Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 82 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 82
  2. Negative: 1 out of 82
  1. May 16, 2012
    100
    The Witcher 2 is a highly recommended purchase for those seeking a mature and visceral role-playing experience.
  2. 100
    A perfect conversion of the extraordinary RPG didn't lose any of its appeal and gamepad controls added an even better feel. [May 2012]
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    100
    This is simply one of the most singular and enthralling RPG experiences in years, and it should be played by pretty much anyone willing to hold a controller.
  4. Apr 17, 2012
    100
    Despite the constant worry of carrying too much loot around, and even with some small interface issues, The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is a marvelous game. It's more focused and has a vastly superior combat model than Skyrim, is more realized and contains better writing than Dragon Age, and treats sex like a mature theme and not a juvenile goal. It's not to be missed.
  5. Apr 17, 2012
    100
    The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is one of the most engaging and immersive games of this console generation, drawing players into a complex narrative, full of character, an excellent script and a rich gaming environment.
  6. Apr 16, 2012
    100
    Porting such a colossal game as The Witcher 2 on the 360 was no easy task. CD Projekt rose to the challenge nonetheless and succeeded. Even though it's less detailed and delicate than on the PC, the 360 port remains visually stunning. The game itself is as good as ever, better even, with its buffed up third act and revised endings. Unmissable for any RPG fan.
  7. Apr 12, 2012
    100
    The best fantasy RPG on Xbox 360. The awesome atmosphere, the epic and adult storyline, the beautiful graphics and the clever gameplay are enough to turn this masterpiece into a must buy.
  8. Apr 27, 2012
    98
    The Witcher 2 looks great, plays great, and is a role-playing adventure for the ages.
  9. May 26, 2012
    97
    If you want to be shown how a PC port should be done, then look no further than The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
  10. Apr 27, 2012
    97
    The 360 version may not be the pinnacle version, but it's done well enough that there's no significant detriment to tarnish the experience the developers originally intended.
  11. Apr 12, 2012
    96
    The Witcher 2 continues to be a colossal creative and technical achievement and the superb 360 version only confirms the excellence CD Projekt's craft. Console users get a fantastic version of a fantastic game, while the PC users get a great patch that improves and enhances the experience of the original, a perfect excuse to return as The White Wolf and to live his adventure from a new perspective.
  12. May 10, 2012
    95
    Much like its protagonist, Assassins of Kings stands in defiant contrast to the crowd, but in doing so CD Projekt RED has come away with a product that appeals on many different levels – a strong draught of dialogue, action, and coordinated gameplay that ought to slake the hunger, thirst, and yearning loins of any lonesome traveller of the road.
  13. Apr 16, 2012
    95
    The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings Enhanced Edition is not a perfect game as the title does contain some graphical clipping, a few bugs and some truly frustrating moments such as over the top boss battles (depending on difficulty) and of course the horrible inventory system. However, thankfully the pros more than outweigh the cons in this title which creates one of the best RPG experiences on the XBox 360.
  14. Apr 13, 2012
    95
    The Witcher 2 on the X360 is a masterpiece. It's easy to prey on the developers that are unable to create a good port of an original game, but that's not the case. I don't have to be patriotic to see the gigantic amount of work the authors have done - I have seen this port in action almost a year ago and I was far from being ecstatic.
  15. Apr 10, 2012
    95
    Its weighty combat, difficult choices with real consequences, and fascinating storylines are some of the best gaming has ever seen. I can no longer lord it over the console masses with this one, though, because this long-in-development Xbox 360 port is just as amazing as the original. It's actually better than it was at launch... [May 2012, p.82]
  16. Apr 17, 2012
    94
    Regardless of the game's quality when put side-by-side with its PC incarnation, however, The Witcher 2 on the 360 is definitely an incredibly well crafted and polished game with a few flaws that only rarely hinder the overall experience and prevent it from achieving perfection.
  17. Apr 16, 2012
    94
    Looks and plays great on Xbox 360, too. Enhanced Edition updates round out the game nicely and add much needed new stuff to the previously pretty brief last chapter. Thankfully nothing has been censored for the consoles, and everything in the world is still as engaging and gritty as it should be. The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition is a serious contender for the best game of 2012. [Apr 2012]
  18. Apr 13, 2012
    94
    CD Projekt has achieved a great game, translating the essence of the excellent game they made for PC to Xbox 360, without diluting it in the proccess. It is one of the best games for the Xbox 360; it's deep, complex and mature, and very good news for RPG fans.
