This weekend, Steam has discounted The Witcher game franchise 50% to 85% off the original game prices. This is a great time to pick up The Witcher games in anticipation for the release of The Witcher III.
The choice is not which The Witcher game you will pick up because you will probably buy both of them, and then add on The Witcher: adventure Game just for kicks. The first two games are only going to cost you a bit of pocket change really.
This is the game that started it all - except in an enhanced edition (which is the new norm.). Originally $10.99, the game is now on sale for $1.64.This is a fun RPG where you play a legendary monster slayer on the hunt. The game is both Mac and PC compatible. Metascores are one of the best ways to rate the strength of a game and The Witcher 1 received an 86/100 score: very solid. As one reviewer says:
Do yourself a favor and play The Witcher if you love games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
If you are going to whet your appetite on The Witcher 1, you might as well buy The Winter 2 as well. Originally $21.99, the game is now on sale for $3.29. You pay under $5 for both these games. This edition has an even better Metascore than its predecessor, garnering an 88/100 rating. One reviewer said:
The Witcher 2 is by far one of best RPG games I've ever played. Open world game play, great environment and amazing story and More than 2-3 endings. I would recommend this game to any fans of the witcher games or any RPG fans.
Lastly, we have The Witcher adventure game that was just released last November. This game is only 50% off opposed to the other two that are 85% off. Originally $10.99, the game is on sale for $5.49. This is a bit different from the other games in that:
The Witcher Adventure Game is a digital adaptation of CD PROJEKT RED’s board game set in the brutal fantasy universe of monster slayer Geralt of Rivia.
I actually think that turning The Witcher into a board game is cool. I rather enjoy board games but there are rarely enough people around to play them.
(Expiry: 11th May 2015 @ 1PM EST)