The games protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, is the titular Witcher, monster hunter, embarks on the quest to save his adopted daughter from the Wild Hunt, a band of warriors who want to use her to their own ends. The Witcher 3 puts emphasis on action and crafting, as well as completing side-quests for various NPCs, which reward player with gold and experience.
The Witcher III is a TPP action role-playing game. The player controls the character of Geralt, the titular witcher. Geralt has various types of movement at his disposal, including walking, running, rolling and dodging. He can also, for the first time in the series, jump, swim and climb over obstacles. Geralts arsenal includes two swords steel (for human enemies) and silver (for monsters and other creatures), crossbow and bombs. The swords have two modes of attack. Light attacks are fast but deal little damage, whereas heavy attacks are strong but take a while to perform. A player can also block attacks and counter them. The witchers swords have limited durability and after a while will require repair.
The Story begins when Geralt finds out that his adoptive daughter Ciri is being targeted by the Wild Hunt, a company of spectral warriors from another dimension. They plan to use the girl's magical powers to their own goals. Together with his lover, sorceress Yennefer, and other allies, Geralt embarks on a quest to save Ciri and the Continent from the threat of the Wild Hunt.
The Witcher III features many familiar faces known from previous installments as well as the pages of the books. Aside from Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, characters such as Dandelion, a bard and Geralts friend, Triss Merigold, Geralts former lover and Vesemir, the witchers mentor, make their appearance in the game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC gained nearly universal acclaim from both players and game critics alike. They praised the open game world, combat mechanics and attention to details. The game received plenty of awards and accolades in various categories such as Most Anticipated Game, Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Technology and a lot more.