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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: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  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. Jul 5, 2019
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played. Everything thing about it is fantastic. The visuals, sound design, music, characters, story, setting,One of the best games I've ever played. Everything thing about it is fantastic. The visuals, sound design, music, characters, story, setting, voice acting and gameplay are all amazing. Both expansions are also incredible. A Masterpiece. 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. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    The best game I ever played...the only downside is the crazy system requirment... I spend 850$ to upgrade my Graphic Card just before the gameThe best game I ever played...the only downside is the crazy system requirment... I spend 850$ to upgrade my Graphic Card just before the game available... and is worth it Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2015
    10
    This game is absolutely amazing in every aspect!!!

    Graphics and sound make me feel like i am really there, world feels alive. Character
    This game is absolutely amazing in every aspect!!!

    Graphics and sound make me feel like i am really there, world feels alive. Character interaction and quests are totally on the new level!

    Some side quests have so much depth, i keep forgeting and thinking maybe i am on my main mission.

    World to explore will take 150 hours i guess, there is many random situations or marks on the map to do.

    Fight is much fluid and better than previous version of the game.

    Game is very addicting, and a frash air from all the crap other developers have been releasing lately.
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  5. Jun 1, 2015
    10
    the witcher 3 is one of the best games i have ever played and a great sequel to the witcher 2. the story begins half a year after the witcherthe witcher 3 is one of the best games i have ever played and a great sequel to the witcher 2. the story begins half a year after the witcher 2 has ended, with geralt looking for his loved one yennefer, after they reunite he is tasked to find the nilfgaardian emperor daughter ciry (which lived with geralt until his death in the first game) and is hooked to a epic adventure. what i really like about the witcher 3 is that it shows the consequences of the choises you have made in the first and second game. and except that, it also finally reveal the things it has heavily teased in the second game, the war in the north and the wild hunt, i am not going to talk about this matters for spoiler reasons. the reasons i talked about until now are sequel reasons but what really makes the witcher 3 great is the improvement in almost everything from the second game. the game world is fricking huge, the combat system is much better and simpler right now, actually most of the game systems have been simplified in a good way from the witcher 2 which is a good thing because the witcher 2 systems may have been to complicated. the story is greatly written and very long compared to the last game, the side missions are expensive and have depth. and the game graphics are just amazing, the game works about ~55 fps on ultra on my amd r9 290. to conclude the witcher 3 definitely deserves a game of the year award because it is one of the best games i have ever played and a must own. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2015
    9
    First things first. 9/10 because 10/10 is impossible. There is always something to improve. Period.

    I really was hyped for this game
    First things first. 9/10 because 10/10 is impossible. There is always something to improve. Period.

    I really was hyped for this game although I did not play the precedessors. I bought myself a new gaming rig right now so I could enjoy this new release in it's full glory and to hard test my new hardware.

    I had to wait for my new rig and for the games key until two weeks after release and read a view reviews here about it. I got to say I tend to read the negative reviews first to get an idea of what might be not so pleasant about the game. Those negative Nancys got me for quite some time and I first was grateful I did not pay extra for the game - it came with my video card.

    Those claimed down points were mostly grafics, controls and character development.

    All I can say to this is: What the **** is wrong with people?!

    Jesus! This brings back my personal memories of Gothic 2 where I was drawn in as a teenager for weeks.

    Despite my nostalgic feel I can only say this game is top notch in every aspect.

    Every time I launch this game I am overwhelmed by it's visual beauty - I stop often and just walk (!) through villages or with a torch in a dark forest at night to experience this great atmosphere. Just awesome. I normally do not feel the need to spend more time than necessarry in games so I fast travel or run in villages and cities but not here.

    Concerning the controls all I can say is that it is nothing new but far from being "obnoxious" or "awful". I am playing at the hardest difficulty which gives the game another feel of realism and authenticism since health is only restored with the potion or with food. Fights feel also a lot more challenging because blind rushing into enemies and blade flurring serves you nothing but ending dead soon after. You got to plan, you have to dodge, roll, break guards and use your signs to overcome enemies, be them beast or man.
    The controls always feel right to he point and accurate enough to fight tactically. Maybe the other reviewers have no talent in general for games...

    Last but not least the story. What are people expacting here? I may just beat 25% of the game yet but in my opinion it is a decent dark fantasy story with interesting characters and entertaining side stories.
    You cannot reinvent the wheel and it is no stand alone or new story beginning, it is a sequel of a series based on books. No wonder you cannot play as an old wizard killing enemies with fire bolts or a she elf archer. The protagonist is Geralt of Rivia a professional Monster slayer and swordsman. You know this before playing the game so it's no surprise you cannot create a new character or play as an archer.
    You either like Geralt and his style or not. End of discussion.

    To sum it up: One of the best games I played in my 18 years of gaming. Hands down.
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  7. Sep 18, 2019
    0
    Та просто скучная оверхайп хуета с сомнительным геймплеем для абсолютно низкой аудиторииТа просто скучная оверхайп хуета с сомнительным геймплеем для абсолютно низкой аудитории

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