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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
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  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. May 25, 2015
    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.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Jun 27, 2015
    90
    Not quite the technical masterpiece we hoped for, but the mild disappointment soon melts away. The Witcher 3 is a huge, engrossing time-sink of a game that you'll happily spend dozens of hours on. [Issue#125, p.74]
  6. 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.
  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. Negative: 12 out of 202
  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. Dec 14, 2015
    10
    This will go down as one of the best rpg's ever created. It's mind blowing in scope and quality and very refreshing to have an adult orientedThis will go down as one of the best rpg's ever created. It's mind blowing in scope and quality and very refreshing to have an adult oriented rpg. This is a harsh, realistic and brutal world BEST GAME eVER Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2015
    10
    CD Project Red hat eines wirklich geschafft. Eine rießige und immersive Open World mit einer packenden Story verbunden. Einzig das KampfsystemCD Project Red hat eines wirklich geschafft. Eine rießige und immersive Open World mit einer packenden Story verbunden. Einzig das Kampfsystem und die Charakterentwicklung sind nicht das was ich mir gewünscht hätte. Nicht falsch verstehen, wir haben in diesem Spiel ein solides, flottes und durchaus spaßiges Battlesystem bekommen. Allerdings fehlt es mir in Verbindung mit der erwähnten Charakterentwicklung an Aktiven Fähigkeiten (Wirbel, Zerfleischen und die Zeichen... nicht viel) und einer tieferen Charakterindividualisierung (12 Slots für Perks WTF).

    Somit kommt mir TW3:WH in diesen Aspekten eher wie ein extrem gutes Action-Adventure vor.

    Allerdings...dies ist meine einzige Kritik an diesem Spiel. Ich persönlich lege bei RPG´s einfach sehr viel Wert auf ein Kampfsystem mit Aktiven Skills und eine tiefgreifende Charakterentwicklung. Wenn ich davon absehe und diese zwei dennoch soliden Aspekte als gegeben hinnehme, ist TW3:WH ein überaus immersives und spannendes Spiel welches mich für viele Stunden vor den Bildschirm gefesselt hat.

    Eines meiner Top 5 der westlichen RPG´s
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  4. Jul 6, 2015
    10
    Quite possibly, one of the best games I have played in my entire gaming experience. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an absolute gem, a game thatQuite possibly, one of the best games I have played in my entire gaming experience. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an absolute gem, a game that ticks every box.

    I have waited until I hit 100 hours to write any sort of review, I really wanted to sink my teeth into this game, and with each hour I feel deeper and deeper into the great depths of this fantastic game. This game does everything right and more, with every little detail or mishap being patched by the developer in lightning time.

    This game gripped me so much, I've just went a bought the first book in the series (trust me, I hate books, so this is saying something) just to get a bit more of Geralt and the world of a Witcher.
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  5. Jul 28, 2015
    9
    This game is what would happen if the witcher 1/2 and skyrim had a baby. The game play is great, the story is great, and there team actuallyThis game is what would happen if the witcher 1/2 and skyrim had a baby. The game play is great, the story is great, and there team actually cares about there fans. Its a must have and one of my favourite games of all time. Expand
  6. May 25, 2015
    9
    Before sharing my thoughts on CD Projekt Red’s “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” I just want to note two things. First, I am currently running intoBefore sharing my thoughts on CD Projekt Red’s “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” I just want to note two things. First, I am currently running into the Xbox One save bug that has been plaguing a lot of other players. However, while this is extremely annoying, I will not be factoring the bug into my impressions of the game. Just a friendly warning to anyone planning on playing on the Xbox! Second, this review is more of a first impression, as I am still at the beginning of the game (10-15 hours in). My thoughts on “The Witcher 3” may very well change when I finally complete the game’s story.

    That being said, I am having an absolutely amazing time! “The Witcher 3” is not a game; it is an interactive experience. CD Projekt Red has managed to engross me in a way that few developers have. Everything is top notch! The characters, combat, narrative, and the world itself all make “The Witcher 3” a great adventure worthy of your time and money.

    The characters in “The Witcher 3” are all well written, something that I think is lacking in a lot of recent AAA games. Dialogue is believable and engrossing. Further, CD Projekt gives you just the right amount of control over Geralt’s responses. You are able to shape his actions as you see fit, but the White Wolf’s personality still comes across. I think that the game benefits from focusing on Geralt instead of letting players create a character, as is customary with most RPGs. I love how the inhabitants of war ravaged Temeria react to me as I roam the land searching for monsters to slay or my next quest location: taking on the role of Geralt makes me feel as though I am truly apart of the world. Playing as Geralt’s ward, Ciri, is also a lot of fun (though not nearly as engaging). Moreover, the narrative itself is very, very interesting thus far.

    Combat is a lot of fun. While it took me a bit of getting used too, fighting monsters is a smooth, deadly dance. I love diving to the side of oncoming attacks, springing up, and then using the igni sign (a fire spell) to light my enemies ablaze! Everything flows fairly well, though I occasionally have trouble with the targeting system. The game’s emphasis on preparation before combat is also interesting and enjoyable. Knowing your enemy’s weaknesses and preparing the right potions, using the correct signs, and applying the correct oil to your blade really pays off. However, you can also turn the difficulty down and enjoy fast paced, zero preparation combat if that suits you!

    The world itself looks beautiful, despite the graphical downgrades from the PC version. Characters look realistic and are well animated, while the environments in which you travel are detailed and vibrant. Exploring in “The Witcher 3” actually feels like stepping foot into another world! CD Projekt does an excellent job building the world in which you explore. From the comments of peasants as you walk or ride by to the many interesting side quests (which are all well-written and engrossing, unlike MMO-style fetch or grind quests), my time in “The Witcher 3” has been extremely engaging.

    I do have some minor gripes. I find riding Geralt’s horse to be a bit annoying due to slightly unresponsive controls, while the game’s inventory text is a bit small. Additionally, finding quest markers on the game’s world map can be frustrating. But these are miniscule gripes. Bugs aside, “The Witcher 3” is a fantastic experience so far!
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  7. Aug 24, 2015
    0
    -flat map, empty, repetitive scenery
    -clunky controls, imprecise object targetting, can't look completely down
    -even at the highest
    -flat map, empty, repetitive scenery
    -clunky controls, imprecise object targetting, can't look completely down
    -even at the highest difficulty you can mash the attack button and everything will die (no potions, oils, bombs, etc needed)
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