Global Game Awards
The Witcher III
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The Witcher III
  • Best RPG
  • Best Open World
  • Best Story
  • Best Audio
  • Best Visuals
  • Best Innovators
  • Game Of The Year 2015
The Witcher III
Best RPG
The Witcher III
What list of the greatest RPGs of 2015 would be complete without the mighty The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Not this one, that’s for sure. CD Projekt Red’s magnum opus is a herculean effort in crafting an open-world adventure. More ambitious than just about anything out there, The Witcher 3 is a sprawling, sometimes chaotic, but always involving journey that truly makes the player feel like they are Geralt, living his adventure.
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Best Open World
The Witcher III
For those who picked up a physical copy of The Witcher 3, just the act of unfurling the gigantic map was a joy. Even that still didn’t do justice to the sheer size of its world though, which is packed things to do, sights to see and people to meet. CD Projekt RED know a thing or two about world design, and that’s why The Witcher 3 is one of the most fascinating, oftentimes jaw dropping, and immersive open worlds of all time.
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Best Story
The Witcher III
For a game as huge and all encompassing as The Witcher 3, it’s surprising just how consistently it maintains the quality of its narrative. Sprawling side quests can stretch off into grander adventures than most entire games achieve, and all of these threads arcs round to a satisfying conclusion. Where The Witcher 3 stands head and shoulders above the rest, however, is in that Bloody Baron quest line, which is simultaneously epic and a microcosm of a family drama.
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Best Audio
The Witcher III
There’s a certain amount of arrogance that comes with including an honest to goodness music CD with all the copies of your game, but once more CD Projekt RED was bang on the money. The Witcher 3’s soundtrack is an incredible orchestral score that lends weight to every event in the Northern Kingdoms. This is topped off by some of finest voice acting we’ve heard in years, all achieved in an open-world with hundreds, if not thousands of uniquely voiced characters.
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Best Visuals
The Witcher III
Some games do minute attention to detail. Others, like The Witcher 3, craft entire worlds. CD Projekt RED’s RPG is one of the grandest games we’ve ever laid eyes. Around every bend there’s a jaw dropping view. In every town there’s a bustling community. The Witcher 3 feels alive in a way few games ever had, and a lot of this comes down to the sublime level of visual polish applied.
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Best Innovators
The Witcher III
The Witcher 3 might not to be the first thing you think of what you think of innovation. It excels in almost every area, but what does it actually bring to the table that’s new? Top tier side quests. In an age where games are loaded with filler content designed to pad out the length and provide bullet points on the back of the box, The Witcher 3 comes along and delivers the most engaging side quests of all time. CD Projekt RED took so much care over every little detail that much of the non-essential content is of a higher quality than the main storyline.
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Game Of The Year 2015
The Witcher III
After a painful delay saw The Witcher 3 slip into 2015, we've all at last had a chance to experience Geralt's most incredible adventure yet. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is packed with things to do, people to see, quests to uncover and, erm, women to charm off their feet. Gorgeous to look at, incredible to play, and hundreds of hours long, The Witcher 3 is a reinvention of the Western RPG.
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