In medieval times, Geralt of Rivia, a member of a fading order of professional monster slayers known as Witchers, is on trail of Salamandra, a secretive crime syndicate that stole dangerous alchemical formulas from Witchers' fort.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geralt of Rivia (voice)
Geralt of Rivia (voice)
Alison Dowling ...
Andrew Wincott ...
Jacques de Aldersberg / Haren Brogg / Ren Grouver / Bandits / Craftsmen (voice)
Arlene Decker ...
Courtesan / Nurse of the Order / Women in Shawl (voice)
Agnieszka Kunikowska ...
Triss Merigold (voice)
Vesemir / Kalkstein / King of the Wild Hunt / Salamandra Bandit (armoured) (voice)
Brian Bowles ...
Declan Leuvaarden / Velerad / Nobles / Fat Townspeople / Elven Elite Warrior / Dwarven Smith (voice)
Emma Tate ...
Alina / Grandma / Ladies / Waitresses (voice)
Anna Ulas ...
Benjamin Lewandowski ...
Alvin (voice)


In a world that resembles medieval Europe, wickedness, poverty, misery and racism and violence against those who are different, be they minority races such as Elves and Dwarfs or people with special talents like Mages or Witchers is commonplace. Kings who rule the lands scheme, plot and war with each-other even over trivial matters and break every rule known to man and God sparing nothing including men and resources. Monsters and supernatural beasts are another common occurrence in this world and special warriors are created through experiments on chosen men (and sometimes women) at young age. Those who survive the process become known as Witchers, infertile master-warriors who are trained and obligated to slay any beast and evil that endangers Man. Once, they were a powerful and appreciated order, but after a devastating war with a predatory southern dark empire, northern peoples' hate towards those who are not of their kind rose to an unprecedented levels and even the always neutral... Written by Anonymous

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26 October 2007 (Poland)  »

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The character of Adam is based upon Polish romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz. Celina remarks that Adam behaves "as if he was suffering for millions", which is a quote from a Mickiewicz poem. Mickiewicz's most acclaimed work is the poetic drama "Dziady", whose English language title is "Forefather's Eve". A side quest in the third installment of the game series, Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (2015), is named "Forefather's Eve" after the drama and involves a ritual very similar to the Slavic feast "Dziady", which Mickiewicz depicts in his work . See more »


Professor: Admirable fight, but duty calls us to the Trade Quarter. Contrary to popular opinion, chaos and terror do not spread on their own.
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The start of something great
22 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I learned to love 'The Witcher', but it didn't come easily. It took me three or four attempts to advance past the first level, as I found it very hard to enjoy the combat. When I eventually convinced myself to stay and at least put in a few hours' work, I found that most of my earlier criticism washed away. It isn't as exhilarating as the combat in the second and third 'Witcher' games, but it presents its own strengths in offering a more strategic approach, turning boss battles into tests of ingenuity and wit rather than button-mashing.

When the story is good, it's very good. The quest(s) relating to King Foltest are particularly interesting, and there's arguably more intrigue in the first game's plot than in those of the later instalments. I'd argue that the primary villains aren't as well-written as later ones like Letho of Gulet ('Assassins of Kings') or Dettlaff ('Blood and Wine'); they seem a little too cartoonlike to ever become truly intimidating. Still, the good definitely outweighs the bad where storytelling and writing are concerned.

I played this before reading any of Andrzej Sapkowski's novels, but fans of the author will appreciate seeing some of Geralt's most memorable book scenes represented in the game. Unlike most game adaptations, though, there's a significant amount of choice offered to the player - and sometimes you can make a choice which directly contradicts the books. The developers, in this sense, have successfully combined the freedom of role-playing with the structure and solid narrative context of the novels; I don't think I've ever seen a feat like this replicated in another game.

'The Witcher' is a great RPG, and in a genre which tends to draw its inspiration from a select few contexts, this game really stands out as a unique work. Unlike many promising titles, 'The Witcher' was given the sequels it deserved.

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