The final installment in the Witcher series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, released on May 19th, 2015 amidst huge fanfare. Within the first two weeks it sold more than four million copies worldwide, more than double the total sales of the previous installment. The game gained even more appeal and developed the series further rather than failing its predecessors. It has a record-high score of 9.4 on Metacritic making it the best user-reviewed game so far. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has also won more than 200 Game of the Year awards.
An enormous open world
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt presents a vast open-world, more than 35 times larger than Witcher 2, to explore. It allows players to visit the luxurious city of Novigrad, encounter the frigid cold of the Skellige islands, sail through open seas, and confront the dark forces scouring the abandoned, ruined No Man’s Land.
An unparalleled novel-like storyline
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt provides around 150 hours of gameplay with 100 hours of main and side-quest gameplay plus an additional 50 hours of supplementary content. It offers the intense, plot-driven narrative of conventional RPGs along with the freedom of decision making that only open-world games can provide.
Responsive, innovative combat
The combat complexity is based not just on conventional attack sequences but further layers several combinations of actions at the disposal of the player. This is further enhanced by the Witcher senses system adding additional depth to combat.
Available on Nintendo Switch™
This game was adapted deliberately for the Nintendo Switch™ in order to keep the platform advantages offered in mind; therefore, providing a compelling on-the-go experience. It introduces an arresting role-playing experience at home through a visually stunning, film-like presentation.
- A massive, consistent and immersive game world
- Engaging and detailed storyline
- Deeply fleshed out characters
- Responsive combat
- Jammed with exciting quests, side-quests, and activities
- Geralt as a more seasoned and compassionate lead
- Extraordinary gameplay experience
- Story padding
- Prolonged loading times
- Some repetitive quest lines
The storyline driving The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is full of tragedy, folkloric fear, humor, and intimacy, keeping players on their toes at every step. It is easily one of the best and most popular RPGs to release this generation.
Related: Read our review on The Last of Us Part II