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Name: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Release date: May 19, 2015
Platforms: PC, XBOX, PS4
Genre: RPG

Description

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an RPG developed by CD Projekt RED, the third title in the Witcher series. It is based on the books of Andrzej Sapkowski. Witcher 3 is an open-world RPG where you control a superhuman mutant called Geralt of Rivia. His missing dear friend and daughter-like figure Ciri is said to have returned after long years missing, and a force called the Wild Hunt is following her. Geralt must gather up all his tracking skills and resourcefulness to get to her in time.

The gameplay is played from a third-person view, where players control Geralt explore a giant world filled with sidequests and hidden things to do, progress their character and immerse themselves in the lore. Aside from the main story or side story mission, Geralt can also fulfill Witcher contracts, which are long monster-hunting and tracking quests.

Recommendation

The game has been hugely praised, particularly because it makes you feel so immersed in the world and the story - the locations feel like they were there hundreds of years ago, the characters have deep motives, are exciting and varied. In every part of the world, you can find stories and events that further flesh out the world and make you think about it long after you've turned it off. It makes you feel like you are part of it, and like it would still be there even if the main character didn't exist. With the massive size of the world come enormous time requirements, though - mainly because some of the best experiences in the world are not in the main story, yet require you to explore and often surprise you. The game is also a host to many bugs, yet the vast majority were fixed with patches.

We recommend The Witcher 3 to anyone who is enamored by the idea of a massively open world, yet which doesn't lose the detail of smaller ones. Also, prepare to spend a lot of time in this game.

Metacritics Rating: 93 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 60-100 h

Our recommendation

We recommend it to anyone who likes RPGs or story driven games.

Description

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an RPG developed by CD Projekt RED, the third title in the Witcher series. It is based on the books of Andrzej Sapkowski. Witcher 3 is an open-world RPG where you control a superhuman mutant called Geralt of Rivia. His missing dear friend and daughter-like figure Ciri is said to have returned after long years missing, and a force called the Wild Hunt is following her. Geralt must gather up all his tracking skills and resourcefulness to get to her in time.

The gameplay is played from a third-person view, where players control Geralt explore a giant world filled with sidequests and hidden things to do, progress their character and immerse themselves in the lore. Aside from the main story or side story mission, Geralt can also fulfill Witcher contracts, which are long monster-hunting and tracking quests.

Recommendation

The game has been hugely praised, particularly because it makes you feel so immersed in the world and the story - the locations feel like they were there hundreds of years ago, the characters have deep motives, are exciting and varied. In every part of the world, you can find stories and events that further flesh out the world and make you think about it long after you've turned it off. It makes you feel like you are part of it, and like it would still be there even if the main character didn't exist. With the massive size of the world come enormous time requirements, though - mainly because some of the best experiences in the world are not in the main story, yet require you to explore and often surprise you. The game is also a host to many bugs, yet the vast majority were fixed with patches.

We recommend The Witcher 3 to anyone who is enamored by the idea of a massively open world, yet which doesn't lose the detail of smaller ones. Also, prepare to spend a lot of time in this game.

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Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

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What does it add?

Hearts of Stone adds a new, 10-hour spanning storyline featuring new characters and locations, a new game mechanic called runes and a number of sidequests with an expanded game world to explore.

Buy this if:

  • You loved Witcher 3 and its world
  • You want to play a 10-hour, critically acclaimed storyline
  • You bought it with the GOTY anyway

Key store price: 5.69 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 89
Our visitor's rating: 90
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

Blood and Wine adds a 20-hour spanning storyline with new characters and quests, a new part of the game world with content for potentially another 30 hours, with many sidequests. Also adds new abilities for the main hero, new armor sets and new monsters to kill.

Buy this if:

  • You loved Witcher 3 and its world
  • You want to play a 20-hour, critically acclaimed storyline
  • You want a new region with its own feel, enemies, and quests
  • You bought it with the GOTY anyway

Key store price: 7.78 $
Traditional store price: 19.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 92
Our visitor's rating: 59
Release date: May 31, 2016
Trailer: YouTube
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 32.79 $ 12.31 $
Game of The Year Edition PC, XONE, PS4 54.63 $ 12.79 $

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  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
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