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!


  • Vimme Vivaldi is now sporting a fresh look.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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

    • 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
    • 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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243 of 255 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
290.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This game was made with love for the arts. From the thousands of voice overs and questline branches to the main storyline I have been completley blown away by it. DLC the size of entire games by themselves, it goes on forever! I don't need to write a lengthy review as most have already done it for me. I'm just adding my support to the numbers. I highly suggest playing this if you have ever loved rpgs and storylines. The combat is done well enough to enjoy and I suggest you ignore those handfull of people who spend time on the forums saying otherwise. This is a must buy. You are cheating youself if you don't.
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151 of 168 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
107.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This is not just a game, this is art.
Developers took such a great care of it and turned it into a real masterpiece.
There is no need to praise this game for long hence endless list of awards Witcher 3 received speaks for itself.
Do not wait and get involved today!

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140 of 166 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
129.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
The Definition of RPG
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165 of 205 people (80%) found this review helpful
308 people found this review funny
191.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Had to give Ciri to the Wild Hunt in order to pay off my gwent debt.
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147 of 196 people (75%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
180.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
Best game I ever played since Skyrim
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
217.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
thats not a review this is a statemant.

In the last 21 years of videogames is Witcher 3 "one" of the best RPG games I have ever played.
It is not a game it is an experience.

and after 137hours I was not yet in skellige to search Ciri :D
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
129.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to hand out superlatives like "best". Normally whenever you try to unpack "best", it's normally hard to quantify, or at worst, empty rhetoric.

That's why I was so surprised with myself. Around ten hours into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a question popped into my head. "Is this the best game I've ever played?" I tried to dismiss it, re-frame it into something more subjective, but the question wouldn't go away. So I decided, "what the hell, I'll finish the game and ask myself that question again."

Now that I've finished the story, well... I think it is. From start to finish, Witcher 3 stands a full head and shoulders above every RPG I've played in almost every metric that matters to me. It has the most fully realized open world I've ever experienced. Its story and characters are deep and compelling. The game is immersive in ways I still can hardly believe. Its visuals are breathtaking, the music is fantastic. The amount of content--meaningful content, not flavorless side quests--is staggering.

The World
The current trend in open-world games seems to be using procedural generation to offer playable areas that are more than anyone could successfully explore in a lifetime. But I'm sure you've played a few games that promise this and deliver a world that's wide as the ocean and shallow as a puddle. Witcher 3 is the opposite of this. Every inch of Velen, Novigrad, and Skellige that you encounter is lovingly crafted. This is one of the only games I've played besides Elder Scrolls games where you can literally set off in a random direction and find self-sustaining adventure.
tl;dr: better game than no man's sky/10

The main story is fantastic. The world of the Witcher is noticeably cynical, and the game uses this to its advantage. The story's conflict hinges around very adult fears and uses very adult themes to drive these points home. You spend the vast majority of the game looking for Ciri, Geralt's adopted daughter. She's not held in some magic crystal, trapped but otherwise safe--you don't know what's happened to her, all you can do is search and hope for the best.
The characters you meet, both supporting characters and general NPCs, are excellent. They're well-written, well-voiced, and well-animated, and it's a joy listening to them and hearing more about their stories.
The story is branching, but the amazing part is that I can't tell you by how much. Normally, it's readily apparent in games with choices where exactly the story branches, but this game does an excellent job at hiding the seams. The consequences of your decisions aren't readily apparent until sometimes hours of playtime after you make them.
tl;dr: feels/10

I read reviews before buying this, and people kept saying the game was "immersive".
I didn't believe that at first, but after playing the game, I can confirm that it's the strongest point of the game. You really do feel like Geralt of Rivia, an itinerant monster slayer who often gets wrapped up in things larger than the Path he walks. You feel like you have his powers--superhuman senses, reflexes, and an encyclopedic knowledge of supernatural monsters that the commonfolk only know in myths.
The game is huge on player agency, allowing you to use what you know to solve problems as best you can. It's hard not to feel immersed when you're using your Witcher Senses to identify distant threats by sound.
Immersive Narrative
After you've played a lot of games that allow you to make decisions, you start recognizing tropes. "If you unlock a special dialogue option, take it--nothing bad will happen." "If someone tells you they're misunderstood, they normally are." Very early in the game, I let rules like this influence my decision, and the game slapped my wrist for it. I blinked, but I didn't listen and tried again on a more major plot point. The game punched me in the ♥♥♥♥. After that, I stopped trusting people at face value. I became willing to refuse people who I thought were lying to me. I started making decisions as Geralt of Rivia, instead of someone playing a video game. I almost always play RPGs as Neutral Good, doing what I think is right and helping everyone I possibly can whether they deserve it or not. The fact that a game could make me change this is absolutely massive.
tl;dr: i'm a witchman/10

