A series of computer games about the Witcher — all parts of the series in order

Games series The Witcher

The Witcher is a series of computer games in the RPG genre developed by the Polish company «CD Projekt RED» based on the eponymous series of novels by the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The player controls the main character — the Witcher Geralt from Rivia, but in some parts of the game control temporarily passes to other characters the world of the Witcher.

The Witcher

The first part of a series of games about the Witcher, developed by the polish company «CD Projekt RED». The game was released in Europe on October 26, 2007, in the United States on October 30, 2007, and on November 9, 2007 in Australia.

The plot of the game continues the line of the series of novels about the Witcher. It was written by Polish fantasy writers Jacek Komuda and Maciej Jurewicz. The storyline of the game did not meet the support of Andrzej Sapkowski. Thus, the game’s plot can be considered a kind of semi-official continuation of the story cycle of novels about the Witcher.

Barely surviving, Geralt falls into amnesia and can not remember the names of even long-known friends. Control the main character, you have to restore the lost memory and war experience in battles with people and monsters.

In general, the game was met positively, but some technical errors slightly spoiled the overall impression. Many of them were fixed in the 2008 update — The Witcher: Enhanced Edition.

The game «The Witcher» (part 1)

Screenshots from the Witcher game

Screenshot from the Witcher game
Screenshot from the Witcher game
Screenshot from the Witcher game

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The second part of a series of games about the Witcher, developed by the polish company «CD Projekt RED». The game was released on may 17, 2011.

The plot of the game «the Witcher 2: Assassins of kings» is a continuation of the events of the game «the Witcher» (the first part). The main character is still the witcher Geralt of Rivia. Andrzej Sapkowski said that he did not participate in the development of the story for the game and did not even know about its creation.

The plot of the game, in comparison with the second part has become more developed. Geralt finds himself in the midst of the political intrigues of the Kingdom of Temeria. He begins his own investigation, trying to understand who and why kills the rulers of the Northern kingdoms and why the killers are so similar to the witchers.

The absolute majority of reviews from critics described the game positively. Even before the game’s release, about 111,000 copies of the game were sold. And in 2013, sales exceeded 5 million copies.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Screenshots from the game the Witcher 2: Assassins of kings

Screenshot from the game the Witcher 2: Assassins of kings
Screenshot from the game the Witcher 2: Assassins of kings
Screenshot from the game the Witcher 2: Assassins of kings

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

It is the final part of the trilogy of games about the witcher Geralt of Rivia. The game was developed by the Polish company «CD Projekt RED» and was released on may 19, 2015.

For example, the main storyline of the game «the Witcher 2: Assassins of kings» can be completed in about 5 hours. Whereas, only the main storyline of the third part, without viewing videos and dialogues, takes more than 40 hours of real time.

В зависимости от решений, которые принимает игрок по мере прохождения игры, следует один из трех возможных эпилогов. Сам сюжет третьей части включает в себя вторжение войск Нильфгаарда, поиски Цири и сражения с Дикой Охотой.

The game received extremely high ratings from critics and players around the world. At the end of 2017, the game earned more than 280 million dollars, and at the end of 2019, after the release of the Witcher series from Netflix, there was a new wave of purchases and, accordingly, the popularity of the entire series of games, and especially the third part.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Screenshots from the game the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Screenshot from the game the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Screenshot from the game the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Screenshot from the game the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt