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The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings - Premium Edition

Released on 17 May 2011

Rating: 18+ (PEGI)

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The second instalment in the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to an epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action. A new, modern game engine, responsible both for beautiful visuals and sophisticated game mechanics puts players in the most lively and believable world ever created in an RPG game. A captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics, and everything else that made the original Witcher such a great game are now executed in a much more advanced and sophisticated way.

After helping to stop the rebellion undertaken by the Order of the Flaming Rose and saving King Foltest's life, Geralt became one of the central figures of political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria. Geralt continues to protect the King in the monarch's mission to bring peace to his state. The last bastions of the Order yielded to the royal army. The only remaining task is to pacify the rebellious castle of Baroness La Valette, who announced separation from the Kingdom. It's been a month since the attempted assassination of the king, when his army arrives at the gates of Baroness La Valette's fortress in preparation for the final battle. In the meantime, Geralt, stuck with Foltest, cannot begin his personal quest-to discover the origin and identity of the mysterious witcher-like assassin responsible for the attempt on the king's life - a quest that would answer many questions...

The player takes the role of Geralt, a professional monster slayer who became embroiled in the political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria by helping to squash the rebellion undertaken by the Order of the Flaming Rose, and who saved the King's life by protecting him from a witcher-like assassin. In the second part of the saga, Geralt remains at the center of political events. He begins his quest to reveal the identity of a group of assassins responsible for the slaying of rulers across the Northern Kingdoms, to find their connection to witchers, and to discover their motives. His investigation will lead him up the river Pontar into the turbulent borderland between Temeria, Kaedwen and Aedrin, where he will be entangled in a conflict between the most powerful forces of this world.

Story Features:
Rich, mature dialogue as found in Andrzej Sapkowski's book series and The Witcher 1, presented in highly filmic cutscenes and dialogues sequences, thanks to a new game engine.

New, improved system of flashbacks. Now the reminiscences of Geralt, in which we observe the link between our past choices with current actions, are realistically and smoothly woven into the gameplay.

Unique, deep, consistent and rich game world established in a series of best-selling books by A. Sapkowski and recreated in the game to provide an incredible, believable story-driven experience.

Believable, true-to-life characters with their own motivations and goals. During our journey we meet ordinary men, soldiers, rebels, powerful mages, rulers and their assassins. Depending on our decisions we meet different game characters, and our relationships shape further actions in the game.

Highly varied, breathtaking locations, which thanks to the new engine create a cohesive, fully accessible world!

Rich, living world in which every character has their own way of life and unique occupations. Our actions modify the relationship with the game-world population and, in the case of the main plot line, open or close the possibilities of interaction with the game world.

Greater freedom of exploration to provide increased game realism and a wider range of new tactical options. Geralt will surmount barriers, jump over fences, scale walls and ascend rock formations.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings - Premium Edition Includes:
    The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings game
    Making of Video DVD
    Official Soundtrack
    World Map
    Game Manual and Game Guide
    Pamphlet and Cursed Coin
    2 x Papercraft Figures of Various Game Characters

    The Witcher 2

    RPG Experience:
  • Extensive non-linearity within advanced gameplay mechanics. We are able to go through the situations on our path in various ways. Choosing our allies along the story path will, for example, reveal brand new and diverse possibilities and threads
  • Greatly enhanced character development, in which each decision with regards to development, including individual skills, result in different kinds of gameplay. It is based on three specialisations: sword, magic and alchemy, which can be mixed to create hybrid character styles
  • Traditional system that has the player fight opponents with a fixed difficulty level, maximizing satisfaction gained from developing a powerful character. Battles with particular types of opponents become progressively easier as the player advances in level
  • Advanced crafting mechanics vastly increased the possibilities for players to create their own items: about 200 items - weapon and armour elements are possible
  • Many elements of armour - jackets, gloves, belts, knee pads, etc. increase variety for the player. Upgrade each element separately, offering many combinations of armour, as opposed to just four types of armour available in The Witcher
  • Composit-built weapons, allowing many different types of swords (about 300 vs. 10 in The Witcher)
  • New equipment system, streamlining and making gameplay more flexible, thanks to no limits in the number of carried items, clear division into sections, and an improved sorting system

    Witcher 2

customer Reviews

 Average rating (16 reviews)


| | See all Hesychios's reviews (5)

This is why I own a pc for gaming because every once in a while you get an absolute stunner of a game which is developed for this one platform before any other and boy does it show everything about this game is first class.

