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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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 4, 2015
    100
    The CD Projekt Red surpassed all expectations and they really managed to combine a megalomaniac open world with a strong story. Witcher 3 is a masterpiece, which you will talk to your grandchildren about.
  2. May 29, 2015
    100
    This is easily one of the best games of 2015, but beyond that it is the best fantasy RPG I have played to date, alongside being the best open-world game since Rockstar’s phenomenal Red Dead Redemption.
  3. Jun 2, 2015
    100
    Xbox One owners should have no reason to bemoan the way the game looks: it’s beautiful on all of its platforms.
  4. May 25, 2015
    90
    Featuring some of the best story telling we have seen so far this year and an unforgettable, dynamic and vast open world, Witcher 3 stands as a must own for not only fans of the franchise but those looking for rich experience they can soak 100+ hours into. Some of the glitches, bugs and other small annoyances hamper the experience but the pros outweigh the cons as the Witcher 3 is a journey worth taking.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Jun 27, 2015
    90
    Not quite the technical masterpiece we hoped for, but the mild disappointment soon melts away. The Witcher 3 is a huge, engrossing time-sink of a game that you'll happily spend dozens of hours on. [Issue#125, p.74]
  6. Jun 1, 2015
    90
    If you stick with it until the end, you'll be blown away by its engrossing world, riveting characters, and deep combat system. It's a crowning achievement from the developers, and it's a definite contender for game of the year.
  7. 80
    The end result is a terrific role-playing game that any fan of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim will love. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt falls just short of perfection because of those nagging little issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 259
  1. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    El mejor mundo abierto, junto con zelda botw, que ha salido hasta el momento. El único pero que le veo es la cámara y el sistema de combate,El mejor mundo abierto, junto con zelda botw, que ha salido hasta el momento. El único pero que le veo es la cámara y el sistema de combate, que es tanto un poco impreciso como aburrido, ya que es todo el rato cubrirte/esquivar y atacar siempre, pero eso no quita que sea un juego de 10 y que todo el mundo debería jugar Expand
  2. May 19, 2015
    10
    Take a bit of Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, The Wolf Among Us and add following ingrediences: most beautiful and dense open World ever created,Take a bit of Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, The Wolf Among Us and add following ingrediences: most beautiful and dense open World ever created, hard but rewarding combat and the most memorable side quests ever created from which many are dramatic storylines full of emotions on their own. This masterpiece is what you get! Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2019
    10
    One of the greatest games of all time. The story is breathtaking and in addition side quests are good as well. Moreover the combat system isOne of the greatest games of all time. The story is breathtaking and in addition side quests are good as well. Moreover the combat system is great and challenging at least on higher difficulties. The World itself is endless and even after 60 Hours there is still something to discover. Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2016
    10
    This is the greatest game ever created. I cannot recommend this game enough. If you want value for your dollar, this is bar none the best gameThis is the greatest game ever created. I cannot recommend this game enough. If you want value for your dollar, this is bar none the best game you could possibly purchase. Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2015
    10
    Firstly, I missed this game at launch and didn't read any of the reviews... Later on I purchased on the spur of the moment and then suddenlyFirstly, I missed this game at launch and didn't read any of the reviews... Later on I purchased on the spur of the moment and then suddenly found myself in one of the most epic gaming adventures of all time. I have played a lot of games since the 90's including all the top titles, however this is undoubtedly the greatest game of forever.

    It has set a new precedence in the gaming industry - it is graphically stunning in-depth and rich, however the story line is epic. I have never played a game where the consequences of my decisions made such an impact. For me this game was a connection with a beautiful story, the first moment arriving in Ard Skellige and the pan pipe music faintly playing in the background whilst admiring the stunning scenery was the most epic moment I have experienced in any game during my life. CDPR have not made a game, they have made a masterpiece, this should be Game of the Year, Decade, Century and History. In a word... Perfect
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  6. May 24, 2015
    9
    I am a returning player from both the Witcher and Witcher 2, so I had high expectations for this game. For those who just want a "should II am a returning player from both the Witcher and Witcher 2, so I had high expectations for this game. For those who just want a "should I buy/not buy" review, I heartily recommend buying, IF you played either of the others and enjoyed the story/gameplay. There is a still a lot here for a newcomer to the series as well, and the game does an excellent job catching new players up on the major details.

    As I said, I had high expectations for this game, and CD ProjektRed has not disappointed. This is easily the best Witcher entry yet. The story is deeper, the enemies are more varied in type and personality, the alliances you forge are more tenuous, and the entire game has a much darker, gritty feel than both previous games.

    Pros: Voice acting is absolutely outstanding (and varied!), graphics are reasonable (PC is no doubt much better), gameplay and controls are easier to learn than previous Witchers, and the world is much, much larger.

    Cons: Only two that I have encountered so far. 1) Combat and movement are a bit clunky/sluggish. I acknowledge this may be a personal issue though, and other players may feel differently. 2) A couple of quests have been completed and won't disappear from my questbook, though I did receive rewards for them and they are double-listed in the completed quest log. So only the completionist in me is crying out for satisfaction and there is no practical effect on the game (unlike other RPGs I could point to...I'm looking at you Skyrim). These two admittedly minor issues are the only reason I knocked off a point from my score, and if these get fixed in a later patch, I will be back here to adjust my scoring to a full 10.

    TL:DR Version: Great game, awesome story, and well worth the wait for die-hard Witcher fans. Even something here for newbros. Very minor issues, but nothing that is game-breaking or more than a minor annoyance. 9/10
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  7. Sep 11, 2018
    0
    Would be a good game, except the CONSTANT 4th WALL BREAK via constant loading in between EACH AND EVERY DIALOG SELECTION.

    Literally any
    Would be a good game, except the CONSTANT 4th WALL BREAK via constant loading in between EACH AND EVERY DIALOG SELECTION.

    Literally any other voice-acted RPG i can name, across any platform (including Witcher 2), does not have this... quirk. When your AAA release gets flossed on by KOTOR... yeah, not impressive.
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