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.
User reviews: Very Positive (5,771 reviews)
Release Date: May 18, 2015

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"A big, beautiful, sprawling action RPG full of rich stories, and suffused with an oppressive darkness."
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May 21

Patch 1.03 is now available!

This update introduces a range of stability and performances ehancements as well as allows users to take advantage of some additional graphics settings.

Please find the detailed list of fixes below:

  • Improves stability in gameplay and the UI
  • Improves performance especially in cutscenes and gameplay
  • Fixes grass and foliage popping that could occur after density parameters were changed
  • Improves Nvidia Hairworks performance
  • Boosted texture anisotropy sampling to 16x on Ultra preset
  • Sharpen Post-process settings extended from Off/On to Off/Low/High
  • Blood particles will now properly appear after killing enemies on the water
  • Corrects a bug where player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs
  • Improves menu handling
  • Corrects an issue with Stamina regeneration while sprinting
  • Fixes a cursor lock issue that sometimes occcured when scrolling the map
  • Generally improves world map focus
  • Improves input responsiveness when using keyboard
  • Corrects some missing translations in the UI
  • Corrects an issue in dialogue selections
  • Rostan Muggs is back
  • Minor SFX improvements

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About This Game

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 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
128 of 133 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Honestly this game is brilliant. I'm 30 hours in and feel like I have not even started yet. The maps are huge, and quite intimidating. There are lots of things to see and places to explore. Sometimes randomly exploring places you will find a hidden letter or item that leads you on a new quest. Speaking of quests, the secondary ones tie in beautifully with the main story and feel like they have meaning and purpose behind them. The visuals are stunning, especially if you have a rig capable of using HairWorks and HBAO+ to their full potential. The day/night cycle on top of the changing weather conditions really engross you in the world. The sound, both ambient and effects, are all awe inspiring. Just listening to the wind blow the trees, the village sounds of hammer on steel and axe on wood, even the gentle noises your horse makes as you travel is just very immersing.

The story telling is one of the major positives for me personally. All the NPC’s really come alive with the texture and detail on their faces, CD Projekt RED did a great job with that. The voice acting is great, much better than Witcher 2 and feels far more professional. All of the conversation options are well thought out, and there are plenty of decisions with some severe consequences depending on the way you play it. If you import a Witcher 2 save, you will have a few surprises and reappearances as well.

Combat is solid, it takes a little practice to get to grips with the dodging, parrying, and when to use the signs effectively, but once you work it out you will love fighting some mobs. The skill tress are varied and in-depth, and you can really tailor your play style by equipping/unequipping specific skills for different scenarios. Using mutagens to further develop and buff your abilities.

There is so much more I could talk about like Gwent, the card game, bartering/intimidation mechanics, boat sailing, all the crafting and potions, but you need to play it yourself to really appreciate it. Hopefully with further updates and user mods the game will continue to improve and evolve.

There are not many negatives, mostly performance related which, as of writing, a lot of have been fixed already with v1.03.
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230 of 286 people (80%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
- Finds an abandoned village which is overrun by Ghouls.
- Decides to deal with them and save the village.
- Dies once beacuse my horse kicked me.
- Manages to save the village later and everyone moves in.
- Talks to a peasant who says “Thank you Geralt, for everything.” and “Godspeed your work!”
- Then as I turn around to get on my horse he silently says "Freak" and spits.

11/10 would liberate villagers to be called freak again.
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433 of 573 people (76%) found this review helpful
492 people found this review funny
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Just saw 2 rabbits having sex.

10/10
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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
By now, you've read many small reviews praising the game, and some highlighting the flaws as well (since there is no perfect game). But there's one thing that needs to be said about high profile RPGs like this one, something that many others ultimately falls short on that The Witcher 3 picks up, even holding it high above its head as if in triumph.

