Netflix’s The Witcher has clearly been something of a hit. Folk from all around have been inspired by the fantasy show to dive into the excellent series of video games from CD Projekt RED while they wait for the next series. Specifically The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – a game I would genuinely force everyone on the planet to play if I could.
The good news is that there’s never been a better time for the curious among you to get into The Witcher games and learn a little more about Geralt’s world. Over on digital storefront GOG, there’s a massive sale on right now for every single Witcher game currently available.
The fittingly titled “Witcher Universe Collection” is currently £19.85 (down from £88.45), and contains The Witcher Enhanced Edition, The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings Enhanced Edition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Of The Year Edition, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, and The Witcher Adventure Game.
To be clear, that’s the three full RPGs with all of the added content, plus two genuinely good spinoff games for less than £20. I’d pay that for the The Witcher 3 on its own to be honest – the rest is just a lovely bonus. The deal is only available until January 5th at 2pm (UK time), so get in fast if you fancy it.
If you’re completely new to The Witcher games but want to check them out of the back off the Netflix show, I would honestly recommend starting with The Witcher 3 before diving into the first two games. It’s easily the best of the bunch, and while you might feel a bit lost at first, the dialogue does a good job of bringing you up to speed eventually.
Once you’ve had your fill of The Witcher 3, I’d then suggest heading back and checking out the first two. They haven’t aged terribly well, but they’re still decent enough action RPGs with rich worlds to explore and lots to offer. That’s how I’d do it anyway, you should of course tackle the games in any order you want. Or not at all. Completely up to you.
In other Witchery news, fans of the Netflix show will no doubt be glad to learn that despite the many Game of Thrones comparisons, there’s one area in which The Witcher, will most definitely be standing apart. In a recently resurfaced interview, Andrejz Sapowski, author of The Witcher series of novels, vowed that Ed Sheeran would never appear to sing a song on the show.