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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
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
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  1. May 21, 2015
    100
    The current paragon of role-playing titles and open worlds, The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a game for the ages; a rich and immersive world full of significant decisions and a feeling of intelligent and epic fantasy. Peerless.
  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. Jan 20, 2016
    100
    Probably the best open-world RPG ever made, but it still falls prey to some of the genre's worst traps.
  4. May 20, 2015
    92
    The Witcher 3 impressed not just with sheer size, but also with its small scale fully enchanting surprises.
  5. Nov 1, 2015
    90
    I would gladly hand the game a 100 and call it game of the forever, but slow plot movement, a quest where Geralt walked over an edge to his death, and a variety of other nitpicks and time sinks makes me have to say that this game isn't anywhere to perfect - legendary, in its own right, memorable, but it's not perfect.
  6. May 29, 2015
    90
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a stupendous achievement for CD Projekt Red. This is a studio rich in love for the RPG genre, and it shows. With each consecutive release, their craft has been finer and finer tuned. If Wild Hunt is any indication, the next game from the Polish band of gamers will be something to behold. Most of you are probably already playing Wild Hunt and loving it. If for some reason you’re on the fence, hop off and go to your favorite gaming retailer now. This is not one you want to miss. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt an absolute classic.
  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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  1. Mar 17, 2017
    10
    Great game, the Witcher 3 even tops the 2nd game in the series. Fantastic writing, visuals, animation and music. Gameplay is a little bogGreat game, the Witcher 3 even tops the 2nd game in the series. Fantastic writing, visuals, animation and music. Gameplay is a little bog standard and doesn't add anything new but when the writing, story arc and story divergence are this good it becomes a minor issue.

    One of the best games I've ever played.
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  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. Oct 13, 2015
    10
    This game is by far my favourite open world RPG game. It has stunning visuals and an amazing story, which I am not even half way though yetThis game is by far my favourite open world RPG game. It has stunning visuals and an amazing story, which I am not even half way though yet even after 40 hours, but thing is with this game is it has so much content and you can go at what ever pace you want. I have been mainly doing witcher contracts, side quests and leveling up. The only flaws I can think about this game is that the leveling is a bit slow and Geralts' movement is a little bit frustrating, however besides that this game still deserves a 10/10. This is an amazing game and after this release I have a lot of respect for CD Projekt Red as Game developers as they have surpassed my expectations. This game is definitely my favourite open world and definitely deserves a 10/10. Expand
  4. May 22, 2015
    10
    has adventuring, crafting, fighting, great graphics and performance, moral choices and best of all it has boobs...lots and lotsa boobs. 10/10has adventuring, crafting, fighting, great graphics and performance, moral choices and best of all it has boobs...lots and lotsa boobs. 10/10 would do every girl again. Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2016
    10
    I have started with rpgs in the era of the legendary Baldurs Gate saga. Turning 30y this year and my gaming "carreer" is slowly approaching anI have started with rpgs in the era of the legendary Baldurs Gate saga. Turning 30y this year and my gaming "carreer" is slowly approaching an end. This game is the best I have ever played. The rpg genre will be in good hands for the new gamer generation with CD Projekt Red. Expand
  6. May 21, 2015
    9
    This review is first going to rebuttal some common (and asinine) complaints I've been seeing while paroozing the negative reviews.This review is first going to rebuttal some common (and asinine) complaints I've been seeing while paroozing the negative reviews.

    Controls:
    On a controller, the game plays perfectly fine. Horse combat could use some work, but there's nothing there that you cannot easily adapt to. I cannot speak for keyboard, as I've stuck with controller for this game.

    Graphics:
    You people are still seriously falling for bullshots? Really? How naive are you? Not to mention, it still looks spectacular. The textures are extremely good considering it's an open world game that isn't demanding 4GB of VRAM for these textures. Beyond that, the lighting and weather are masterfully implemented, and do a splendid job at making the world seem real and tangible.

    And as a special message to that individual that said Skyrim can look better: You are literally insane and need to seek professional help.

    Optimization:
    The optimization (for Nvidia and Intel, anyway, as that's what I have) is very good. I'm running 2011 hardware (2600k i7, GTX 580, 2 in SLI), most of my settings are on high (some on medium, some on ultra, I'm also using HBAO+) and I still get 50-60 at all times. Every so often, it'll dip a bit lower in particularly intense situations, and in the middle of nowhere I'm in the 70's. And things look downright beautiful at these settings. If you're having a problem, there's either an AMD issue I don't know of (likely, as W3 was made very closely with Nvidia), or an issue with your computer. I'm several generations behind, and do just fine.

    In my opinion, (which includes over 25 years of experience and countless hundreds of games) Witcher 3 is a borderline masterpiece. It's not quite worthy of a 10, but it's more than worthy of a 9. I could easily make an argument to include it in a top 10 or top 20 games of all time, but I will hold off on that until I 100% the game. And from what I read, that will take me several hundred hours, which is not at all a negative for me.

    Lastly, Witcher 3 is likely going to be my personal GOTY. I have some hope for Metal Gear, but Witcher 3 is going to be hard to top.
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  7. Aug 24, 2016
    0
    This game is a complete masterpiece, one of the greatest games of all time. Stunning graphics, absolutely heart warming campaign with endlessThis game is a complete masterpiece, one of the greatest games of all time. Stunning graphics, absolutely heart warming campaign with endless potential for DLC. Great game, cannot recommend more. Expand

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