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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May 10

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine is coming on May 31st!

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For the last time become professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia and explore Toussaint, a remote land untouched by war, where you will unravel the horrifying secret behind a beast terrorizing the kingdom. Blood and Wine is a 30+ hour adventure full of dark deeds, unexpected twists, romance and deceit.

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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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Juuubart
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Hands down, one of the finest RPGs of all-time. Great narrative, memorable characters and impressive gameplay with tons of meaningful content. This is CD Projekt Red's magnum opus.
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FlyingBEERcan
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Just buy this game and dw
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dijkstra
( 80.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
there are not enough words to describe how amazing this game is its just a ♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece
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dRage
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Loving the game, loved the series so this chapter of the game is just awesome . The visuals are amazing and the true feeling of RPG is quite on point.

I only dislike have to pay for every ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ thing ! even at simply crafting
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justinsantiago64
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
B-E-A-Utiful game
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[Epic!]killy
( 48.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Just take my money and make Witcher 4!!!


Please?


P.S. All i actually want to say is: "Thank you CD PROJEKT RED for making this epic game."
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Earendilify
( 33.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game is amazing. I've never really liked open world RPG games. Games like skyrim and Fall out lose my interest super quickly, but this game has kept me going for 32 hours already and I'm not even close to being finished. I would recommend this to anybody who has wanted to play a game like this but has a problem with the type of Bethesda RPG games that dominate the market.
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frauds inc.
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Absolutely phenomenal.

One of the best RPGs I have played in my entire life. The attention to detail and the sheer amount of things this game gets right is astounding, and the developers are top notch as well. Also Gwent.
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Strider
( 48.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
All other developers should take note of this title. CD Projekt Red has delivered a masterpiece in my opinion. In an age where developers ship unfinished products and then release the final parts as paid DLC, this game is quite different. The game was polished upon release, and the developers gave their players access to FREE DLC as a token of thanks. It does not get much better than that.

The major paid DLC (Hearts of Stone is the only one I've played at this point, like most others) does not let the base game down in any way. It is a great story with great gameplay elements. I feel okay paying for this. Also, the base game does not feel incomplete without it. You can totally play the base game in itself and have an awesome and memorable adventure. The DLC just adds bonus hours of well-polished gameplay. I expect an even greater experience when Blood and Wine arrives, and I'll update this when I play through it.

Of course there are some negatives, but what game does not have any negative aspects? I experienced nothing that I deemed to be game-breaking, so I will not bother complaining about this game at all. It deserves to be portrayed positively.

Not many games anymore make me feel immersed, but this one is an exception. I can get lost traveling through this well-crafted world for hours at a time, and not feel any regret doing so.

This game is definitely worth the $60 it originally sold for, and you can buy it for less than that today (at the time of this review, it is $24.99...). Not many games today are actually worth $60.

If you have not picked this up yet, do yourself a favor and do so. If nothing else, support a team of developers that do their job well and care about their players.
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GeekyiSland
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
THIS GAME IS LEGENDARY. BEST GAME EVER. I finished the game in gog and here , I completed the game in both platforms. The DEVS are amazing, amazing expansion + free content. What a game!
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damian
( 520.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Greatest game, can't wait for Cyberpunk 2077
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Jazzdog
( 169.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Fan of the series from the start, this game is hands down the best of the trilogy - hell, its the best RPG ive ever played! Cant wait for Cyberpunk 2077!
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ChucK NorriS
( 131.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Massive rpg
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Legman
( 135.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a really great game without equal. Great graphics, combat system and potion creation. All of these are improved comapred to Witcher 2: Assasin of Kings. In addition to these Witcher 3 has a touching and really entertaining main story line. And the main story line is long enough! (Unlike in Fallout 4, Skyrim and most other games). Also there are good side quests and plenty of them. Realistic and relatable NPCs. I have seen a few bugs but otherwise this game is perfect. Definitely THE best game of 2015.
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Sprrow26
( 44.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
44 hours in, and I've done what seems to be a quarter, perhaps less, of this game. If that doesn't tell you the sheer scale, I don't know what will.

