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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. Also known as "The Witcher III: Wild Hunt" Expand
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    100
    The conclusion of Geralt’s game saga couldn’t be better. The large open world, great storytelling and dozens of hours of pure fun – this game is an absolute must for every RPG fan. [Issue#253]
  2. May 18, 2015
    100
    Its shockingly cohesive world is as beautiful as it is demanding, and it's packed full of mature content that throws you from one emotional response to the next. Its storytelling is superb, its combat is grippingly refined, and its often unforgiving nature only lends itself to a brilliantly rewarding experience.
  3. GameTrailers
    May 12, 2015
    98
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a thoughtful, diverse, and frequently awe-inspiring adventure. Its stories are deep and satisfying, unafraid to touch on themes of personal character, presenting players with choices and consequences that aren’t about turning into a hero or a villain. In the end, it’s quite simply one of the best RPGs ever made.
  4. May 12, 2015
    94
    The amount of content we find in The Witcher 3 is outstanding, as is its quality. It is true that there are some aspects with some room for improvement, but it delivers such a rich and unique universe that you will soon forget about them.
  5. May 26, 2015
    90
    Gigantic world, intriguing story, enjoyable combat and quest overload... that's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. An action RPG fan's dream come true.
  6. May 18, 2015
    90
    The Witcher 3 is one of the most hyped games this spring, but it's also one of the best. CD Project Red has managed to build a huge world that is both interesting and entertaining to explore. Add to that a well-crafted combat system and good opportunities to customize your character.
  7. May 22, 2015
    70
    It spends a great deal of its energy trying to impress the audience with unparalleled scope. The result is an experience that succeeds in its mission of being a grand experience, but commonly missteps when it comes to fundamentals such as combat, leveling systems, and user interface design.

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  1. Jan 23, 2016
    10
    É um excelente jogo. Toda a relação da Ciri com o Geralt construída apenas com detalhes em diálogos feitos com outros personagens (Triss,É um excelente jogo. Toda a relação da Ciri com o Geralt construída apenas com detalhes em diálogos feitos com outros personagens (Triss, Yennefer, Zoltan...) é magistral, principalmente levando em consideração o fato de que só passamos cerca de 30% do jogo com ela, e quando a encontramos, já estamos completamente simpatizados com ela. Poucos RPGs são tão ricos e bonitos hoje. Expand
  2. May 19, 2015
    10
    Very awesome game, reminds me of Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and Dragon Age. Bringing the best of those together in a world bigger than GTA VVery awesome game, reminds me of Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and Dragon Age. Bringing the best of those together in a world bigger than GTA V is truly something magnificent. While also telling a very good and mature story in a beautiful setting. Ladies and Gentlemen... Let me present The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Say goodbye to life for a while! 10/10 Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2015
    10
    One of the best games i played. Great graphics(lower than E3) and great story. But there are some bugs in it.
    I would recomand this game to
    One of the best games i played. Great graphics(lower than E3) and great story. But there are some bugs in it.
    I would recomand this game to all RPG gamers
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  4. Jun 25, 2016
    10
    CD Projekt and The Witcher have been rising stars in the industry since the first game , this third episode is suppose to be the last of thisCD Projekt and The Witcher have been rising stars in the industry since the first game , this third episode is suppose to be the last of this franchise so will Geralt go out in a bang ?

    Of course he will (like you probably read it a thousand times before) everything in the game is at least very good, beginning by its technical attributes, the games looks pretty for a RPG this big with nice light effects, large amounts of details and good textures in general, some visual glitches that are almost mandatory for games with that much content are the only bad side of the game, but they will not bother your gameplay experience, the framerate is steady and I didn't encounter any major issue during my 140 hours spend on this game.

