests. And you're still playing gwent. After that, you're going somewhere where you can find and slay drowners, grave hags, wraiths, werewolves. For what? To play more. Did I say you're playing gwent before? Oh yeah, I did. And now you bow to the inevitable: Completing the main quests. What you do becomes a loop and continues in every map, White Orchard, Velen & Novigrad, Skellige. Also it continues while you're playing expansion packs, HoS and BaW. But in the end, the game ends. It's shocking but yes, it ends. And mine is over now. White Wolf's story is over and I don't know what to do now. I feel like I've been broken up with -which I don't even have a girlfriend. By now you must have realized that it's NOT just a simple game. It is something more. It's a masterpiece. Then wtf are you waiting for? GO UP AND BUY! Me? No I'm not crying, just there is something in my eyes.
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97 of 120 people (81%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
18 quintillion times better than No Man's Sky!
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
163.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
This game is more than another blockbuster title; it's one of those that defined a chapter in my life.

I played Witcher 1 when it was released in 2007, expectantly awaiting Witcher 2 (bought the box set with the soundtrack, coin, and map), and after that, Witcher 3. I'm now almost at the end of Blood and Wine, the final expansion, and after I'm done with that, I will uninstall and finally be able to close this magnificent story that has been a part of me for the last nine years.

As I also transition into parenthood in a few days, I know that I won't have time to finish long RPGs anymore so this may be my last hurrah. That being said, this game, its story, characters, lore, will remain with me moving forward, defining what story and videogames should be.

Goodbye and see you Witcher. Salute.
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72 of 93 people (77%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
140.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
'Please tell me... Did he at least die like a witcher?'
'No. He died like a hero.'
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
193.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
The Witcher 3 is an ethereal experience

Witcher 3 is an open world action RPG and the best monster hunter game on the market.
The main story is great. The expansion pack stories are even better but where the game shines at is it's vast and detailed open world map. You can literally roam the lands and make a living as a professional monster slayer.

The game is such a wonderful piece of art i'm not exactly sure how to describe it. How to do it justice.

Story

Witcher 3 is a sequel to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (obviously). You play as Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer. Geralt is informed that Ciri, his former adoptive student, has returned to this world and is hunted by the Wild Hunt, a race of evil spectral elves who are out to capture Ciri and use her abilities for who knows what evil purposes.

You are on an epic quest to find your former ward, stop the Wild Hunt and deal with all kinds of thieves, monsters, royals and sorceresses that get in your way.

Gameplay

It's a dynamic third-person action game. You carry two different swords with you: Silver and steel. Silver sword is for monsters and the steel one is for humans, elves and animals.
"This is my sword, this is my blade. One is for killing...The other one is also for killing..."
You can now use a crossbow as well. Very useful for shooting down flying monsters. You can still use your "magical" abilities. Knock your oponents back, shield yourself, burst out a stream of fire and of course make people magically agree with you.

What's especially great is that you can now use a horse to travel around the world. You can still walk, run and sprint but you can now do that on horseback as well. You can...HAVE to use boats now as well to reach different places in the game.
There's A LOT to do. Different side-quests, monster contracts, hidden treasures, shrines and more to discover and complete. About the contracts...monster hunting. It's amazing! You question the townsfolk, track monsters, bait them and slay them. You're just like a real monster hunter. It's a truly magnificent experience!

Another new little cool feature is of course armor crafting and looting. Geralt now has access to loads of different armors which you can find and equip by crafting and looting. Same goes for weapons. You can also upgrade your armor and weapons with runes and oils. You can also "upgrade" your horse to make it run for a longer period of time or make him a bit more brave. Roach gets scared of monsters easily.

Oh did I mention you can participate in horse racing and street fighting? You can! You can also play cards and visit brothels to ummm...relax!

Performance

The Witcher 3 is pretty well optimised but since it's such an amazing looking game it still requires quite a beast of a machine to run it on max settings.
Such a huge game does not come without problems tho. I've seen my share of graphical glitches. While these are never something game breaking they can still break your immersion from time to time.

The game looks absolutely stunning. The music is something you could just sit and listen to for hours. The voice acting is top notch and sound effects are decent enough as well.
Animations can be a bit weird sometimes but they do the job. Ahhh what am I whining? The animations are alright.
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
130.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Fill your drinks and sit down. I'm about to tell you a great story.

I won't write all of the things I've been gone through. It'll be simple pros & cons review.

Pros:
+ Everything

Cons:
- Nothing

You can buy and play now. I can't believe that this game just became my favorite game of all time.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Holy ♥♥♥♥, I just finished the main storyline and I can easily say this is one of the best games of the decade. First of all, I really wouldn't like to be doing this but I'll briefly compare it to Skyrim since that's what people usually tend to do. In my opinion, this game is way better than Skyrim. I loved Skyrim and thought it was the perfect game...until I played this masterpiece. Skyrim is good but hell, I wish it was 1/10 as deep as TW3. I noticed how lame the characterization was in Skyrim after seeing how well it was done in this one. In Witcher, we got characters with rich variety of emotions but in Skyrim, well, we got robots... But those are all beside the point, here's Witcher 3's pros and cons for me.

Pros:
+ Awesome graphics: needless to say, this game has pretty f-cking awesome graphics. Nothing much to say about this and this should be the thing of least importance in a huge game like this.
+ Great story: I don't think you will find yourself bored at any point in this cleverly designed story full of plot twists and awesome details. Fun fact: There is a 55 minutes long YouTube video showing all the different endings of Witcher 3. Make sure you check that as well after you beat the game.
+ Nice characterization: As I've mentioned before, characters in this game don't feel so shallow and unncecessarily boring as they do in most other games. They feel really vivid and they make the game much more fun.
+ Extremely fun gameplay: The gameplay, especially the combat system, is really fun. From investigating a crime scene to playing a better Hearthstone-like card game than Hearthstone itself, there are tons of stuff to do.

Cons:
- Finding a con for this nearly perfect game was very hard but something was bugging me from the beginning of this game. It's the fact that there is no walking option in most parts. You are either forced to walk which is pretty annoyingly slow or you are forced to run as the slowest option which is also pretty annoying. My problem with this is that when you're trying do a precise move such as walking through a door, this creates a problem. It's a really small problem but that was all the negativity I could think of about this game.
- I hate portals.

Overall, it's a must-play game. Just watch a few gameplays before you buy it just in case you don't magically start loving it.

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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
155.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Great game, It is absolutely gorgeous and runs at steady 60 FPS on my PC. Beautiful open world, with incredible concern to details. A amazing Storyline and character creation. Perfect combat system and Lots of quests in a big world with full of content. One of the best games i have ever played. I love it.

10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
209.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
good visuals, quests, nice open world, just overall fun.
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