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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: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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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. May 19, 2015
    95
    It took CD Projekt RED three attempts to create an epic masterpiece. You will laugh, feel sorrow, and reflect on important matters in-between killing hundreds of monsters in a spectacular fashion. You will embark on a long, wild adventure tempted by the myriads of tantalizing “?” signs scattered across the map. In other words, I know what you’ll be doing this summer.
  3. May 23, 2015
    95
    Witcher 3 is an excellent game with tons of strong points that shine over all minor issues. The PC version is extremely pretty, works great and has room for some interesting alterations in terms of the visual side. The content is, of course, great and extremely diverse: The Wild Hunt is pretty much several games merged into one. Some quests are so long and interesting that they could become a separate game! It's a true gem and it's hard to think what will happen when the developers introduce the REDKit.
  4. May 20, 2015
    92
    Nothing short of a masterpiece. With its deep storyline, smartly written quests, a stunning world to explore and more than 100 hours of roleplaying goodness, The Witcher 3 is in a class of its own.
  5. May 20, 2015
    92
    The Witcher 3 impressed not just with sheer size, but also with its small scale fully enchanting surprises.
  6. May 22, 2015
    90
    While the main storyline doesn't exactly live up to expectations and it has quite a few smaller annoyances, it's still a blast to play and should offer hundreds of hours of enjoyment to any RPG fan.
  7. May 22, 2015
    88
    The Witcher 3 is a huge game sure to satisfy fans of the genre and the series, and does a great job of welcoming new players by just being damn fun to play. While the combat falls short of Shadow of Mordor and games like Skyrim and Dragon Age: Inquisition both do many individual things better than this title, The Witcher 3 undoubtedly deserves a place beside the great action RPGs of the modern era.

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  1. Negative: 42 out of 252
  1. May 23, 2015
    10
    Wow - Been playing Witcher 1 & 2 and the 3 is amazing - All the questing is so well done and the world is beautiful and mature with reallyWow - Been playing Witcher 1 & 2 and the 3 is amazing - All the questing is so well done and the world is beautiful and mature with really interesting storytelling

    Skyrim is to date my top game (modded :o) ) but the witcher 2 and now the 3 are reaching the top of my list.

    Game is challenging as I play on harder difficulty but it is rewarding to learn the combat mechanics - New people to the game might struggle a bit but take the time to study and learn the tactic and you will love it.

    Regarding the visuals, It is really impressive - I was a bit disappointed in the sense that I expected a better lighting system but still it's worth any penny I paid the game for. It is not that demanding compared to the 2 in is time.

    I play on Ultra at 1440p with a sli gtx 970 setup - i7 4790K - 16gb ram and I cruise at 58-60 fps on a Rog Swift g sync monitor. AWESOME I am really impress with textures on armors and clothes and the faces are really detailed

    bugs: some but who can name a game that as not? some NPC popping - nights a bit too bright - some stutter - thats about it on what I saw so far after maybe 15 hours - so nothing that won't be fix soon.

    Purchase this game if you like RPG - It is just a no brainer

    Advice: Just take your time - I don't even intend to do all quests - I pick the ones I feel fit my Witcher - the others will be in another playthrough - rushing this game or power levelling is a shame to do. Just don't

    Happy Witching
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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. May 21, 2015
    10
    This game is truly amazing! Awesome graphics and amazing story. I did not encounter even a single bug to be honest. Best action RPG of allThis game is truly amazing! Awesome graphics and amazing story. I did not encounter even a single bug to be honest. Best action RPG of all time? Propably YES! Expand
  4. May 20, 2015
    10
    Last chapter of my favorite series,i'm happy and sad,because it came to an end,but what an end :) Everything in this game is so unique,fromLast chapter of my favorite series,i'm happy and sad,because it came to an end,but what an end :) Everything in this game is so unique,from graphics,combat system,side quests,it's absolute marvel of gaming industry and reminds me why i'm gamer! Thank you CDPR for giving me 200h of joy and satisfaction. 10+++++ Expand
  5. May 19, 2015
    10
    Great story, music and atmosphere, rewarding exploration, hand-placed loot, improved, more fluid combat and a huge and interesting world makeGreat story, music and atmosphere, rewarding exploration, hand-placed loot, improved, more fluid combat and a huge and interesting world make The Witcher 3 one of the best games ever made. There is a lot of talk about visual downgrade on PC. All I can say is that my rig is slightly below minimum requirements and it can run the game in 1080p resolution constantly over 30 FPS with medium settings and the graphics still look absolutely gorgeous. Expand
  6. May 21, 2015
    9
    Early review - only a few hours in. But finally we PC gamers have a game like Red Dead Redemption, only with Witcher setting and story! That'sEarly review - only a few hours in. But finally we PC gamers have a game like Red Dead Redemption, only with Witcher setting and story! That's all for now, but that should be enough... Expand
  7. May 22, 2015
    0
    Bad controls and optimization, it's like a porting. Three patches in few days but with very few adjustments too. Currently I consider thisBad controls and optimization, it's like a porting. Three patches in few days but with very few adjustments too. Currently I consider this title still in beta. The advice is to wait until all patches are out (while the price will come down... It's not a 60€ game). Yes, the atmosphere is wonderful but I would like to play it and not just watch the movie. Expand

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