The Witcher

  • The Witcher
80
Based on 34 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Solid, entertaining RPG.
  • Unique combat system.
  • Gorgeous looks.

Cons:

  • Dialogs can get a bit weird.
  • Feels a bit linear at times.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 90

The RPG genre is one that has seen an incredible amount of change over the past ten or so years. The pen and paper Dungeons and Dragons games that started the decade have been long since replaced with action heavy button mashers like Oblivion and...

By BrightHub on 100

A review of CDPROJEKTREDs newest, dark and immersive RPG, "The Witcher". OverviewThe Witcher is a dark, and immersive action RPG that derives its roots from somewhere between Diablo and Neverwinter Nights. It delves the player into a medieval type...

By Tech2 on 80

If you’ve played most of the action RPGs released in recent times like Mass Effect, Oblivion and Jade Empire, you’ll pretty much know what to expect in Polish developer CD Projekt’s The Witcher – which by the way is based...

By PC Advisor on 80

Wed love to see The Witcher moved to a console, where the controls could be streamlined and hopefully the load times reduced. As it stands, The Witcher is an extremely fun game with the nasty habit of succumbing to narcolepsy at the most...

By Atomic MPC on 85

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are those that see an RPG experience as no more in depth than staging a racially motivated home invasion, making off with all the booty and gear that you can carry, and then reaping the rewards of...

By Stuff NZ on 60

The Witcher comes from first-time development house CD Projekt, and tells the tale of a sort of demon hunter for hire, Geralt. Apparently using content based on the fantasy novels of Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher also features gruff...

By TweakTown on 80

When you look at the really good top quality RPGs out there, most do seem to come from the better known studios with plenty of experience in the genre. But they had to start somewhere, right? The thing is, the RPG gaming scene is so advanced these...

By Play TM on 80

Witches, dragons, elves, orcs, necromancers, hobbits, magic potions, swords, cross bows, cauldrons, castles, dark woods, misty hills, and dwarf mines - it just doesnt do much for me. I had my fill when I skipped through Lord of the Rings. Spending a...

By IT Reviews on -

Astounding graphics, a powerful and immersive narrative, an anti-hero with myriad moral paths to tread and a sophisticated combat system adds up to the must-have RPG of 2007. Atari - The Witcher price Buy The Witcher securely online at a bargain...

By NZGamer on 75

Bioware’s 2002 classic Neverwinter Nights practically reinvented the Role Playing genre on PC, adding in copious amounts of nifty new stuff (not least of which was the killer Dungeon Master mode, allowing your pen & paper role playing group to...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

The Witcher is an extremely fun game with the nasty habit of succumbing to narcolepsy at the most inappropriate...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Deep, story-led role-playing games are rare these days. Perhaps thats why The Witcher has been hailed as game of the year in some quarters. Sadly, it isnt. Poor translation from its original Polish, an experimental but irritating combat system...

By ImpulseGamer on 88

Jason PiecClassification: MA15+8.8BACKGROUND So here we go with yet another RPG game. Most see an RPG as a game, in which you get to play the character, earn experience points and gain levels. This may be somewhat true to the casual RPG fan but the...

By About.com on 80

Game Specifics Publisher: Atari Developer: CD Projekt RED STUDIO ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature Genre: Role Playing Game Theme: Fantasy Pros: Excellent non-linear storyline and graphics; Innovative game play Cons: Sub-par and out of character voice...

By Craving Tech on -

Despite the long loading times and a few crashes in the game, The Witcher is one of the best RPG that I’ve ever played. I loved Oblivion and its open-ended gameplay, but the main story line didn’t impress me at all. The Witcher has a good...

By DarkZero on 80

One of the wonderful things about the human imagination is its ability to create alternate worlds out of nothing but its own dreams, desires and fantasies. Within these worlds are characters, towns and cities forged purely from the creator’s own...

By GameSpy on 90

The Witcher might be one of the best surprises of the year. CD Projekt has designed a mature, deep, meaty, thoughtful and downright fun role-playing game designed exclusively for the solo PC adventurer; no monthly fee required, thank you very much.The...

By ExtremeTech on -

Geralt, youve done it again. Youve gone off and lost your memory, and now youre near death. Wake up, Geralt, the Witchers are in danger. An evil force has stolen our equipment—our vital gear that allows us to mutate initiates into new Witchers....

By VideoGamer on 80

Immersive combat, A fresh, original game world, Graphically gorgeous, Slightly clunky...

By 1UP on 75

VIDEO: Head over to our videos page to check out all The Witcher footage!Fifteen minutes into The Witcher, I've diced up 30-plus people, defeated a 'roided-out insect-giant thingy, started my degree in alchemy, and shtupped a hot sorceress....