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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. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    One of the best RPGs i've ever played, a deeply emotional plot storyline, awesome cast of characters, Contracts are probably one of the mostOne of the best RPGs i've ever played, a deeply emotional plot storyline, awesome cast of characters, Contracts are probably one of the most amazing side-quests that i've ever played, and of course an vast open world with a lot to do and to investigate, and a perfect sountrack... A few visual bugs, but nothing to seriously, i recommend to every RPG fan. 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. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Incredible game; very stable, great writing, excellent voice-acting, interesting and engaging quests, good crafting and loot system, huge epicIncredible game; very stable, great writing, excellent voice-acting, interesting and engaging quests, good crafting and loot system, huge epic scale, dozens of hours of fun in the base game alone, and the expansion(s) appear equally epic. CD Project set the new standard for open-world RPGs: this is the milestone to hit in the future for all developers: the best RPG i've played since Baldurs Gate 2 / Dragon age, possibly even better than both! Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2015
    10
    This game ticks all my boxes. It's big. So we can waste a lot of time in it. It's deep. There is a world to explore here, very well made andThis game ticks all my boxes. It's big. So we can waste a lot of time in it. It's deep. There is a world to explore here, very well made and worth exploring. It's interesting. The stories and characters are rich and diverse. There may be some small issues with controls and combat, but these are not so serious in the scheme of things. Highly recommended. Buy it. 27.33.1089.99.18.9. OTG Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    10
    Had I been able to, I would have given the game 9.8, since some of the controls are very "wonky" and shaky, but the rest of the game isHad I been able to, I would have given the game 9.8, since some of the controls are very "wonky" and shaky, but the rest of the game is perfect!
    Everything in this game i soooo damn goood. Characters are intriguing, the story line is compelling, the fighting is good and varied and the world feels alive.
    Finally, it's nice to see that a game of this size is so well optimized from the start. Ubisoft, EA and other AAA developers could learn a thing or two from CDProjectRed.
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  6. Jun 12, 2015
    9
    Excellent game. The game-play is very addicting and there is a lot of content in this game. The enemy variety is very good. The voice actingExcellent game. The game-play is very addicting and there is a lot of content in this game. The enemy variety is very good. The voice acting and dialogue is also great. Expand
  7. Jan 9, 2017
    0
    The witcher 3 is the most overrated game ever. I have no idea how game can get ratings this good when combat is so medicore if not terrible.The witcher 3 is the most overrated game ever. I have no idea how game can get ratings this good when combat is so medicore if not terrible. This 0/10 is just misleading as all those 10s. Expand

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