  19. Apr 13, 2012
    94
    This is simply the perfect edition of The Witcher 2. If you still don't have the original PC version, this is the right time to get it, and if you have an Xbox 360 in your home just run out to buy this wonderful RPG.
  20. Apr 27, 2012
    93
    Goes toe-to-tow with both Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. A knockout console debut. [June 2012, p.72]
  21. Apr 19, 2012
    93
    The Xbox 360 version has some rough edges, but these annoyances aren't significant enough to sully the experience. The Witcher 2 is a beauty to behold with a rich, involving fiction framing strategic and challenging combat. Most of all, its mature implementation of morality, choice, and consequence is a step forward that more games would be wise to follow.
  22. Apr 13, 2012
    93
    The Witcher 2 is amazing! Not the graphics, but the gameplay is the thing that will keep the players happy. This just might be the greatest PC-to-console port ever made.
  23. Apr 13, 2012
    93
    The original PC version of The Witcher 2 is still the best, but playing the Enhanced Edition on Xbox 360 is, hands on, one of the most amazing RPG experiences in console.
  24. Apr 13, 2012
    93
    A brilliant game with deep gameplay, great graphics, a highly involving story and, mainly, it feels like a game conceived for consoles rather than as a PC port. Undoubtedly one of the best RPGs on Xbox 360.
  25. Apr 16, 2012
    92
    The best RPG of 2010 comes to the Xbox 360 in a Enhanced version. It's a porting of incredible quality that qualifies The Witcher 2 as one of the best console games of 2012.
  26. Apr 16, 2012
    91
    It's a fantastic game, even set aside from playing the original Witcher, so don't be put off by the fact that you might not have played the first game. For console only players that have heard PC gamers talk endlessly about the merits of this particular title, you'll finally get a chance to see what all the hype has been about. I don't think you'll come away disappointed in the slightest, as The Witcher 2 really delivers in every way imaginable.
  27. 90
    Engrossing and rewarding. [Issue#85, p.88]
  28. May 28, 2012
    90
    It doesn't deliver the amazing level of graphics we've seen in the enhanced PC version, but the Xbox 360 edition of Witcher 2 is, by all means, one of the best western RPGs ever created.
  29. May 15, 2012
    90
    The Enhanced Edition improves upon an already excellent game and brilliantly spreads the Witcher gospel to Xbox-owners. The dark and brutal adventures of Geralt are still marvelous and everyone who hasn't played Witcher 2, but enjoys an occasional RPG, should prepare themselves for an exciting and seductive experience.
  30. May 14, 2012
    90
    What impresses most is the subtle way in which each additional part has been woven into the original game. [June 2012, p.64]
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 645 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 196
  1. Apr 18, 2012
    10
    @Dacai: you didn't take into account that 1) in some regions this game was available from the 14th of April and 2) there are quite a few people who bought it on xbox who played it on pc before, thus they ARE able to give an in-depth review after just a day of playing. Please remove your unfair score and make a review only after you have actually played the game. My review: Marvellous story, where your decisions really matter. Gorgeous graphics. Intensive gameplay. Solid voice acting. Original and captivating music. The Witcher 2 has all that and much more. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Witcher 2 does what Dragon Age 2 should have done to DA1 aswell. Namely, making a great RPG even greater. You don't have to bump down a RPG when you add a realtime action combat system. You don't have to recycle the same locations all the freaking time. You don't have to make the game look cartoony and much much much easyer. Bioware look at the real pro's cause CD Projekt whooped your butt there. Yes Witcher 2 is hard on medium difficulty. But its so satisfying when you defeat that boss or group of thugs. You really have to find a patern and adjust to it. Potions are a must. Making sure you got the right gear is a must. But unlike other games i haven't found it frustrating yet. Although i had to peek how to defeat the swamp monster cause the entire game you can't just jump on obstacles just like that and suddenly you have to without me knowing you could...died there allot of time dodging what he trew at me before i knew how to progress, then it was easy. XD Full Review »
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    10
    Best game in my life :) Great storyline, so beautifull world created by Andrzej Sapkowski in his novels, satisfactory fight and nowhere to be seen such great voice acting ! Full Review »