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  • Summary: Hearts of Stone features over ten hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and an entirely new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each RunewordHearts of Stone features over ten hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and an entirely new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword impacts a different aspect of in-game mechanics and allows the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics. [CD Projekt] Expand

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  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2015
    100
    Great expansion, whose central motif is one sophisticated storyline. The only minus is worse a weaker side quest line and absence of references to the original game and its main storyline. [Issue#258]
  2. Oct 19, 2015
    100
    Runs the entire gamut of human pathos with extraordinary flair and an impeccable eye for direction and dramatic impact. Hearts of Stone is a stunning journey into the very heart of darkness and beyond. An absolute must play.
  3. Oct 8, 2015
    95
    The Hearts of Stone DLC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is rock-solid. A completely new storyline, new side quests and new areas to explore all come together in this stunning first DLC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A must have for all Witcher fans.
  4. Oct 8, 2015
    90
    A great expansion that adds to an already excellent game. Good balance between price, quality and content thanks to a great story.
  5. Oct 13, 2015
    90
    The best aspect of this DLC is its unique way to wander far from what The Witcher 3 got us used to in terms of narration. If you loved the original game, you shouldn't miss this expansion.
  6. Oct 11, 2015
    87
    Lots of content, full of variety and extremely will written. This is a well-done add-on for a low price.
  7. Oct 8, 2015
    70
    Hearts of Stone can be considered as a good way to meet Geralt again. This expansion drags us into a captivating story with fascinating characters. Even though its difficulty is far from perfectly set and some additions (runewords particularly) don't feel very useful, it's a pleasure to be able to ride with Geralt to some new locations and accomplish a few more new side quests.

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  1. Negative: 4 out of 136
  1. Oct 13, 2015
    10
    Perfect in every way. One thing, however, you have to ignore: reviews that bicker over the word "expansion." We have known for severalPerfect in every way. One thing, however, you have to ignore: reviews that bicker over the word "expansion." We have known for several months what this expansion entails and so it makes no sense to criticize it for "oh it doesn't have an extra map and this is more of the same." What does that even mean? Every expansion from every game is more of the same.

    Hearts of Stone has everything you want in any continuation of Geralt's story. It's wonderfully paced and takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Remarkable work CD Projekt.
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  2. Mar 28, 2016
    10
    This much better than original game. 10/10

    What can i say else? Main story very intersting, not a lot of quests, but they realy
    This much better than original game. 10/10

    What can i say else? Main story very intersting, not a lot of quests, but they realy interesting. I can recommend this expantion to everyone
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  3. Mar 23, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Witcher 3 is almost perfect, so is this DLC. I would give it 9.9/10 if this site allows floating point scores.
    Pros:
    --- Shani, what a wonderful lass! I find myself fortunate to have lighthoused Triss and unicorned Yen and ended up being a happy bachelor, because I can now boat Shani without qualms!
    --- The enemies are more challenging to fight, such as the boars, wraiths, and Olgierd.
    --- Some plots are creepy and scary as fok, such as coming into Iris memory, fighting the self-healing wraith , and searching master mirror. I love that feeling!

    Cons:
    --- 10,000 for enchantments, are you kidding me? It feels this secondary quest encourages players to seek free money glitches ...
    --- bugs still exists --- such as loss of keyboard response after dialogue, and crash --- rarely though.
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  4. Oct 20, 2015
    10
    Now thats how you make an expansion to a Open World RPG.
    I dont call it DLC, because it adds so much new stuff to the game, its amazing.
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    Now thats how you make an expansion to a Open World RPG.
    I dont call it DLC, because it adds so much new stuff to the game, its amazing.
    A fine edition to the main story, even hinting towards how to get the best ending, if you have not finished the main campaign already.
    Its a perfect display of well done game design and fits right into the world of Witcher 3. Dark and mysterious.
    This definately made me curious about the next expansion.
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  5. Jul 8, 2018
    9
    After the unpopular view i had about many aspects of the base Witcher 3 game, i didn't expect this to be as good as it was.
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    After the unpopular view i had about many aspects of the base Witcher 3 game, i didn't expect this to be as good as it was.
    CD Project absolutely delivered in this one, and got a lot better in pacing and the narrative itself is more vivid (use of better and more varied camera fixes which makes it more dynamic)
    Characters itself are excellent and fleshed out, and the storyline is original and makes really good use of the choice-making.
    I consider this DLC a 9, one of the best i played
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  6. Oct 18, 2015
    9
    + Bosses. And fight with them is better then in main game.
    + Story. It reminds me story with Bloody Baron.
    + I bought this expansion with
    + Bosses. And fight with them is better then in main game.
    + Story. It reminds me story with Bloody Baron.
    + I bought this expansion with physical form of Gwint and cards are really beatifull.
    + New ithems.
    + Prize.
    + Playing time around 12 hours.

    - Some bugs in gwints games.
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  7. Jul 19, 2020
    0
    one of the best DLC's i ever played together with blood and wine,the Olgierd von Everec is one of the best characters and one of the best fights

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