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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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Jackal
Posted: June 26
Once again, after paying 90 dollars for the game and its DLC, I delve into this game to get my money's worth. Oh boy. The mount just refuses to exist after you fast travel, the game hard crashes when it tries to play the ingame videos that take the place of cutscenes, and there are huge chunks of quests you will just straight up miss if you don't pick the "right" choice. I say right, because its definitely not the choices that geralt of rivia would make.

The problem with this DLC is the writing. In an attempt to create another "Bloody Baron" moment , the writers literally will sit you down and tell you this antagonist's life story several times over, and if that wasn't enough, you will have a portion of this DLC deovted to meticulously going through pieces of his memories to reinforce "hey this guy isn't so bad!" but no, he is, as he decapitates someone pleading for his life, then murders a woman infront of your eyes without a shred of remorse.

Aside from the writing, the gameplay is as bad as the base game. You will struggle with the movement system again, be angling the awful camera system to try to pick up items off the ground, experience possibly the most frustrating boss fight imaginable that you will need to downright cheese to get through, and once again light hearted moments are ruined by the struggling nature of the core gameplay.

I would not recommend this DLC for what it cost me originally, even at its discounted price now it is still too much for what you get content-wise. You can get multiple AAA games or a franchise pack for even the discounted price it is now. I'd suggest you do that instead.
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MeleeCyrus
Posted: June 26
Throughout the entire Witcher series, Geralt is widely known for his professionalism; he's very alert of his surroundings and is pretty much always prepared for whatever might come his way. The effect of this is two-fold: On the one hand, his professionalism makes him seem totally badass and cool - someone whom I can really respect and feel safe with. Yet, on the other hand, his professionalism sometimes makes me feel TOO safe; there really isn't any anticipation or suspense about what's going to happen; I know Geralt will protect me. In a way, Geralt makes me feel submissive and dependent on him; he's like a dad whom I'm always going to call on whenever I see an oddly-shaped shadow in the corners of my room, whenever I hear a creaking sound from under my bed, whenever I feel totally out of my element and wanting - needing - somebody who will always be there for me. Geralt is pretty much the ultimate dad.

Yet, in "Hearts of Stones", my relationship with Geralt really didn't feel that way, and - boy - was it noticeable! Geralt never really seemed to be in control of his surroundings (or even sometimes his actions), and, as a result, I felt something that I never really felt before in the Witcher series: Fear. All of a sudden, Geralt really wasn't there to guide me or to hold my hand; I had to figure things out for myself in an environment that's akin to some of my worst nightmares. The main story is *freaky*, man, and, like, that's what makes it so memorable and amazing. I don't really want to delve into the details here, but chances are if you've played it, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about: Geralt isn't in control, he doesn't have an idea what's going on, and it's really all up to ME to guide him through it, instead of the other way around.

As a result, "Hearts of Stones" delivers an experience that really isn't anything like the other games in the series. The main story gripped me from pretty much the beginning, and didn't let me go until it finished me. It was totally awesome and enjoyable, and I highly recommend it to anyone else, especially if you're tired of the sometimes meaningless bloat that occurs in the main game. There really isn't much to do besides the main quest, yet, strangely, that made my experience even more meaningful. I couldn't distract myself or get away from the main quest; its imprint was right there, literally on Geralt's face, and it just made the whole experience seem even more twisted and unnerving and anxiety-provoking and mindwrecking.

It was awesome.

10/10, A+, 2 thumbs up, just take my money, father my children, etc etc etc.

