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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  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. Sep 19, 2016
    10
    After revisiting this game I can definitively say that it is a clear top 5 favorite for me and possibly my favorite game period. The world isAfter revisiting this game I can definitively say that it is a clear top 5 favorite for me and possibly my favorite game period. The world is incredibly detailed and beautiful to explore - I took so many screenshots that I lost count. The human element is surprisingly realistic and they designers really nailed the savage brutal elements of a medieval society during wartime - It's kind of like being thrown into an interactive episode of Game of Thrones. Along the way you will interact with a rich tapestry of complex characters and your choices will affect the outcome of events in surprising and unexpected ways - I was blown away by this and it makes the game really rewarding.

    The game play itself has a lot of depth and allows for plenty of customization as a good RPG should. The game features a dazzling array of crafting options for armor and weapons including some treasure hunts for special 'Witcher' gear; a deep alchemy component that allows you to create useful potions, bombs, and special monster decoctions; and a variety of skills and minor spells that you can select and develop as you gain experience. Part of what makes the game so fun is taking on an increasingly menacing variety of monsters to acquire the rare components needed to construct your upgrades.

    The game even features a highly addictive meta-game within that will have you challenging every NPC you can and trekking all over the world to find rare additions to your collection.

    My only very minor complaint is that the game is a bit easy especially on the lower difficulty levels. I am currently playing on Death March and mowing down opponents without much trouble (though I did die a lot on my first play through). The Witcher sense tracking aspect of the game could use a little refinement as it felt too linear and solving most quests mainly just involved finding enough glowing red clues until Geralt pieces things together for you. This was the only aspect of the game play that I felt to be a little lacking, but they pretty much knocked everything else out of the ballpark.
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  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. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    Gameplay : 10 (Best skill tree and potion mechanics of all time)
    Characters : 10 (All of the map is real. All of them
    Gameplay : 10 (Best skill tree and potion mechanics of all time)
    Characters : 10 (All of the map is real. All of them living and breathing.)
    Story : 10 (Even every side story in this game make at least indie title:))

    Best game of all times.
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  4. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    This game is awesome.You can find every type of people,quests,caves,enemies,monsters etc. It's map is huge and full of everything.Every mainThis game is awesome.You can find every type of people,quests,caves,enemies,monsters etc. It's map is huge and full of everything.Every main and side quests made very carefully.Storyline is awesome.Not like every RPG game you're not the chosen one.Definitely GOTY. Expand
  5. May 21, 2015
    10
    lets me start of and say thank you cdpr for showing the big publishers how its done. your a true credit to games industry. Now for my review.lets me start of and say thank you cdpr for showing the big publishers how its done. your a true credit to games industry. Now for my review. What a game. I am a big fan of dragons dogma , dark souls , skyrim, and this is a good mix between them all. Not a copy it does draw elements of skyrim. Quests are much better. the graphics are amazing. character models are very good. And the lighting is extremely beautiful. I have never had the money to buy a amazing gaming pc. But these are the best open world console rpg graphics i have seen.i wont talk about the plot as i don't want to spoil it. It is a very well done story. the voice acting is very good. And i have not run into same voice actors. The music fits very well to the game . I have had a couple of bugs one game crash and once it did not load. Thats in 20 hours. No doubt will be patched. I look forward to many hour's into this game. Hope this review helped some out Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2019
    9
    The witcher 3 is an amazing game, the storyline behind every mission can top other games! The soundtracks is fantastic and grasps the moments,The witcher 3 is an amazing game, the storyline behind every mission can top other games! The soundtracks is fantastic and grasps the moments, Gwent is the most entertaining thing in all games! Geralt is one of the best protagonists in Gaming industry, Though the gameplay in general is bad especially controlling geralt and roch, Masterpiece of a game. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2019
    0
    Com certeza posso falar que é a maior obra de arte da industria dos games, o respeito com o gamer é tão grande dessa empresa, que tenhoCom certeza posso falar que é a maior obra de arte da industria dos games, o respeito com o gamer é tão grande dessa empresa, que tenho vontade de abraçar e agradecer pessoalmente cada integrante do time. E nem to falando da grandiosidade das DLCs, realmente é algo que vale muito mais do que o valor cobrado, muito obrigado a todos envolvidos! Expand

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