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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) is an action-adventure game where you play monster-hunter Geralt in a vast open world as he searches for his missing adopted daughter. The game responds to your actions and has dynamic environments, weather and day–night cycles that affect the creatures you hunt. It’s a fantasy world of humans, elves, dwarves and monsters but with a substantial sense of place. Lakes, cities, forests, rivers and castles dot the landscape and invite you not only to conquer the game but to explore the furthest reaches of the beautiful lands.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 8 months ago.
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This is an Adventure game with Action, Communication, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play, Stealth and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 50 hours and 110 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for frequent strong and gory violence, violence towards vulnerable and defenceless persons and strong language. The game features very frequent gory violence. As matter of course, Geralt is able to dismember, decapitate, disembowel and cut his enemies in half during gameplay combat. Other scenes of gore include but are not limited to, a raven burrowing into a man’s eye socket and bursting from the back of his shattered skull, a man’s face melting and sizzling after being struck by a fire spell, men being gored by bears and more scenes of decapitation. Violence against vulnerable and defenceless persons includes people being bound to and burnt at the stake, with graphic detail, and a baby being thrown in a hot oven – though it is later seen to be unharmed. The word ‘*!@?*’ is used frequently and ‘*!@?*’ is used several times. Geralt is featured in sex scenes with several different women; the couples’ genitals are not visible during intercourse, though there are other moments of full nudity. There are several instances where sexual violence is graphically implied. In one scene, dead women are strewn around a bedroom, some of them naked. In another, a dead woman is found propped up on her bed, naked and with a bloody wound down her throat.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Players need to cope with a very large world with many directions to take. Engaging with characters and the deep narrative is also important to enjoy the game.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt usually costs £24.99 to £52.49. 

The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
Steam Store PC £24.99
Switch Store Switch £29.99

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game + Expansion Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £52.49

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Complete Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Switch Store Switch £49.99

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Game Of The Year Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
The Witcher 3 has two expansions, "Heart of Stone" that adds 10-16 hours of new quests and a new storyline and "Blood and Wine" that adds 30-45 hours of content, a new map and storyline. These can be purchased separately in the game or come with The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition. There are also smaller purchases that offer cosmetic enhancements, small quests and new decks for the in-game card game Gwent. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/05/2015

Price: 60% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure (Action, Communication, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Developer: CD Projekt Red (@CDProjektRed)

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