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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 4, 2015
    100
    The CD Projekt Red surpassed all expectations and they really managed to combine a megalomaniac open world with a strong story. Witcher 3 is a masterpiece, which you will talk to your grandchildren about.
  2. May 29, 2015
    100
    This is easily one of the best games of 2015, but beyond that it is the best fantasy RPG I have played to date, alongside being the best open-world game since Rockstar’s phenomenal Red Dead Redemption.
  3. Jun 2, 2015
    100
    Xbox One owners should have no reason to bemoan the way the game looks: it’s beautiful on all of its platforms.
  4. 90
    It’s by no means a flawless victory, but The Witcher 3 is a remarkable, if uneven, adventure that we’ll be dipping into for months to come.
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    90
    If you stick with it until the end, you'll be blown away by its engrossing world, riveting characters, and deep combat system. It's a crowning achievement from the developers, and it's a definite contender for game of the year.
  6. 90
    Featuring some of the best story telling we have seen so far this year and an unforgettable, dynamic and vast open world, Witcher 3 stands as a must own for not only fans of the franchise but those looking for rich experience they can soak 100+ hours into. Some of the glitches, bugs and other small annoyances hamper the experience but the pros outweigh the cons as the Witcher 3 is a journey worth taking.
  7. 80
    The end result is a terrific role-playing game that any fan of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim will love. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt falls just short of perfection because of those nagging little issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 102
  2. Negative: 8 out of 102
  1. May 19, 2015
    10
    Take a bit of Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, The Wolf Among Us and add following ingrediences: most beautiful and dense open World ever created,Take a bit of Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, The Wolf Among Us and add following ingrediences: most beautiful and dense open World ever created, hard but rewarding combat and the most memorable side quests ever created from which many are dramatic storylines full of emotions on their own. This masterpiece is what you get! Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2015
    10
    First of all I would like to start this review by stating that A) That the fact the pc version looks better is irrelevant if your playing onFirst of all I would like to start this review by stating that A) That the fact the pc version looks better is irrelevant if your playing on Xbox one then you don’t have a world eating PC rig so all you need to know is that the game looks stunning!
    Moving on to B) For me the day one patch has fixed most frame rate issues, It has been very solid so far with no real notable slow down; and I have yet to loss a fight due to slowdown affecting timing or anything like that at all (30 hours in btw).....* UPDATE I am now 90 hours in and thought I should update you to say I am now 20% through the game and I have done a LOT of exploring ect. I'm still discovering new things to do and the game is still suprising me and feels very fresh, I have no inclination to stop any time soon! Also I changed my score from 9 to 10!*
    And C) BUY THIS GAME!

    If you like RPG’s then you owe it to yourself to at least check this out.

    A lot of people have talked about the vastness of the world(it’s huge) as well as the depth of writing and scripting for not only the main quest but side quests and random encounters (this is all true).

    For me the main reason I love this game over Dragon age inquisition is that it’s the first time since Skyrim that I felt like I was at the start of a grand adventure and that my wandering and exploring would actually lead to interesting things to do.

    When I played Skyrim I wanted to search every knock and cranny of the whole map because I was constantly tripping over interesting quest’s, hidden dungeons , high level monsters and being rewarded with mountains of loot!

    That’s how this game feels, I have spent over 10 hours or so just wandering the map finding random encounters looking for loot and generally enjoying a bevy of diverse well conceived and entertaining content. Whether it be exploring a sunken ship wreck to recover a powerful sword or destroying monster nest’s and helping traveller’s on the road.

    All of this is before you even start on the actual proper side quest and witcher contracts of which there are many! and nearly all of them have interesting plots and characters for you to immerse yourself in.

    Then you have the fact that you’re choice have consequences that you wont always see coming and the dark morally grey nature of the world around you means choices wont always be easy or obvious.

    Plus the combat is deep and relies on timing, strategy and preparation as well as a very deep intuitive crafting and alchemy system and my god if it isn’t Skyrim all over again! (Goodbye Sunlight Ill see you in about 200 hours time).

    So summing up I love this game! It’s tough but rewarding, you are free to explore and discover things for yourself but without sacrificing story and good writing and there are no copy and paste missions at all.

    For me DA:I was a huge disappointment, sure some people love it and there’s nothing wrong with that, it isn’t a terrible game by any means; But it is flawed and I constantly felt like the game was just big for the sake of being big.

    Outside of the main story (which was great by the way) everything else to do in the world was basically just filler and it felt like filler. A couple of one line quest’s like “ I have lost a ring can you find it” find ring and return “ thanks” is fine but when nearly every side quest is no more complicated then that and everything else to do is rinse and repeat like , build a camp, destroy a portal! You quickly (or I did ) start to feel like your Playing a traditional RPG stretched at the seams and stuffed with Filler to be a big open world! The fact that you are forced to do all this boring filler stuff in order to progress the actually quite good story is infuriating and the whole thing ended up feeling shallow and lazy.

    The reason I have gone in to DA:I so much is The Witcher is the Exact opposite of that, it’s deep and diverse it has so much engaging and interesting content that it can be a bit overwhelming and it is generally stunning to look at with beautiful lighting shadows and particle effect that blow Dragon age away.

    A lot of people like Dragon age and a lot of effort went in to it which should be appreciated but 30 hours in I had lost all motivation to continue playing whereas the same distance in to Witcher 3 I literally can not stop playing.

    Say what you will it’s all personal preference but for me The watcher is the best designed, best looking RPG since Skyrim(and it obv looks better) It’s brimming with personality and is a time sink of the very best variety!
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  3. Jun 7, 2015
    10
    When you have a world as deep and well written as the witcher is set you know the game will be good. The story is (as always with witcherWhen you have a world as deep and well written as the witcher is set you know the game will be good. The story is (as always with witcher games) just epic, the twists and turns of quests and characters is amazing and so well written. The graphics are good for what that counts. The game is huge, way bigger than dragon age inquisition and it doesn't feel empty or devoid of feeling where ever you go there is something to do and something to find. in all a wonderful rich game that if you are a fan of RPG's you should buy. One warning though it is totally and brutally unforgiving. Expand
  4. May 21, 2015
    10
    Fantástica história! Excelentes gráficos! Som muito bom!
    Dublagem de alto nível. O tamanho do mapa é enorme. Certamente passa das 100h para
    Fantástica história! Excelentes gráficos! Som muito bom!
    Dublagem de alto nível. O tamanho do mapa é enorme. Certamente passa das 100h para fazer todo o conteúdo.

    Não tem como não dar nota 10.
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  5. Jun 28, 2015
    9
    So close to a perfect game. There are a few glitches, none I have encountered were game breaking. The horse controls are a bit wonky. That'sSo close to a perfect game. There are a few glitches, none I have encountered were game breaking. The horse controls are a bit wonky. That's about it, fantastic in all other areas Expand
  6. May 20, 2015
    9
    The game is awesome. I've got about 7 hours in it. Great graphics. Great game play. The only reason it's not a 10 is because there are someThe game is awesome. I've got about 7 hours in it. Great graphics. Great game play. The only reason it's not a 10 is because there are some very small things that are a little wonky from time to time. It's not game breaking but it's not perfect either. I love it. Expand
  7. Jun 17, 2015
    1
    A terrible game with a boring lead protagonist and a clunky and unintuative control scheme. I can't recommend this game at all even if theA terrible game with a boring lead protagonist and a clunky and unintuative control scheme. I can't recommend this game at all even if the graphics are fairly decent. Graphics alone don't make a game. Expand

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