The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

50 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
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.
Brett PhippsMay 12, 2015
This is a huge shame, as CD Projekt Red has created a very special world in The Witcher 3, one which implores players to explore, to look for ancillary missions, rather than rush through just the campaign at pace. I found myself enjoying a majority of the side quests that appeared along the way, desperate to find out more about each character they introduced.
Aran SuddiMay 22, 2015
The story and characters are well worth the experience alone, and the world expertly draws on the desire to explore with its massive scale. ...There are some issues that will need to be improved. The combat is better than the Witcher 2 but isn’t quite there either, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the first game in a while that has held my attention for so long that I don’t notice the time pass. CD Projekt Red haven’t just created a great game but a modern gaming masterpiece.
Matt WhittakerMay 23, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is equal parts daunting, accessible, beautiful and hideous, but every aspect combines in such a remarkable way that it’s nearly impossible to not give it a sweeping recommendation. ...2015’s largest game to date is its best so far, as the marriage of seemingly endless open-world content and engaging storytelling make The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a superlative experience.
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.
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.
Luke BrownMay 21, 2015
There are times when Wild Hunt just can't live up to its own development team's expectations, but for the most part, The Witcher 3 is an amazing experience. The story is tightly constructed, the world is fully realized, and the action is still nearly as intense and visceral as it had been in the past. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt doesn't hit every note perfectly, but it should still be considered the performance of a lifetime.
Chandler WoodMay 19, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is truly an incredible masterpiece. The writing and building of the world alone should be lauded as some of the best in video games. Stories weave in and out of one another surprisingly. The consequences of every decision are far reaching and unpredictable while also making complete sense once they happen. The world is organic, dangerous, and fun to explore. There is a true sense of reward and accomplishment.
Andrew FitchJun 01, 2015
This is particularly noticeable as the game reaches its climax. It’s not that the endgame is necessarily bad, and it does set up some tantalizing elements for the series going forward, but the Witcher universe is truly at its best when it’s focusing on the personal and the relatable, not dealing in bombast and battles with spectral, skull-faced riders. ...Still, this isn’t a game that should be constricted in any way by an arbitrary deadline.
Tom SeniorMay 12, 2015
Sloppy combat and ongoing optimisation can't quite spoil this dark fantasy adventure, set in a stunning world of blood and black magic.
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.
Lee BradleyMay 12, 2015
Despite its vast scope, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt tells a personal, intimate and touching story, filled with characters you’ll love and hate, and stuffed with monsters to slay. I completed the main storyline in around 50 hours and - yes I know this is a cliche - I’ve barely scratched the surface. The Witcher 3 is an astounding achievement.
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.
Jonathan LeackMay 20, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a colossal game rich with story, content, and landmass. But it's a case of bigger isn't always better. 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.
Joe VargasJun 05, 2015
Chris CarterMay 12, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a huge step up from its predecessor, mostly because it manages to tell a more compelling and personal tale. At the same time, that intimate feel is juxtaposed against a gigantic, sprawling open-world adventure that may hit some snags along the way but still comes out on top.
Daniel BloodworthMay 12, 2015
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.
Mike WilliamsMay 22, 2015
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is probably one of the most well-crafted RPG worlds yet. As you wander the countryside, it feels like a real place filled with the real struggles of the beings that live there. Geralt's story is personal and quite grey; it's not about saving the world, it's about saving his surrogate family. Is it perfect? No, the combat is rote at times and the inventory and crafting needs work, but in the end, The Witcher III is a top-notch RPG experience.
Aaron BirchMay 21, 2015
There's just so much to see and experience, with a story that will be very different from player to player, you have to experience it for yourself. ...Mechanically, it doesn't quite keep up with its ambitions, and the combat sluggishness, as well as an occasionally choppy frame rate and poorly designed menu do hamper it, but if you look past these problems, you'll find one of the best RPGs of this generation, and a definite must have title, regardless of your chosen platform.
Kevin VanOrdMay 12, 2015
And make no mistake: this is one of the best role-playing games ever crafted, a titan among giants and the standard-setter for all such games going forward. ...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.
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.
Kimberley WallaceMay 12, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt encompasses what I hope is the future of RPGs. It stands out for its wonderful writing, variety of quests and things to do in the world, and how your choices have impact in interesting ways. Usually something is sacrificed when creating a world this ambitious, but everything felt right on cue. I still think about some of my choices and how intriguing they turned out – for better or worse.
Albert LichiJun 08, 2015
While the media is quick to make a big deal of the romancing that Geralt can do during the game's run time, in the end there are just a few cut-scenes that have about as much substance as the clunky gameplay.
