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Release Date: Oct 12, 2015

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Hearts of Stone is the first official expansion pack for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- an award-winning role-playing game set in a vast fantasy open world.

Professional monster slayer is hired to deal with a ruthless bandit captain who possesses the power of immortality.
Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. This expansion to “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” packs over 10 hours of new adventures, introducing new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance and a brand new storyline shaped by your choices.

SOME MONSTERS ARE BORN, OTHERS ARE MADE

Features


Continue the journey of a professional monster slayer.
Level up Geralt with more witcher work and acquire custom equipment!
  • Defeat your foes using a variety of new weapons and enchanted artifacts.
  • Level up even further by fulfilling new monster contracts and battling unique enemies.
  • Enjoy some leisure time playing with new gwent cards, or engage in a new romantic relationship.

Face An Immortal Enemy.
Hired by the Merchant of Mirrors, Geralt is tasked with overcoming Olgierd von Everec -- a ruthless bandit captain enchanted with the power of immortality.
  • Fulfill a contract for the soul-stealing Merchant of Mirrors, a mysterious traveller who helped you find Yennefer.
  • Fulfill three impossible tasks to defeat Olgierd, a ruthless bandit captain under an immortality spell.
  • Choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.

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
    • Storage: 10 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
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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Very Positive (84 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,891 reviews)
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RexVladimir
Posted: August 24
Buy it now
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Chip Jumper
Posted: August 24
Fantastic Game.

Fantastic Story, Fantastic Side Quests, Fantastic Graphics and Fantastic Soundtracks.

Never played a RPG game before and this one got me hooked for more than 110 hours. Bought Expansion packs now so I can spend more time in this game. :)

Don't doubt it. Just go ahead.
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Raging_Boner™
Posted: August 24
+Great Story even better than blood and wine get it now
-Kinda short
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Waffen-SS
Posted: August 23
It is good to see Shani in this DLC
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Al
Posted: August 23
Awesome! 10/10 nothing more to say
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muetimueti
Posted: August 23
In a game with almost exclusively stellar questlines, the one that was added here still stands out as one of the best.
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[LNL] HeetspleetGG
Posted: August 22
Seriously one of the best dlcs i have ever paid for and played. The story is so intriguing and sad. Especially the quest with the wife of Olgierd nearly made me full out emotional. Buy it seriously! 10/10
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Vejita
Posted: August 22
This would be a 60 dollar release for any other company.
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Oldbuddy
Posted: August 21
I find David Beckham
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B0B!K
Posted: August 17
what kind of question is this?! this game is a FU$%IN' masterpiece!!! including all its DLCs!
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone is a spectacular addition to the world of The Witcher 3. It offers ~15 hours of content consisting of a new main plot, a handful of side-quests, a couple dozen new locations, as well as a small collection of new weapons and armors; all of this taking place within and around the northern regions of Novigrad. Now that you know what HoS has to offer, let's get into the review.

First off, I'd like to put emphases on the value HoS represents. 15 hours of new, worthwhile content for just $10 is quite a steal if you ask me. As for the main plot, it's everything you could ever ask for in a tight little story, with all of the brilliance in writing CD Projekt Red has always presented through their storylines. As far as the side quests go, I can honestly say they are all rewarding and fulfilling. There are also new locations with never before seen enemies, who will challenge your combat skills and force you to combine every Witcher's trick you have to defeat them. Finally, when looking at the new items/assets, I have to say that they are all worth collecting, and depending on your level, are likely to be quite useful. All in all, Hearts of Stone is a wonderful continuation of Geralt of Rivia's adventures, and if you enjoyed the base game, I see no reason not to purchase and play HoS as well. Other than what I've said here, everything I've stated in my review of the base game applies as well.

