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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. Also known as "The Witcher III: Wild Hunt" Expand
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  1. Positive: 78 out of 79
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    100
    The conclusion of Geralt’s game saga couldn’t be better. The large open world, great storytelling and dozens of hours of pure fun – this game is an absolute must for every RPG fan. [Issue#253]
  2. May 18, 2015
    100
    Its shockingly cohesive world is as beautiful as it is demanding, and it's packed full of mature content that throws you from one emotional response to the next. Its storytelling is superb, its combat is grippingly refined, and its often unforgiving nature only lends itself to a brilliantly rewarding experience.
  3. GameTrailers
    May 12, 2015
    98
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a thoughtful, diverse, and frequently awe-inspiring adventure. Its stories are deep and satisfying, unafraid to touch on themes of personal character, presenting players with choices and consequences that aren’t about turning into a hero or a villain. In the end, it’s quite simply one of the best RPGs ever made.
  4. May 12, 2015
    94
    The amount of content we find in The Witcher 3 is outstanding, as is its quality. It is true that there are some aspects with some room for improvement, but it delivers such a rich and unique universe that you will soon forget about them.
  5. May 26, 2015
    90
    Gigantic world, intriguing story, enjoyable combat and quest overload... that's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. An action RPG fan's dream come true.
  6. May 18, 2015
    90
    The Witcher 3 is one of the most hyped games this spring, but it's also one of the best. CD Project Red has managed to build a huge world that is both interesting and entertaining to explore. Add to that a well-crafted combat system and good opportunities to customize your character.
  7. May 22, 2015
    70
    It spends a great deal of its energy trying to impress the audience with unparalleled scope. The result is an experience that succeeds in its mission of being a grand experience, but commonly missteps when it comes to fundamentals such as combat, leveling systems, and user interface design.

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  1. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    This game is amazing, the story, the environment, the music, the NPC talks, everything fits, everything makes sense on a gigantic open map.This game is amazing, the story, the environment, the music, the NPC talks, everything fits, everything makes sense on a gigantic open map. Almostto perfection, it could have better movements so it would be perfect.But i still give it a 10. HUGE must play. Expand
  2. May 19, 2015
    10
    Very awesome game, reminds me of Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and Dragon Age. Bringing the best of those together in a world bigger than GTA VVery awesome game, reminds me of Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and Dragon Age. Bringing the best of those together in a world bigger than GTA V is truly something magnificent. While also telling a very good and mature story in a beautiful setting. Ladies and Gentlemen... Let me present The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Say goodbye to life for a while! 10/10 Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2020
    10
    If you only ever play one RPG make it this one. This game is incredible and is so detailed. Also Gwent is really fun and I spent way too muchIf you only ever play one RPG make it this one. This game is incredible and is so detailed. Also Gwent is really fun and I spent way too much time playing it. Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2018
    10
    This game had me hooked from the beginning to the end. The story was amazing, the characters were interesting, different and had great depth.This game had me hooked from the beginning to the end. The story was amazing, the characters were interesting, different and had great depth. The pacing of the game was good and the game opened up and became bigger and bigger the longer you played.

    The amount of content in this game is unbelievable. You get a lot of game time compared to the money you spend purchasing it. And there is a lot of different things to do in the game.

    The game had an amazing atmosphere, great graphics, unique quests and I loved the card game named Gwent! As an action RPG this game does almost everything right!

    But there are some minor flaws. The combat could be better. If I compare it to other RPG’s then this game does a great job. But compared to other actions games it’s a little bit lackluster. Tough I still enjoyed it and it was a massive improvement over the last two games. But it could have been a little bit better compared to how good the rest of the game was.

    Other than that I did not like the fact that every point of interest is marked on your map. It removes some of the explorations aspect of the game. And there are some other mechanics in the game that could have had a better polish. But those flaws are minor and I had an overall great time playing the game!

    This game is not only a good RPG… it’s an outstanding RPG! This game raised the bar of what a good RPG is and many games that will be released in the future will feel boring compared to the greatness of this game!
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  5. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lets start this review by stating that this game is a masterpiece, i give it a 9.7/10.
    Quest Design: The Quest designer of this game did an incredible job at making this game. It contains a wide verity of quests that all feel unique and intresting. No quest feels like ur just doing it to check boxes and even items to fetch like that Pan for that old lady have a story behind it.
    Story: The game's story is complex and intresting. All major events in the game are shown to the player and even important conversations ( the Ciri Stories) are played rather that told through a conversation between Geralt and the Baron. All of the charecters are interesting and have their own unique personalities. Same goes with the NPC's.
    The Open World: The Open World is not only huge but filled with things to do. You go off the beaten track and will find a unique charecter, sword or enemy to fight. In one of playthroughs i ran into a new sword cuz i went to Heatherton before finishing the beast of white orchard.
    Gameplay: All of the enemies fight differently and have unique patterns. The progression mechanics never feel like a grind. The combat isnt the smoothest part of the game but lt works and if u like RPG's u wont feel like it matters
    Micro transactions: CDPR is one of the most consumer friendly devs available. There are no microtransactions and numerous free DLC's. There 2 paid dlcs but u can get both for 10 dollars and get more than 40 hours of more content in a game with more than 300 hours of content
    Overall i believe anyone shud try the game as they shall enjoy it. Hope u liked the review and have fun playing.
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  6. Dec 21, 2020
    9
    I think it is the best Fantasy Action-RPG ever made in all respects.
    It's a 2015 game and playing it still today, at the of 2020, can only be
    I think it is the best Fantasy Action-RPG ever made in all respects.
    It's a 2015 game and playing it still today, at the of 2020, can only be a wonderful experience in the fantasy world inspired by Andrzey Sapkowski.
    The game design and the different beasts made are very suggestive.
    I do not rule out the presence of bugs, some rare drop in fps or texture, as well as dropping objects and a difficult horse to control in tight places or in the presence of obstacles but they do not compromise the gameplay. The story, indeed, the stories, are well detailed and intersected with each other and your choices have multiple effects on all people and the events connected to them. Not recommended for those who want a game of action only and few interactions with characters.
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  7. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Good, but not great. I have never been a fan of medieval fantasy games as a rule, and my experience basically consists of Dragon Age Origins,Good, but not great. I have never been a fan of medieval fantasy games as a rule, and my experience basically consists of Dragon Age Origins, which I liked.

    There is a lot of care into the story of this game (and it pays off immensely), but some technological aspects were overlooked and they reused things and because of that, I cannot give it a perfect score.

    I have to say it has pacing issues, and I did not enjoy the hunt to find Ciri in the beginning of the game, it is after Ciri is back that the game is fleshed out and gets interesting.
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