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  • Summary: You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The Complete Edition contains theYou are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The Complete Edition contains the base game, offering a huge, over 100-hour long, open-world adventure, as well as both of its massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine worth an extra 50 hours of gameplay! It also comes with all additional content released for the game, alongside new features and items, including a built-in Photo Mode, swords, armor, and alternate outfits inspired by The Witcher Netflix series — and more!

    UPDATED FOR PLAYSTATION 5
    Behold the dark fantasy world of the Continent like never before! This edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been enhanced with numerous visual and technical improvements, including vastly improved level of detail, faster loading times, a range of community created and newly developed mods for the game, real-time ray tracing, 3D audio support, and more — all implemented with the power of the PlayStation 5 in mind. The game also utilizes the unique features of the Dual Sense controller, with its advanced haptics and adaptive triggers, letting you immerse yourself in the adventure even more!

    PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE
    -Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength, and reflexes, witchers are a counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.
    -Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions, and combat magic.
    -Hunt down a wide variety of exotic monsters, from savage beasts prowling mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadowy back alleys of densely populated cities.
    -Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armor, or spend them on horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures life brings.

    EXPLORE A MORALLY AMBIGUOUS FANTASY OPEN WORLD
    -Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth, and complexity.
    -Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves, and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains, and seas.
    -Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches, and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services.
    -Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.

    TRACK DOWN THE CHILD OF PROPHECY
    -Take on the most important contract of your life: to track down the child of prophecy, the key to saving or destroying this world.
    -In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon foretold by ancient elven legends.
    -Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds, and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world.
    -Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. TheSixthAxis
    Dec 12, 2022
    100
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition is as essential now as it was seven years ago. Whether you're looking to play the game for the first time or have been waiting for this free upgrade (and bonus quest) before revisiting, then this is the perfect time to start. It's a masterpiece and still?stands at the top of its genre.
  2. We Got This Covered
    Dec 14, 2022
    100
    This free update delivers on all counts, with not only a substantive graphical upgrade but an entirely new quest that's worth the price of admission alone. If you've played before, we still recommend heading back. If you haven't, you're in for one of the best games of all time.
  3. Gaming Age
    Jan 31, 2023
    100
    There’s not much to give an opinion on here, as much of the change implemented is visual and quality of life. It’s a welcome update, and if it’s been a while since you’ve played or if you’ve just never gotten around to it, now is a great time to do so. The Witcher 3 has been in a good place for a while, but these upgrades further cement it in it’s spot as one of the all-time greats.
  4. Jeuxvideo.com
    Dec 12, 2022
    95
    The game has never looked so good on home consoles, whether in 4K Ray-Tracing or in 60 frames per second. If this update also offers nice game comfort options, the adventure remains similar to what we knew until then, for lack of new content. Despite the number of years, The Witcher 3 remains one of the essential titles of recent years, both in terms of role-playing, history or even open world. If you haven't experienced it yet and don't have a powerful PC, then this next-gen update is a great way to experience the world of the witcher Geralt of Rivia.
  5. GAMES.CH
    Dec 13, 2022
    94
    Due to raytracing and 3D-sound the next-gen-version of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" is a major improvement in comparison to the original. Additionally the DLCs and updates secure hours?of?enjoyment.
  6. Gamepressure
    Dec 14, 2022
    90
    CD Projekt Red’s free update overhauls the Witcher 3’s graphics, fine-tunes some familiar features, and offers you a nostalgic experience that feels new at times but just as good as you last left it.
  7. Digital Chumps
    Jan 3, 2023
    65
    Judging The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition on its entertainment value is easy – it’s perfect. It has an unbelievable story, compelling characters, solid gameplay, and a properly thought-through backend that shows the developers are all-in on delivering an unforgettable experience. On the next-generation upgrade side of this release, it’s just not complete. While the performance mode takes the experience up a notch with visuals and frame rate, the Ray Tracing mode is unplayable and incomplete. It hurts the experience more than it helps it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 112
  2. Negative: 22 out of 112
  1. Dec 16, 2022
    10
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  2. Dec 16, 2022
    10
    Its crazy that this game is almost 8 years old!! It looks amazing in this era too and with this free update is better than before, amazingIts crazy that this game is almost 8 years old!! It looks amazing in this era too and with this free update is better than before, amazing gameplay,story,soundtrack and graphic,keep it up Cd project red Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2023
    10
    Как часть культуры, обожаю игру ?Ведьмак 3: Дикая Охота?, по истине прекрасный сюжет, в который погружаешься с головой. Конечно бывают неКак часть культуры, обожаю игру ?Ведьмак 3: Дикая Охота?, по истине прекрасный сюжет, в который погружаешься с головой. Конечно бывают не существенные нюансы, но это никак не мешает насладиться игровым процессом. Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2022
    10
    This game is beautiful.
    I don't understand why all this hate, they did a really good job. Some people like to play "old" games that are
    This game is beautiful.
    I don't understand why all this hate, they did a really good job. Some people like to play "old" games that are adjusted for newer consoles.
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  5. Feb 1, 2023
    9
    A ya hace casi 8 a?os de su salida. Este continua siento "EL" rpg de fantasía por exelencia.
  6. Dec 26, 2022
    6
    I don't understand why this game is so highly rated? I have played it on PS4 and PS5 and both versions underwhelmed me by their performanceI don't understand why this game is so highly rated? I have played it on PS4 and PS5 and both versions underwhelmed me by their performance and gameplay. The first thing I noticed is just how badly this game runs in general. The only option I found bearable was the performance option on PS5 because when you turn ray tracing on it's a stuttering mess just like the PS4 version. I like the world of this game, it looks really cool, but the gameplay itself is oddly clunky and frustrating. I think the game's difficulty really comes from the confusing amount of information it throws at you regarding enemies and the world as well as the janky character movement. This is a game for people with endless patience and a lot of free time, for the casual gamer I don't think this is worth it. Personally I prefer Cyberpunk 2077 by a long shot. Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2023
    0
    This game is still a steaming pile of garbage. I wasn't interested in this game at first, until my friends kept telling me it was one of theThis game is still a steaming pile of garbage. I wasn't interested in this game at first, until my friends kept telling me it was one of the best games ever made with top notch quality by generous developers. I even had a co-worker claim that this game's open world had more depth and content than GTA 5. I was like "Whoa what, well then I have to get it" only to be outraged that this game was the complete opposite of what I was told. Forget GTA 5, this game barely has the quality of the average Ubisoft game. This game was full of bugs, glitches, crashes, bad performance, terrible animations, clipping issues, PS2 quality controls, outdated combat system, and awful physics akin to mobile games. Many of these issues are still here. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I can respect that if they're honest. What I won't respect is double standards. If this game had the Ubisoft logo on the bottom of the box art, the narrative would've been so different. There would be a bazillion of compilation videos on the bugs, braindead AI, and awful physics. Never will I trust the "muh dark and gritty mature 10/10 GOTY stories" gamers ever again, because they are never consistent. All they do is parrot journalists and youtubers, or depending what their favorite game studios do, these gamers will change their standards accordingly.