Firstly, Graphics. Probably the least important feature for me, but the way the Witcher uses them is amazing. This game uses it's second to none graphics to create moments of jaw-dropping awe at the wonderful and amazing world in front of you (Seriously, I sometimes had to put down the controls and just watch the scenery in silence).

Secondly, Story. I haven't actually finished this, but so far it seems intuitive and well told, which I would expect from a game based off a book. The game has a great way of unfolding the story to you in discrete ways, such as through world design and general attitude of people toward your character, and other people. Right from the get go, you know Witchers are hated and shunned as freaks, monsters and discriminated against big time. But this isn't just told to you in dialogue, you witness it first hand. It really makes you form your own opinions on things, instead of just being given the truth on a silver platter. Also, I'll incorporate side quests in here, since each one has a detailed, engaging story, which can span many hours of gameplay. Twists, interesting characters and unique, fun objectives. There are no kill quests, AT ALL in this game. Each quest has it's own unique structure and objective set, which makes them more of an enjoyment than a chore. Masterfully done.

Thirdly, the Sounds. What to say here? The ambient sounds are very good. Not the absolute best I've heard, but honestly I don't think very present ambience would suit this game. It suits your current environment, and thats fine by me. But then... Music. The soundtracks of the Witcher are AMAZING. From fast-paced chanting to soft, calming mumming, the music does an amazing job of getting your attention and keeping it. Combat music really gets you focussed and into the mood, which is just masterful.

Fourthly, Dialogue/Voice Acting: Dialogue is superb. Dry-wit lines from Geralt mixed with creative lines creates a wonderful experience. The things you say in conversation are often neither good nor evil, but a mark in between. Characters speak like they would; you won't see a commoner going around using words such as "Grandeur". The English is very good in the lines, much better than previous games, which makes me happy. Often times in previous games, lines would get lost in translation slightly due to CDPR being a Polish studio, but somehow they fixed this. Voice acting is amazing. You will rarely hear the same voice in two characters (Very rarely), unless it's passing commoners, but in both cases, repeated voices are far enough apart to not break immersion. You won't talk to the tavernkeep, then go down the road and talk to his mate the Blacksmith and hear the same person.

Fifthly, the UI/Controls: Nothing to complain about here. The UI is very flexible, allowing you to turn off certain elements. It's all structured in a way so information is easy to access, but not overcoming. You'll only ever see things you need to see. Controls are nothing too amazing, but nothing too shabby. I use a wired Xbox controller with games like this (3rd person sword fighting games which use X/Y/B/A in combat), so I can't attest for the PC controls, but I have heard they are fully customizable. I never experienced any input lag, and Geralt always did what I wanted him to do, except on rare occasion, but honestly it was often times my own fault

Finally, the Combat. A masterpiece. It is perfectly paced. Slow enough to keep it suspenseful, fast enough to keep you on your toes. There is a real need to combine several different aspects of combat i.e you can't just spam attack creatures or enemies, you have to dodge, get behind them, block, prioritize enemies, use signs, etc. Every creature feels different, and must be fought in a different way. For example, when fighting a Bear, you must wait for their slow attacks to finish, and use Quen sign all the time as a safety net, then go in for quick pot shots, where as with wolves, which hunt in packs, you must constantly be moving and using signs such as Aard and Igni so they don't group up and slaughter you. This means you develop personal styles as you play the game, which is what a Witcher is about: adapting to the fight. Also, I'd recommend Death March, as it really enforces the need to prepare for fights, which is half the game, and makes it all that more rewarding.

