Your name is Geralt of Rivia and you are a witcher, that means you kill monsters for a living. You were given special training to be the best at what you do and your body has been enhanced with potent elixirs to help you do it.
Suffering from amnesia you remember nothing of your past. Kaer Morhen, the last remaining keep of the witchers, was attacked by a mysterious organization, just as you were starting to lick your wounds there. The battle is won but the secret recipe for the mutagen, a substance required to create more of your kind, has been stolen. The surviving witchers set out to find and reclaim it and punish everyone involved. Memory loss or not, you are one of them.
Set in a dark fantasy world with a unique medieval, yet somewhat modern, feel to it, The Witcher isn't just another fantasy RPG. With a deep story, complex characters, and tough choices that actually matter, this game will keep you glued to your monitor for days.
Geralt of Rivia: a one-of-a-kind protagonist
A charismatic and unique character, Geralt is a mutant swordmaster and professional monster slayer.
Choose from over 250 special abilities correlated to attributes, combat skills and magical powers to build the character in a way best suited to tactical needs and style of play.
Original fantasy world drawn from literature
Inspired by the writings of renowned Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Featuring adult themes, less fairy-tale than typical fantasy, with mature social issues like racism, political intrigue and genocide.
It is a harsh world where nothing is black or white, right or wrong, often forcing players to choose between the lesser of two evils to advance.
Non-linear and captivating storyline
Full of turns, twists and ambiguous moral decisions which have real impact on the storyline.
All quests can be accomplished in several ways and the game has three different endings depending on the player's actions and choices throughout the adventure.
Visually stunning tactical action
Engage in complex yet intuitive real-time combat based on real medieval sword-fighting techniques.
Motion capture performed by medieval fighting experts at Frankfurt's renowned Metric.
Motion capture performed by medieval fighting experts at Frankfurt's renowned Metric Minds studio, resulting in 600 spectacular and authentic in-game combat animations.
Six combat styles, dozens of potions, complex alchemy system, modifiable weapons and powerful magic add tactical depth to the fluid real-time experience.
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5750, ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 6490M, AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Great story, but it crashes too much. Lots of glitches too.
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by sandhu, Canada - Nov 14th 2013
Nice story but graphics are really of low quality…..
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Fun Game, But it Crashes a LOT
by Doc Savage, USA - Nov 8th 2013
First, some perspective: I consider Dragon Age: Origins the best RPG ever, and for even more perspective, I consider Dragon Age 2 to be the most disappointing sequel of all time. Please don't feel a need to challenge these statements, they're just my opinion so you can know where I'm coming from.
I would say that The Witcher games run a close second.
That being said, The Witcher crashes a LOT. For me, most crashes came when changing geographic locations. I found that saving before going through a "gate" saved a lot of frustration.
The downside to this is that once you have a large number of saved games, the game takes longer and longer to load. Every once in a while, go through your list of old saved games and delete as many as you can. My perception was that this improved not only the load time, but the reliability as well.
Parents and prudes be warned, this game has sex and nudity in it. Although truthfully, I've never quite understood people who were offended by sex but were ok with decapitations, disembowelments, torture or other creatively nasty means of death. To each their own, I suppose.
I guess these games are based on books which I've not read. Occasionally there would be a plot element that I didn't understand, but felt like I should. Reading some of the books before playing the game may help in that regard, but I'm not sure.
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