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  • Summary: With the Empire attacking the Kingdoms of the North and the Wild Hunt, a cavalcade of ghastly riders, breathing down your neck, the only way to survive is to fight back. As Geralt of Rivia, a master swordsman and monster hunter, leave none of your enemies standing. Explore a gigantic openWith the Empire attacking the Kingdoms of the North and the Wild Hunt, a cavalcade of ghastly riders, breathing down your neck, the only way to survive is to fight back. As Geralt of Rivia, a master swordsman and monster hunter, leave none of your enemies standing. Explore a gigantic open world, slay beasts and decide the fates of whole communities with your actions, all in a genuine next generation format. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. May 25, 2015
    100
    A monumental achievement of staggeringly aching beauty, the Witcher III stands proudly as the greatest video game of all time, regardless of genre. Geralt's final, epic ride, is the high water-mark by which all future games will be judged and found lacking. Indeed, it's only disadvantage is that it completely ruins every other title on the market right now by nailing every single aspect of game design with almost supernatural clarity and perfection. If you play one video game in your life, make sure it's this one.
  2. Jun 10, 2015
    100
    This is the new standard for open world role-playing games. There is no such thing as a perfect game, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt come as close to perfect as any RPG to date.
  3. Jul 5, 2015
    100
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is more than just an incredible game that successfully brings lush visuals, tactical combat and a captivating world untainted with the issues that games of similar nature have when building such huge open spaces. It is also a respectful closure for Geralt, the series and its fans.
  4. May 21, 2015
    92
    A big, beautiful, sprawling action RPG full of rich stories, and suffused with an oppressive darkness.
  5. May 26, 2015
    91
    Still, despite some evident flaws, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game you should be playing. It’s one of the few open-world RPG’s that manages to excel at not only giving you an expansive world to explore, but at also giving you plenty to do within that world.
  6. Jun 2, 2015
    90
    What sets The Witcher 3 apart from most of the competition is its keen sense of humanity, which is calculated to be every bit as gripping as an HBO drama.
  7. Jul 30, 2015
    75
    Given that the game already has too much content in its vanilla release, it's more refinement that I'd like to see now—and to be fair, few developers offer post release support like CD Projekt Red do. In this massive adventure the good largely outweighs the bad, but it's a shame that they're so closely intertwined from start to finish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 684
  1. Jun 11, 2015
    10
    It's been a while since a game came along that truly redefined its genre. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is just that and will be remembered as such.It's been a while since a game came along that truly redefined its genre. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is just that and will be remembered as such. This game is a must play for any RPG fan and has set a new standard that I doubt many games will be able to match for a long, long time. Go experience the game for yourself; there's nothing else to say. Expand
  2. May 19, 2015
    10
    CDProjectRed lied alright: the consoles version doesn't run like the PC, the PC is much superior. I'm truly relieved as I feared the PC willCDProjectRed lied alright: the consoles version doesn't run like the PC, the PC is much superior. I'm truly relieved as I feared the PC will run like the potatoes. Discard any concerns you have about graphic downgrade, the game is stunningly beautiful and with a GTX 970 I'm running a solid 60 FPS at 1080p, granted the hairworks hit the frame rates down to 40-50, but it's not really a game changer. The game is well optimized and run great considering how big the world is and the landscape, lightning and faces details are gorgeous. As for the gameplay, it's head and shoulders above Witcher 2, very pleased especially about how smooth the combat is, and the story is so damn immersive that I have to cut this review short and get back to it. So many things to do in a truly grandiose open world grander than anything you've seen before. Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2015
    10
    This game can fulfill my expectations. This is the first Witcher series that I played. Good story and a long, good gameplay, beautiful world.This game can fulfill my expectations. This is the first Witcher series that I played. Good story and a long, good gameplay, beautiful world.

    I've completed the main quest, and it still leaves many unexplored places. Still curious to play a DLC that will be out. hohoho
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  4. May 31, 2015
    10
    Actual rating is 9, but +1 for fan-friendly policy of CDPR.

    Good: - Great story and realistic dialogs with material to think-over, like in
    Actual rating is 9, but +1 for fan-friendly policy of CDPR.