Final Conlusion
The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece if ever I have seen one. Whether in combat or out of combat, you will always have something interesting to do. It's not a game that can be rushed, so if you like playing to win, this may not be the game for you. Stunning, breathtaking and jaw-dropping visuals complement an amazingly crafted world, which is rich with story, and given flavour and mood by the soundtrack. Never once had I had my immersion broken, and I always felt part of this world through my character Geralt. The game lets you make difficult choices which have effect, but also make sense to the character of Geralt

Final Score: 10/10 - Never have I played a better game, and theres still so much more to come. Buy this game ASAP, though give yourself a week off work ;)
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GugyZajbl
( 197.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Would write a review but what for... Everyone knows that W3 is not perferct but it's bloody close...

After almost 200 hours I'm at my 2nd playthrough (I'm more or less done in Velen and Novigrad, not much done in Skelege yet...) and I'm still not bored of the game, of the quests, of the world and the atmosphere, the music, the graphics, the action... And after 200 Hours I still find new stuff, even new quests, and different branches and results of the quests that I did in my 1st playthrough that still make things feel fresh... It's simpley amazing what CDPR did with W3. especialy the engine optimization and the sid quests that make the world beautiful and feel so alive. I honestly can't say that there were 2 quests that were the same... And there are all the ? icons on the map which can be another quest, a cave, a tresure, a band camp, a monster nest, a place of power, anything almost... It's crazy how big this game is... Love it:)

And now Blood & Wine is comming out soon:) I can't even imagine when I'm gonna be ready to uninstall W3... Maybe never:)

Still it's not for everyone. Some people are having problems getting into it... Maybe it's to serious for some. I mayself am quite happy that i's no Fable or Bethesda clone... It is doing it's own thing and it's doing it with honors.
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Cooper ☁
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
at first sight i thought this game was Meh..
But after playing it i went Wooaahh!.
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D3LTA_SAS11
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
amazing game
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Santoryu
( 109.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Overwhelmingly Positive.
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You can do everything you can't do in real life, like casting magic and talking to girls
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Posted: May 4
I've been a gamer most of my life, starting with my first Atari 2600 in the early 1980's. This is the greatest RPG I've ever played. I've used Steam for many years now, and never written a review for a game before...this game was good enough to make me feel like I should.

Looking back on it, I feel like I actually played several games. The overall storyline contained so many sub-plots that each "chapter" felt like its own complete game. I've heard some people mention this as a negative, but I can't possibly see how. It's value...you don't have to play the game if you don't want to. If you only want 40 hours of content from a AAA title, then quit playing it after 40 hours.

As for the quests themselves, I found even the random mini-quests generated from "undiscovered locations" to be well-executed and thoughtful, some of which would only take a few minutes to complete, but added genuine character to the gaming world, making it feel like a real place. After over 170 hours of play, I found myself saving the final quest and just roaming around Skellige checking out undiscovered locations, even though I knew the vast majority of them were smugglers caches, and I already had all the gear and crowns I could ever use...I didn't want it to end. I anxiously await the next DLC expansion.

I hear a lot of people complain about the combat system as well, and for the life of me I can't understand why. In close quarters the camera gets a bit wonky, and it's hard to maneuver properly because of your view being obstructed, but that's only in a few specific places. The combat system is elegant in that it is as complex as you make it. You can finish the game quite easily doing nothing but blocking/countering if your opponent is human, dodge/attack if your opponent is a monster. Now add to this basic and extremely effective routine the use of the various bombs, potions, decoctions, and signs, especially in conjunction with area effects and each other...there are a thousand ways to defeat your opponents. Throwing a gas bomb and lighting up a bunch of bandits with Igni is always entertaining, as is using Axii to make a guy kill his buddy. Some special attacks you can unlock, like Whirl, are just amazing to watch when you pull it off correctly to take out a whole group of enemies in one fantastic display of swordsmanship.

Gwent is another feature that gets a lot of attention, and I really didn't know what to make of it at first. After analyzing it for a little while, and picking up some different cards with different abilities, I began to realize the genius of it, and eventually got to the point where I can honestly say I haven't had as much fun with an RPG mini-game since Triple Triad in FF8. It's just another part of this game that is absolutely brilliant in its simplicity yet astoundingly deep.

