Witcher

For those who have played The Witcher and The Witcher 2, the anticipation for The Witcher 3 is incredible. Seriously, that game looks amazing. Not everyone has played the original one – but now you can, and for free!

The ridiculously cool people over at Good Old Games are running a special promotion in honor of their 5th birthday. Buy ANY game, and you get the Witcher 1 for free. Now, the special only runs until next Thursday, but it’s still pretty rad. Also, all games bought on GoG.com are DRM free, which is a really nice touch. Buy any game, and you can give that game plus The Witcher to a friend if you like, or download it on all your machines.

Prepare yourself, though. While The Witcher was an amazing leap forward when it first came out, it will look a bit dated now, especially if you’ve seen the incredible videos coming out of the Witcher 3. However, for those who haven’t played with this winner of a game, it’s definitely worthwhile.

Oh, which reminds me, Beyond Good and Evil is also for sale on GoG for a mere $10. That’s $10 for Beyond Good and Evil plus you get The Witcher. Need I say more?

Last Updated: October 11, 2013

1.1
was reviewed on PC

60 Comments

  1. Tiaan Pat

    October 11, 2013 at 09:20

    Such an epic game!!! I am almost done with 2 now… love the story line

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 11, 2013 at 09:33

      Same here, I’m at the epilogue now, where you at?

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      • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

        October 11, 2013 at 09:38

        You have to play Nr 1. The story starts there and flows through to 3….
        True the controls are a LOT different, but it is one of the few games that made me go Faaaaaaaak when I was done…

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        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          October 11, 2013 at 09:44

          HATE the control scheme of 1, skipped the whole game, was just too frustrating. In the middle of 2 though

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 10:04

            I have yet to try W2, I agree W1 controls were utter shit!

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 11, 2013 at 11:47

            Its going on the cheap if you want, think on GOG.com

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 11, 2013 at 11:48

            Or maybe green man gaming. Honestly for the life of me I cant remember

          • CypherGate

            October 11, 2013 at 10:32

            I feel your pain. Did the exact same thing. I finished 2 and that game was one of the best i ever played. Really fantastic.

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 11, 2013 at 11:46

            Everyone keeps telling me the same, unfortunately my patience for RPG’s is getting in the way. Will try still before steam xmas sale

          • CypherGate

            October 11, 2013 at 11:48

            Its the age i tell you. The older you get the less patience you have for RPG’s lol

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 11, 2013 at 11:49

            HAHA possibly man, possibly

      • Tiaan Pat

        October 11, 2013 at 09:43

        I am in act 3. The one thing that threw me a bit was the fighting style changed a bit! But you get used to it fast and the fighting is more action based.

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        • No Longer SIR Twakkus

          October 11, 2013 at 09:51

          I also hated the new fighting technique. In TW1 you had to study your enemy to know which technique to use. In TW2 you just button smashed. Nevertheless, I loved 2 and it still remains as my nr 1 game, that is until HL3 is released πŸ˜‰

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          • Tiaan Pat

            October 11, 2013 at 09:54

            Cant wait for 3. Agree on 1’s fighting style. But the graphics in 3 looks amazing! Hope the game play improves as well

          • No Longer SIR Twakkus

            October 11, 2013 at 10:20

            I have no doubt it will. I have a lot of respect for the developers. They are really in the business of making games for gamers and not just for profit.

          • Tiaan Pat

            October 11, 2013 at 10:23

            True that, i love the fact that they try and make the game medieval. You get the feeling that your playing in that time and age

  2. Seraphim

    October 11, 2013 at 09:22

    Thanks for the update Zoe.

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  3. Downloadable content John

    October 11, 2013 at 09:23

    Where’s the Admiral?
    I really should try this game when I one day have the time and a smaller Steam backlog.

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    • NecroRince

      October 11, 2013 at 09:29

      Probably out trying to find Pokemon X&Y hahahahhaah

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 11, 2013 at 09:32

        …back, took a flamethrower and braaied me some pokezefs.

        How do you like yours done? Necroed, or Rinced?

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 11, 2013 at 09:33

          O_O

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        • NecroRince

          October 11, 2013 at 09:33

          Both? Is that possible?

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 11, 2013 at 09:35

            With a flamethrower, of course, I’ll just not turn it over πŸ˜‰

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 09:35

            HA! WIN πŸ™‚

          • Skyblue

            October 11, 2013 at 09:42

            I have a friend who is still learning to braai at 36yrs old. Everything he cooks sounds like this.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 11, 2013 at 09:45

            O_O

            I could braai before I could walk. Prerequisite for where I stay

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 09:49

            Even I could man. Those who cannot braai are a genetic fuck up, much like my hair…

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 10:18

            Same here. But in the Western Cape (I don’t know about up there by you) it’s not called braaing when you don’t use wood.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 09:50

            Braaing is easy! Then again friends dad gives you boere wors that if you flick crumbles! I kid you not!

