Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 50
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 50
  3. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 21, 2016
    100
    The Witcher 3 is a game I judge with my heart, not with my brain. And my heart says Blood and Wine deserves the highest rating. [07/2016, p.46]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 12, 2016
    100
    Excellent DLC and a dignified farewell to the amazing saga, which fixes certain errors of the great game and adds a new location with completely different mood. [Issue#265]
  3. Jun 26, 2016
    100
    It really is incredible what CDPR has achieved here, and I wouldn’t be totally averse to playing something of this size and quality each and every year. This is without doubt the greatest piece of DLC I have ever played, and I think plenty of other developers and publishers should rightly be embarrassed by their efforts after seeing this. Expansion of the year? Almost surely. Game of the year? A real possibility.
  4. Jun 9, 2016
    100
    This is a real treasure and a tribute to all-things Witcher, perfectly captured in the final moment before the credits roll: a close-up of Geralt, who turns to look directly at the player through the screen with a subtle grin, as if giving thanks for the chance to tell one last Witcher story.
  5. Jun 8, 2016
    100
    Blood and Wine is an expansion that’s more generous with its content than some full priced games, and the fact that CD Projekt Red has maintained such a consistent level of quality across both of its expansions is really remarkable.
  6. Jun 3, 2016
    100
    Blood and Wine is not the epic "save the world" adventure prior Witcher titles were, but that's okay. It's a fond farewell to Geralt of Rivea, ensuring your last adventure with The Witcher leaves a smile on your face.
  7. May 30, 2016
    100
    A living, breathing, Cezanne that will not hesitate to cover itself in blood, wink bitterly at you as it runs deeper down the rabbit hole and whose propensity to stun, mesmerize and redefine everything you thought you knew about the concept of “expansion packs”, will have a lasting impact upon the video game industry. Unforgettable.
  8. May 25, 2016
    100
    Blood and Wine is the sum of its very well-executed parts, taking the best of The Witcher 3 and putting it brightly on display. CDPR has done an amazing job of creating something that builds so strongly on the foundation laid out last year, to the point that it feels grand and completely new. At one point, as I reached 20 hours of play, I didn’t even feel close to finished.
  9. May 25, 2016
    100
    The second expansion to Witcher 3 - Blood and Wine, is a multi-hour adventure that expertly mixes all the things we know and love with very interesting novelties. The new land is breathtaking, the story and characters are enchanting and the interface finally is almost perfect. Every story needs an ending and this one is one of the most satisfying ever.
  10. May 26, 2016
    96
    CD Projekt Red has raised the bar on what it takes to make a high quality story driven RPG. They did not fail to deliver on Geralt’s final tale either. If this is our last hurrah with the White Wolf it was time well spent.
  11. May 25, 2016
    96
    The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine is everything you hoped it would be. Toussaint is beautiful, there is so much to do and the new features make sure you want to start up The Witcher 3 again. An essential purchase for anyone who loves The Witcher 3.
  12. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jul 7, 2016
    95
    It is gratifying that The Witcher 3 holds the quality bar at the highest level to the final credits of his last add-on. [Issue#210, p.74]
  13. Jun 7, 2016
    95
    An exquisite conclusion to a legendary saga, Blood and Wine concludes in a high note the notable efforts of CD Projekt RED and brings some of Sapkowski's most endearing characters to life.
  14. May 27, 2016
    95
    Taken as a whole, Blood and Wine is nothing short of a triumph – a stunning conclusion to one of the best RPG series ever made.
  15. May 26, 2016
    95
    Blood and Wine is an incredible send-off for an excellent game.
  16. May 26, 2016
    95
    When we finished Hearts of Stone, we did it holding goodbye tears. With Blood and Wine, however, we do it with joy, because CD Projekt has delivered over thirty hours of new stories and unforgettable characters. Don’t take too long to come back.
  17. May 25, 2016
    95
    A marvelous expansion for a marvelous game. Toussaint is another triumph for CD Projekt.
  18. May 25, 2016
    95
    CD Projekt RED has lived up to the expectations and has delivered a DLC which offers more than 30 hours of entertainment and a completely renewed plot.
  19. May 25, 2016
    95
    We were expecting nothing less, considering how good the previous DLC was, but Blood & Wine is really wonderful in every sense. The game world is huge and rich, and Geralt is more powerful than ever, with new items and talents. Another excellent work from CD Projekt.
  20. May 25, 2016
    95
    Geralt says goodbye with a bittersweet smile in his face by a fire. Wine, blood and death surround him and will be there always. Blood & Wine closes the saga in a very crepuscular way.
