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 (6,133 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
84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game is a masterpiece. It is possible that it is the greatest rpg game ever. Side quests are not boring, the game world is huge, weapons are great and combat although has some minor problems, is glorious. No game is perfect, this game has some problems, but the combination of great atmosphere, depth story, attention to details, quest diversity, sound, voice acting, music, monsters, weapons, armors, storms, Roach (the Horse) and of course the best mini game I have ever encounter in a video game : Gwent. All of this plus dozens of other great things add up and to give 10/10 masterpiece.
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83 of 108 people (77%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
69.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Sold CS:GO knife for this RPG masterpiece
10/10
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I liked taking walks to watch the sunrise and sunset before I purchased this game. Now I just bask in the beautiful sun rising and setting over the Northern Realm.
100/10

Seriously, this game is ridiculously good. It definitely sets apart from other games in RPG. Actually in my honest opinion, this game should be a genre of its own. The story telling is ineffably amazing! Even the decisions you made in Witcher 2 can alter the universe in Witcher 3. That's just mind blowing. I am definitely going to finish Witcher 2 after completing Witcher 3, then replay Witcher 3 with the saved files and see how different Witcher 3 will be.

The quests in this game are always changing and exciting. I am a big fan of RPGs and have played several RPGs including Skyrim, Fallout, etc. but have always felt the stories were not captivating enough. I fell in love with this game after putting in 10-15 hours doing main and supplementary quests, slaying monsters on easy mode as I picked up the game mechanics. I have put in now 50 hours into the game over the past 5 days and have never felt bored or repetitive, and I don't even think I am halfway through the game yet. Each quest has a storyline that really hooks and connects you to the universe of the Witcher series whether it's a main quest or a side quest. Heck, I've done some quests that literally feature everything you can think of - slaying vampire, drunken sex with a transgendered elf (accidental of course), staging a play, watching somebody performing an autopsy, and many many more.

Lastly, I am no English major but I find the writing in this game sensational! Reading glossary on different characters and monsters and listening attentively to the dialogue are extremely satisfying and enjoyable. Even the love letter you looted from a corpse or note collected from a throng of bandits are worthwhile to read thoroughly. And who freaking knew there could be so many kinds of monsters - specters, ogroids, insectoids, draconids, etc. After this game if there ever was an apocalypse, I definitely will be the monster slayer guru.

If you are still for some reason wondering whether to pick up this game, I hope you'll find this review helpful. I seriously think this game is worth a lot more than $60 and I was happy to pre-order this game for $54. I am definitely picking up the DLCs.

TLDR: Game is amazingly well-written through both main and side quests. Game developers were very thorough. Pick up this game.

Now back to applying for jobs.
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
16 hours of sex

hell ...even 2 rabits have sex
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game is awesome and this review is pointless :/
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Highly addictive 28 hours in and i still feel like i have barely scratched the surfvace of what the game has to offer.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
awesome game feels like skyrim and i had 0 crash and no bugs at all what eles YOU need !
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Took me about 40 hours complete the main story. that is with just a couple of side quests and Witcher contracts, But not once have i been bored in the time i have played.
This might be the best game that i have ever played, no This is the best game i have ever played.
With a fantastic story and a beautiful world with detail beyond imagination.
I feel that this game is more than worthy of a score of 10/10
This is an absolute must buy.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
It took me 22 hours to figure out how to hire hookers.


But now I know how to hire hookers
10/10

+2 For Triss boobs
12/10
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35 of 55 people (64%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
35.7 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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
The best game i have ever played! performance wise too, 60 fps on everything set on high and it looks beautiful! you don't get dedication in games like this often don't miss out playing it
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
A game that made me feel bad about helping orphans escape from crones that were going to butcher them. Screw you Witcher 3!
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38 of 67 people (57%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
KUR WA!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
After saving a troll from a monster attack, I received an elf's head from him as a reward.
I proceeded to sell the head to the nearest merchant (he didn't blink an eyelash), then realized the troll is nicer to me then the villagers I just saved from a monster infestation, who spit at me and call me a freak.
I'll never get an experience like that from a BioWare game.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
My journey so far in The Witcher 3.

Flower-picking Simulator 2015.

Found a Relic armor, wear it and think i'm tough.
Drowners beat the sh!t out of me in few hits.

Found a Place of Power, about to harness it.
Bear comes out from no where, land a hit, i died.
Go make all the bombs I could make.
Blow the sh!t out of that place.
Hasta la vista bear bear!

Boobs.

Beat bandits's asses so I can keep throwing swords into the shop.

Drink alcohol and fight like drunken master.

Pan seeker.

Quen - fight - eat - kite - repeat.