          • Skyblue

            October 11, 2013 at 09:58

            That’s because there is braai’ing and then there is braai’ing. I have mild OCD so everything I do, I do properly as fuck.. When I braai, heavenly gates open, harps are strummed, nickers are lost, wait, what was I talking about again?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 09:59

            Remind me to have a braai with you man!

          • HvR

            October 11, 2013 at 10:08

            Mention underwear getting lost and Tanya is there with her sexiest bloomers.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 10:12

            I have no idea what you on about man! You sure do like this Tanya alot!

          • Skyblue

            October 11, 2013 at 10:15

            HAHA!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 10:19

            I’m coming too.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 11, 2013 at 09:32

      I have not jammed Nr1, and busy with epilogue on W2.

      W2 is bloorie brilliant

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 11, 2013 at 10:11

      do eeeeeeeet!

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 11, 2013 at 10:34

        Fine fine. Oh wait. No Steam store access, because, you know, Telkom issues.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 11, 2013 at 10:43

          Telkom, ruining online gaming one copper line at a time. :/

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  4. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 11, 2013 at 09:29

    Loved this game… which is why I’ve got originals of it and of the 2nd one! πŸ™‚

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  5. Warren Ross

    October 11, 2013 at 09:38

    I have 1 and 2, and I’m about 15 hours into the first 1 (want to finish it before I play 2). Must be honest, I’ve found it very slow and I’m not a huge fan of the combat system. Hoping it picks up at some point, because I’m really keen to play the 2nd one! πŸ˜€

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 11, 2013 at 09:39

      Well, combat in W2 is quite hectic, but really fun and rewarding when done well

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      • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

        October 11, 2013 at 09:43

        IF …and I cannot stress this enough, IF you installed the Combat rebalance Mod πŸ˜‰ then the fighting in 2 gets hectically fast

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 11, 2013 at 10:25

          I’ll install that prior to second playthrough!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 11, 2013 at 10:10

      The story carries over a lot from 1 to 2, plus when you import your old save game you get a few goodies too. Combat in 2 is very different from 1 – the whole game is – love both though.

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  6. hairyknees

    October 11, 2013 at 09:55

    Zoe… I HAVE A BIG ENOUGH BACKLOG OF GAMES TO GET THROUGH, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME GODDAMIT?!?!?!

    *grumble*

    *goes and buys Beyond Good and Evil*

    I’ve never played either 😑

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 11, 2013 at 09:56

      oh man, beyond good and evil shaped my life! love that game so much. and besides, you have to play witcher.

      also, sorry – i also have a huge backlog!

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      • NecroRince

        October 11, 2013 at 09:59

        This also avail on Xboxlive?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 11, 2013 at 10:06

          Master Race only I’m afraid.

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      • hairyknees

        October 11, 2013 at 10:00

        Yeah I’ve heard really good things about both πŸ™‚ my holiday gaming list just grew bigger >_>

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        • No Longer SIR Twakkus

          October 11, 2013 at 10:21

          Holidays? Isnt that some sort of myth?

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      • hairyknees

        October 11, 2013 at 10:04

        Bought πŸ™‚ know if there is any way I can link them to my steam account? Or can I only download them off gog?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 11, 2013 at 10:09

          Only off GOG I think. They were cool when Witcher 2 Enhanced was released, gave everyone who’d bought it previously on Steam (like me) a free GOG copy too.

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  7. Seraphim

    October 11, 2013 at 10:30

    The questions I must ask myself now is Sacrifice, Neverwinter Nights 2 or both?
    And if both then what to do with the 2nd copy of The Witcher.

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    • Brady miaau

      October 11, 2013 at 10:45

      NWN 2. Easy pick, for me.

      Replay ability is just outstanding.

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  8. Brady miaau

    October 11, 2013 at 10:44

    Witcher 1 is still very, very playable BUT you must grind a bit when you get to the swamp and city areas, else the game is not fun going forward and, like most of my friends, you will not complete it, because it becomes too hard at one stage.

    Personally, I think the balance is a bit out, because it goes from a fun slaughter of monsters to you dying in two hits very quickly at one point. But if you are prepared, easy stuff.

    Play it. Seriously. Fun consequences to the quests.

    One of the early quests, with it myriad of endings and consequences, had me hooked. First little village. Those who played should know what I mean.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 11, 2013 at 10:46

      The consequences for decisions is what defines this series I think. It goes so much further than most. Looking at YOU Mass Effect.

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      • Brady miaau

        October 11, 2013 at 11:39

        Yeah. I loved saving the insect queen lady and then discovering that if you do not save, the race comes back anyway. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  9. Seraphim

    October 11, 2013 at 14:12

    I’ve been wondering, if you buy multiple games do you get the same number of Witcher copies?

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    • Seraphim

      October 11, 2013 at 14:29

      And the answer is:
      If you buy those games separately, then you’ll get a copy of the Witcher with every purchase.

      Reply

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