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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PC

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher you play as the professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, mysterious islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt on the PC
The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt on the PC

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  1. 79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Witcher 3: The paragon example of an open world game / RPG., May 19, 2015
    By 
    Jim (New York) –

    This review is from: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PC (CD-ROM)

    I will keep this review short and sweet. This review will be more about the technical stuff rather than the game story, and most of you PC buyers are concerned about this matter anyway. This game is just simply amazing with eye catching graphics(lighting, grasses, lots of grasses and sharp textures), good driven story, nice music, and unique gameplay mechanics. The combat in this game is really unique from other games, can’t just mash the attack button and win fights. You need to be patient, dodge, think your strategy and use everything at the Witcher’s disposal in order to win fights.

    The game runs like butter, don’t listen to some of the guys who are saying “bad pc port” in their reviews. It’s quite the opposite and this is evident when you at the game’s performance. Anybody remember Watchdogs, AC Unity and GTA 4 releases? Those were “bad pc port” and The Witcher 3 runs nothing like those games. Poor pc ports have a pretty low user rating in metacritic. Witcher 3 currently has a 9.2 user rating in metacritic while a poor port like AC Unity have a 2.6 rating(Witcher 3 is the first game since Half Life 2 to reach a score of 9.2). I am sharing this fact to make it clear – how good of a PC port Witcher 3 really is.

    If you are not aware of that some are calling this game a “downgrade”. Let me tell it you precisely the story behind it, The Witcher 3 does not look the same as in a demo shown 2 years ago. Some things had to be evolved by CD Red Projekt in the game engine to make it work in the open world environment. Demos far way from a game’s release should be never taken for granted. And some changes should be expected. Despite it not looking exactly identical to the two years old demo, in terms of graphics and the game in general, Witcher 3 is one of the best video games ever made. In short, downgrade or not, Witcher 3 is if not the best then one of the best looking PC games ever made. Seriously this game on high/ultra settings look beautiful. Sometimes you may get so amazed that you might take some moments to ponder and appreciate the graphics in this game.

    Also, make sure you have downloaded the latest graphics card driver update from nvidia or amd to get the best performance. You can buy this game DRM-Free or on Steam. Really nice of Cd Red Projekt to allow this since no one else does this now days for pc. The GOG Galaxy client is optional and you don’t have to install it if you don’t want it but I installed it to keep track of my playing hours, achievements and for auto updates.

    Instructions to download the game, two ways you can do this – one through the optional GOG Galaxy Client or you can directly download the game files from GOG website. Installing through GOG Galaxy client is simple, you download the software and install it, then login, under library you will see your Witcher 3, then just simply click download and it will download and install the game for you. But if you want to download the game files directly from the browser then that is also fairly simple, after you login to GOG.com with your Internet browser hover over Account –> then click library —> now click on The Witcher 3 and now you will a small window pull up, in blue highlight it says “Try GOG Galaxy” but don’t click there and look down, you will see there are about 7 game files + patch files. Just click on them one by one and download each files. Then start the install from your PC by launching part 1 and it will take files from the rest( I recommend that you put all the files one folder before starting the install). Keep in mind that you install patches after you install the game.

    I had some time to mess around with the graphics settings. If you Google – “Nvidia witcher 3 guide” and go to the first link then you will see what settings impact performance. Nvidia has done a good guide there. I run the game on High-Ultra for all the settings in 1080p, except I put shadows on high, I noticed that Foliage Visibility Range on High from Ultra gives 15fps more(its the most costly option I think) all post processing settings on, and hairworks turned off(seriously turn Hairworks off unless it you have Titan X because it kills frame-rate by like 20-30fps). I get 60+fps with these settings. Very stable frame-rate. It stays 60+fps always when outside but it drops a little, like 55fps minimum in places where there are a lot of houses. I have a GTX 970, Xeon E3 1231v3(i7-4770), and 8GB of ram. And yes this game is optimized and one of the best looking games I have ever played. I play this game with a Xbox 360 controller; it works perfectly and as soon as you move mouse or press in keyboard it changes default controller automatically as most games do. I can tell you that the world is huge and vast, filled with detail and npc characters making funny and smart comments.

    Anyway in conclusion, if you buy this game you will really like it if you…

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Buy this game!, July 11, 2016
    By 
    C. Olson (Philadelphia, PA) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PC (CD-ROM)
    This is THE game if you’re into RPGs. I wasn’t sure about it at first to be honest because I’m not huge into fantasy games, although I did enjoy the elder scrolls games (if you can oversee the huge bugs and issues with them – shaking my head at you bethesda). But I heard so many overwhelmingly positive things about this game that I had to try it, and as soon as I saw it on sale I bought it. This is one amazing game! Visually stunning, the graphics are amazing. The color is fantastic! I was hooked only a few hours in. I never played the previous titles, in fact this is the first time I’ve ever heard of The Witcher, but you don’t really need to have played the older titles to understand what’s going on in Wild Hunt. So far I’m 43 hours into the game and still have a ton of game left to play, not to mention the DLC. GOG is great and gives you a ton of downloadable stuff for free. This also came with physical discs, which I like rather than just a download code, a poster sized map, stickers and the game’s soundtrack, along with other in game things.

    Definitely buy this game, you won’t regret it. But make sure to check in with your friends periodically to let them know you’re not dead.

  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    GET THIS GAME!, April 13, 2016
    By 
    Jordan

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PC (CD-ROM)
    I literally have no words to express this games perfection. If I were to rate each mechanic and feature in this game on it’s own scale based on how well the developers achieved success, this game would have ten’s across the board. I had ZERO issues with it! Every game, even my favorites have something that gives me grief or that could have been done better, but this game achieved master perfection in all areas. It makes me sad that I’ll never know the sheer bliss that I experienced in this game, through any other developer. They can’t do what CD Projekt Red can. Also, this game didn’t commit the ultimate sin that games have been getting used to these days, was it stayed true to the fact that it’s a GAME and meant to be FUN! Not a chore, not a stressor, and not fake cheese spread too thin on a cracker that uses fetch quests as a substitute to look bigger than it is. It’s downright fun, like it should be.

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