Found a poor old man, ask him to play Gwent so I can snag a few coin from the poor.
His cards are like Yugi-OH!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
GOTY
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
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Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Genre: Open-world Action RPG
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
Copy bought for review purpose

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the final instalment in The Witcher franchise and is developed and published by CD PROJEKT RED. This is not a biased review, because I love the books and played to completion the previous two games.

STORY
After the invasion of the Northern Realms by Nilfgaard, the witcher Geralt of Rivia sets out on a quest to find his lost love Yennefer of Vengerberg and their protege Ciri, the Child of Destiny. Saying more of this will spoil the entire game. But compared to the previous entries, the strongest point of the game are the side quests.

GRAPHICS
Even though the graphics have been "downgraded", the game looks really beautiful, with great weather effects, fluid animations, gorgeous hair physics, growing beard and incredibly detailed and varied environments. The game is beautiful, especially if your gaming rig can run it at Ultra settings.

GAMEPLAY
COMBAT
The combat is an improved version of the first game: the control are responsive, it is really satisfying to cut a drowner in half or to burn a soldier alive. This time around you also have a crossbow with unlimited bolts, and each time that you meditate items like bombs and potions restore. Now that's amazing.
HORSE RIDING
Probably my favourite addition to the game. The horse Roach controls really well, his stamina recovers really fast and you deal extra damage when attacking enemies while riding it. Enemies also tend to miss you while riding, but I don't know if it's a bug or just skills.
CUSTOMIZATION
You can fully upgrade Geralt, his weapons and Roach by buying new armours, saddlebags, blinders and swords. This time around the Inventory is easier to navigate through, and the Skill Tree has been heavily changed: you can buy skills to then equip them as you go along, and you can add a mutagen to improve said skills if it matches the colour.
SIDE ACTIVITIES
Plenty of things to do: fist fights, horse races, playing the card game Gwent, saving villagers, destroying monster nests, finding shrines, eliminating monsters from settlements... You will spend a lot of time doing everything but the main quest.

CHALLENGE
As usual, the game is challenging, but the improved controls and targeting system make things less frustrating when battling normal foes. But the real deal is killing big monsters like Griffins, Shriekers, Werewolfs and many more. The game is more accessible than the previous two, and if you have beaten TW2 I recommend starting on Hard difficulty, otherwise yoi will breeze through the game without problems.

SOUND
The voice acting is phenomenal, as always. The score is one of the best ones I've ever heard, and it makes slaying monsters really satisfying and fulfilling. The sound effects are also really nice, even though sometimes the sound from a sword slash doesn't play.

REPLAYABILITY
Over 200 hours of gameplay, plus free DLC, plus two expansions that will add more places to explore and quests to complete, as well as different choices that change the outcome of many parts of the game make this a game that will last for many years to come.

I love this game. It is one of my favourite games of all time. I love the story, the side quests, the combat, the depth and the horse riding. If you like RPGs, The Elder Scrolls, fantasy games, open world games or simply video games in general, you will fall in love with it.

Story: 10
Graphics: 9
Gameplay: 10
Challenge: 9
Sound: 9.5
Replayability: 10

ENJOYMENT: 10
FRUSTRATION: 6

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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
A universe that should be compared to the likes of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and *insert one of your favourite fantasy universes*. It is dark, it is dangerous, but most importantly it feels complete.

I was hooked in to the story so much so that I had to find Ciri as fast as I could, which took me around 45 hours. Considering it also took me 2 and a half days to finish, you might have an idea how obsessed I was.

For those that didn't play the previous games and don't know about the books, Ciri, might not hook you guys in as much. Although once you get to know her, you'll care.

If my opinion changes after my second run, I will update this post. Also most of the problems with performance and crashes seem to be fixed with 1.03.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This game is definitely the best in the trilogy.

The beautiful world is very large and populated with tons of interesting characters. The majority of the time I find myself exploring this vast environment on horseback and stumbling across nests of monsters or hidden treasures, rather than questing. When I am not exploring I find myself constantly challenging NPC's to Gwent, a very addicting collectible card game along the lines of Hearthstone.

The story is very interesting and really draws you in right from the start. The side quests range from really challenging, such as monster hunts, to really amusing, such as searching for a man's lost goat.

My only complaint with this game is the controls, they are pretty ♥♥♥. They combat will take a lot of getting used to for most people.

I feel like Iv'e barely scratched the surface of this game. I would recommend it for any fan of RPG's.

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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Couldn't find a stable rating for the Witcher 3.

5 hours played: 8/10
10 hours played: 9/10
15 hours played: 10/10
20 hours played: 11/10

Still playing...
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