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Average Player Score Based on 8771 ratings
8.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 8771 ratings
  1. 10 (3559)
  2. 9 (3527)
  3. 8 (935)
  4. 7 (285)
  5. 6 (87)
  6. 5 (65)
  7. 4 (39)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (29)
  10. 1 (222)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9

    Imagine a modified Bioware Engined RPG on Steroids...

    I would hate to think that 'The Witcher' be missed out on the exposure it truly deserves... CDProjekt have taken the Bioware engine, added a touch of magic and the result is a game that is strides above NWN2 and MOTB.... Read Full Review

    62 of 72 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:9.5

    SImply Awesome!

    This game just rocks! if there isn't an expansion pack in development that is just a crime. This game is so good I went and bought the book that the game is based on. I am a little disappointed that they are doing a re... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    This may very well be the best game I have ever played. At least since the Baldur's Gate series.

    Choices, choices everywhere. The Witcher does nearly everything right, with only a few minor flaws from making this a perfectr game. It has the click-action of Diablo, but with chained attacks if you time your next att... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A Great game with it's considerably big downsides. Great story , Annoying bugs.

    For starters if I wouldn't review this game professionaly then I would give the game an instant 10/10. The game has an interesting story where nothing is what it seems and with lot's of replay possibilities along with... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Drawbacks to this otherwise awesome game

    The main drawback was the attacking skill wasn't fast enough. Sword techniques could be better. The recharge of his hand signs were also too slow. I would have liked to see more expansions to this game. The character rea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Fun and addictive

    In my opinion a good intro movie is a sign that the devs loved their work. I was right before and I`m glad i did, finally, play The witcher 1. A rich story, based on Sapkowski novels which I never got to read, make this ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    let this be a warning.

    if you have a life, stay away from this game. it took me a week or more to finish it while i was on vacation and sick, playing several hours a day. a person with full time job simply cannnot afford that. all others (teen... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    The Witcher may be a competent, original RPG...but it's sure not the gem in the rough that many make it out to be.

    On the plus side: - Generally originally story, environments and gameplay...things that RPG games usually fail spectacularly at and deliver the same old stuff that's been done a million times before. - The graphics... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    The best RPG in years

    The Witcher goes back to the old syle CRPG form, but with a lot of new stuff thrown in to mix things up. The Witcher is made from an unknown Polish software company CD Project Red, and on there 1st game they have made an... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    This game is worth playing.

    Every so often, a game comes along that reminds us why we game. The Witcher has reminded me not only of why I game, but also why I do it on the PC and not consoles. That being said, my favorite game of all time still is ... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    I was really disappointed with this game. Boring storyline, complicated interface, and just uninteresting overall.

    Unfortunately I did not get far enough into the game to give it the full review that most hard core players expect. The game sounded interesting when I hear about it, and a friend recommended it after he picked it up.... Read Full Review

    3 of 27 users found the following review helpful