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  • Summary: Hearts of Stone features over ten hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and an entirely new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each RunewordHearts of Stone features over ten hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and an entirely new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword impacts a different aspect of in-game mechanics and allows the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics. [CD Projekt] Expand

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  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2015
    100
    Great expansion, whose central motif is one sophisticated storyline. The only minus is worse a weaker side quest line and absence of references to the original game and its main storyline. [Issue#258]
  2. Oct 19, 2015
    100
    Runs the entire gamut of human pathos with extraordinary flair and an impeccable eye for direction and dramatic impact. Hearts of Stone is a stunning journey into the very heart of darkness and beyond. An absolute must play.
  3. Oct 8, 2015
    95
    The Hearts of Stone DLC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is rock-solid. A completely new storyline, new side quests and new areas to explore all come together in this stunning first DLC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A must have for all Witcher fans.
  4. Oct 8, 2015
    90
    A great expansion that adds to an already excellent game. Good balance between price, quality and content thanks to a great story.
  5. Oct 13, 2015
    90
    The best aspect of this DLC is its unique way to wander far from what The Witcher 3 got us used to in terms of narration. If you loved the original game, you shouldn't miss this expansion.
  6. Oct 11, 2015
    87
    Lots of content, full of variety and extremely will written. This is a well-done add-on for a low price.
  7. Oct 8, 2015
    70
    Hearts of Stone can be considered as a good way to meet Geralt again. This expansion drags us into a captivating story with fascinating characters. Even though its difficulty is far from perfectly set and some additions (runewords particularly) don't feel very useful, it's a pleasure to be able to ride with Geralt to some new locations and accomplish a few more new side quests.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 102
  2. Negative: 3 out of 102
  1. Mar 23, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Witcher 3 is almost perfect, so is this DLC. I would give it 9.9/10 if this site allows floating point scores.
    Pros:
    --- Shani, what a wonderful lass! I find myself fortunate to have lighthoused Triss and unicorned Yen and ended up being a happy bachelor, because I can now boat Shani without qualms!
    --- The enemies are more challenging to fight, such as the boars, wraiths, and Olgierd.
    --- Some plots are creepy and scary as fok, such as coming into Iris memory, fighting the self-healing wraith , and searching master mirror. I love that feeling!

    Cons:
    --- 10,000 for enchantments, are you kidding me? It feels this secondary quest encourages players to seek free money glitches ...
    --- bugs still exists --- such as loss of keyboard response after dialogue, and crash --- rarely though.
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  2. Oct 13, 2015
    10
    Perfect in every way. One thing, however, you have to ignore: reviews that bicker over the word "expansion." We have known for severalPerfect in every way. One thing, however, you have to ignore: reviews that bicker over the word "expansion." We have known for several months what this expansion entails and so it makes no sense to criticize it for "oh it doesn't have an extra map and this is more of the same." What does that even mean? Every expansion from every game is more of the same.

    Hearts of Stone has everything you want in any continuation of Geralt's story. It's wonderfully paced and takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Remarkable work CD Projekt.
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  3. Mar 4, 2017
    10
    This is how DLC should looks like, other companies should learn from CDP.
    The story is Great, maybe even better than original one.
    The
    This is how DLC should looks like, other companies should learn from CDP.
    The story is Great, maybe even better than original one.
    The Mirror Man is one of the best and most mysterious characters in gaming.
    Great soundtrack, the witcher have best soundtrack ever made!
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  4. Nov 19, 2015
    10
    Although I am a seasoned pc gamer, the story of this dlc is one of the most well-thought, entertaining, and unexpected I have everAlthough I am a seasoned pc gamer, the story of this dlc is one of the most well-thought, entertaining, and unexpected I have ever encountered.
    Extreme attention to detail, and the story puts Geralt in more everyday life situations and lets you see what happens. The length is satisfying, as are the characters, sounds and graphics. There are enough side quests and plot twists to keep you on the edge for at least 15-20 hours. The only downside is the horrific, dull and flat voice acting of Geralt. Beyond this, it is a perfect experience!
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  5. Oct 21, 2015
    10
    I hate The Witcher, they raised the bar so high, its hard to play other games now, damn your amazing quality games.

    P.S. I think they sold
    I hate The Witcher, they raised the bar so high, its hard to play other games now, damn your amazing quality games.

    P.S. I think they sold their soul to the devil, game is way way to good for normal people to make it.
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  6. Jul 8, 2018
    9
    After the unpopular view i had about many aspects of the base Witcher 3 game, i didn't expect this to be as good as it was.
    CD Project
    After the unpopular view i had about many aspects of the base Witcher 3 game, i didn't expect this to be as good as it was.
    CD Project absolutely delivered in this one, and got a lot better in pacing and the narrative itself is more vivid (use of better and more varied camera fixes which makes it more dynamic)
    Characters itself are excellent and fleshed out, and the storyline is original and makes really good use of the choice-making.
    I consider this DLC a 9, one of the best i played
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  7. Jun 14, 2017
    2
    Witcher 3 is a fantastic game - in my eyes, the best RPG published until 2015.
    Hearts of Stone is a mildly interesting interactive movie.
    Witcher 3 is a fantastic game - in my eyes, the best RPG published until 2015.
    Hearts of Stone is a mildly interesting interactive movie.
    During many of the movie sequences, where you move ten steps to get to the next movie, you cannot even save.
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