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  • Summary: Assume the role of The Witcher, Geralt, a legendary monster slayer caught in a web of intrigue as he battles forces vying for control of the world. Make difficult decisions and live with the consequences in a game that will immerse you in an extraordinary tale like no other. The WitcherAssume the role of The Witcher, Geralt, a legendary monster slayer caught in a web of intrigue as he battles forces vying for control of the world. Make difficult decisions and live with the consequences in a game that will immerse you in an extraordinary tale like no other. The Witcher shatters the line between good and evil in a world where moral ambiguity reigns. The Witcher emphasizes story and character development in a vibrant world while incorporating tactically-deep real-time combat like no game before it. [Atari] Expand
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  1. PC PowerPlay
    100
    All in all, the Enhanced Edition is a triumph. Projekt Red took a great game and made it better. While the new content won’t take too much time to plough through for a veteran, it’s worth playing the original campaign again just to marvel at how much has been tweaked. [Nov 2008, p.54]
  2. 93
    The Witcher is in better shape than ever, and gamers that played the original will be jealous of those who can enjoy the game for the first time in its higher form. Don't worry, though, as the Enhanced Edition gives Witcher veterans a perfect excuse to replay a sure-to-be classic.
  3. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is a remarkably deep title filled with decision making tasks that actually have an effect on the story itself.
  4. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is what this role-playing game should have been when it made its debut a year ago.
  5. If you are an RPG player then you should not skip out on The Witcher because it has it all, visuals, audio, gameplay, story, and scantly clad women/dryads/hookers/etc.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    81
    Flawed RPG fixed. [Nov 2008, p.88]
  7. Overall, The Witcher was a game which strived for the peaks of the highest mountains, but only reached the base camp.

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  1. Negative: 34 out of 275
  1. May 7, 2011
    10
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is the most underrated game ever.
    It's perfection. The graphics are amazing: if you compare with Dragon Age they
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is the most underrated game ever.
    It's perfection. The graphics are amazing: if you compare with Dragon Age they are so much better even though this game is older. The music is a masterpiece and fits perfectly everywhere ... it really makes you feel like the places actually exist and gives the game a very unique and special feeling. The characters are very interesting and you want to know more and more about them all the time (very much as in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn). The story is also awesome ... I don't want to spoil anything but it really is great.

    If you like RPGs then buy this game. It's a masterpiece and one of the best RPGs ever made (Baldur's Gate II and Morrowind are the only RPGs I recon beats this game).
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  2. Mar 7, 2014
    10
    The Witcher I in my opinion is a testament to the role-playing genre.Set in a dark world filled with backstabbing friends,intriguing enemiesThe Witcher I in my opinion is a testament to the role-playing genre.Set in a dark world filled with backstabbing friends,intriguing enemies and many more with no genuine morality,we are deeply engrossed in this tale of the redemption of the witcher Geralt of Rivia. With Solid role-playing mechanics which although nothing new, are a solid base through which the game shares its story.One gets deeply immersed in this world filled to the brim with adult themes of sex,racism,politics.A Definite must buy for fans of mature fantasies. Expand
  3. May 4, 2011
    9
    I have played The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for the first time last week and I must say, this is one of the best game I have ever played, evenI have played The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for the first time last week and I must say, this is one of the best game I have ever played, even if it is a 3 years old game. The setting is mature and intelligent (not all gamers are 12yo!!!), the graphics are great, the RPG elements are fun and the dialogues are realistic and compelling. The fighting action is really cool but I would have preferred a "Jedi academy 2" type of sword fighting, more based on reflex and skills than timing. This game is a MUST HAVE. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2017
    8
    Pas mal, pas mal ! il faut du temps pour se plonger dans cette approche de l'heroic-fantasy assez particulière que propose The Witcher dont lePas mal, pas mal ! il faut du temps pour se plonger dans cette approche de l'heroic-fantasy assez particulière que propose The Witcher dont le héros n'a a priori que le charisme d'un beignet et la tronche d'un vieillard. Une approche pourtant très réaliste (grâce également au background soigné) à la manière du premier Dragon Age mais avec le politiquement correct... en moins !