I already talked about how much there is to do in the world, but it deserves a special mention that this game is priced at $50. My total runtime for completion of the main story quest and maybe 60-70% of sidequests and exploration was around 120 hours. None of that time was grinding for money, experience, anything of the sort--just pure adventure. I've played AAA games for $60 that didn't have 1/4th the content this one does. Not to mention, the myriad of free DLC the game comes with, and the absolutely massive expansion packs that I've, at the time of this writing, just barely dipped my toes in. It really boggles the mind and makes you wonder what some of these other video game companies even think they're doing. After playing this game, if it was priced at $90 or even $100, I'd still say it was worth it. And I didn't even mention Gwent.
tl;dr: i owe CD Projekt Red money/10

The game is beautiful and runs exceptionally. I don't normally focus on graphics because it's more important to me that a game have a defined visual style, but Witcher 3 has one and it's beautiful. The music is excellent as well, carrying the desperation of life in Velen, the somber song of Skellige, and the carefree life (for some) of Novigrad.

This is the only part of the game that doesn't sparkle as brightly. It almost doesn't feel fair to say that, as combat in this game is very good, it just didn't dazzle me like the rest. I began to outlevel the foes I'd encounter while exploring, which trivialized combat. The game has a very good crafting and skill system to bolster your combat, but when the combat itself didn't stress me, I didn't feel much of a need to come up with clever solutions to problems. I've upped the difficulty for my playthrough of the expansions, so if I need to adjust this section later, I will.

All in all, this game is a masterwork. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes RPGs even a little bit. And for the foreseeable future, if anyone asks me what the best game I've ever played is, I will say the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
155.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Thanks You CDR Project, for giving me great game..
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
281.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Since playing this I have a legit fear that there won't be any game like this anymore.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
What can I say about this masterpiece that hasnt already been said? Beat the main story on PS4 and was considering getting the DLC when I noticed it was cheaper to buy the whole thing on Steam and Im so glad I did, I got to live out my adventure all over again. 60 odd hours into my second playthrough and Im roughly a third of the way through. Probbably my favourite game out at the moment and I dont see that changing any time soon.
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125.5 hrs
Posted: October 28
The best open-world RPG I've played. Nice looking graphics without needing a super-computer, a good story if you don't completely forget what's going on when you get distracted by the numerous side-quests, and unlike many other RPGs the side-quests and locations all feel unique. Unlike lots of other games, the Witcher 3 is definitely complete without the expansions, but the expansions add tons of extra content and are 100% worth the full price. With the expansions it took me ~125 hours to complete most of the game on the second hardest difficult without ever having to play gwent, which I still don't understand at all (card games aren't my thing).
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62.6 hrs
Posted: October 28
It's so good that you should stop reading this review and play it.
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28.5 hrs
Posted: October 28
I'm not a big fan of open world games, finding them too filled with repetitive gameplay mechanics and boring design processes. I don't care I can pick flowers or find tin cans in an area the size of South America. Most of these types of games are written blandly as well. HOWEVER, WItcher 3 gets past these breaking points (just don't treasure hunt on the Skellige seas) by having an AMAZING story, fantastic and unique character interactions and dialogs, incredible animation, side quests that are interesting, and fun and challenging combat mechanics.

Look, Witcher 3 is really one of the best games around. It is likely (since I haven't played them all) THE best open-ish world rpg - surpassing things like Skyrim (what a bland repetitious pile) or Dragon Age Inquisition (Dragon Age, but now with MMO Fetch Quests instead of interesting things) or that cruddy one where you're a hacker in Chicago or something (I mean, Sleeping Dogs and STALKER were great, but come on). If you want to play a large, wonderfully written, compellingly character-driven, logical and well designed open world rpg with (granted, not Dark Souls' - it's more Arkham than DS) fun combat mechanics then The Witcher 3 is the way to go here.

CDPr did such a great job making Witcher 3 gorgeous and fun. I thought Witcher 1 was really good for its time, and WItcher 2 was a fantastic game well worth playing even now, but Witcher 3 stands on the shoulders of giants and midgets alike, leaving it towering over almost any other game, overall.
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309.9 hrs
Posted: October 28
10/10 best card game ever.

Oh and there's also a monster hunter minigame in there
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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 28
awesome !
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Tussie Mussie
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 28
I bought it on PS4 because my PC cannot carry this game.
1. Extremely attentive to details, such as forklores, glossary, etc.
2. Stunning graphics. Much more vibrant in color as compared to Skyrim
3. Lots of stuffs to explore. Not the typical rinse-and-repeat bounty missions you get from a farmer asking you to kill some wolves miles away. Every mission is fun.
4. Options in dialogue that really matter and there is no best option
5. Maps of immense size

1. Might take some times to familiarize with the control mechanics. Maybe only applicable for PS4
2. Super additive. Once start playing, prepare playing for several hours without even noticing it
3. Why only half-naked?
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45.4 hrs
Posted: October 28
I don't have any words to express... 10/10 Fantastic game!!!
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67.0 hrs
Posted: October 28
Great game that got me into the book series as well!

I encountered a lot of bugs later in my gameplay but nothing unbearable.
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Pau Kaya
41.7 hrs
Posted: October 28
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45.8 hrs
Posted: October 28
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