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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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  1. Negative: 19 out of 277
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    10
    Un juego que en pocas palabras es otra obra maestra que rosa la perfección, mundo abierto RPG, Excelente historia, personajes bienUn juego que en pocas palabras es otra obra maestra que rosa la perfección, mundo abierto RPG, Excelente historia, personajes bien desarrollados, misiones secundarias muy bien elaboradas, no como otros juegos que son repetitivas y aburridas que no te da ganas de hacerlo, nunca he jugado un mejor juego que este, y estoy seguro de que muchos otros tratan de copiar la magnifica formula que tiene este excelente juego. Algo malo de destacar es el poco parkour que se puede hacer, pero eso no es una falla que lo haga malo. 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. Nov 20, 2019
    10
    Игра про ведьмака Геральда после отличная!
  4. Feb 23, 2016
    10
    Most incredible that existed in a very long time. Graphics, gameplay, bosses, action, story, etc. superb. I couldn't ask for anything else inMost incredible that existed in a very long time. Graphics, gameplay, bosses, action, story, etc. superb. I couldn't ask for anything else in this game it is a huge map and so much to explore. Creatures are so cool and I have a feeling like its real. Never played such a game. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2015
    10
    The Most Amazing RPG Game For 2015... A TURE Next Gen Game. if You are Not fan Of rpg Genre you Still gone Love it. Just make Sure you Get theThe Most Amazing RPG Game For 2015... A TURE Next Gen Game. if You are Not fan Of rpg Genre you Still gone Love it. Just make Sure you Get the Latest patch... Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2015
    9
    The first aspect that I'm going to talk about in this review, are the graphics and the worlds. Simply put, they are fantastic and absolutelyThe first aspect that I'm going to talk about in this review, are the graphics and the worlds. Simply put, they are fantastic and absolutely gorgeous, this is probably one of if not the best looking game I have come across. The detail in the world is fantastic, from the buildings right down to the foliage. The trees and the grass swaying in the wind is simply divine, the cities are fantastically built and the swamps even look the business.

    I think the graphics and worlds are helped out by the lighting, which again for me is simply stunning, the way the light hits everything and the progress of time with the sun, where you can see at 5am if you leave a building that there is a low sun and that it is blinding, just how it would be if I was to go out... Well.. Not so much in the UK anyway, but you get the picture. To be honest, for a lot of this game, words cannot do it justice, its one of those things where seeing is believing.

    The character models used in the game, there has been a lot of care taken over these, and it a joy to see how much care has been taken. Especially in the close up scenes where you can see every line, scar, marking etc. There is so much detail that has gone into  making these characters, its just fantastic to see and I have to applaud CD Projekt Red for the effort that has gone into, not only the characters but the game as a whole.

    However, the only thing that is a bug bear with me is the fact that there seems to be limited Character Models. I have seen the same model of character used several times for different people and that has been a little disappointing to see. If its going to be characters you interact with, then there should be different models for those people. When you speak to people in the town and they're not important to a quest, then OK as you don't really get the full shot of the person, but if it is someone to do with a quest and your going to go into a cut scene with them to discuss something, they should look different to the commanding solider that you spoke to 5 minutes previous.

    In regards to the missions, what I have liked is they haven't all been a certain type of mission, there's plenty to do and you can mix that up with side missions as well. Missions also vary in time as well, some missions can take you 2 minutes... Im looking at you Frying Pan Contract!.... others can take you 30-45 minutes... This might just be me and the way I play, other people may do it quicker, but I like to be thorough in my missions... Also I get stuck a lot lol!! I have found the characters quite easy to make an attachment to as well, which I think helps when playing the storyline and keeping going with the game, if the characters were boring then I think it could be a harder story to follow, and I may have been inclined to finish it quicker to get it out of the way.

    Another thing that I really enjoy with this game is the fact that everyone's play through will be different, and this is down to the the choices you make as well as if you do side missions in between the main missions. I've been doing a few side missions here and there just to try and help rank my character up for the later missions which are going to need a higher ranked character and weapons.

    There are a lot of different ways to upgrade your character, too many to fit them all in, so you have to be smart and think about how you're going to have your character. Which way are you going to be? Stronger, better at Alchemy, Magic? The choice is yours!

    The fighting mechanics in the game I have found to be a little sluggish at times, but love seeing Geralt hit a finishing move and seeing a head roll.... Beautiful fluidity. The controls as well took me a while to get used to and for someone who is playing the series for the first time may have found them over complicated, there's a lot of things to remember as pretty much every button does something and its making sure you pressing the right button and using the correct weapon for the Human/Beast you are fighting.

    Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad. There have been issues with the game which for me are unforgivable. One issue, which I feel is so serious I don't think the game should be released with, and think that if these games are tested by Microsoft before released, why it wasn't picked up. That issue is a save game issue. First 3 hours of game play I did, I died after being ambushed by bandits, save wouldn't load, I had to hard reset my console, after it came back on the save was nowhere to be found, not even in the cloud. Gone. After I reported it on Twitter, there seemed to be a lot of other people who had suffered same as me, although some people were lucky and didn't lose their save game. I was furious, all that work had gone down the pan.

    I also encountered frame rate issues in the game, which pretty much happens on most cut scenes, which begs the question, why wasn't this picked up in testing? Why is it now acceptable to release a game with bugs?
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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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