That is, side quests are actually worth the time , not only in the experience and/or money you gain from participating in, but that the smaller stories are actually engaging. Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most profound example of 2014 in terms of terrible and boring chores, so mundane, so devoid of life or purpose they shouldn't even be regarded as side quests. There's no gathering quests and cookie cutter "Kill X of Y, and return to Z" style missions; every small deviation from the main road feel like smaller roads, with attention to detail. The lore of the game is just that robust.
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98 of 130 people (75%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
81.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
How my map looks:
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Yeah I am never gonna finish this game..........
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103 of 143 people (72%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Out of the hundreds of games I've played, this one is in the top 5 easily.

Sets new standard for rpgs. 11/10
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
usually when I play a game (even my favorites) I feel the need to find stopping points just to have a break. I have played this game for 3 days straight and haven't been bored for a second.
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
As a fan of The Witcher series since the first one, I have to say this game does not only met my already high and super hyped expectations, but exceeded it. A true testament on how the developer has matured in this genre and one of the strong contenders in it.

I thought there was a bug after I finished my first Witcher contract to kill a Noonwraith and her trophy head is not showing on Roach. Literally facepalmed myself when I googled the issue and found " Since the Noonwraith is a ghost, it doesn't really have a physical head to display. So Geralt carries the trophy in a brown bag"

Would have my face melted by Noonwraith and running around town carrying brown paper bag full of "ghost" material again. 10/10
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This is the best game I have ever played in my entire life on this miserable conglomeration of rocks spiraling around a depressingly hot cauldron of light elements which is rotating along the outskirts of a chaotic system with a World-Ender at its center that is wondering aimlessly throughout the inky blackness of space towards an eventual merger with another listlessly drifting creature with an insatiable hunger that knows no depths.

Also, I'm trying to have sex with all of the Witches of the Lodge before this trilogy is over. Wish me luck.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This is the best RPG I've played for many years. The open world is huge, characters are deep and well developed, you can feel this world is breathing. There are many things to do - main story, side quests, witcher bounties, brawling, Gwent (great mini-game!), horse racing and exploration of the world. You can't tell the quality difference between the main story and side quests, because they're both really well made. I recommend this game to every RPG fan out there, especially for people who like a mix of fantasy and real life struggles full of things such as conflicts and omnipresent intrigue.
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
11/10 best game

played 24 hours of this game and not even done 2 of the story missions
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This game is like a drug, you want more and more.
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
It's even better than Shrek.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This game is Skyrim on steroids x100. I've never had such joy whilst playing a video game in years.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
GOTY
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Played this game love it! Tried to save someone from some elves sliced off his arm instead!
Did a quest saw a human and a wraith make out! saw rabbits doing the freaky!


Now in all serousness this game is amazing don't listen to all the nay sayers saying OMG a graphic reduce that
is going to totally ruin the game! it wont and the game still looks stunning and this game is well optimized
especially the newest update 1.0.3 im running i 770 2gbVram and the game runs amazing with everything high to ultra
except for the hair physics.

Pros
-Great story so far
-So so many side quests
-Tons of Points Of Intrests
-16 Free DLC
-25$ DLC to add way more promise of more gameplay and so far the game already delivers
-Choices really change the outcome of a mission
-One of the first releases that released with only minor bugs

Cons
-Wish there was a button to press to enable to where you just walk and not run all the time outside
i mean come on the game is so beautiful you don't want to run outside most of the time you want to walk and enjoy the view
-More smooth controller support


Summery
In conclusion i HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone that has the specs to run it. Its a great game that i still haven't finished yet but so much opportunity in the land so much to see and so filled with life everywhere i turn i see something else that catches my attention and i blow off the current quest i'm doing to go see what it is. so much to do such a great game i have no idea why people are calling it a horrible game because it is not!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Without a doubt the best RPG I've ever played. The open-world atmosphere is unparalleled, all of the characters are interesting and have their own stories to tell, missable side-quests could very well be part of the main campaign, the addictive "Gwent" card game should be its own standalone game, and the systems it implores are plenty and very deep.