The graphics blow you away right from the start the best i have seen in a pc title to date. And gameplay etc does not let the gorgeous graphics down either.

Would just like to say though plz use a bit of common sense when installing as below I put zero instead of O's in seriel key but worked out straight away what i done and simply changed it to O's and was fine. Also turn of UberSampling as this is designed for multicard systems if im correct.

Apart from that the game is stable and runs fantastically.

Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Intel I7 2600K SandyBridge ASUS P8P67 PRO
Sapphire Vapour-X HD5870 OC
4 GiG Corsair XMS 1600MHZ DDR3
WD Raptor HD
Creative Xi-Fi Elite Pro on Creative Gigaworks S750
Samsung XL2370 running at 1920x1080p

 OMG Its a masterpiece

| | See all Mahoro's reviews (3)

Wow i have just played this game for 12hours straight.
The game looks and feels fantastic.
The game is so gripping and epic. My jaw nearly dropped off at the starting area, the siege of the castle. This is a true AAA PC game none of this dumbed down console rubbish and yes it is far superior to Dragon Age 1&2.
Witcher 2 is a true RPG with so many paths to choose, through the decisions you make.
A warning to newbies the difficulty in this game is tough and a true challange.

 I didn't want this to finish!

| | See all Snick99's reviews (24)

I loved the story and characters throughout this game, they really come alive and the world itself is so full of character. Your choices are never really clear cut as they were in Baldur's Gate style games: you very often have to go for the lesser evil, trying to stay true to the road you have chosen for your witcher, and it's not so easy.
Combat is deeply satisfying (I only wish I had understood how to use the riposte skill much sooner than I did), the graphics are very good and voice acting is great. I'll definitely play this again, changing my choices to see the different outcome; the question is whether to do that right away or wait after I've played something else.
Definitely one of the best RPGs ever, for a mature audience.

 Oh we love the PC yes we do, we do

| | See all 29xthefun's reviews (43)

Top 100 PC Reviewer

I have never really been an RPG fan but this game I had a look at as it was getting rave reviews. Also nothing that great has been out for a while.
The graphics in the game are stunning, and I mean amazing. It really does put the PC back on the map as the best games machine. Everything looks so good in the game to the point you are happy to just walk about and explore.
Exploring is also a great aspect, you never feel like you are following a made path like in say Quake. And at times you make bad choices and learn from them.
The story is for me pretty good but if you are not into fantasy style books then you may be a bit board as it has all been done before. But this does work well and you do get an epic feel with the game.
Sound is also fantastic with a great mix of FX and music to keep you happy.
If you are a novice to this style you may be puzzled at the different controls for spells, mixing potions but this game is worth the research to get what is going on.
This is a game for adults and I do recommend not letting under 18s play it.
Playing on a Phenom 2 X4, 450 Gforce with 4GB ram it runs flawless. Also a decent sound card will give you a better all round experience.
Well worth a play on a rainy day for all fans of PC gaming.


| | See all Phil8mee's reviews (47)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

Everything that has been said about this game is true. it is beautiful. engrossing and enjoyable but be warned. it is also uncompromisingly ADULT. As an adult this is a good thing but if I were buying this for one of my sons I would have think twice. There is plenty of reasonably explicit sex. swearing (including the dreaded C word) and violence. This is most certainly not for kids. which I think is a good thing because video games have long had the image as infantile. meaningless exercises in entertainment. This on the other hand is a good step forward to establishing the video game genre as a legitimate art form. Brilliant.

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Rating18+ (PEGI)
Minimum RequirementsCPU: Dual-Core 2.2GHz
RAM: 1 GB (Windows XP), 2 GB (Windows Vista / Windows 7)
GPU: nVidia GeForce 8800 512MB
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7