Pros:
- Entertaining and twisted main plot
- Psychologically horrifying
- "Scenes From a Marriage" is arguably the best quest in the Witcher series
- Intriguing and memorable characters
- Rad music yo

Cons:
- Lack of content outside of the main plot
- Shani's appearence feels forced and shallow
- Some quests wear on for too long and have confusing objectives
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N4IR0LF
Posted: June 25
Really, really nice DLC. Could be an own game. Great!
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parajared
Posted: June 25
This expansion doesn't deserve as quite as much praise as it received. I got about 10 hours out of it and it led me to some places I hadn't fully discovered in the original game for more exploration. There was a scene in the game where a ghost takes over Geralt and he becomes, well mostly just awkward and the story goes a bit flat for a while while you plow through the awkward phase. The expansion offers a modest amount of extra content, right on par of what I have grown accustomed to.

The new runewright didn't really add much for me, but new quests, storyline, enemy types, and re-visit to the world of Temeria was worth the asking price in my opinion.
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Toxicity
Posted: June 24
$10, that is all that needs to be said

edit: there isnt a jumpscare in the DLC just in case you read that other ♥♥♥♥♥♥'s review
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thecooldue
Posted: June 24
%100 done everything find everything got all card well worth the money
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Steppenwolf
Posted: June 23
The ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t wedding ruined this for me. It's really become nothing but a walking simulator.
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GABE MY LORD PLZ TAKE ALL MONEY
Posted: June 23
What can I say for a great dlc with such low price
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Willy Wanka
Posted: June 22
yes!
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Gatsu
Posted: June 22
+ Amazing DLC expansion to an already amazing game.
+ Offers content for about 10-20hours, which is a lot for the cheap price.
+ Hearts of Stone has mindblowing storytelling.
+ Interesting and great new characters.
+ New armor and weapons.
+ Really sweet soundtrack.

Get HoS after finishing the main game, because you will want to experience this too. CDProjekt RED shows how to do DLC the right way :). It's perhaps the best I have played.
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 22
+ Amazing DLC expansion to an already amazing game.
+ Offers content for about 10-20hours, which is a lot for the cheap price.
+ Hearts of Stone has mindblowing storytelling.
+ Interesting and great new characters.
+ New armor and weapons.
+ Really sweet soundtrack.

Get HoS after finishing the main game, because you will want to experience this too. CDProjekt RED shows how to do DLC the right way :). It's perhaps the best I have played.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 31
If something deserves being called an expansion, then this one for sure.
Some games have "DLC's" for reskins...look at this, that's how you DLC.
As if Witcher wasn't stunning enough, Hearts of Stone is a whole new level on it's own.
New bossfights, new mechanics, new gear. The story is mindblowing.
Get it. Get it now. You won't regret it.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 28
Holy ♥♥♥♥, this is one of the best story telling experiences i've ever witnessed in gaming. I dont want to give anything away but its supremely interesting, there are two very well developed characters and a twisting turning narrative where you're not sure who's the real villain until the very end. There are a few added bosses none of them really were fantastic but the combat in this game isnt super well developed and is clearly the weakest point of the game that one boss highlights painfully but if you can get past that fight its all fine as nothing really hinders story progression from that point on. Cant reccomend this enough I had a fantastic time with this dlc one of the few that really felt worth the money.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 4
Possibly the best DLC I've ever played for any game ever made.

There's only 22 negative reviews, and all of them are completely bonkers.

That should tell you something.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 2
This expansion is a part of my gaming hall of fame:
  1. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  2. The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Edit: Forgot about Rocket League
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 31
the best writing I have ever witnessed in a videogame. this is a masterpiece for sure. 10/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 6
There's nothing extraordinary in this DLC, expect the following three aspects:
One is the first BOSS battle with full of life experience.
Secondly, an immersive and impressive storyline.
Thirdly, the reunionand poetic sexual scene with Shani.
If there would be another accomplishment, it's the portrait of characters -- I found David Beckham in it.
Besides, the enchantment for your gears is also a big deal(need a cost of at least 30,000).
Ashamed enough, I did nothing but typing this tinny review in my poor English. Thanks for reading!
This is the way of making DLCs.
All Hail CDPR.
F$$K BETHESDA.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 29
Not a coda to Wild Hunt so much as a standalone adventure, Hearts of Stone is best experienced with some detachment from the main game, though it is usually played right after it. But there is the option to play only the expansion with a customisable level-32 build, which at the very start sets an eerie, fantastical ambience, as if Geralt had just wandered into the area on horseback to do some witchering.