  21. May 25, 2016
    94
    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is an accomplished piece of genre fiction with some characters I'll come to miss. Pour a goblet of the red stuff and join them, you won't be disappointed.
  22. May 25, 2016
    93
    The whole expansion is an adrenaline rush, reminding me of the intense pacing of Wild Hunt's final act. It also has plenty nods to Geralt and his friends that longtime fans are sure to enjoy. You never know when a past character may make an appearance or be mentioned. The world has so much depth and excitement; Blood and Wine is a great way to spend your last days as Geralt.
  23. May 25, 2016
    93
    Blood & Wine is hands down one the best expansions in the whole videogame history. Thousands of quests, a new fascinating region to explore, original gameplay mechanics. And it brings solid improvements to the user interface and the combat system. There wouldn't have been a better way to say goodbye to the Witcher.
  24. Jul 11, 2016
    91
    Blood and Wine should be used as an interactive workshop for other developers to show them how to create awesome game expansions.
  25. May 30, 2016
    91
    Despite its low price tag, Blood and Wine is a substantial 30-hour expansion filled with memorable moments, tons of quests and a beautiful new world to explore. A must-buy.
  26. Dec 1, 2016
    90
    The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine is an exceptional expansion that reignites a sense of wonder even for players who have put in hundreds of hours so far. The breadth and variety of all that’s included stands stronger than many full-priced sequels. As a twenty-dollar add-on, it’s absolutely worthwhile.
  27. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 28, 2016
    90
    An excellent add-on for an excellent game. [Aug 2016]
  28. Jun 23, 2016
    90
    While it doesn’t reinvent itself with this final large dump of content, what is here in Blood and Wine is some of the best parts of The Witcher 3 dropped into a beautiful and refreshing new land with fascinating stories and characters, and all given for a generous asking price.
  29. Jun 18, 2016
    90
    Blood and Wine is a massive expansion, and with content strong enough to stand on its own two feet, realising it’s merely an addition to what is otherwise considered one of the best games ever is just a cherry on top.
  30. Jun 6, 2016
    90
    Grand farewell to Geralt of Rivia, a shiny example of an expansion and great completion of one of the best RPGs of recent years. Just as children are obliged to go to school, The Witcher 3 players have a duty to go to Toussaint.
  31. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is the glorious ending both Geralt and the whole series always deserved. Toussaint is gorgeous and it has so many different aspects to discover. New gameplay mechanics and the improved FPS makes it a marvelous example of a great expansion.
  32. Jun 1, 2016
    90
    The Witcher 3 was already an incredible title to begin with, and with Blood and Wine it becomes even better. The new region of Toussaint does not simply bring us more of what made the original game so great, it expands on it and offers an environment and a plot line that - in some areas - exceeds that of the main entry.
  33. May 26, 2016
    90
    It was inevitable that The Witcher 3 would close on a high, but few will have expected what they’ll find in Blood & Wine.
  34. May 25, 2016
    90
    When it comes to expansion packs, Blood and Wine is truly a masterpiece: huge scale, beautiful vistas, interesting stories and multitude of activities beyond the main quest. A wonderful goodbye for one of the best games in a long, long time.
  35. May 25, 2016
    90
    Blood and Wine is one of the most complex, and best written, adventures in The Witcher universe. The new land, Toussaint, and the return of well known characters, make this DLC the perfect conclusion for last year´s GOTY. New mechanics, such as upgrading the vineyard, are not too relevant.
  36. May 25, 2016
    90
    Though you can tackle it at anytime, Blood and Wine is definitely CD Projekt Red's farewell to Geralt of Rivia. The great storytelling, interesting characters, and solid hunting mechanics all return in one last adventure, taking Geralt to a new region. If you've played Wild Hunt and Hearts of Stone, you owe it to yourself to experience this excellent finish to Geralt's tale.
  37. May 25, 2016
    90
    Finally, given how subversive CD Projekt’s strategy has been, how they’ve managed to outclass the big dogs by simply doing the best job they could do with The Witcher 3 after years of honing their craft, Blood & Wine is a triumphant slam-dunk from a team at the top of their game. There is no better way for Geralt to sign off than to do it while whispering ‘get fu.ked’ at a bloated and out-of-touch set of flatulent shitebags. Play his last adventure, it’s his best.
  38. May 25, 2016
    90
    Blood and Wine is a gripping murder mystery set in a picturesque new locale, and a fitting end to the story of Geralt of Rivia.
