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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011)

Wiedzmin 2: Zabójcy królów (original title)
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Witcher Geralt must track down a mysterious assassin known as the Kingslayer, who appears to also have the powers of a witcher. Is the Kingslayer simply working for the leaders of a non-human rebellion or is there more to this mystery?

Director:

Adam Badowski

Writers:

Jan Bartkowicz (story design and dialogue), Marcin Blacha (additional dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Cockle ... Geralt of Rivia (voice)
Jacek Rozenek ... Geralt of Rivia (voice)
Adam Bauman ... King Foltest (voice)
Alexander Morton ... Zoltan Chivay (voice)
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ... King Foltest (voice)
Agnieszka Kunikowska Agnieszka Kunikowska ... Triss Merigold (voice)
David Annen ... Dethmold (voice)
Agnieszka Przestrzelska Agnieszka Przestrzelska ... Saskia (voice)
Eiry Hughes Eiry Hughes ... Saskia (voice)
Anna Ulas Anna Ulas ... Síle de Tansarville (voice)
Jaimi Barbakoff Jaimi Barbakoff ... Triss Merigold (voice)
Barbara Kaluzna ... Ves (voice)
James Barriscale ... Bernard Loredo (voice)
Dariusz Odija Dariusz Odija ... King Henselt (voice)
Elzbieta Jedrzejewska Elzbieta Jedrzejewska ... Philippa Eilhart (voice) (as Elzbieta Futera-Jedrzejewska)

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The player is Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, a witcher. Entangled in the political turmoil that engulfed Temeria, Geralt helped quell the rebellion of the Order of the Flaming Rose. Soon after, he saved King Foltest's life when the monarch was attacked by a witcher-like assassin. He continues to protect the king, serving as his bodyguard as Foltest strives to bring peace to his kingdom. The Order's last bastions have yielded to the royal army, yet one more task remains - the Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm, and her fortress must be taken. A month after the attempted assassination, Foltest's armies stand at the gates of La Valette Castle, preparing for a final assault. Still at Foltest's side, Geralt is among them, unable to begin his personal quest to discover the mysterious assassin's origin and identity... Written by Official Site

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In the prologue, a corpse of an assassin can be found in a haystack, and when you approach it, Geralt says "Hm. Guess they'll never learn." A reference to Assassin's Creed. See more »

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King Henselt: A wolf pup should think twice before growling like a bear.
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A first-rate, fast-paced adventure
21 February 2017 | by Maladjusted_1See all my reviews

Although 'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' happens to be my least favourite game in the trilogy, I still found it very enjoyable. It begins with a very exciting introduction, and the new combat system is well-explained in the opening quests. Also rather early in the game we meet the antagonist of 'Assassins of Kings'.

My favourite of all the 'Witcher' villains is from this second instalment: Letho of Gulet. Letho is a man of colossal proportions, and matches his incredible power with a sharp, cunning mind. Some of the other characters introduced in this game are also rather memorable, but none so much as Letho. The perfectly written villain is just one element of a very good story.

These days, we're all familiar with RPGs offering players a choice. We were also very familiar with this feature five years ago when this game released. Still, none of the games I've played have offered a choice quite as significant as one of the ones presented in this game, in which your selection will change at least 6-8 hours of gameplay.

I wish this game had been as open to explore as the other 'Witcher' games, and I think more investment in side quests could have been made. Still, play 'Assassins of Kings' and you'll be signing up for a first-rate fantasy adventure, full of highly entertaining battles and well-written, well-acted characters.


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Country:

Poland

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English | Polish

Release Date:

17 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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