I rarely ever go off the beaten path in open-world games, but I found myself completely ignoring the main quest because the side activities felt so meaningful. The world CDPR created is downright gorgeous, and you can tell they hand-crafted a vast majority it, as it truly feels like an interconnected world. Despite talks of a downgrade, the game is a stunner. I often find myself stopping to just admire the surroundings. The world itself doesn't revolve around you, and will continue to move on without your direct intervention. There's a lot more going on than what you see and experience. You'll see trees swaying, the weather constantly changing, animals and monsters milling around, and caves and hidden areas filled with treasure, and all of them combine to create a very convincing world. Also, the facial animations are top-notch, and make the characters feel alive. Never have I seen such a wide variety of expressed emotions in a video game characters before. It's astounding.

Like the Witcher 1 and 2, what makes this game stand out is its lack of black and white decisions. No matter what you choose, your decisions will have consequence whether that be a positive or negative, and this is what makes the world feel so compelling. The completion of side-quests linger after you play, and some are even connected to the main plot. The side-quests don't feel like throwaway quests, and the characters you encounter are all intriguing.

Combat is actually very enjoyable despite what others have said, and truly shines when you master the mechanics. You have a variety of tools at your disposal: parrying, dodging, signs, bombs, potions, crossbows, and of course Geralt's Silver and Steel swords. Like in Dark Souls, enemies have predictable movesets, so dodging out of their way comes down to proper timing. However, I found myself fighting with the camera especially in larger groups, and Geralt's animation can be a bit unpredictable, but it's fun being able to look in your bestiary to find out what the monster is weak to and to prepare accordingly.

Gwent is also the best mini-game ever. It's a card-collecting game where you'll challenge over NPCs. Its mechanics are simple to understand, but here's a lot there to master as well.

Performance is also a hit-or-miss. I found several areas where the FPS dropped significantly and parts where stuttering grew to be a minor issue. However, none of them proved to tarnish the overall experience, and I'm sure will be fixed with future drivers and game patches. You won't be encountering load screens as often, and even when you do, they're short.

All in all, one of the best games I've ever played and the best RPG I've had a chance to try. At first, it may feel overwhelming to be introduced to so many different systems as once, but when you get the hang of it, it all gels together. It's a very long game, and you'll without a doubt need to set aside time to finish this quest.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
(This is about me beating up helpless devs because they couldn't perfect one of the biggest AAA games ever even though I enjoy the game, and its brilliant, because I can. Don't read if you don't want that)
Played about 16 hours, I enjoy the game, the biggest gripe I have being certain glitches.
Might get patched, but the jumping mechanics in this game are really broken in non-linear areas, such as cities. I got my way into a place I assume I wasn't supposed to be in and then, spent 10 minutes looking for a way out, until I decided there was not one and fazed up a birdcage by spamming the jump button and flew out. Other problems include objects spawning in, such as pikes and spears, before the people holding them did, finding a random floating wooden sword, and seeing the fabled flying warg. Only really one that ruined my experience. Besides that, one quest with no specific objective (not a glitch) is really nonsensical in a way I have to find a massive beast that apparently can tear off a horses head, yet upon perusing the signs in the area, whaddaya know, not a single ♥♥♥♥ given. Same with innkeepers, peasants and the like. My friend also has trouble with lag apparently, though not much(?) Also it destroys my time.
I literally listed, just then, all the bad things I can think of, which kinda shows its a pretty great game. I enjoy playing it.

EDIT: I found a mission, a guy died, for some reason I felt alot worse about it than I did the story missions, decided to try another way, and then felt guilty about it. And he DIED ANYWAY.
:(
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
KUR WA!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
One of the best games they made so fare. Combat system is great. Nice open world. Nice clean graphics getting 90 plus fps all ultra setting gaming on 4k 2160p. Good story. This game has it all. Definitely recommended!
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