Personal Rating: 10/10

Note: If you've played the original "The Witcher", I recommend HoS even more thoroughly. Long story short, it provides closure on exactly what happened to The Order of the Flaming Rose after the events of The Witcher 1 if you complete all of the additional side-quests and explore the new locations.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 2
10/10

For DLC as long and as good as this its worth the money if you have finished the main game :D
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 7
one of the best story in the witcher series. And with this amount of content at dlc pricing, it will be a fool not to own it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 15
An excellent addition to the game! You get a new waifu that you can impress by your pig herding skills while under the influence of a dead bandit! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 16
Even months later, the Witcher 3 Wild hunt remains an intriguing and exceptional game especially with this first expansion Hearts of stone. If the combat, story, and world were to your liking then you can expect nothing less here. The hearts of stone expansion puts most other downloadable content to shame, and if you want the most out of the already expansive and full base game then pick up Hearts of Stone.

The area that is opened to Geralt isn’t that much bigger and the combat for the most part is the same, love it or hate it, take it or leave it. The story has an overarching dark and mysterious tone as opposed to the more balanced tone in the main story. As is to be expected the characters and plot are well thought out and written, and is a bit more focussed and Linear. There aren’t too many distractions in the way of side quests and this helps to keep the player engaged in the ever deepening plot. The two characters that Geralt must deal with remain somewhat shrouded in secret, and this really helps hold the players attention as they go along. With this story, the intrigue and plot hooks not only come from the secrecy, but also by the way the dialogue is engaging in different ways. Even though the overall tone is dark, there are many moments in which a character will say something ironic, or have a softer moment with another. The length of this expansion is also a testament to how taking some restraint over the kitchen sink approach can be beneficial, especially in this expansion. If it were any longer it might feel overbearing and too depressing, instead it feels just right, and depending on what choice you decide to make as Geralt in the finale it finishes off on a good note.

In terms of new mechanics and gear, there is not too much. The new stones that can be set in Geralt’s blades offer new abilities, but some might opt out of using them as they don’t feel absolutely necessary. There are a few notable gear drops including two Witcher weapon drops that can be easily missed, so one might want to consult a guide. There is also a really awesome armour diagram drop that can only be obtained at an auction in the main quest, so be sure to talk to everybody at the auction because you don’t want to miss out on it. If you’ve been looking at screenshots of a Geralt with super cool spectacle looking shades, that is also something that is tied to a main quest so pick that up too.

Hearts of stone is well worth the money, so if you haven’t already you should pick it up or better yet get the season pass and support CD Projekt Red, for their hard, thorough and exceptional work.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 21
I find David Beckham
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 27
8 hours of emotional roller coaster. Amazing characters, story, and soundtrack. What's more, it's only $10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 22
This would be a 60 dollar release for any other company.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 23
In a game with almost exclusively stellar questlines, the one that was added here still stands out as one of the best.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 17
Just a few short months after the Witcher 3 pretty much stole the title of "Game of the Year" right from the start, CD Projekt Red has seen fit to grace us with multiple DLCs, with the smaller ones not costing a single penny. Hearts of Stone, the first paid DLC for the game adds on quite a lot for an £8 price tag. (Assuming you live in the UK, of course.)

Story: After finding a notice about a monster haunting the sewers beneath Oxenfurt, Geralt finds himself in the debt of the mysterious Gaunter O'Dimm, who directed Geralt towards Yennefer in the main story. He asks Geralt to collect the soul from a ruthless bandit named Olgierd von Everec, who he made a pact with in exchange for immortality. Geralt must now fufill Olgierd's three wishes so he will forsake his soul. The characters in this DLC are brimming with personality, heart and distinction. Olgierd is less of a villain, and more of a man seeking redemption for his sins, while Gaunter only borders on the role of antagonist, rather than being another outright villain. The story is almost as meaty as the main campaign, if shorter.

As this is a DLC review, where gameplay is pretty much the same, I'm leaving it out and replacing it with additions.

Additions: Hearts of Stone adds new enemies, quests, stories, characters, Gwent cards and most notably, a character seen in the first Witcher game, Shani, is brought back where you can attend her friend's wedding, and possibly romance her.

Final Verdict: Hearts of Stone manages to add a ton onto the already huge base game, and with such a small price tag, to play the Witcher 3 without purchasing Hearts of Stone afterward may as well be gaming blasphemy.
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