Well, there you go. My first Steam review. I enjoyed this game immensely, and unless you're a cave troll, you probably will too.
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166.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I hope one day I get amnesia so I can play again to full effect.
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86.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Wow. Just wow. Do NOT buy this game IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON DOING ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE. Because you won't have one for several weeks.
This game is breathtaking. Amazing.
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Posted: May 18
537 hours and still continue playing. That's your answer for how good it is.
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168.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

What is that for a game !?! The best RPG game ?!? With a great and long story ?!? An exciting and sad story ?!?

YES , IT IS

This game is just so awesome . Incredible story , great graphics , great atmosphere , great DLC , long playtime !
I bought the game at first on GOG and played it there 100% ,but then I wanted it on steam and bought it there and play it again ,because the story was and is so awesome . Can't wait for the last DLC (Blood and Wine) this month .

Story
ONE WORD ! AWESOME ! The main thing in the story is to find "Ciri". So the story of The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt goes into your own hearth in some scenes . You have to choose one thing in a certain time and when you choose the bad thing sometimes then you have a bad end in the main story . One scene was really sad ,but I won't spoiler it . You will see.
Long story , great story 1000/10 points !

Graphics
You will see it ... Wait a second ..... There is it.....
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=651803481
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=655588001
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=682467927

Gameplay
So , it gives 70 levels. You got the sign "Quen , Yrden , Axii , Aard , Igni" .
You have got skill points and you get one per level.When you make a good skill tree then you can defeat your enemies faster then you think. The control in the game is good !

Positive
+Long story
+Long playtime
+Great story
+Great graphics
+many side quests
+very big and awesome world
+many various enemies
+many good armor sets
+great DLC (Hearth of Stone)
+Geralt looks nice
+best Witcher game

Negative
-some bugs
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73 of 80 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
195.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
There are on occasion certain convergences and synergies that give rise to human creations destined to transcend and expand the role and scope of art and storytelling. That's when these creations border on myth. What distinguishes them is that they are not exclusively the work of a single mastermind; instead they become collaborations that span across years, decades, and encompass the minds of several artists, writers, visionaries. Such is the Nietzschean mythology of DC/Marvel superheroes; such is the Darwinist mythology of Planet of the Apes; and such is the Slavic-Tolkienian saga of The Witcher.

My personal maxim when it comes to games is: Gameplay is king; Story is queen. I have little to no interest in games with no story or even lore; and also no interest in games with only story (I'd rather read a book in that case). The seamless combination of both is what interests me the most, and very few games achieve this blend as Wild Hunt has achieved. This game is the embodiment of the perfect balance between gameplay and story.

CDPR, the developer, has achieved the highest effect a game can have on its players: making them wish that it never ends. For the last five months I have delayed and put off the ending as long as I possibly could, wishing that this game could last forever; that I could play it for the rest of my life, always finding new side quests, new contracts, new treasure hunts. But alas, all great things must end; it's what makes them great. And in this case, The Witcher series ended on an incredibly high note. The fact that the developer has decided to conclude the story of Geralt with this game, instead of finding a way to milk the franchise also speaks volumes of their integrity as artists.

This is a game that is exuberantly alive: it bustles and teems with life. Walking through the woods, walking through a city, into a cave... you feel life around you, especially if you play with a good headset. The feeling of riding across the lands as the sun sets is something I'll never forget. I'd never played a game that felt so alive, so rich, so handcrafted in its minutest details. Some games came close, but probably due to limitations of technology and development cycle, they didn't achieve this level of liveliness and exuberance.