    Gameplay wise the game offers a lot of thing, good investigations//hunts, exploration, grasping fights that are challenging when they need to be with, like the previous games of the franchise there is a great alchemy system that adds a tactical side to the fighting (probably the best fighting I've seen in any A-RPG), the best mini game of the world aka Gwent that is becoming a stand alone on its own now, etc. They implemented a lot of ideas in the game and all of them work great for the global experience of the game, it just feels natural without being assisted. Kudos to CD Projekt they clearly are talented.

    Finally concerning the story, once again it's a masterpiece they succeed to make an epic main quest, a lot of detailed side quests, some are equally epic, some are funny, some are heartbreaking, etc. All together they make for 100 hours of gameplay for the basic game, but I would truly recommend every one to take both extensions as well they have the same qualities with new awesome characters, monsters, locations, and of course plots and once again you'll get plenty of content, around 40 hours (which could be a full game, even two from other studios), for less than 30€/$. But the biggest accomplishment in the writing of this game is that the story works great whether or not you've played the two previous game, whether or not you've read the books (of course you'll catch up tons of reference if you already know the whole story of The Witcher) you'll be hooked to it and be willing to advance in the game and learn more.

    In conclusion The Witcher 3 is a must have for every gamer, sure it's not the best looking game ever, but it doesn't matter, it looks good enough and the gameplay works perfectly, it's incredibly full of content and the story is quite possibly the best I've experienced in a video game, at least in recent years, and will leave you some forever lasting memories. Buy this game, buy the expansions, The Witcher is without a doubt one of the greatest franchise in the history of our favorite medium : video games.
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  5. May 20, 2015
    10
    Great game! I wish it had Russian Voice over and text on Ps4 too as it does on PC. Huge Open world game. Haven't left starting area yet! wishGreat game! I wish it had Russian Voice over and text on Ps4 too as it does on PC. Huge Open world game. Haven't left starting area yet! wish they allowed some sort of material or items just to make cash most of junk I re-polish into materials. Kind of sad because I have to go to work tomorrow.. Can't stop playing the game:) Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2016
    9
    I'll start of by saying that this is one of my favourite games of 2016. When this game launched I didn't buy it due to it not seemingI'll start of by saying that this is one of my favourite games of 2016. When this game launched I didn't buy it due to it not seeming interesting to me. This is probably due to not playing any of the other games in the series. Eventually this game went on sale and because of the extremely positive reception I decided to give it a try. I didn't regret buying this game and would've bought it at launch for the full price. I'll start off by explaining the gameplay. This game is easily one of the best RPGs I have ever played, and for me, it's easily better than Skyrim. The voice acting is superb. The animation is amazing. The story is intriguing. The characters have personality. The maps are well designed. The quests all feel different. The game is amazing but as much as I praise the game I do have problems with it. My biggest gripe with the game, which made me not play it after a while, is the loading screens. The loading screens in the game are massive. I was doing a quest in the game which involved hunting down a werewolf, seems easy enough. Well werewolfs happen to be extremely hard enemies to face, but that was not my problem. My problem was that every time I died I ended up going through one of the game's loading screens. Due to me being extremely determined to finish this quest I ended up dying a lot, which in turn, meant more loading screens. There was some annoying narrative at the beginning of the loading screens, which got annoying really quickly. This ended up with me getting sick of this and quitting the game all together. I haven't found the motivation to open the game again and end up playing till the end, but from what I saw of the game, I can confidently say that, if you are a fan of RPGs and games like Skyrim, this game is for you. This game would've been my game of the year if I wasn't such a Soulsborne fanboy. 9/10 too many loading screens 4 me. Expand
  7. Apr 12, 2016
    0
    I'm tired of these "supposed to be RPGs" the User Interface is just ugly, story is dumb, the openworld is not well implemented, this gameI'm tired of these "supposed to be RPGs" the User Interface is just ugly, story is dumb, the openworld is not well implemented, this game shouldn't be on consoles to begin with, the medieval theme it's so overused, but this is supposed to be the 2015's game, is the best thing we're getting nowdays i suppose Expand

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