Pick up a free copy of The Witcher on GOG for a limited time

Shawn Knight

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The first game in The Witcher trilogy can now be yours for free, so long as you’re willing to give up an e-mail address. GOG.com is offering The Witcher: Enhanced Edition as a freebie alongside a free Gwent Card Keg, a “loot box” for The Witcher Card Game that contains five cards.

The original Witcher game arrived in October 2007 courtesy of CD Projekt Red. The Enhanced Edition landed nearly a year later with a multitude of improvements including 200 new animations, improved dialogues in translated versions, better stability, a redesigned inventory system and significantly faster load times.

Gwent is a free-to-play, turn-based digital collectible card game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It is based on the card game of the same name featured in The Witcher novels and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition regularly retails for $9.99 on GOG.

It is unclear how long GOG plans to run the promotion so if you want to score these freebies, it’d be best to go ahead and subscribe ASAP, especially if you haven’t already played the game. Plus, if you’re not a fan of newsletters, there’s nothing stopping you from unsubscribing after scoring the goods (or seemingly creating a dummy e-mail account, if you don’t already have one for promos like this).

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kapital98

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The first Witcher is a great game. The graphics are okay for an 11 year old game. They are very different from 2/3. The only problem I ran into running it at 1440p was the game is single threaded. So my Ryzen 1700 couldn't handle a couple parts of the game (which wasn't a huge deal considering it's length).

The game's character development part is pretty complex but also very rewarding. It's something they significantly changed in Witcher 2. The combat system is also significantly different from 2/3. It's not bad but very different from just about any other game out there.

Excellent game that's held up well with time.
 

noel24

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If you are already signed up with GoG you have to have Gwent in your library to qualify.
Yeah, but Gwent is free so It's additional 30 second step to add It... Unless its not free for some other countries IP addresses? Seriously doubt that.
I added Witcher 1 just for the fun of It, as I played the game few years back and I'm not sure I would like to reinvest few weeks of My life in it again, but paradoxically, now I will probably give a standalone Gwent a chance...