  39. May 25, 2016
    90
    An excellent addition to the Witcher 3 universe. The new enemies, redesigned UI, and exceptionally well-crafted new land to explore are all pluses in my book. The main questline introduced for the expansion is intriguing, and gives much more insight into the world that Geralt has spent his life adventuring through. In the final moments CDPR brings everything together to really help the player’s impact on the world feel more real, and it’s something that very few developers have ever managed to really accomplish.
  40. May 25, 2016
    90
    Blood and Wine ends the saga of Geralt of Rivia in style, bringing with it a tale of charming vampires and troublesome friendship set in a stunning new landscape that departs from the bleakness we've known until now. The expansion also brings some welcome gameplay enhancements, including mutations, the ability to dye armor, and a vineyard for growing herbs. Most of all, it leaves Geralt in a good place.
  41. May 25, 2016
    90
    CD Projekt Red ends The Witcher saga in the best possible way, giving Geralt's fans a full game dressed up as a DLC.
  42. May 25, 2016
    90
    The last expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is by far the best one. It manages to bring new and interesting mechanics to the game, as well as some of the most beautifully designed landscapes we have ever seen in this franchise. A must buy.
  43. May 25, 2016
    90
    However many little nagging issues I have with Wild Hunt (the combat is still a bit too simplistic), Blood and Wine is the best The Witcher has ever been since the first game. I came in merely expecting a bigger Hearts of Stone, but ended up getting something more expansive in nearly every sense of the word.
  44. May 25, 2016
    88
    Blood and Wine is another marvelous creature of CD Projekt. If you played and finished The Witcher 3, you have to buy this DLC.
  45. Games Master UK
    Aug 21, 2016
    85
    A vast, joyful playground, and a wonderful excuse to return to The Witcher 3 one last time. [Aug 2016, p.81]
  46. Jun 19, 2016
    80
    A fitting finale to CD Projekt Red's masterpiece trilogy.
  47. Jun 6, 2016
    80
    If you are a fan of the original Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and feel the need to embark on a new journey, there is certainly a lot here to offer with Blood and Wine. The large-sized new area, dying armor, and the incorporation of mutations present a sufficient amount of new gameplay elements to play around with. However, it is the thirty hours of new adventures tied in with the amount of new quests and point of interests that will get players back into the game.
  48. May 31, 2016
    80
    An excellent send-off for Geralt and The Witcher 3, and although the jokes don’t always hit home the stunning visuals and breadth of content do.
  49. May 25, 2016
    80
    A brilliant conclusion to the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, with a fantastic new area to discover, captivating main story, some lovely characters and a lot of interesting and well-written side-quests. Fans of the Witcher will ddfinitely love Blod and Wine, even if it's not a truly challenging expansion.
  50. May 25, 2016
    80
    Geralt deserves to be called a legend, of course, not least because he stars in one of the greatest role-playing games ever made. Perhaps we will join him in yet another adventure, but if Blood and Wine is the White Wolf’s final interactive appearance, he at least departs in style.
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  1. Oct 19, 2016
    Blood and Wine is equal parts triumphant and somber.
  2. It’s not CD Projekt’s best work, but it’s worthy enough. It’s good story, a well told story, but simply nowhere near the excellent craft of Hearts of Stone, which used the increased space but tighter focus of its DLC for a character piece.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 2429 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. May 31, 2016
    10
    Blood & Wine is an excellent expansion to an already exceptional foundation. The land of Touissaint is absolutely packed to the brim withBlood & Wine is an excellent expansion to an already exceptional foundation. The land of Touissaint is absolutely packed to the brim with content and collectibles. The main story is about Vampires, and is also engaging. The new characters are just as engaging as the old ones ever were. If you get the chance to pick this bad boy up, take it. Full Review »
  2. May 31, 2016
    10
    10/10
    -Excellent Story
    -Nice gameplay (As always) -Good enemies. -Interesting characters. -Beautiful new zone. -CDProjektRed By far,
    10/10
    -Excellent Story
    -Nice gameplay (As always)
    -Good enemies.
    -Interesting characters.
    -Beautiful new zone.
    -CDProjektRed

    By far, one of the best expansion i've ever played.
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  3. May 31, 2016
    10
    Pros:
    -Graphics
    -music -atmosphere -quests -humor -30 hours of gameplay -writting -PRICE! Cons -too many jokes and refferences
    Pros:
    -Graphics
    -music
    -atmosphere
    -quests
    -humor
    -30 hours of gameplay
    -writting
    -PRICE!

    Cons
    -too many jokes and refferences
    -bugs at launch
    I cant just find major flaws of this game. It is essential. Also they give you Physical gwent decks. God damn, buy this Expansion if you are Witcher guy, because it is totally worth it, and its price is cheap.
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