I usually don't like cutscenes in most games, to be very honest, but in this game I couldn't get enough of it. The voice acting, the character animation, especially facial animation, is beyond anything we've come to expect from games in terms of quality, and most games now pale in comparison, seeming lifeless and dull. No wonder some critics said that it "defines next-gen": this game is technically and artistically unparalleled, and it should set a gold standard to be aspired to by all AAA devs in the coming years. Not that most of them will ever achieve something this great, but they should at least aspire to greatness.

It has moments where its writing is at its best the fewer words are used: Geralt and Ciri trashing a certain place was particularly brilliant. But the writing here is among the best a game has ever seen. From my own personal preference, only the writing in Fallout: New Vegas could equal the writing in Wild Hunt. The variety of soundbites in cities and villages, the different personalities ascribed to vendors (a blacksmith mourning his son, an armourer who is not what he seems, a grumpy merchant, etc etc etc)... From the very first quests, the inner life shown by these characters is simply staggering: a lone hunter in the woods, a very minor character, who considers himself a freak, has more inner life than most protagonists in most games out there.

This brings us to the question of empathy. Here we feel such empathy for these characters, even as we know that they are nothing but a complex arrangement of ones and zeroes (technically speaking) and we feel for even the most despicable among them, such as the Bloody Baron. Only in TV series such as The Sopranos and Breaking Bad have I felt such empathy for men whom I would personally loathe if I ever came across them. This is top-notch writing in action. We care for the characters in such a way that it’s hard to hold back the tears at certain points in the story. The only complaint I have, as some others have as well, is that the main villains are not as developed as they could be: Imlerith and Eredin in particular could have been much more interesting, as even minor characters came out more interesting than them. Especially compared to Letho, the villain in Assassins of Kings, the villains here are very flat. It is a minor complaint, though, in the grand scheme of the game.

On to the gameplay. The investigation component, though not exactly innovative, is employed so deftly that it makes for one of the most satisfying elements in the game: finding clues and picking up scents is just fun and it makes you feel like a supernatural detective. I know some players had objections to the combat, but I have no complaints whatsoever. Especially on higher difficulties, it is clever, tactical, challenging and just plain fun. You don't have to mash your buttons or click your mouse to death here, instead you have to pace yourself, prepare for each fight, try to get the right oils and signs and bombs ready. It can be awkward sometimes, but that's a matter of skill. The better you become at combat, the more surgical you can become, which makes it extremely fun and satisfying.

As an RPG, well, purists may argue that The Witcher series in general is not a true RPG because you will always be Geralt of Rivia: you will always be bound and limited by his personality, skills and fighting style. Yes, true enough. But within these bounds there is a freedom to build a character that is unique, not only in the dialogue choices that ultimately impact the story, but in the way you approach the world and what you do with it.

In terms of mechanics, I have had no problems whatsoever. Not a single crash, only some very minor and mildly amusing glitches. As I said before, this game is technically unparalleled. CDPR's engine is the perfect expression of Clarke's third law: advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Apart from some shoddy textures here and there, the game is truly magical in its beauty and scope. It is an open world without invisible walls, where the sky and the oceans are the limits.

The soundtrack is a work of art in itself. For the past two months I've started reading the books while listening to the soundtrack, and it makes for a very satisfying combination. It fills you with longing and transports you to the world of the Witcher while your body sits there in the bus, going to work or wherever. It is that good, seriously.

Flawed as only the greatest masterpieces can be, Wild Hunt is a tour de force to be reckoned with. It is a world built by some of the most creative and innovative minds in the games industry; it is a game carved and handcrafted as a labour of love with only the varnish of commercial value. Wild Hunt redeems the videogame medium; it elevates art and storytelling to a whole new level that we can only hope will come to be imitated, however imperfectly.

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286.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
An absolute masterpiece from start to finish!
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116.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
All I can say is, that The Witcher is to video games, what The Lord of The Rings is to movies. Fantastic story telling, superb voice acting, beautiful graphics, excellent music score, what's not to love about this game? If you have read the books/novels you will find A LOT of references to them, and as the saying goes "the devil is in the details", you will wind lots of wonderful little details that tie into the story on the books.