    Gérard peut se bourrer la gueule dans les tavernes, se mettre sur la tronche avec des abrutis pour quelques pièces et bien sûr lever de la jambonneuse à la moindre occasion (Gérard tire tout ce qui bouge, même les chèvres). Le langage est aussi parfois particulièrement "fleuri", ce qui ne manque pas de piquant.

    Le combat est très bien pensé (avec choix de la vue et possibilité de faire pause) et la nécessité de se documenter sur les monstres pour mieux connaître leurs points faibles -et... mieux les tuer- ajoute au réalisme (ou en tout cas à la crédibilité) dont je parlais plus haut. Techniquement c'est pas vilain sans être extraordinaire mais on note quelques environnements qui rament, même avec une carte récente.

    La VF est de bonne facture et la musique est correcte. Seulement (!) 3 ou 4 plantages pour un jeu à l'histoire assez complexe et aux choix qui ont un impact assez énorme, c'est plutôt bien "payé". Même s'il s'agit de l'édition "améliorée & augmentée" et dans ce cas on n'ose imaginer le comportement de l'édition normale originale...

    Je termine sur quelques soucis tout de même : le design des menus et de l'inventaire sont très perfectibles et au moins une quête -vitale pourtant- n'a pas de marqueur de carte ! beaucoup trop de copié-collé sur les visages des pnj et des temps de chargement importants. Enfin, en dehors des choix cruciaux, on manque de contrôle (et de choix) dans les conversations que l'on subit un peu trop. N'est pas Bioware qui veut... mais malgré tout, CD Projekt a réalisé un RPG surprenant qui fait honneur à la superbe saga de Sapkowski.
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  5. Feb 15, 2016
    8
    Let me start by saying: Please do not buy the game expecting gameplay or graphics too similar to Witcher 2 or 3! This game is quite a bitLet me start by saying: Please do not buy the game expecting gameplay or graphics too similar to Witcher 2 or 3! This game is quite a bit older than the two others, and has a different style.
    HOWEVER! What this game has going for it is another strong story and a lot of atmosphere. This is what the company got right even in this first game. It is obvious that the team truly loves the source (the books and stories) and the world and story in this game, IMO, is VERY immersive.

    The playstyle is quite different, just like the graphics. It reminds me a bit more of Diablo, as it's click-to-move. You have different stances which you switch with keys, according to what you are fighting. Of course, alchemy and signs are in this game as well, as they are just of a trademark of the character as the two swords are.

    The game is showing it's age, as the graphics are of course not comparable to the later games, and it's quite interesting to compare the mechanics of the games, and see how the series developed.
    But even though this game has weaknesses and will feel VERY different compared to the later ones (total readjustment especially regarding combat), it still has tons of atmosphere and, as I said, a fascinating story. It's actually quite impressive how much the (back then) small company put into this game.

    If you don't mind the fact that the game is a bit older and therefore is very different regarding graphics and playstyle, if you care about the characters (of course, many of the beloved characters from the stories and the other games appear here, for example Triss and Vesemir) and the story, you might find yourself quite immersed, and if you are willing to adjust to the very different movement and combat, you might enjoy it a lot. I sure did!
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  6. Jul 10, 2019
    7
    The Witcher is an action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by Atari, based on the novel series of The Witcher byThe Witcher is an action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by Atari, based on the novel series of The Witcher by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The story takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows Geralt of Rivia, one of a few traveling monster hunters who have supernatural powers, known as Witchers. The game's system of moral choices as part of the storyline was noted for its time-delayed consequences and lack of black-and-white morality. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    The Mac version is a disaster. Can't really believe they're even selling it as a "Mac" version. It's really just a wine port of the PCThe Mac version is a disaster. Can't really believe they're even selling it as a "Mac" version. It's really just a wine port of the PC version. Crashes all the time and often won't reopen after a crash without reinstalling the whole game. After several reinstalls, at this point it won't for open for me at all. Hardly got through any of the game. Complete waste of money.

    The game itself is pretty dull, what I could play of it. Hard to believe it got such good reviews from critics. Must be boosting their ratings in an effort to support an indie RPG. While I respect the work that went into this as an indie title. The game's just not fun to play. The story drags while you wander around some little town area. Combat's mostly just click repeatedly on your enemies.
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