The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review
Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 19/05/2015
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.
This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.
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.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
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