    When I first unboxed the game on PS4, there was a red piece of paper where the developers were basically bragging about how generous they were. That's pathetic. I immediately ripped the paper into pieces. Calling yourself nice is narcissism, that is up for others to decide. My friends and co-workers thought I was crazy and absurd for calling the "good guys" CDPR greedy and lazy back in 2015. Funny how they agreed with me when Cyberpunk 2077 came out. It just goes to show how influential marketing and critics can be. It's no wonder why 18-49 is currently the key demo for advertisers. Let me tell you young folks how a business works. Money comes first, and a company will do anything they can to maximize revenue unless they decide to prioritize their left-wing liberal SJW woke agenda garbage. Not a hard concept to grasp. I knew this since I was like in the 2nd grade for goodness sake. What is wrong with you Millennial gamers? They're no different than EA. Only difference is these developers pretend to be the good guys. The fact that anyone thought CDPR actually cared about their consumers is comedy gold. I don't care if a company is "consumer friendly" I just want my money's worth.

    You can now pet your horse. Big deal, how about improving the trash gameplay, instead of coming up with gimmicks. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing to do in the open world. I can't hijack horses from other people, I can't beat up the NPCs of my choice, I can't do anything. You can't even travel the entire open world in real-time. Ubisoft's open world games have more to do than this boring garbage. When it comes to physics, CDPR are the absolute worst in AAA games. I played shovelware with better physics than this garbage. That's embarrassing. The side quests aren't as great as people made it out to be. It's just dialogue and using the Witcher senses. The main story is dialogue after dialogue too with boring levels. I finally played the DLCs, and this "it's like a new game" statement is a fanboy lie. It's literally just DLC that should've been in the game in the beginning.

    There is no multiplayer. So once you beat the story, there is literally not a reason to play this game again. Charging $60 for a game with no replay value is a cash grab. It's ironic that I can't play with friends in this so-called "consumer friendly" game. And the greedy developers had the audacity to brag about no microtransactions, when these lazy developers gave us half the game for $60. Last time that I checked, Rockstar and about all EA games have no microtransactions in the singleplayer portion of their games, yet gamers constantly call them out for their greed. It's easy to brag about no MTX when there are no servers to maintain. Why don't they make a singleplayer game with online multiplayer and no microtransactions? Oh that's right, because they are too greedy for that. CDPR are so cheap and lazy, they canceled Cyberpunk online. Lazy cheapskates didn't even bother to improve their engine, so they abandoned it and went crying to Epic Games for help. Seeing this new partnership, I will be going into Witcher 4 with high expectations. You better not disappoint me CDPR. Free upgrade, but what good is any of that when I paid $60 for this off-brand Ubisoft game? Currently $20-30, but I don't recommend this game at all.
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