The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review
Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
This game was rated PEGI 18 for frequent strong and gory violence, violence towards vulnerable and defenceless persons and strong language. Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: 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.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
View Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with points of interest and missions highlighted throughout entire game.
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