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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 116
  1. May 13, 2016
    10
    They improved upon the one thing that was pretty bad in Witcher 3 and that was the easy boss battles. The story in this expansion is stellarThey improved upon the one thing that was pretty bad in Witcher 3 and that was the easy boss battles. The story in this expansion is stellar and it is graciously accepted as a longtime Witcher fan. Expand
  2. 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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  3. Aug 12, 2019
    10
    This is perhaps one of my favorite expansions to a game I have ever played. It may not add much in terms of world size, but that isn't whatThis is perhaps one of my favorite expansions to a game I have ever played. It may not add much in terms of world size, but that isn't what this DLC is about. Instead, it delivers an excellent story of tragedy, with some of the best characters and quests in the entire game. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Spend 10 Euro on the DLC and got content worth more than 100 Euro in EA DLCs. The story is great and they even managed to improve things overSpend 10 Euro on the DLC and got content worth more than 100 Euro in EA DLCs. The story is great and they even managed to improve things over the main game like shorter but more enjoyable quests. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2015
    10
    Awesome DLC, and well worth every penny/cent.

    I guess why I like this DLC better than the original from the get go is that I'm already
    Awesome DLC, and well worth every penny/cent.

    I guess why I like this DLC better than the original from the get go is that I'm already emotionally invested on Geralt anc Co. unlike in the beginning of the original Witcher 3. From the very beginning, the new story feels like a new start of a roleplaying campaign after finishing an awesome session a few months back. It's just great to be on the saddle again.

    Some people might have expected this DLC to be a continuation on the original story, but honestly, that makes absolutely no sense. If you indeed finished the whole main story, you'll see that there is no way the story could continue on the same tracks. It's a new mission for Geralt in a long line of new missions.

    And why it works?

    Because witchers' gonna witch.
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  6. 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.
    CD Project
    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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  7. Jun 14, 2017
    2
    Witcher 3 is a fantastic game - in my eyes, the best RPG published until 2015.
    Hearts of Stone is a mildly interesting interactive movie.
    Witcher 3 is a fantastic game - in my eyes, the best RPG published until 2015.
    Hearts of Stone is a mildly interesting interactive movie.
    During many of the movie sequences, where you move ten steps to get to the next movie, you cannot even save.
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