PC - Windows

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

22 critics
9.01
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Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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8.00 to 8.99
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6.00 to 7.99
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4.00 to 5.99
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Kevin VanOrdMay 12, 2015
Where the Witcher 2 sputtered to a halt, The Witcher 3 is always in a crescendo, crafting battle scenarios that constantly one-up the last, until you reach the explosive finale and recover in the glow of the game's quiet denouement. But while the grand clashes are captivating, it is the moments between conflicts, when you drink with the local clans and bask in a trobairitz's song, that are truly inspiring.
Emily SpeightMay 24, 2015
CD Projekt Red have been relentless in their attention to detail, and it really shows in nearly every aspect of the game. ...It’s a sprawling, ambitious, beautiful representation of a dark fantasy world, and games like this don’t come along often. By no means perfect, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt still one of the year’s biggest and best releases.
Jonathan LeackMay 25, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's PC version is a flawed gameplay experience carried by a superb presentation. It still suffers from the same shortcomings as its console brethren, but its strengths become amplified by the power of modern PC hardware. With a game world this stunning it's easy to forget about underwhelming gameplay design.
9.30
Vince IngenitoMay 12, 2015
Though the straightforward and fetch-quest-heavy main story overstays its welcome, the option of joyfully adventuring through a rich, expansive open world was always there for me when I’d start to burn out. Even if the plot isn’t terribly interesting, the many characters who play a part in it are, and along with the excellent combat and RPG gameplay, they elevate The Witcher 3 to a plane few other RPGs inhabit.
Joe VargasJun 05, 2015
Mike SplechtaJun 08, 2015
Even without the promise of future content that's already been revealed through the game's $24.99 Season Pass, the game is large enough to support hundreds of hours of play. It's easily one of the most fully featured RPGs sitting right next to Dragon Age: Inquisition. In a world with post launch DLC that promises to enhance the core experience, Witcher 3 can get by completely without it. Kudos CDPR.
9.00
William MurphyMay 29, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a stupendous achievement for CD Projekt Red. This is a studio rich in love for the RPG genre, and it shows. With each consecutive release, their craft has been finer and finer tuned. If Wild Hunt is any indication, the next game from the Polish band of gamers will be something to behold. Most of you are probably already playing Wild Hunt and loving it. ...This is not one you want to miss. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt an absolute classic.
SamuelJul 02, 2015
While the story is solid in and of itself it, doesn’t mesh very well with the open questing system. This in no way disparages the quality of the story, only the sporadic way it is experienced when playing the game. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an engaging adventure into a realm fractured by war and cultural disparity that shines a light on the dark corners of the human psyche – and after hours of play, it leaves you sweating and aching for more. A must play for any modern gamer.
Matt WalkerMay 20, 2015
Even with these complaints, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best RPGs I have ever experienced in gaming. There’s so much to this adventure, you’d be missing out on a great experience if you pass it up.
Giuseppe NelvaMay 31, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an emotional cavalcade across an enormous, compelling world that shows the love and sweat poured into its creation in every tree, building, character and quest. It’s almost everything I ever wanted from RPGs and open world games combined, and hopefully it will set an example for future games within the same space.
Arthur GiesJun 22, 2015
The result is still a game that often feels like a stunningly confident, competent shot across the bow of the open world genre, folding in an incredibly strong narrative and a good sense of consequence to the decisions that present themselves throughout, presenting a fun bit of combat creativity into a genre that desperately needs it. With that going for it, The Witcher 3 is a great game though it isn't a classic — and it can carry a somewhat qualified recommendation.
Andrew OttonMay 28, 2015
In the end, The Witcher 3 can’t be described as a good or even great game, it is one of those pivotal moments in gaming that people will debate the significance of for a long time. As of now, it is clear to me that The Witcher 3 is the new benchmark that all open-world RPGs should strive for. If other developers do try and take some cues from CD Projekt RED, in both game design and fan interaction, the gaming world would be a much better place.
