Parents' Guide to

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Iconic tale brought to Switch keeps raunchy, bloody content.

Game Nintendo Switch 2019
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 16+

Basically Skyrim

It's very similar to skyrim. You do what you want and how you want to. You can turn language off and the blood is bad. There is sex in the game but you choose if you engage in it and you are not required to.
age 13+

It's only innopropiate if you choose it to be.

The Witcher 3 has language that can be turned of in settings. Violence isn't that bad only a few segments. There's animal abuse and a few dismemberment. There's a scene in the quest nilfgardian connection where you behead 3 men. Now the sexual stuff is bad. Most of its optional. Someone says in a side quest something referring to a guy masturbating. And at the start There's a naked woman you only see her buttocks. The rest is optional where you can have sex with prostitutes showing bare breaststroke and sometimes ther gentials

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (14 ):

The Switch version of this modern classic isn't necessarily the best way to experience CD Projekt Red's inimitable RPG, but it comes with some perks that are hard to ignore. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is graphically inferior to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions, which is to be expected, given Nintendo's less powerful hardware. Details are diminished, and the frame rate struggles to be stable in busy areas. But while all of these problems are very noticeable when playing on a high-definition TV, they are much less obvious playing in handheld mode. The smaller size and lower resolution of Nintendo's screen means that lost visual details aren't as readily apparent. If you plan to play this masterpiece on Switch, best stick to playing away from your 4K TV. Note, too, that if you intend to download this game from the Nintendo store rather than purchase a physical copy in a store, you may need to also purchase a memory card since the installation file is larger than the Switch's onboard storage.

But players unworried by these -- not inconsequential -- problems can confidently jump into this otherwise impressive port. Being able to play this sweeping, action-packed, and narratively complex game filled with memorable characters and places while on the go is a real treat. The combat mechanics have aged well, and the storytelling and character development still sit at the pinnacle of the genre. Even more exciting is that all of the downloadable content -- both paid and free -- that was released for the original game is bundled with the Switch version. The two expansions are so huge and satisfying that returning players who didn't buy and play them in the original game would likely get their money's worth if that's all they played this time around. Mature players interested in experiencing one of the best role-playing games ever made in portable form are in for a real treat with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition.

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