    Good:
    - Great story and realistic dialogs with material to think-over, like in good book (not all this fantasy/sci-fi cliche bla bla bla of last titles of Bioware). I also like swearing in localisation (russian). More funny then offensive. Interesting memorable characters.
    - Sense of conflict in world, tension, where everything is complicated and your only choice -- lesser evel. Not crappy fairy-tale about good knights and bad big demon.
    - Good pace and balance between story + side quests around. Just in right proportion.
    - Big open world, great level disign. Nature is good and extreamly realistic. Villages and towns... oh! Novigrad - best fantasy town IN ALL GAME INDUSTRY IN ALL TIMES. Simply amazing.
    - Pretty weapon and amor disign. Some times just pleasure to made and see new items on Gerald. Eye-candy.
    - Integrated card-game. Simple, but enjoyble.

    Not so good:
    - Im not a fun of open world filled with markers "to visit" (more Assassin Creed way).
    - Rather agressive scaling of encounters by level, annoying after DS2 where you can kill anyone with just skill (or Skyrim - with... time).
    - Combat system is not ideal. Better then in Witcher 2, but still more or less mechanical (simple pattern - defence spell - strike - roll back wins 99% encounters with no use of brain). Skyrim-like healing, when you eat tonns of food during actual fight.
    - Clumsy inventory.

    So?

    Must have and play for every RPG fan and veteran. Buy it, will worth every coin you spend during hours and hours of adventures : )
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  5. May 28, 2015
    10
    Simply put: the greatest open world RPG ever made. I don't ever recall a game where I was trying to avoid to the main story, just so I canSimply put: the greatest open world RPG ever made. I don't ever recall a game where I was trying to avoid to the main story, just so I can soak in the lore, the quests, the Witcher's Path and the amazing Slavic story-telling. To me, the greatest achievement of this game is staying true to the original novels - forgive me, Poland, but CDred's games are canon. Expand
  6. Jul 10, 2015
    9
    I am not a fan of the Witcher series, I tried to play the the first game along time ago and I thought it was old and boring and the 2nd oneI am not a fan of the Witcher series, I tried to play the the first game along time ago and I thought it was old and boring and the 2nd one kept crashing all the time.. The only reason I even bothered to play the 3rd one was because I played the first 2 hrs on my friends Xbox. Even if you don't really play RPGs or know much about the Witcher series you should consider buying this game. The story and presentation are 10/10. Their use of every cinematic tool in the story tellers arsenal is excellent. I don't really care for stories in video games as gameplay is the most important feature of a game for me, but the Witcher 3 story is told so well that the gameplay could get 5/10 and it would still be worth playing. Fortunately the gameplay is 8/10, well enough executed to not get in the way but overall nothing groundbreaking with many missed opportunities.

    The combat can be a bit repetitive as the attack patterns of all the enemies lack diversity. Even on the hardest difficulty the game becomes easy as the XP curve is poorly balanced along with the potions, spells (signs), and leveling system. There is already one mod that tries to balance the game better but I haven't had the time to try it out yet. If you're looking for a hardcore experience you should anticipate having to download mods because the vanilla game won't give it to you.

    Any weaknesses in the gameplay are made up for with all the other strengths of the game. The visuals are stunning and diverse. One second you might be galloping through a grassy open field and the next you will be trudging through a gassy swamp as thunder clatters overhead. Every enemy class you encounter looks different and unique. The overall world design is rather remarkable making it possibly the best designed video game world to date.

    With regards to performance, the 1.07 patch is running flawlessly on ULTRA @ 40-50 fps GTX 970. CDPR is obviously very committed to the PC release and I expect the game in 1-2 years will have many new features and tons of new content that will likely be free.
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  7. Aug 1, 2015
    0
    "A monumental achievement of staggeringly aching beauty, the Witcher III stands proudly as the greatest video game of all time, regardless of"A monumental achievement of staggeringly aching beauty, the Witcher III stands proudly as the greatest video game of all time, regardless of genre. Geralt's final, epic ride, is the high water-mark by which all future games will be judged and found lacking. Indeed, it's only disadvantage is that it completely ruins every other title on the market right now by nailing every single aspect of game design with almost supernatural clarity and perfection. If you play one video game in your life, make sure it's this one. " zero points for bribed critics. Expand

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