I would totally recommed this story driven RPG to ANYONE.

1000/10
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299.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
This game is simply the best game ever made in the history of video gaming industry. It takes around 100 hours just to complete main questline, the side quests with epic lore and much more made the game even better. Then DLC blew me away even more with mysterious ending. I can 't wait for Blood and Wine because i know that CDPR will do a great job. Game that could be compared with Witcher 3 doesen 't exist. Overall 11/10, worth every cent!
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52 of 56 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
104.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Adventure that worth hundred hours of your life!
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78 of 98 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
344.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
100/100 This is how games should be.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
127.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This final installment in the witcher series is not only rich in adult fantasy but brimming to the edge with wonderfully fleshed out characters, stories, and adventures. Even the most out of the way side quest is like finding a diamond. I've never had so much fun exploring and oh there is so much to explore in this open world.

The combat takes a bit of getting used to but once you've learned the mechanics its fun to fight and try out different attack strategies depending on your current adversary.

Finally, I hope you have a decent videocard because thisgame is beautiful and would be a shame to experience in anything below high settings.

This is a must own. 10/10.
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46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
298.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
"Radovid sucks flaccid coc­k"
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
181.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Simply one of the best RPGs ever made.

Pros:
  • Gorgeous graphics engines, with an extremely tweakable graphics settings menu. Breathtaking landscapes, excellently modeled characters and monsters. This game looks fantastic, especially if you have a powerful rig.
  • Great combat system, deep customization and a plethora of unique consumable items lets you tailor your abilities and actions to your playstyle.
  • Controls are precise and responsive.
  • Wonderful, immersive storyline. Even some side quests felt like their own adventures.
  • Characters are intelligently written, and brilliantly voice acted.
  • Massive world.
  • Multiple endings, new game+, engaging difficulty modes creates high replayability.
  • Unafriad to tackle difficult themes, presenting you with choices and consequences that are complex and difficult. Instead of the usual: "Are you a good guy, or bad guy?"
  • Expansion Packs:
    • Hearts of Stone: Amazing. Absolutely pick this up. I might actually like this story better than the main campain. It's close. Well worth the money.
    • Blood and Wine: At the time of writing this, blood and wine is not currently out. I will update my review once I beat it.

Neutral:
  • Lots of repeated side content: Monster lairs, bandit camps, hidden treasure, smuggler's caches.

Cons:
  • Can be a bit fetch quest heavy at times.
  • Occassional bugs can disrupt your experience. Though it seems most of them have been ironed out over the last couple patches.
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Recommended
167.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
A masterwork of video game storytelling, great world design, fun combat, and it's just overall incredibly memorable and it very literally NEVER ENDS... even when you beat the main story, you will no doubt still have so much left to do including the expansions.

For some it very likely won't click due to the various systems in place: character progression and the loot.
Honestly, if you go into this with the mindset that it bombards you with skills and phat loot every half hour then you're going to be incredibly disappointed because those might the game's weakest points.

The loot system is a joke and total after thought, clearly added to appease people that love rummaging through every container and chest they see but without realizing that those people need good items every so often and especially for chests that are usually at the end of quest chains. But, I can't even add this as a negative because I stopped caring about loot once I got really into the crafting system as that's where your best items are! So, really, dispel with the notion of this being a loot-a-thon almost immediately or else you're only going to disappoint yourself.

Character progression is a mixed bag for me, I don't pay too much attention to it as the skills are all pretty much fine out of the gate and they'll get buffed from items and runes anyways. The most you want to do is invest in the alchemy tree, really and pop a few points into your preferred signs.

Otherwise, again, dispel any notions you have about levelling up quickly and getting SICK SKILLS every 20 minutes. You get the brunt of your XP from doing quests and contracts, usually helps if said quests or contracts are a level higher than you or the same level as you because otherwise you get jack for XP, especially if it's for doing things that are under your level. The highest amount of XP I think I've ever gotten for killing a random beastie in the wild was about 33 or so, so yeah... don't waste your time killing monsters without a contract that's your level or better.