The writing, the soundtrack, the gameplay, the mechanics, are on the same level as the main game. I have one minor complaint: the Runewright, which is really just a gold sink for those who find themselves with not much to do after doing everything and clearing the map.

Still, as a whole, this expansion is a gem, with challenging fights and interesting twists.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 4
Remember the good old times, when an expansion pack meant REAL content? Hearts of Stone (and Blood and Wine) brings back those days, and makes fun of today's so called DLCs.

-Awesome, qualitative story just like in the base game? ✓
-Quests that still contain more than "go there, get this and kill that? ✓
-Offers a great amount of playtime? ✓

Just buy the whole expansion pass for Witcher 3, you just can't regret it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 15
Didn't get enough Witcher 3? Of course you didn't. Here's Hearts of Stone.

I'm expecting you have at least played Witcher 3 to completion before starting Hearts of Stone. This means you're about level 33, understand the base game enough for me to skip over it, and are emotionally dead inside after whichever ending you got. You're going to get about 9 hours out of this DLC (I'm disappointed that this was called an expansion, because this is too short, definitely the strongest DLC I've played though and would give my soul for another one with this much heart).

The story this time is tight (like, tighter than Triss's ♥♥♥♥♥ in my playthrough). Most of your time will be spent on the main quest, which takes place in the far countryside of Novigrad. You get a contract from one Olgierd von Everec, telling you to dispose of one extremely toxic toad in the Oxenfurt sewers. You run across an old flame Shani in the sewers, and you attack the toad. This turns out to be a really bad idea, because before dying, the toad reveals itself to be an Ofieri prince, and an envoy looking for him happens to round the sewer corner. Geralt, in no condition to fight, passes out, and wakes up on a ship heading for his inevitable execution (leave it to colored people to complicate a situation /s). With no means of communication, outside of a hilarious sequence of Geralt trying to speak gibberish, Geralt is hopelessly awaiting his death. He gets saved by one Gaunter O'Dimm, under the condition Geralt helps him deal with Olgierd. Olgierd must have 3 of his wishes fulfilled by Geralt, and he made sure to make all 3 wishes require hellish feats to achieve. That's what the DLC is, or at least that's all I'm telling you. What you need to know is that this time, CDPR isn't faustering any poor writing in this DLC.

New features to speak of, outside of the expected new region to explore, there's the runewright. For the low low price of 30,000 gold, an arm and a leg, and weekly plasma donations, you can add enchantments to your weapons and chest piece. These replace adding runes/glyphs to the individual piece, but have wild effects to them (e.g. applying quen for free at the start of combat). It's incredibly good as a way of perfecting that one thing your build was missing. In addition, there's a new set of Witcher gear: the Viper (looks like the starting armor, and deals with poisoning enemies and being immune to poison yourself (things are not looking dimm for Devil's Puffball). This armor set is unique, in that you are going to be forced into doing some gameplay decisions to get all the pieces, and as such, both swords could be completely missed.

The biggest improvement made that I can reflect on has to be the boss fights. They're not just the standard enemy but stronger, they're like something I'd expect to see in a souls game. Unless you cheese the fights real hard, you're going to die a lot, even on normal. Hell, even the newly introduced enemies require more thought than just forethought. I'm not going to say it makes the game's combat perfect by any standards, but it sure does great things to make you use all your tools that you have at your disposal.

Really, there's not much more to say about this DLC, other than I'm glad I ran the gauntlet on this. What it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in quality. My biggest complaints come down to nitpicks, and even those are forgiveable. Great characters, given a good story to work in, with good people behind it. All I can say is that it's almost good enough to be its own game.
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