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 (6,412 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
185 of 205 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 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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210 of 269 people (78%) found this review helpful
128 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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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
57.5 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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76 of 92 people (83%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
64 hours

far from finished

cant stop

pls send help
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90 of 129 people (70%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
16 hours of sex

hell ...even 2 rabits have sex
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.2 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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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
For me it's the best Single Player game, what I ever played.

Storyline - 10/10
Story is presented in a very nice form. In most of the dialogue you can choose what to say. We have many ways to pass the mission. We can do it quietly or killing everyone. Each mission is interesting and different than earlier. The story is for 20h game without sidequests. We also have mini games like cards (Gwent).

Gameplay - 9/10
Beautiful world giving many opportunities for the player. We can explore caves, forests, mountains, helping peoples and doing much more things. The map is 30 times bigger than in the previous part. Crafting and Alchemy are more important, we also can upgrade swords, armors and signs. These sandbox gives many, many opportunities. Fight feeling is pleasant. Sometimes we are blocking on a small obstacle but in comparison to other games it is not very annoying.

Characters - 10/10
Each character has its own charm. Characters are well matched to the storyline and to the environment. We can decide who will be our enemy and who is our friend. We also can choose the path of the main character. Character (mainly Geralt's) and monsters doing really great feeling, details are amazing.

Graphics - 10/10
Graphics in this game is amazing. Even the smallest details are well refined, for example when we move the grass moves with us. Graphics capabilities used in 100%. The movement of water clouds are very well refined, falling leaves, changing weather make a huge impression.

Sounds - 10/10
Music and ambient sounds in this game is great fits. We can listen medieval music which is selected for each moment of the game. Animals noises are natural. The monsters sounds are really threatening. Character voices are well selected and fit into personalities.

Overall - 10/10
If you are thinking about purchase this game, if you like open world and action RPG games, I would recommend these game for you, and I guarantee a lot of fun comes from that game. These game is masterpiece.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
32.3 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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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
It's Dragon Age: Inquisition's older sister that actually knows how to suck a ♥♥♥♥ right.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
28.6 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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54 of 84 people (64%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game is awesome and this review is pointless :/
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I'm currently playing the PS4 version and I'm pretty sure I'll beat it through on PC again.
Question is, what on earth do those players who give negative reviews want???????????????????????????
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.3 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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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
7 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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
CDProjekt Red's most ambitious game to date...

The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt is the conclusion in the trilogy of the Witcher IP series, and arguably represents CDPR's most ambitious project thus far, taking the lessons learned from the first two games and applying them to the Wild Hunt, creating a large, mostly open world role-playing experience where your choices both large and small will matter. Where morality and consequence will have a telling effect on your experience, and where no single choice is always seen as the "best" choice. Full playthroughs of the game clock in at 50-100 hours, and whilst time constraints mean if I wanted to do such a playthrough -and- review the game right the way through I'd not be able to write anything for a few weeks, what I've elected to do is a OCD clearout of the opening zone, which gives a good feeling of "what is to come", and also gives a good idea of what you can expect from the gameplay and graphics and the like.

The burning question...

Everyone has seen the VGX footage by now, the absolutely captivating scenery, the high detail, fantastically furnished terrain, the incidental artistry that made it look like we'd be getting an experience that in terms of art and design would blow the predecessor "Assassins of Kings" right out of the water. Then we get close to release, in game footage comes out and what we actually begin to see is that the textures have been substantially downgraded, the details and geometry have been altered, LOD has taken a massive hit in areas (including the use of the old graphic trick of distant fogging to reduce the render budget), and overall, the whole experience feels like it's lost a lot of the fidelity.

With the 1.0 release, the criticisms came out thick and fast, and CDPR initially denied that there was a "downgrade", opting instead to keep quiet and work on patches to deal with stability, recently they've finally come out and accepted it by way of mea culpa. Presumably because of the fact that there's a Digital Foundry article due soon that would pretty definitively mean they'd have no way to excuse themselves by that point. So now it's damage limitation. The question then is - How big a downgrade is it? First, let's deal with my system specs and my settings :

I run a core i5-4670 (haswell), 16 Gig of Corsair Vengeance ram at DDR3-1600, and an EVGA GTX 770, nothing overclocked, but this system is a good testbed for new games. As of 1.03 I can run the game at 1080p at 60fps, though not a lock at that framerate, at ultra for most settings EXCEPT for HairFX, which as expected wrecks framerates across the board.

The texturing as of 1.03 with sharpening set to max is a mixed bag, in places it's genuinely high quality, in others it reminds me of those crayola drawings you might have seen with "My first brick texture", with no bump or normal mapping. There's an inconsistency present that implies that either there's a serious chunk of work to do with fixing various elements, or that CDPR decided to skimp on texturing where they thought players would not pay serious attention to and just focussed on areas where players would likely be present. Grass and foliage is a mess, it's made of flat textures that can clip the geometry and other decals as well as other items, compared to the VGX footage it's a long, long way back from the highly detailed, low clip texturing that was present. Again, this is stuff that can likely be improved with future patches but right now it's a step down from what was expected.

"From a distance" the game does look genuinely impressive, but get up close and the details fall apart. This is an open world that's been created using watercolour brushes, and that's a problem for people used to the details of say GTA V, where you can go down onto ground level and there's a lot of incidental detail going on.

The life of Witchery, poverty, and brutishness...

The gameplay also, is something of a mixed bag, both in terms of combat and in terms of inventory manipulation. First and foremost you're now initially limited to three of a given potion, much like estus flasks in Dark Souls, and you can only refill them by meditating, more to the point, you tend to use these "on the fly" as opposed to preparing and using them up during meditation. Gone are a lot of the longer term things like using a mix of potions before a major fight and balancing your toxicity before engaging, now toxicity raises and lowers in a dynamic that is based more on consumable timing (in a bit like estus usage). This might be me donning my PC Master Race flag at this point but the game definitely feels like it's been blunted for the console crowd. A lot of the refined approaches in "Assassins of Kings" have been simplified to make it more accessible, and not in the good way.

The overall feel is a game that seems more 'hurried' in all aspects, there's more speed in the combat, there's more "rush rush rush" when you're fighting, and a lot of the thoughtful elements in the moment to moment play have been pared back because the console crowd might find it a bit too hard figuring out why you'd want Cat for a specific area and Tawny Owl for another and preparing accordingly.

Yet despite this, there's still hope...

The big redeeming feature of the Wild Hunt is the roleplay, I can forgive a lot when the writing and the voice acting and the story is as good as the Witcher has become. Assassins of Kings was one of my top picks at the time for it's brilliant story depth and flexibility, and the Wild Hunt definitely shows off the heritage proudly, allowing you to continue in that vein, with choices that already seem to hint at consequences down the line, even in what is supposed to be the "tutorial" area.

But then there's the price...

Fifty Quid. Nope. So much nope. If you didn't pre-order it and manage to save on it. Or you've got a friend who can source it cheaper through the global markets, so much nope. It's good, but it's not Fifty Quid good. I know there's a push by AAA developers and publishers to raise the price of big budget games up to the level of PS4 and Xbox console prices but get real, this is the internet, and we're not going to pay that for a game that's still not bug free, that -did- suffer the downgrade, and ultimately is a mixed bag overall compared to Assassins of Kings.

Verdict : Recommended, but not at £50, wait for it to come down to a more reasonable price

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38 of 65 people (58%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
41.0 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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31 of 52 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Dialogue/story, atmosphere, combat and graphics are all absolutely incredible.

This WILL go down as one of the best RPG's of all time.

10/10 for the witcher, Geralt of rivia!
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