Gillen McAllisterMay 12, 2015
You can easily imagine this skirting into Monty Python territory, and while some of the common populace feel a tad cliche, what humour there is is dour and dark, if not unfunny. ...Wild Hunt's a game brimming with diverse, involving content. ...That's not to say playing Witcher 2 is an essential to enjoying the game, far from it. He's still an engaging lead; shame that his inventory and crafting skills are overly convoluted.
Drew HurleyJul 05, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the culmination of Geralt's story and it is a spectacular farewell to the wolfish hero. CD Projekt Red has done an amazing job in this send off, and hopefully what comes next will continue with the standards set. The Witcher 3 is an iconic and spectacular RPG, hotly anticipated and well delivered, deserving of being held in the same category as The Witcher 2, Skyrim and Dragon Age as some of the very best examples of Western fantasy RPGs.
Robert RamseyMay 19, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sets a new standard for open world RPGs. 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. ...Geralt's incredible adventure is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Adam CookMay 12, 2015
Wild Hunt is so utterly, completely rewarding if you give yourself to it. The combat doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it really add much to what The Witcher 2 brought to the table. No, this is about the world, the characters, and the story. There’s something about The Witcher that just feels special, and Wild Hunt adds to that, and makes it feel a more personal experience, while also being comfortably the best RPG of this new console generation.
Wayne SantosMay 25, 2015
The Witcher III has a compelling plot, combined with some old school, complex game systems that encourage exploration, crafting and experimentation. It has some rough spots, but when the plot and characters suck you in the way The Witcher III does, it’s worth forgiving the unrefined aspects of the game for the expansive world and engaging, morally ambiguous storytelling.
Kyle PrahlMay 31, 2015
A masterclass in open-world game design, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt packs every pixel of its gorgeous world with compelling fiction and believable, satisfying role-playing.
Steve FarrellyMay 13, 2015
There is no question in my mind that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been worth the wait. It’s sheer scale and absolution in content, alongside its surprisingly strong narrative -- both in the main quest lines, and the peripheral ones around them -- is delivered with a maturity rarely ever seen in games of this scope. There’s Triple-A gaming, and then there’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
James CullinaneMay 14, 2015
The Witcher 3 is a triumph. CD Projekt has delivered a world that is epic and textured, and a narrative composed of swelling crescendos and artful asides. This is a studio at the top of its game delivering a title that’s now at the top of the field. Quite simply, The Witcher 3 is unmissable.
Álvaro CastellanoMay 12, 2015
The Witcher III no es perfecto, pero es uno de los RPGs más fastuosos y recomendables de los últimos tiempos. 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... Uno de esos casos donde lo bueno prevalece sobre lo malo con muchísima diferencia.
Jorge CanoMay 12, 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.
Juan GarciaMay 12, 2015
Se trata de un juego de rol profundo y a la vez accesible, gigantesco y a la vez cercano, despiadado, pero a la vez familiar. ...La despedida perfecta para uno de los personajes más relevantes del mundo del rol en videojuegos, aunque esperamos que no sea nuestra última visita a este fascinante universo. Sí, puede que tenga algunos fallos aquí y allá pero la experiencia de juego va mucho más allá, entretejiendo una historia tan apasionante como divertida de jugar.
Francisco Alberto Serrano AcostaMay 12, 2015
En general, un gran juego, una proeza técnica y una experiencia que nos mantendrá decenas de horas delante de la pantalla con su mezcla de mundo abierto y buen pulso narrativo. Toda una referencia para otros juegos abiertos, que tendrán que empezar a cuidar mejor cómo plantear sus misiones y montar su narrativa si no quieren quedarse rezagados ante lo que CD Projekt ha conseguido.
Borja AbadieMay 12, 2015
En cualquier caso, y cifras sin importancia aparte, durante nuestro viaje con Geralt la sensación es la de estar siempre viviendo un espectáculo gráfico pocas veces visto y, sobre todo, muy bello. Pero si algo hace grande al juego, más allá de todas las cifras y de lo inmenso de su mapeado, es lo variado y completo que resulta su desarrollo. Cada rincón puede esconder un nuevo secreto, una nueva mecánica, un nuevo reto, una sorpresa, una nueva experiencia. Vamos, todo aquello por lo que nos gustan los videojuegos.
Jörg LuiblMay 13, 2015
Dieses Rollenspiel erreicht in offener Welt eine ungeheure atmosphärische Dichte, weil es nicht nur das Spektakuläre und Kämpferische inszeniert, sondern auch die leisen Töne trifft und das aufmerksame Erkunden belohnt. Es besticht durch enorm hohe Questqualität sowie erzählerische Klasse inklusive direkter sowie erst später wirksamer Konsequenzen, die einen immer wieder überraschen oder entsetzen. ...Es macht einfach Spaß, nur ganz langsam durch diese Welt zu spazieren.
