We’re all very familiar with The Witcher 3 and all the awards it’s gotten along with the memories it’s created. What about the series roots though? Now’s your chance to either revisit them or experience them for the first time with The Witcher Enhanced Edition which is available for free on GoG right now.
The Witcher enhanced edition was made free as promotion of the new standalone Gwent game CD Projekt Red launched. Why is it called enhanced? Well, the Witcher originally came out in 2007, followed by the enhanced edition in 2008.
The Witcher Enhanced edition brings several bug fixes to the table alongside some additional animations, plothole cover-ups, and dialogue fixes. It’s a big patch to a slightly dated masterpiece.
How do you acquire the Witcher enhanced edition for free? You simply sign up for the GoG newsletter on the offer page. Alongside getting the Witcher Enhanced Edition for free, you’ll also get a card keg for the Gwent game.
The Witcher may be an outdated game by now, especially in comparison to the masterpiece that is The Witcher 3, but it’s still a great game. Definitely worth the visit due to setting a standard in RPG games for many years to come due to how choices truly matter in game.
As it is with the other games, you play as Geralt of Rivia. In the currently ongoing events, Geralt is suffering from Amnesia and only remembers the Witcher part of his identity. The game’s story surrounds the Witcher mutagen being stolen by a shadowy faction during an attack on Kaer Morhen.
Your job is to find who stole the recipe for the Witcher mutagen and retrieve it since that is your duty as a Witcher after all.
The game may be a bit disappointing in its actual gameplay aspect due to how much it’s aged. Maybe if a 4th Witcher comes out in the future, you’ll be happy with having played this one.