The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition (Switch)

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition (Switch) is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

86%

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Based on 51 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
A-
A-
Nov 13, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition isn’t quite perfect: it suffers from somewhat muddied visuals and slightly unresponsive controls at times, but they still don’t totally detract from what is one of the most engaging, entertaining, and fun games I’ve played in a long time.

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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Oct 14, 2019
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Unboxholics
Maybe
Maybe
Oct 14, 2019

Witcher 3 is undoubtedly a masterpiece that you must experience. The Switch port is serviceable as far as portable mode is concerned, but you should avoid the docked mode if your playing on a big TV.

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Scored Reviews

Saving Content
Oct 21, 2019

I have adored my time with Witcher 3 on Switch. It’s not the prettiest version, but it retains everything that made the game special. Now there is potential for a whole new audience to fall in love with the franchise. Perhaps some are like me, replaying the game for the third time, and just loving that the game is now portable. Whatever the reason may be, Witcher 3 on Switch is a technical achievement. I’d have never expected Witcher 3 ported to the Switch, but here we are and it’s damn impressive.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

The Witcher 3 today is just as much a master class in game and story design as it was four years ago. Feral Interactive did an impressive job porting this gigantic RPG to Switch.

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NintendoWorldReport
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Whether Witcher 3 will be your entry point into the larger Witcher universe or you're a longtime fan, I cannot recommend it enough. It is a game that to some extent transcends its genre and one that everyone should play. Witcher 3 is not only one of the most impressive of the impossible ports on Switch, it is one of the best games on Switch, and perhaps the finest western RPG of all time.

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Gameplanet
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is something of a technical marvel on the Switch. Through what seems like techno-black magic, CD Projekt Red and Saber Interactive have ported one of the generations best games with smart compromises made to deliver the full experience.

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PowerUp!
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Now that The Witcher 3 is on Switch, there's no reason that every other game in existence isn't. I love The Witcher 3 and on Switch, I love it even more.

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Impulsegamer
4.7 / 5.0
4.7 / 5.0
Oct 19, 2019

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for the Switch is a terrific accomplishment by Saber Interactive, albeit with less than desired graphics. But it is amazingly playable, captures the game perfectly, and is a must buy for fans of the action-RPG genre. It is the rare game that one can lose themselves into, let alone in portable fashion.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 21, 2019

Although The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch doesn't look as pretty as its counterparts, it's still an adventure that should not be missed.

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Game Revolution
Oct 14, 2019

The developers should be commended on their efforts here, and I’m excited to see how much further the Switch can be pushed.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

If you've never played The Witcher 3, you should try to play on Xbox or PC, but if you want to get up close and personal, this is a fantastic version of a truly brilliant game.

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Game Rant
Game Rant
Peter Grimm

Top Critic

Dec 9, 2019

Despite a few visual downgrades, the Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be the best version of the critically-acclaimed RPG to date.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remains a masterpiece, and being able to take such a grand and engrossing adventure on the go is something well worth celebrating. The Switch's Complete Edition is a truly impressive achievement, and although performance isn't perfect, it's still an incredible and impactful role-playing experience. The Witcher 3 set the bar for modern RPGs back in 2015, and this port is a startling reminder that it has yet to be bettered.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 17, 2019

Though the Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has made some obvious concessions to the visuals, it is a surprisingly good version of the acclaimed RPG -- and now it's portable!

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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 27, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition on the Nintendo Switch, something which not long ago seemed nearly impossible is here and it does a top-notch job at adapting this colossal effort into a handheld format. With its gargantuan adventure and multiple branches that the plot takes, The Witcher on the Nintendo Switch might have made some concessions when it comes to the graphical performance but this experience is nothing short of an amazing adventure.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Its amazing what has been done with this portable Witcher 3 port. Yes the graphics are downgraded, yes it does not look as good as other versions but it is a well running portable version of a great RPG. You get a lot of game for your money and it is well worth your time and effort.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

The Switch is clearly not the game's natural home and yet even with the graphical downgrade The Witcher 3's innate quality shines through.

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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch, despite its many optimizations, remains a technical masterpiece considering the console's limitations. Playing in handheld is downright magical and masks some of its visual shortcomings. Well worth giving it a shot, even if you've already experienced the game elsewhere.

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GameSkinny
Oct 23, 2019

The Witcher 3 on Switch is clearly the least visually impressive version of a great game, but it's one of the greatest RPGs ever, now made portable, and that's just too cool to miss.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
GameGrin

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2019

The reduced visual quality doesn't stop The Witcher 3 on Switch from being an astonishing technical marvel from Saber Interactive. It remains one of the finest open-world games of this generation, especially if you favour rich storytelling over systems and mechanics, which you can now take with you.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 30, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is a fantastic game in its own right. A blockbuster adventure spanning up to 100 hours; an encyclopaedia-like, lore-filled world to explore

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

What CD Projekt Red and Saber Interactive have done to make the Nintendo Switch version possible is a stunning achievement in its own right.

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Screen Rant
Oct 18, 2019

The Witcher 3: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch makes some sacrifices to go portable, but it's worth it for those looking for Geralt on the go.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is a fantastic addition to the Switch RPG line-up. It's visual may have been scaled down but it's no less fantastic of a game.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Oct 29, 2019

If you own Nintendo Switch, you have successfully avoided The Witcher 3 until now and you're looking for a dense RPG, this Complete Edition is a game for you. However, if you have a chance to play it anywhere else, you'll enjoy it more.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher 3 on the Switch is, miraculously enough, a decent-looking, well-performing, portable version of one of the greatest games of all time.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
87 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher III is still one of the best written RPGs out there, but Switch version (specially played in TV mode) has many technical flaws and feel outdated.

