Release date: May 19, 2015
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Probably the most iconic of the series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt built on and perfected everything that was great about the history of the last two games. In four years the developers managed to drastically improve the graphics and gameplay, and expand the open world in this sequel. With a sprawling, non-linear narrative and a huge world to explore, there’s a lot to explore in addition to the main quest.
The Witcher continues Geralt’s story after the previous game, in which the Northern Realms are attacked by a Nilfgaardian force. After Geralt has received a letter from the sorceress Yennefer from Vengerberg, he begins his search for her and Ciri, a child who is bound to him by fate.
Once again you will find the same flowing combat system that works perfectly in this game. There are fast and slow attacks to keep your combo going, a parrying system to allow counterattacks, and an evasive and rolling maneuver to escape tricky enemies. In this title you can also fight on horseback, which makes dealing with large groups of enemies much easier.
There are also two major expansions for The Witcher 3 that add a tremendous amount of content. In Hearts of Stone, Geralt is hired to track down a banding captain named Olgierd von Everec, who is said to have the power of immortality. In Blood and Wine, Geralt explores Toussaint, a war untouched duchy, where he will attempt to track down an animal that is terrorizing the kingdom.