Warner Brothers Witcher 3

Last updated date: June 11, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 161 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE XBOX ONE Witcher 3 placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
2,934 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Witcher has always done a great job of making me feel that I’ve outsmarted my foes, but for the first time here, controlling Geralt feels tangibly badass with every successful fight.
- IGN Southeast Asia
May 12, 2015 | Full review
When you travel to one of Skellige's islands to find a lost expedition, the island becomes one huge, fascinating forensic crime scene.
- Games Radar
May 12, 2015 | Full review
When it came to the graphics I was simply blown away. They are smooth and there is some great detail given to make the world around you come alive. One of the highlights from this game would have to be the execution graphics.
- True Achievements
March 31, 2018 | Full review
The Witcher 3's expanded cast of characters doesn't preclude more screen time for just about everyone, and CD Projekt has done work to make for more interesting, influential women that feel just a bit more fleshed out than they've been previously.
- Polygon
May 19, 2015 | Full review
The game world is meticulously consistent, adding authenticity and thus immersion to compliment those pristine visuals.
- Windows Central
June 14, 2015 | Full review
The game takes protagonist Geralt of Rivia on a quest to track down Ciri, the Child of Prophecy. Ciri will even play a much bigger role later on. In parts of the game you’ll get to control her, a first for the series.
- VG247
May 12, 2015 | Full review
With superb storytelling, challenging combat, exciting choices, and unpredictable consequences, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a must-play RPG
- Game Informer
May 12, 2015 | Full review
Its huge open landscape throws you into a world of magic and combat, led by strong characters and great acting in cutscenes that will keep you hooked.
- Pocket-lint
May 19, 2015 | Full review
There is never a shortage of things to do in the game, despite your skill level. Quests range from helping someone gather herbs to killing large beasts for a town in need so there is a bit of everything for everyone.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
August 19, 2019 | Full review
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains one of the largest worlds ever crafted equipped with a day/night cycle and dynamic weather.
- Game Revolution
May 20, 2015 | Full review
It's a sprawling, ambitious, beautiful representation of a dark fantasy world, and games like this don't come along often.
- Attack Of The Fan Boy
March 8, 2018 | Full review
Absorbing story wonderfully balances world politics and personal conflict
- Tech Spot
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an amazing single-player action-RPG buried in a mediocre open world game. As much as everyone was wowed by the jump to open world with the third Witcher game, I seriously wish they'd stuck to the formula in their previous games. Sometimes bigger really isn't better.
- Game Skinny
Huge, open and atmospheric world
- Xbox Daily
Overall, the game feels highly polished and after two delays it’s delightful to play a game of this scale and enjoy it so much. The quests offer enough variety and it doesn’t feel like a rinse and repeat job and there’s enough to explore to keep you going for at least 100 hours. The Witcher 3 has to be my Game of the Year this far
- Complete Xbox
May 26, 2015 | Full review
I really felt for the characters I met, it was like I really got to know some of them, and even became their friend – it was a liberating feeling – especially when so many games use quests as a way to farm additional XP.
- This Is Xbox
May 19, 2015 | Full review
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is massive and can easily take upwards of 200 hours to complete, though the main story can be burnt through in about 30 hours.
- Chalgyr
June 24, 2015 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The one caveat on all that though, is the technical performance on the PS4 version I played for review. 30 frames per second was sometimes too much to ask, transitions between The Witcher 3’s two main maps are just a bit too long, and minor glitches do pop up from time to time. None of it ever impacted gameplay in any meaningful way, thought it did compromise the beauty of the experience ever so slightly.
- IGN Southeast Asia
May 12, 2015 | Full review
Frustrating and punishing combat
- Games Radar
May 12, 2015 | Full review
The only gripes I have with how the Witcher 3 plays are found in some of its side-systems. Swimming, horse riding and sailing all feel cumbersome and less intuitive than combat and general movement.
- Windows Central
June 14, 2015 | Full review
Camera during fights can be irksome
- Pocket-lint
May 19, 2015 | Full review
There have been other issues though such as people losing saves, bad frame rate drops in storms and the more funny ones such as launching boats into the sky.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
August 19, 2019 | Full review
Undependable camera and target lock-on
- Game Revolution
May 20, 2015 | Full review
Gauging range in combat can be tricky at times
- Tech Spot
The Witcher 3 isn't a bad game, it just takes way too long with way too much filler to get to these moments.
- Game Skinny
Sometimes I had to bother in fights about the camera position, but it's just a little thing.
- Xbox Daily
In terms of issues with the game, there are a few bugs and glitches such as quests not tracking properly or random failures.
- Complete Xbox
May 26, 2015 | Full review
At first, I found the combat to be rather clumsy – there’s light and heavy attacks, with parry, dodge and roll for evasion.
- This Is Xbox
May 19, 2015 | Full review
The utterly annoying issue of igniting / extinguishing candles, accidentally looting (aka stealing) from a merchant's table still exists, however CD Projekt Red has announced that they will be addressing that issue in their next patch so it is a small annoyance, especially given the fact that I am aware of it.
- Chalgyr
June 24, 2015 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Xbox One

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