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GamePro
87 / 100
87 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

Atmospherically dense fantasy epic with small visual blemishes that impresses especially in handheld mode.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

One of this generation's titans finally makes its landmark debut on the Nintendo Switch. For newcomers who can fight through the rocky 30 frames per second and lower resolutions, The Witcher 3 on Switch is a no-brainer. But, for those with no plans to take their monster-killing outside, the game is better enjoyed on other consoles.

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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2019

The mature content and somber approach of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition may put off some gamers, but it's a can't-miss game for those seeking an RPG with more bite and consequence (not to mention playable characters above the age of 15) than we normally get on Nintendo systems.

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33bits
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 2, 2020

It is witchcraft, being able to take one of the best open-world RPGs of the generation anywhere can not be qualified otherwise. The technical sacrifice has been important, but performance and quality have been perfectly prioritized at the right times, making this edition perfect for those who do not have another machine than the Nintendo hybrid console or for those who want to play the adventures of Geralt of Rivia anywhere.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

In the end, it all boils down to the player. If you are looking for a great RPG to sink your teeth into, The Witcher 3 is an automatic recommend. What is not an automatic recommend is if you already own an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or a PC that can run games well.

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Worth Playing
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

In the end, it's a testament to the art direction and captivating gameplay that the Switch port of The Witcher 3, stripped of most of its technical achievements, is still a damn good and immersive video game. If you haven't played The Witcher 3 yet, this is a good opportunity to jump in. The game runs better and is available at a more affordable price on the other platforms, but if you can live with the heavy visual downgrades for the sake of portability, then this is as good as The Witcher 3 gets.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
IGN
By Jon Ryan

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

The (S)Witcher 3 is an ambitious port of one of the best games of the generation, albeit with some notable concessions.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
IGN Italy
Alessandra "Aelinar" Borgonovo

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Despite its compromises, The Witcher 3 is still a breathtaking adventure and the best RPG for Nintendo Switch till now.

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Telegraph
Telegraph
Jack Rear

Top Critic

Oct 21, 2019

Hack, slash, chop, blast a fireball, stir my pasta, dodge those lunging talons, taste the bolognese, chop off the monster's head to collect my bounty.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Nintendo Switch is still the same masterpiece as before, but now with the ability to take the game with you. The clarity of the graphics significantly loses to the rest of the consoles, but it is not so noticeable in a portable format, especially given the good optimization and beautiful characters. If you dreamed to plunge into the dense atmosphere of Slavic fantasy on the road, you can safely buy the game. In all other cases, it is better to take a cheaper and more beautiful version for PC (or other systems).

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch turns out to be another incarnation of the franchise ready to kidnap you without making you understand how, where and when. A game that knows how to excite and fascinate its players.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
Everyeye.it

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition on Switch is a bittersweet compromise, a conversion that heavily sacrifices resolution, general and textures, to preserve all its essence.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition is a killer addition to the Nintendo Switch library.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

The Witcher 3 for Switch is a marvellous port that makes some smart sacrifices to graphics and performance to translate a fantastic game in a downgraded but highly playable action-RPG

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher 3: Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch may not look as good as its PS4, X1 and PC counterpart, but it's still a blast to play and one of the best rpg of this generation.

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Cerealkillerz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition on the Nintendo Switch is a great technical achievement through the stable framerate and the immense content it comes with. Only the not constant resolution of 720p and the reduced graphics make it hard to recommend for people that use the Switch in docked Mode on the TV. Everyone else can definitely go for it!

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Daily Star
Oct 20, 2019

Long-time Witcher fans will have a blast reliving their adventures on the go, while those who have yet to step into the hunting boots, luscious locks and scruffed beard of Geralt of Rivia, have the perfect opportunity to get stuck in.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Poor port of a great game. At least it has all the content released to date in that tiny cartridge and is very much enjoyed in portable mode.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 14, 2019

A well-functioning port of a brilliant game with an unexpected identity crisis. Given the availability of other platforms, the visual compromise makes this technical marvel a difficult sell to first-timers and veterans.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Oct 14, 2019

The Witcher 3 looks pretty bad on the Switch, but it's still an incredible RPG that shouldn't be missed if this the only way to play it.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

It's a great thing to have The Witcher III : Wild Hunt - Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch. Players will be able to (re)discover one the best games of the past years - with its two expansions- and take it everywhere they want. If you're not too disappointed by the visual downgrade, a needed sacrifice in order to have it running quite smoothly, and don't try it on a TV, on which it's painful to watch, everything is going to be fine Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, and this epic and engaging dark fantasy adventure.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 16, 2019

It is a truly impressive technical feat that a developer was able to get The Witcher 3 onto the Nintendo Switch in a working state at all. That doesn't necessarily mean that the port should have happened though.

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COGconnected
69 / 100
69 / 100
Oct 26, 2019

Should you play The Witcher 3? Absolutely. It’s one of a handful of games from the past decade that you simply can’t miss. Should you play The Witcher 3 on the Switch? Honestly, probably not.

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