Shaun PrescottMay 21, 2015
Designing open worlds like this doesn’t come without compromises. It’s disappointing that it doesn’t live up to the potential showcased in the first trailers, but we can only enjoy what’s in front of us for what it is. ...For a game boasting all of the political treachery and turmoil common in the genre, The Witcher 3 succeeds because it puts people first. ...That’s where the heart of The Witcher 3 lies: not in its hero, but in the complicated world it brings to life.
Fraser BrownMay 26, 2015
Geralt can be controlled with either the mouse and keyboard or a gamepad, and The Witcher 3 has Xbox 360 controller support. Unfortunately, while you can rebind keys and tweak the mouse controls, there is no option to change the gamepad controls. That’s a shame, because they aren’t all that intuitive. Given the many, many menus you’ll be navigating, I suggest mouse and keyboard.
Chris CapelMay 29, 2015
Those niggles aside, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an absolute triumph and the best open-world RPG around, maybe even the best altogether. The main story stays interesting, the side-stories are better than the main plots from most entire games, the characters and writing are wonderful, and the acting is massively improved from the last two games. Then we start talking about the open world, the graphics, the deep and involving quests, how Geralt’s beard grows over time, Charles Dance, all the delightful nudity…
9.00
Ian SoltesJul 14, 2015
The Witcher 3 is an impressive game all around, with a strong story, great visuals, decent gameplay, and so forth. However, it is bogged down by Mr. Scowly's attitude, how the world treats him, the glitches, and the repetition later on. To top that off, story aside, it doesn't actually bring anything truly brilliant to the table. What it delivers is great, but if gaming was a sport, The Witcher 3 would be the promising rookie that does one or two things incredibly well, possibly better than 90% of the team, but is lacking elsewhere.
Álvaro CastellanoMay 20, 2015
El ansiado salto al mundo abierto ha sentado muy bien a la franquicia y los problemas tienen que ver con un control impreciso, un combate algo plano o problemas técnicos ingentes... Esos factores provocan que tengamos un juego algo áspero pero palidecen ante una historia maravillosa y una capacidad de alterar su mundo que nos mantendrá, literalmente, atrapados horas y horas. Uno de esos casos donde lo bueno prevalece sobre lo malo con muchísima diferencia.
9.50
Jorge CanoMay 29, 2015
Si uno de los mayores aciertos que puede tener un videojuego es transportarnos a un mundo de fantasía en los que perder la noción del tiempo y olvidarte de la realidad durante decenas de horas, viviendo increíbles aventuras y conociendo a personajes apasionantes, The Witcher 3 lo consigue como pocos, y tiene esa capacidad de absorberte que solo los grandes juegos consiguen.
Michael GrafMay 20, 2015
The Witcher 3 beeindruckt eben nicht nur mit schierer Größe, sondern steckt auch im Kleinen voll bezaubernder Überraschungen. Vom futternden Pferd bis zur Kopfsprung-Animation, vom versteckten Schatz bis zu Dialogen, die rein der Atmosphäre dienen. Das ist meisterlich. Diesem Spiel weniger als 90 Punkte zu verleihen, wäre Heuchelei. Wer The Witcher 3 für diese Leistung nicht loben kann, hat einfach nicht verstanden, was gute Spiele ausmacht.
MrderivMay 19, 2015
Tel un sortilège complexe, The Witcher 3 est un mélange de dark fantasy, d’écriture finement ciselée et de maîtrise technique. Haletant, passionnant, immersif, immense par ses ambitions et la taille de ses environnements, le jeu est une réussite sur tous les aspects. ...Puissance du scénario, qualité des graphismes et de l'optimisation sur PC, le tout accompagné d'une jouabilité délectable participent à nous plonger dans une aventure épique et mature dont on éprouve le plus grand mal à décrocher.
Florian VelterMay 12, 2015
Même avec ses quelques problèmes techniques et son ambition visuelle revue à la baisse, The Witcher 3 demeure un titre enchanteur, un jeu envoûtant et somptueux. Bien campé sur une direction artistique cohérente, incarnée, qui nous offre un regard encore plus acéré sur le monde boueux et nauséabond de la série, ce troisième épisode est tout de même d'une qualité visuelle rare, qu'on attend de pouvoir apprécier sur la plateforme de prédilection de CD Projekt Red.
Emin ÇıtakMay 22, 2015
Dinamik hava koşulları, aydınlatma ve çevrenizdeki detaylar daha önce hiçbir açık dünya oyununda görmediğim bir incelikle işlenmiş. Bu konuda CD Projekt’i suçlayabilirsiniz ama gördüğüm onca şeyden sonra inanın benim içim el vermiyor. Bu oyuna hayranlık duymak veya bir firmayı çok sevmekle alakalı bir şey değil. Oyun hem harika görünüyor hem de çok stabil çalışıyor. Ara sahnelerdeki ufak düşüşler haricinde PlayStation 4’te çok iyi iş çıkartıyor.

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