Those aren't exactly negatives on my end, I'm just laying them out there as a warning to people thinking of getting into the game with the wrong idea about its systems.

Anyways, just about every quest and contract has an interesting little story to tell so absolutely do them eventually when you've stopped caring about just doing them for money or XP. This is the rare completely handcrafted RPG with no randomly generated quests, so you know every one you take will give you a little adventure!

Combat is visceral and satisfying, possibly gets a bit simplistic after a certain period of getting acclimated with it but that never bothered me because, again, it's just so FUN and SATISFYING... especially when you cleave a beastie in half!

The world design is phenomenal with so much detail and love put into every nook and cranny, exploration is greatly rewarded...(just not with very good loot usually[there is the very rare exception however that you might find diagrams you need], to hammer that point home), you get rewarded with well written lore and absolutely beautiful sights.
I love the creature design as well, these are beasts that are animated so well that I'd half expect to see the developers mo-capping actual monsters in any making ofs.

This is easily the best video game I have ever played and will likely KEEP playing for the forseeable future, it's just so easy to get lost in its world and fall in love with its characters. This game made me a fan of the franchise and developer for life.

Highly HIGHLY recommend it, especially for fans of story telling.

Welp, onto the expansions. See you in another 100 hours probably.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
107.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
the more you play other games, the more you love Witcher 3
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
69.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
With the main story line taking around 55 hours to complete (without ANY side story) this game takes my breath away as a modern marvel of gaming history. To spare the extended review i would usually give, to get to the point, this game shows imaculent optimization, beautiful story, and extremely deep characters that you end up almost crying over. Ill admit, this game took me a few hours to get in to, as in the beginnning i felt like i was running all over the place, however, despite that, I became attached to Geralt and Ciri.

Visually the game is stunning, the animations, the character models, they all look so amazing. Along with the beautiful models, the voice acting... the voice acting! it is so good, at times i laughed so hard, and at other times i felt the need to cry. Johnny for example, a little godling you find in novigrad; you first talk to him to find ciri, and he tells you how he took a huge dump right as the sun was rising. Diverse is the word i would say to describe the characters in Witcher 3.

The game has a lot of content NOT for children and i would advise ONLY 17+ TO PLAY. There are countless sex scenes and intense profanity that may not be suitable for all ages. Although the profanity seems almost more immersive, as it gives characters their personality at times, there are even times when you would meet a 10 year old and they would be talking about how they saw a woman with huge tata's (they dont neccesarily say it that way). If you are a parent of a child who loves story and adventure, this game is TONS of excitment, however, as a parent, you might want to play over the game yourself to see the content that you would allow your child to see.

The RPG elements are found greatly in that there is crafting, alchemy, fist fights with random npc's, contant quests (side story as well as main story), hunting contracts, and more. In many games, i find myself skipping all the dialogue and backround, but in Witcher 3, as i collected diarys, informationaly books, and logs, i found myself often reading them to get more immersed into the world of Witcher 3.

As a final note, i would recommend this game to anyone over 17 or 18 because of the mature elements involved *some are skippable, like dialogue, but if you reach a sex scene, it is a bit harder* but i recommend it as one of the best story-rich RPG's out there. As a PC player, i rarely find myself spending more than 25 dollars on a game, but this game is 100% worth the price. The story is amazing, the characters are so richly invested in, and the overall experience is mesmerizing. Everyone needs to try this beautiful game, and i hope you take my review with a grain of salt because after all, my taste is different than other people in the community. Have a great day, and HAVE FUN!
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49 of 81 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
164.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Little girls end badly when they fall in with the wrong crowd - Geralt of Rivia



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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ yeah! Summon the ♥♥♥♥♥es! I could not stop laughing :DD This is absolutely the best game I've ever played.
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