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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated a year ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


In this game 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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/05/2015

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 29 features

Developer: CD Projekt Red (@CDProjektRed)




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

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game was 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.


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

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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Our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Accessibility Report documents 29 accessibility features:
Most quests and story events in the game are low pressure and can be completed at your own speed, but occasionally you will come across a non-critical time sensitive event that require a fast response and cannot be repeated if failed.

The Witcher Sense has a Colorblind-friendly setting. The Witcher Sense "fish-eye" effect can be turned off and the motion blur and blur can be disabled to reduce motion sickness.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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