Benoît ReinierMay 15, 2015
Inutile de s’attarder plus longtemps, The Witcher 3 est un chef d’oeuvre qui va marquer son année et probablement son genre. ...Le tout avec un système de combat repensé et engageant, un monde ouvert criant de vie et de cohérence. La quantité de contenu aura bien du mal à cohabiter avec votre agenda habituel. L’aspect visuel et sonore donne tout son sens au terme de direction artistique et impose là encore un nouveau standard.
Gianni MolinaroMay 12, 2015
Belle, généreuse, remarquablement bien écrite et mise en scène, profitant d'un gameplay efficace, cette aventure se dévore comme un bon livre dont on pourrait réécrire certaines pages. ...En montrant les crocs avec férocité et en mordant dans des influences telles que GTA et Skyrim sans se retenir, The Witcher III se présente comme un ensemble ravissant, moderne et à la personnalité bien trempée, confirmant ce qu'on attendait de lui : qu'il est bien l'un des chefs de meute du RPG occidental.
MrderivMay 15, 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 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.
Gianluca LoggiaMay 12, 2015
The Witcher 3 è in grado di intrattenere per mesi, e di farlo alla grande, grazie a personaggi incredibilmente caratterizzati, protagonisti di vicende affascinanti, in cui il giocatore è anche chiamato a prendere decisioni di una certa rilevanza. È ovviamente imperdibile per tutti i fan dello strigo, ma anche per chiunque cerchi un gioco di ruolo vastissimo, sempre coinvolgente e scritto benissimo.
Pierpaolo GrecoMay 13, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt è senza ombra di dubbio il miglior gioco di ruolo che è possibile trovare su questa nuova generazione di console. È splendido graficamente, ha una longevità incredibile ed è a tratti soverchiante, tante sono le cose che è in grado di offrire al giocatore più volenteroso. Si poteva fare qualcosa di più per il sistema di combattimento e magari ripulire meglio l'interazione del protagonista con l'ambiente? Indubbiamente sì, così come CD Projekt poteva sicuramente lavorare di fino per "smussare gli angoli".
Станислав ПогорскийMay 12, 2015
Последний раз такой скучный открытый мир я видел в самой первой Assassin's Creed — там было гигантское и абсолютно бесполезное Королевство. И то, там хотя бы были флажки и вышки. Но таких атмосферных погодных эффектов там не было и смены времени суток там не было — тут не поспоришь. ...Ну а что в жанре остается неизменным, так это то, что в основе обязательно должна быть цельная история.
Олег ЗайцевJun 01, 2015
«Дикая Охота» – игра выдающаяся. CD Projekt RED продемонстрировала невероятный качественный рост. Три релиза – три прекрасных продукта, один лучше другого, но «Дикая Охота» на голову выше своих предшественниц: чего только стоят грандиозность замысла и филигранное его исполнение, пусть и не без недочетов во второстепенных для сложной сюжетной игры вещах. ...У поляков желаемое получилось с первой попытки – это достижение целого поколения видеоигр, и забудется оно очень нескоро.
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.
Rick OttenMay 18, 2015
Uiteindelijk zijn dit echter piepkleine klachten vergeleken met al het moois dat The Witcher 3 te bieden heeft. Het spel is gigantisch, het verhaal en de personages zijn fantastisch, het gevechtsysteem is diep, bruut en uitdagend, en alles ziet er ook nog eens prachtig uit. Technische mankementen daargelaten, is dit verreweg de beste RPG van deze generatie. Wat zeg ik, dit zou weleens het beste spel van deze generatie kunnen zijn.
Sebastiaan QuekelMay 12, 2015
Het geheim van deze grensverleggende RPG is dat iedere speler het avontuur anders ervaart en in unieke gebeurtenissen verzeild raakt. De levendige wereld van The Northern Realms is zó omvangrijk en omvat zoveel content dat je er een boek aan zou kunnen wijden. De meest toonaangevende rpg van het jaar is gearriveerd, één die de komende tijd niet zal worden geëvenaard, laat staan zal worden overtroffen.
Kajsa LundquistMay 25, 2015
Så hur är spelmekaniken då? Bra, utan tvekan. ...När du levlar upp finns det ett otroligt urval av perks som du kan uppgradera för att skapa den Geralt som just du vill spela som. Rollspel at it’s finest. ...Witcher 3: Wild Hunt är ett rollspel som välkomnas i det nuvarande spelklimatet. Världen är vacker och enorm, karaktärerna är välskrivna och fighterna givande. Om nu ändå huvudstoryn var mer underhållande.
Jonas MäkiMay 12, 2015
I synnerhet när jag med 95% säkerhet vet att det som väntar är ett välskrivet miniäventyr där storyn är det som får mig att vilja spela det, inte samlandet av erfarenhetspoäng eller loot. Det här är kort sagt ett av där få spelen som gör att jag vill pausa livet, bara för att kunna grotta ner mig ordentligt i några veckor och det är naturligtvis en komplimang av rang.